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E. Lynn Harris has wowed and seduced more than three million readers with the wicked drama and undeniable heart in his novels. Now hes back with another winner sure to top the bestseller lists—a rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, betrayal . . . and blackmail.

Aldridge James “AJ” Richardson is living the good life. He has a gorgeous town house in always-flavorful New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles from jet-setting around the country on a whim, and an MBA—but hes never had to work a regular job. He owes it all to his longtime lover, Dray Jones. Dray Jones the rich and famous NBA star. They fell in love in college when AJ was hired to tutor Dray, a freshman on the basketball team. But Dray knew if he wanted to make it to the big time, he must juggle his public image and his private desires. Built on a deep, abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both, but when Drays teammates begin to ask insinuating questions about AJ, Dray puts their doubts to rest by marrying Judi, a beautiful and ambitious woman. Judi knows nothing about Drays “other life.” Or does she?

In Basketball Jones, E. Lynn Harris explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow. Filled with nonstop twists and turns, it will keep readers riveted from the first page to the last.

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"AJ Richardson, the hero of Harris's raucous latest, has been the secret boyfriend of NBA star Drayton Jones for seven years. AJ is only too happy to keep their relationship under wraps — after all, with European trips and spending sprees financed by Dray, what's there to complain about? But when gold-digger Judi Ledbetter nets Dray and his fat wallet, things get tricky. Soon, they're married, Judi gets pregnant, and she's gunning to drive AJ out of Dray's life permanently. Blackmail, intrigue and double-crosses round out this fun little romp." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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E. Lynn Harris returns to explore the down low culture that made his first novel "Invisible Life" a groundbreaking phenomenon in his latest rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, and betrayal.

About the Author

E. LYNN HARRIS is the author of ten previous novels and the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. His recent novels Just Too Good to be True, I Say a Little Prayer, A Love of My Own, and Any Way the Wind Blows hit the bestseller lists in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other publications. Harris divides his time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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meninaiscrazy, April 15, 2009 (view all comments by meninaiscrazy)
A wonderful new book by Harris. The main characters work well and everything makes for a interesting tale.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767926270
Author:
Harris, E Lynn
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Harris, E. Lynn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Basketball stories
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
African American gays
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090127
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.60x5.98x.97 in. .80 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780767926270 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "AJ Richardson, the hero of Harris's raucous latest, has been the secret boyfriend of NBA star Drayton Jones for seven years. AJ is only too happy to keep their relationship under wraps — after all, with European trips and spending sprees financed by Dray, what's there to complain about? But when gold-digger Judi Ledbetter nets Dray and his fat wallet, things get tricky. Soon, they're married, Judi gets pregnant, and she's gunning to drive AJ out of Dray's life permanently. Blackmail, intrigue and double-crosses round out this fun little romp." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , E. Lynn Harris returns to explore the down low culture that made his first novel "Invisible Life" a groundbreaking phenomenon in his latest rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, and betrayal.
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