Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan


An Endless Summer

Author: C.J. Duggan
Series: Summer, #2
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.

I am just flying through this series!!! I LOVE the Onslow Boys and I LOVE the Summer feel! And the romance doesn't hurt either ;-)

After an unfortunate accident that nearly got her killed, Amy Henderson is sent away to live in the city and attend an all-girls boarding school far away from her home town of Onslow and her best friend Tammy. Three years later, she returns to find her old home worse for the wear and determines to make a few, or should I say A LOT, of changes to make sure the Onslow Hotel stays up and running. But the odds seem to be against her. 

Amy is a bit of a firecracker. She's hot-headed and stubborn. She tends not to think before she acts, or speaks. She just DOES. And deals with the consequences later. When I first began An Endless Summer, I wasn't sure how I felt about being inside of Amy's head. She seemed a bit immature at first, and throughout a lot of the book actually. Even though she was working hard to save the Onslow, she just seemed to have this childish, spoiled attitude to her which probably came from growing up with a materialistic mother and a father who fueled the fire. Even with her confident air, Amy always felt like a shadow, as though she was always out of place or in the way. She's determined not to be little Amy, the publican's daughter anymore and she has a point to prove. 

I was thrilled to see all of my favorite characters back in An Endless Summer, with a few new characters. By the end of the book, I had grown to like Amy a lot more than I had in the beginning. Her relationship with Sean probably helped with that a lot. I'm officially a HUGE Sean fan now ;-) 

After now reading three of the books in this series, I think I can now say that this has becoming one of my favorite book series and I'll probably reread it every summer! And even though I've already read That One Summer, I'm definitely going to reread it again now before continuing on!

I rate this book:

The Summer Series


Novella



1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to have to check out this series - looks fun!

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