Book Review — Thursday Nights by Lisa N. Paul

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review — Thursday Nights by Lisa N. Paul Title: Thursday Nights
Author: Lisa N. Paul
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: May 6, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eARC
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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 broken and more importantly, 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 strangers become friends, friends become family and some … become lovers… it all started on Thursday Nights.

I really must tip my hat to debut author Lisa N. Paul. She wrote a wonderfully funny, steamy and emotional story that I truly enjoyed. I not only connected with the main characters of the story but also all of the supporting characters. Almost two weeks later, 10 books since and this book is still on my mind. My mom asked me to describe this book and I told her it was like Cheers and St. Elmo’s Fire had a baby that became Thursday Nights…haha

Thursdays Nights’ main setting is a bar called Danny’s on Main. This bar is where you meet your main characters Max DeLucca and Janie Silver, plus the majority of the characters you will be seeing through the story and series. Thursday nights are when Janie and her best friend, Lyla, go to Danny’s to unwind from their week. The sweet thing about the story is that from the beginning you know that Danny’s on Main is more than just a place to hang out or the local bar. The people in this bar have made their own pseudo-family with dysfunction and all.

Janie is looking for love that she has never felt from anyone except Lyla. Max has been hurt really bad by someone he thought loved him unconditionally. That hurt had made him build a wall thicker than Fort Knox around his heart and live a life of “hook-ups only”. Not very hard to do when you’re the bartender at Danny’s. Janie seems to be the only one that might be able to get through that wall but it’s not coming down without a fight. A night of friendly and naughty bantering turns into the opportunity to have one night together neither can say no. Luckily, one night isn’t enough for Max and Janie to get each other out their systems and so begins their story of love, learning to heal and steamy sex scenes.

I fell in love with Danny’s on Main, Max, Janie, Lyla and everyone else from the start. I could not put the book down because I needed to know where they ended up. This book is not written in dual POV but more everyone POV 🙂 You get a little bit of everyone, their feelings and experiences through the whole book. I will be honest in saying that not all may like this type of writing but I loved it. It was the reason I feel in love and connected not only with Max and Janie but also everyone else in their wonderful pseudo-family. I very excited to read the rest of their stories and am fully invested in this series.

Go pick up your copy of Thursday Nights and fall in love with a story of love, healing and a proof that family doesn’t always mean you have to share the same blood.

About Lisa N. Paul

Lisa N. Paul is a wife, 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.