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The Pleasure of Pain Audiobook

The Pleasure of Pain

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Publisher's Summary

In this twisted tale you will be introduced to Tess, Iris, Vanessa, Ebony and Bless who find out that The Pleasure of Pain is a true testament that we always want what we shouldn't have.

Tess is a strong determined business woman by the day and queen of the streets by night. She will stop at nothing to get the life she wants for herself and her three best friends along with her man, even if it means breaking old bonds and creating lifetime enemies. What she doesn't realize is in the game of cut- throat there are no rules.

Bless emerges on the scene after being recently released from prison only to find that things are not the way they were before he got locked up. The worst part is the person he has to fight is the person he least expected would betray him. He is out for blood and hell bent on destroying anyone who gets in his way.

Iris is secretly in love with Tess, but plays the friend card in order to get closer to her. She knows that Tess is in love with another man, however that doesn't stop her from plotting to get Tess' heart.

Vanessa and Ebony are sisters who share the same father and they happen to be Tess' top lieutenants. Their loyalty and love run deep for Tess and has never been questioned until now...

With pleasure there is always a little pain as Tess and her girlfriends will soon find out. Will they break under pressure or will they show why women rule the world?

©2013 Shameek A Speight (P)2013 Shameek A Speight

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    Country Bookworm Dallas 03-22-16
    Country Bookworm Dallas 03-22-16 Member Since 2014

    I love nice Voices!

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    "Where to start?"

    Where to start? I liked the narrators voice. The sex scenes (which take place in every single chapter) read like a porno. I don't need that in every chapter. I started skipping them. The details of these scenes were not needed, and they had me rolling my eyes. Especially that one horrible scene. When I purchased this book, I thought a woman wrote it (I thought Shameek was a woman's name). As I listened to the sex scenes, I told my husband that it sounded like a man wrote it, and it turns out I was right. It shouldn’t be obvious that a man wrote a sex scene. The story leaves you with a cliffhanger, so I want to know what happens with the rest of the story. But because of those porn scenes, Ima have to pass.

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    Crystal-Roxanne Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-15
    Crystal-Roxanne Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-15

    I'm a sucker for romance, mystery and mystical books. I am opened to try new things but throw 1 a em books at me and I'm a goner.

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    "Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Pleasure of Pain to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the physical book, however the book audio version was amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pleasure of Pain?

    most memorable was iris telling bless the truth before she shot him at the end


    What about Mr. Gates’s performance did you like?

    his voice was great when speaking for bless


    Who was the most memorable character of The Pleasure of Pain and why?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    would love for you to have more books by this author on the Audible site. I would also like to have the option of reading the other books in this sequel. you could get an additional reader for the females and continue to use Mr. Gates I love his voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ILoveMyAudibleKindle 04-17-17 Member Since 2017

    I love audio books & my Kindle is always with me. Good or bad, I hate not knowing how a book or series will end.

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    "can go wrong with Mr Gates"

    I typically enjoyed most books where mr. Gates is the narrator he makes them pop. the author did a good job of mixing together Hood love betrayal violence and Street Justice to make an entertaining story. I will say that it was evident pretty early on which character was going to be a problem child.

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    sabrina 12-15-16
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    "Pretty good short novel"

    weak sex, but overall good read. I really enjoyed the excitement at the end! M

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    Janelle Harrison 11-30-16
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    "Good Book"

    This book had me wanting more the only thing is the narrators didn't capture the females point.

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    Monique 10-26-16
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    this book is amazing it felt so real omg wow it's like the book comes to life

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    gmom4 philadelphia, pa 10-17-16
    gmom4 philadelphia, pa 10-17-16 Member Since 2016

    debbi

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    "Storyline fantastic"
    Would you listen to The Pleasure of Pain again? Why?

    Amazing! So real and true to ghetto life...somewhere, Lol


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tess & Bless...they truly were in love with each other and had each other's back


    Have you listened to any of Mr. Gates’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Mostly ohhhs & ahh snap! Lol


    Any additional comments?

    There's a lot of..too much grammar errors in his books. I wish that that could be corrected. It gets a little annoying while reading and the words are messed up or misused. Doesn't he/they use the SPELL CHECK icon before releasing? Other than that, his books are on point and the story line is the work of a genius!!!!

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    valerie l moore 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fast paced and to the point"

    These divas are not to be played with. Looking forward to rthe next book in series.

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    Angela Yvette Griggs 11-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "ENJOYED EVERY WORD!!"

    I enjoyed the story. I can't wait for part 2. Also I liked the different voices....females had a female voice as it should be. It was a nice change.

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    May-May Westland, MI USA 06-18-15
    May-May Westland, MI USA 06-18-15

    May-May

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    "Great"

    This was first read by Ms. Speight and it was great!! I can't wait till the next part.

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