Private Pleasures

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“If you loved 50 SHADES OF GREY, you will adore PRIVATE PLEASURES."– Thea Devine, author of  HIS LITTLE BLACK BOOK

With her renowned, sizzling sensuality, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small reveals the wonderful power of surrendering to our deepest desires…

Nora Buckley’s worst nightmare has just come true. After years of being a devoted, dutiful housewife, she’s found out her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. Her only comfort comes from her ...

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Overview

“If you loved 50 SHADES OF GREY, you will adore PRIVATE PLEASURES."– Thea Devine, author of  HIS LITTLE BLACK BOOK

With her renowned, sizzling sensuality, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small reveals the wonderful power of surrendering to our deepest desires…

Nora Buckley’s worst nightmare has just come true. After years of being a devoted, dutiful housewife, she’s found out her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. Her only comfort comes from her friends—the women of Ansley Court, who meet every Monday morning for coffee and gossip. Seeing Nora’s desperation, her friends decide it’s time to let her in on a secret. It's a way she can enter a new world of erotic adventure, and unleash passions she never dared to dream of.

With a new man in her life—more commanding and sexually knowing than her husband ever was—Nora realizes she can have everything she ever wanted. But abandon can be a dangerous game, and she’ll soon learn the truth of the old saying: be careful what you wish for…

 

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Revenge couldn't come any sweeter -- or hotter -- than it does in bestselling author Beatrice Small's first contemporary novel. Picture a placid suburban community filled with stay-at-home moms. When one of them, Nora Buckley, is dumped by her husband, her Monday morning coffee klatch decides to boost Nora's spirits: They tell her how to order up The Channel, a techno miracle that transports Nora to an alternate fantasy universe where she arrives looking younger, fitter, and infinitely more attractive. No wonder two hunky men vie for her attention; no wonder it's easy to fulfill any -- no, make that every -- sexual fantasy she's ever had. How all this sexual gratification enables Nora to regain her confidence and turn the tables on her philandering husband, sabotage his upcoming marriage, and foil his plot to cheat her out of all their assets is completely satisfying. Ginger Curwen
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Don't get mad, get cable. Fiftyish, foolish Nora Buckley, devoted doormat to husband Jeff, just found out that the lout's leaving her for a younger woman. So what's she going to do without his footprints on her face? Gather round, female friends of suburban Ansley Court, and offer sage counsel on wising up, getting a lawyer, establishing credit in your own name, and other practical matters. Unfaithful husbands are a fact of life, and now that the kids have left home and the dog has died, it's time to get down and dirty with the mysterious interactive service for sex-starved women known as The Channel. Here, Nora meets Kyle, an imaginary stud whose supersize penis and indefatigable willingness to please don't remind her one bit of mean old Jeff. Strike a Faustian bargain with the cable company? Why not, says satisfied Nora. Let Jeff rot in hell, and pass the remote. Small, the author of innumerable steamy historicals, serves up a fusty contemporary told for the most part in a 1950s schoolteacher singsong: "This was certainly the wildest dream she had ever had. While she was a little afraid of it, it was also very exciting. None of it was really happening, of course. Yet what if it was real?"Bottom line: the dated dialogue and empty-nest milieu don't make romantic (or erotic) magic, and the crude language may offend some readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451216076
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Pleasures Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Bertrice Small is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five historical romances and four erotic novellas. She has been married to her husband, George, for forty years. They have a son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    thats hot!

    youll go back to it again kind of book. it has normal life and it has a fantasy that you can incorporate into your own. now if only we could get that kind of service for real.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Amazing witty and fun

    What a clever story and fun in between.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

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    Sexy!

    I honestly just bought this book for the cover and held off on reading it. However, once I started, I could not put the book down! Bertrice Small brings erotica to such great heights. It's a very sexy piece. Anyone looking for a hot buy, this is it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    I'd like to order The Channel, please!!!!!

