Author: Megan Hart
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.
Let me start off by saying that this book was completely different from what I was expecting. That being said, I absolutely loved it. Megan Hart's writing completely changed the way I look at erotic romance. There is a very real and emotional quality to her work that kept me turning the pages till the wee hours of the night.
In SWITCH, we follow Paige through a journey of self awareness and sexual discovery. The emotional ups and downs that she goes through were something that really spoke to me as a reader. Paige is in her mid twenties and branching out. After completing her first stage of school she is now working as an administrative assistant and living in a new apartment in a better part of town than she has ever lived. Paige has an obsession of sorts with fine paper and pens, stationary is something she truly loves, and we find her in a quaint store visiting with the owner, Miriam, on a couple of occasions. So when Paige finds an anonymous note in mailbox on beautiful paper she opens it before noticing that it is addressed to a different apartment. This note and the ones that follow it begin a change in Paige and make her aware of desires that tend toward dominant and submissive roles.
Throughout the story we learn about Paige's past, her family life and what she wants from the new life she is creating for herself. We meet her mother and younger brother, we meet her father and her have siblings from his other marriages and we meet the men of her life from high school till the present. The struggles that she goes through as an adult finding her way after a divorce and learning to cope with new knowledge of the past is an emotional roller-coaster for her and the reader. Paige finds herself following along with the notes' stipulations which has a way of changing her relationships with her ex-husband, her boss and the mystery person the notes were addressed to in the first place.
This was the first book I've read from Megan Hart and I cannot wait to pick up another. I love the way the story made me think and the way she has of making the emotions real enough that the reader feels right along with the characters. I would highly suggest SWITCH to anyone who asks.
~ Courtney ~
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