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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,079 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Jerome Dickey Narrator: Patricia R. Floyd, Ezra Knight, Kim Staunton Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781436142076
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From the number one Blackboard bestselling author of Cheaters comes this story of two couples looking for lasting love. Friends and Lovers is filled with the colorful dialog, vivid characters, and sophistication that have become Dickey’s trademarks. Leonard and Tyrel are close buddies, Debra and Shelby are best girlfriends. When Debra meets Leonard, she has just decided to give up the singles game. Any man who wants her will have to want marriage, too. Shelby, on the other hand, is instantly attracted to Tyrel. Eager to be together, they don’t want to consider the consequences of their haste. As each pair searches for the key to happiness, they find that the answer will depend on acts of love, not ideals. Sassy and sexy, set against the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles, Friends and Lovers explores all the angles of big-city romance.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 De | 2/13/2014

    " My absolute favorite EJD book. I take this one out and reread it when I just want a satisfying story to read. The friendships and relationships and real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanetta | 2/11/2014

    " Friends and Lovers was a sad, but conceptual novel. Eric Jerome Dickey's books always gives a lesson from the evaluation of the book. This lesson from this book shows that you should not take people for granted, or deny their friendship/relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a non-stop parade of emotions that touched all of my sences. I picked this book up to pass the time and ended up hook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mister Riley | 2/5/2014

    " The first time I saw this book, I said that I would hear from someone else if it was worth it. Did folks let me have it. When I decided to give this author (E.J.D.) a chance, I did not know that he would awaken a part of my imagination that had me laugh, get upset, ALMOST shed a tear, and embrace the beautiful complexities of black friendships/relationships. This was the first book of his, that led me to go on and read some of his other works. If you want to have a good time, pick this up and a cup of coffee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynecia | 2/3/2014

    " This is my favorite E. J. Dickey book of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamela | 1/23/2014

    " A great read, if you haven't read it yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kisses2g | 1/21/2014

    " Sometimes its best to just stay friends rather than trying something that might not work but on the other hand you never know until you try "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 missy | 1/18/2014

    " I love everything this guy writes!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 1/14/2014

    " interesting, kept me wanderin what was gon happen next "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BLACK | 1/13/2014

    " Love it so much that I bought the play also ..:-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanika | 1/1/2014

    " Another great EJD book. It's a great tragic story. A tragic love story. You'll fall in love with the characters and cry when they cry. I love it, it's my favorite by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~*I love Tea*~ | 12/7/2013

    " Ahh Friends and Lovers, I don't have one wrong word to say about this book. I came to know the characters as my very own friends. I loved the book, beautifully written and masterfully presented. Mr. Dickey you have done it again, all hale the king of Romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimi | 11/25/2013

    " I loved this book! It was well written and had the right amount of drama and passion. I can't wait to read another book by him. This was the second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Satyrblade | 8/16/2013

    " Ouch. No author I know writes better dialog, crafts more realistic relationships, and wrings more emotional power out of their fiction than Dickey does. This one cuts close to the bone for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 8/4/2013

    " The book was good.It was very different from the movie.It delt with alot of different situations.I can relate but in a very child being matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ladyamelia | 7/14/2013

    " I first read this book over 10 years ago and it's still one of my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms Goss | 7/12/2013

    " He's one of my favorite authors and he has yet to disappoint me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Now, if I could just get paid for Reading... | 7/8/2013

    " I read this so long ago, I need to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JD Switz | 7/2/2013

    " This is my favorite book of Eric Jerome Dickey's to date. Tyrel and Shelby were my favorite couple, and I'm still heartbroken about Leonard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 6/25/2013

    " A tragic love story. A very good read. Makes you learn not to take the person you love for granted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/14/2013

    " This novel gave me a different perspective on the value of interpersonal relationships. I fell in love with all the characters and could relate to each of them. This one is one of my favourites from EJD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Perez | 11/18/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books. I re-read it every year "

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui Pollock | 10/3/2012

    " This is the first EJD book i read and it was pretty good. I like his books, they get a little freaky but that is all good...there is a little freak in all of us! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 9/10/2012

    " If you don't want to think while you read, I recommend Jerome Dickey. Great for laying by the pool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi Mabry | 8/11/2012

    " This book was so captivating. The characters were real and flawed, which I believe made them relatable. The book was amazing and I was able to see the stage-play a few years back and it was amazing as well. I have read this book numerous times. Definitely one worth reading....it's a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mekz | 7/28/2012

    " This is one of my fav books by EJD. Made me wanna laugh, cry, and get angry all in one. Too bad he has fallen off from this..great book..very realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda Johnson | 7/26/2012

    " I loved this book. It was literally the only book that I never wanted to put down. EJD is an excellent author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/21/2012

    " The characters were great. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 3/24/2012

    " I thought that this book was very interesting it was one of the few books I have read by this author and I truly enjoyed each and everyone of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 1/22/2012

    " This was a excellent book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I read 1/2 the book in 1 day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warner | 12/3/2011

    " Good read. adult "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyanne8f | 8/15/2011

    " This book, is amazing. It keeps you on your toes about event's. It is a ggod book for those who want to fall in love and a taste of what it would be like to fall in love. It is a book, but when you read it you imagen life, it is so realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra Smith | 5/29/2011

    " This book was epic for my first thick book ever at the age of 13. Inspired me to be descriptive without being raw yet still classy and sensual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demiko | 12/6/2010

    " This one, I really loved. I loved the twists and the turns, and it was Jawdropping right from the beginning for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adra | 8/29/2010

    " I absolutely loved this book from the begining to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 3/12/2010

    " My favorite Eric Jerome Dickey Book to date...I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Photojim | 2/15/2010

    " I really enjoyed this look at a world outside of my experience. This is a tale of three people working their way through a war of affection. The characters felt pretty real to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kervin | 12/30/2009

    " Dickey was extremely out of the box in this book and it was indeed a page turner for sure....the sex scenes were explosive! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachion | 7/7/2009

    " I really enjoyed the imagery of this book. Beautiful and sexy. The twist in the the middle alse had me tied emotionally to the constant struggle for love and acceptance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/14/2009

    " I've read this book a few times...it was amazing to read about someone being loved so much by two people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 2/18/2009

    " An excellent novel. How bad will you fight for love? Or what would you do for love? That the questions you will asked yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kittiya | 1/7/2009

    " I wasn't sure I would like this book. I got so mad soo many times at the stupid sh*t the characters kept doing. But before I knew it, it was making me cry and I couldn't put it down. Over all it ended up being a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karrie | 12/29/2008

    " I really like Eric Jerome Dickey, he always has a lot of drama! Which I love! "

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About the Author
Author Eric Jerome DickeyEric Jerome Dickey is the author of twelve novels, including the bestsellers Genevieve, Drive Me Crazy, Naughty or Nice, The Other Woman, and Thieves' Paradise. Dickey writes full time and is developing a six-issue mini-series of comic books for Marvel Enterprises featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther.
About the Narrators

Patricia R. Floyd has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout her career, including Denise Nicholas’ Freshwater Road and Ellease Southerland’s Let the Lion Eat Straw. Balanced with her audiobook work, she has directed several plays at Stamford Theatre Works.

Ezra Knight has appeared in Law & Order and many national commercials, including those for Bank of America and Excedrin. He also has extensive stage experience, which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth.

Kim Staunton is an audiobook narrator and actress known for her performances in Heat, One Life to Live, Changing Lanes, and Law & Order. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School.