Review: Double Shot by Christine d’Abo

Posted October 4, 2011 by Shari in Reviews / 1 Comment

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Double Shot by Christine d’Abo
Double Shot

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Series: Long Shots Series,
Genres: BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Carina Press
Released on October 3, 2011
Pages: 96
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Sadie owns a coffee and catering company with her two siblings, Paige and Ian. Working tirelessly, she has little time to date, but why would she when she has been in love for ten years with her friend, Paul. In need of a cater for a party his sex club, Mavericks is hosting, Paul turns to Sadie for help. While meeting, Paul asks Sadie about her fantasies, but she puts him off not wanting to ruin their friendship. Paul keep encouraging her to tell him, but can she show her deepest fantasy of a ménage?

This was a fun quick novella filled with the love that you hide because you don’t want to lose a friend. There is jealousy, but also a camaraderie that you don’t find often between men. Because it is so short, you don’t get to delve too deep into either of their lives, but especially Paul’s life. The entire book is from Sadie’s perspective so you never learn the thoughts and feelings of Paul except through what Sadie sees and hears. The one issue I have with this book was the assumptions. Paul assumes he knows what Sadie wants in a fantasy. He assumes he can give it. He spends so much time assuming things that you wonder if it would just be easier to ask her on a date.

The ménage is written well, but during the first part you don’t know if there is a D/s slant to it or just a group of people having a scene together. Sadie is clear (at least in her own mind) that while she finds both men attractive, only one is the one she wants to build a relationship with. The other man does not have a huge role in this book. You meet him twice and he is a good friend, but don’t get hung up that this is a love between three people, it isn’t.

It’s a short, nice, sweet book to read when you have only a few hours to yourself to read. Enjoyed it!


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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