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Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far f Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces on the same day as a major job. Margaux is pregnant, bitter, and desperate: she needs $50,000 immediately, and she isn't above blackmailing Ken to get it. Yet even as the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family, Ken's latest contract spirals quickly out of control, and he finds it is not only his daughter looking to seek revenge. With the strong characters, heart-pounding action, and intense passion he is known for, New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey lays bare a tale of lust and angst that will leave readers breathless.


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Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far f Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces on the same day as a major job. Margaux is pregnant, bitter, and desperate: she needs $50,000 immediately, and she isn't above blackmailing Ken to get it. Yet even as the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family, Ken's latest contract spirals quickly out of control, and he finds it is not only his daughter looking to seek revenge. With the strong characters, heart-pounding action, and intense passion he is known for, New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey lays bare a tale of lust and angst that will leave readers breathless.

30 review for Bad Men and Wicked Women

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tia

    My official rating is 2.5. This was a history lesson, a rant, and political commentary wrapped around a subpar plot. I enjoyed the lessons and commentary to a degree. It drudged on for the entire book and tired me as I was trying to find the plot. Much of the language was redundant. I was over it all by 30% in. Many of my book friends raved about 'The Blackbird' and 'Gideon'. Also, I'd heard much praise, over the years, about his books that when I saw he had a new release, I didn't want to miss My official rating is 2.5. This was a history lesson, a rant, and political commentary wrapped around a subpar plot. I enjoyed the lessons and commentary to a degree. It drudged on for the entire book and tired me as I was trying to find the plot. Much of the language was redundant. I was over it all by 30% in. Many of my book friends raved about 'The Blackbird' and 'Gideon'. Also, I'd heard much praise, over the years, about his books that when I saw he had a new release, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to read it. To my dismay, this book just wasn't for me. I couldn't mesh with the dialogue, but could appreciate the message. I was given an eArc via Netgalley by the publisher.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    Good history mixed into a pretty good story. 8 of 10 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kelsie Maxwell

    I hate reviews with spoilers so you won't read any here. All you'll get is my humble opinion about the quality of this novel. I love Eric Jerome Dickey and Bad Men and Wicked Women lives up to the hype. The characters are on point, as usual. Ken Smith and Jake Ellis are in it up to their eyeballs with the women in their lives and the danger posed by their “job”. This story is action packed with a little ghetto love thrown in for good measure. I was up all night with this one. Another must-read. I hate reviews with spoilers so you won't read any here. All you'll get is my humble opinion about the quality of this novel. I love Eric Jerome Dickey and Bad Men and Wicked Women lives up to the hype. The characters are on point, as usual. Ken Smith and Jake Ellis are in it up to their eyeballs with the women in their lives and the danger posed by their “job”. This story is action packed with a little ghetto love thrown in for good measure. I was up all night with this one. Another must-read. I was chosen to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brown Girl Reading

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  5. 5 out of 5

    LiteraryMarie

    Ken Swift is a complicated man: tangled in romance by day, dangerous enforcer by night. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, in lust with a neighbor, and a strong desire to know a fourth woman. He is haunted by old memories that are suddenly in his face. His daughter Margaux appears out of nowhere demanding a large sum of money. Meanwhile, Ken Swift is actively working a major job that puts his life at risk. The father-daughter reunion is bittersweet. Ken Swift wants nothing more than t Ken Swift is a complicated man: tangled in romance by day, dangerous enforcer by night. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, in lust with a neighbor, and a strong desire to know a fourth woman. He is haunted by old memories that are suddenly in his face. His daughter Margaux appears out of nowhere demanding a large sum of money. Meanwhile, Ken Swift is actively working a major job that puts his life at risk. The father-daughter reunion is bittersweet. Ken Swift wants nothing more than to rebuild a relationship and catch up on all he's missed in Margaux's life. But she is concerned with one thing only: getting $50,000 to solve a problem and help secure a future for her unborn child. If she has to blackmail her own father, then so be it. Looking back on EJD's earlier works, it is evident that he has grown as an author and has a new writing style...a whole different genre actually (sensual thriller). His books were great then and classics now. Reading Bad Women and Wicked Women made me miss the older books: Genevieve, Milk in my Coffee, and Cheaters just to name a few. The lust is still there. The intense passion is magnified. But I miss the relatable characters. The characters in this new novel have little in common with the every day person. But kudos to the book cover that is an eye-catching representation of black art today. My main dislike of Bad Men and Wicked Women is the social activism rants disguised as lengthy dialogue. There are whole pages of one character rambling about bits of culture and politics. Yes, there are very good points addressed and topics mentioned that make you think. But it's just too heavy! In fact, it gives the impression that this is EJD spewing his own opinions through the pages of fiction. Perhaps this is the author's way of using his platform to bring awareness. I have come to expect a new EJD novel every April. Sadly, this one has let me down. Happy Pub Day, Eric Jerome Dickey! Bad Men and Wicked Women is now available. LiteraryMarie

