Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Blog Tour:That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan {Review + Giveaway}

Author: C.J. Duggan 
Title: That One Summer 
Series: Summer #3
Publication date: December 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


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.

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The characters

Even though Tammy Maskala is Amy's best friend,she doesn't feel like she belongs to the entire group of the Onslow boys and girls.But things are about to change a few days before the new millennium (2000) arrives. The gang has planned a camping trip but as soon as the girls find out about it,the boys have no other choice but to take the girls with them.Toby is with Tess,Sean with Amy and Stan with Belinda.Ellie is Adam's best friend and Ringer is the group's life of the party.So that leaves Chris who is the quiet one and Tammy who is the shy one.

But one thing both Tammy and Chris have no clue about is that the gang is playing matchmaker with these two!They arrange everything so that Chris and Tammy travel on their own in Chris's van and spend a lot of time together.In the beginning of the trip,things are very quiet and awkward but with time comes the jokes,the laughter,the mischievous plans and true feelings.

The connection between Chris and Tammy is pretty obvious if you ask me but they both deny it,at first. But this book isn't only about their relationship.It's about discovering themselves!We also get to read a little bit about Ellie and Adam who will be the next book's protagonists and a couple from a previous book gets a very happy ending!

The plot is simple but unique.When I read C.J.Duggan's  books I wish I could be in Australia and see the breathtaking landscapes,the crystal clear blue ocean and the bright sun during winter!


This is the third installment in the Summer Series and I have to say that it keeps getting better and better!Summer,romance,forbidden feelings,secrets and one kind of a trip that will make you fall in love with Chris and Tammy's story!

Rating: 4.5 stars!!

Author: C.J. Duggan
Title: The Boys Of Summer
Series: Summer #1  
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Author: C.J. Duggan
Title: An Endless Summer
Series: Summer #2
Publication Date: July 17th 2013
Rating: 4 stars


Summary from Goodreads

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.

 Author: C.J. Duggan 
 Title: Ringer
 Series: Summer #3.5
 Publication date: April 2nd 2014
 Genres: Contemporary, New  Adult, Romance


 “They say it’s the quiet ones you  have to worry about, and she  was quiet, very quiet—when she  wasn’t busy despising me with a  burning passion.”

 Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no- strings-attached policy.

 Love them, leave them, and  remain the eternal bachelor.

 After a summer in which every  one of his mates has succumbed  to settling down, or so it seemed,  Ringer is on the lookout for a  quick exit. Having had enough of  the stomach-turning love fest  witnessed over the past three  months, Ringer jumps at the  opportunity to help out his mate,  Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s  property for a working holiday.

 It’s just what he’s looking for. A  remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women.

Until Miranda Henry.
The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’
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 Author: C.J. Duggan
 Title: Forever Summer
 Series: Summer #4
 Publication Date: July 2014
 Genre: New Adult Contemporary  Romance


 You see there’s this boy.
 He makes me smile, forces me to  listen, serenades me out of tune and  keeps me sane, all the while driving  me insane. He's really talented like  that. But for the first time in since,  well, forever, things are about to  change. The question is, how much  am I willing to lose in order to  potentially have it all?

 Enter a world of sweltering Aussie  summers, fabulously addictive  characters and sweet intoxicating  romance in C.J Duggan’s
 Adam and Ellie’s Story

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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. 


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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