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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books (April 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601620527
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601620521
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I cannot wait until the next book is re-released.
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When they say that people come into your life for a reason, it really is true.
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I read this book in one sitting, and it truly was a page turner.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sistahs on the Shelf on August 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
Entertaining, genuine and down to earth, DOUBLE PLEASURE

DOUBLE PAIN is the tale of Kyla, a 26-year-old "super-junior" at the local college who hasn't quite got her act together. After eight years of school, she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life, and is settling for a part-time job at a department store when she knows she could do better. And she's somewhat content with Jeff, a "good man" who loves and supports her, while her best friends Vanessa and Tori provide her comic relief.

Then a pleasant surprise takes the form of one of her classmates. In one of Kyla's social work classes (her umpteenth major), she meets Stephanie, with whom she has an immediate connection. They are both trying to get ahead in life and among the oldest students in the class. When Kyla discovers Stephanie is a lesbian, it surprises and fascinates her. Soon Kyla has to deal with her own blossoming attraction to a woman stirring up feelings she didn't know she had.

Stephanie doesn't step to Kyla at first, but let's their friendship develop slowly. Kyla gets to know her on a personal basis, even meeting Stephanie's 9-year-old son, Jaron. After a while, the ladies are sharing more than just classes--and Kyla doesn't know what to do.

The rest of the novel basically deals with Kyla's emerging sexuality and trying not to break anyone's heart, whether it's Stephanie, Jeff or her own. By the time she decides between her "safe" life with Jeff or the lesbian unknown, she's gained what's most important: the confidence to know whom she really is.

Double Pleasure Double Pain is a fast read. It's surprising to see just how Kyla will end up. Through her inner turmoil, the reader takes a voyage with Kyla through her sexual journey--and it's well worth the trip.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Genysis on July 3, 2005
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I read this book in one sitting, and it truly was a page turner. It was funny and real. While I have to say I've read some "self-discovery" stories similar to this one, Nikki Rashan does a really good job in not making it a sappy fairy-tale. Kyla has to struggle with her discovery, like most of us do, asking the stereotypical questions that makes it hard to identify yourself as being, "like that." I also liked the fact that Rashan didn't make it a story of a woman done wrong by a dog of a man, or a lesbian pursuing a confused straight woman who was fighting her feelings all the way. Kyla's fight was much more poignant than that.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. BUMB on August 22, 2004
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If you have been searching for something good to read, I suggest you order this book NOW! I started reading it and could not stop! It is a serious page turner. I have never read anything that I could identify so closely with. All of the feelings and emotions conveyed by the characters were so realistic. At times I felt as though I was reading my own thoughts! This book surpassed my expectations and I plan to tell all my friends that they need to buy it TODAY!!!!! Excellent job Nikki, I look forward to reading more of your work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Datsexxi1 on September 10, 2008
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Wow is all i have to say. I thought this book was just about a bi-curious woman and to my surprising, it was a hell of alot more than that. It showed every struggle the main character went through; things I never would even think about. I really enjoyed this book and you would too!
--I read it in a DAY!--
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2004
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Nikki gives us a realistic look at how confused we can sometimes be. I have never personally experienced this type of scenario, but I have been caught between the love of someone who was off limits and someone who was totally free to be mine - and not knowing which to choose. It allows different readers to see that they are not alone in their struggles, and the best thing they can do to overcome it is follow their minds and hearts. It is nobody's decision but there own. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel - I think Nikki has more life lessons to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Read VINE VOICE on August 13, 2009
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This was a very interesting read....I finished this book in two days mostly because i was curious as to what would happen next.I thought I predicted how this book was going to end,but the author took me by surprise.I cant wait to read the sequel.Kyla sure had alot on her plate...I promise I wanted to jump in the book and slap the hell out of Tori.To me,she wasnt a true friend to begin with,And Kyla should have been put her in her place.How could she call her all those names,when she was the biggest hoe in the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mysterious on March 12, 2009
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I just finished reading this book in a matter of 2 days and I am so glad I took the time to do so. This book although fiction is real life for many females who are struggling with their sexuality. The only difference may be the names, location and maybe a few situations. There are many woman out there who are Kyla, but are too scared of being ridiculed and shamed to come to terms with their true identity. I will say that if you are that female struggling with yourself, once you read this book you will have a different outlook. This book takes you on a journey with Kyla as she evolves until the point where she is comfortable in her own skin and not worried about what people have to say, but her own happiness. When they say that people come into your life for a reason, it really is true. For Kyla it was about self discovery and acceptance of who she really is. Some people just need that one person to crack the door open for them. When you read this book you will not be disappointed. As I read this book I could literary feel her pain, emotions within my body and soul as if I was Kyla. This is a very good read. I borrowed this book from the library, but I will be buying it for my collection.
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