March 20, 2013

Blog Tour: The Boys of Summer by C. J. Duggan

Welcome to my stop on The Boys of Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound. Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule!

The Boys of Summer
by C. J. Duggan

Published: December 17th 2012
Format: Kindle edition
Pages: 321
Source: For review
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It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’.
Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools.
I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ...
Toby Morrison.

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.

This was a really great and summery read! The story is about a 17 year old girl named Tess. She's sort of a loner, who has two best friends but other than that prefers to go unnoticed. But her ex decides otherwise and tries his best to pick on her.
Yet Tess tries her best to to have a summer of her life! And what's a better way than accepting a great job where you can have all the fun with your best friends? Of course, things won't go exactly like planned, especially when "The Onslow Boys" show up..

There was things I liked and things I wasn't such a huge fan of. I especially loved the writing style, it was easy going and sometimes there was some extremely hilarious sayings, whether they were intentional or not.
Other thing I loved was Tess' sidekicks, Adam and Ellie! They were definitely my favorites, 'cause they seemed real. They had their flaws, but that just made them more humen. Don't get me wrong, I liked Tess and The Onslow Boys, but those characters just seemed too.. typical.

And that ended up being the biggest turn off for me; even though I liked Tess and even Toby, they just seemed like the typical couple in this kind of book. There's the girl everyone thinks is unattractive/ugly/you name it, until one day she takes off her glasses/wears a tight sweater/you name it and everyone notices she's actually HOT.
And there's the older guy, who already has a girlfriend and/or some other obstacle on their way, but the younger girl is so hot he just can't let it go! Sound familiar?

So, the story wasn't the most original ever, but it was definitely entertaining! This would've been a perfect read for a hot summer day, unfortunately it's -20 degrees Celsius and summer feels so far away.. Luckily, this is the perfect way to travel to those sunny days ahead!

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C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town, New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.

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