That One Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 3) [NOOK Book]


As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.

So that can only mean one thing: road trip!

No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind ...

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That One Summer (The Summer Series) (Volume 3)

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As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.

So that can only mean one thing: road trip!

No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind the bar, Chris Henderson.

She likes her new friends (at least most of them), so why does she secretly feel so out of place?

After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. The last thing she expected to meet was a less-than-happy Onslow Boy leaning against his black panel van.

Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045460026
  • Publisher: C.J Duggan
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Series: Summer , #5
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 50,843
  • File size: 403 KB

Meet the Author

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

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

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    I fell in love with the Onslow boys the first time I met them in

    I fell in love with the Onslow boys the first time I met them in The Boys of Summer (book #1). My favorite Onslow boy is still Toby, but I do have to say that Chris is my second. I loved Chris so much in the first book. Chris and Toby are so much alike. Both guys are moody, bossy and sexy as heck. But I think Chris is more broody than Toby. Chris is also a control freak, which despite how it sounds, can be good when it comes to the ladies. Just ask Tammy. ;)

    THAT ONE SUMMER is also my second favorite book in this series (at least at this time), because C.J. Duggan gives us more of Toby and Tess, and the background story of Chris and Tammy’s beautiful love story. So this is an extra bonus to see where Toby and Tess are at in their relationship.

    I fell in love with Chris all over again and more so as I finally got to see who Chris is through his own insight, and yes, Chris is everything I’d hoped for as one of the Onslow boys. He is all alpha male, sexy Aussie, and gorgeous, who's just lost his control over his heart. I loved seeing Chris falling in love with Tammy. Chris lives up to that saying...The tougher they are, the harder they fall. And fall he did for Tammy, who's Amy’s best friend. Tammy is shy and a nervous kind of person. It was so right and so much fun watching these two to fall in love with each other.

    THAT ONE SUMMER is Chris and Tammy's love story and one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it as a must read as well as the whole Summer series by C.J. Duggan. Can't wait to read Adam and Ringer's story.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    I LOVE Duggan¿s Summer series!  It¿s one of the best YA series a

    I LOVE Duggan’s Summer series!  It’s one of the best YA series around, you can find the reviews for the first two books here:  The Boys of Summer  and An Endless Summer .  That One Summer is Chris and Tammy’s story and it was awesome!

    I think this is my favorite book in the series because I can easily identify with Tammy the best.  Tammy is shy, a bit OCD, a worrier, a loyal friend and she gets migraines (just like me!).  She reconnected with Amy on the previous book and is now a regular at the Onslow Hotel, even if she doesn’t feel like she fits in yet.  Now, Chris is always scowling and broody, but I have a soft spot for him.  He is so strong, has a quiet self-assurance, he is a great friend to have on your corner and very considerate.  I just love him, even if before That One Summer, he was a big mystery. Who would know that he would turned out to be such a romantic?

    What can I say about the Onslow Boys?  They are all amazing, handsome, caring, loyal, (*keep inserting here all the good adjectives you can imagine*)… This group of friends, now with the addition of the girls, is one that I would love to have been a part of as a teenager.  I long to see what would happen next.

    The story is so funny!  Tammy gets in such amazingly hilarious situations.  She’s athletic, but sarcastically she’s also a klutz.  The plot is simple, but not boring at all; I always love a good road trip.   I also enjoy Duggan’s writing, it’s easy to read, even when it’s filled by Australian regionalisms.

    Overall, That One Summer is my favorite book of the series so far.  I can’t wait to read Ringer’s story next.  

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

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    This series is one of my favorite fun NA contemporaries. I initi

    This series is one of my favorite fun NA contemporaries. I initially fell in love with CJ Duggan's series when I read The Boys of Summer.. set in the 1990s in the summer and in Australia.. it was the perfect relaxing and fun setting I've read. Now two books later, the spark hasn't left this series with That One Summer. Road trip contemporary fans, this book is for you. Set in the last days of 1999, we are transported back in time and witness the countdown to the new millennia. I was only 9 years old in 1999 so I can't remember all the excitement and buzz but I got to be a part of it in this book. All three books are companion novels so we still get to be a part of the older characters and I just loved seeing Tess and Toby again.. and the Onslow Boys in general. The characters are such great friends and their friendship and fun times make me a little bit envious at how simple the olden days were. In this one we finally focus on Chris, the brooding always serious bartender and now co-owner of the Onslow hotel. I was SO happy that he finally got a story since I've loved him ever since I read The Boys of Summer. A new character was introduced, Tammy, and I have to say that she's just as awesome as the previous two protagonists. Duggan knows how to write likable and enjoyable characters. I loved how the book didn't only center around their romance, but we also got a few back plot lines, one including Tess and Toby that gave me so much stress (better to read the book and know what I mean!) but when it comes down to it, Duggan's books are feel good HEA ones and I am so happy for that. The friendship between the Onslow boys is what makes me love these books so much. I definitely recommend this whole series to anyone in need of a good NA contemporary romance but I do not recommend it to younger teens. I can't wait for the next novel and I am so happy to know who the two main protagonists are! 

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

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    I am in love with a book...

    Counting down to the new millennium, Tammy Maskala is hitting the road with her group of friends, leaving their sleepy Australian town behind and heading for the ultimate New Year’s bash at Point Shank. Maybe.

