Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: Ringer by C.J. Duggan

Ringer (Summer, #3.5)
Ringer (Summer #3.5) by C.J. Duggan

Release Date: April 2, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 155
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Novella
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
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They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very quiet—when she wasn’t busy despising me with a burning passion. Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no-strings-attached policy. Love them, leave them, and remain the eternal bachelor. After a summer in which every one of his mates has succumbed to settling down, or so it seemed, Ringer is on the lookout for a quick exit. Having had enough of the stomach-turning love fest witnessed over the past three months, Ringer jumps at the opportunity to help out his mate, Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s property for a working holiday. It’s just what he’s looking for. A remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women. Until Miranda Henry. The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’

I love being able to get inside each Onslow Boy's head. Ringer is kind of quiet but intense. He is tired of all his friends being tied down and needs a change of scenery. His friend Max's parents need help on the ranch so he decides that will be a great chance to get away. What he wasn't expecting was Max's sister, Miranda, literally almost running him over. Getting back at her becomes a fun game of pushing her buttons.

I really enjoy the whole enemies to lovers romance. So much sexual tension and you just know they are going to break and start going at it at any minute but you're just not sure when. They argue and insult each other but it is all flirty and there is such a strong attraction. It is a novella so it feels kind of fast but still believable. It gets hot! Miranda is a bit flighty though so will she stick around for Ringer or is it just a fling?

All the Onslow Boys have a quick appearance which was great because I always love seeing where everyone is at. It will hold me over until the next book. I loved how things came back around and eventually Ringer was just like all his other love whipped friends. Great little addition to the series!

"You mean before or after you had your hands down my pants last night?" I scoffed.
Ringer crossed his arms, "As far as I recall you weren't wearing any pants," he said smugly.

"Why can't I just hate you?" she bit out a sob.
My heart raced as I slowly stood. "Well, I would like to think it's because I am so irresistible?"
Miranda's watery eyes looked up at me as I moved to stand within touching distance. "You're an idiot," she said.
I smiled; somehow the insult was like music to my ears. "They say opposites attract."
Miranda sniffed. "So what does that make me?"
"A genius."
Miranda rolled her eyes.

"You're more than that.. You're the most beautiful, infuriating person I have ever met in my life, and you may not want anything from me, but I want everything from you."

Rating: 4/5

C.J Duggan is the number one bestselling Australian author of the Summer Series! C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn’t writing books about swoony boys and 90’s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

 Novels in the Summer Series includes: The Boys of Summer (December 2012), An Endless Summer (July 2013), That One Summer (December 2013), Ringer (March 2014) and the highly anticipated, soon to be released Forever Summer (July 2014).

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  1. I loved the first book in the series and couldn't resist picking this one up as well. I need to get caught up on them though, I miss the Onslow Boys!

  2. Haven't read any if these but you make them sound so fun!


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