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Pulled Long (Long Shots #3)

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For months, coffee shop owner Ian Long has fantasized about a customer he knows only as "Blue Eyes." Until he learns Blue Eyes is in the midst of a divorce—the last thing Ian wants is to be the rebound experiment of a straight guy. Giving in to lust, he invites the man into the cafe after hours and they indulge in a little exhibitionist play, but Ian is unwil
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Published December 12th 2011 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

Yes! Pulled Long is the third book in the Long Shots series, and the story I’ve been waiting for!!

Ian Long has kept his heart locked away after a series of events has him convinced that everyone he touches will get hurt. Like his sisters, he’s thrown himself into working at the family coffee house and bakery, not only to see it become successful, but because it helps him keep his mind off of “Blue Eyes,” the one man he’d finally started to think might be worth taking a chance on. But Ian’s bad l
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Holly
I was anxiously awaiting this book ever since I picked up the first in the series. I was very intrigued by Ian and Jeff(Blue Eyes) ever since their flirtation began in book 1. My only real complaint is that I would have loved to have spent more than 91 pages with the wonderful men. They both said more than once during the story that even though they had been flirting for 10 months, they didn't know each other that well and I felt the same way. I wish that we could have learned more about Jeff, a ...more
Veronica /  V
I like this story, don't get me wrong.
Even though, some parts of it annoyed me so much, that my rate went down the hill as the speed of a bullet.

For example when the 2 MC watched a man had sex with a woman (WTH??)
Or when Jeff asked Ian as I dare, to kissed a woman.
Did I miss somehow that this is M/M story?

What is wrong with some authors? I don't want to read how her lips are soft or how her breast are pressing into the gay man while they are kissing!!! (WTH??)
This is just so bloody annoying!
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Shelley
The Third in the Long series!

I am so glad I didn't have to wait to read Ian's story. Throughout this series I have been watching the growing flirtation between Ian and the mysterious "Blue Eyes"

I was not disappointed! Pulled Long picks up a few months after Paige and Carters story. Ian is still working too hard and too long. The guilt of his past weighs heavily on his shoulders and he fears being alone, always alone. Never being good enough to hold onto something worthwhile without destroying it
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♆ BookAddict ♨ ✒ La Crimson Femme❇ ♐
Baby brother, Ian, finds a Daddy! Well, not really, but boy is Jeff hot and sexy. What's the problem? Jeff was married to a woman. Ian's been on that ride before and he isn't interested in another straight man dabbling on the wild side with a gay man. Through a series of misunderstandings and Ian's own personal issues, Jeff is pushed away, hard.

I rooted for Ian and Jeff to come together so I was a bit miffed with Ian and his judgmental ways. I'm glad Jeff persisted. Jeff is way hot and what he d
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 28, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: Publisher
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book for me was the best in the series. Ian finally found love and I was totally excited for him. It’s no secret that his love was blue eyes. Blue Eyes finally revealed his name in this one and also that he was bi-sexual. That only made poor Ian cringe because he had a bad experience with a man who couldn’t admit he was gay or bi-sexual.

The story took us on adventure after adventure. We even get to met Blue Eyes ex. I
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Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Christine D’Abo, but I really enjoyed this series and this book was my favorite of the three.

This was also the first straight M/M book I have read, I have read quite a few M/M/F & M/F/M so was not sure if I would like it. All I can say is WOW…Ian and Jeff are an awesome couple and the chemistry between them is HOT.

Ian is carrying around a lot of guilt over things that have happened in his life and does not feel worthy of being loved. He starts to
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Lynn
Love, love, love this book and this entire series. This final installment of the Long Shots series focuses on Ian Long and the man he has been lusting after for months. Much like with his sisters in the first two books, Ian has some relationship hang ups, mostly caused by bad past experiences. Ian had his heart broken by a man who was unsure of his sexual identity, so he is hesitant to get involved with a man who is coming out of a relationship with a woman.

Through a series of events, including
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Cindi
4.5 stars

What a sexy book. I found this by accident after reading the book before this one in an anthology. My genre of choice is M/M so I was eager to jump into Ian and Jeff's story. I really enjoyed it.

