Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour Review- That One Summer by C.J. Duggan

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, TammyMaskala 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 Review:
You lot remember Chris, right? The Onslow boy that always has a frown on his face and is deeply serious? Yeah, this book will totally change your mind. Don't get me wrong, he still has his signature "look" but it's so much more endearing that you can't help but fall in love with him. Who are we kidding, I love ALL the Onslow boys. I may like Chris more than all of them though. Scratch that, I think I like Adam the most. But that's beside the point...


That One Summer takes place during Christmas of 1999. We get the pov of Tammy, Amy's best friend. Tammy is smart and doesn't really "fit in" with the Onslow boys and the girlfriends. At least in her mind she doesn't fit in. I enjoyed Tammy's voice and I think she is just as fabulous as the last two protagonists. I think so far I relate most to her.  

Tammy is hilarious! I loved the flirty-ness between her and Chris. Sometimes I don't think he knew what to do with her.  

"Just because your friends put up with you doesn't me I have to. If the choice is to be subjected to your pissy-pants attitude or hide under the table, well I clearly choose the table."

See? She's hilarious and can so hold her own. She just needs to believe it. 

Chris is perfect in every way. He's the responsible one who takes care of everyone. He doesn't complain or whine for having to be the adult of the group. 

I thought the story line was a perfect. The gang decides to celebrate the incoming millennia by going on a camping trip. By doing so they take a long road trip to their destination. Guess who gets stuck with Chris for the whole road trip?

Yep, Tammy does! All that extra time to be with Mr.Pissy-Pants. Ha. 

And let me tell you... You can't NOT have a story about an Onslow boy and not have some sexy scenes. Oh and romantic ones that make you swoon right out of your panties. 

"Because if I'd had to choose perfect, I would have just chosen you." -Chris

Or this...

"What I'm saying is I want to go to the ends of the earth with you." -Chris


That One Summer is extra funny and even more romantic. It's the side of Chris you've been dying for. I can't wait to read the next books in this deliciously amazing series!

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About 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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