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After far too much lackluster sex with her now-ex-boyfriend, Kristen Locke isn’t just ready to try something new. She’s ready to try everything. And as luck would have it, two of her good friends are more than willing to introduce her to the kinkier side of life: Experienced dominant Scott Moore wants to bring out the submissive in her. Neighbor and voyeur Matt Sommers qui...more
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Carnal Passions
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Michael Dunellen
Kirsten has spent the last few years in a relationship with Alec. A relationship that wasn’t going anywhere. One that had grown stale and tired and just hadn’t ended when it should.

So she ended it. And then was ready to explore her new freedom. The problem was...

She was attracted to Scott. He was a long-time friend of hers. Scott was into BDSM which she was interested in. He was willingly to teach her what she wanted to learn. And even though Scott had relationships with other women, there was a...more
Renee Nicole

Three words that describe this book:

1 - Sex
2 - Sex
3 - Sex

I just LOVE reading Lauren Gallagher. She does real-world and honest, believable characters better than anyone, IMO. Plus, she's on the tippy-top of my list for doing the sexy time best, too.

This book was definitely enjoyable (just ask my boyfriend), but there wasn't much more than SEX going on throughout the entire thing. Kristen ends a four year relationship and decides to take her friend Scott up on his offer to introduce her into the B...more
Heather in FL
Ms. Gallagher has a way of conjuring such real characters, going through such real emotions and situations.

This book was a really interesting journey of Kristen, leaving her boyfriend of four years and taking up with both of her male best friends separately. There had always been an undercurrent of attraction with them, but none of them had ever crossed the friend line because Kristen was in a relationship. After she kicks her boyfriend to the curb, she approaches her friend Scott about learning...more
~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. Fans herself

This book is hotter than hell! The sex was scorching, the scenes were so well written and descriptive, I felt like I was acutally there. This book pushed my limits, just like the characters, and left me questioning my own boundaries. I could cave in, easily be pursuaded into something of this nature...with Scott by myside, oh yeah...I could do this!

Kristen is introduced into the world of BDSM by her best friend, Scott. He walks her slowly through becoming a Sub a...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
I should have saved this for February's friends to lovers challenge. This was a lovely friends to lovers BDSM story. I have to admit, the beginning was so damn slow. For the first couple of BDSM scenes, I nearly fell asleep twice. Scott is a damn tease. Kris is a very very lucky woman with two hot hot men. This menage which originally started out as a sexual freedom from a lackluster ex-boyfriend became complicated. I loved how Kris was best friends with Scott and Matt first. (Side note, did any...more
Carole-Ann
Ooops- should have read this first before "Reconstructing Meredith" because this is a fine introduction to Scott (the super-bestest Dom I have ever read about) and Kirsten and Matt.

Essentially, Kirsten wants to learn how to be a submissive because she realises that in prior relationships she has tried to direct the men to do what she wants (like tie her up), and gotten nowhere. Scott is her best friend and into BDSM, so she bites the bullet and asks him to teach her the ropes (*sorry*).

At the sa...more
Pam Godwin
This is a fun friends-with-benefits sexy story. A little kinky. A little free love. It had the potential to dig into polyamory, the plot certainly pointed in that direction, but the resolution was un-fulfilling. Polyamory is a consensual arrangement. There was too much discomfort lingering in the conclusion between the three MCs, which left me unsettled. The triad doesn't have to ride off into the sunset holding hands to give me a satisfying feeling, but I closed the book imagining their future...more
HeatherTX
Despite the first half of the book being really slow for me the second half made up for it. Scott & Matt were Kristen's ying & yang. Lots of hot scenes, I will be reading Reconstructing Meredith which is a continuation of Scott's story.
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*


Hottest book ever!! Oh my all I need is SCOTT and Matt and I'm set from now on! Wow!! No words, cold shower needed....
Tabatha
I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this one...

I really loved the chemistry between Scott and Kristen. The way their relationship evolves into something more than friendship was great. I could definitely feel the emotional connection and chemistry between the two of them and see the progression of them falling in love. On the other hand, I didn't get that same feeling of emotion between her and Matt, and their relationship seemed more lust driven than love to me. I think the reason b...more
Adriana Bookologist
Light Switch by Lauren Gallagher

I liked this story for a couple of reasons:

It was a full length novel (36 Chapters) so no skimping on the reading and therefore worth the money spent. It was well written, even the back and forth between Scott/Kristen and Matt/Kristen scenes didn’t deter from the story. It just kept me on my toes.

This story read like an indoctrination into the BDMS lifestyle for Kristen. It was a different kind of BDSM story than I’m used to reading, so it broadened my horizons a...more
Lisa
This book is on one of the lists "what to read after fifty" but it didn't have anything like the same "feel" as fifty to me. It does have BDSM elements in it but the story revolves around the threesome of Kristen, Scott and Matt. After a break up with a man Kristen had been involved with for four years, she turns to one of her best friends, Scott, to teach her about BDSM. Scott is a Dom, and is more than willing to show Kristen "the ropes". During their lessons Kristen makes sure that the blinds...more
TJ
OK, this one was really great, for several reasons. I appreciated the fact that the new BDSM relationship between Scott and Kristen moved at a slower pace than those in most books. Obviously, within the confines of a novel, there is only so much time to create one, but this one wasn't rushed and I most certainly didn't lose interest waiting for it to happen.

I liked the glimpse into the characters' thoughts as the story progressed. There wasn't a lot of back story, and in this case it wasn't real...more
Dee Wy
Well there certainly was a lot going on in this story. When Kristen dumps her boyfriend of four years she didn't wait long to get her kink on with not one but two different men, both of them good friends first. Scott introduces her to bdsm and trains her as a sub, at first anyway, :) Then Matt, her voyeur friend from across the alley from her bedroom window gets physical with her as well, Kristen is smitten with both of them, which leads to some hard choices for all three.

