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July 15, 2013

Blog Tour: An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan – Review with Giveaway

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An Endless Summer (Summer #2) by C.J. Duggan

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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:

Boarding School.

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.

add to goodreadsAn Endless Summer (Summer #2) by C.J. Duggan
Publication Date:  July 11, 2013

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** This title was provided to us by the Author for an honest review.
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You can check out our review of Summer #1, The Boys of Summer, HERE!
You don’t need to read book 1 to enjoy book 2!

MaryAnn NewAn Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan had me laughing almost throughout the entire read.  The back and forth banter between main character, Amy Henderson, and leading man, Sean Murphy, had me literally laughing out loud, and was addictive to follow.  And, omg, did I ever fall for Sean!  I was already kinda crushing on this hunka hunka burning love from book 1 in the Summer series, but this read totally solidified it for me.  How could you not fall for his smirky grins, and his cocky attitude!

After being away from Onslow for a few years, Amy Henderson has decided to leave her cushy life in the city, and head back to her hometown of Onslow and to the one place that has always been home to her…the Onslow hotel.  But Amy is in for a severe reality check when the home that she’s always known is far from the  one that she remembers all those years ago.  After her father decides to concentrate more on his family, and step away from the family business and leaves the running of the hotel and bar to an employee, things have gone to hell and back, and Amy has decided to take it upon herself to right the wrongs that she finds.

But Amy isn’t the only Onslow resident who has returned.  Enter uber sexy and irresistible Sean Murphy.  Sean returns to the Onslow Hotel in hopes of having a drink and catching up with friends.  But to Sean’s surprise, the Onslow is anything but glamorous.  Everything seems to be falling apart, and Sean has decided to be the knight in shining armor to Amy’s damsel in distress.

With a past that connects them to each other, and an undeniable attraction to each other, Amy and Sean’s lives will forever be changed this summer…

Did I mention that I.Love.Sean!  Seriously, he surprised me over and over again in this book.  When I thought that there was no way that I could totally fall for this guy any harder, he goes and does something or says something that had me falling all over again!  And omg the Rubikscube… soooo sweet!

What did bother me was Amy’s attitude.  Yes, I understand that’s she’s supposed to portray a “spoiled little princess”, but her snarkiness towards Sean, old friends, and even her family had me cringing and shaking my head.  There are times where I absolutely enjoyed Amy’s character!  Her tough as nails demeanor and the independent woman thing she had going on was totally awesome.  And the chemistry between Amy and Sean was dynamic.  I loved it!

I have to say that the writing of author, C.J. Duggan, improved quite a bit since book 1.  Everything flowed a lot smoother, and the dialogue between all the characters was quirky and was riddled in comedy.  I could easily picture various scenes in the book in my head as a romantic comedy movie scene.

I recommend An Endless Summer to fans of book 1 in C.J. Duggan’s Summer series and for those who want to meet an absolutely swoon worthy male character who will, no doubt, melt your heart.

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C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series. For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit www.cjdugganbooks.com

 

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