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ka’leneReads

    This is a GoodRead!.....Now there were a few moments that I was like ok enuff, but overall definitely an EJD read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lekeisha The Booknerd

    *3.5 stars* Bad Men and Wicked Women is an entertaining read. Is it my favorite Dickey book? No. I loved it because it was hard to put down, even if I spent a good qtr of it rolling my eyes. I little too much going on with these characters. I absorbed the relevant topics of discussion, I abhorred the rest. Margaux needs an intervention. Seriously, the girl is all twisted the hell up inside. Hell, the outside, too. Ken & Jake? I'm still trying to picture these two men. Trying to wrap my head aroun *3.5 stars* Bad Men and Wicked Women is an entertaining read. Is it my favorite Dickey book? No. I loved it because it was hard to put down, even if I spent a good qtr of it rolling my eyes. I little too much going on with these characters. I absorbed the relevant topics of discussion, I abhorred the rest. Margaux needs an intervention. Seriously, the girl is all twisted the hell up inside. Hell, the outside, too. Ken & Jake? I'm still trying to picture these two men. Trying to wrap my head around what they do for a living. Mr. & Mrs. Garrett were the entertaining factors. This was like something out of an old movie! I don't want to spoil anything, because this is something that you have to decide for yourself if it's your type of read. Sex tapes, attempted murder, murder, extortion.... take your pick.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Angel

    I really wanted to like this book. I just couldn't get into it. Someone asked what this book was about, I couldn't even explain and I was 70% done. I just wasn't sure where it was going. I think I went into thinking it was going to be like the Gideon series which I absolutely loved. I felt as though it took to long to get to the plot but at the same time the ending was rushed. Seems like this may be the coming of a new series not sure if I'll pick up the next if this is the case. I really wanted to like this book. I just couldn't get into it. Someone asked what this book was about, I couldn't even explain and I was 70% done. I just wasn't sure where it was going. I think I went into thinking it was going to be like the Gideon series which I absolutely loved. I felt as though it took to long to get to the plot but at the same time the ending was rushed. Seems like this may be the coming of a new series not sure if I'll pick up the next if this is the case.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sheena

    Interesting. I had a strong connection to the main character but no ties to anyone else really. Slow to start, felt like the novel was getting away, but it finally takes off nicely once things get started. Heavy with some of the history passages, but solid overall.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Tyler

    The first 25% reminded me of the language used in a Tarantino film and I’m really not a fan of his.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Latiffany

    Caution-I don't discuss specific deatils of the book, but I do go into the plot, so read with caution. I am a long time reader of Eric Jerome Dickey. I preorder his books and read everything that he writes, so please know that I am approaching this review with respect for the author. This is not a good book. Eric Jerome Dickey wanted to use his platform to discuss current and past social and political issues and he is well within his right. However, this plot is paper thin and really doesn't hav Caution-I don't discuss specific deatils of the book, but I do go into the plot, so read with caution. I am a long time reader of Eric Jerome Dickey. I preorder his books and read everything that he writes, so please know that I am approaching this review with respect for the author. This is not a good book. Eric Jerome Dickey wanted to use his platform to discuss current and past social and political issues and he is well within his right. However, this plot is paper thin and really doesn't have anything to do with anything. I had put some thought into this. Why do I love some of Dickey's work (The Gideon series) and why do I feel like some of his work falls completely flat (One Night and this current title). I know that he is not a bad writer. I think that he is utilizing various writing techniques that I may be unfamiliar with and just can't relate to. This story is literally a group of characters running around over the course of one outlandish day having very long, deep intimate conversations in that rushed Olivia Pope and Associates style. As I mentioned these conversations revolve around stolen art, colorism, racism, intra racism, the (mis) treatment of women, immigration, the plight of Black men, the value that society places on white men, presidential administrations, to kneel or not to kneel at a football game, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kevin Hart's affair, the overuse of hashtags-whatever current event that you can think of is in this book. A bit of murder is tossed in as well. This book reflects our current social existence and political climate with a sub par plot buried within. I prefer strong plots that reflect the time in which the story is being told, but do not overshadow the story. The bottom line is I did not like this book, but will definitely preorder the next one without a second thought. Dickey keeps writing and I keep buying.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chris Jackson