The story is great. The characters are perfect for each other. The sex was hot as hell (lots and lots of exhibitionism). The secondary characters were amazing.

Overall, a fun, sexy read.



Full review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews.
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Nice end of this series.
Ian and Jeff were perfect together.

***I received this an an ARC from NetGalley***
Letitia
Rating: B- ... Heat: Sizzling

Warning:

This story has male on male love and multiple instances of exhibitionism.

Review:

Even though I, ahem, really enjoyed the brief m/m between Paul and Josh in Double Shot, I was both excited and apprehensive about my first full-on, no females admitted, male on male story. Not sure why. I guess I thought it might not trip my trigger since I am of the feminine persuasion, but Pulled Long proved that unfounded theory wrong. Love is love and all that. *wink*

It m

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Jen
I LOVE this series! I totally love Paige, Sadie and Ian , and all 3 of them totally deserve the happily ever after they deserve.

Ian especially - he works the hardest - I love how dedicated he is to the coffee shop, and how he loves his sisters, and always putting everything above him. He's a sweetheart.

But he has a past - one that has him feeling guilty and frustrated. Hard to focus on his own life when caring for someone ends up hurting them. So what's a guy to do?? nothing.

In the last book (S
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Darcy
I am not a fan of m/m books, they are just not my cup of tea. But every so often an author can write a series that throws this pairing in and slowly through the other stories has me rooting for them, making me excited for when they will be the featured couple, and that is what happened with this author.

The slow flirting between Ian and Blue Eyes has been a slow build up, to the point where when I knew the next book was going to be about Ian I really, really wanted Blue Eyes to be his love inter
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Alycia
I really enjoyed the third installment in the Long Shots Series. Finally, I know who Blue Eyes is! He is Jeff, a man with a past, but his desire for Ian is real and sweet.

Ian, the mastermind behind the coffee of his family's coffee shop has had a bad past. Things go wrong that are not his fault, but Ian still takes the blame. A relationship between his father and him is destroyed and Ian blames himself. A failed relationship with a weak man who blames Ian, and loosing his mother to cancer, Ian
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Christi Snow
My Review:
I have been anticipating this book throughout both of the other two books in this trilogy. Ian and Blue Eyes have had a flirtatious relationship throughout this entire series. If anyone deserves a good romance, it is Ian. He works so hard at the family coffee-house and he needs a good reason to take a break.

It broke my heart in the last book, when Ian found out that Blue Eyes was going through a divorce and rejected his attentions because of it. You could tell at the time that both men
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/201...

My fingers are still tingling from the erotic heat coming off this book. I was completely hooked after only a few pages and refused to stop reading until I had finished. This book had me captivated by its well written plot and titillating eroticism.

Pulled Long was my first book that was strictly an M/M erotic romance and I had mixed feelings going into it. I have read other stories with M/M scenes but it was never the focus of the st
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Dannielle
I was ready for this book having seen the interactions between Ian and "Blue Eyes" in the previous books.

Ian is hesitant at first since Jeff, aka Blue Eyes, has an ex-wife and Ian has been burned by someone wanting to experiment. But their attraction can't be denied and it turns out to be explosive between them. Jeff is confident in his feelings for Ian, but Ian has lots of issues to work on. We learn more about Ian, things he has kept hidden from his sisters. I enjoyed getting to know both cha
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Sandra
ARC from Carina Press on NetGalley!

3.5 stars This is a sweet novella about two men beginning a relationship. Based on the description, I thought the recently divorced would be the more gun-shy of the two and the focus of the story, but it turns out that Ian is the one with some issues to deal with. This was a nice and surprising turn. And although he was comfortable with being gay, we got to see him deal with some other stuff and heal some previous emotional scars. I enjoyed their interactions a
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Eva
I am just lovin' this series. The books may be a bit on the short side, but they pack a punch! I believe this is the last book in this series, but I could be wrong. I really enjoyed all three books, but I do think that this one was my favorite. I am not usually into MM books, but since I had started the series I figured what the heck and I read it. I enjoyed it immensely. All three books by Ms. d'Abo in this series are fabulous and my only complaint is that they aren't longer!
Chris
Pretty good m/m romance about Ian, a coffee shop owner who's been fascinated by and flirting with a handsome customer for months... until he found out the customer was in the process of getting divorced. As he didn't want to be some straight guy's rebound, he backed off. I was annoyed by the whole martyr thing that Ian had going on - that's a trait that drives me nuts. If that doesn't bother you as much as it does me, you might enjoy this more than did I.
Rebecca
Really enjoyed this whole series but Ian's story was my favorite.
Full review posted on the Guilty Indulgence review site: http://nblo.gs/sfweS.
Kerry  sullivan
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

