Nia Simone, the Trinidadian renaissance woman is at it again in this hot sequel to Eric Jerome Dickey's "Pleasure". This time Nia's taking on old lovers from college as she embarks on research for a film project. Nia's investigative strategies lead her to Decadence, a very exclusive members only sex-club. She has no problem transitioning from watcher to doer as she engages with couples, and singles alike in search of complete sexual satisfaction. Although, Nia says she is not a lesbian she enjoys being on the giving and receiving end of sex games with other women.
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All the playtime makes Nia contemplate what she wants from life and her wide host of lovers. Her past catches up with her at Decadence when she runs into Chris her green eyed, island born, ex-lover from college. The one who broke her heart by marrying her friend. Tension builds as Nia, Chris, and his wife Sibohan's chance club meet-ups bring the trio closer to confronting the betrayal they all lived through from their co-ed years at Hampton University.
Nia battles left over Chris while seeking revenge on he and Sibohan. Even as Nia beds as many lovers as possible, she is unable to quench her thirst. In between sexual escapades she scribes detailed chapters in her diary which she plans to publish under a pen name. Between these pages she is brutally honest.
The roller coaster ride of research and sex, cause Nia to look hard at what she really wants in a love relationship.
Nia Simone is a Gemini in constant battle with her darker side. She wants it all and won't stand for sloppy seconds.
Best part of story, including ending:
I liked this story because it shows that people are human and have to come from a place of love in order to have love.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was the "talk" between Nia and Sibohan. Nia admits to sleeping with Sibhoan's husband, but does not take the blame. She berates Sibohan about sleeping with Chris when he was dating Nia, twenty years earlier during college. Friendship, trust, and boundaries were finally discussed between women who once shared a close friendship.
Opinion about the main character:
I most disliked Nia's ability to rationalize her need for control.