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Pleasure, Pain or Purpose is the story of three best friends. When everything seems perfect, that’s when a curve ball is likely waiting around the corner. Biljana Stevens’ blissful life is derailed after the sudden death of her cherished David. Now a lonely submissive, she travels the world with a crushed heart.A contradiction all her life, Jasmin Stallworth loved Barbies;Pleasure, Pain or Purpose is the story of three best friends. When everything seems perfect, that’s when a curve ball is likely waiting around the corner. Biljana Stevens’ blissful life is derailed after the sudden death of her cherished David. Now a lonely submissive, she travels the world with a crushed heart.A contradiction all her life, Jasmin Stallworth loved Barbies; but she also loved baseball with the boys. Now an undercover cop, Jasmine has a penchant for risk: kinky risk. Will she put her career on the line and her life in danger to satisfy her hunger? Vicky Knox and her husband Andrew were compatible, but she longed for more than a roommate. Why can’t the magic and enthusiasm always so plentiful in the early stages of a relationship, last a lifetime? Married life became mundane. Until rough sex and a password changed everything. Together the three friends help each other navigate life, loss and love. Oh, and kinky sex...very kinky sex....

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ISBN : 28010254
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Number of Pages : 180 Pages
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Pleasure Reviews

  • True Texan
    2019-05-24 19:55

    A 5 Star story we can all relate to! We all experience Pleasure Pain or Purpose. From page one this book drew me in to the lives of three best friends as they navigate life, loss and love. It's clear from the start these women are strong and as devoted to one another as best friends can possibly be. The opening lines made me laugh and think back on my own conversations with my female friends. The author captured their banter perfectly! I fell in love with all three women and the way their stories unfold each taking over a chapter and seamlessly rotating between their intertwined lives. The way it was written is a fresh approach to developing the story line. Billie has recently lost her life partner and the love of her life, David. Throughout her journey she often bounces between feeling normal and happy to overwhelming sadness and despair, much like anyone in real life would feel if they have lost their love. Her path the healing is well underway by the close of Pleasure and I can only hope she finds happiness again in the remaining installments of Pain and Purpose. Jasmin, a tough cop with a love of adrenaline filled thrills finds herself mixed up with a known criminal. With her handsome boss, Gladstone always keeping an eye out for her I can only wonder what will come of this triangle. She bends rules and lives on the edge. An edge I fear is bound to catch up with her eventually! Vicky is struggling in a stale marriage. Her husband, Andrew, has always been supportive but they live more like roommates than lovers. When a huge fight and infidelity threatens to rip them apart, a spark is ignited that cannot be denied. Will this catapult them into a more passionate relationship or push them further apart? I am left with many unanswered questions that peek my curiosity as to what will come next in Pain and Purpose! These three beautiful ladies could just as easily be best friends of mine as I can relate to so many things they are experiencing. I love that in a book. Well done Al. I cannot wait to see what happens next!

  • Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
    2019-06-01 20:05

    Pleasure Pain or Purpose: Book One- Pleasure is the story of three best friends. This book focuses on Pleasure.To be honest, I don’t know what I was getting into when I started reading this, just that the title and the cover was so entrancing for me, I wanted to get my hands on it. And of course, Al Daltrey was one of the Authors in our #ShhMaleAuthorEvent and chatting with him was an eye opener.I usually start my review with a quote, as it helps me with where I wanted to take this review or the flow but when I checked my annotations, fully expecting of highlights, I realized I had none. Not because there was nothing that jump out for me, mind you, but because I was just enjoying reading this book and self analyzing if it does applies to me, or who I know of, that I’ve got nothing. Yep, face palm to myself.As the title suggest, this book was about pleasure. But don’t let it misguide you. What I love about the book is that it focuses on you as a person, or of individual female of what fantasies or act will give them the most pleasure or what they desire sexually.The book has three main characters, and it’s like I had a taste of everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything. It encompass everything. No holds barred. Also, it explores relationships of us with our friends, or with partners. Of how females usually are.What surprises me the most is that while reading, I was actually thinking a woman is writing this book. Because how can a male write that sounds like he’s a female, and do it so effortlessly? Seriously. And how can that male author just know how it is how a female, or different females, act in situations? I mean. Yeah, it boggles my mind.Sexuality is my favorite topic in non-fiction books especially when it’s about exploring what you like sexually, owning it, making that desires yours. I like how it brings someone’s confidence, especially of a female. And how she is able to express it literally. But explaining your kink, your desires to your friends that isn’t in the lifestyle nor who enjoys kink, well, this definitely was the answer to that question I had in my mind.Seriously, this is by far the best book I’ve read that explores that idea. This was just so beautiful it took me days to find words to express how this book has just touched me.The writing style of the Author was also new to me and it took me less time getting used to with it, but when I had, it just made me want to devour the pages as fast as I can.I can’t wait to read what’s next. This is a serious must read.#ShhMaleAuthorEvent in Goodreads: https://goo.gl/B5YSlr