This is what the book is about.
For months, coffee shop owner Ian Long has fantasized about a customer he knows only as "Blue Eyes." Until he learns Blue Eyes is in the midst of a divorce—the last thing Ian wants is to be the rebound experiment of a straight guy. Giving in to lust, he invites the man into the cafe after hours and they indulge in a little exhibitionist play, but Ian is unwilling to get involved.

But when he’s forced to see Jeff ag
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Pam
Dec 01, 2011 Pam rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adults
Shelves: reviews
The minuted I read the synopsis it sound really interesting.

Ian Long has fantasized about a customer he knows only as “Blue Eyes.” Until he learns 'Blue Eyes' is in the midst of a divorce—the last thing Ian wants is to be the rebound experiment of a straight guy. Giving in to lust, Ian lets himself go and experiences things with Jeff that he has never felt or done before. But once his heart starts to come into play, Ian backs off afraid that he will get hurt it like he did with his ex, his dad,
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Tana
Nov 27, 2011 Tana rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Pulled Long by Christine d'Abo

This is the third book in the Long Shot series.

This is a short story about two men at the beginning of their relationship. Ian carries around a lot of guilt and believes that bad things happen to people he loves. Jeff has been flirting with Ian for months and wants things to work out between them. Both have a few things to work on.

When Jeff stops by one night late they end up kissing and fooling around in the front of the coffee shop Ian owns, there next date they
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Shari
This is the third and final installment in the Long Shots series about three siblings finding love. Sadie, Paige and Ian have given up a lot to start their own business, Pulled Along. Working longs hours has left little time for romance, let alone a personal life. But now Sadie and Paige have found love and Ian is alone after finding out “Blue Eyes” is going through a divorce. “Blue Eyes” is a customer that has flirted with Ian through all the books. You don’t find out his name until this book, ...more
Trish
Apr 05, 2012 Trish rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: x2011
Fiction; Erotica
3 stars
m/m

The third installment in the Long Shot series, this book was probably the most anticipated due to the build up and mystery of “Blue Eyes” in the previous two novellas.

This book tells Ian Longs story. He is a young, handsome, hardworking man who has been ‘out of the closet’ for some time. When he finds himself attracted to one of the coffee shops patrons, he just cannot seem to shake his feelings towards this mysterious stranger. The only pitfall is that “Blue Eyes” has
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Sarah
I have been looking forward to Ian's story ever since I started reading Double Shot, the attraction between him and the customer he knows only as Blue Eyes was intense from the very beginning and I couldn't wait to see how things turned out for them. I have to admit that I was a little nervous before starting the story though, mainly because I haven't ever read a M/M erotic romance before and I wasn't sure how I would find it. I needn't have worried though because this was my favourite story in ...more
Mariana Bezerra
I was cheering for Ian since the first book on this trilogy and loved the way the author handled the growing relationship between these two. I read the first two books on this series and by my reviews; everybody could see that I was really expecting something good for Ian’s book.

Interesting enough is that we only discovered the name of the guy on this book, and in the others we keep calling him Blue Eyes and Ian tried to bet any chance he got. So when in this third book I discovered that his nam
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Habrewer
Pulled Long #3 by Christine D’Abo
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Ian has been working extremely hard to make Long Shots a success with the help of his sisters. They are all working long hours and sacrificing a lot. Both of his sisters now have men in their lives so he has been working longer hours. The only bright spot was when “blue eyes” would stop by for coffee but he hasn’t seen him for months.

Ian doesn’t have the best track record when it com
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Christine d’Abo is hooked on romance. As a novelist and short story writer with over thirty publications, including the immensely popular Long Shots series, the imagination is always flowing. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs. ...more
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