Blog Tour Stop: Review: That One Summer by C.J. Duggan

That One Summer (Summer #3) By: C.J. Duggan
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Source: Gifted for Blog Tour
Reviewed by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads

*I received copy of this book for a blog tour but it did not influence this review in any way.*

My rating: 4.5 stars out of  5 stars

Synopsis: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 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 take 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 by the same again.

      I absolutely adored this book! It is a great read, full of summer fun, good looking guys, and a great set of characters that pull you in. C.J. Duggan does a great job of pulling me into her world and making me experience the world through Tammy's eyes. I loved the concept of the book and thought it was executed very well.

Tammy our main character is really an anxious person. She plays it off very well in the beginning; but as the story progresses she is so very stuck in her head and full of anxiety, that she works herself into a corner. There were times that I wanted to shake Tammy and tell her to relax. Other than that I found that she was a great character who was just trying to find herself and her place among her friends.

*Le Sigh* Chris is tall, dark, handsome and brooding. I love his character, he is thoughtful, and sweet. I have officially added Chris to the list of my book boyfriends. The only thing that bothered me was that he doesn't say much. I also got a little whiplash from his mood changes. Besides that I absolutely adored Chris and he had me swooning left and right. It wasn't the big gestures but the small detail and how he paid attention that got me hooked. 

The pacing of the story was just right I never felt bored and bogged down. The dialogue and the characters kept me interested in finding out what would happen next. Chris and Tammy are perfect for each other and the chemistry between them made the story more interesting. I am happy that I read this book. It was exactly what I needed to keep my mood up during a difficult situation. It was an easy read that left me feeling great.

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About the Author
C.J. Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series. For more on C.J. and 'The Summer Series', visit                                                                                    

                   Author Links: Website / Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter


  1. Great review this makes me eager for the warm weather to come back! Feels like so far away! :( And Chris sounds yummy! Glad you liked it, Nahomi!

  2. I love the sound of Chris! I think I would fall for him too


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