Kill the Lights

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Mason was a mercenary, until the day he died on a mission after being betrayed by his unit.

At the same time, there was a Hollywood actor named Haley Lusk. While famous as a child actor, as an adult, he grew addicted to drugs and sex. With a nasty personality and sub-par acting ability, Haley was disliked, yet he still confessed to Noah Raycarlton in front of the world causing him to be hated by most people. Then one day, he suddenly had a heart attack and died.

Noah Raycarlton is the young CEO of a big company. Though not a celebrity, his mother was an immensely popular actress. Due to his good looks and kindness, he is loved by everyone.

Mason thought he was dead for sure, but he woke up in the hospital full of people he didn’t know. They told him that they were his family and called him Haley. He was so confused, and people told him that he had a heart attack due to overdose and died for a while.

He realizes that his soul went inside of this Hollywood actor Haley Lusk, and he decides to live a second life. But because of things that Haley did, he has a difficult time with Noah and other people. Mason finds out right away that in his old life, he knew Noah as a child.

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ike_00000
New ike_00000 rated it
July 15, 2019
Status: Completed
It's not bad. Tbh I really really liked the premise so I was hoping for a bit better (Noah suspected too early..) but given the length of the novel it's still pretty decent.

I like where the author was trying to take MC and ML's characters. I don't feel like it QUITE got there yet, but I like the idea of it. Plot was also pretty decent, nothing really in the story to complain about. It wasn't amazing, but still a decent read.

The writing / translation is a little iffy though,... more>> not that it was hard to understand but the flow was a little weird. Just get used to it lol <<less
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lilichan08
New lilichan08 rated it
June 20, 2019
Status: Completed
The first BL novel I've ever read and also the reason I got hooked with reading yaoi novels. If only there's 100 star, I'll give it right away. :D

I like the character of MC, he's so pragmatic and calm. I also like ML's character. I feel that he is so human; flawed, deranged and possessive.

This novel is one of the best. &Lt;3 <3
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lovy
lovy rated it
April 4, 2016
Status: --
This is so fun! The MC is so cool and I love his personality!

After he went inside Haley's body, everyone hated him, but with his charming personality, he make everyone kind of fall for him. They had low expectation of him, but he breaks that expectation haha. Noah hasn't come out that much yet, but I can't wait until they encounter again.

I want to see some more or 18+ stuff lol until not they just gave me some sample of it

I want to give 5+ to this novel, but... more>> they only have the stars up to 5... haha

I highly recommend this book if you love action and cool protagonist personality!!! <<less
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ninish
ninish rated it
February 5, 2016
Status: --
loving this One! It's promising, intriguing.

it reminds me of True Star, but this MC can take more control of his new life than the other MC can. Well, he used to be a mercenary, if he didn't live that way it would make no sense. one update isn't enough. There's action, violence, horrible relatives, mystery, s*x, stalkish people xD. Why wouldn't I want to read more? uhm yes, this series seems like r-18. enjoy!
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Mimosa
Mimosa rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: Completed
The plot was enjoyable and so are the interactions of seme and uke.

Considering the novel was published last 2012, the plot still fits at this year and can still be said to be original and a gem.

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At first, there's a rift between them, as the seme feels disgusts to the original owner of the body the uke is currently occupying. But I love how his attitude took a turn as time passes and realizations pour.

The way he spoils the uke is extra cute. Hmm, sometimes his obsession with the uke is too much, and borderline psychotic (this is only my opinion lol), but that's what makes most interaction sweeter.

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The character development was good and you can hardly spot a plot hole in the novel as all the problems introduced in early chapters were answered in the later ones.

The ending and sidestories were satisfying as hell too.

It's a story you can re-read from time to time when boredom strikes. <<less
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SilverBullet888
SilverBullet888 rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: c13 part1
I must admit that I may be biased, reincarnation being a favorite genre of mine, but this is one of the best light novels I have read, and a favorite from the first chapter. The protagonist's calm and collected behavior, even in the face of adversity and annoyances is commendable, and his way of dealing with the previous owner of his body's past problems and image is splendid. The translation also reads pretty well. Even though this is a BL novel, even people who are not comfortable with this should... more>> give it a try, as, so far, it isn't used as a main part of the story, but a part of the past life used as a trial for the protagonist to overcome.
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I can't wait to see what will happen when they start shooting the movie, and how his relationship with Noah will develop further.

