All the Wrong Places

All the Wrong Places Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse he wasn t meeting their needs Desperate and humiliated he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for

  • Title: All the Wrong Places
  • Author: AnnGallagher
  • ISBN: 9781626494206
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse he wasn t meeting their needs Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice.Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory he doesn t think Brennan is a bad lover In fact, he doesn t think Brennan is heterosexual.Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse he wasn t meeting their needs Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice.Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory he doesn t think Brennan is a bad lover In fact, he doesn t think Brennan is heterosexual Or sexual at all, for that matter He also can t stop thinking about Brennan But even if he s right and Brennan really is asexual, that doesn t mean Zafir has a chance Brennan s never dated a man, and Zafir s never met anyone who s game for a Muslim single father with a smart mouth and a GED.Brennan s always thought of himself as straight But when sex is explicitly out of the mix, he finds himself drawn to Zafir for the qualities and interests they share And Zafir can t help enjoying Brennan s company and the growing bond between Brennan and his son They work well together, but with so many issues between them, doubts creep in, and Brennan s struggle with his identity could push away the one person he didn t know he could love.

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    1. *3.5 stars* I always say this when I'm talking about Ann Gallagher/L.A. Witt/Lauren Gallagher: she isn't afraid to try new things! I mean, really not afraid. When she sees a challenge, she just grabs it by the balls and makes it her bitch. I just love her for it, and I continue to try all of her stuff because I'm always fascinated about what I'm going to get. This book wow, she really expanded my horizons. First of all, we get two asexual MCs, a POC MC, and one of the MCs is a father. I'll talk [...]

    2. As I sit down to write this, it has been almost 24 hours since I first heard of the shooting in the gay club in Orlando. Over the intervening hours the injuries and terrible loss of life increased in front of our very eyes. Those of us across the country, and the globe, couldn’t do much more than grieve and rage as the story unfolded.There are no words for my grief, and yet what I experience safe here with my family and friends around me, is nothing compared to what others deal with right now. [...]

    3. I have no desire whatsoever to have sex. I’m not repulsed by it, just not interested. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want a companion. And it doesn’t mean I can’t connect with someone. I don’t have to be sexually interested in someone to feel like my world is better with them in it. It’s a different kind of love than loving my sister or my son or my friends. It’s like this is a person who’s come into my life and changed it, and I want them to stay.”Bear with me, because this [...]

    4. After reading the blurb for All the Wrong Places I was convinced that I wouldn't like it that much since my favorite books usually have lots of dirty, filthy sex in them; since both characters are asexuals I knew this wasn't up my alley and yet I was compelled to read it. This book ended up being a journey of self-discovery for Brennan, one of our main characters, and for me as well. If you're expecting any heat or sex of any kind, if the lack of steam is a deal breaker for you, then this book i [...]

    5. I was game when I knew this is about asexual people, I have some asexual friends, so now I know what they feel about their sexuality.And it's also rare that we have Muslim MC, they're more complicated in gay romance to write I guess, because of what Qur'an says.And apparently Zafir is a good Muslim too. So, it's kinda hard for him.I only read some of Muslim MC from Aleksandr Voinov and now L.A. Witt, and I'm not disappointed. I need to read some more I hope. Inshallah. :)This story though, I enj [...]

    6. Reviewed for From Top to Bottom Reviews.4.5 stars*I received an ARC of this book from Riptide Publishing via Netgalley in return of an honest review*I've read a few books with asexual characters and some of them were really disappointing because they portray us as being defective and needing healing. And by the end of the book the "asexual" would be cured and really loving sex and wanting it. But I knew that this one wouldn't be one of those stories because the author is Ann Gallagher (also writ [...]

    7. Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsOne thing I have always appreciated about Ann Gallagher (AKA L.A. Witt, Lauren Gallagher) is the way she isn't afraid to tackle any subject manner. In All The Wrong Places she tackles the subject of asexuality and she does it very well; she explains without preaching and she educates without humiliation. After reading this book and doing some additional research, I feel I have a much better understanding of asexuality and all of its branches [...]

