C.J Duggan is the number one bestselling Australian author of the Summer Series! C.J 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.
Novels in the Summer Series includes: The Boys of Summer (2012), An Endless Summer (2013) and the highly anticipated, soon to be released That One Summer (2013).
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Publication date: December 17, 2013
Genre(s): New Adult (Contemporary/Romance)
Source: Blog Tour
This series is one of my favorite fun NA contemporaries. I initially fell in love with CJ Duggan's series when I read The Boys of Summer.. set in the 1990s in the summer and in Australia.. it was the perfect relaxing and fun setting I've read. Now two books later, the spark hasn't left this series with That One Summer. Road trip contemporary fans, this book is for you. Set in the last days of 1999, we are transported back in time and witness the countdown to the new millennia. I was only 9 years old in 1999 so I can't remember all the excitement and buzz but I got to be a part of it in this book.
All three books are companion novels so we still get to be a part of the older characters and I just loved seeing Tess and Toby again.. and the Onslow Boys in general. The characters are such great friends and their friendship and fun times make me a little bit envious at how simple the olden days were. In this one we finally focus on Chris, the brooding always serious bartender and now co-owner of the Onslow hotel. I was SO happy that he finally got a story since I've loved him ever since I read The Boys of Summer.
A new character was introduced, Tammy, and I have to say that she's just as awesome as the previous two protagonists. Duggan knows how to write likable and enjoyable characters. I loved how the book didn't only center around their romance, but we also got a few back plot lines, one including Tess and Toby that gave me so much stress (better to read the book and know what I mean!) but when it comes down to it, Duggan's books are feel good HEA ones and I am so happy for that. The friendship between the Onslow boys is what makes me love these books so much. I definitely recommend this whole series to anyone in need of a good NA contemporary romance but I do not recommend it to younger teens. I can't wait for the next novel and I am so happy to know who the two main protagonists are!