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Heavenly Pleasures

(For Heaven's Sake)

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Who would have thought a group of working girls would help Brooke find not only herself but the love of her life, too? But at Heavenly Pleasures, quite a lot of things are possible…

Meet Brooke, a self-confessed shopaholic turned reluctant brothel receptionist, as she stumbles through life, trying to live up to her parents’ and fiancé’s high expectations—at the cost of her
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ebook, 257 pages
Published January 13th 2018 by Totally Bound Publishing

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Keep Calm Novel On
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author via Booktasters provided a copy of the PDF in exchange for an honest review.

Isla Dennes contemporary romance Heavenly Pleasures introduces the reader to Brooke’s world. Brooke is engaged, a shopaholic and hiding secrets from her fiancé and family. Her shopping debt is spiralling out of control and she needs money. She reluctantly takes on a job as a receptionist at a brothel to supplement her income. Does her fiancé know about her new employee—absolutely not. The twists and turns of t
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Tisa
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HEAVENLY PLEASURES BY ISLA DENES
Book review by Tisa Banda, Lusaka Zambia.
Heavenly Pleasures is a book by the talented author Isla Denes. It is a story of how Brooke, a young receptionist found herself and her a true love in the most unexpected place. Brooke is a receptionist, well part time receptionist at a local surgery and is engaged to Brad Copper a total control freak and a successful Lawyer. Brokes life took a turn the day she decided to spend a day in the city catching up with her old fri
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Elaine Wilson
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Book supplied free by BookTasters for an honest review.

70% of this book was setting the scene and the characters, 25% of the ending was where all the action happened, and the last few pages of the book kind of just ended. Been with the fiancé for years, finally set a date for the wedding. He's up for junior partner and has to do the suck up thing for his boss.
But when one of the 'girls' is in trouble, she finds out just how much of a prejudiced bigot he really is. And then there's Paul. He appea
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Bianca78
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Brooke, a self-confessed shopaholic in financial dire straits, takes a receptionist position at the local brothel. The money is good and the hours are flexible, so no biggie that she’s topping up the lube, stocking the condoms, and perpetually listening to porn. Brooke just needs to keep her employment under the radar until she’s above water. Then, finally, she and her fiancé can live happily ever after.

Heavenly Pleasu
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Jouls
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author via Booktasters provided a copy of the PDF in exchange for an honest review.

This is not the typical love story, actually it's kinda hard to find the love in this book. This story it's not about girl and a boy met and try to reach their happily ever after. This story is about self-discovery, self-love and a pretty humanistic book, even though you want to punch Brooke, sometimes.
Brooke is the kind of girl wants to be the perfect wife, the perfect daughter, the successful friend. She's t
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PeachesPie
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was traded in exchange for an honest review from Booktasters on Twitter.

I loved it! I was a bit wary at first, but I loved going with Brooke on her journey to finding the strength to stand up for herself from her overbearing mom and manipulative fiancé, meeting new friends along the way. Who knew Scarlett could be great after all? The ending was a bit quick but maybe that's just me being so engrossed in the story I wanted it to last!

Overall, a great book. Would recommend it if your rea
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Kerstin Vollbrecht
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Brooke is the fiancee of an successful attorney, Brad, who takes charge of their lives, just what she thinks she needs and likes. As per accident she ends up with a fourthousand telephone-bill, she finds herself working shifts as a receptionist in a brothel. And here is where the story gets interesting, because she learns, through her friends and colleagues, to overcome get low self-esteem and take beg life in her own hands, ending the somewhat toxic relationship with Brad and learning to be tol ...more
Sydney Martinez
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was provided to me by BookTasters on Twitter in return for an honest review.
2.5/5 Stars

The book was mostly set up, and following our main character, Brooke, throughout the drama of her life. The setting is super unique and really humanizes sex-workers as opposed to other books. I wished the side characters were more fleshed out so we could get to know them more. Brooke’s boyfriend, Brad is the stereotypical asshole lawyer and he can just go fuck himself. One of my biggest pet peeves ho
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Natasha Sheganlall
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
An entertaining read. The story is about a girl named Brooke who tends to get herself into unnecessary debt. These debts somehow lead her to life changing experiences. She goes from working in a doctors surgery to working as a brothel receptionist.

Brooke has had her life controlled by her mum and fiance. But things start to change once she realises that she has stereotyped a lot of things in her life. Her new friends at the brothel show her a different side of life.

Brooke also realises that he
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firebreathingbq
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heavenly Pleasures...

This book is truly a piece of art. I loved every bit of it. The main character's development. The side charcters, the way they're living. Just all in all, a MUST READ!!! I will surely re-read it again. I won't give any spoilers, just know that you're in for a hell of a ride. The main character is my favorite, she's so funny. The way she is just purely herself.

I have really enjoyed reading it. I'm kind of sad, that it ended though. But with all good things, comes an end. A B
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Simone Gregory
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
A decent few hours read. Ending seemed rushed but maybe that’s me being a greedy reader!

The main character is a little weak to begin with but does find her feet by the end. It had a few unanswered questions that left me wondering too. I liked the supporting characters - there’s definitely scope for their stories to be told and the setting is a refreshing one with this genre of story.

Worth a read if you’ve a few hours to spare
Michele
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book to give an honest review

Number of stars 4.5 out of 5

I think this book was very nice, well written. Fast paced and sometimes funny. The main character of this story was great, (sometimes I think we do or think like her) I love the chemistry with the two characters. I do hope their will be book two if not it's ok I will read Isla books.

I do recommend that you guys to pick it up and see it yourself. You guys will enjoy this book.
Prolific Bokang Nyathi
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Am totally book struck,off with a bang from the first chapter.The drama,thrill and suspense swallows you and begin to see vividly the picture that the author is painting.

We were served the very best of humor hence,my favorite line being ,"this was no budget starved state-funded hell hole".
Kaitlin McCready
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May 11, 2018
Fhey
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Got the ebook via Booktaster ☺

I will not be a spoiler to anyone here.. but this book is amazing and really love the story of Brooke... It is my first time to read a book of Isla Dennes and it didn't dissapoint me. Every pages is worth the time and turning.☺
Debbie Loader
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book supplied free via BookTasters in return for an honest review. Definitely worth reading, it had me laughing and smiling at times. So we start with Brooke the shopaholic credit card tart who is desperately trying to hide her ever spiralling debt from her fiance and family. Her cousin tells her about a part time receptionist job going at Heavenly Pleasures, the only problem is it's a local brothel!

This is a story of a young woman who has spent her life being constantly manipulated by her mothe
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Bethany
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Jan 14, 2018
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky Stars


This one would make a fabulous romcom/chick flick! The hapless heroine who thinks she has hit the jackpot with her up and coming lawyer fiance. He's just trying to help her become a responsible adult by paying off her credit cards and ordering her to never use them again. They need to save for their wedding and future home. And shopping is childish and irresponsible.


Cue the old friend, the lie about working in her dream career, and that darned burnt orange designer pashmina. Oh a
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Married, mother of one son and three daughters, Isla Dennes developed a love for writing while employed in her dream job as the owner of a book shop situated in a seaside resort town in NSW, Australia. Not content in simply reading every book in the store, she found herself compelled to create novels of her own.
Had she concentrated more on sales and less on writing she might well have retired a w
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