Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Review: That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan

Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …

He sure could kiss.

As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.

So that can only mean one thing: road trip!

No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind the bar, Chris Henderson.

She likes her new friends (at least most of them), so why does she secretly feel so out of place?

After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. The last thing she expected to meet was a less-than-happy Onslow Boy leaning against his black panel van.

Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.

Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published December 14th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services
Terri's Thoughts

What can I say, I am loving this series!  Duggan once again has me glued to the pages to get my fill of sun, beaches and yes romance.

I found that in this third installment that the romance turned back to what I love so much about Duggan's writing.  Instead of the constant fighting turned attraction that was Sean and Amy's story, this was more like Toby and Tess' story.  Dark, unreadable Chris with stolen glances and actions with a million different interpretations.  This is the kind of romance that I like.  Will they or won't they, when will they stop tiptoeing around, when will Chris act on his feelings?

I have said it before and I will say it again.  Duggan has a way of writing this kind of romance that you are breathlessly waiting for it all to unfold and if asked you can not explain what exactly it is that she does.  Stolen glances, random gestures, barely there grins.  It is all a part of it.

I have to say that I was very pleased with this story.  At first I didn't think I would be a big fan of a story that centered around Chris but I found myself loving him.  I actually enjoyed his story more than Sean's and Sean was my favorite character.  It goes to show that a well written character can pull you in.

All I can say is that I am super excited for what comes next.  The story of Adam and Ellie.  This will be interesting.  First up however will be the novella's for Max and Ringer before I close the series.  I will be sad to finish this series but I am also excited for the future work of C.J. Duggan

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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