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The Pleasure of Pain

Narrated by: Mr. Gates
Series: The Pleasure of Pain, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)

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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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business, friendship, and sex don't mix

i love this book. I wish it was a part 2 tho. I enjoyed everything about this story and what makes it better is if your a visual reader.

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Total downer

I’m game for a lot but who needs this much negative. I’m open for sex. The rest is a waste.

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good story

I could have done without the excessive sex scenes but other than th a t, not a bad book!

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Awesome Male Narrator

enjoyed it but the female voices did not fit the characters. The male voice was on point, he was awesome

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Great Story

I loved it from the beginning to the end, and now is ready for part 2

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OMG!

I start listening to this book and couldn't stop until I finished, my heart raced on some parts and I cried on some parts, truly an exciting book, can't wait to start on part 2!

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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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Pretty good short novel

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

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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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omg

this book is amazing it felt so real omg wow it's like the book comes to life