An Endless Summer blog tour!

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Welcome to my stop on the An Endless Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound Blog Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

An Endless Summer - 
C.J. Duggan
Released: July 11, 2013

Synopsis: 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.

What I Thought: CJ Duggan had completely blew me away with The Boys of Summer, so she really had to make An Endless Summer on par to grab my attention - and she did. We have a new protagonist, but all of our favourite characters are back, four years on in the future! This time, we live the life of Amy, who has come back to stay in Onslow after years away in boarding school, but the Onslow hotel is not how she remembers leaving it. The place has become a bit of a wreck and now it's up to Amy to get it back up to her Dad's old standards. Of course it's not going to be easy, and Sean is back in town to shake everything up.

An Endless Summer is quite different to The Boys of Summer. Amy doesn't already have a long term crush on Sean, but really finds him annoying most of the time. It's a different side of the boy-meets-girl, girl-falls-for-boy type story, and that's why it was so fantastic to read. I went in thinking Amy would be just like Tess, but really she was the opposite. CJ Duggan manages to give us another love story in the same world without making it feel over done - in fact she left me wanting more. I know I'll cry the day she stops writing these stories!

The biggest part of this story, is watching Amy grow. Amy is a selfish, spoiled brat at the start but by the end, she learns so much and changes so much, it's beautiful to read. But of course, for me, the big part was having Sean around. We really only got a small glimpse of him in The Boys of Summer, but this time around we get all of his wit and charm - he sure charmed his way into my heart!

If you loved The Boys of Summer, you are going to love this one too! 

The Good: Sean being a prominent figure of the novel really, really, really made this novel. He has so much spunk!

The Bad: It took me a little while to get used to Amy, because she was so unlike Tess as a character, but once I got used to her, it made reading so much more enjoyable.


5 book stacks

About the Author

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I'm so excited for this!

    I absolutely loved Sean in TBOS so I can't wait to have him as the main male lead :D

    I really want to see how Tess and Toby are doing 4 years on as well :333


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