By Eric Jerome Dickey

Cheaters is the booklet that broke new floor for Eric Jerome Dickey, following the skyrocketing good fortune of his first 3 number 1 Blackboard bestsellers, Sister, Sister, pals and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee. Cheaters takes on a bigger canvas and forged of characters, and fearlessly explores how undesirable even stable humans can occasionally behave within the online game of affection. It has earned Dickey much more unswerving readers, and used to be selected as Blackboard’s most sensible e-book of the Year.

In Cheaters, Stephan loves em and leaves em, similar to his daddy. Chanté thinks she’s stumbled on her dream man—until his spouse and youngsters come banging on her door. Jake is a player—left with undesirable goals he simply can’t shake. Darnell is correct to his wife...but the temptation’s getting harder on a daily basis. Tammy is stuck among the fellow she loves, and the girl he’s promised to. And whereas Karen lectures her acquaintances approximately being silly, she would possibly not stay as much as her personal excessive standards...

This is the realm of Eric Jerome Dickey. It’s heart-wrenching and hilarious, clever and soulful, and as sincere and recognizable as your own—and that of all people who by no means enjoyed you back.

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Provide me approximately an hour. ” “Okay. ” I yawned. “Give me instructions for your ponderosa. ” He did, then stated, “Playing it secure, huh? ” “Playing it secure. See you among midday and one. ” I made it to Stephan’s round . He met me out entrance of his house, then had me park. He drove me to Wal-Mart to get a clear out and oil and no matter what else i wished. after we acquired again and he parked below his wood carport, I had a glance round in any respect the Mexican hands and evergreen timber that covered the beige and brown condos. those on his facet had stalls, however the ones dealing with his had indifferent garages. the entire structures have been concerning the comparable beige coloration of stucco as mine. That used to be pretty well the outline of each condo, house, and development within the region. I requested him, “Any devices on the market round the following? ” “Plenty. everyone is nonetheless getting laid off, so vendors are bailing left and correct. I’ve visible a couple of three-day notices tacked on doorways. a number of have needed to get got rid of by way of the sheriff. My blood brother Darnell did illegal detainers for certainly one of my friends. humans moved in, didn’t pay hire, then wouldn’t stream out. ” “A lot to think about earlier than you begin attempting to be a landlord. ” “That’s why I’ll by no means do it. ” We have been strolling up his shaky concrete stairs whilst a door opened and an individual on the best caught her head out. She used to be in a housecoat and rollers. in the beginning i assumed it used to be his female friend due to her frown, but if I took a better glance, i presumed it'd be his mom. Even nearer, i presumed grandmother. “Hi, Stephan. ” the girl spoke to him yet stared at me. “I heard you out right here portray this morning on the dawn. ” I smelled the paint that she used to be speaking approximately. I didn’t be aware of why the girl was once gawking. perhaps it was once my eco-friendly spandex shorts and outsized red T-shirt that troubled the lady. Her eyes made me suppose like i used to be butt bare. “How’re you at the present time, Rebecca? ” Stephan smiled and brought me. I acknowledged, “Good afternoon. ” Rebecca adjusted her outfits, grew to become up her nostril. “Hi. ” Then the heifer closed her door. Closed it tough. rattling. I him within and enable my nosiness take over. My eyes went on a trip and looked at every little thing whilst he stepped out onto his patio. After he got here again in with an armful of garments and headed for the bed room, I opened the patio door and stepped out, peeped contained in the open air garage closet he left open. there has been a dryer subsequent to a steel bookcase. A basketball. Deflated soccer. Tennis racquets. loads of how-to-fix-this and how-to-make-that manuals have been at the glass bookcase within the lounge. Electronics books. desktop manuals. Stacks of tattered Wall road Journals and day-by-day announcements have been withering away in a rack by means of his leisure heart. eco-friendly leather-based couch, love seat, and ottoman. position smelled like potpourri. Beige carpet, white partitions made the room glance larger. Stereo within the lounge, no tv. vegetation on every one finish desk and at the kitchen counter. extraordinary to date. No pinkie ring. No Jheri curl. No come-ons. Karen’s voice got here to existence within my head, and jarred me: Stupidest sister with a level… “Nice place,” I informed Stephan.

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