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A Shot in the Dark (Long Shots #2)

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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—Pa
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Published November 7th 2011 by Carina Press (first published November 2011)
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Glass
Dec 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, way-too-hot
3.5 stars

First half was great, but other half confused me for a second. Whole thing with her ex wasn't quite believable.
Holly
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Let me just start by saying wow, what a fun sexy series that I stumbled onto!! I read the first book in this series, not knowing that there were going to be 3, just because it looked like something I would enjoy, boy was I right!!

A Shot in the Dark is Paige's story. Paige is the oldest of the 3 siblings who came together to open Pulled Long, a fun coffee shop/bakery. In the first book, Sadie's book, we are introduced to Paige and know that she has had some trauma in her past that has caused her
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
A Shot in the Dark is the second installment of the Long Shots series and in this story, the focus is on Paige Long, the oldest of the Long siblings. For years she's buried herself in her work in order to avoid another relationship catastrophe like the one that nearly killed her. She knows her nature, and what her sexual needs are, but doesn't want to have to sit down and explain it all to the next man she might decide to date.

Enter Carter, a local firefighter whose every move screams "Dom." He'
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Jen
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-netgalley
I love this series :) This is book 2 of the Long Shot series - In the first book, Double Shot, we had Sadie and Paul and a little peice of Josh :)in this book we have Sadie's oldest sister Paige -

The series is about the 3 siblings who own a small coffee shop, and have put way too many hours in trying for a successful business. Sadie ran off with Paul, but still helps out with the baking - and Ian (their brother) is still in charge of everything else. Paige helps Ian with pretty much everything,
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
A fireman who's also a Dom. Fire! Fire! Fire! Carter is a Dom who can generate heat and passion in the control freak Paige. Paige is the oldest in the Long siblings and this is her story. I really enjoyed this story because I can totally empathize with her. As the oldest child in my family of three, I feel the same responsibilities she feels. Her need of BDSM is so well expressed in this story. I feel the same. Fortunately, this is where we our similarities end.

Paige unfortunately was damaged by
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Lorraine.Hates.Cliffhanger.Endings!
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-11-12
Goodness me, meat and one veg on the menu for tonight.



Shelley
4 Happy sexy stars!

A Hot Dom fire fighter who's over six feet tall, drop dead gorgeous, wears leather pants on his off time and possesses a wicked imagination in the bedroom! I. AM. IN. LOVE! Hot damn Carter is a very very fine man.

I really like this one, the second in this series. At first the prickly Paige comes across as a bit of a cow. But then we soon learn how frustrated and suppressed she has been for the last 3 years. How can I blame her for her snappy disposition, I can't. I actually l
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Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
Really like this novella and series so far..I just wanted more, this was way to short!(view spoiler) On to book 3 :)
Scarlet
Not as good as first one.
Nicole
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this one! I thought the BDSM aspects were done really well, the romance and relationship was great, and the smexy times was totally hot. VERY good but short novella! Will be looking for more books by this author.

Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2011/11/03/...

Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: November 7th
How I got this book: NetGalley

This was my first Christine d’Abo book, and will NOT be my last. I really enjoyed this one!

Paige has sworn of the lifestyle
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Shari
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing

This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader

A Shot in the Dark is the second book in a trilogy about the Long siblings. Paige Long owns a coffee shop along with her sister Sadie and brother Ian. Three years ago she had a very hard breakup with someone who thought beating her was what BDSM was all about. It took a particular beating for her to realize this wasn't what it was all about. Leaving him and the lifestyle behind, she has put all of her energy into starting the coffee shop and
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Letitia
Rating: C ... Heat: Sizzling

Warning:

This story has elements of BDSM and D/s with moments of light bondage and… object play?

Review:

Dearest Paige is the eldest Long sibling and, as such, is a mother hen to her sister and brother—constantly worrying and meddling in their lives. She’s an independent, take-charge kind of gal. All business. And also totally unsatisfied. Because even though she is demanding in her professional life, she wants nothing more than to surrender in her personal one. Un

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Michele Realitybitesblog
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Also posted at http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...

Copy given by publisher for review through the book "The Theory of Attraction"

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A Shot in the Dark by Christine d’Abo
5 Stars
Sizzle: Smokin Hot
As the co-owner of a coffee shop, Paige Long works non-stop and has no time for a social life.
As a firefighter and Dom, Carter has had his eye on Paige for a while. Carter sees a submissive hiding in Paige and is curious. Little does Carter know, Paige has close
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Alycia
Paige Long is the business manager for her family's coffee shop. Devoting most of her life to work and not having a social or love life. She takes a chance with Carter, a sexy fire fighter. She has to decide if she can let go of the past and try a relationship again.