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aenrea88
aenrea88 rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: sidetrack 1 part3
Well I like almost everything to this novel especially the MC and Noah. Character development was good and the plot was not rushed nor slow. The MC was strong willed and realistic. I like how he was consistent throughout the story but of course except when he was with Noah. I also love how Noah was so possessive. And gosshh the tease was so good too, the yummy part definitely leave me satisfied. And did I said goossshhh Noah was so >.< kyaaaaahh..

The only thing that could be improved was... more>> when that moment from their past has been repeatedly focused on some chapters. For me, it has been emphasized couple times that it kinda lost focus on the here and now emotion and event of some chapters.

Overall, it was a good and light read. And i'll definitely reread this one. <<less
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natsume142
natsume142 rated it
January 8, 2017
Status: c19
Have the same premise of True Star where the MC died and reincarnate in another actor's body usually a no longer famous child actor. But with a twist, the MC is much more calm and collected with his life compare to MC in True Star and more badass due to his previous profession. An awesome read and very recommended
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Ex-police officer turned mercenary, when a mission goes awry and the MC is killed, his soul is reborn in the body of a drug addict/washed out actor. After being thrown in front of a camera the very next day, the MC is forced to learn how to act as Hollywood's most despised paparazzi fodder.

Compared to his body's previous owner, the MC, just by being a 'regular guy' is already enough to shock the people around him. The story flows together pretty seamlessly, with lots of humorous and dramatic moments. The... more>> ML is a bit of a yandere with deep psychological scars from his past.

The author's writing is very solid! Kudos for an author who is not a teenager and has a mature worldview (or maybe I've just been reading too many CNovels).

Though the mysterious past was predictable and a bit over-explained, the rest was pretty engrossing. The epilogue is awesome. It continues right after the main storyline and I love the extension of the movie acting because the MC is ultra cool. It's nice to see a MC holding his own on equal terms with the ML.

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Some seem to be dissatisfied with the MC, mentioning that the MC is weak and that he was some kind of genius mercenary. I'd have to say I completely disagree. Mercenaries/ex-soldiers/whoever are regular people too (though most novels seem to romanticize or forget this fact completely). Just because you might be good at one thing (running missions in Afghanistan) doesn't mean if you were thrown into a completely weird situation (reborn into a drug-addict actor's body) you'd be able to suddenly become OP using your 'military experience.' In the story, MC said he was tired of everything; the mercenary life, the killing, the missions. All he wanted to do was retire and open a coffee shop. No human can be hyper-vigilant 100% of the time or badass 24/7. His reactions and fatigue were completely reasonable. The MC is also very competent. There's not a single situation that he didn't successfully control, minus the situations with the ML (which was explained and made sense as the ML is his weakness). There are stories with over-the-top MCs who just dominate everything and everyone around them just act as background to make them look better. Those types of stories are also fun to read, but I am glad this is not one of those stories.

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Also some mentioned that the MC was reborn into a stereotypical 'uke' body who is weak and prone to tears; this I did realize eventually as well, so they have a point! A couple things that made me feel better about it: at least half of the male characters do also cry, ML included, and as for physical fitness, it would have really been too boring if the MC didn't end up in a newer weak body. The new body is completely the opposite of his original body, and it's the contrast that adds interest. If the MC had been reborn into a similar body, readers would be wondering about the plot point of having him die in the first place. Much more interesting to describe how he still felt like he was a stranger after being in the new body for months and having to exercise to make himself stronger. It also made the ML's recognition of the MC's soul much more touching. Plus, the MC was still able to trounce all the bad guys despite his 'weak' body, so I think the author did a convincing job of writing it in a way that didn't make it feel like it was done for the stereotype.

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RedHorn
RedHorn rated it
December 5, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4 part1
Written and translated well enough that its hard to put the novel down after you start reading it. Main issue for me is the characters. I dont see the romance at all tbh. Basically Mason a mercenary dies and gets reborn into the body of a slutty gay drug addicted actor Haley. The Ceo ML admires the original Mason cuz of a past event and his disappearance/death brings back trauma. He has been stalking/watching over him until his death but the thing is he doesnt actually love a Mason in... more>> his original manly body (he actually says this) and only starts becoming cliche horny and pushy ML after Mason is reborn into the slutty girly Haley and thats what sticks out for me, its like he needs him to be reborn into the body of an uke before he starts getting ideas of fking him until he faints?? I dont get it at all. After ML discovers Haley is actually Mason he starts being extremely pushy and arrogant as the rich guy he is but I dont see any actual romance between their personalities or ML liking Mason for who he is other than his saviour or for his new slutty body. Basically all of Masons newfound sluttiness is blamed on his new body and I dont even remember the ML telling him straight out that he really loved him all he does is praise his slutty body and im like so do u like mason or his body which actually isnt even his?