  • Maria Angie Mendoza
    2019-06-11 20:55

    Loved, loved, loved this book! This story is very different than any erotica romance I read before.Three best friends share their cheeky banter, and their own personal shit going on.They each have personal struggles and different approaches in how to deal with their struggles. Their banter was delicious, and their friendship was refreshing to read as they supported each other through thick and thin. As each reveals their own personal issues they came clean admitting they each enjoy being subs and enjoy BDSM lifestyle...Well, the result was a fun, hot, sexy and very steamy story. Cannot wait for book2.

  • Lora
    2019-05-28 15:49

    4 ½ out of 5 starsThis book covers the lives of three best friends. Biljana Stevens - better known to her friends as Billie - is still suffering from the loss of her lover and isn’t sure she’s going ever get over it. Jasmin Stallworth is in the Special Investigations department and loves her job as a police officer. Vicky Knox is the only friend who is married and she works in the medical research field and is mostly happy with her life -- outside of the bedroom at least. This is my first book by Mr Daltrey and I loved his writing style. I am usually a fan of the first person point of view, but in this third person novel I was able to gain a better understanding of all the friends and what they were really thinking at all times and get a better grasp on the situations. I felt the emotions in this book and enjoyed reading about their feelings and their emotions rather than just about their bedroom life. Billie is stuck in the past with David, her lover who died in a freak work accident. She can’t get over the fact that she has always felt like she was his and that they were to spend the rest of their lives together fighting the world together. She doesn’t know how to cope alone...or she doesn’t think she does anyway. Jasmin puts herself in a crazy-ass situation and finds herself being submissive to a criminal guilty of killing cops. She finds that she is stimulated by his control over her and they definitely have some hot and heavy scenes. Vicky thinks she needs to heat things up in the bedroom with her husband and finds herself in a predicament she doesn’t know what to do with. I loved that the three friends relied so heavily on each other and found solace in their friendship...even when they had a fight, they managed to make up. I wish I had a group of girlfriends like them!!Mr Daltrey did a great job of putting me into this story and his imagination made my imagination go crazy, too. I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series, Pain & Purpose, and I highly recommend that you try this one, too.

  • Jennifer Edwards
    2019-06-02 19:06

    This is a departure from the other books of Al Daltrey, a refreshing one. Have no doubt, his steamy erotic scenes are still there, however, he is delving deeper into story and characters.This first volume introduces us to three friends. Each woman is different, yet they mesh well together. All are facing struggles in their life and questioning where they are and where they are going. I believe there is a character in there that every woman can relate to.Billie has lost her true love and doesn't think she will ever find a love like that again. So she has chosen to run from her current life, removing herself from anything that reminds her of her past life...Jazz walks a fine line in her life of an undercover cop. Danger excites her, and she may put herself in situations that could be out of her control.Vicky is in the crux of a disintegrating marriage and has to choose whether she will leave it or fight to make it work.I will tell you there is a cliffhanger, and I cannot wait to see where it leads in Book 2.

  • Diane Laferla
    2019-06-14 19:52

    My 5 star review for Book 1- Pleasure.After reading Testing the Submissive and A Condo With Two Views I had a taste for Al Daltrey's writing, so I was eager to dive into this little gem. I must say, Pleasure book 1 is very different to his other work but also a breath of fresh air. Mind you, it still has his erotic kink to it, as I like to say " His trademark". A story which is based on three friends with a unique bond between them. Single handenly they are all going through some sort of life changes but together they can conquer anything...There were times when I did say to myself...I'm going through this or I know somebody who is going through this, so clearly these things do happen to us.Al Daltrey be proud of your work, your writng and creativity has grown immensly. Bring on Book 2!

  • Anna Green
    2019-06-01 21:02

    This is the second book of Al Daltrey's that I've read and I must admit this is even better than the first. The story of three female friends each one has her own issues. There's Biljana a widow and still can't move on from her husband's death, Vicki who is having doubts about her husband Andrew and then there's Jasmine who is passionate about her work she will give her all and risk it all. I love that in this book the author has made his characters more emotional, the engagingly funny banter amongst the besties made me laugh at times, there's more action involved and as expected there's also BDSM. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these women's stories and the ending is a cliffhanger but not that type of a cliffy that will make you throw your kindle on the wall. I am so looking forward to the next installment. Hmmmm, I wonder how that will turn out? Who is going to save the day???

