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That One Summer Blog Tour- Review & Giveaway

12 Dec 2013

by C.J Duggan
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: December 17th 2013
Format: e-ARC

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.

Light, relaxing and cute, this one is perfect for the summer weather! While I prefer the previous two books over this particular one, C.J Duggan has written yet another impressive addition to her ‘Summer’ series J

Remember Chris, the quiet, broody but responsible bar man from The Boys of Summer and An Endless Summer? He was the one who never smiled; who was constantly working and acted a lot more like a father than a friend to everyone. He was the Onslow Boy who was different. However, we got to see a different side of Chris in That One Summer! Who knew the sullen Onslow Boy knew how to flirt, compliment and make a girl laugh. He’s very considerate, protective and notices the small details. Oh wow, I REALLY LIKED CHRIS<3

Tammy’s character was generally pretty relatable. She’s the shy one, the one who prefers not to be in the spotlight and goes along with the flow. However, I felt her character didn’t really fit with how she was portrayed in An Endless Summer. (You know, that scene where she was flirting and making a certain someone jealous.) Tammy wasn’t en entirely memorable character, but I did like her J

I didn’t like this as much as the others...probably because it was too romance-orientated? I felt the other two books had more depth and featured side stories in addition to the main love story. This one just felt it focused solely on Chris and Tammy, and I guess the overall book just didn’t feel complete.

Despite some little issues, I still wholeheartedly enjoyed The One Summer! You can’t go wrong with a Summer read!
A massive thank you to C.J Duggan and The Three Bookateers for providing a copy of That One Summer for review!


As part of the tour, there will be an international tour wide giveaway. Prizes include
2.      THREE WINNERS will receive EBOOK copies of the ENTIRE SUMMER SERIES
3.      FOUR WINNERS will receive an EBOOK COPY of THAT ONE SUMMER
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1 comment:

  1. Wow, I didn't even realise that there was a third book! I liked the first two (though The Boys of Summer more than the sequel), so I definitely think I'll get around to this one when I can. I've always been curious about Chris' character. It'll be interesting getting to see a different side to him. Wonderful review, Shirley! :)


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