I wouldnt mind if this story was the all smut no plot type either but somehow its stuck awkwardly in between? Like it takes ages to clear up the misunderstandings and all we get in the beginning is Masons wet dreams in which you dont rly get whats happening and ur like so do I fap here or not?

Some ppl might praise Mason alot for being an uke with an actual brain but in the end thats rendered useless in the face of his new body which makes him so weak and slutty and the only basis for his relationship with ML.

Tbh story could have been so much better if it was about Mason in his original body rather than forcefully pushing him into a new body just so he could fit into the typical uke box of being girly, slutty and ofc shorter and less fit than the ML like its some inherent requirement. <<less
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Keisotsuna
Keisotsuna rated it
May 3, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4 part1
The best. I really love this story and even until now I'm still waiting for more special chapters because I still can't get over the fact that it's "the end".

It's worth reading so give it a try. Don't give up on it until you read a few more chapters cause you'll find out just how amazing this is.

I can't give a proper review because I honestly don't know how to put my feelings for this story into words. I just want to recommend this to readers out there to give... more>> it a try.

P.S. I really need more Mason and Noah moments. Its never enough. ♡ <<less
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lourdes
lourdes
March 5, 2019
Status: sidetrack 6
I love this story...😘😘😘❤❤❤

it's been in my library for months already I got bored so I read it. Didn't expect this to be so fun. I totally regret I didnt read it earlier. But still so glad I found it.

the only thing that makes me sad is since december 2018 it still doesnt have an update.😢😢😢

translator san... please dont drop this story its so beautiful to be drop... we love this story.

Please update soon.😁
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auroraRMC
PiCrazy31415 rated it
July 29, 2018
Status: Completed
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of this story. I read it thinking from the synopsis that it would be similar to Rebirth of Supermodel or Superstar Aspirations, but I was also slightly concerned because it's a Korean novel. Even though I do like GoC and GoM, I've generally found Korean novels to be pretty dramatic.

Let's first not even talk about how the translation was confusing. Wasn't the MC a genius mercenary? How did it turn out that once he awakens he's constantly confused and dull and weak?... more>> Hello? Aren't mercenaries cold and ruthless people? Shouldn't they be calm and collected? But the MC starts dazing around and can't even answer questions calmly. The number of times he's nervous or dazed or avoids eyesight or whatever is infuriating. The ML is borderline psychotic as well, actually having a mental illness of being yandere towards the MC. Plus the MC is so physically weak in addition to his low IQ and EQ that he becomes almost worthless. Literally the ML basically rapes you multiple times, and you're just like oh yeah it's like he's 7 years old so sweet and cute and weak. Sigh. Pretty disappointed in the story. <<less
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
June 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I would have given 5 stars but the ending didn't satisfy me. I wanted a little more development in the relationship. It just broke the surface of the ML's mentality... which by the way, should have tagged this story as psychological. Outside of the romance, which was lacking, the overall story was good. Nice s*xual tension. Though there probably should have been a rape tag on this story 🤔 that part didn't bother me too much, but it might bother others so be warned. I loved some of the side... more>> characters, especially the director:

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After the MC shows off his acting talent, the director becames the MC's biggest fan to the point of obsession. Kinda hilarious😂

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One thing that didn't really make sense to me though was:

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Why the MC kept denying his true identity when the ML figured it out? The MC's lie helped create part of the ML's instability because the ML kept believing he was losing his mind.

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Though I don't want to be greedy, I also wanna know what becomes of the MC's career... just sayin' 😅 <<less
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Boinkers
Boinkers rated it
November 27, 2018
Status: Completed
I wish the author would consider continuing this. Its a pretty good story.

Acting skill of mason is pretty much like 'skip beat' and I like it so much! 😁 To the translator, thank you so much!! 😊
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LIght Novel San
LIght Novel San rated it
March 28, 2018
Status: Completed
Honestly, I f**king love the story. That's it! Its not annoying or too fluffy, just right.

The MC is not dumb and the ML is not a bastard. Their interaction is normal and it sometimes show some comedic undertone. The TL is pretty hilarious because of how it describes the situation.

Maybe my only complain is that its too f**king short! And in that short f**king cool chapters it unlocks the past between the leads. I love how straight the uke is and how the ML treats the MC as his god... more>> (but desires him *ahem* s*xually).

P.S This is my selfish complain because I am thirsty for more chapters. You can ignore this.

