He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study. 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. How had her dad let it come to this?
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Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? 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? 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. 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. Firstly, I want to thank C. As I was expecting, C. Duggan did it again. She created an incredible, fantastic and swoony story about one of my favorite Onslow Boys: Chris Henderson, the moody, quiet and bossy Onslow boy. However, this time, the New Year is coming and for most of us who remember the , welcoming the new century was something huge and Ms.
Duggan not only captured the essence of this moment, but created a little "Onslow magic" by telling us how Chris and Tammy fell in love.
I absolutely loved the first chapters of the story. All the Onslow group playing to XXX, in the dark and Tammy finding Chris and knowing it was him by the frown in his face. It was hilarious! I was unable to stop reading this new Summer story. I was captivated by the easy friendship all the Onslow boys and girls shared and all their amazing days and most definitely their romances and their problems. So I can unofficially say that Ms. Duggan created a Book Monster and that would be me, because I, not only read, but devoured That One Summer and my only regret is that I finished so soon!
If I did not convince you yet to start reading this hot, funny and epic story, I will give you more facts to do it. First of all, we have bossy, moody, also quiet and control freak Chris, always the barman and always the misunderstood Onslow Boy. And now I have a problem, because I love Sean, but Chris has won my heart, too. Okay, back to the facts.
The main character, Tammy. See the pattern here? They are perfect for each other. Despite this, she is a great girl. The kind of girl everyone would love to have as a friend. So is pretty easy to read all the book since the story is from the point of view. Third, but not less important, their almost palpable attraction.
But what made me fangirl like a crazy lunatic was Chris. I knew all along his true feelings! Plus those three reasons are more than enough to start reading right now That One Summer. What more can I say? Their romance was sexy, funny and playful. You knew it was bound to happen and in the end you know that they have to be together, but it was really funny see how these two played around and how different situations put them together.
It was not long ago, but after reading That One Summer I can of miss some things. This is a feeling I cannot put into words. Duggan easily creates an unforgettable friendship, an amazing summer that most of us would love to live and epic love stories.
And with That One Summer, not only she won my heart and made me fall in love with Chris and Tammy and their love story, but she made me remember what means to be an Onslow Boy and to be part of the gang. And most importantly, she made me fell in love with all the characters even more. If that was even possible. A promising road trip in winter, the value of friendship, an epic romance, an amazing crowd where friendship is almost visible and admirable and the welcome of a new century, That One Summer will win your heart and make you want to read more.
This is your book! The Summer — Josh Pyke 2. One Thousand Suns - Chicane 4. No Ordinary Morning - Chicane 5. Young Blood — We Come Running 6. The Eurythmics — When Tomorrow Comes 7. Waiting for a Girl Like You — Foreigner 8. True Colors — Cyndi Lauper Now imagine that, set it against a sizzling hot Australian background, fill it with good old Australian humour and there you have the Summer Series! That One Summer by C. Duggan Chris leaned forward to lower the music, but it was too late now; there was a ringing in my ears.
He had nice hands, tanned by the sun, tidy fingernails; he could totally be a hand model with hands like those. If you were going to notice Chris and like him, his hands would probably be the first thing that would draw you to him, seeing as his face was always an intimidating scowl.
The second thing I noticed about Chris if I was noticing things was his shoulders. They were so square, so symmetrical; he looked like he was a swimmer. He had great posture, even when he stood behind the bar between customers, with his arms folded — his stance was straight, proud, expectant. Your eyes would trail from those hands to those shoulders and usually be met with a piercing flick of the deep brown eyes that would cause you to quickly look away, or caused me to, anyway.
He had been pretty intimidating in the beginning, but as time wore on I just found him downright rude, no matter how lovely his hands and shoulders may be. Oh crap! Was I staring? I snapped my head away to look out of the window.
My attention moved from the window to Chris again with a confused frown. I smiled. Okay, best not to stare, I thought. But then something grabbed my attention.
Chris burst out laughing, so loud and abruptly it caused me to flinch at the unexpectedness of it. Laughter from Chris was as rare as seeing him in shorts. I took a moment to study Chris, not out of the corner of my eye this time but to unapologetically study him.
I curved my brow. Chris coughed. His face flexed back into those familiar stern lines as he straightened in his seat. J Duggan is the number one bestselling Australian author of the Summer Series! J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. For more on C.
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