Friday, July 19, 2013

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway- An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan

Welcome to our stop on the An Endless Summer Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can check out the full tour schedule here
Before we move onto our post, I'd like to thank author C.J. Duggan and Nereyda for letting us be part of the tour! 


An Endless Summer (Summer #2)
Release Date: 07/17/13


GOODREADS SUMMARY:

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. 

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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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REVIEW:

*NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of An Endless Summer by author C.J. Duggan in exchange for an honest review. We thank C.J for the book! 

Although I had many problems with the MC in the first book of the Summer seriesThe Boys Of Summer, I really enjoyed the story as it was fun and flirty- an almost perfect summer read. You can find my review of it here
When I started the second book, An Endless Summer, I had a feeling I won't quite enjoy it as much as the first one and I had problems with the MC here as well. However, as the book progressed, I was hoping things would go a certain way and when they did go the way I wanted them to go, I as good as fell in love with the story. The best part about this book, unlike book #1, was that there was a lot of other stuff involved other than just romance. 
In An Endless Summer, daughter of the publican Mr. Henderson, Amy, who nearly drowns herself and is saved by Sean Murphy and returns from an all girls boarding school, is back in town, only to be greeted by a rather dense and fallen Onslow Hotel. She knows how much the hotel means to the Henderson family and decides to work hard to get it back in shape without her dad knowing anything about the same. Little does Amy know about her mum's plans regarding the hotel. 
As an MC, I admit that Amy worked hard to get things back on track and she was a good enough girl as well. I did feel that she wasn't contributing a lot as compared to the others. I liked how she didn't make boys the center of her thoughts unlike Tess in the first book. Amy balanced her hotel life and love life quite well. It's just that I felt bored reading her point of view until the Onslow boys and the gang from The Boys Of Summer came along. 
It was nice to meet Sean, Tess, Toby, Stan, Chris, Adam and Ellie again. They brought in a lot of colour and cheer and took Onslow to a new level altogether with their dedication and loyalty towards it. I loved Adam in the first book as a best friend and in this one again, I loved him as a cousin brother. I really hope that the third book, That One Summer is his book. 
Amy's love interest Sean Murphy was a fab guy. I liked him a lot in the first book as well and in this one, I liked him even more. He was such kid and a gentleman at the same time and I loved getting to know him better. He and Amy had the sparks going on from the initial pages itself and I really loved how Sean tried to express his feelings. His romance was unique and quite fun as well. 
Author C.J. Duggan's writing is smooth again and has a nice flow. It's very easy to read her books as they're full of sweet things. An Endless Summer was an enjoyable read that ended in the way I hoped for it to end and it left me smiling for a long time after I'd closed the book. 

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GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win one paperback copy of either The Boys Of Summer or An Endless Summer (INT) and 5 e-copies of An Endless Summer (INT again). 


Thank you for stopping by! 


4 comments:

  1. Egads!! Sarika?! Really? I havent read anything by Ms Duggan that is always such a bummer, you know thee ol maybe it'll get better but sadly it doesn't :(
    Great review!!

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    1. It didn't get much better, but at least it didn't get worse, so it was enjoyable overall! Thank you, Ria! :)

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  2. The first book was kind of meh for me, but I think this would be much better because I love Sean. He was so awesome in the last book and I'm so glad that he was an interesting character in this one as well, unlike some other characters. Great review, Sarika!

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    1. Sean was fab, he really was and you can read this just for him. His way of telling the girl he wants her was sweet! Thanks, Aman! :)

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