    i thought it was pretty well written, and Eric Jerome Dickey doesn’t ever really disappoint. Coming off of The Blackbirds, this wasn’t AS good to me, but it was still decent nonetheless and i would recommend it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Bad Men and Wicked Women I Picked Up This Book Because: It’s been a long time since I picked up and EJD book and the cover to this one was irresistible. The Characters: Ken Swift: Jake Ellis, Margaux, several other characters whose importance to the storyline I could not determine The Story: This book did more annoying me than entertaining me so I had to call it quits. I wanted to find out what was going on with Margaux, I really did, but I couldn’t take all the stalling. T Bad Men and Wicked Women I Picked Up This Book Because: It’s been a long time since I picked up and EJD book and the cover to this one was irresistible. The Characters: Ken Swift: Jake Ellis, Margaux, several other characters whose importance to the storyline I could not determine The Story: This book did more annoying me than entertaining me so I had to call it quits. I wanted to find out what was going on with Margaux, I really did, but I couldn’t take all the stalling. The political rants were distracting. The narrator's incessant yelling as JakeEllis and whispering as one of the female characters grated on my nerves. The fight with KenSwift’s so called girlfriend was the last straw. Really, KenSwift get over the bullshit with the ex. Man up or move on. Oh and I type everyone’s name as one word on purpose because whenever a name is called (except Margaux) it’s said first and last all together, which was just strange. I would love to find out the conclusion of this book because I think the mystery of Margaux was interesting however I need the cliff notes version. The Random Thoughts: DNF so no rating

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bin Blogs Books

    With very layered strong characters, this book should have been right up my alley but despite that I was kinda frustrated more than entertained. I at once couldn't stop reading as I rolled my eyes, cringed, and thought more than once 'where exactly is this story going'. I got halfway through and just couldn't continue. I hate to give up on a well written story, but over halfway through there really needs to be more of the plot revealed. Strong cultural, political and spiritual commentary reflect With very layered strong characters, this book should have been right up my alley but despite that I was kinda frustrated more than entertained. I at once couldn't stop reading as I rolled my eyes, cringed, and thought more than once 'where exactly is this story going'. I got halfway through and just couldn't continue. I hate to give up on a well written story, but over halfway through there really needs to be more of the plot revealed. Strong cultural, political and spiritual commentary reflective of the community we come from makes me sad I couldn't force my way through to the end. Thanks, First to Read, for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tamara

    It was just okay!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mathis Bailey

    This was like Bad Boys meets Training Day meets Jack Reacher. There was a whole lot of action, butt kicking, and blackmailing. I enjoyed it. A fun ride. I liked all the pop culture references and social commentary throughout. The only thing that had me puzzling was, what happened to Jimi Lee? The main character's ex-wife. She came into one scene and vanished. Her character was very short lived. Or perhaps I missed something. That was the only thing that felt odd and stood out. The story is about This was like Bad Boys meets Training Day meets Jack Reacher. There was a whole lot of action, butt kicking, and blackmailing. I enjoyed it. A fun ride. I liked all the pop culture references and social commentary throughout. The only thing that had me puzzling was, what happened to Jimi Lee? The main character's ex-wife. She came into one scene and vanished. Her character was very short lived. Or perhaps I missed something. That was the only thing that felt odd and stood out. The story is about a hit man, Ken Swift, who is sent to settle old business with a wealthy smuggler (or some sort) and finds out he might've met his match. He later reconnects with his estranged daughter who has her own hidden agenda and adds fuel to the fire.. I would recommend it if you're looking for something fun and action packed. The scenes are long, but it moves relatively fast with all the witty dialogue. The sex scenes are very tamed, but the language is graphic and racially charged.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chandra

    This book was released today. How are there reviews already? I’ll start it tonight 😝, currently excited about this one!! Love his style of writing ✍🏾.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nascha

    Started off really interesting and full of conflict but then slowed down a little in the middle. I am used to more twists and turns from EJD, but I enjoyed meeting these new batch of characters and would love to read about them again.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This was just an OK read for me. It started out slow to me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne

    I had a really hard time reading this book. It was very slow for me. I almost stopped reading it but I finished it because its hard to do a review if you don't fully read a book so I forced myself too. This book was not my cup of tea but if you like the description it might be worth a read. Part of my problem might be is I thought that the book was a romance novel and I swear it was labeled that way from the site I got it from, but I must have been wrong because this was not really a romance nov I had a really hard time reading this book. It was very slow for me. I almost stopped reading it but I finished it because its hard to do a review if you don't fully read a book so I forced myself too. This book was not my cup of tea but if you like the description it might be worth a read. Part of my problem might be is I thought that the book was a romance novel and I swear it was labeled that way from the site I got it from, but I must have been wrong because this was not really a romance novel. There was maybe a few pages worth of romance in it. It was more of an action book. There was definitely a lot of violence in it. I really liked that many of the characters were well educated. The book is written where even though it wasn't my thing I could actually envision things that were going on. The main character Ken Swift is working as an enforcer. I actually liked him a little bit, he wasn't to evil. I could not stand his daughter Margaux but she was rude right from the get go. She did end up being less spoiled in the end and being more tolerable. The ending was good. I am afraid if I write too much more that I will spoil too much of the book. I got this for free to read in exchange for an honest opinion from First to read. The opinions in this review are 100% my own.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ady

