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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in C.J. Duggan’s young adult series is a sunshiny coming-of-age story set in a lakeside Australian resort town. When 17-year-old Tess takes a summer waitressing job at the Onslow Hotel, she enters a new social circle of gorgeous older boys and complicated emotions. With its fast clip, effervescent romance, charmingly awkward heroine and feisty humour, The Boys of Summer captures the sweetness and intensity of being young and in love.
Really enjoyed this book! Can't wait to read more about the Onslow boys....yum!
Loved this book, couldn't put it down. Can't wait till the next one.
A Good Read
This was an enjoyable read. It reminded me of my youth and being a teenager growing up in Australia. I loved all the characters.