Friday, 13 September 2013
Review: Choose Your Shot - Christine d'Abo
It's been a year since the decadent BDSM club was gutted in a fire. Tegan has scored an invitation to the grand reopening, where she can finally indulge the needs she's ignored for too long. On her wicked wish list: a thorough spanking, adventurous playmates and complete erotic satisfaction.
As a switch, Tegan can find pleasure as either a sub or a Domme. The question is, what—and who—is she in the mood for tonight?
Master Grant: dominant and drop-dead gorgeous, he hasn't forgotten their last encounter. He'll make sure Tegan gets what she craves—if she submits to him alone.
Eli: the sexy switch has always wanted more from Tegan. But taking their relationship to the next level could mean risking their friendship.
Adam: the last man Tegan expects to encounter at the club, but one she'd love to see more of—if he behaves…
Choose which ending you want for Tegan, or explore all of the sensual possibilities.
Long Shots Series:
A Shot in the Dark
Calling the Shots
Choose Your Shot
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Do you remember those choose your own adventure stories that you used to read as a child? If you were anything like me you would read them over and over again just so you could try out the different options. Choose Your Shot is just like those adventure stories but it's much more adult in nature, instead of deciding if your character is going to take the cliff path or head down onto the beach you get to decide if she goes down in the dungeon with Master Grant or goes exploring in the upstairs playrooms! You can decide if she wants to be dominated or if she would prefer to submit and you get to choose which toys she gets to play with (or if you're greedy like me you can let her try out all of the possibilities!).
I was already a huge fan of Christine d'Abo's Long Shots series, I have enjoyed all of the previous stories and have loved the way they give a realistic portrayal of the BDSM world. This series was already on my auto buy list but when I found out this one was going to be a choose your own adventure it just made me want to read it even more. I've never come across this kind of erotic CYOA story before and I couldn't wait to try it. I don't think I've had this much fun reading an erotic romance for a long time, I absolutely loved getting to be in control of which areas of the club Tegan enters and what she does when she gets there. Some of the scenes are longer than others but they were all fun and some were incredibly hot, this is definitely a cold shower kind of book!
I'm going to tell you right now that the scenes with Master Grant were my absolute favourite, as much as I liked Adam and Eli they just didn't hit my buttons in quite the way that Grant did. I had a lot of fun trying them all on for size though! What I liked most is that you can go right back to the beginning and start all over again if something isn't to your taste, or you can just go back one chapter and select another option. It's entirely up to you where your adventure takes you and you can read this story completely differently every time depending on your mood. This is definitely a story I can see myself reading again in the future just for that fact alone.
I will warn you that because of the way it is written there isn't a huge amount of romance in the story. This is very much a night of Tegan exploring her sexual fantasies and there is no HEA at the end of the book, that said you can choose from several different endings so you may like to see her talking about the possibility of taking things further with one of the men or you may want her to walk away from all of them. There may not be a HEA but she does have a connection with each of the men she plays with and the scenes are so hot that I didn't mind it being a happy for now kind of deal. Choose Your Shot was a fun, sexy read that I thoroughly enjoyed and I'd definitely be up for reading more of this choose your own adventure style erotic stories in the future.
Source: Received from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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