  • KFForever
    2019-05-16 22:16

    https://kindlefriendsforever.wordpress.com/Reviewed by Tracey Lou ParkerSomething new from the pen of Al Daltrey was sitting in my Kindle. And I can't tell you how excited I was to read it. Pleasure is a story that features three lovely ladies. Each one with their own individuality, style and way of living. Biljana, Vicky and Jasmin. Childhood best friends who have remained close throughout the years.Biljana: Devastated by the loss of her lover in a tragic accident. Coming to terms with the grief that she was experiencing, she shut herself off from the world. Gradually with time, the pain eased but the loss was still very much alive and nothing was making it better. Through financial gain she decides to take herself off. Change her surroundings and try to find the peace that she so desperately craved. A new country leads to new adventures which slowly brings her back to life. Mentally, physically and sexually.Vicky: Happily married to Andrew or was she? Their physical relationship had dwindled down to next to nothing and things were becoming boring. After one heated argument, the passion between the two escalated and both were overcome by their feelings. What happened next made her toes curl! Fearing that something was terribly wrong, Vicky did the one thing I shouted at my kindle for her not to do. “Never read someone else's emails.” There will always be something you don't want to see; needless to say, she didn't listen and what she finds will change her life.Jasmin: An undercover cop who always went that extra mile for it and seemed to enjoyed it at the same time. A close encounter with a criminal awakens feelings in her that she cannot deny, and she didn’t. Even though she knew it was wrong she couldn't resist. She was irrevocably drawn to him, he knew it and played on it. What was it that he wanted from her?I loved the layout of this story. Getting to know each of these ladies separately helped me understand where their personal journey was taking them. Every chapter was dedicated to each of them and I was hooked. As one chapter ended, another would begin leaving me wondering what was going to happen next. The talented Al Daltrey brought insight into the workings of a woman’s mind. Love, lust and pleasure were the three main ingredients that these ladies shared. This book was well written, well thought out and well presented. Definitely a pleasure to read. Thank you Al Daltrey. I look forward to you next instalment. Five pleasurable stars!

  • Kari
    2019-05-18 22:01

    Pleasure, Pain or Purpose is the story of three best friends. When everything seems perfect, that’s when a curve ball is likely waiting around the corner. Biljana Stevens’ blissful life is derailed after the sudden death of her cherished David. Now a lonely submissive, she travels the world with a crushed heart. A contradiction all her life, Jasmin Stallworth loved Barbies; but she also loved baseball with the boys. Now an undercover cop, Jasmine has a penchant for risk: kinky risk. Will she put her career on the line and her life in danger to satisfy her hunger? Vicky Knox and her husband Andrew were compatible, but she longed for more than a roommate. Why can’t the magic and enthusiasm always so plentiful in the early stages of a relationship, last a lifetime? Married life became mundane. Until rough sex and a password changed everything. Together the three friends help each other navigate life, loss and love. Oh, and kinky sex...very kinky sex. What ROCKED:
I loved how Al Daltrey explored each element of the title for each character. Billie found Pleasure after loss, Jasmin found it during an intense situation in a jail, and Vicky briefly found it in anger. Pain was evident for Billie during her grief cycle. Jasmin had secrets. And secrets are usually to hide from something that can hurt you. Vicky’s marriage was not where she wanted it to be. Each of the girls had Purpose. Billie showed us what unconditional love is. Jasmin shows us that it is ok to be a sexual being and still be great at your job, even if the two mixed at times. Vicky shows us the the importance of communication in a relationship and how quickly it deteriorates when not nurtured. I also loved that I was able to take away what each girl stood for in the first part. For me, Billie was Pleasure. Jasmin was Purpose. And Vicky was Pain. The subtitle, Pleasure, applies to all but I have my reasons why each represented what they did. What didn’t ROCK:I was NOT prepared for the ending. I won’t say what happened or why, but that is what I didn’t like. Overall:
I am completely intrigued to see where this trilogy end up. It was a completely different style from what trilogies have become. Each chapter a new look into one of the three friends. Al can write a kinky story, but this is proof he can write more than that. Thinking about stories you read days later is usually a good sign that the next two installments will be just as deep, connecting, and emotional. The friendships, love, and the ability for these strong women to stand strong, has me itching for book 2.

