Power Shift (book review)
About the book:
Sometimes a wife has to go to extreme measures to save her marriage. When Cissy Holden doesn't feel appreciated, she takes matters into her own hands and introduces her wayward husband Len to a new way of life wherein she makes the decisions--and the rules. Will Len give up control or has Cissy just made the biggest mistake of her life?
NOTE: Previously released by another publisher.
NOTE: Previously titled Unexpected Top.
While I didn't love this book as much as some of Cassandra Carr's other novels, I did still enjoy reading Power Shift. I felt like it was more "real life" than a lot of the other romance stories out there. It wasn't the story of some hot steamy spontaneous relationship. It was the story of a married couple having a plateau, of sorts, in their relationship. I could relate... because it was real life.
Len and Cissy love each other... but life is just happening. They both work. They both come home. Those little annoying things about each other are really annoying. Their sex life is in a rut. But, Cissy loves her husband and wants to figure out how to get more from their relationship.
I absolutely loved how Cissy & Len proceeded as a couple. I especially loved that when Cissy really started taking control of their sex life (with a chores reward chart!!!) after the initial experience... Len really had some issues. He didn't jump right on board... he questioned his manhood and what giving control up meant. There was hesitance. There was worry. There was conversation once Len & Cissy finally decided to have a really open and honest talk. And... their conversation was a real sit down talk.
I just can't say enough... I just felt like they were a REAL couple. It wasn't about big sweeping gestures. It wasn't about being swept off your feet. It wasn't about being hot for the gorgeous stud... or the beautiful vixen. It was about a married couple... trying to be a happily married couple.
About the author:
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance and action adventure writer. When not working, she enjoys watching hockey, Arrow, and a select few other shows, or hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Power Shift was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice 2013 Awards.
She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love, adventure, and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers. There isn't enough money in the world that would entice her to join Corporate America again. She and her muse are sublimely happy doing their own thing.