Friday, January 4, 2013

A Shot in the Dark by Christine D'Abo

Title: A Shot in the Dark
Author: Christine D'Abo
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Release Date: November 1st, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: Roughly 40-50 (30,000 words)
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Negalley
Interest: Series
Age Group: Very Adult

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 offer to get to know him over a drink at Mavericks, a local sex club. Their conversation quickly escalates to a session in one of the private rooms, and Paige is both thoroughly satisfied by Carter's skills in domination, and impressed with his selflessness as a lover.

Paige is ready to move on with her life. But can she trust in herself and submit to happiness?
I wasn't sure what to expect from this novella, especially since I didn't even know it was part of a longer series of shorts about Paige and her siblings. 

Since this story is about Paige, I was shocked about how good it really was. Either Paige is a submissive she is very independent and strong female character, who is haunted by her past, and with the help of Carter she starts to realize who she is and what she can do with the right Dom.

I thought her siblings were great supporting characters and now that I know that they have their own stories, I'm curious to see what that's like. I would defiantly read the series.

One reason that I gave it four stars is because it wasn't something exponentially original. I could predict how things could end, easily. And Paige, while independent and strong, was like many of the other female characters that I have read about.

But it is short and sweet, so I would say read it! 

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