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Review: An Endless Summer by C.J Duggan

3 Dec 2013

by C.J Duggan 
Publisher: Self-Published 
Release Date: July 11th 2013
Format: Kindle/Ebook

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.

C.J Duggan is back with another fun-filled summertime read, this time featuring the sexy and irresistible Sean Murphy who I really liked in The Boys of Summer. It’s good to be back with the Onslow boys and the original cast whom I’ve missed so much over the past few months J

I did like Sean in The Boys of Summer, but obviously not as much as Toby back then. Plus, I didn’t approve of his actions… HOWEVER, fast-forward 4 years, and I freaking LOVE the Sean in An Endless Summer! Sean’s a player; he’s hot with a chiseled body, delicious abs and basically the entire package that girls love. He’s 6 foot 3, successful and rich and every straight girl would do anything to get close to him. Yet there’s only one girl Sean’s interested in…and that’s Amy Henderson. Yet Amy doesn’t give a shit about him…at first. I loved the banter between the two, and how no matter how much Amy pushed him away, he never let go. Hehe I loved every second of their time together!

Amy’s dialogue is generally snarky and sarcastic, pretty much what you expect to hear from someone who doesn’t take shit from anyone. It also sounded very fake sometimes. Amy’s 19. I’m 19. And my friends are 19. I honestly can’t imagine any of my friends talk the way she does - I personally felt some of her snarky comebacks were overdone. However, like how I felt with The Boys of Summer, this book was so addictive I didn’t care about any of the flaws. Nothing mattered apart from finishing the book!

An Endless Summer is just as impressive as its predecessor, The Boys of Summer. I can’t wait for the return of the Onslaw boys in the next book!

 A massive thank you to The Three Bookateers for providing a copy of An Endless Summer for review! 


  1. Snark is really hard to write I think, so much of it has to do with the tone of voice that I think it's easy to overdo in written form. It's easy to overdo in person too of course, but even more so in books. Too bad her snark is a little much in this book, but I'm glad you loved everything else so much that it was easy to overlook that small niggle! Fantastic review Shirley:)

  2. Nice that Sean was a total turn around for you in this installment. I love antagonistic banter between potential romance interests! Makes for some wonderful sexual tension. Great review, Shirley! :)

  3. I agree with you Shirley despite Amy being rather annoying at times, this book was really hard to put down. Also after reading The Boys of Summer, I didn't think that anyone would come close to Toby, but I just loved Sean in this book! Lovely review as always!


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