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She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
~~Louisa May Alcott

Double Shot - Christine d'Abo I have only read one book by Christine d'Abo previously and I really enjoyed it. I was really looking forward to this contemporary romance of her's and it did not disappoint.

Sadie is the baker at her family owned coffee shop and she wants to build the catering side of their business. When her friend Paul asks her to cater an anniversary event for his sex club, she jumps at the chance. She also looks forward to spending time with Paul because even though they are really good friends, they haven't spent a lot of time together recently.

Paul is also looking forward to spending more time with Sadie. He's been attracted to her for a long time and the stars have aligned, they are both single and he's ready to let his intentions be known.

Double Shot, although of a shorter length than I prefer, worked for me on several levels. First, Sadie and Paul are friends and that's a favorite theme of mine. It also means that these two have a history and so the love scene doesn't feel rushed. Paul is also friends and work partners with Josh, so they have a history as well. Even though Sadie doesn't know Josh, she's comfortable with him for the most part because Paul knows him. I also enjoyed Double Shot because of Sadie's family dynamic. She runs the coffee shop with her brother and sister and we see enough interaction between them to give their characters depth and to look forward to their stories (as this is a trilogy).

I really enjoy Christine's writing and Double Shot was no exception. I am really impressed with how much she packed into this novella. If you are looking for a well written but steamy story, Double Shot is the way to go. 4 out of 5