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.
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
How did she let her friends talk her into working?
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.
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