Let the Wrong Light In
Me (before reading this): Oooh! Kinky stuff.
Me (while reading this): Holy shite! This stuff is turning me on.
...Several chapters later...
Me: *Totally blindsided* Wait, what?! *BAM*
I was so prepared for the kinky sex and the mad fuckery but nobody told me there were feels involved. Because who would have thought there'd be feels in a BDSM book? Apparently, I haven't!
But, wow. I love Avery's character. Funny, sunny, a constant ball of energy, and a man who doesn't know how to shut up, Ave...more
There is a wonderful, rare feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you read a book by a new or new-to-you author and they blow your mind. It's so rare it's only happened to me four times in my four years of reading M/M romance fiction. Leta Blake's Training Season, J.H. Knight's The Last Thing He Needs, Roan Parrish's In The Middle of Somewhere, and Melanie Hansen's Everything Changes. Let the Wrong Light by Avon Gale now bri ...more
Kinky kicks. This starts rough and ends smooth for Avery, a junior architect working hard to win a design bid. He's fine, until unbeknownst to him, a switch flips. Others know what's going on, but not Avery. This turns out to be a theme.
The breath play and S&M are fairly intense but without discussion, and not followed up again. It's not that sex becomes fluffy, there's bruising and biting, but the hardcore impact play is abandoned. Nonetheless, that rough and dan ...more
Let the Wrong Light In is not about hockey players. It's about architects. And architects can be hot. Trust me on this.
Avery, whose frantic brain filters the story, is almost 32 but acts younger. He's sarcastic, defensive, and doesn't know when to shut the f ...more
I was a little hesitant to read this one. I was scared of the kink factor.
I don't care for BDSM in my books, nor did I care for this particular kink--(view spoiler)[choking, smacking, belting.... (hide spoiler)]--it was very violent and angry. In fact I didn't really get it. In fact, I wish that element had been left out of the book.
Because at the crux, this was a romance. And that aspect of the book I quite enjoyed. I think the romance overshadowed the other stuff enough for me to loo ...more
I love it when I pick up a book by a first time author, finish it and immediately wonder when their next book will be out. This is one of those books. This book surprised the heck out of me.
Here we get the world according to Avery Hextall; a 31 year old, bisexual, junior architect who has yet to have a design approved by his project manager Malin Lacroix (who Avery tells us is boring, smug, has no personality and is a crusher o ...more
While I usually enjoy reading BDSM books with different types of kinks, I didn’t particularly like choking in this one. Nor smacking ...more
I'm going to be honest here...I don't even know how to approach writing a review for this book. The potential to be unbelievably long-winded is really high....but I shall try not to do it.
Let's start with the first thing that's going to suck you in....
Right from the first sentence you'll realize it's not really like anything you've ever read before. I don't know how to describe it. It's rambly, but not. It's conversational, but not. I can't lie, it took me a couple of ...more
This book focuses on the life and times of a pretty amusing dud ...more
The characterisation of the two protagonists is asymmetrical, with high-energy, exuberant Avery being overblown and teetering on the edge of comic relief, and gruff, taciturn Malin being underdeveloped and inaccessible. This asymmetry could be attributed to the single POV, and ...more
Wooooah, this one was a DOOZY! Lots of stuff to cover here, folks.
When I give 3-stars, it's usually because I liked a book but didn't really like it. In this case, the 3-stars is because there were parts that I really liked and parts that I hated, and those balanced each other out.
I didn't know much about this book when I started, to be honest. I don't read blurbs that often or that well, and I just saw Avon Gale's name and I knew that I had to have it. I love Avon Gale's Scoring Chances serie ...more
Ah....I'm really THE minority here.
First of all, this was impressive for a debut author. I wouldn't have guessed this is her first novel.
Avery's character is funny as hell. He is all over the place, his inner musings and the banter with his friends are hilarious. But man...it got too much at some point. I just wanted him to shut up, just for a little bit, so I can see what happens next.
And the BDSM...it made me a little uncomfortable tbh. There was some heavy breath play here (to th ...more
It was very hard for me to rate this book. Mostly because it was definitely not my cup of tea.
