Sunday, 26 January 2014

That One Summer (Summer #3) by C.J. Duggan

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author C.J. Duggan and Xpresso book tours.
That One Summer (Summer, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …

He sure could kiss.

As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.

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?

After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. 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. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. 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.

That One Summer by C.J. Duggan

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

That One Summer (Summer, #3)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author C.J. Duggan and Xpresso book tours.)
This is book 3 in the ‘summer’ series, but can be read as a standalone.
Tammy doesn’t really like Chris does she? She doesn’t really want to go on a camping trip does she? Tammy is the last person to know the answers to these questions, but she’s about to find out soon enough.

Once again I was expecting this book to be good, and I ended up disappointed.

Tammy was an okay character, but I hated how little confidence she had, and I hated how difficult it was for her to make a decision and stick with it. I really wanted her to grow up a bit, and stop behaving like a child.

The storyline was a little strange. I didn’t really get why Tammy’s mother meddled in her daughter’s life, and I didn’t think that pretending to have a summer fling was a good idea. I felt bored for the majority of this book unfortunately, and the romance was a bit frustrating.
Usually even if I don’t like the rest of the storyline I can still enjoy the romance, but there just didn’t seem to be that much romance in this one at all. Then, when we finally got a bit of action between the characters, the deed was always called off, and I just got really sick of it. These weren’t really kids, they weren’t virgins, but every time there was just no consummation. This wouldn’t have been an issue if the romance and chemistry had been better, but there was just nothing. I didn’t feel my heart racing, and their flirting (what little there was) made me roll my eyes, not shiver in anticipation.
The ending was like wise pretty dull, and I was just glad it was over to be honest. I’m now wondering why I liked the first book in this series so much, because books 2 and 3 have just been pants.
Overall; not a fan.
5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I was so disappointed with the romance in this one! I felt pretty mush the same way you did.