Pulled Long (Long Shots #3)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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!...more
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...more
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...more
This story has male on male love and multiple instances of exhibitionism.
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*
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
Great so far, right? Wel...more
Ian is reluctant to get into a relationship because of his past mistakes and the scars that they have left behind, so instead he thr...more
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...more
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...more
When he's forced to see Jeff again to return his briefcase, Ian finally agrees to go out on a date. Dinner quickly be...more
* 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...more
Sadie, Paige and Ian own a coffee shop called Pulled Long. Throughout the series there has been a relationship brewing between Ian and a sexy, nameless customer they kindly dubbed Blue Eyes. Ian and Blue Eyes flirted with one another for months until Ian finds out that the man he wants is currently going through a divorce. Ian instantly feels that the man he ha...more
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...more
This is a very well written story about two men. One who is scared to be hurt again and the other who want’s well what he want’s. I have read another book by Chistine d’Abo. I have enjoyed reading both of them. What kept this story apart was that, it was not just spicy. There is a lot of love between the two and they just don’t know how to show it.
Ian Long is afraid to get hurt again. In addition, when Blue eye’s is all he can think about is scares the hell out of him. Now Jeff “blue...more
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...more
Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: December 12th
How I got this book: NetGalley
I’m a little wary about my m/m books, but since I read the 2nd book in this series by d’Abo, I was willing to take the chance because I really enjoyed her writing.
Ian works crazy insane hours, especially since his sisters have both found committed relationships. The only romance he gets is with his customer who comes in to flirt. But when Ian disc...more
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...more
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.
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Through a series of events, including...more
We finally find out who Blue Eyes is after being teased in previous stories about his budding relationship with Ian Long. The resulting fireworks are well worth the read.
All I want to know is WHERE is Maverick's in my hometown! And why didn't I find this club BEFORE I left Toronto!
Can't wait for the next one in...more