I had too high expectations when I started it, but I struggled a lot while reading it.
I have to admit, the last chapters were unexpectedly nice, but it was such a painful ride until I got to where I wanted the characters to be.
I start to think the author's writing style is not working for me.
We get this story only from Avery's POV - he's a junior architect who at first despise ...more
I'm not going to lie...I pictured this like a Steter fanfic a lot in order to get through much of it.
I loved Avery, his humor and personality...but Malin. *sighs* I didn't like Malin until the end, and I don't like disliking a character for that long in a romance.
Bottom line: For a debut novel I was impressed. It had good moments, and some great characters, but probably won't be a reread for me.
One minor thing that I didn't like here (and also didn't enjoy in Breakaway) was that there ...more
It is no secret that my FAVOURITE MCs are those clever, bumbling, 'idiotic', oblivious types, and Avery is all that as well as smart and LOYAL, funny and strong.
I love that Avery fights for Malin, even though there are clearly a LOT of issues, they haven't really worked out or talked through.
Yes, there are a few scenes making me a wee bit uncomfortable, but Avery do stand up for himself, and he is in no way ...more
That is, if you like the fandom.
And you don't mind the overabundance of cliches and tropes, or the awkwardly constructed sex scenes.
And you don't care that Malin never really makes sense as a character.
Or that the BDSM elements are really, really weird.
4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.
Want a book that’s a little hardcore, yet funny and really sexy at the same time? This one definitely fits the bill.
Avery is a junior architect who just can’t seem to get any of his plans accepted by the project manager. He’s a funny guy with a great snarky sense of humor who hasn’t had time for relationships, dedicating his life to his career. He gets by with hookups and enjoys sex benefits with his best friend, Harlan. His boss, Malin, the evil project mana ...more
Nope. Sorry. Not going to continue. It didn't work for me in the most fundamental level (of how I usually enjoy my reading).
The characters felt two-dimensional and flat. It could work if I like Avery, considering that he's the only narrator here, but unfortunately I found him boring after a while. He started good and rather funny, but then the sex happened, and it was rather weird in pacing and not at all hot, and my attention just blew to smithereens. I tried reading further more, bu ...more
That was what I thought the book did the best with. Malin’s character is a ...more
It was a little annoying but some of the sex scenes were glossed over and I would have really, like REALLY loved to have read them, but It didn't take anything away from the stor ...more
The first part of this book had me laughing my butt off. Avery, 31 year old architect, is a man with no filter. He’s hilarious. I loved him! Malin, his older project manager is cold, reserved, and rather unlikeable.
Avery hates him. Avery wants to get on his knees for him. This conundrum has him at a total loss. How can you want someone you hate? Not only that, Avery fantasizes about Malin slapping his face, hurting him. This is a total new thing for him. Like I sai ...more
This was my second time ‘reading’ this story, first time listening to it. I gave this story 5 stars when I read it the first time and I stick by that rating for the most part, the narration gets 4 hearts from me.
I won't go into detail with the storyline but basically, Avery works for Malin in an architecture firm and one day by pure happenstance, they get their kink on. Malin is a cold, hard character to get to know and like, but his story will bring you to tears when ...more
This book is simply amazing. When beginning the book, it was like giving my hand to the author, Avon Gale, and agreeing to go along on an uncertain, unfamiliar path. At more than a few points, I wanted to grab my hand back ..... I didn't want to go there. But finally, you enter into the l ...more
I'm saddened to say this was not a good read for me. I wouldn't say the book is terrible but I just didn't liked it.
I normally don't mind if a book is first or third POV but in here I was so confused with the POV. Msh
The pacing of the book was horrible it was literally like "weeks later nothing has changed, mondays are weird, so a few days later" and in the end I had no idea i ...more
I had seriously mixed feelings about this book the entire time I was reading, ranging from "this is choppy-long and tell-y and a dangerous, irresponsible portrayal of BDSM" to "this is sexy-hot and interesting and funny and sad-in-a-good-way."
I finish like this: I like this author's writing style and would probably try her again.