    8. 4.5 Stars ~ It has been quite awhile since I was in Bluewater Bay and it's nice to get back to the familiar scenery and famous faces. Although this installment focuses on two residents of the town, not anyone associated with the TV show, and in some ways, I actually like that better. There can be predictability with actors and the whole Hollywood scene, plus the description for this book really pulled me in.Asexuality is a very new term to me and to many people. I made a new friend a couple of y [...]

    9. 3.5 Stars Another book I'm not sure how to review Thing is the whole topic of Asexual was new to me and I enjoyed seeing a different relationship, and yeah, there was something even refreshing about a relationship being based on friendship closeness and trust with lust having NOTHING to do with anything. That being said, the story just didn't "grab" me. I liked both Brennan and Zafir, I could get both their difficulties with being together, but I wasn't that patient with them. I was tired of hea [...]

    10. I’ve been dabbling with books by LA Witt for a while now. Generally, I find them enjoyable, even if they’re not earth shattering. So it was upon discovering that Ann Gallagher is actually LA Witt, plus the synopsis about how the protag’s are asexual, (and Brennan is a skateboarder), I couldn’t resist reading All the Wrong Places. Prior to starting, the only book I’d read that contained an asexual character was Scarred Souls, and I really did not like that book at all. To be fair, the f [...]

    11. We’re back in Bluewater Bay with ALL THE WRONG PLACES. This time, this book is coming to you from Ann Gallagher. I can’t say I’ve read Ann’s books before, however I’ve read books by her other pen names, Lauren Gallagher and L.A. Witt so I was excited about this book.If you’ve read Gallagher before, then you may know that this woman doesn’t back down from a challenge. She always chooses to write about interesting characters and I think Brennan has to be one of my new favorites. Bren [...]

    12. First, I want to get the cons out of the way. The climax felt somewhat rushed, and the book seemed primed to make a powerful statement about acephobia, but ultimately glossed over it. I don't expect or necessarily want books about asexuality to always deal with acephobia, but given that right now, a vocal subset of people still believes asexuals aren't "oppressed" enough to be part of the LGBTQ community, it would have been nice to have a discussion of the insidious ways asexuals face prejudice. [...]

    13. So I finished this earlier and was trying to wrap my brain around it before I wrote a review. Did I like the book? Yes, I actually liked it more than a little. Did I understand it? No, not even a little bit. And I'm still so confused. They were talking about masturbating and what they think of. They think of nothing. Okay, fine but why are they even masturbating in the first place? That's probably a really stupid question on my part but the entire concept is so completely foreign to me that I ju [...]

    14. Another disappointing asexual book. Do the good ones even exist?This one was clearly written with a mission in mind, and the author didn't waste any time - informing the reader about asexuality starts around page 15, I think. To be fair, she did a good job with educating, imo.But romance romance fell flat. It's not even because of lack of sex or any promise of sex - books don't need hot action to make you all shivery with excitement, and books with hot sex don't necessarily make a good romance.T [...]

    15. A book with two aces as the MCs. I would very much like more books like this please.Brennan walks into the local sex shop looking to find help with the problem he has with keeping his girlfriends happy and, erm, satisfied. There he meet Zafir, a guy who, after a bit of discussion, gives Brennan some new ideas to think about and sparks a friendship that soon goes beyond just friendship. Other than the silly 'big misunderstanding' that breaks them up for a really stupid reason, Brennan and Zafir m [...]

    16. A very nice romance with two asexual main characters. A lot of what Brennan was going through was so very familiar. I recommend this to all the asexual readers out there and to anyone who wants to learn more about asexuality and enjoys a good romance without all the sex. :)

    17. I feel bad DNFing so soon (11%) but the representation of asexuality here really doesn't feel authentic to me (I'm ace, in case you're wondering) and I just don't feel like dealing with it.

