Nia Simone Bijou is a woman who has it all - and is driven by the desire for more. Born in Trinidad, reared in Los Angeles, living in Atlanta, Nia is a writer, a thinker, and a woman in conflict. She's dealing with two sides of her Gemini self, feeling as if there are two women living inside her, both struggling for domination.
One side of Nia is a logical yet heartbroken person who has never let go of an old pain. The other side is a sensual woman who will not let her rest, desiring intimacy and sexual freedom, demanding pleasure.
In the sweltering heat of July, loneliness, desire, and a struggle with both the sensual self and fantasy inspire Nia to become sexually adventurous, meeting lovers who arouse her in diverse ways, lovers who give her unimaginable experiences, generous lovers who desire to please her as much as she desires to satisfy them. Fantasies spiral out of control, and with her life on the line, Nia discovers that pleasure does not come without pain.
Filled with passion, populated with characters that are sexually uninhibited, Pleasure is an unforgettable journey into a free-spirited world.
©2008 Eric Jerome Dickey; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Susan Spain's emotionally nuanced reading successfully translates the book to audio format." (Library Journal)
Usually love books by Mr. Dickey, but he goes too much into detail on everything. He drags the scenes out. Wish I would have read the other reviews first. Going to try to finish the book, but only on Chapter 4 and I am ready to pull my hair out. As another patron stated, she wanted Nia to just fall off the mountain during chapter 3.
Don't let the snippet turn you off. It's a really detailed book, by the second chapter you might get a little numb at the over sensitized visuals and words—but you get used to it FAST. It took my mind on a deep journey through the character's lives and thoughts. It twisted and turned in my head causing me to not put my ipod down! This is a must read. I can't wait to read more from this author.
This book is not for everyone. I really enjoyed it but it is a fantasy so forget about safe sex. And yup, to the person who doubts it - in our younger days some of us did enjoy each other as many as five times within 72 hours. The twins thing is in the book to heat things up a bit. I will listen to more of his work.
This is a steamy book. Endless sex. Seemed to be written by a woman given the level of detail mentioned. interest...
I truly love reading and listening to E.J.D. books, but was very unhappy with this one! This book should be rated X! I never heard of any ONE person that had their sexual fantasies fulfilled - a total of 5 or more - within 72 hours, like in this book! From one scene to the next, the main Character is having the time of her life with pleasure! I know it is a fiction, but come on, be for real! LOL There is NO plot to this book and it just carries the Reader/Listener to one sexual fantasy to the next.
I am not sure if author, E.J.D. had a vision of where this book was going, but I know if his work doesn't pick up, I plan to leave his books at "the curb".
I want to give his books one more chance (like I said, I have read and listened to all of his books). I am purchasing his newest book, and will write my review after I listen to this one - Waking with Enemies.
He's done it again. Mr. Dickey has pulled us in again. I loved the way EJD fused the character, Nia's thoughts with the undeniable wonder of Anais Nin. The story is rather erotic but still kept your attention. The narrator did a superb job with keeping the erotica indeed EROTIC to the ear and with the different voices! When I finished this book I was missing the characters like they were real people! (Don't tell nobody) I loved this book as I do ALL of EJD's books. I am eagerly awaiting his next book! You go Mr. D!!
I was in a hurry and did not read all the reviews, although well-read and well-written, it was an endless listening experience of sex and erotica, which after a while can be BORING.....and much of the listening was simply unbelievable, come on, the wife walks in on the mistress with her husband, a fight ensues bewteen hubby and wife, and before it's over the wife and husband are locked in lust, while the mistress watches, all in the mistress' bedroom. Again, very well-read by the narrator, and entertaining if you just want to listen to sex talk, however, no substance, no real storyline and definitely not a love story...dissappointed..
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