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Review and Giveaway: That One Summer by C.J. Duggan

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That One Summer (Summer #3)

by C.J. Duggan

Release Date: 12/17/13

Summary from Goodreads:

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.


I will happily admit that I love this series. In fact I think it is one of the best contemporary NA series that is out there right now.

The gang from Onslow is going to take a road trip to celebrate the New Year. Tammy Mascala is fairly new to the group and finds it hard to fit in since she is a quiet person. Chris Henderson is one of the co-owners of the Onslow Hotel. He isn’t a friendly sort of person and has a hard time showing Tammy that he is interested in her. This road trip will challenge friendships and help other relationship grow.

That One Summer starts up soon after An Endless Summer. This is a series that takes place in the small town of Onslow which is in Australia. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read them in order because the characters do appear in each of the books and you would have a more enjoyable time reading them if you see what happened to each couple. I know I am looking forward to Forever Summer which is coming out July of this year.

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About the Author

cj duggan

C.J Duggan is a Number One Best Selling Australian 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 Mature Young Adult Romance Series.

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1 winner will get ebooks of Book 1-3 of the Summer series (INT)


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