BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★
The Darker the Storm, The Deeper the Pain…
Love knows no bounds when two people are destined to be together. One fights to maintain the distance; while the other battles to close the gap.
The Brighter the Light at the End…
Will they move forward together or finally close the last remaining door to their past?
It’s time for Ryan and Ashley to decide. But once that decision is made, there will be no going back…
Always Reach for the Light…
A Neighborhood bar where old wounds heal, friends become family, and some…become lovers…
Danny’s on Main is where their story continues… Where they all shelter each other during the…
I am so excited about this book! My favorite friends from Charistown are reunited, but this time it is Ryan and Ashley’s story that we find ourselves in the middle of, I cannot get enough of these characters. Any of them. They are all flawed and none of them have bring glowing pasts, but they have all managed to find each other in Danny’s, the neighborhood bar. This one bar has proved to provide the best of friends and the biggest family of all.
Ashley moved to Charistown to escape from her life. She lost everything that was right in her life all in one day. But one thing that never left her when she left Florida was the love she had for Ryan. But that was one of the issues and one of the reasons she had to leave. She couldn’t stay where she was and be haunted by the loss of her brother and the loss of her one true love, which also happened to be her brother’s best friend. She need to escape, to go where she could start her own life on her own terms.
Ryan and Ashley parted ways on very depressing terms but no matter where she goes, she will always hold the top spot in his heart. But when push came to shove, he helped to shove her right into another life. That was never his intention, but here we are several years later in this small town. Ryan had finally found his one true love. This time though, he swore he was never going to let her go. She may have left once, but he wasn’t going to watch it happen again. He has put his life together and struggled through each and every day of it and now he wants one thing. Their happily ever after.
This book was a very emotional book for me to read. I found myself crying, laughing, cringing and just wondering what next. These two people care so much for each other, but seem to stop at nothing to avoid being together. This book really weighed heavy on my heart. It was sweet, romantic, tragic and happy all at once and there were a couple of times I was afraid to turn the page to see what else could possibly happen.
But you don’t just close books like this. They leave you with something deep inside. This book just melted my heart. Yes, it was hot. Yes, it was full of steam… but more than all of that it was filled with love. The love of a brother, the love of a sister, the love of the family they have given themselves inside of Danny’s and the love of one another. I just want more and more of these friends and after we left Max and Janie I was saddened because I felt like I was leaving friends behind in the pages of Thursday Nights. But here we are at the end of Storm Front and I just want more.
This was just such an amazing combination of characters and fates that I couldn’t get enough. I want more of these friends and their stories. Beautifully written and full of raw emotional pull and steam, Lisa N. Paul does an amazing job with Storm Front. A fabulous 5-star read!
Lisa 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. Storm Front is the second 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.
THE CHARISTOWN SERIES
“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”
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