  • Carlene Inspired
    2019-05-25 00:07

    4.5 StarsCopy provided in exchange for an honest review.Pleasure, book one in the Pleasure Pain or Purpose series, introduces readers to three unique friends. Though very different, Biljana, Vicky and Jasmin share everything with one another, or almost everything. As they reflect on their changing lives we get a glimpse into each woman's individual story. Though their careers and relationships have taken different paths, Pleasure focuses on the different sexual experiences the women have had in their lives, with current and other partners. From vanilla sex to kinky BDSM sex, together they rely on one another for advice and support as they maneuver the confusing direction their lives have taken. Pleasure was a very unique reading experience for me, as I had yet to read a novel that combined the elements of vanilla sex with kinkier sex, as well as included personal stories for each character. Al Daltrey wrote PPP1 out of the box, giving readers female characters they could relate to on a number of levels and providing a setting that women from all walks could read and enjoy. The women are relatable, not just due to their friendship and relationship with one another, but also from their heartbreaks, their sexuality, and their lump sum of experiences. I easily became invested in Jasmin's story, saw myself in Vickie, and had a bit of a love/hate problem with Billie. The character development that went into each woman was astounding and really made the changing POV enjoyable for me. I loved getting to know the women as separate individuals, as well as getting to experience their interactions together. This is absolutely an emotional read though, with both the character's stories and how close to real life much of it resembled. I smiled when they smiled, grew angry when the girls grew angry, and absolutely shed tears when my heart hurt for the characters and a bit of myself. The smut was also very well written, in a way that allowed the readers to visualize it, but also understand what those sexual experiences meant for the character. It was so easy to get lost in the women's lives that when I finally came to the end I might have been a little mad at the cliffhanger. Pleasure is a fantastic release from Al Daltrey and I recommend it to readers from all walks of life. If you are a fan of romance novels in general, especially with some delicious smut, this is for you. Though it does end on a cliffhanger, Pain, is available now.

  • United By Authors Blog
    2019-06-11 19:52

    I was given Pleasure Pain or Purpose Book One by Al Daltrey for my honest review. Most know im a huge fan of Al's work, this book just proves why Al is such an amazing talented author. This book is About 3 best friends who's lives take an unexpected turns of events.Biljana AKA Billie is trying to cope with the death of her late husband David who she thought she would grow old with. She decides to move and try new things to try to move on, but will she find the peace she's after?Vicky who is married to the love of her life finds her marriage is at a stand still. When she finds out a shocking revelation, will Vicky be able to move on from it?Jasmin is Special Investigator. When she is summoned by what they think is a cop killer she experience situations she never thought she would do. I love the relationship these women have with one another even through thick and thin they stick together. One of my favorite part of this book was when Billie was writing the girls an email she told them about a time with David She and another women were to be initiated in an official ceremony for an exclusive BDSM club, it was intense but very arousing .. This book is such a great read, so if your looking for a steamy hot read with adventure you wont want to miss this exciting read by Al Daltrey. Well done Al.....

  • Erica
    2019-05-22 22:53

    Three friends on different paths, looking for what will make them happy, what they need.Biljana having lost the love of her life is looking for purpose, she's spent two years basically depressed and hasn't even considered moving on let alone getting back into some semblance of a life.She decides it's time for a change and shocking her friends leaves the country in search of something to bring the old Biljana back.Vicki loves her husband but life has become mundane. She longs for a little pain and domination in the bedroom. Only she may be going about getting it the wrong way!!Jasmine. I have a feeling I'm going to love this girl. She's a cop, always in control until she meets an inmate that changes all that. His demanding nature pulls our the submissive in her. But she's a cop and he's no longer a part of her life....or is he?Book one was a wild ride. Told from multiple POVS it didn't confuse you. The story is very well written with a great cast of characters whose friendship and loyalty is admirable.

