Title: An Endless Summer
Series: Summer #3
Author: C.J. Duggan
Release: TBA 2014
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.
Title: An Endless Summer
Series: Summer #2
Author: C.J. Duggan
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author ARC
Sean looked out over the lake, squinting against the sunlight. He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study.
“Come on Amy, I saved you once, I’ll save you again.”
I met his stare unflinchingly. “I don’t need saving.”
A wicked grin formed slowly. “Don’t you?”
After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson – the Onslow publican’s only daughter – is sent away to suffer a fate far worse than any other punishment:
Three years on, a now nineteen-year-old Amy returns to Onslow for the summer. What once was a cauldron of activity with live bands, hot meals and cold beers, the Onslow Hotel now lies dark, deserted and depressing. All fond childhood memories of loitering on the hotel stairs and eavesdropping on customers’ colourful conversations are in the distant past.
How had her dad let it come to this?
With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.
In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.
What I Thought
So, I am kind of embarrassed that it took me THIS long to review this book. See, I got this book as an ARC, before it was released even. And I kind of stayed up until two in the morning and read it, and then emailed CJ as soon as I was done. CJ laughed at me. I loved it. But that is beside the point. I was a huge fan of the first book in the series, you can read my review of book #1 here if you are interested!
I was so excited to get back to Onslow! But I was cringing along with Amy. Selling the Onslow Hotel? No way!
I seriously didn’t think I could love two characters more than I loved Tess and Toby from book #1… I was wrong. I adored Sean and Amy. From the moment I started reading I was cheering for Sean and Amy. And OH MY GOODNESS… I want to live in Onslow, in Sean’s house. This book just stole my heart!
If I didn’t have kids, I would so be packing and moving. Cause living here would be so amazing! As it is, I keep threatening to moving in with CJ. Last year she would send me pictures of her pool in the middle of our winter when I had snow on the ground. To say we bounded was an understatement. But seriously, if you are looking for a fun, lighthearted romance, this is the one. I adore this series…
To say that I am impatiently waiting for book #3, cover revealed today, is such an understatement it is not even funny. I can’t wait to finish this series, except then it will be done, and I will sadly miss Onslow.
I am sponsoring a giveaway of the first two ebooks in the Summer series (because I ADORE CJ’s books SO much!!!!) and to celebrate the cover reveal of the newest book in the series! This is a US giveaway only! Sorry! To enter click on the Rafflecopter image below.