My other little complain is that there is no other interactions. It just between 8 people or 10? It has little interaction, seriously. And I want to see how will the MC conquer (not conquer maybe just the people love him not because he saved Noah but because of his reborn personality and skills to act) the entertainment industry and erase his tainted reputation and how will he build his coffee shop (in the making----in his pretty tiny cool head). <<less
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Nolkeg
Nolkeg rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: sidetrack 4
This novel is really good. in all aspect. I'm not gonna write all good things about this, because there's plenty of it below but here are some point I don't like

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1. MC keep saying how terrifying the pro mercenaries actually are. Yet, he keep making noob mistakes very often.
2.MC is a soldier, a fighter. He got this protective instinct of a real man. He like woman. He even had kid before. But for some incredible reasons, author make him bottom!!!!. getting fuc* by a man who had a crush on him when MC rescue him from getting kill in the past. So the role kinda confused me here. MC even like getting thrusted.... oh my... This is probably the biggest flaw in my opinion, that the author turn a straight dude to horn* bottom. and it keep me from getting involve in most of the s*xscenes.

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MillenniumMoon
MillenniumMoon rated it
September 23, 2017
Status: sidetrack c3 part3
Very good! I really like it!

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I prefer this story rather than True Star. It's way better in my opinion. Of course there were parts that are just damn annoying: The earlier chapters of the story has so many typos, wrong grammar etc. As the translator didn't edit the earlier ones even though she/he already has an editor. It was really hard to continue reading due to the many mistakes but I persevered knowing from reading the other reviews that it will get better later on. (It gave me a headache.) BUT! It's absolutely worth it!

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alexfilia
alexfilia rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: sidetrack c3 part3
The story is about a mercenary who got betraed by his teamates while on a mission and died and went to the body of a good for nothing child actor ... more>>
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it seems that his rebirth has something to do with some wierd voodoo the actor was doing in order to gain the affections of this one man who happens to be the mc's ex boss and a kid he saved a while back

Although the MC is supposed to be this op mercenary I did not really get that vibe from him since he tends to panic a lot especially with things envolving the ML

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RottenApple
RottenApple rated it
June 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel takes a unusual take on rebirth trope. It is more like body changing but well I like it. They are many sub plots that makes you want for more and the way the characters were portrayed were astounding.

For the ML

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he was described in story that have few mental issues and I dont really know myself if I liked him or not, since his actions and personality keeps me going back and forth to that fine line whether I hated him or I loved him. To be honest I cant decipher the thoughts of ML. But one thing for sure, he was obsessed with Mason

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But the MC
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I really loved him. The way he is indifferent and somewhat softhearted (to the ML) at the same time.

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The only thing that really makes me take a few steps back from this story is the smexy scenes. Since it was between the line of dub-con and rape.

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it was really hard for me to take when the first time they did it. Especially since the MC is straight and he had a wife and a daughter (thats already dead). Although the way the author wrote it was hot. It seema rape to me even though the MC's current body is lewd. It just *shivers* feels wrong. I think all of the R scenes are like that. Well it feels like that.

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But if you can handle it. This is truly an amazing story to read. <<less
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zevron
zevron rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4
I have to say, before this I never liked any BL smut reads since Viewfinder. The plot was interesting. And it does give you cliff hangers.

The MC is so likeable, but ML is... err, I guess he's too well affectionate (?). But anyways, it's a nice read for those who are trying to find BL with a bit of suspense and smut so yeah it's worth my 5 stars.
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Aria
Aria rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4 part1
I seriously love the story concept!

Unlike most stories, the transmigator's back story serves as a major plotline.

Strangely enough, even I don't know why I can't give this story 5 star...

Is it the weird sound effect korean story made? Or the random interchanging use of ' and " which confuses me of which sentence is thought and which is spoken out loud? Or perhaps it's the fact that this story violates 'safe, sane, consensual' at almost all R scene : (?

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Don't get me wrong, I love forceful lead and bdsm even, but...

Few chapters in, we know ML had mental issues and it shows @[email protected]

MC is straight, and we know he really wants to keep being straight, sadly his new body and ML didn't allow that...

For the R scene, MC repeatedly begging ML to stop, and he didn't! And to make it worse, ML knew MC didn't truly like being f-ed like that, but he still does it anyway! >__<) ;

Placing the 'It's not rape if the body enjoys it! Who cares what the mind wants?' Issues aside, I don't like the convenient events either.

You would think that if someone had dealings with darker/less than legal side, they would invest on good security or at least have enough self-awareness to not get randomly mugged, something which the MC points out ==) a

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In the end, most of my complains won't be there if only the author didn't make events where MC thought/said things against it. <<less
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