  • Katrina
    2019-05-31 22:55

    This is book 1 in a 3 book series by Al Daltrey. Billie,Jasmin and Vicky are 3 best friends who have known each other since they were in school. They're all in different personal situations, however when it comes to sex, they're each having some drama.I love the friendship between the 3 women. They're very close and are always there for one another. I really like the characters and their individual storyline promises to entertain the reader over the next 2 books.Al Daltrey provides a lot of kinky scenes as well as some tense moments. Looking forward to the next book in the series as this ends in a cliffhanger

  • Sarah Reads
    2019-05-28 18:15

    When I heard Mr. Daltrey was writing a trilogy, I did a mini dance. Finally, Mr. Daltrey was going to feed the addicted in me and give more. I’ve always wanted more once I finished each of his previous novels. It is no secret that I love Mr. Daltrey’s writing style. I love getting lost in his stories and seeing where they will lead me. My curiosity ran wild with what this story might be like with the little teasers he would give us. I mean would this story be hot (this should’ve been a no brainer), would it be a mystery, how many characters would I end up needing more of. Well… It is uber HOT! Has some mystery to it! And I ended up needing more of all three women! HAHA.When I read, I need to be completely consumed by a character or characters. I need to get lost in them and forget all reality. That is just how I read. For some reason, I could not connect with these ladies as individuals as much as I could as I could as a collective group. When they were together, I was sucked in and could not get enough of them. The problem for me was I wanted to get lost in each character individually just as much. Right when I was getting comfy in one's head we would switch gears to another person.This story had so many layers to dive into and try to figure out. We got not only one but three leading ladies who lives interlock. The way Mr. Daltrey teases us with Biljana, Jasmin and Vicky’s stories both drove me mad and kept me captivated as I read. Mr. Daltrey gave us a glimpse of how their lives were alone and how the group was doing in each segment of the book.Hands down though, my favorite part of this story was the strong bond these ladies had. Even if their lives were an absolute shamble, they always had time to be there for their best friends. That bond had me smiling more than once as I read the story. I loved how more than once Jasmin and Vicky slowly nudge Biljana towards the truths she needed to see herself. And let her discover what they had seen all along. The same happened with Biljana and Jasmin when they wanted to defend Vicky and light into her husband, but they didn’t. They knew she needed to figure out what she ultimately wanted and did not want to sway her to what they wanted for her. Each one of these ladies at one point or another think they are not strong enough to handle a particular situation but after working it out, they ended up being stronger than they ever imagined. For Biljana Stevens she does not realize how incredibly strong she is when she set off to one foreign country after another to find herself. The other two could have never did that the way she did. Jasmin Stallworth hides behind her badge. On the outside she is fierce and a force to be reckoned with, but on the inside she wants someone to take the reins from her and lead her. The one person she thinks she wants she is scared doesn't want her back, so she turns to an unlikely source to give over the control until it could bite her in the tush. Vicky Knox is lost in her marriage, she wants more from her husband, but does not know how to vocalize it. She doesn’t want her husband to look at her differently and is afraid to tell him what she truly needs from him. What she doesn’t realize is that the one thing she is scared to tell him she needs could save her marriage. When she finally gets the nerves to discuss it, will it be too late? Trust me, you want to know. This is a book I’d recommend if you’re seeking female characters with flaws, but find the strength within themselves to overcome adversity and triumph in their lives.

  • Heather R Callahan
    2019-06-15 16:15

    Title:Pleasure Pain or Purpose:Book One-PleasureAuthor: Al DaltreySeries: Filthy, #6Publisher: True TexanoRelease Date: January 5, 2016Genre(s): EroticaHeat Level: 5 flames out of 5Rating: 5 stars out of 5Blurb:This is the first book of three.This is a story about three very different women, who have been friends since childhood. The first woman, Biljana (Billie) lost the love of her life almost two years earlier. Billie has spent the better part of this time reliving every moment she shared with David. Billie decides she needs to make some changes, so she sets off to see the world. In her travels she also decides to share her sex life with her two friends. And what a sex life! Billie's submissive exploration with David is HOT!Jasmin is a single, beautiful and very successful police officer. She works in the Special Investigation department, where she spends her time working under cover taking down the scumbag of the world. After taking down a major crime ring of a local MC gang, Jasmin gets noticed by Diego Gomez. After meeting, Jasmin's true nature of a submissive come out. Vicky has been happy married (or so it appears) to Andrew. They are the perfect couple, but as we all know perfect isn't always perfect. After an amazing night of rough sex, Vicky wants more. She loved the way Andrew took charge, and gave her what she needed. She goes onto Andrew's computer find a way to push Andrew's buttons, and finds way more than she ever wanted. As life goes on, Jasmin and Vicky decide to meet up with Billie in Chile. At first it is a care free fun girls week. But they soon find them self in trouble...I loved this book. I loved the friendship between these women. We all have friends, and even though they are close, they don't always know everything. But no matter what happens, they are always there to help each other. Lets not leave out the supper hot sex. At points in the story, I had to sit in front of a fan just to make it.I do want to warn you, it has a major cliffhanger, but this is a definite one click. I am waiting not so patiently for book two. Find this book on GoodreadsAlpha Book ClubARC provided by True Texano in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Heather from Alpha Book ClubLike ∙ flagFollow Reviews

