R: Review of Power Shift by Cassandra Carr

Power Shift is a novella about a married couple in a relationship rut after twelve years. Cissy decides to shake things up and take a more dominant role in their love life.

This was a pretty good read. There just aren’t enough books about long-term relationships. I enjoyed the tension between the psychological and physical reactions of the characters as they explored a whole new world of sexual games. At times, the details about the research they both do feels a little technical, but in some ways I liked that they were both being practical about their sexual explorations. It showed how serious they were—Cissy especially—about saving their marriage.

My biggest criticism of Power Shift is that the ending felt very abrupt. I wanted to read more of their story as they continued to work on their marital problems and rebuild their relationship both in and out of bed. As it was left, I wondered if they’d really be able to work everything out after their promising initial steps. For that reason, I have to give this novella 4 cat kisses.

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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 as Unexpected Top.

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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.


Review: Moonstone Obsession a Historical Gem

Moonstone Obsession is a gem. Historical is not my go-to romance category but I went on a historical streak recently. This book rose to the top as one of my favorites. It is well written, engaging, and filled with historical details that made me feel like I learned a bit too.

Selina is a likable heroine. She has notions of romance but is sensible enough to know that she may end up a spinster. She neither accepts nor rejects matrimony at face value, and I enjoyed a heroine with such a pragmatic view in a historical. As the intrigue heightens in relation to the French Revolution and its impact on England, we also see that she is incredibly brave.

James is a worthy hero. He has elements of the rogue but also a deep sense of honor. His connection with Selina is believable and a pleasure to read.

The secondary cast of characters are well drawn and added depth to the story. The descriptions are lush. The countryside almost felt like its own character in a way. For the most part I enjoyed the descriptions but they could be a tad excessive at times. The last quarter of the book became heavily political and dragged for me as it caused the story to stop feeling like a romance. That is the only reason I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.