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The Pleasure of Pain (The Pleasure of Pain #1)

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• The #1 African American Bestselling Novel!
• The pleasure of pain series will make you laugh and cry , take you on a emotional roller coaster. come enter the world of the Teflon Divas the best series to every be release . Shameek A Speight takes writing to a new level !
• A must read!
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Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by True Glory Publishing
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~Charmer~the 1-click addict
Where to start? I liked the narrators voice. The sex scenes (which take place in every single chapter) read like a porno. I don't need that in every chapter. I started skipping them. The details of these scenes were not needed, and they had me rolling my eyes. Especially that one horrible scene. When I purchased this book, I thought a woman wrote it (I thought Shameek was a woman's name). As I listened to the sex scenes, I told my husband that it sounded like a man wrote it, and it turns out I w ...more
Jessica Terry
Dec 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-do-it
Got maybe five pages in and couldn't do it anymore.
Brittney Green
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-can-loan
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought that Shameek brought it on this one and I can not wait to start part 2! Tess & Iris have been down for one another since the beginning...then they met Ebony and Vanessa and the four of them formed a sisterhood!!! The day that Tess and Iris find themselves in trouble, Bless comes out of no where and saves them!!! From that day on Tess and Bless became official....

Bless puts the girls onto the game and they start puttin the game on lock...When Bless ge
Lord' Williams
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
The Pleasure of Pain

I really don't know where to start. I'm not sure if I ever stated that I really don't read books about the drug game, it's not that I don't like them, I'm just not interested in them, but I'm branching out some and I have a few in my lineup to be read.

I have this novel in a Kindle format, and as an audiobook, from First the Kindle version, which I purchased on Sept. 10, 2012. I mentioned my purchased date because I have seen that this title now shows an update
This book was very predictable. Even when the author tried to through me off on who was behind all the problems, it wasn't believable. It also needs more editing. I would have liked the story more if, instead of the author telling me what was going on, he pulled me in with more creativity so I could connect with the story. Sometimes new ideas are not needed if you can take old ideas and make them new.

There is quite a bit of sex in this book and that is okay, sometimes. Here it was too much and
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was a pretty quick read with lots of drama. It's the story of Tess and Bless (which I thought was pretty funny but I digress) who met at the age of 16 and formed a ride or die duo that extended to Tess' bffs from high school. Bless was a take charge kind of dude who goes to jail for 3 years leaving Tess to run the empire. She and her crew Iris, Vanessa & Ebony took on a "side" job while Bless did his bid. That "side" job is now the source of all the drama. I enjoyed the earlier flo ...more
Oct 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I was hooked on this book from page 1. The concept was great, the characters were “real” and the book was action packed. There were a few grammatical errors but not enough to really distract me from the story. Towards the middle I felt things were a little predictable but it was still a great read. I will definitely be picking up part 2. Can’t wait to find out what happens!!!
May 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was horrible. The grammar was all over the place. There was an excessive amount of gratuitous sex. There was no flow to the story because it was broken up by more explicit sex scenes. This would have rated much better to me if the focus was on the drug game and not on Tess & Bless ( rhyming names? Really?)
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it
lots of twists and turns. i would give it a c
Keyamma whindleton
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

All I'm going to say is this book was awesome. I couldn't put it down. I love everything about it can't wait to read the next one.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good plot, poor writing

The book was littered with typos and broken sentences. The story line became unbelievable a third of the way through and I knew who the killer was almost immediately. With a few rewrites, it could be a good book. But just to much sex, rape and unbelievable violence.
Ameche (AmecheReads)
More around 2.75*
It was just what I needed, but I felt the story could've been edited a lot more. A lot of my problems could've been fixed with simple editing. I have already read all the books in this series, so I'm really loving it.
Lanekias Burley
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good book

I've just finished reading this book. I found it to be very interesting. I've enjoyed the characters. I'm about to purchase the next book. I can't wait to start reading it😀
Florence Michauex
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Re reading all the books until

I loved all the pkeasure of pain books cant wait til part 4 .Is there a date for The Pleasure of Pain 4 release ????
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
It was a good read, I enjoyed reading the books so far but I'm not going to be paying $9.99 for the last book sorry.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fiction
This book is entertaining but it is a little too gory for me. I read the entire book but decided not to read the subsequent books in the series.
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