    Feeling a little like an outsider among her friends, all cute couples and outgoing fun, she hesitates to join them, waiting so long to decide that they’ve already left without her. Fortunately — or perhaps unfortunately — Chris planned on driving out later, so Tammy’s only choice if she plans on spending the holiday with her friends is to hitch a ride with the moody, always-serious bartender whose icy glares she usually scurries to avoid.

    But the next few days in the van with Chris don’t turn out nearly like she thought they would. Their silences are actually comfortable, their conversations playful, and when he smiles… Neither being much for long-winded confessions or wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the trip quickly becomes one of growing attraction, second-guessing, and a New Years Eve that none of them will ever forget.

    The Verdict...
    I can’t even begin to explain how much I loved every second of this book! Remember what summer used to be like? That time of year when everything was bright and filled with the promise of adventure, when little else mattered except friendships and secrets and whether your bikini would turn just the right boy’s head? Put that magic into words, and you’ve got That One Summer.

    Author C.J. Duggan perfectly captures that incredible time during young adulthood when life is simple and romance is as complicated as young hearts can make it. The quiet, moody Chris hides a sensitive, considerate side, more romantic with his simple words than a trail of rose petals could ever be.

    “You know that nice for me means ‘absolutely beautiful’, right?”

    Tammy, like any girl her age, doesn’t quite know how to read him, her insecurities and over-analytical nature causing her to question everything. But for all his mixed signals and apparent hesitation to push things too far, sometimes he says exactly the right thing.

    I stared up at him, my mind whirring in maddening circles, fearing to hope.

    “What are you saying?” I whispered.

    He pulled me closer, circling his arms around my waist. “What I’m saying is I want to go to the ends of the Earth with you.”

    If you’ve ever wanted to revisit summer, go back in time, return to that place in memory where life was simple and love was just a few breaths away, you absolutely must read this book. A simple story of love and friendship, every detail is placed perfectly in That One Summer, and you’ll be swooning over Chris in no time at all. He’s that quietly beautiful guy we all secretly stared at once upon a time. That One Summer is a fun, simple romance you’re sure to fall in love with.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    Oh wow! So there I was starting this story and wondering if I wo

    Oh wow! So there I was starting this story and wondering if I would like it as much as the previous one. Ha! joke's on me. This is my favorite so far and I will tell you why.

    * There was hot, broody Chris that happened to have a sweet and caring side too.
    * A sweet and adorable Tammy that felt overwhelmed by all her new-found friends.
    * Toby and Tess.
    * The Onslaw Boys.

    Add to that the fact that this is a New Years' Eve camping trip welcoming the new millennium, there are secrets and revelations, funny moments, tender moments and an easy camaraderie between them all.

    I thought it would get to be a bit too much to have them all in one place, but I actually enjoyed the hell out of the 'holiday'. It was nice to get out of the hotel and just explore and have new adventures in unexplored territories. I loved that the author kept the pace constant and the humor abound. There some emotional moments, some intriguing moments too and some surprises, but she managed to maintain that 'light and airy' feeling I have come to expect from her stories.

    I enjoyed the having the crew back together and seeing how far they've come as people. Of course, I still love Sean. Toby, Tess and Amy were wonderful to see again. Now I'm intrigued about Adam and Ellie, but I am especially anticipating Ringer's story. He has always been there in the background and I've grown curiouser and curiouser about him.

    All in all, a wonderful installment in the series and one you wouldn't want to miss, especially if you have come to love and care for these characters. And if you're new to the series, don't worry, you can also experience this amazing story without having to read the previous installments. But my recommendation? Read them all and get to know the characters better so you can get the full experience!

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

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    Once again C.J. Duggan has transported me to Australia. I offici

    Once again C.J. Duggan has transported me to Australia. I officially want to move to Onslow. With each book we get the story of how another lucky lady finds her perfect match in one of the Onslow boys. I love the friendships the characters have within this series. They make me jealous.

    The Summer Series gets in your blood. Everything about this book and the others in this series draws me in completely, and I read them entirely too quickly. The ARC of That One Summer by C.J. Duggan was provided to me by The Three Bookateers for review. The opinions are my own.

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

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    Holy cow, I love this book. Everything about it made me fall ha

    Holy cow, I love this book. Everything about it made me fall harder and harder in love with it. I opened the book and was greeted by a fun, warm world and story that brought me back to my favorite aspects of summer!

    My favorite part of this book was, of course, the relationship between our main characters Chris and Tammy. From the very beginning, I was in love with their interactions and the way they complimented each other. It was as lovely as it was funny. All of their time spent together made me truly want to root for them and see them become everything I knew they would be able to be! I liked seeing their confidence and depth grow as they began to appreciate themselves and each other. Their relationship had my heart fluttering and myself jumping up and down as I read, though it definitely wasn't without its tearful moments! Another huge aspect of the story and the series as a whole was the relationship between the Onslow boys. The bond between all of these guys was heart warming and utterly awesome. The way they trusted each other and had each others backs had me smiling from ear to ear as I read.

    The plot was exciting and fun. I loved the road trip they went on and I liked seeing the way Tammy and Chris interacted trapped in a car for hours at a time. It really gave them a chance to get to know each other in depth and led to some laugh out loud moments! While these times were the most enjoyable for me, I also really liked getting to know all of the other characters in the story. Some of the supporting characters have previously been main characters in C.J. Duggan's other novels and it has made me very interested in reading those as well and seeing how their stories played out!

    This book was a fun and heartwarming read that I will definitely be rereading during the winter so I can revisit the fun times of summer! The characters were all likeable and I loved seeing the growing relationship between Chris and Tammy! I can't wait to get my hands on the other books in the series!

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