An Endless Summer (Summer #2)
by C.J. Duggan
Release Date: 07/17/13
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:
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.
I turned to Sean. “What?”
He shrugged his shoulder in that casual careless way of his.
“I thought you might have needed an extra set of hands.”
Oh did you now.
“Don’t give me that look.” Sean said.
“The look that tells me I am in serious trouble when you get me alone.”
The night Amy Henderson is pulled from Lake Onslow by Sean Murphy, is also her last night in Onslow. Her parents send her away to an all-girls’ school. Three years later, she’s in the city with her parents, having deferred uni for a year. However, Amy’s restless and a quick decision to return to her parents’ hotel, The Onslow leaves her nervous at revisiting to the home she was once exciled from.
Within five minutes of her arrival, she realizes that coming back was a mistake. Her dad let the place slide when he went through a mid-life crisis and Amy is standing in the middle of a dilapidated property wishing she hadn’t come. When Sean Murphy himself walks through the door, a mortified Amy thinks things can’t get any worse. Then the floor beneath her feet gives out and she literally ends up in Sean Murphy’s arms.
Endless Summer is book two in the Summer series. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but author, CJ Duggan does a phenomenal job of making the reader feel like they haven’t missed a thing. I was instantly pulled into Amy and Sean’s world. Each character came across so vividly, as did the relationship between Amy and Sean.
It’s a story fraught with sexual tension, that will reel readers in. The perfect summer read which definitely has me wanting to take a trip to Australia!
Bottom Line: Endless Summer is full of a million wonderful moments
that will make your toes curl and your heart melt. A must read!
About the Author
1 Signed paperback copy of either The Boys of Summer or An Endless Summer (INT) and 5 ebook copies of The Boys of Summer or An Endless Summer (INT).