An Endless Summer (Summer, #2)
by C.J. Duggan
Publishing date: July 11th 2013
Sean looked out over the lake, squinting against the sunlight. He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study.
“Come on Amy, I saved you once, I’ll save you again.”
I met his stare unflinchingly. “I don’t need saving.”
A wicked grin formed slowly. “Don’t you?”
After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson – the Onslow publican’s only daughter – is sent away to suffer a fate far worse than any other punishment:
Three years on, a now nineteen-year-old Amy returns to Onslow for the summer. What once was a cauldron of activity with live bands, hot meals and cold beers, the Onslow Hotel now lies dark, deserted and depressing. All fond childhood memories of loitering on the hotel stairs and eavesdropping on customers’ colourful conversations are in the distant past.
How had her dad let it come to this?
With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.
In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.
It is so good to be back in Onslow! I really liked the first book in the Summer series, The Boys of Summer, and I honestly don't know why it took me so long to finaly read the second book, An Endless Summer. Just like with the first book, I loved this one, maybe even more.
An Endless Summer is Amy and Sean's story and it begins 3 years after, when Amy gets back into town. What she doesn't expect is to find Onslow Hotel almost in ruins. She wants to fix it and get it back to the way it was. With a little help of Sean Murphy and her other friends, will she be able to save it?
When I saw that the main love interest in this book will be Sean Murphy, I was very excited. I loved his character in the first book, but I didn't know what to expect of Amy. I didn't know how the two of them will go together. But let me tell you this, my worries were for nothing! I loved them as a couple. The whole romance was very sweet and I enjoyed it from the very first page to the last one. We always knew that Sean was cocky, flirty and charming when he wanted to be, but in An Endless Summer we also see a different side of him. He is caring and sweet and we know that he'd do anything for people he cares about. Amy was stubborn, she didn't accept help very easily, but it went well with her character and who she is.
I loved how the romance was going. There was a lot of flirting and games and it is hard to tell when they became aware of their feelings, but they took it slow. I can easily say that the two of them are one of my favorite couples ever. Yes, I loved them that much!
Another thing that I find really amazing is how all the characters from the first book made an appearance in the second one too. All the friendships that started then, continued in this one, and grew even stronger. We can see how close they all are and wish for friends like that.
If you are looking for a great contemporary romance, I highly recommend you to start with Summer series. I think the books are perfect summer read, but also when you just want a sweet book with great plot and good developed characters.