    18. Nope. Definitely not interested. There are too many reasons why this book is definitely not for me!! Hard pass!!

    19. This review was written for Joyfully Jay reviews and can be accessed here: joyfullyjay/2016/06/review4.25 Stars.All the Wrong Places is part of the Bluewater Bay series, but as with all the books in the series, it is written as a standalone. Also, this is a romance between two asexual characters, so do not expect sex.Brennan Cross is a 25-year-old semi-pro skateboarder who has just caught his girlfriend of the past 18 months having sex with his friend in their bed. This is the third girlfriend h [...]

    20. *´¨✫)¸.•´¸.•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨) ✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸.•3.5 stars because we all are in the wrong places at the right timeOnce was chance. Two was coincidence. Three times was a goddamn pattern.Brennan Cross had just broken up with ANOTHER girlfriend. Strike out if he were playing baseball. He needed answers and he found it when he visited the local town porn store and met someone who seemed to know all the answers. Before he knew it, he had a friendship unlike any other and found hi [...]

    21. I think I kinda fell in love with these two. <3 Oh, how I loved these two young men. I know I've said that before, but there was just something about Brennan and Zafir's story that made me melt for them. *sigh*All the Wrong Places began with Brennan mulling over the fact that he'd been dumped again. He's so desperate for an answer to why he isn't doing 'it' right (according to the girls that have dumped him) that he finds himself in Bluewater Bay's Red Hot Bluewater. The initial encounter bet [...]

    22. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsI liked this story, because it really gets to the heart of asexuality: the desire for an intimate companion with, or without, sexual activity. Brennan was a great best friend to his girlfriends, who all found him consummately respectful—on account of his lack of pressure regarding sex. He was happy to follow their lead and allow them to initiate, which clearly didn’t work. He’s also been strictly heterosexual, so finding Zafir to be attractive as a companio [...]

    23. I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads4 Stars. This is the first book I've read in the Bluewater Bay series, and it won't be the last. After reading All the Wrong Places, I'm beyond interested to start the series from the beginning. I realize the books are authored by different writers, but I've read the majority of their books, just not in this particular series. All the Wrong Places is an exploration and journey between a romantic couple who are both asexual. With [...]

    24. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.This is my second Bluewater Bay Novel and I selected this one because I was interested in reading about an asexual couple. Asexuality is something I've only recently learned about. It is so different from my own experience of the world so I was curious.So what is the difference between this asexual couple and any other couple? For this couple it is that they have no desire for sex. Our heros, Brennan and Zafir struggle with [...]

    25. This was my first time reading a romance with ace characters and now I need more! There wasn't much plot, the pacing was pretty slow, and a lot of the conversations sounded like an Asexuality 101 primer, but I whizzed through it anyway and didn't want to stop reading. There was so much that I could relate to, especially the confusion and second-guessing, the anxiety over labels, the worries that maybe you've convinced yourself of something that isn't even true because you're desperate or scared. [...]

    26. A cute, romantic read about someone trying to find themselves and another who knows who he is but struggles to find someone to be with. It's a very slow book, with not much of a plot other than these two men struggling to find out who they are together. It struggled to grab my attention and keep it. The inner conflict of Brennan wasn't enough to keep me interested unfortunately. ** ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **

    27. 2 1/2 starsAll the Wrong Places was a sweet addition to the Bluewater Bay series. It wasn't the most romantic, or plot heavy story in the bunch, but it was a nice little addition and talked about being asexual. Something I honestly I didn't know anything about. I found the story to be a little slow, but interesting enough.

    28. fuck yeah ace romance novel! [praise emoji] a fair bit of this was kind of asexuality 101, but zafir and brennan's relationship is sweet and fluffy (very minor angst involved) and evolved pretty naturally, i thought.

    29. Kind of didactic and basic. The asexuality was handled okay, but it wasn't really passionate or romantic.

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