Author: Megan Hart
Publisher/Year: Harlequin 5/22/12
Length: 400 Pages
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.
What to make of this story – that’s a very good question. We have our strong leading lady who is beginning to find her way in the sense that she’s standing on her own feet – decent job, responsible and trying to atone for her past situations. Paige has had it rough, and this is her time to shine.
Just when she thinks that things are going to begin to get settled, she finds a note clearly meant for someone else in her mailbox, but it’s what the note says – it tells her what to do that makes her really excited. From this point we think that Paige is the kind of girl that likes to be controlled but it’s through the interesting journey that we go on with her that we understand what the term Switch means to her.
At the same time that she begins to get these notes, her paths cross with her ex Austin. And let’s just clarify that it’s her ex husband – so there’s a lot of passion there – a lot that’s broken yet a lot that brings them together.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this story. The thing is that while there are times that i feel like Paige really could be a ‘bottom’ – we find that she’s really a ‘top’ and likes to be the one in control. It’s when she’s able to dictate things that we see her excitement grow- and that’s a spark that is something she craves.
I guess what i’m left questioning here is really what the point of this story is. Mind you there’s a lot that i begin to guess – who the mystery note writer is, who she will end up with – Austin or Eric – what Kira’s playing at, and what the deal is with her messed up family.
I think that there was a good story line here – there was enough heat and passion that kept coming up between Austin and Paige that really made you root for them, but you completely understand why they couldn’t be together and why they would help each other combust. It’s partly why i think that Eric is the right one for her, yet he’s too easily controlled…and i don’t see the challenge here.
So all in all what we get is a nice try at erotica – not too steamy, but still a sweet story in itself. You hope for the best and want people to have the right intentions – but really that’s about it.