The Boys of Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 1) by C.J Duggan

The Boys of Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 1)

byC.J Duggan

Kobo ebook | December 9, 2012

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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.

Warning: sexual references, and occasional coarse language.

The Summer Series:
Book 1: The Boys of Summer
Book 2.5: Stan (Novella)
Book 2: An Endless Summer
Book 2.5: Max (Novella)
Book 3: That One Summer
Book 3.5: Ringer (Novella)
Book 4: Forever Summer

Authors Note: While each title can be read as a stand-alone story, you will likely enjoy taking the journey with these characters from the beginning.

Title:The Boys of Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 1)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 9, 2012Publisher:C.J DugganLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1301091391

ISBN - 13:9781301091393


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Relatable Characters The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan is the first in a trilogy. I read this as an eBook (something I rarely do) and I don’t know if it is available as a hard copy (a heads up if you are planning on reading it). With that in mind, I enjoyed this book. I like reading stories where the main character is about my age because I find it much more relatable. This story was just that. The thing I liked the most about the characters in this story is that you really got to know them on a more personal level, which allowed me to really connect with them. Most of the time, readers are unable to find a connection with the protagonist in the story making the book a little less enjoyable; at least that is the case for me. With this novel, the characters all seem “real” and easy to relate to – something that seems quite hard to accomplish nowadays. I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a believable story with “real” characters.
Date published: 2014-02-28