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Summary

Thursdays aren't simply another day of the week for Amy Spencer and Ellis Hall. Thursday afternoons sizzle with no-strings sex for the two women, who meet each week in a hotel room to forget their past - and their present.

The arrangement works perfectly for Amy, a busy surgeon who's still smarting from a failed relationship. For Ellis, Thursday afternoons act as a pressure valve from her cutthroat job and the mistakes in her personal life she's trying to rectify.

But soon the pair discover that their outside worlds are on a collision course with the carefully constructed world they've created on Thursday afternoons.

What will happen when they discover the truth about each other?

Will their weekly assignations come to a screeching halt, or will they turn into something much, much more?

©2019 Tracey Richardson (P)2019 Tantor

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  • VW
  • 20-08-20

Fantastic.

I love Abby Craden's voice. She's by far my favourite narrator. I love how this book goes straight into the story. Its not just a sexy book its also a great love story. This story reminds you that different roads lead to love.

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Great

This slow burner into the lives of a surgeon and a auditor has you gripped from the start. It explores all areas of both occupations, past lives, hopes and dreams and a future happiness. You hear about a wayward teen who just wanted love and honesty, once gotten she turns her life round
I’m hoping there will be a follow on

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great read

great book main character's journey was great from beginning to end very well written story

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  • lc
  • 22-07-21

Superb

Wonderful story with great believable characters,great naughty bits too.Abbey craden as ever was perfection personified.

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  • JL
  • 07-06-20

You had me at “narrated by...”

Let’s be honest, I’d listen to Abby Craden read the phone book and give it an overall 6 stars. But that said, it’s a sweet fun story by an author who’s new to me. A nice distraction from the world. Enjoy!

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  • Valerie
  • 23-04-21

Feel good story, happy ending

Enjoyed this story, didn’t realize it was set in Canada till I got into it so bonus points for that. I liked that the author did not try too hard with unnecessary complexity or conflict. The characters behaved as people their age would, talking things through rather than letting a small miscommunication keep them apart. The narrator did well, although I didn’t like that she voiced Amy with a husky/masculine voice I found that rather “heteronormative”. It assumes that lesbian couples are all “femme” and “stud” which isn’t accurate

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 13-07-20

SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BOOK!

I'm sure we've all said, "I didn't want the book to end" at some point in a review, but, after finishing this audiobook, I couldn't mean it more. Thursday Afternoons was more than I expected. Sure, the main characters are busy, professional women who avoid relationships and decide to try a hookup as strangers, meeting on a Thursday in a hotel... they like it! how about next Thursday? yes! things are going great and they weren't expecting to like one another but they do. The characters find out who each other is in the real world since they were trying to be anonymous at the hotel dates. Amy is a surgeon and Ellis is from a company that is going to figure out what to change with the hospital because its losing money. There's sexual tension and work tension for both. oh also Ellis is watching her sort of one time step daughter who is 15 for the summer but that helps the story. Of course Amy and Ellis fall in love and have a perfect family. it was a great story and who doesnt love Abby Craden?!! I really wanted to continue listening to their story. Even when I saw I only had an hour left, I got bummed. I knew everything would be perfect at the end but I didnt want it to end. sounds sappy, but it's true. Thank you for the great listen!

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  • Lily
  • 21-01-21

Loved it!

Abby has got to be the best narrator, if not, she's definitely one of the best. This book was awesome and I didn't want it to end. The narration was excellent and the story was very engaging from the beginning to the end.

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  • Kathleen Andrea
  • 14-01-21

Love this author!

This was my first book by Tracey Richardson but I bought 2 more within 15 minutes of starting it. This was a very well developed story, well developed characters and great sex. Abby Craden narrating was the icing on the cake. Highly recommend.

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  • Sab
  • 04-12-19

Another great book

With Tracey Richarson’s writing and Abby Crade’s narration it has to be a winning book, and it is.
Great story, great plot, great characters. Love the beginning it was an interesting twist for a beginning of a love story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-22

Loved it

I really loved the characters, the story kept my interest. Wish there were a sequel.

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  • shyloveswomen
  • 26-02-22

The blurb, author, and narrator had me pressing play immediately.

‘Abby’ and ‘Ellen’ sign up for a lesbian dating app in search of “an afternoon of mutually satisfying, hot sex”. They soon agree to weekly afternoon delights on -you guessed it- Thursdays.

I love that the main characters problems aren’t caused by miscommunication or lack of communication itself. Funnily enough they’re typically on the same page, in their inner monologues at least. Which brings more to the classic no strings attached storyline.

{ Relatively short chapters. 95% are less than 20 minutes long, but the story is paced nicely }



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Amy Spencer aka Abby (39-40): Chief of surgery who hasn’t had sex in more than three years and has no intention of going through the hardships of love again. Dealing with work and helping her elderly parents, she’s used to (and tired of) taking on burdens, most of them not her own. She has no intentions of carrying anymore on her shoulders.

Ellis Hall aka Ellen (44): Married to her job (finding efficiencies for healthcare providers/resolving budget deficits for hospitals, clinics, etc). Trying to build her relationship with her late ex’s mercurial fifteen year old daughter, Mia. Ruthless in the boardroom, but often vulnerable in her moments with Amy, Ellis struggles with her inability to compartmentalize her professional and personal lives. That’s when reality filters in…


{ The one thing in their lives that’s supposed to be uncomplicated… gets real complicated }

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  • Bobn
  • 10-12-21

A real winner, great story, great presentation

This was a very enjoyable book, a great romance with an excellent performance by Abby Craden.

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  • Dor
  • 08-12-21

Thursday Special

How is it that Abby Craden is able to give life to the characters of every book she narrates? This audiobook has been an introduction to this author and I'm sure it will not be the last. The two main characters are wonderfully portrayed. The setting, the real life problems and the solution to those problems make this a stand out book. Will I read a book by this author in future? Hell yes!