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

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That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Dugganthat one summer

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.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review: I was scared that this book would be disappointing. I was a little disappointed at the beginning. The first time you read Chris’s name, you already know what’s going to happen. Then, Amy seemed to be even more of a bitch than she was in the last book. But what made that all better is Tammy just over looking it, and sugarcoating Amy’s bitchiness by just calling her “stubborn”. Tammy is such a sweet girl. I enjoyed reading her story almost as much as I enjoyed reading Tess’s. She’s sensitive, shy, and gets stressed easily. I think I liked the story more than I should’ve because I can totally relate to Tammy. Luckily, I don’t get migraines all the time, but I get anxiety attacks over just a little stress. And I also am trying to change my shyness. So I see a lot of Tammy in me, which made the book even better. Though I thought I could just sum the whole book up in the beginning, I’m glad I kept reading it because it did, indeed prove me wrong. So much more happened than I thought would. It was amazing seeing Chris’s transformation throughout the series. This book could be read as a standalone. But I recommend reading the whole series, it would just make so much more sense, relationship-wise.


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cj dugganAbout the Author

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)

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.


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