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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Switch by Megan Hart

Switch by Megan Hart
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (376 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Multiple Partners, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Don't think.

Don't question.

Just do.

The anonymous note wasn't for me.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not in the habit of reading other people's mail, but it was just a piece of paper with a few lines scrawled on it, clearly meant for the apartment upstairs. It looked so innocent, but decidedly—deliciously—it was not.

Before replacing the note—and the ones that followed—in its rightful slot, I devoured its contents: suggestions, instructions, commands. Each was more daring, more intricate and more arousing than the last…and I followed them all to the letter.

Before the notes, if a man had told me what to do, I'd have told him where to go. But submission is an art, and there's something oddly freeing about doing someone's bidding…especially when it feels so very, very good. But I find that the more I surrender, the more powerful I feel—so it's time to switch up roles.

We play by my rules now.
Ever have something you thought you didn’t need at all? And then you realize that you can’t live without it, but you plundered your chances for a happy ending? Life hands us what he can handle and demonstrates power. Some can deal, while others cannot. What would you do? For Paige, the answer is to Switch.

Ms. Hart writes an interesting novel. Her characters are real and deal with situations you could see yourself in. You want to see these people succeed and get their lives sorted out. At the same time, you can see yourself having the same issues and dealing in the same ways. I liked how the lives of the characters twined together. You are enmeshed in the story from page one and not given a breather until far after the last page.

Although I felt there were parts of this novel that needed a bit of extra care, this is a great read. There are times when Paige, though she’s coming into her dominant own, comes off as almost cruel and childish. She’s not sure of her place in life, and that makes sense, but she almost has a bit of growing up to do as the story progresses. I like the idea of her embracing the power of her dominant side; I just think her path to getting there was a bit jaded.

If you want a story that will titillate you, then you might want to keep looking. The plot is strong. You can’t help but keep reading, but the sex scenes fall a tad flat. I kept waiting for that moment when she realizes that she’s dominant, powerful, and sensual and it seemed to come almost too late.

I enjoyed Switch and recommend it to those wanting a story about people they could know. I give this story 4 cherries.

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