Monday, 15 July 2013

Blog Tour: Endless Summer by C.J Duggan


Hello everyone, today as part of An Endless Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound, I get to share my review with you for a great Summer book. An Endless Summer by C.J Duggan is the follow up book to one of my favourite reads from last year; The Boys of Summer. If you've read my review of this book here, then it's clear that I absolutely adored this book and I couldn't wait to get back with the characters once again! So before I share my review with you here's a bit about the book.


An Endless Summer by C. J Duggan
Publication date: 17th July 2013
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: Boarding School. 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.

     

An Endless Summer was a book I was immensely looking forward to after I literally devoured Boys of Summer at the end of last year. Duggan just had that knack to capture the essence of what summers should be about; having fun, blossoming friendships, a sweet lasting romance and making it a summer you will never forget. And once again Duggan has been able to do that with An Endless Summer.

With An Endless Summer we are given the story of Sean and Amy. I adored Sean in The Boys of Summer; he had that laid back care free attitude about him and that golden smile which could reassure you that everything would be okay. He had a super sweet side to him that I appreciated but also a cocky swagger about him which I adored. Sometimes cocky guys can become hugely infuriating, but with Sean this wasn’t the case at all. So I couldn’t wait to finally have a Sean story, underneath all that bravado, I so wanted him to get his happy ending. Whereas Amy on the other hand didn’t leave the greatest impression with me in The Boys of Summer, she was the type of girl who would throw tantrums and be the one who was throwing death glares at you from the other side of the room. For some reason when I read the blurb, it didn’t click with me that it would be that Amy whose side of the story I would be getting. But I’m glad that despite this I gave this book a try because despite some mix ups and wrong decisions along the way Amy did show some great growth and maturity along the way.

The obviousness of Amy and Sean being totally right for each was so clear very early on. I did enjoy some of the mind games between them, but I wish that they realised sooner well in particular Amy that Sean wasn’t messing around. Because the swoony scenes between them were so worth it!

Once again Duggan was able to mix the story up well, despite the fun nature of everyone getting together at The Onslow Hotel, there was always the potential threat of losing a place they cared about a lot; a place where they share many memories, and which played a massive role in so many characters lives.

Overall An Endless Summer was a cute summer read, with lots of returning characters, fans of the first book will not want to miss out on.




AUTHOR BIO  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.



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15 comments:

  1. I've always been curious about this series, and it sounds really cute!

    Lovely review, Jasprit! <33

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  2. This series sounds fun (albeit not without flaws) but still fun. I think it's one of those series I could probably devour in a single sitting just for pleasure's sake. Thanks for sharing the insightful review and giveaway, too, Jasprit! :)

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  3. I seriously need to give the first book in this series a try, Jasprit! I've heard nothing but good things about it. I'm happy to hear that this one worked for you too despite Amy's character at first. The romance does sound sweet though!
    Lovely review, Jasprit! :)

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  4. This sounds like a fun series -- perfect for a good summer read! I always enjoy when there are some mind games involved, even when you know the two are perfect for one another.

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  5. I have a copy of The Boys of Summer but I still need to read it Jasprit! So many books I need to read, this one included:) I completely understand what you're saying about cocky boys - they can be so very attractive and infuriating at the same time, but I'm glad Sean is more in the attractive camp. Lovely review my friend!

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  6. Never read either of these, but that's great you enjoyed the follow-up overall. Amy does sound a bit hard to handle...but at least they had some development for her in this one. And Sean does sound swoon-worthy!

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  7. Same as Jenny, I have a copy of #1, but haven't read it yet. You sure did some promo here, giiiiirrrll!! I'd love to read it since most of the books I've read recently have been down-right intense and very, very emotional. The love interest of Amy sounds awesomesauce! Theheheee. I'm glad you enjoyed it:)

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  8. Sean and Amy sound great for each other. I haven't read any of the summer books but I should

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  9. Oh man I think I need to read the first one in this series. I love that Sean isn't as intense as a lot of the guys who are being written into books lately. They always seem to have this super mean side and yet we are supposed to love them, Sean's carefree attitude sounds perfect!

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  10. Considering that I didn't enjoy The Boys of Summer so much I think it's better for me to skip this. This has some elements that would for sure bother me. Still I'm glad you were able to enjoy this one. Great review Jasprit :)

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  11. I have yet to read Boys of Summer OR this book, but I'm determined to do it, especially after all those gorgeous reviews I've read. I'm all about the romance these days... seriously, it's hot as hell outside and I just want to smile and root for couples and relax.
    Lovely review, my friend.

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  12. Yay... I loved this series! I have my post of this tour today of both a books and it just happened to be the best summer series written! I was torn between Toby and Sean so much between the books that I just didn't care and just loved the cute, funny and bitter-sweet novels that they are. Lovely review Jasprit! :)

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  13. I haven't read the first book in this series, but seeing as this was just an okay book for you and not something mind-blowing, I'll likely skip it. Great review, though, Jasprit!

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  14. I really liked Sean in the first one, so I'm really glad that he got his book. Though I wasn't a fan of The Boys of Summer and since you gave it 3 stars, I don't think I would enjoy this one anymore than the first book. Thanks for the lovely review, Jasprit :)

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  15. Yay! I'm glad to know you enjoyed this, Jasprit! I've been really looking forward for this one especially after I really enjoyed the Boys of Summer too. So I'm pretty relieved to heard that Duggan did an amazing job again. Will pick this up soon. Great review, Jasprit! ;)

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