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A Shot in the Dark

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

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    Another good one in this series....

    My Review:
    This is book #2 in the Long Shot series, about three siblings running a coffee shop. Book #1 was Double Shot and you can see my review of that book, HERE...hint, it was rated an A. This book is about Paige, the oldest of the three.


    Hmm, this is a tough book for me to rate. While I enjoyed the book, the BDSM element was a little more hard-core than I am used to...not necessarily in the way that you would think with a BDSM novel. It wasn't too rough or anything like that, but the sub's needs for the pain in the BDSM were a little harsh for my tastes. And honestly, that is the basis for a lot of the conflict in the story. Because Paige needs the pain, that has opened her up to abuse from a former Dom which has made her scared of the lifestyle. Luckily, her hero is a gorgeous, caring fireman, Carter, who knows exactly how far to push her and has a good feel for what she does need. yum!


    This is most definitely erotica, but it has a great story too. Paige hasn't been in a relationship in over three years since she got out of her abusive one. She is scared to trust herself or someone else to know when to draw the line. For her, there is a very fine line between the pain she needs and the pain that goes too far. Carter has a great intuition though and he is the kind of sensitive Dom that she needs. I like how he pushes her into the relationship and forces her out of her comfort zone, because otherwise, she probably would have never gotten involved again.


    This has everything good that the first book had...fantastic coffee shop, sexy Adult club, and glimpses of the other characters that were so good from the first book...including Ian and Blue Eyes....I am so excited to read their story because they are next in this series. Yippee!! I cannot wait!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2011

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    sexy story w/ BDSM aspects

    A Shot In The Dark is the second in the Long Shots series by Christine d'Abo. Paige, Sadie and Ian left their old jobs to open a coffee shop/bakery called Pulled Long. In Double Shot, the first book in the series, Sadie got her happily ever after. A Shot In The Dark tells the story of Paige, the oldest Long sibling.

    Paige has had a tough life and has put all of her energy into her work instead of trying to find someone to spend her time with. She left a life behind that she's tried to forget for three years; a destructive relationship that almost killed her. She keeps everyone at arms length and is temperamental and somewhat mean. That is until a sexy stranger walks in the coffee shop one night. For the first time in what seems like forever, Paige finds herself interested in someone. Add in the fact that he seems to be into the scene she left behind years ago and her instincts and a pushy little brother tell her to give it a try. Carter is a firefighter and a Dom. He is exactly the kind of man that Paige needs in order to be fulfilled sexually. Is she willing to put the past behind her to make it work or will her past come back to haunt her?

    I really liked this novella. Paige and Carter were both very likable characters and Carter made a great Dom. The sex scenes were well written and the book had a great plot and flow. Even though the story was short, I didn't feel that the relationship between Paige and Carter was rushed or pushed. I have read several books that had BDSM aspects; some do it right, some fail miserably. Christine d'Abo did a great job explaining the Dom/Sub relationship and that pain for pleasure is far different than abuse. Sometimes people don't see that.

    I look forward to, Pulled Long, Ian's story. It'll be nice to see if things work out for him and Blue Eyes. I've been rooting for them since the first book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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