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An Endless Summer (Summer #2)
by C.J. Duggan
Release 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:
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.
5 of 5 Onslow Hotel
An Endless Summer is a great summer read. C.J. Duggan knows how to write a summer tale that has it all. I mean there is so much going on in this story that I could not put it down.If you read The Boys Of Summer then this is a continuation of The Onslow Boys and boy are they hot! They are not only gorgeous but caring and giving and in An Endless Summer we get to see how one of the Onslow boys comes to the rescue.
Amy Henderson has been away at boarding school. She was sent there by her father after she had an accident and one of the Onslow boys saved her. Her father was pretty upset and scared so he decided to send Amy to boarding school where she would be safe. Three years later Amy comes back and what she finds devastates her to her core. The once thriving Onslow Hotel where dreams were made and summers were fun is now in disarray and falling apart. Amy is mad because how could her father let this happen? How could her father throw away a perfect place? How could he let paradise go?
With all her anger Amy turns to a local tradesman Sean Murphy. Lord help us with Sean because he was the one who saved Amy three years ago.Sean is willing to help Amy and so she gathers her friends up and decides she will repair the Onslow and get it back to what it was and even better. But what will happen when she and Sean are around each other? Will old flames ignite or will the fire burn out just like the Onslow Hotel?
This is a summer MUST READ by the beach or on the boat! Happy Reading!
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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 coarse language.
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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.
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)