  • Cara Ross
    2019-05-17 15:50

    So this book about 3 very different women; that are at a very pivotal time in their lives.Billie lost her husband in a freak accident while at work. He wasn’t just her husband though, David was her master. After getting a large pay out from the company David worked for, Billie takes off for place she always wanted to visit, but never had the money for, but does all of this travel make her happy?Vickie is married to Andrew and is not happy. There is a spark missing and their sex life is all but dead. After goading Andrew into a fight, they finally have sex, but something is not right. So Vickie is on a mission and ends up getting into Andrews email to find out that he was emotionally unfaithful. But the Dom in Vickie is disappointed and you end up wondering what will become of their marriage.Jasmin is a hardworking cop, who was undercover, but now a criminal is interested in her and seems to know absolutely everything about her! But Jasmin has a huge crush on her boss Gladstone, but in order to get information out of Diego, Jasmin has to enter sexual games with him…but what happens when Diego get out of jail?So I am going to start off by saying that this is a dreaded cliffhanger! But I honestly didn’t mind it so much. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t so heavily invested yet or maybe the multiple main characters, either way, I am eager to read the next installment.I will also be brutally honest in saying I didn’t like the character Billie at all! I sympathized with her over the loss of her husband, but other than that, I really didn’t care for her character. Where it came to Vickie; I actually sympathized with Andrew more than Vickie. There were times I actually wanted to skip her sections, but thought I would miss out of the book. But everything was different when it comes to Jasmin! I simply LOVED her character, and could actually read a book all about her!The writing and plot made this book a great read, I totally enjoyed the book, even when it came to the characters I didn’t care for!I give Pleasure, Pain or Purpose a well-deserved 8 out of 10!

  • Di Anne Sandvik
    2019-05-25 18:06

    Testing the Submissive and A Condo With Two Views was just the tip of the iceberg for author Al Daltrey. Those books were forerunners for a whole new wave and style of story telling from this writer. Pleasure Pain or Purpose takes us readers in a new and unchartered direction, it's like tapping into the heart and soul of Al Daltrey's writing skills. One of the many talents of this author is to introduce us to magnetic, fascinating, and mesmerizing characters such as Abby Walker and Chloe and Jack Gibb. Pleasure Pain or Purpose is no exception to this notable skill of his. I was immediately drawn into the lives of these three intriguing, seductive and captivating characters in this book.Biljana. The woman that suffers so much heart ache and loss you feel her pain throughout the book as she searches for the one thing her lover took to his grave, her soul. Jasmin. A woman wanting something in her life but is putting herself in danger as she searches and explores her quest for that kink she so desires. Vicky. The married woman that has come to a cross road in her life and is confused and unsure if there is anything left in her marriage to salvage. I think there is a little of each one of these women and their needs in all of us. I personally felt a connection to all three. The spellbinding story about the friendship and connection these three women share is riveting and will have you on the edge of your seat. And yes you will be cursing Al Daltrey's name as he leaves his readers with a cliff hanger. But for the first time Al Daltrey is giving us so much more. His first trilogy. A trilogy that offers something for every reader to fall in love with. Follow along on the adventure and perils of these women as they seek out what they need and desire to make their lives once again complete. Don't hesitate for one minute to one click this first book in a trilogy that will have you begging for more.

  • Joyce
    2019-05-31 23:04

    Another amazing read from Al DaltreyThis is the first in a trilogy from Al about three women who have been best friends since school. Biljana (Billie) who lost her soul mate and dom husband David three years earlier. She has decided she can no longer be with another man as she feels she would be betraying David.Finding herself travelling around the world trying to find somewhere to settle and lay her roots since "home no longer feels like "home" with no David there and too many memories.Jasmine is an undercover cop who loves some kink and goes to dangerous lengths at times to fulfill her role in her job.Vicki who thought she was happily married to her husband Andrew until she discovers a secret he's been hiding. During a fight with Andrew, she discovers a secret side to herself that she never knew existed and secretly wants to explore more.Wow! Another fascinating captivating read from Al! Once I started, I didn't want to stop I was enjoying it so much and was thoroughly captivated.I had to put it down when I could no longer keep my eyes open, and I had to pick up again as soon as I could the next day to finish. Each book from Al is better than the last and this one is the best yet. I found it a bit hard sometimes, in the beginning, switching between the characters in separate chapters as we meet the characters and find out their back story but once I got into the swing of the things it didn't worry me. Love how these three women despite all their differences in personal life and tragedies that have happened, they have all remained strong friends. Like all Al's other books, there's a strong BDSM theme throughout so if you don't like BDSM this is not a book for you.Unfortunately, Al leaves us hanging with a massive cliffhanger so I hope Book Two is not too far away as I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Dawn
    2019-06-06 18:56

