I liked this book until the last thirty-ish pages and then I was left highly annoyed. It started off shaky the first few chapters had me really confused as to who this story was about and there were a lot of typos , got better, then went off the deep end.
I never warmed up to Renee. I also felt her reasons for signing up for anonymous sex was such a bad idea.
Nothing wrong with havi I liked this book until the last thirty-ish pages and then I was left highly annoyed. I was excited to find out who the mystery man was, but felt really hollow about how he was used in this book.
I think if Mayson and Renee were the end game, there needed to be more less-than-friendly scenes with them. Like, near-kisses, touches that meant more. Actually seeing the characters wrestle with their feelings for each other especially Renee. No need for a dramatic, over-the-top event to make them realize their feelings. For most of the book, Mayson and Renee spend a lot of time having sex with other people.
The strongest part of this work is the sex scenes. Lord almighty someone pass me a fan and a cigarette. Or you wish you were. All in all, I think Dangerous Pleasures was a good read with a mismatch ending. I just wanted a better suitor for Mayson. I give this novel 3 stars.
Nov 30, Abby Ashe rated it liked it Shelves: erotica-novel. I was really with this novel for almost all of it - that is, there are great sex scenes both hetero and lesbian , some almost L Word kind of moments, and a brush across the uniquely trashy appeal of craigslist hookups. What kept me from liking it more was just some trouble connecting to the characters despite all those good things, and in that not being able to take them too seriously outside of their sex scenes.
Pretty solid overall, though. Jan 10, Blessed T rated it it was ok. Sometimes I had to reread certain parts to get a better understanding. The writing didn't flow all the time. Jan 31, Latoya rated it liked it. I wish there were more intimate scenes between Mayson and Renee but I glad they got there happy ending. Apr 06, Heatherblakely rated it liked it. Renee and Mayson have been best friends since grade school, they do everything together, talk to each other all the time and are always looking out for each other. Renee's ex-husband was verbally abusive and believed that Renee's relationship with Mayson was the demise of their relationship.
Renee is straight and Mayson is gay and they both look out for each other and haven't found the right person to spend their life with. Renee decides that what she needs is uncomplicated sex on her terms and Renee and Mayson have been best friends since grade school, they do everything together, talk to each other all the time and are always looking out for each other. Renee decides that what she needs is uncomplicated sex on her terms and decides to walk a line of danger by placing an ad on the internet.
Mayson fearful for her friend makes a dramatic choice to interfere with Renee's choice to make sure she stays safe. I'm not going to say more for fear of spoilers but I'm sure if you read it you can figure it out very quickly.
Dangerous Pleasures #1: Kidnapped
This book has very vivid descriptions of sensuality, sex and friendship and the fine line that divides it all. I loved that the main characters were both women of color and the descriptions of their bodies wasn't your cookie cutter skinny, no curves. There was a lot of straight sex in this book which made me wonder what I was reading a time or two and I think some of that could have been left to our imagination or not.
I loved the two main characters and was left a little disappointed in the end when their union was so abruptly cut short by the end of the book. Since I haven't read any of her other books I have nothing to compare this one to but it seems her other books are much more focused on the lesbian relationship while this book seemed to focus more on the friendship and Renee's heterosexual trysts.
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I will have to point out that it would have been nice if the cover girl fit the genre of the book - since this is black lesbian fiction why is the girl on the cover so damn light? This book was amazing until the ending. The sex scenes, even the heterosexual sex scenes were amazing. I loved the friendship between Mayson and Renee and felt it was really great to see them rely on each other. The plot twist with Kendra was a good bit of drama and I enjoyed all of that and how it would bring them closer together.
I was totally blindsided. Aside from their strong friendship and the random encounter Renee had with a Le This book was amazing until the ending. Aside from their strong friendship and the random encounter Renee had with a Lesbian with a strapon in the beginning there was no indication for me that they even had feelings for each other. I mean Mayson had a little bit of a straight girl crush which was fine but Renee was totally straight and didn't seem at all interested in Mayson.
There was no sexual tension, there was no romantic tension and it felt so wrong and so out of the blue for me that I couldn't even finish the book. I'm a huge fan of Fiona Zedde and have loved all of her books today. I don't hate this one, I could probably re-read it, but I'd skip the ending because that makes the lives and interactions built for the characters during the entire book seem flimsy. I'm giving it 4 stars because the beginning was great and taking away 1 star for the "Surprise you actually get the Straight Girl" ending.
Jan 30, OOSA rated it really liked it. That Package May Be Covering Spoiled Goods, Renee is trying to get on with her life after her divorce from her mentally abusive ex husband.
Her parents are trying to set her up with Grant, the safe, boring next door neighbor who has harbored feeling for her for a long time. Needing a completely physical connection with no strings attached, Renee posts a want ad for just that, under the scrutiny of her best friend Mayson. Timid at first, Renee embraces her encounters with a different stranger whe That Package May Be Covering Spoiled Goods, Renee is trying to get on with her life after her divorce from her mentally abusive ex husband.
Timid at first, Renee embraces her encounters with a different stranger when the mood hits. I have to give this book a 4 for hotness. Be careful when reading because there are times when the words on the pages seem they should start a fire. As far as the story line, it was good, but some parts became predictable to me and was not solid. I was left feeling a little dejected at the end because the ending did feel a little forced to me. Reviewed by: Lashonda 3. Feb 05, Scoobyfan rated it liked it. Overall a good book and a great read.
However, there were a lot of straight sex scenes and only a few lesbian scenes. I would have liked to see more of a balance. I don't mind straight sex scenes, but a balance would have drawn me into the story even more. The Kendra twist was great! And it only got better as the story forged ahead. I was hoping for the ending the way it was and was glad to see what I was hoping for come true.
Without spoiling the ending, I would have liked to see more between t Overall a good book and a great read. Without spoiling the ending, I would have liked to see more between the two at the end. Or I would have liked to see it happen a bit sooner in the book. Feb 09, Lisabet Sarai rated it it was ok. Arousing sex scenes especially the lesbian interactions , but the plot felt shallow and contrived.
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The first page or two includes the worst example of head-hopping that I've seen in years. I had to reread it five times before I figured out who was who. Oct 13, Diana rated it really liked it Shelves: black-women , gay-lesbian , sexy. A very sexual and erotic book, with a nice plot. The prose sizzles with acidic observation - Sunday Times. Gale has long been a master of short fiction. So it comes as no surprise to find that his first collection of stories shows him to be an adept of the art Wit and wisdom, metaphor and moment constantly combine to delight - The Times.
Not one of these eleven stories is a dud. Witty, moving and very much alive - Time Out. Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. The World According to Anna. Wheels of Terror. The Abyssinian Proof. The Camel Bookmobile. The Light of Evening.
The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. Self's Punishment. Your cart Close. Go Search. Books Patrick Gale Dangerous Pleasures. Download Image Download Image. Imprint Tinder Press Little Brown. The prose sizzles with acidic observation' Sunday Times A funeral party ends in an unexpected manner; parents are faced with difficult decisions about their daughter; a housewife transforms her personality with a simple touch-up; a father's trip to his former school brings back memories of love he thought buried forever.