Thursday, July 18, 2013

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

Welcome to the blog tour for An Endless Summer (Summer #2) by C.J. Duggan.  The Tour is hosted by YA Bound Tours.  You can see the tour schedule here.  There is also a great giveaway going on with the tour, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

An Endless Summer (Summer #2)by C.J. DugganRelease Date: 07/17/13

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

My Thoughts:  I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Boys of Summer, and couldn't wait to read An Endless Summer, especially when I found out it was about Sean and Amy.  Sean was one of my favorite characters in The Boys of Summer.  An Endless Summer picks up about 3 years after The Boys of Summer left off.  Amy Henderson finds herself back in Onslow for the summer for the first time in 3 years.  It was 3 years ago that Sean saved her from almost dying.  It's been 3 years since she has seen him, or any of the Onslow Boys.  With her dad now living in the city, she needed a break from her parents and decided to spend the summer at their hotel.  What she wasn't counting on was the state of shambles she found the hotel in when she arrived, and as luck would have it, she finds herself in the arms of Sean Murphy as he saves her yet again.  Now little Amy isn't so little anymore, and it isn't long before Sean realizes that.  Of course he has always been a ladies man, and now that he is back in town after working away for the past 2 years, the ladies in town definitely have their eye on him again.  Despite her protests, Sean, as well as Toby and Tess, who are also back for the summer, Stan, Ringer,and even Ellie, Chris, and Adam all wind up back in Onslow for the summer and pitch in to help her get the hotel back in shape, up, and running.  Amy is determined to show her parents that the Onslow Hotel is a good investment and doesn't need to be sold, and Sean is determined to help her, whether she wants him to or not.  

Sean and Amy argue and smart off at one another, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.  Amy is stubborn, independent, snarky, smart mouthed, and doesn't want to take Sean's charity.  Sean is hot as hot can be, has a killer smile, and seems to know just what Amy needs and how to handle her, and she is exactly what he needs to.  I enjoyed watching their relationship grow as the summer progressed, while they overcame so many obstacles, the biggest being their pride.  It wasn't a love at first sight thing, but was something that definitely grew over time.  It was also great getting to see what was going on with the other characters from The Boys of Summer(book one).  C.J. Duggan has written the characters in such a way that you feel like you really know them all.  The story is told from Amy's point of view, and captured my attention from beginning to end.  I loved the Australian setting and the Australian lingo.  An Endless Summer is a great story that is entertaining, romantic, and funny.  It also ends really well, and their is an epilogue, which is one of my favorite things.  If you are looking for a great book for the beach, vacation, or while just sitting around the house chilling, then An Endless Summer is just that.  Check it out.  

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.

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The Boys of Summer is on sale this week only for $.99!  Get your copy now!

1 Signed paperback copy of either The Boys of Summer or An Endless Summer (INT) and 5 ebook copies of The Boys of Summer or An Endless Summer (INT).

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  1. Sean and Amy sounds perfect for each other and the setting is one that I would definitely enjoy too. Great review.

    1. I really like this series. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love Sean too. I'm almost done reading this one. My review will post on Saturday.

  3. I still haven't read the first book, but I plan to eventually. I really need to meet this Sean every one keeps taking about!

    1. They are good. I know how hard it is to fit books in though.

  4. Gah, I need to pick this one up! I am glad you like it Ellen!

  5. I'm not sure if I got the first one, but I know it's on my WL at least. I'm glad you enjoyed this one too!

  6. I haven't read any of C.J. Duggan's books yet. I am going to try for the giveaway!

  7. Ooh, I didn't realise CJ Duggan was an Aussie author & she is from the same state as me! :-) I have been so curious about this series so I'm glad to see you enjoyed this as much as the first book.

    Thank-you for a wonderful giveaway.


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