Monday, 3 August 2015

Review: Stan (Summer 1.5) by C.J. Duggan

Stan Remington is the go-to man; what he doesn’t know about Onslow means one of two things: it doesn’t exist or it hasn’t happened yet.

And when it comes to Onslow, for Stan, being an only child has meant a guilt-riddled sense of duty to help out at his parents’ caravan park every summer. Same old town. Same old story.

Until Belinda Evans.

The wild and annoying doctor’s daughter spends her summer family holidays at Remington’s Caravan Park, and normally she’s not Stan’s problem. But then she sabotages his planned weekend escape. Now Stan finds himself not only caretaking the caravan park on his own, but also responsible for Bel.

Just the two of them. Under the one roof. For one long, long weekend.

In a world where mundane routine and small-town boredom is his norm, one weekend changes every element of his world to anything but boring.


Published October 26th 2014 by Smashwords

Terri's Thoughts

This is the second book in the Summer series by C.J. Duggan.  As you can tell by the title it is a novella compared to the full length novels in the series.

I am going to keep this a little bit short just like the story was. 

I have to say I did not enjoy this as much as the first full length novel in the series.  It did not quite have the same flavor and seemed to be missing a few pieces for me.  I think the reason is simple.  I am currently reading the series in order however this is not the order in which it was written.  From what I can tell all of the full length novels were written first and the novella's came afterward to tell further stories about the Onslow boy's.

With this in mind I am going to change my strategy with the series.  Instead of reading it in chronological order based on the title number, I am going to read it in the order that they were published.  I think I will enjoy it much better and not feel like I missed something.  The novella's will then become bonus stories just as I assume they were meant to be.

At the end of the day it was still a cute romance in the I hate you until I fall in to your arms kind of way. 

About the Author

C.J Duggan is an Internationally Number One Best Selling Author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90's pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos. The Boys of Summer is Book One in her highly successful New Adult Romance Series.



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