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.
Simply complicated. I like a little fiction in my life to break it all up. No time to read anymore so now I listen to my books.
I loved the continuation of the Nia character. I need a dictionary sometimes when I read EJD books but I love how intellectual his stories are.
It was a sexcapade book...no real story...just straight sex!
It won't be anything by EJD if this is his new direction.
All of them!
I've listened and read all of EJD books and am very disappointed with Decadence. If I wanted a story full of porn, I would have gone to a different type of site. Even if someone was sexually active, to the point of having it as an addiction, one wouldn't have an encounter every min of their lives.... Hopefully the next book will have a plot (like the Gideon series).
If it has a plot (or whatever you would call it in this book), no.
Tell us about yourself!
Way too much sex in this book. It could have had a little more story line. I love erotica but this was a little difficult to finish. Sorry I love EJD but this one did not do it for me.
It you don't like...change it!
I always wonder what happen to Nia after reading EJD first book of her Preasure. And just when you think it can't get no freakier.....EJD brings her back and she still wild as every. But you have to read the first book to fully understand what I mean.
Nia of course....because she is who she is....you either love her or hate her.
I love to read and I love to listen to a good story!
I loved the story line, the sex scenes were very vivid....
The honey and hot tea....I must try that one day!
I love how she reads as if she is actually in the scene....As if she is NIA. Her accents are great too!
Nia of course!
Yes i would
yes i would
Love Eric read EVERY book he's ever written. For some reason this book seemed a little over the top with the sex. like its competing with 50 shades. i preferred the suspense and the mystery of pleasure. i'll still buy his books though, he's awesome.
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I wanted to read this one because I'd read Pleasure previously. This one was a miss for me. I normally listen to a book within a couple of days. This one took months for me to have the desire to complete. The only reason I did so was to see if the ending was significant. It was not.
The book was full of sex, sex, sex and unnecessary vocabulary. Don't get me wrong, I'm a reader, but I'd consider this book as being a collection of the “smut ”(no offence to any of the great authors out there who I enjoy) that I enjoy regularly. No need for Mr. Dickey to use all of the vocabulary that he knows in this kind of book. Furthermore, the book lacked a significant meaning.
Would I consider reading more of Dickey's works? Of course. Would I read another book that features Nia Simone Bijou? Maybe.... This one sort of left me asking questions. Nia seemed to be searching for something and is left empty in this one.
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😋
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