    Pleasure, Pain or Purpose was such a totally different book from the ones I'm used to reading. It's mostly written in 3rd person POV, which made it quite interesting. Albeit there are necessary parts that are written in 1st person.As the blurb says, this book is about three best friends who are dealing with different life changes. Biljana (Billie) has to try and come to the terms of losing her soulmate, Jasmine deals with the interesting undercover work for the police force and Vicky's marriage has lost it's steam. Throughout the story, the girls get a chance to talk about their situations, hoping it helps in someway. There are times they get quite detailed and the stories get very steamy. OMG the kinky sex! Whoa! Talk about HOT! Some parts may leave you panting and wanting a fan or your significant other. LOL! There's BDSM, rough sex, fun sex, M/F, F/F, and just flat out kinky sex. This book is not for you if you don't like reading about that kind of sex. I, for one, was fanning myself. All in all, this book had me not wanting to put it down at times throughout. There was one part where Mr Daltrey had me in tears. I was so hurt for the character and I felt every emotion that was being displayed. I love when that happens.I was so excited to get to the end to see what was happening with the girls, but I was hit with a bombshell. My mouth dropped open and my heart rate picked up. NO! NO! NO! How could he do this! How could he make me go from smiling to my heart sinking? Yeah, that really happened.So if you don't mind details and kinky sex, check out PPP. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. Thanks Al Daltrey! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Ruby
    2019-05-25 23:53

    A review for Our Bookstars BlogThree friends. Three different lifestyles. Although each has their own drama to deal with, they survive by helping each other out. Meet one powerful threesome: Billie, Vicky, and Jasmine. Women who are so different from each other, yet bonded for life. Jasmine is a cop who is hard working and very smart. Nothing can get her down. Everything is looking up except one mishap. An underground liason who is caught and placed in prison. The catch: his interest in her and vice versa. Vicky is married to the love of her life. Everything is perfect or so it seems. Except there is no love being felt. Something is missing that wasn't before. Unable and not knowing what to do, she's hurt. Billie has had the most devastating blow. Her husband, her life, her love was killed. Without her other half she is lost in a sea of turmoil. Drowning in her emotions. Never to be who she once was, she decides to leave it all behind."Life charts its own course. You have some control over it, but barely. At best, you're a backseat driver. You can make insistent suggestions and requests, but ultimately life takes you wherever the f*ck it wants."All three woman travel down paths they never planned to go. But what will their difficulties drift them apart from their friendships. Or can they all work thru each of their paths together. The future is unseeing. The unknown can be dangerous. And no one will know when they will be ambushed by the darkness! I loved this so much. The danger was seducing. The hurt was angering. The loss was heartbreaking. I look forward to more....

  • ELIZA CASTILLO RINCÓN
    2019-06-14 20:13

    Well what can I begin with? Maybe by thanking being part of this release blitz of Pleasure Pain or Purpose by the most talented Al Daltrey. It is always hard to come by good or even great authors that hook you to their writing style and their storytelling capabilities, well with Al and this first part he has proven again he has both style and capabilities. With Billie, Vicky and Jazz's story we can witness there's something beside the kinky stuff that always accompanies it and that is life itself. Taken directly from the book and what I think represents the core subject in this first part is "...They came to realize that, while life is many things, one thing it's not -it's easy". It shows how from three different points of views we get to experience in a very easy and steady rhythm, thoughts, ideas and sentiments from three people struck by real life in different aspects. I love reading romance novels and when in accordance with erotica I love it even more. And I must confess that when written by this rockstar that is Al Daltrey is even much more of a rewarding experience. It may be a story told by many authors around the globe but this first part called Pleasure is sure to tie you up by every word written. It gets right on the spot with what to leave unsolved but not overtly left behind and what to cover right on. I must say I love the ending for this first part and that it was totally unexpected. Hope time passes at the speed of light because for me this part got me from beginning to end.

