Monday, 17 August 2015

Review: Ringer (Summer #3.5) by CJ Duggan

They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very quiet—when she wasn’t busy despising me with a burning passion.

Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no-strings-attached policy.

Love them, leave them, and remain the eternal bachelor.

After a summer in which every one of his mates has succumbed to settling down, or so it seemed, Ringer is on the lookout for a quick exit. Having had enough of the stomach-turning love fest witnessed over the past three months, Ringer jumps at the opportunity to help out his mate, Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s property for a working holiday.

It’s just what he’s looking for. A remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women.

Until Miranda Henry.

The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’

155 pages
Published April 2nd 2014
Terri's Thoughts

I am having so much fun with this series!  It is appropriately titled the summer series as it has been my guilty pleasure reading material this summer.

While I am certainly enjoying the full length novels more than the novellas, these novellas are keeping me hooked on the series as I work my way through.

I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about Ringers story since he was a background character in so much of the other stories and perhaps the least appealing of the "Onslow boys" however I was pleasantly surprised.  He was so much more fun than I thought he would be.

Yes Miranda was annoying and spoilt and not at all like her brother Max however I enjoyed the pranks that were exchanged between her and Ringer.  While I was not too fond of her character the chemistry between the two was sizzling and I loved watching it play out.

Although not relevant to the plot, one observation I have of the entire series is that it must have been written well before it was ever published.  In every installment there has been mention of tape decks in the car or the stereo and it has been years since either have ever existed.  In defense of this particular story, Ringers vehicle was a 1977 model so it seems legit however not so much in the other cases.  This is however irrelevant and does not impact the enjoyement of the story.

One more story to go and I am excited that it is full length.  I am not sure what I am going to do when I finish the series, I am already anticipating the loss!

Update:  OMG!  I just went to download the last book and it is not out yet!  Arghhhhhhh!  This means I am waiting for two books by C.J. Duggan to be released from two of her series.  The injustice of it all!!

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