Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: An Endless Summer (Summer Series #2) by C.J. Duggan

An Endless Summer cover
An Endless Summer (Summer Series #2)
by C.J. Duggan
July 20, 2013
382 pages

Goodreads Summary:
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.


This was a fun read! I admire how Duggan weaved the lives and love lives of these characters together. It's pretty realistic and works out great.

I was interested to see how Duggan would bring Sean and Amy together since Tammy was the one that originally had a crush on Sean. It was done naturally and beautifully :) Amy's stubbornness mixed with Sean's cockiness created the perfect blend of humour and sexual tension. I also applaud them both for trying hard to overcome their fears. They are two wonderful characters that the Summer Series cannot be complete without.

However, I did feel the story was a little predictable. For example, when Amy's mom told her that they were selling the Onslow Hotel, I had a feeling that no matter what Amy did, her dad would sell it. I felt like the book was set up so that Sean could buy the Onslow Hotel. Hints were dropped throughout the book to tell us that he was not just oozing sexy but oozing rich too. So I knew that Sean would be buying the Onslow even before Amy's dad told her he was still selling the Onslow even though she put a lot of hard work into renovating the place.

Amy and Sean's romance did drag a little bit for me but it was still quite enjoyable. I had a lot of fun watching the pair get together. Now I'm going to find out how Tammy and Chris are going to work out ;)


  1. Glad you liked this even if it was a bit slow moving. I need to read these, I loved the first one.

    1. I feel like a lot of people don't know this series and it's really sad cause it's so good!! Hope you get around to continue on :)

  2. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. My favorite so far has been Ringer's novella.

    1. Yay someone who also loves this series! I think mine is Chris and Tammy's story but I enjoyed Ringer's too :)

  3. Sean is my favorite Onslow boy! I definitely also saw what was coming with the selling but it was still sweet and worked out nicely!

    1. I can't pick ahhh, they're all so swoony haha!! And ya everything worked out so I was happy :)


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