    One reviewer said that it reads like a Tarantino movie. That reviewer is dead on. Salty language from corrupt characters doing evil deeds. I kinda liked it! 😉

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    2.25 Stars. I give the plot of this 1 star, the characters 2 stars, and the writing 3 stars. I find some of Eric Jerome Dickey’s characters very unrealistic and hard to relate to in his action type novels so at times I stop caring about them and what’s happening. The thing I really liked was the discussion about many important issues that takes place in the dialogue even though it seems random and not the best time( middle of fight scenes while characters are bleeding). I prefer this author’s boo 2.25 Stars. I give the plot of this 1 star, the characters 2 stars, and the writing 3 stars. I find some of Eric Jerome Dickey’s characters very unrealistic and hard to relate to in his action type novels so at times I stop caring about them and what’s happening. The thing I really liked was the discussion about many important issues that takes place in the dialogue even though it seems random and not the best time( middle of fight scenes while characters are bleeding). I prefer this author’s books that are more realistic in regards to the characters and the situations they go through.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nakia

    This was a difficult read for me because of the slow burn of the plot. Half way through the story and the action is just starting to pick up. Way too much diaglog that I thought was unnecessary. I almost put the book down several times, but managed to get through it. Overall, this was not my favorite EJD read and I'm a bit disappointed. He finished the story strong, but it took too long to get there. This was a difficult read for me because of the slow burn of the plot. Half way through the story and the action is just starting to pick up. Way too much diaglog that I thought was unnecessary. I almost put the book down several times, but managed to get through it. Overall, this was not my favorite EJD read and I'm a bit disappointed. He finished the story strong, but it took too long to get there.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shavonna

    This was an ok read, it is not like his usual books, it started off really slow to me and I felt like he was using this book to get out his frustrations on some of the things that is going on today. The story of Ken Swift and his daughter Margaux and their estranged relationship was a good storyline once he actually gets to their story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I've read a few of Eric Jerome Dickey's books over the years and enjoyed them so naturally I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately it was a total let down. This book was so boring to say the least and his constant dialogues about race were a bit too much for me. I was able to finish it because I was curious about why his daughter came to him but that turned out to be a let down too. I've read a few of Eric Jerome Dickey's books over the years and enjoyed them so naturally I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately it was a total let down. This book was so boring to say the least and his constant dialogues about race were a bit too much for me. I was able to finish it because I was curious about why his daughter came to him but that turned out to be a let down too.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Peta

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  27. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Ten 🌟🌟’s a little Political but very relevant.. Sexy, raw, emotional.. A must read..

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ka’leneReads

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  29. 4 out of 5

    patrick Lorelli

    Set in Los Angels the book opens with Ken Swift an enforcer meeting his adult daughter who was taken to Africa when she was young after her mother remarried. Dealing with past divorce and looking at the current relationships. The author takes you on a ride through Los Angeles. The history of Los Angeles from the different riots to other social trends that have been set aside or moved aside by whomever. With Jake being blackmailed by his daughter for 50,000 dollars. He and his partner Jake Ellis s Set in Los Angels the book opens with Ken Swift an enforcer meeting his adult daughter who was taken to Africa when she was young after her mother remarried. Dealing with past divorce and looking at the current relationships. The author takes you on a ride through Los Angeles. The history of Los Angeles from the different riots to other social trends that have been set aside or moved aside by whomever. With Jake being blackmailed by his daughter for 50,000 dollars. He and his partner Jake Ellis still have a job to do and enforcing that part will keep them busy for a few days. With constant dialogue, action the story moves along at a good pace. The authors other sub-topics about L.A. for me were good living in the area and either having friends or family go through some of those times, the author does touch on some of the real reason’s tensions were high and also how people have forgotten. Overall a good book from start to finish, there were a few times it dragged for me, a good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I GAVE IT 4 STARS. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

  30. 4 out of 5

    Romona

    So it had some good history and political truth tied into an explosive story line. It had some ghetto love thrown into truth about family and racism. I loved the story line and had read Before We Were Wicked first and then this one. All though BWWW started off as a little high school it quickly changed into more than that with the story line. Loved both especially with the two books together. I feel like there was a complete transition and I wasn’t left feeling like there was no closure or endin So it had some good history and political truth tied into an explosive story line. It had some ghetto love thrown into truth about family and racism. I loved the story line and had read Before We Were Wicked first and then this one. All though BWWW started off as a little high school it quickly changed into more than that with the story line. Loved both especially with the two books together. I feel like there was a complete transition and I wasn’t left feeling like there was no closure or ending. Loved the characters and hated others only because there was depth to them all.

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