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E. Lynn Harris
Format Paperback
Dimensions 5.17 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.75 (d)
Pages 256
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date January 2010
ISBN 9780307278678
Book ISBN 10 0307278670
About Book

AJ Richardson is living the good life. Thanks to his longtime lover, NBA star Dray Jones, he has a gorgeous townhouse in New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles, and an MBA he’s never had to use. Built on a deep and abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both. But when Dray’s teammates begin to ask insinuating questions, Dray puts their doubts to rest by marrying Judi, a beautiful and ambitious woman. Judi knows nothing about Dray's “other life.” Or does she?
In Basketball Jones, E. Lynn Harris explores the consequences of loving someone who is desperate to conform. Filled with nonstop twists and turns, it will keep readers riveted from the first page to the last.


Publishers Weekly

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. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

In this latest from Harris (Just Too Good To Be True), Aldridge James and longtime lover Dray are on the downlow and must keep their relationship hidden because of Dray's status as a famous NBA star. To quell rumors, Dray decides to get married, but someone finds out his secret and tries to blackmail him.

—Ann Burns