Josh Scott, owner of the sex club Mavericks, does his best
to separate business and pleasure. While he likes
adventurous sex, he knows he has to stay professional in
part to be able protect his clients and staff. Though he
tries not to think about, he's also protecting his heart
since he's the odd man out in the sexual trio he
occasionally indulges in with best friend Paul and his
fiancée Sadie (see Double Shot). He knows no single
man or woman can satisfy him and he isn't willing to take a
couple's leftovers so he keeps his sexual encounters casual.
He's even playing matchmaker between Beth Norris, friend and
assistant manager, and Oliver Stephenson, hot bartender. He
sees they have eyes for each other and thinks they would
make a good couple and deserve happiness. He realizes that
they are both attracted to him and he decides to use that
lust to help them recognize their love for each other. Can
he ever believe that what Beth and Oliver feel for him is
more than sexual attraction?
CALLING THE SHOTS, an erotic novella, has all the elements
that have put the Long Shots series on my must read list.
Hot, sexy, and heartbreaking, I couldn't put it down until
Oliver, Beth, and Josh got their happy ending. I was drawn
in by these complex characters, each with his/her own demons
to overcome before trusting in love. Though, as you would
expect, sex plays a big role in their developing
relationships, the friendship and trust that exists among
the trio is palpable. Readers are treated to cameos by
characters from the earlier books in the series, which I
always enjoy. Though CALLING THE SHOTS works well as a
standalone story, I highly recommend the first three books
in the series.
He's had a wild ride, and now sex club owner Josh Scott is
looking for a change of scene. But first, he's determined to
bring two friends together, and he's willing to be a third
wheel to move things along...
Beth Norris is eager to be set up with hot bartender Oliver
Stephenson, but she's equally attracted to matchmaker Josh.
Soon she's fantasizing about both men at once—and about
being the one to call the shots in the encounter...
Ready to move on with his life post-divorce, Oliver is
conflicted by the realization that he's attracted to women
and men. Or more specifically, to Beth and Josh. He tries to
keep his distance, but it's not long before the chemistry
between the trio combusts in a night of mind-blowing sex.
In the light of day, it's clear something deeper than desire
is growing between Josh, Beth and Oliver. But though Josh
has helped others find love in unconventional relationships,
is he willing to take a chance on one himself?