The Darker Side of Pleasure by Eden Bradley
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A tantalising trio of erotic tales from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eden Bradley. From S&M to dominants and submissives, delve into 3 tales of 3 women, each on their own journey of sexy self-discovery.
When Jill and Cameron embark on a mission to save their marriage, they delve into the world of bondage with seriously hot consequences in The Bonds of Love. In The Lair, Cassandra signs up as a female sub, and her life takes an unexpected turn when she finds love as well as lust through her new occupation. And, finally, in Love & Discipline, Maggie finds a job interview takes a surprisingly erotic turn...
Follow their breathtaking stories and lose yourself in steamy fantasies from the comfort of your sofa!
- 3 sexy stories in 1 red hot anthology: The Bonds of Love, The Lair and Love, and Discipline
- Written by bestselling author Eden Bradley
- Tales of bondage, S&M and dominant and submissives come together to make an unputdownable read
- 3 women in 3 equally sexy situations: discover their sultry stories
- 319 pages of steamy, sensual storytelling...
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The Darker Side of Pleasure by Eden Bradley 9 out of 10 (3 reviews) Write your own review
Great book of short stories
Reviewed: August 3, 2014 by fizzy, a Straight Married Female
I love reading erotica. It’s one of my favourite genres.
I’m always one the lookout for new authors and books that are a little different. This book caught my eye, especially as it was the book of the month and came with a free bullet vibrator.
Although I’d heard of Eden Bradley before, I’ve never actually read any of her books. When I got this book I thought it would be perfect to have at the side of the bed and dip in and out of. I quickly found this not to be the case. Once I started to read a story from the book I couldn’t put it down.
What I really liked about this book is after each story I could picture the couple in the story continuing their own little world.
I’m looking forward to exploring more of Eden Bradley's books.
- Each story was well written and individual.
- I wanted more stories!
- Bottom line
- A great introduction to Eden Bradley books.
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The Darker Side of Pleasure
Reviewed: July 1, 2014 by Scorpius12, a Straight Married Female
This book has to be one of my quickest ever reads - I devoured it from cover to cover! There are actually 3 short stories within this book and each story is totally different and stand-alone, although each story has a BDSM theme running through it. Each story is around the 100 page mark in length. The cover of this book looks very classy and sophisticated too.
These stories were very well written and very absorbing. I found myself getting totally lost within them and found each female lead character very strong. Here is a quick over-view of each story:
The Bonds of Love:
Jillian is struggling to overcome something that has brought a wedge between her and her husband Cameron for the past year. Cameron decides it is time to make some changes, and get his wife back, so he introduces some BDSM elements into their life. Whilst excited by this, Jillian is also apprehensive, but deep down she really hopes this will be the start of a new beginning.
This is a very deep and moving story of a couple, who are struggling to save their marriage and find the answers where they least expect them…
Cassandra really wants to explore submission and domination, and answers an advert she sees online from Master Robert. He promises to teach and train her in the art of submission. So, Cassandra heads off for a journey into self exploration, and finds herself falling for Master Robert’s nephew in the process…
Will she find love where she didn’t expect it?
Love & Discipline:
And finally the story of Maggie, a journalist who works for a fast-paced women’s magazine and writes for their sex column. She has travelled to meet with Damien Knight to carry out an interview with him for her column, a businessman who also has a taste for the darker side of life… he is also an experienced Sadist.
What starts as a simple interview, suddenly becomes an erotic adventure, as Damien draws Maggie deeper and deeper into his world of BDSM. As Damien says himself, how can you write about something, until you have experienced it first hand…
Another very erotic story, full of kinky fun.
At the end of this book, you also get a sneak preview from Eden Bradley’s new book ‘Exotica’, which is coming soon. The taster was fifteen pages long, and looks like it’s going to be very good too, I can’t wait to read it!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in BDSM. If you are either at the beginning of your journey and just curious, or if you are the more advanced player, there is definitely something for everyone here. A really great read, which was also emotional, deep and full of very hot kinky sex scenes!
- That there are 3 brilliant stories, it’s very well written and not too extreme.
- Absolutely nothing!
- Bottom line
- Very easy to read, extremely sexy, and I would thoroughly recommend this book!
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BDSM so many ways
Reviewed: July 5, 2014 by bluekaren, a Bisexual Engaged Female
The book The Darker Side of Pleasure features three stories with three different scenarios. The central theme is submission.
You can come to be a submissive from many angles, not everyone wants to be talked into it. Some people have an ache for it from the jump. You might be wanting it and seek it out. You might want to be persuaded into it by someone you love. You might be reluctant and need convincing. Although, if you aren’t sure, this book might help you sort out your fantasy of submission.
The first story The Bonds of Love, was heartfelt. It's about a married couple trying to get past something. This story got me wanting to read more from the author. This story was really hot. Knowing that they cared so much for each other, the trust was established.
In the second story, The Lair, although the premise was completely ridiculous, was a nice idea. Answering an ad to be trained as a sub this girl gets in over her head, and right where she needs to be. Forget how she got there and let this story take you away. I was a bit envious of this character.
The third story, Love and Discipline, was of being talked into BDSM. It was a little hard for me to get into this story at first, but it did draw me in after Chapter 2, and I just had to see where this story would end up.
The sex in these stories wasn’t as PG-17 as I would have predicted. These stories are more about pleasure from pain and submission. Eden Bradley writes well. The characters are unique and well developed. There were quite a few repetitive phrases (what did I get myself into?), but the plots were well thought out and interesting.
The repetitive phrases might have just been that the theme of submission was the same, and so it seemed a bit repetitive to me. There are only so many ways a character can think they are timid of a new situation. I got hooked into the stories. By the time she was finished describing the scene I was drawn in and I had to see where they ended up.
I would recommend this book and I would really like to read something else from this author.
- Easy to get into characters. Flows well.
- Some phrases repeat in each story.
- Bottom line
- I would recommend this book.
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