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Blurb: Pleasure, Pain or Purpose is the story of three best friends.
When everything seems perfect, that’s when a curve ball is likely waiting around the corner. Biljana Stevens’ blissful life is derailed after the sudden death of her cherished David. Now a lonely submissive, she travels the world with a crushed heart.
A contradiction all her life, Jasmin Stallworth loved Barbies; but she also loved baseball with the boys. Now an undercover cop, Jasmine has a penchant for risk: kinky risk. Will she put her career on the line and her life in danger to satisfy her hunger?
Vicky Knox and her husband Andrew were compatible, but she longed for more than a roommate. Why can’t the magic and enthusiasm always so plentiful in the early stages of a relationship, last a lifetime? Married life became mundane. Until rough sex and a password changed everything.
Together the three friends help each other navigate life, loss and love. Oh, and kinky sex...very kinky sex.
4.0 out of 5 stars! I took a chance... and I'm glad I did. By Lisa - A Risque' Affair Book Blog on February 10, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition
Truth be told, my go to genre is usually New Adult. I don't normally pick up books in the Erotica category. I find that sometimes you get a lot of sex, without a lot of emotion or character development. That changed when I read Pleasure, Pain or Purpose by Al Daltrey.
This is the story of three friends navigating through life. Billie has lost the love of her life, Vicky learns secrets about her husband and Jasmin is put into a situation that could cost her a career and so much more. You get snapshots of life for all 3 women, in alternating chapters from their point of view. Although each woman goes through very different scenarios, you can't help but appreciate the bond they have.
Whenever I see a synopsis caution of kinky sex, I wonder if that's a warning that the scenes that don't contain sex will fall flat. I worry that the story is just filler and the main part of the story is... well... the kinky sex. That is NOT the case here. Sure, it contains BDSM but the story holds up on its own. We are given background on each character setting each scene up to weave 3 separate stories together. Each story is different, yet each working part contributes in a way that holds your attention until the very end.
This is part of a series. It does end in a cliffhanger. You are left with unanswered questions. But does that really matter? It gives the story time to sink in as well as gives you something to look forward to.
To Al Daltrey, Thanks for proving me wrong. And I'm glad I picked this one up.