Review: Power Shift by Kelly Jamieson

Power Shift by Kelly Jamieson
Release Date: July 13, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 220
Source:  Publisher

Gabe’s lifestyle as a Master Dom is leaving him empty and cold. Everything else in his life seems to be falling apart too. Taking a break from the BDSM scene seems like a good idea—until he meets the perfect submissive.

Reagan has started a new life as a strong, independent woman. The last thing she wants is to be trapped in another controlling relationship. Letting a dominant man like Gabe into her life could cost her everything she’s worked so hard for. But Reagan sees the emotions Gabe’s keeping locked inside, and she knows how to unlock those feelings.

Gabe is determined to never lose control, show weakness or reveal his secrets. But the lust he shares with Reagan breaks through his walls. Faced with a bleak, lonely future, he must somehow find the strength to let himself be vulnerable before he can experience the joy and sweetness of love.

 

Review:  Power Shift was one of those books that, for me, started out a bit slow but soon became a very captivating story. Gabe was a very complex character, which explains why it took me a little while to get emotionally attached to him. He was a very compelling man once it started becoming clear how his past experiences had shaped who he had become. Reagan was also a very complicated personality to describe. She was not a push over, nor was she a soft character who could be manipulated easily. Both she and Gabe had some realistic knee jerk reactions to things that didn’t always seem run-of-the-mill but they definitely seemed human to me.

I don’t think that people always react a certain way to every experience. I enjoy this kind of behavior in characters when it isn’t so farfetched that it is unbelievable because we all do or say things sometimes and then look back and think to ourselves….”Where did that come from? I never do that. ” I believe that Ms. Jamieson had a pretty good instinct for when a character would do something just a little out of the norm.

The other characters in the book were also interesting enough to me that I will need to read the other books that they are in. These books are not really listed as a series but as connected books.   Power Struggle, and Taming Tara, are the other titles.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a story where two people have given up on love but love hasn’t given up on them.

Favorite Quote:  “You’re practically begging for it, aren’t you?” he murmured.

“No.”

His chuckle rasped over her senses. “I like begging, Reagan.”

“I’m not going to beg.”

He was silent for a moment, his fingers still playing, and she wondered if she’d said the wrong thing. Then he said softly, “Damn.”