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)
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..
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Portions of the story were hot...very. (yes, as in Zane, Noire, Mary B Morrison hot) But parts of the book made you say 'huh?'. I was not sure how some of it was tied into the story so it seemed a little all over the place. The ending was not to my liking. It starts off a page turner but parts of it could have possibly been edited so that it flowed better.
I WANT TO JUST SAY THAT I GOT THIS AUDIOBOOK ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO AND I CAN'T GET PASS THE FIRST HOUR... I TRIED AND TRIED TO GIVE IT A CHANCE, AND I GOT NOTHING, NO DRAMA, JUST SEX. THE WHOLE HOUR I WAS LIKE WERE ARE HER OTHER GIRLFRIENDS WHO MAKE WHITTY COMMENTS. OR WHEN SHE WAS RUNNING I WANTED HER TO FALL DOWN THE HILL.. SOMETHING.
THIS ISN'T ZANE!! ERIC, ERIC, ERIC WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING. AT LEASE PUT A WARNING IN THE DESCRIPTION LIKE ZANE DOES. LET ME KNOW THIS BOOK IS STRICKLY ABOUT SEX. NOW I LOVE ZANE, NO ONE DOES IT LIKE SHE CAN, BUT LET A SISTA KNOW THAT'S WHAT SHE'S GETTING. I CAN'T BE LISTENING TO UNREALISTIC SEX ALL THE TIME. WHAT'S SO SAD IS I PAID FOR THIS, NOW WHO'S GONNA GIVE ME BACK MY MONEYS?!!! SO LIKE I SAID IN THE SUBJECT..... NO, NO, NO AND ONE MORE FOR ALL OF YOU WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND N-O SPELLS NO!!!
everything & anything was not worth listening to
couldn't even finish the 1st chapter
all of it
Wasn't worth $1
This book was really drawn out. Many times throughout the book I got bored because it was too long and repetitive. I think it would've been a lot better if it was about 3-4 hours shorter
Her voice was find
Too many to mention
Okay, this is more about the author and the book and less about the reader. The author likes to throw in every phrase he possibly can when one will do. It's tiresome and indulgent and screams "see how many words I know, aren't I clever?" He can't just say - "she was nervous", he has to say in 5 more phrases "her pulse raced, her pulse raced like she was running a marathon, like a marathon run by ..., blah blah blah." So when you're listening to an audiobook, it's magnified a hundred times. You want to say, "we get it, move on or shut up". The reader has a good voice that matches the character but the words she has to read are so tedious and tiresome. I'm struggling to get through this.
There is such thing as too much of a good thing. I'm no nun, but there was so much sloppy sex in this book that it turned me off. There was never any mention of protected sex, or the possibility of pregnancy or disease. These are educated, mature adults who should know better! It just got really gross. The characters' growth and numerous plot twists made for an interesting read, but the graphic detail of the incessant orgies became distracting.
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