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Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance

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Switch: A Tale of Spanking, BDSM, and Romance begs the question, "Can you truly run from your past?"

Felicia is a college student by day and a part-time dominatrix at night. After her very public humiliation at her high school prom, where her private punishment via canning, was heard over her school's megaphone, she left her small hometown and never looked back. 


Despite going to college for a fresh start, her past could resurface at any moment, should someone recognizes her or her last name. This residual PTSD combined with her less than favorable sexual encounters has left Felicia feeling bereft and unable to comprehend who she truly is. 


Felicia soon finds her match when a hotel call goes wrong and, she ends up at the mercy of Joe, a southern charmer who sees right through all her insecurities and might be just the thing she never knew she needed. 


Felicia and Joe went from insta-chemistry (which I don't necessarily mind) to insta-love (which I am not a fan of at all). I believed they forged a strong connection, but after one night in a hotel room, the prospect of love and marriage was a bit hard to digest. 


I honestly wished that Felicia saw the good that came from her humiliating incident. Because of all the press and news coverage her story garnered, this prompted more stringent application on corporal punishment and abolished an archaic homecoming ritual of "no-kissing." 


To me, her celebratory moment of liberation and freedom never truly came as she just exchanged one coping mechanism for another. She jumped from being a dominatrix to being dominated without really addressing her core emotional issues. 


I will also admit that my expectations were slightly higher based on the title. While there was lots of spanking and romance, I don't think there were any hardcore BDSM scenes but rather some brief flashbacks or mentions of rope play and toys. As the term was mentioned in the title, I sort of expected more prominence. 


All in all, Switch is a nice romance with a bit of a naughty aspect. 


I received a copy of this book by the author and Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own.

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My name is Jessica and as my clever (not so clever) blog title indicates- I Read It! I like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed book addict, blundering through the world of blogging. When I am not reading, I am usually talking about books in my bookstagram account!

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About the author

Ardie Stallard is a reclusive writer living deep within the dark hollows of the Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States. His works also include the soon-to-be-released The Sting Operation: Spanking Stories, and Switch II: The Taming of the Switch or, Fifty Shades of Shakespeare. view profile

Published on August 09, 2021

Published by Pink Flamingo Media, PO Box 632, Richland, MI 49083

90000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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