Title: Switch it Up
Author(s): Sara Brookes
Series: Noble House Kink #2
No. of pages: 384
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Publication date: February 2018
Date read: february 4th 2018
Welcome to Noble House, Where Your Passion is Our Pleasure, and Someone is Always Watching…
Hacker Madeline Zane gets off on crossing lines. So when she discovers security flaws in the Noble House website, she thinks nothing of showing up at the door of the hybrid fetish club and demanding an audience with the owner. Especially after watching an intense online scene of the notorious Dom bringing a submissive to her knees.
Kochran Duke is weary of always being in control, but meeting Maddy rekindles his pleasure in what had become strictly business. And instead of making him jealous, seeing her submit to his old friend Ezra has him aching for something he didn’t even know he was searching for.
The kind of heartbreak Ezra’s lived through changes a man. Maddy makes him crave a life he thought he’d put behind him for good. Watching her with Kochran only fuels his desires, rousing the caged beast within.
Fortunately at Noble House, virtually any fantasy can become reality.
I thought the start of the story was quite original – a hacker girl manages to get into the virtual club of Noble House. It was geeky, it was fun and quite innocent. Everything changes when Maddy decides to pay a visit to the real Noble House to talk to its boss, Kochran Duke, after encountering a predator on the website that made her feel unsafe. After this, the innocence immediately vanishes and Maddy gets sucked into the club’s scene. From then on the story mainly focuses on the sex scenes. The main characters each had their own background story, but those felt like they were quite forced in order to make this book about a bit more than just sex/bdsm. I didn’t really came to care for the main characters Kochran, Maddy and Ezra.
This story really had it all – bdsm wise – also triads. This may be a – spoiler -, so don’t read the next sentences if you don’t want to be spoiled at all. Maddy, Ezra and Kochran end up in a triad relationship. I just can’t imagine such a relationship going well for too long. But that’s just my personal opinion. It also made reading the sex scenes a bit hard sometimes. I couldn’t quite follow the … actions sometimes and ended up skipping most of these scenes.
– spoiler over – What I liked about this story is the importance of feeling safe and being cared for at Noble House. I’m not someone who’s into heavy bdsm and I don’t experience reading about it as stimulating at all. But the way it was portrayed in Switch it Up made me understand a bit more why people are into it.
Over all, I have read a couple of books involving bdsm and Switch it Up wasn’t exactly the best one I’ve read so far. I missed a real story and a little more background of the characters.
* I kindly received an ecopy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *