Book Title: Thursday Nights (The Charistown Series, Book #1)
Author: Lisa N. Paul
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 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”
5 of 5 Thursday Nights
Thursday Nights is a PHENOMENAL... SCRUMPTIOUS... HEART TANTALIZING READ!
First I would like to say that I could not put this book down and I am so glad I read it.I read it during this period where I was in a reading funk reading the same genre and needing something else. So I opened my e-mail to see that there was a cover reveal and a blog tour for this book. The minute I saw the cover I knew I would love the book. Once you have read the book you will see why the cover is such a perfect fit. God I have to say that I loved every minute of this book. Yes it has tortured souls and bad boys and bad girls with damaged hearts but at the crux of the story you get to see how even damaged souls need loving and if they allowed themselves to love again they can have a happy life.
Best friends Janie and Lyla have found a new hang out. Every Thursday they go to Danny's On Main which is a local bar. They drink and pick up men and have fun every Thursday night. They have become family to the owner of the bar and the bartenders who work there. Janie has even fallen in lust/love with one of the bartenders Max. He is every girls bad boy wet fantasy and he has stared in more than one of her dreams but Janie knows that Max is off limits. He is off limits because he tells women like it is they are an F and R and nothing more.
But one Thursday Max is listening to Janie tell her best friend about another disastrous date when he feels something in his gut. Yes protective of her and wanting nothing more than to bed her he is pissed that some guy could treat her wrong. But Max knows he could never ever give Janie what she needs because he is broken in more ways than one and he does not do relationships or love. But on this night he tells Janie they can be friends for the night, no strings attached and in the morning they can remain friends. They both agree because it is like an itch that needs to be scratched so they decide to have a one night stand. Max is good with that but Janie is secretly nervous because she wants Max in all ways just not a one night stand.
After Max and Janie spend one hell of night together things get complicated because Max becomes like the other men in her life chew and screw and have nothing to do with her. It becomes a little awkward at first but then they get back to their friendship and Janie decides it is time for her to move on and not look back. She and Max share some heated words and she ices him out of her life. She has to do this because she is in love with him but she knows he is not in love with her. She needs to save her heart from heart ache so friends it will be.
But something major happens to Max and he realizes holy shit he really loves this girl but it is to late. True to her word Janie has moved on and is dating someone else. Max has decided he wants her no matter who she is with and he will stop at nothing to get her back in his arms and in his bed. Will it work? Will Max be able to get Janie back once she has moved on? Does Janie even want to go there? Has Max finally lost the battle with his heart? Holy Hades, Holy love Gods because this is one F$%^&# up story with so many turns and twists it will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last page where you are like OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday Nights Excerpt:
Max knew Janie well enough to know his words hurt her. She looked physically pained every time he shut her out. While he wasn’t lying when he said the problem wasn’t her, it left a fresh scar on his heart every time he saw the ache he inflicted flash through her eyes. The need to see her face was overwhelming. He had to look in her aqua eyes and make her understand that he wasn’t worth her time or her heart.
The bathroom door was all that stood between them. He lifted his hand to the doorknob, wanting so badly to open it and go to her.
He could envision her beautiful, naked body through the steam coming from the shower, the water trickling down her soft skin. Stripping himself down and sliding into the shower behind her. His large hands moving around her narrow waist, grazing over her rib cage and trailing up until he caressed her breasts. His thumb and forefinger rolling her nipples as he leans into her neck and drags his tongue up the long column until he reaches her jaw.
Slowly turning her around, the water pounding at her back, he bends forward and begins a slow assault using his lips, his tongue, and his teeth. Her nipples pebble between his fingers, and a slow husky moan bubbles up from her throat, giving voice to her approval of his touch. She whimpers when he moves one hand from her breast and slowly lets it travel down her belly over her pubic bone. She runs her own hand up along his jaw and into his wet blond hair, pulling his head closer to her neck just as he strokes the hard nub between her thighs.
She moans when he uses the pad of his finger to fondle her clit, and he can feel her body start to tremble and tighten. He’s not ready to let her come because that would mean he’d be letting her go, so he sinks first one finger, and then two, into her moist heat and begins a slow rhythm in and out of her cunt. “Oh, Max. Oh my God.” Her body is shaking, and her pussy is creaming on his fingers as he’s licking her neck, her jaw, and finally her lips.
As he continues to fuck her with his fingers, he uses his thumb to rub her clit, finally bringing her over the edge. He can feel the walls of her sex milking his fingers as he whispers his apology and his love into her ear.
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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.
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