In Review: That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan

Posted December 24, 2013 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 3 Comments

In Review: That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. DugganThat One Summer by C.J. Duggan
Series: Summer #3
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 305 pages
How I got it: From the author
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

That One Summer is, hands down, without question, my favorite of the Summer series. You know how sometimes a series loses is luster the further you get into it? The opposite has happened with this one. I love each book more than the last. I love each of the Onslow boys, but there’s just something extra special about Chris.

Chris is the star of this book. He’s intrigued me from the moment he first appeared in the series and I was so excited he was getting his own book. In the other books, he came off as moody and serious. There is so much more to Chris than that. He was sweet, sexy and charming in this book. My crush on him grew 10x during this book. Tammy was a great female lead and a perfect match for Chris. The combination of friendship and chemistry brought them, and their relationship, to life.

The other thing I loved about That One Summer was that it brought together some of my favorite characters from the previous books in the series. It was wonderful to get caught up on what’s been going on with Toby and Tess and Sean and Amy. The story was engrossing, the characters wonderful, the romance sweet and the love scenes sexy; everything I want in a new adult contemporary. I can’t wait for Adam and Ellie’s story in the next book, Forever Summer.

About C.J. Duggan

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.


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