Zane's Addicted: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Fiction - 326 pages
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Before there was E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey, there was Zane’s Addicted. Once described as “the hottest paperback in the country” by the New York Times and now a major motion picture distributed by Lionsgate, this wildly popular novel by the Queen of Erotica follows one woman’s life as it spirals out of control when her three extramarital affairs lead her down a dark and twisted path.

For successful African-American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction…to sex.

Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment—and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her “fatal attraction”—as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman's mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage…and her life.

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

Typically I like Zane's urban fiction, but this one was so completely absurd that it just ended up bugging me. Zoe Reynard loves her husband deeply, but he has no sexual creativity whatsoever. Her ... Read full review

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User Review  - rawrrbot - LibraryThing

I read this too long ago to give at a star rating; I don't remember most of it. I just remember feeling at one point like ""this is the line, and it has been crossed"" and I couldn't really enjoy it beyond that point. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Zane is the author of The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, Shame on It All, and The Heat Seekers.

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