That One Summer - CJ Duggan

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That One Summer - CJ Duggan
(Boys of Summer #3)
Released: December 17
Publisher: - 
SynopsisLoving 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.

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What I Thought: As many of you will probably know by now, I absolutely freaking love the Boys of Summer series by CJ Duggan, and That One Summer, the third book in the series, is no different. Duggan brought the same strength and force to this novel as she has done in her previous two. 

In this one, we see the story of Tammy and Chris unfold - I know, totally not who you expected to get together right?! Actually, I thought Chris was going to forever alone, because he has been so broody in the past. However, this time we get to see a different, more softer, more god-damn sexy side to him - and believe me when I say, you will never look at him the same way again. We also get to learn a lot more about Tammy, who has only been a small side character in the past, but you can't help love Tammy just as much as all the other characters. Of course, all your secondary favourite characters are back as well - so you get to see how Tess and Toby, and Sean and Amy are doing, as well as Stan, Ringer, Adam and Ellie too.

That One Summer centres around a roadtrip before New Years Eve. All the gang are going, and Tammy and Chris get stuck in a car together. What starts as awkward, ends up being another beautifully crafted romance. Duggan has also given us some steamy moments that you'll want to devour over and over and over again. Well, at least I did...

If you love The Boys of Summer and An Endless Summer, then you are going to love That One Summer too! If you haven't read the previous two yet - then freaking get onto it already, because you are missing out my friend!!

The Good: I love the steamy, yet beautiful romances that Duggan keeps giving us - and keeps us wanting more!

The Bad: I still want more!


Mad Claire


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1 comment:

  1. Great review Claire! I agree, the Onslow boys are just so damn fine but I thought Chris was going to be forever alone! Good to know everyone gets some loving :)


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