How realistic is it to believe that one lover can satisfy a woman’s every fantasy?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, while 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.
First, I must say that I have been an EJD fan since high school...which has been some years now. I was like an addict for his work and then he kinda lost me with some of his recent work like Thieves Paradise, but like I said I am fan so I walked with him through his different phases no matter how boring or painful and I was thoroughly refreshed with Sleeping... and Waking.... Now, as for Pleasure. This is a side of EJD that I have not really seen. I mean I saw little peeks of it here and there but not just full out like this...and I must say that it was beautifully written. I loved the way he sort of mirrored Anias Nin with Nia's story, and the identical sins are just delectibly naughty and erotic...loved them! However, I found towards the end it started to get a little out of control and drawn out. I know that he had to properly end the story but I felt that the way it ended was sort of bleed out unneccesarily. The women in the book were not at all powerful, just borderline *****y and horny and slightly crazy. I was oddly surprised and impressed that the story did not end with the typical happy ending...but I felt that because of the ending it was more of a tragedy than an erotic novel...but maybe that was what he was going with, who knows?