This bdsm story had a l...more
Kristie Sanchez
This one is hard for me to rate even though I had issue with it for most of the book. My issues cleared up once everyone started to finally talk about what's was going on. I loved Matt through it all and he alone kept me going to the end. Scott was a good teacher, I did appreciate that. He's thoughtful and patient but I still never really believed he loved Krissy. Perhaps the fact that the whole book is from Kristen's POV is where my doubts come from.

Regardless, I did enjoy a lot of this book a...more
Stephanie
I'm am only rating this two stars because for me it was just okay. Not much romance or development of the relationship between any of the characters. Lots and lots of sex, but honestly that was all that developed between them.

After a while I started skiming sex scenes. Yeah I started skimming the sex.

I loved Damaged Goods by Lauren Gallagher by this author. This one just didn't work for me. I need emotion with my sex.
Christine
When I had finished the book I really couldn't say that I'd liked it -- for me, it really was "Just OK," which is why I gave it just 2 stars. Although the sex could be pretty steamy at times, I never sensed much depth of feeling between Kristen, Scott, and Matt. It's told in first person, so you hear a lot of Kristen telling what she feels, but you never know why...and you only get a second-hand sense of what Scott or Matt feels. Even the ending is vaguely unsatisfying; nothing really gets resol...more
Summer
3.5 Stars rounded up

I don't know what it was about this book that didn't do it for me. I usually love books with open relationships and the beginning of this one did grab me, but I think in the middle it drug out a little more than I wanted it to. I had to struggle to keep going and I had no idea where the end was actually go. This book has some true poly relationships and some smokin' menage scenes.
Jenne
2.75
This was just ok. The steamy scenes were pretty dang steamy but I never connected with the characters and I didn't find myself cheering them on for a HEA. It either needed to be darker or shorter for me to give it a higher rating. Now that being said I've been on a YA and dystopian binge this month so that may have something to do with it lol.
Erica
HOLY. SHIT. THAT is the hottest BDSM book I have read yet. That poor girl with four years of flavorless sex sure did make up for it with Scott and Matt. This book has something for everything...and when you get to the part where the title comes in? Your mouth will be wide open!

Amazing. SO glad I borrowed it!!!!
Vivian Archer
Really enjoyed it. Very hot friends turned lovers story, except it's one girl and two sets of male friends. It's anything but tawdry. A love story that shows how play can change under your feet. The resolution was brushed over, imo, and that explains the one star deduction.
Tigerlilly
I really enjoyed this book. It was a good read. Its a great example of how you can start with play and it develops into something more. I think that the situation presented in this book is unlikely to turn out as well in real life but, that's why I love fiction.
Karsyn
a great read! loved the D/s aspect and the tenderness as well, Just some light impact type play, which is all i personally like. very enjoyable. :)
Violetta Vane
Originally posted at More Than This: Menage and Polyamory Reviews

There's a scene in the fifth season of Doctor Who where Amy Pond, furious at the Doctor, asks, "What is the point of you?" Well, that's kind of how I feel about MFM. I've always taken great pains to avoid it. GIVE ME MMF OR DEATH has been my slogan. I always check reviews to make sure MMFs are really MMFs, even.

I strongly suspected Lauren Gallagher's Light Switch wasn't an MMF, but I decided to give it a chance anyway, because I w...more
MsRomanticReads
More porn than plot (mptp) but that's to be expected since this is the story of the sexual liberation of Kristen Locke. She's frustrated with her more than boring sexual relationship with her boyfriend of four years. When he pushes for them to move in together, she knows it's time to them to part ways. She's ready to explore her wants and desires and who better to help her than her two close friends - Matt, her voyeuristic neighbor and Scott, a polyamourous Dom. What starts out as just a wild ti...more
CaroB
When Kristen Locke finds herself choosing her underwear with her voyeuristic neighbour in mind, instead of her boring boyfriend, she knows things have to change and she gives her boyfriend the boot. She's suddenly single and wanting to experiment sexually after years of dull vanilla sex. Her best friend, Scott, a Dom in a poly-amorous relationship, offers to introduce her to the BDSM lifestyle. She jumps at the chance. Shortly after, her not-so-innocent flirtations with her friend and neighbour...more
Among The Muses
Reviewed @ The Forbidden Bookshelf

The blurb, the cover, the title, everything about this book caught my attention, and I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed in my purchase from this new-to-me author.

Penned in first person, Lauren Gallagher spins an erotic and romantic tale following heroine, Kristen Locke, on her quest to find passion and excitement in the bedroom after finally pulling the plug on her selfish, long-term boyfriend. And Kristen already has an idea of what -- and even who --...more
Alie38
May 16, 2012 Alie38 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: M/F/M BDSM and Ménage
Recommended to Alie38 by: GR recommendation list
Shelves: bdsm, menage
As I mentioned in my comment when I was half way through LIGHT SWITCH, "This is one HOT read!". Lauren Gallagher is excellent in writing sex scenes that steam off the page and will leave any reader of m/f erotica turned on and gasping for more. Yet, there is not much more depth to the story than that one element.
The main character, Kristen, has just dumped her boyfriend of a few years due to a lackluster relationship and sex life. She turns to her two best friends which are both male, Scott and...more
Dicina
I didn’t know what to expect when I started to read this book. I was not sure about the voyeur/exhibitionist aspect of the book, add to that some BDSM and a ménage and I was ready to be disappointed. But boy was I wrong.

I loved this book!

I loved the relationship between Scott and Kristen. I liked that even though he was her Master in the bedroom he was still her friend outside of it. I enjoyed their banters and the fact that dialogue was easy between them, that he was willing to guide her into h...more
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