A Shot In The Dark (Long Shots #2) by Christine d'Abo

A Shot In The Dark (Long Shots #2)
by Christine d'Abo
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: November 7, 2011
ISBN: 142689256X (ISBN13: 9781426892561)

review courtesy of netGalley

Carter is one of the hottest men ever to walk into Paige Long's coffee shop. The attraction is mutual, and when Carter reveals himself to be a Dom, the submissive in Paige is aroused. Yet she brushes him off—her last relationship was abusive and she's unwilling to get involved with another Dom. But when Carter returns the next day—in his firefighter uniform—Paige's fantasies really heat up. She can't resist his offer to get to know him over a drink at Mavericks, a local sex club. Their conversation quickly escalates to a session in one of the private rooms, and Paige is both thoroughly satisfied by Carter's skills in domination, and impressed with his selflessness as a lover.

Paige is ready to move on with her life. But can she trust in herself and submit to happiness?
My Thoughts:

The two things that make a great book, no matter what the genre, are a strong female character and a passionate, sensual leading man. You find them both in this book. In the first book, Double Shot (see my review) the author introduced Paige. We didn’t know much about her other than she along with Sadie and Ian run a coffee shop.

In this short novella, the author gives us more of an in-depth look into Paige. When Paige was young, she entered into a DOM relationship, not knowing much about them, she didn't know that it actually was an very abusive one. It’s been three years and she is still rather shaky of entering into another one, even though she is a lot wiser this time around. One night Carter shows up at the coffee house and he is determined to change her mind. He coaxes Paige to face her fears; he is patient and teaches her even as a sub she can still control the outcome.
I learned a few things in this book, like whoever would have guessed “peas” could be a sexual turn on? LOL. The sex scenes were erotic but not over the top, there was some light bondage, nothing to rough or out of control.

Carter is the perfect, super-hot hero, and did I mention that he is also a HOT fireman!! I thought it was endearing when he would take time out of his day to text Paige, made me love him even more.

You can’t go wrong with the Long Shot series, I can't wait for Ian's story, Pulled Long, this is due out in December, we were again left with cliffhanger between him and Blue Eyes.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

Christine d’Abo adores the worlds of science fiction and romance. By combining those elements into tales of adventure and love, Christine creates the types of stories she wants to read. Writing has always been an important part of Christine’s life, and will continue to be well into the future.
Christine has published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, and has a future release with Berkley Books and Cleis Press.


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