    I didn't want to buy this book at first, and put it off for a long time. It just didn't sound like anything I'd want to read. Finally, after running out of Bertrice Small's books to read, I bought it, and...WOW!!!! What a book!! I couldn't put it down and I was certainly not disappointed!! This is the type of Take-You-Away book that you don't try and figure out. You just go with the flow and...ESCAPE!! Isn't that what it's all about??!! Not for the prudish and not for the fans of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel. But then, this is what sets Bertrice Small apart (and above) from all the rest...her marvelous abilities and daring as a writer. If you've read any of her other books, you'll see that this is quite a departure and that's what makes her a Super Star as a writer in my eyes. I eagerly look forward to Forbidden Pleasures and anything else Bertrice Small writes!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    Pretty Good

    This wasn't my favorite erotic story but it was still pretty good. I was glad to see that the rotten husband got what was coming to him; however, I was a little surprised by the ending. If your looking for something dramatic and eye opening, check out this book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2009

    WOW!

    Loved the book! A must read! Am going to read her books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    WOW i LOVED this book

    this book was excellent i had to rent it from the library but now im looking to buy it, i have read it over and over just like the rest of bertrice small books, shes an outstanding author nothing beats her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    OMG

    This book was so good it took me a day to read it i stayed up all night i could not put the book down i needed more after it was done so i read another one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2005

    HOT, HOT, HOT

    This was the first Beatrice Small book I have read, let me tell you no disappointment. This book is a MUST buy and KEEP on your shelf. I WANT THE CHANNEL!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    Hot

    I have loved Beatrice Smalls works for the longest time and she has not disappointed me yet. This may not be a historical book, but I do like the fanasty she creates. I wish I had The Channel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

    All I wanted all the way thru was a way to get THE CHANNEL on MY TV. This is my first book from this author. I'm not as into historicals, but I am definately going to be getting the rest of Ms Small's titles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    Perfect Getaway !

    On those days when you just wish you could escape...grab this book and do it! If you are of a prudish nature then you may want to pass this by. For us with a vivid imagination and sometimes even wish for the excitement then 'the channel' is for you! Finished it in a day and then had a cigarette LOL !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    the devils advocate

    this book remind me of the movie the devils advocate with al pacino, scary, funny, and evil, it make you think of your own sexuality, and let you have a open mind to try differen thing in your sex life, it also let you be aware of you life and that you should never put you entire life in the hands on any one, you should always be in charge of your own life, we here at me too shoes read the book and pass it around to all the woman in the company and it is so much fun the things we all taugh about the book, we talk about it every day, we even mention it to a couple of the guys about the channel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    A Lively lady at www.bertricesmall.com

    Though The Channel is a hot and heavy fantasy station all women would love to have. Look past the sex for one second and read the real story of Nora. Women are all to often unprepared for relationship devistation. Take to heart what Nora faces and never let yourself be unprepared. Bertrice Small has given great insight and advice through Private Pleasures, ladies. Don't skip not one page and learn all you can because this is the real world regardless of the channel and the sexcapades Though I really really really want The Channel...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2004

    Too pornographic

    Too much of the same thing,sex and more sex. OK if you like porn. I read her books for the historical descriptions of clothes, food, how events were celebrated, as well as the romance of that time. This book was very dissapointing. I skipped through most of it, hoping it would get better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2004

    Ms. Small - Go back to what you do best.

    Very disappointed. This is well beneath this authors talent. I hope it is the last of this type as she wastes her storytelling skills with this trash. If you need another book have the publisher reprint 'Adora'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2004

    Distasteful, Crude at Best

    The main character comes across as mean spirited in a weird fantasy mumbo jumbo book.This purchase was a definite waste of money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    Avid Reader

    I think that this book is just as good as any book that she has EVER WRITTEN! She is the DIVA of Romance writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2004

    It's Porn

    I thought this was a little romance novel but was shocked at how detailed the sex scenes are, If you're into porn books, this one is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    ok until you read the ending

    I was looking forward to a contemporary romance by this author. The story line was a little iffy but plausible with a some imagination. The only thing that turned me off to the book was how it ended. Usually the heroines have the typical romantic/promising future. The way this 'heroine' was depicted at the end of the book left me a little sad and kind of disturbed.

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