Blog Tour + #Review and #Giveaway! That One Summer by C.J. Duggan / @cj_duggan / @NereydaG1003

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Hello everyone! Today, I am pleased to welcome back best-selling, Australian author, C.J. Duggan as part of the tour for That One Summer! I first got introduced to CJ through previous tours for books in this series, and I’ve been a fan every since. Read on for more information on this release, as well as my review and a giveaway!

that one summer

by C.J. Duggan

Release Date: 12/17/13

About the Book

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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ReviewAs you all know, I haven’t had much opportunity to review books lately, however, I’ve been enjoying this series so much that I offered to. Let me start off by saying that this is not a Young Adult book, so please be aware of that before you pick up an of the Summer series books. You can read my review on the second book in the series HERE. Okay, now onto the review!

Chris Henderson is grouchy, bossy, highly Introverted, and emotionally repressed. Tammy Maskala, is the polar opposite of a risk-taker. She’d so adventure-adverse, that she talks herself out of almost every opportunity that comes her way—that is if her best friend and trouble-maker, Amy Henderson doesn’t have anything to say about it. However, that all changes, when Tammy finds herself agreeing to go on a camping trip with Amy, Tess, Ellie, and The Onslow Boys. She thinks she’ll be fine on the trip, as long as she can stay as far away Chris Henderson as possible. Yet, cunning Amy has other plans, and soon manipulates the travel arrangements, so that Tammy has no choice but to hitch a ride with Chris. 

Once they hit the road, sparks begin to fly, and not just the romantic kind either! Will Chris and Tammy both take a chance on each other?

I truly enjoyed That One Summer. CJ Duggan truly shines at characterization. This is the third book in a series, so Duggan has been perfecting these players since round one. This comes across in Chris Henderson’s grouchy exterior: though we see a bossy, uptight Hotel owner, we know he’s a softy underneath. Tammy is a character that I wasn’t sure I’d like. She’s such a control-freak! (Mind you this judgment is coming from another control freak!) However, she moved outside of her comfort-zone again and again and I soon found myself rooting for her. 

CJ Duggan truly shines at characterization.

Bottom-line: Buy every book in the series. Read ’em, love ’em, and then go have your own summer romance. If Chris Henderson isn’t available and you don’t have a beach nearby, I recommend chocolate!

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About the Author

cj dugganC.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)

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