I read the whole thing in one sitting but I would have liked to see the characters developed a little more great story though definite page turner
denise santiago
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love it

The best book I ever read point blank period a must read book for won't be disappointed I tell u that
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read

I kinda figured it out only because i love reading booking it was somewhat predictable after reading so much but it’s worth reading.
Carrie Rembert
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tlk bout females with power

I love to read bout females making thug moves. These four females wasn't no joke but everybody ain't always loyal. Book 2 here I come.
Happy Reading
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
So good

A definite page turner. The excitement grew with every page. Many characters, many plots. Most important, nothing was predictable. Loved it.
Tammy Benton
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is OMG The Pleasure Of Pain Tess, Iris, Vanessa,Ebony and Bless. This story about four childhood friends who became big in the drug game by day. By night they were contracting killers hired by the drug cartels. Bless was the love of Tess life he went to prison for 3 years for conspiracy charges Tess held him down and ran the family businesses. Iris and Tess had secret affair while Bless was in the pen both Iris and Bless was in love with Tess. Iris wanted Tess for herself Tess heart an ...more
Kim BookJunkie
STORY: 2.5-3***


OVERAL: 3.75****

I was fortunately able to listen to this via audio book because it was narrated by the most talented narrators I've ever heard! Listening to THE PLEASURE OF PAIN on audiobook was like attending a spectacular performance! The male and female narrators changed their voices to suit the characters they read for perfectly. Each was able to incorporate accents, pauses and emotion when appropriate. Plus, there were sound effects and music, making this
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good read...

Very street...wasted no time in getting straight to the point of the story,hope part 2 becomes free soon, would loved to find out what happened
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
The book had an interesting way of keeping you curious about what was gonna happen. Some parts were pretty predictable. There is a lot of sex and violence but that doesn't bother me too much.
What bothered me most of all was the flow of the book and how it would end abruptly and move on to something else. There were points I had to reread because it didn't make sense at first.
Overall it kept me interested a few of the sex scenes seemed out of place but the suspenseful part had a good build up.
Yolanda Knight
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Pleasure Of Pain
Author: Shameek A. Speight
May 17,2014

Tess, Iris, Vanessa, Ebony & Bless came up in the same neighborhood as kids with the notion of getting fast money and having the American Dream one day. Little did they know drugs, murder & betrayal would cost them a lot of Heartache and pain. Who will live to see another day. Keep your friends close or is your friends your biggest enemy?

This was a fast pace book, I liked it because it kept my attention and was never a dull moment,
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love that even though this book is the beginning of a series its still a whole book worth of content. Drama, drama and some more drama. I can't believe that Iris would do Tess and Bless like that. Tess and Bless have been there for her since day 1. No loyalties these days boy listen. Got to keep the grass cut cuz those snakes stay lurking. I can't beleive that Tess and Bless didn't notice her weird actions. So hoping that Bless pulls through and puts one straight through her dome on the next one ...more
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another 5 star book by author Shameek Speight. From the beginning to the end I was glued to my kindle. This book was filled with some much that I just couldn't put it down literally. I had this book for a while before I decided to read it and good thing I did because this is a must read. Although there were a few grammatical errors it didn't take away from the book at all. I would definitely recommend.
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Man this book had me from the very beginning. The girls as well as Bless formed an unbreakable bond once meeting. I really don't like Iris and she really needs to get out of her feelings. Everything she's caused and still might not get what she wants. So much for loyalty!!! But I already see I need to get my hands on Part 2 because the ending got me hoping for the best for Bless and Iris getting exactly what her no good behind deserves!!!
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love it

Love it

This book was great. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. The things that can come between a friendship, you should never share your man with anyone. What is does for you know one needs to know all the details because you always got the one associate that wants to try it out. See I said associate because I don't call everyone my friends. Real friends want mess with nothing I have or had. Keep it up Shameek.
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Shameek A. Speight was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. His writing journey began as a way to escape the madness and mayhem that had become his life. He shares his true life experiences with his readers giving them a taste of his struggle. His stories are so profound that they will genuially touch your heart and soul. to learn more about Shameek Novels, visit his Face Book page Shameek A Spei ...more
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