Saturday, February 13, 2016


By: C.J. Duggan
Published By: C.J. Duggan
Released : Available Now
Details: Purchased for freee on Amazon, but also had a paperback copy from local library.


Blurb: Goodreads

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.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I have been needing to start this series for far too long.

I finally put my foot down and parted the ocean of books and made the freakin’ time.

This was a delightful YA/NA mix genre read.

This installment is about Tess and her friends coming of age. Year eleven is finished and her best friends join her working at the Onslow pub on the top of the hill for the summer break.

Adam is the fun sidekick. I would have loved to have read more about him because he is a corker of a character.

Enter the Onslow Boys and Tess and Ellie go all dreamy eyed. I mean who wouldn't?

The Onslow Boys are pretty cool guys who like to be real Aussie blokes. They love their beer, their fishing and hanging together.

In my personal opinion, Sean Murphy steals the limelight.

Throw in an Angela who isn’t really that bad a chick but she is the girlfriend of Toby aka Tobias, which is not a good thing for Tess.

Now as far as Tobias’s character, I felt he needed to be more present and connecting with Tess.

Sean really connected with me and he is a great guy hanging about Tess. His character leaped off the page more so than Tobias’s, for me anyway.

Maybe the only reason this book didn’t get a five star from me.

Small town, three friends and the Onslow Boys makes for a great first installment.

I am eager to return and watch more of the Onslow Boys fall for their lady.



  1. I really enjoyed this book too. Need to continue on with this series. Glad you liked it :)

    1. I'm nearly finished Stan. I'm looking forward to Sean's book but I'll read that one in a couple months. But good series for the younger crowd. :)


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