Book Blitz: The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan (Summer Series, #1)

boysofsummerTitle: The Boys Of Summer
Author: C.J. Duggan
Series: ++
Where to buy: Amazon

Description: It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him … Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.
How did she let her friends talk her into working? After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos. All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.  It will be a summer she will always remember.
Warning: sexual references, and occasional course language.


“Don’t you dare.” I grabbed his arm, pulling him backwards. His eyes darted to where my hand rested on him. I didn’t move my hand, I couldn’t physically bring myself to break the contact; all of a sudden there were no smiles, no jokes, just him and me and our space on the couch. I could only hear the music and be aware of the heat of his skin and the rapid rise and fall of my chest in this moment.

The only thing that snapped me out of my daze was Toby’s words which seemed low and raspy.

“Is Adam your boyfriend?” His gaze flicked over my face as he waited for my answer. My mouth gaped open; I couldn’t hide the fact I was dumbfounded by the question.

I blinked quickly and took my hand from his arm. I struggled to construct a legible sentence.

“Oh – um, no, we’re just friends, it’s not like that.”

His stony expression didn’t falter, didn’t reveal any kind of emotion. He was so hard to read, and I wanted to read him so badly. He gave a small nod and handed me the CD cover.

“Better go and make sure these guys aren’t cheating.” And without another word, he got up and headed towards the pool table.

CJAuthorPicABOUT 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.  For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit

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  • Awesom thanks!

    kimberly sheffield 02/10/2013 8:54 pm Reply
  • Too many to write! Nets and Lies, Dark Night, Never Too Far, Shattered Promises, Avoiding Intimacy, and so many more!

    Stephanie Calas 02/10/2013 7:17 pm Reply
  • I have no idea what I’ll be reading…it depends on my mood! 🙂

    Robin Nichols 02/10/2013 6:04 pm Reply
  • Groupie, Nets & Lies, Consequences, Truth, Love Unrehearsed…lots more!!

    Dawn Bush 02/10/2013 5:43 pm Reply
  • There’s going to be so many books I’m reading in Feb. and March..Never Too Far by Abbi Glines, The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead, several by Katie Ashley..among many others!

    Shannon Fuhrman 02/10/2013 5:15 pm Reply
  • i have like 200 books in my TBR but I want to read Collide and I can’t wait to have Play with Me in march…

    Susana Rivera 02/10/2013 5:11 pm Reply
  • Sounds like an awesome story!!

    Theresa Esterline 02/10/2013 5:05 pm Reply
    • Oh – just saw your question for the comment – I will be reading Something Wicked, Satin and Silk, Collide, Waiting for Love, and many many more – I usually read 2-3 books a week!

      Theresa Esterline 02/10/2013 5:08 pm Reply
  • I hope it is going to be The Boys of Summer..

    Tina Myers 02/10/2013 4:59 pm Reply

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