When she was younger Paige was in an abusive relationship with a Dom. Leaving the lifestyle behind, Paige threw herself into work, but always needed that calming effect from submission that she used to have. Being ignorant to the lif
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Lynn
Oct 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I can't wait to get my hands on the third book in this fun and sexy series. A Shot in the Dark is the second book about the Long siblings, focusing on Paige, the oldest. Paige is three years out of an abusive relationship that made her question her every thought and desire. Her dominating, abusive ex-boyfriend took advantage of Paige and caused her to shut down her emotional and sexual desires and build a wall to block others out.
But then Paige meets Carter who wants
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Darcy
Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
You know a short story is good when you wish it would be a full length book and that is my feelings for this one. First off we have the coffee shop location with the 3 siblings, which I love, and then so far each book is so different as to what sub-genre it tackles. It is almost like getting a variety pack of cookies.

I found this book to be oddly sweet. Paige is wound up tighter than a drum and needs a way to deal with things, her preference is BDSM and pain. However after a really bad experienc
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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. My reviews don’t contain spoilers.

The set up for this book from the summary is 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.

As a follow up to Double Shot, this book held its own. I really like this one. Even though this book is a novella, it took it’s time with the romance and I really a
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Beckey
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

Carter comes to the coffee house one night with some friends before they go to Maverick's. Carter meets Paige and starts up a
conversation with her. They are mutually attracted to each other but she quickly "blows" him off.

Carter isn't one to be easily persuaded of his intentions and he has his eyes set on Paige. He comes back the next morning and tries
again to get to know her. Paige is helpless to deter Carter when she sees him in a firefighter uniform making more fantasies for
her.

Carter man
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Kazen
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad d'Abo writes full-length novels now, as these short tastes feel like they could be so much more. The heroine's kink is not my kink and the crazy/abusive ex boyfriend trope is not my thing but I finished in one sitting anyway. I like how the Blue Eyes storyline was carried through books one and two and I can't wait to see their HEA!
Debra Johnson
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
A Shot in the Dark by Christine d'Abo
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance.
Negatives
So numerous I am not going to waste much time on this review. There are typos/editing errors. The writing is sluggish. To much about nothing. The erotic scene are lacking in intensity and conection.
I was tempted many times to put it on my Finish Later shelf.
End result, Painfully Boring!
Aelliana
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016, kink, e-r
2.5 stars. OK book.
Habrewer
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
A Shot in the Dark #2 by Christine D’Abo
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Paige is a submissive that likes a little pain but her ex-boyfriend took it to extremes, scarring her from future play. It’s been three years since she walked away from Rick and that lifestyle, now she is suffering because she hasn’t been taking care of her needs. She doesn’t realize how much she misses that lifestyle until Carter walks into their coffee shop and offers her a
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Mel
Nov 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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Cindi
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, series
When I started this, I had no idea that it was the second in a series by the same author so I was not familiar with the characters or the back stories. That did not seem to matter as I was able to jump right into the story of the two main characters (Paige and Carter) and even became eager to read the next in the series about Paige's brother, Ian (something I will do as soon as I complete this review).

Paige and her siblings co-own a popular coffee shop that is down the road from a popular BDSM
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Paloma Beck
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mmm… coffee and a hot fireman… who could ask for more? Oh yeah… and I should also mention the steamy bdsm scenes. This just couldn’t get any better except it did. The plot in A Shot in the Dark, the second book in D’Abo’s Long Shots series, is inspired enough to give the book substance. Paige, the eldest Long sibling, has buried herself in her work ever since her previous Dom became abusive. Set up as strong yet vulnerable, Paige is an amazingly well-developed character for such a short read. An ...more
Rebecca
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mmm… coffee and a hot fireman… who could ask for more? Oh yeah… and I should also mention the steamy bdsm scenes. This just couldn’t get any better except it did. The plot in A Shot in the Dark, the second book in D’Abo’s Long Shots series, is inspired enough to give the book substance. Paige, the eldest Long sibling, has buried herself in her work ever since her previous Dom became abusive. Set up as strong yet vulnerable, Paige is an amazingly well-developed character for such a short read. An ...more
Christi Snow
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 ne
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Mariana Bezerra
Oct 13, 2011 rated it liked it
The book start hot with Paige discovering two employes having sex on kitchen of the coffee shop, but that was somewhat good since she had to be barista that night after firing the couple and had her first encounter with Carter. But she thinks nothing about him, and cut his lame attempts off flirting right at start. When Carter comes back the next day and Paige discover he's a firefighter, her mind can't stop the fantasies from poping up. Carter is a Dom and likes to visit Mavericks with his frie ...more
Kerry  sullivan
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, romance
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

This is what the book is about.
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 of
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Judith
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5. The second story in Ms d'Abo's trilogy features Paige, the oldest sister in the family and a woman who has pulled back from intimate relationship because she was abused by her Dom and lover. For three years Paige has played it safe until a really gorgeous man comes into the coffee shop and awakens her awareness that she needs to once again investigate the possibilities of a love relationship. This is a story that highlights the paralyzing power of fear, especially when it comes th ...more
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