With each step I eased down a hallway filled with grand arches. A swanky red carpet led to the meeting area, where men waited for their dates. We exited the undressing room as if we were at a Hollywood premiere.
New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to a character he created in his celebrated novel of erotic daring, Pleasure. Four years have passed in the life of Nia Simone Bijou, and she is approaching the height of her artistic powers. A film she has written is poised for international success, the studio is eager for a sequel, and the media are fascinated by her work. Yet her imaginative mind is wandering.
Though Nia is much desired - by the mysterious, often unavailable international businessman Prada, with whom she enjoys unprecedented attraction; by the fit local veteran, Brett, who puts her through her paces, most often during grueling road training sessions - her first love, Chris, is never far from her thoughts. When Nia receives an invitation to the exclusive pleasure palace known as Decadence, her romantic world gives way to an abundance of sensory experience she could never have imagined.
Even as the Hollywood premiere of her potentially career-changing film approaches, she is drawn further into this forbidden lifestyle. Under the influence of glamorous, sensuous new friends, Nia abandons all caution, and her ability to balance truth and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. Will her relationship with Prada survive countless temptations? Will her professional achievements be given over to impulsive indulgence? Does decadence know any bounds?
Eric Jerome Dickey’s newest tale of excess - and its sky-high costs - is a thrilling portrait of a glittering world.
©2013 Eric Jerome Dickey (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It was so good, it was hard for me to leave the story to go and do my work. I usually don't purchase any nonfiction book. I'm more of an autobiography person, but this story seemed so real. I really enjoyed it. I just got my hands on some of the authors older books to see if I enjoy them as much as I enjoyed this one. I think I want Susan Spain to have a french accent and be the voice of my cars gps .
If you have a great imagination and love to live thru other characters...this is it...read this while getting ready for work...I was late.
This book was an excellent read from start to finish! I'm a huge fan of EJD and this book shows his depth of imagination and creativity he has as a writer. I would recommend it to anyone.
I own every single EJD book that he has published. I love EJD but this one was a little flat when it comes to plot line and character development. I wanted more insight more twists and turns. Most of the clinchers I figured out long before they occurred. In my mind Bijou was more developed from the last book. I loved her character but felt she was better developed in the previous book. It seems that EJD relied on all of the previous development and flatlined Bijou in this book. I also wanted more development of the other supporting characters. Despite all of this it is still a well written book and a good read. It will never be one of my fav. Maybe I shouldn't have read A Wanted Woman before this one😋
She's too smart for her own good. She's very indecisive. She let's good people walk in and out of her life. But I guess that's what makes her unique. She tries to assert herself as a strong independent woman. She is independent without a doubt , but she's far from being strong. She has too many feelings towards too many people. She reflects too much on the past as well. Overall this was a wonderful piece of literature. Would recommend but only to a certain demographic of people.
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