Tempted by Trouble: A Novel

Tempted by Trouble: A Novel

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It’s love and bullets—Dickey style—in this blistering novel about a couple who says yes to big time risks when playing it safe stops paying off…

Dmytryk and Cora Knight were a respectable couple with a solid, comfortable life on the affluent side of Detroit—until a crippling recession annihilates their careers, and they find themselves desperate to hold on.

Then a powerful crime boss gives them an opportunity to buy back their old lives. All Dmytryk has to do is rob a few banks: two minutes, in and out, nobody gets hurt. But no sooner does he begin his new life of crime than Cora disappears without a trace.

Now, more determined than ever to get his life back on track, Dmytryk is only one bank job away from moving on and finding Cora. But when the job goes dangerously wrong, Dmytryk realizes that destiny has other plans for him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501272912
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1961

Place of Birth:

Memphis, Tennessee


B.S., University of Memphis, 1983

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Reads4Pleasure More than 1 year ago
For an author that started out writing from the woman's point of view, Eric Jerome Dickey has certainly evolved. If you've followed his writing career, you'll remember the days when his stories were considered the male answer to Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale. They were funny, they were romantic, they were light. I can remember commenting to a fellow reader years ago that he wrote with a woman's voice so well that if I didn't know he was a man, I would have assumed he was a woman. I've noticed in recent years that he has shied away from romantic lit as a whole and has begun to hide it within darker, sexier novels. Though he started bringing the sexy in 2003's The Other Woman, the first time I noticed him bringing a whole lot of sexy was in 2008's Pleasure. An older relative gave it to me for Christmas and I blushed so much through out it that all I could hope was that she hadn't read it prior to giving it to me. With the beginning of the Gideon series, 2007's Sleeping with Strangers, Dickey introduced us to the darker, more masculine side of his stories. If I remember correctly, this was really the first time that his lead character was a male. A killer for hire, Gideon is the focus of four books, which is somewhat unusual for the author. He seems to like to utilizing characters for one story and then moving on from them. It would seem that he found his voice within Gideon. Tempted by Trouble introduces the reader to a new character, Dmytryk Knight. An out of work former executive turned assembly line worker, Dmytryk is struggling to maintain his home, his marriage and his sanity in Detroit. His out of work wife, Cora, has taken to stripping to bring money into the house while Dmytryk picks up odd jobs here and there. A chance encounter in the strip club introduces Dmytryk to a way of life that he never imagined, as the getaway man for a crew of bank robbers. Dmytryk isn't cut out for the life of a thief, but if it keeps Cora happy, he's willing to do it. When his latest heist goes wrong and Cora disappears, Dmytryk has to decide if this is really the path he wants to continue down. With fast paced writing and several twists and turns, Eric Jerome Dickey has created yet another page turner. What did you like about this book? There were quite a few unexpected surprises and I loved that. What didn't you like about this book? Dickey never comes out and tells the reader what race Dmytryk is. One could infer from his parents names, as well as his, that his origins are European, but the fact that he was born and raised in Detroit and attended Cass Technical High, a predominantly black school leads you to wonder if he's black. I would suspect that the author wanted to leave it up to the reader to decide. Ultimately it doesn't matter what race Dmytryk is since this isn't a black or white story, but a human story. What could the author do to improve this book? Dmytryk is the lead character and so much of the story is built around him. I would have liked more background on the other players though.
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Aliwishus_III More than 1 year ago
I suppose that I'm still on a natural high with the Gideon series which makes me a little biased but this book was a little too slow for me. It started slow, didn't have much action and left me feeling like I wasted a little bit of my time (1.5 days exactly). The ending just wasn't "complete" to me and I felt that the story dragged on in some places. Not bad but could have been much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt that this book could have been better. It was just too slow for me and didn't pick up until towards the end. It felt as if something was missing and I didn't really care for the ending. I expected more, especially after just finishing the Gideon series, which I thought were 4 AWESOME reads. Overall, the book wasn't bad and I would definitely recommend if you're an EJD fan, but for me it was just okay, and I LOVE most of his books. On a good note, I really did like the lead character and his personality is what kept me intrigued and interested enough to finish the book.
Dr_Read-A-Lot More than 1 year ago
While I am not one of the newer fans of Dickey's erotica, I do applaud his amazing new book. I am a "die-hard" fan of Eric Jerome Dickey, so I was not sure he could be any better than his series of books [Sleeping with Strangers begining the first]. He surpassed my previous expectations and blew away all my doubts. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a new book by E.J. Dickey to blow his/her mind.
mochabutterfly More than 1 year ago
It had its moments but overall this was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the story itself was very slow hard to stay intrested and i am a huge fan of eric jerome dickey i have all of his book hell he has his own shelf in my nook but i am sad to say this was a waste of money!!!
Ashlandbeauty More than 1 year ago
I love love love Eric Jerome Dickey, but this was by far one of his worst books ever. I read th whole think, thinking that it would get better. I was very disappointed in this story. Luckily I won't hold this one bad read against him, but he definately needs to step up his game on his next book.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence to the last I couldn't put this book down. Full of murder and may ham it was thrilling to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started off slow and I just couldn't get into it enough to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual he created another masterpiece!!! Thanks for giving some of us LIFE through fiction.
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I love it
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This book took to long to get too the pointokit kept my attention however i kept thinking when what & why I'vereadbeter from him
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TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
Wow what a ride
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Another good one from EJD!
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