Thursday Nights ( The Charistown Series, Book 1) by Lisa N. Paul
Review and Giveaway
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release date: May 13, 2013
"Pain can leave even the strongest of people weak and hollow.
Max DeLucca has spent seven years trying to forget the betrayal of his past. He lives his life from day to day never looking forward and never looking back. The walls around his heart keep anyone from getting too close and prevent him from feeling too much... until he meets her.
Her entire life, Janie Silver searched for the kind of love that wouldn't leave her behind. She longs for a love that can heal the wounds of her past and give her the future she knows she deserves. She thought she was looking for something that just didn't exist... until she meets him.
Danny's on Main is where their story begins.
A neighborhood bar where stragers become friends, friends become family and some... become lovers
... it all started on Thursday Nights"
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"Words, I need words"
That's exactly how I am feeling right now!
I so want to find my own version of Danny's on Main!
What an amazing read. I was so sucked in to this story that I couldn't put it down. It has been a while since i found a story where I was completely invested in EVERYONE of the characters. They grab you and pull at your heart strings with their troubled past and inability to have a meaningful relationship. At least they can have some laughs to try to forget their fears and insecurities.
What do you do when you have been hurt so bad in the past that you consider yourself "broken"? You eliminate any possibility of ever being hurt again. Never taking a chance at love will guarantee that will never happen. Max DeLucca had closed himself to love 7 years ago. Only opting for casual sex. That is until Janie Silver entered his life one Thursday night.
Janie and Lyla started to go to Danny's on Main every Thursday night. Janie and Lyla became more than just "regulars" at Danny's, they became "family" something they each sought desperately.
Janie felt drawn to Max, one of the bartenders at Danny's. All she ever wanted was to be put first and loved. But encouraged by Lyla decided to give "sex with friends" a try. Max wanted nothing more than to try to get Janie out if his system. All he wanted was one night. But would it be enough?
"You are no one's hero, he thought. You don't do relationships. It's fuck and release. You get in, you get out, no one gets hurt."
Can Janie do "sex with friends" she wasn't sure.
"As unrealistic as she knew it may be, she couldn't let go of her childhood fantasies, the ones where she dream that one day, someday, she would find someone who would make her feel whole. Complete. Cherished. Loved."
Will Max overcome his past and finally open up his heart to love?
You have to read to find out. Take the journey, you won't regret it.
Although this book is about Max and Janie, I really liked how Lisa N. Paul interwove other characters stories, like Lyla ,Gage, Ashley ,Ryan, Julie, Danny, and even Kyle and gave us a glimpse of what is yet to come in this great series.
*Everything is better with Starbucks*
Thank you Lisa N. Paul for providing us with an ARC in exchange of an honest review.
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Lisa Paul is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, reader, writer, blogger, and self-proclaimed comedian—just not always in that order. Ever since she was a little girl, she has devoured books. Falling in love with the Sweet Valley High series at a young age drew Lisa to series books and inspired her to write her own. Thursday Nights is the first book in her Charistown series. When not writing, Lisa can be found eating french fries and Godiva raspberry truffles, or hanging out with her husband and two sons. Visit her blog at http://www.lisasreads.com and her website, http://www.lisanpaul.com.