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  • Posted May 15, 2013

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    Hmm, what to say about Thursday Nights...well, how about I loved

    Hmm, what to say about Thursday Nights...well, how about I loved it?!? Lisa N. Paul has created some endearing characters who I want to spend my nights (and days) with. And I will anxiously await the next installments in this series.

    Thursday Nights opens this series by introducing the cast of characters who inhabit Charistown. It's a lively group, all with strong, well-defined personalities. The epicenter of this group is Danny's on Main, a local bar where the locals, and our characters specifically, gather. And every Thursday night is ladies' night out for Janie Silver and Lyla Dalton. There they meet to dish on their week and be among good friends.

    Janie, a middle school teacher, moved to Charistown with her best friend, Lyla. Janie has led a less than charmed life...a painful childhood followed by an adulthood filled with a string of bad romances, looking for real love. She finds trust difficult to come by. But since coming to Charistown, she seems to have found a family that she loves and that loves her. And she's been able to open up about her past.

    Max DeLucca...breaks my heart! He's led a somewhat charmed life. That is until he met his wife. The experiences he endured while married have left him so scarred and empty. He also finds it difficult to trust and rather than deal with his past, he just never looks back. He does find joy and contentment when hanging out with Janie...on Thursday nights.

    Watching the relationship grow between these two broken souls - how it mended their souls - was enchanting. It's not an easy road they travel, but the reward seems worth it. And, of course, they have their friends - their "family" to help them along their journey.

    This is a sweet and spicy read. (*fans self*) Max and Janie are characters you can't help but root for. My only complaint would be that I had a bit of a hard time connecting with Janie. I think it was because I didn't get to hear her story from her...we're told about it and that she's shared it with Max. But we learn more about Max's story than Janie's and I felt a little gipped, I guess. But I was still in her corner. I wanted her to have her happy ending. And in the end, I adored these characters. I can't wait to return to Charistown.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    Thursday Nights was a fast, enjoyable read. I'm not sure what my

    Thursday Nights was a fast, enjoyable read. I'm not sure what my expectations were going into the book, but I knew I was hoping for some yummy sex scenes and a  good storyline. Did I get what I wanted? Yes, but I found myself wanting just a little bit more. 

    After a devastating and tragic end to his marriage, Max swears off relationships. Well...serious relationships. He won't let anyone get into his hearts again. But when Lanie and her friends start coming into the bar he works at on Thursday nights, he starts developing feelings for her. They become good friends, but he craves something more. Sure...he may think it's just lust, but Lanie definitely worked her way into his heart. 

    Lanie has her own scarred past. Her home life growing up was less than stellar. Lanie wants to find someone who truly loves her. She and her friends go out on Thursdays to have fun and scope out guys. She's often gone home with the guys she meets. Lanie hasn't found the right guy yet, but Max offers her a chance to have sex with him with no strings attached. The problem is that she finds she wants those strings and more with Max. 

    I did like Max and Lanie. They had good chemistry and their sex scenes were hot. What I found myself more intrigued by were the supporting characters in the story. I'm guessing that Paul is setting the series up for Lyla and Ashley to have their own books and I'm definitely on board for those. Lyla clearly has some issues and I love Gage, so I can't wait to see how their relationship develops. Ashley and Ryan have an interesting friendship/roommate/? situation going on too. Looking forward to learning more about them as well. 

    Overall, I enjoyed it. There are a few things I would have liked to have seen more of though. I felt like the sex scenes started out strong, but ended too soon. I would have liked a bit more background on each character and their friendship too. That said, I would recommend this one. I'll continue on with the series because I really liked the secondary characters. Check this one out if you're looking for a quick, sexy read!

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  • Posted May 12, 2013

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    Nice storyline, needs editing This book had a nice storyline an

    Nice storyline, needs editing

    This book had a nice storyline and characters that I liked. It has potential but the need for editing is a serious detraction from the work. It is distracting for a reader to come upon errors and it stops the flow of the story for them. This book had incorrect use of tenses, transposition of words, missing words, words that don’t belong, and miraculously only 1 spelling error. I took a chance on an unknown author looking to escape for an evening in a good book and I was disappointed. I like books with damaged characters as I find them truer to the reality of life, we all make mistakes and carry our traumas forward. It is how those pains are dealt with and resolved that makes for a good tale. This storyline definitely fits that bill. I hope this author takes the time to revise this work and post an update to readers that have already purchased it. If I see that done then maybe I’ll give the next book a try otherwise I will pass in favor of authors who take more care before publishing.

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