My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of Calling the Shots.
Calling the Shots is the fourth book in a series that all take place in and around a sex club, Mavericks and a coffee shop, the Pulled Long Cafe. I read the first three of the series and really enjoyed them.
The last book isn’t about the Long siblings who run the Pulled Long Cafe, but rather it’s about Josh Scott, the owner of Mavericks where much of the previous installments took place.
Josh is bi, and previously was part of a threesome involving Paul & Sadie (see Double Shots). Ever since his encounter with them he’s been feeling lonely and doesn’t know what to do about it. He’s been finding the random hookup unfulfilling and has thought about opening up another sex club in Montreal just to get away from the happy couple.
When his manager, Beth Norris and head bartender, Oliver Stephenson suggest they get together, it’s too much for him to resist.
The story is filled with twists and turns, some of which seemed a bit too much, but I enjoyed the story regardless. I liked how Christine d’Abo told the tale in a pretty realistic way. She didn’t sugarcoat the difficulty of having a relationship with two people at the same time. She showed the various emotions and hurt feelings that can happen when dealing with such a relationship. Overall, the sex was steamy, the plot was well written and my only complaint is based on the ending of this book, it seems like this is the end of the series. I’ll miss these well crafted characters and would always welcome if d’Abo decided to write a little more of any of these relationships.
I recommend the entire Long Shot series if you like fast paced, a little kinky, a little dirty all encompassed in a sound story.