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Long Shots: Books 1-3 (Long Shots #1-3)

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Welcome to Pulled Long café, where the coffee is hot, and the sex is hotter! Meet your hosts:

Sadie Long has been lusting after her friend Paul for years, and when she visits him at Mavericks, the sex club where he works, she's suddenly fantasizing about being with Paul and his sexy boss Josh--at the same time.

Paige Long can't help but be attracted to gorgeous firefighter C
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Published September 3rd 2012 by Carina Press
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This was a delightful smorgasbord of smut from new to me author Christine D’Abo! We have 3 siblings running a coffee shop which is just over the road from a BDSM club called Mavericks. Sadie, Paige and Ian all have separate stories involving the BDSM club so I’ll review them separately.

Double Shot

I think I need to use the great Goodreads term glitterkink to describe this one. I think it's meant to be BDSM but there is no actual BDSM involved in the scenes - this is just really hot menage sex.


I have a major author crush on Christine d'Abo. I fell in love with this trilogy with ease, and I attribute that to d'Abo's ability to show, not tell what her characters are feeling, and she didn't unnecessarily drag out the drama or conflict portions of each couple. I also loved that she took the time to focus on the family dynamics of the Longs and showed us upfront who they were at their core. To me, they never felt like fictional characters. Despite the individual stories being short, the ev
Three separate stories about siblings Ian, Paige and Sadie Long, owners of the coffeehouse Pulled Long, and their sexual adventures at the local sex club, Mavericks. Paige, the uptight eldest sister, really needs to give control over to someone else...and finds the perfect Dom in a hunky fireman. Sadie, who has secretly been in love with her best friend, Paul, for 10 years, is finally able to hook up with him while at the same time fulfilling her fantasy of being with two men at the same time. I ...more
Jane Stewart
Plots were weak in all 3 stories. But one story had some really hot gay guy sex scenes.

Three erotic romance stories. They are placed in the wrong order in the audiobook. Story 1 shows Blue Eyes meeting Ian. Story 2 shows their continuing interaction. But Story 2 is placed first on the audiobook which was unsettling because events were out of order. I am guessing the producers did this to put the bdsm story first - thinking it’s the hottest? Riding the popularity wave from Fifty Shades of Grey? I
Guilty Pleasures
Lee's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

This book as a collection of anthologies about three siblings who run a coffee shop together and their romantic lives. The banter between Sadie, Paige, and Ian really made these stories such a pleasure to read. The relationship these siblings has was extremely realistic and I could feel the love between them coming off the pages.

In the first anthology, Double Shot, we meet Sadie and Paul. These two have been friends for 10 years and in that time Sadie has d
Stephanie Collins
Please note that all of the stories have been released previously but I had not read them in their original form.

This book gives you stories surrounding 3 siblings finding the loves of their lives. I say this because all of them find happiness even if they didn't really know they were searching for it.

Double Shot -

Sadie is all work and very little play. She has a great friend, Paul, and a new business with her siblings. Sure, she's always lusted after Paul but hey he doesn't feel the same way an
Overall Rating: C+ ... Heat: Sizzling

Double Shot - Rating: C+. Click here for my review.

Shot in the Dark - Rating: C. Click here for my review.

Pulled Long - Rating: B-. Click here for my review.

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For novellas, the characters are surprisingly fleshed out and with enough plot to keep you entertained. But really, they're mostly erotic and smutty fun.
Amanda P
Review as a collective whole:

I really enjoyed this as a collection. Each novella stands on its own but read together it is quite enjoyable. I’m not quite sure what me request this title from NetGalley, but something made me take the risk and I am glad I did. The stories are not so hardcore to turn off someone like me who hasn’t read much erotica of this sort before and no M/M at all. You get your HEA (Happily Ever After) at the end of each story, which makes the romance genre fan happy. On top o
This is a fabulous anthology containing 3 incredibly hot erotic romance novellas guaranteed to leave you fanning yourself after reading them. I'm going to review each novella separately but I can't recommend this series highly enough so if you like your erotic romance a little on the kinky side then grab your copy now!

Double Shot - 4 Stars
Double Shot is a great introduction to the Long Shots series and left me keen to spend more time with the Long siblings. This is the story of middle sister Sad
Carina Press is releasing the first 3 Long Shots books: Double Shot, A Shot in the Dark, and Pulled Long in one edition.

Three siblings Sadie, Paige, and Ian Long own and run the Pulled Long coffee and café together.

Double Shot (ménage) is Sadie’s book. Sadie has been lusting after her friend Paul for ten years but didn’t want to ruin their friendship. Paul gets Sadie a job catering a party at Maverick a local sex club where your fantasies can come true. While working together Paul encourages Sad
Jaime Arkin
Welcome to Pulled Long café, where the coffee is hot, and the sex is hotter! Meet your hosts:

Sadie Long has been lusting after her friend Paul for years, and when she visits him at Mavericks, the sex club where he works, she's suddenly fantasizing about being with Paul and his sexy boss Josh—at the same time.

Paige Long can't help but be attracted to gorgeous firefighter Carter, especially once she learns he's a Dom. But can she trust in her own desires and submit to happiness?

