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Friday, February 1, 2013

*Book Blitz* The Boys of Summer (Summer #1) By: C.J. Duggan

Book Description

New Adult Contemporary Romance 
Publication date: December 17th 2012

(From Goodreads)

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.
Warning: sexual references, and occasional course language.

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Check Out This Book Excerpt

“Don’t you dare.” I grabbed his arm, pulling him backwards. His eyes darted to where my hand rested on him. I didn’t move my hand, I couldn’t physically bring myself to break the contact; all of a sudden there were no smiles, no jokes, just him and me and our space on the couch. I could only hear the music and be aware of the heat of his skin and the rapid rise and fall of my chest in this moment.
The only thing that snapped me out of my daze was Toby’s words which seemed low and raspy.
“Is Adam your boyfriend?” His gaze flicked over my face as he waited for my answer. My mouth gaped open; I couldn’t hide the fact I was dumbfounded by the question.
I blinked quickly and took my hand from his arm. I struggled to construct a legible sentence.
“Oh – um, no, we’re just friends, it’s not like that.”
His stony expression didn’t falter, didn’t reveal any kind of emotion. He was so hard to read, and I wanted to read him so badly. He gave a small nod and handed me the CD cover.
“Better go and make sure these guys aren’t cheating.” And without another word, he got up and headed towards the pool table.

Author Bio & Links
C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’, visit

E-Book Giveaway Details & Rules
- This is an International Giveaway!
- Ends February 19th!
- There Will Be 1 E-Book Copy of The Boys Of Summer picked by Rafflecopter!
If you do not own an e-Reader, you can download the Kindle app for free for PC/Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
- I will be Checking the Entries Regularly, so if there is Cheating, those Entries Will be Disqualified
- As you submit Entries, be sure to use an Email that you use Daily, as that is how I will contact you, if you Win.
- You will have 24 hours to Respond, or I will have to Choose a New Winner!
- And Good Luck! :)


  1. I really adore the cover- It´s so pretty <3.<3
    I have been looking on this story for some time. I love summer romances and it sounds like it´s filled with bad boys ;)
    I really need to read this. Love the excerpt :)
    Thank you for this giveaway :D

    1. You're so welcome! I'm glad that you're interested in this is one and good luck :)

  2. Great excerpt to choose. I wanted to keep on reading-disinterested hot boy, overthinking girl, jerk patrons-good stuff.

    1. Thanks! I know, it does lead you on to want to read more :)

  3. I love the excerpt! I wonder if the Onslow Boys are anything like the Vincent Boys. I guess I'll need to read the book to find out.

    1. I still have to read the Vincent Boys books! :)
      Thanks for participating!

  4. Loving the excerpt...really want to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love the excerpt! Thanks fot the giveaway :)


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