Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan Excerpt + Giveaway!

Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this Book Blitz Giveaway! 
I loved this book so much so I am happy to share this giveaway with my lovely followers. 
My review is HERE

The Boys of Summer (Summer Series, #1)
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.

Moon rays filtered through the windshield, giving the cabin an otherworldly glow.
Toby’s perfect teeth were illuminated when he smiled. “You know, you are the worst winner!” He shook his head. “Ever since you won the bet, you’ve been apologising. Just go with it, enjoy it, because I assure you, next time …” - he leaned closer - “… you will not be the winner.” He pulled back, smug.
I curved a brow. “Next time?”
He nodded. “I fully intend to redeem myself.”
Want a chance to rebuild your shattered ego, do you? I bet you’re itching to fix my bike so you can be rid of me once and for all.” I shouldered him gently, teasing him as I would Adam. And then I realised what I had done; I had treated him like my friends. He looked down at his shoulder, then up at me. His eyes shadowed with untold meanings that I couldn’t read.
What if I didn’t want to fix your bike?” he said in all seriousness.
Why, is my company so stimulating that you can’t bear the thought of being without me?” I teased nervously.
I was aiming for light and airy, but something must have gone wrong with my delivery because Toby’s face went blank. He looked out into the lights of Onslow, ran his tongue over his bottom lip and sighed.

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 www.cjdugganbooks.com

1 eBook PDF, epub, or mobi formats available.  
A signed paperback copy of 'The Boys of Summer.' plus 5 signed bookmarks for 5 winners


  1. I can't wait to read Boys of Sunmer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I just love this cover, I smile every time I see it. Can't wait to read this one!

  3. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Great excerpt. Love the cover. this looks like a great read. thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I have been seeing this book all over and I am convinced I need to drop everything and read it. A nice sweet summer read in the winter ought to perk me up and get me in the mood for warmer weather!

  6. I love this cover, and the excerpt sounds yummy!
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Oh I love that excerpt! This sounds like a book that's both emotional and entertaining. I've read quite a few positive reviews now so I'm more than convinced. I'll definitely be reading this soon. :)

  8. Really want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Great excerpt. This sounds like a great book!!

  10. I'm going to read this one soon. Can't wait!

  11. Loved the excerpt. Can't wait to read the book!!

  12. Aww, I can't wait to read this! Thanks so much for sharing that excerpt!

  13. I have been hearing great things about this one, so I can't wait to read The Boys of Summer! LOVE the excerpt! Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer! :D

    ~ Maida

  14. thanks for the excerpt
    cant wait to read this, thanks :)


  15. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Great giveaway!

    I've wanted this book for a while but never had any spare money *sigh*

  17. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  18. Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read!
    Happy Sunday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  19. This sounds guuuuhreat! Thanks for the giveaway <3

  20. This looks really good. I love the whole working at a summer hotel angle.

  21. Excited to read this! Love the beautiful cover! Thanks!


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