Ian Long doesn't wa
Long Shots, Books 1-3 by Christine d’Abo
4/5 stars
Source: Netgalley

*this is a collection of three erotic novellas for adults only*

Welcome to the Pulled Long café, home of owners Sadie, Paige, and Ian Long. Sadie is the baker, Paige is the manager, and Ian is the totally neurotic about the perfect cup of coffee barista. Each of the Long siblings works long hours trying to make their café successful and forget about the fact that each of them has absolutely no social life. Unfortunately, that last
I'll break this down into books:

Double Shot:
I actually didn't really like Sadie. I liked Paul (and Josh), but Sadie was kind of whiny for me. I love a direct approach. When asked a question answer it honestly (and with confidence) if they don't like the answer, well there's that saying "don't ask a question you don't want to hear the answer to". I thought Josh did a dick move, but so did Paul. Then again, so did Sadie...why wait for him to come to you? You should have explained what happened! Oh
Michela Walters
First, thanks to Carina Press and NetGalley for providing the ARC for this little threesome called Long Shots: books 1-3.

The three stories revolve around the Long family who all work at the Pulled Long Cafe, "where the coffee is hot and the sex is hotter." I really enjoyed reading all three of these stories in quick succession.

First - there's Double Shot. The story revolves around the youngest sibling, Sadie. She's been lusting after her good friend Paul for more than a decade, yet she's too wo
*Warning this is an erotica romance book with mange sex (Sadie's Story), some BDSM elements (Paige's Story), and M/M (Ian's Story).

Long Shots: Books 1-3 (All conveniently packaged into one book):

The story is about three siblings who run a business called Pulled Long cafe together (coffee shop & catering business). Each of the
siblings have some sort of problem when it comes to relationships. From Sadie feeling that she is not good enough for anyone to
Paige's past abusive relationship to Ian
Heather Felder
**My full review here.**

Whoa. Ummm, all I can say, really is that I'm glad you can't see me as I type. Can you say "blushing"?!?!? I thoroughly enjoy coffee, and sex. These short stories deliver them both VERY HOT.

Most definitely not "PG-13" books, being that there is menage, BDSM, and m/m scenes. All 3 books were extremely sexy, extremely hot. I finished all 3 in one day.

The sexy siblings, Sadie, Paige, and Ian co-own Pulled Long Cafe (a coffee shop/bakery). Sadie lusts over Paul for over 10
Originally published at Reading Reality

The Long Shots series of erotic romances by Christine d’Abo center around the cafe, bakery and catering business with the wonderfully punny name “Pulled Long” and the sex club across the street with the equally evocative name, “Mavericks”.

The Long siblings own Pulled Long. Sadie runs the baking and catering, Ian does the coffee, and Paige manages the business end of things. In spite of the long hours and the extremely early mornings, it’s way better than th
I love variety in my erotica, so reading this was so much fun.

Long Shots: Books 1-3 consists of 3 novellas, each one focusing on one of the Long Siblings - Sadie, Paige, and Ian. But while the stories were connected by the relationship of the siblings and their business, that is where the similarities end. Book 1 is m/f/m, Book 2 is m/f BDSM, and Book 3 is m/m - almost like an erotica buffet. And really, how can you go wrong with that? There is something for everyone...or, in my case, a little b
I thought that the three stories in this book sounded like they would be just wanted I needed at the time; quick, hot and sweet. However, while the stories were that for the most part, I never truly felt like I connected with any of the Long siblings. I’ve read plenty of novellas, so I know that it is possible to create a connection in a short period of time. Heck, I was intrigued by Josh immediately upon meeting him for the first time. I wanted to know more about him, I can’t say the same for a ...more
4 Sizzling sexy Stars!

Not generally a fan of Novella's myself. All too often I find them too rushed, predictable and generally not worth the money when most times you can buy a full novel for the same price.

This series of three Novella's is without doubt the exception to the rule. Individually they are offer a clear insight into the characters and plot. They are dazzlingly sexy, and highly erotic reads. Every one of them. I was not at all disappointed. So to have them compiled into one book is s
This is a well-written erotic novel, but it's different from anything I read. Basically the story follows the Long family. Sadie, Paige and Ian. All have different pasts and have opened up a coffee shop in downtown Toronto. The first story is about Sadie and her fantasies. The second story is for Paige and her issues with being a former sub with an extremely abusive dom. And then we come to sweet Ian's story. Ian was definitely my favorite character in this series. He was sweet, loving and total ...more
I really enjoyed these three novellas wrapped up in one book. It sort of took the sting out of them being short.

Each character was distinct and well developed. The smex was smokin' hot and I liked the way it also all tied into the sex club.

My first read by Christine d'Abo and I'll be back for more. I'd love to see more on all of these characters as the significant others did not play much of a role beyond their own books. Would have been nice to see more of their interaction with the family.
This was a great trilogy packed into one volume. All three siblings are looking for love, but are afraid to go for it due to past issues. Of the three stories, I like Ian's the best. He was just too sweet and so deserved to be loved. I definitely recommend this one. The Long siblings are great characters. The love scenes are very erotic and well written. I look forward to Josh's story!
YUM! and all in one set!!! I loved this series!! It was heart-warming and smutty, all my FAV things! and a little mm action! You will be entertained and rooting for the hero in each book! I also read Calling the Shots, Josh's book, didn't disappoint. Love the writing style of Christine d'Abo and will look for more by her!
* Booksessed * Bec
This was an enjoyable read. I liked the characters and plots but sometimes the conversations seemed forced
Katherine O'Grady
Enjoyed all three stories. Recommend the series.

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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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