  • Kerry Callaway
    2019-05-19 00:02

    I could not put this book down!!! OMG what an emotional rollercoaster!! Al Daltrey in this book took me from heartbreaking moments to scenes that had me laughing out loud then finally but far from least those sexual encounters perfectly described that had me heading for a cold shower!!!Billie, Vicky and Jasmin are three close and kinky best friends, this book describes their three separate life's journey and issues they are dealing with but the undercurrent of this book is their strength of bond and support they give each other. I loved their closeness and acceptance of each other. Their individual stories were brilliantly written. I especially liked Jasmin, I would love her as a bestie, her strength of character and her ability to keep a cool head. I absolutely loved her scenes and interactions with Diego, they had me on the edge of my seat and my heart pounding. I can not wait to hopefully read more about them in the books to follow!!!Pleasure, Pain or Purpose Book One ticked all the boxes for one hell of a great read for me. I have no doubt in recommending this book to other readers and to give this book a well deserved 5*. I'm looking forward to reading more of their stories in the next book in this series.

  • A.J. Storm
    2019-06-13 00:03

    Al Daltrey has a hit with Pleasure Pain or Purpose: Book One-Purpose. He takes us into the minds and lives of three best friends, Billie, Jasmin, and Vicky. Each woman is facing her own crisis of strength, and Mr. Daltrey allows us to follow their journey.From the beginning of this book, I fell in love with these three friends. Clearly, the author understands women, simply because the relationships between them were real and believable. I also felt he allowed us to delve into a true submissive's thoughts and emotions. Instead of portraying them as "robot sluts", we could feel and understand the dilemma of being a woman of respect, who physically and mentally, can't ignore the call of a Dom/Domme. This author gets it!I loved the book, it's that simple. If there is anything to be critical about, it would be the fact we're left hanging at the end of Book One. However, the author's ploy worked. I want more...I want to know what is next, and I fully intend to read the next book. So Mr. Daltrey, bring it on!

  • Jaycee Daltrey
    2019-06-10 16:00

    For the sake of transparency, just in-case you missed it, I'm related to the author. I found myself liking each character in the book, each different and unique bringing their own set of problems to the forefront. They are best friends just trying to get through life, searching for happiness and possible contentment in the face of adversity. The story lines are sometimes shocking, unbelievable and heart-breaking. But isn't that true for real life? I'm not really sure where Mr Daltrey will be taking these characters in the second book but I, for one, need to know what happens to them. It's like a big secret and you, Mr Daltrey, know how I hate that! Tell me now, tell me now, tell me now!

  • Beantown Bitches
    2019-06-10 23:51

    Get Ready for some Pleasure, Pain & Purpose.3 best friends and their journeys for pleasure plain and purpose. Billie trying to piece together her life after the death of her Boyfriend David.Vicki trying to get back the intimate connection with her husband they had in the early years. Jasmin a successful Undercover cop finds herself in a situation with a convicted cop killer, will she risk it all? The book goes back and forth throughout the 3 women's lives and their situations. This was written so well you lost yourself in their stories along with the added HOT sex scenes made it that more exciting, I really enjoyed this story and cannot wait to read what's next with how this ended..........

  • Kris Matury
    2019-06-06 15:54

    Great start!You never know what to expect from Al. Every book is different. I love that he always keeps me on my toes. I enjoyed this story. My only disappointment is that I have to wait for the next book, but knowing Al...he won't keep me waiting for long. I like all three characters and their stories. I can even relate with them, which doesn't happen often for me. Most female characters annoy me. It's nice that these ladies are so relatable. Now to wait...patiently. ;)

  • Gail
    2019-06-12 19:59

    First let me say buckle up for this one! What a hellagood rollercoaster ride these three amazing ladies take you on! It didn't take long to personally connect with the emotions and complexities of real life as told in these stories. Mr Daltrey kept true to his style of erotic writing yet added so much more than "just sex". This was his best work by far in my opinion and I can't wait to read the other two books.

  • Christy
    2019-06-08 16:16

    Wow Al Daltrey I'm very impressed! What a wonderful introduction to what I know will be an amazing series! I love how you introduce us to all your characters giving us just enough of Vicky and Jasmine all while keeping us focused on Billie and her story of a love lost. I look forward to your next book! And by the way the sex scenes you wrote are very hot!

  • Peggy
    2019-05-23 19:04

    **SPOILER FREE**A mixture behind the cover of this book. Hard to really pinpoint one thing, this book just seems to have it all. A great read that will have you wanting more and leaving you with a sense of enjoyment that you read a book written so well! *Received for an honest review*

  • Elisha Snell
    2019-05-31 17:49

    AMAZING READ! I believe all females can relate to this story when it comes to relationship with our besties lol! in their own lives they are faced with faced with some difficult situations.