Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …
He sure could kiss.
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.
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Tammy had a problem – she could not make up her mind. The New Year was fast approaching and she couldn’t decide if she’d stay home at Onslow or go on a road trip with her friends to Point Shank. When she finally decided to go, she discovered that most of her friends had already left for the trip. Her only option, if she still wanted to go, was to ride on the black panel van owned by Chris Henderson. Would this mark the beginning of a disastrous adventure for her?
Tammy didn’t dislike Chris but she had always found him intimidating. So, you could imagine how uncomfortable she was when she became the sole passenger on his black panel van. But honestly, if you asked me, I’d say Chris wasn’t a bad guy at all. But because Tammy had a tendency to over-analyze things, she was often the last person to find out the truth.
I guess you could say Tammy was still trying to find her way into the adulthood. While I was reading, I was a little frustrated with her somewhat childish behavior but overall, I liked that she was a loyal friend. She wasn’t as independent as she’d like herself to be but at least she didn’t blame others for her lack of self-confidence. And when she knew she had made a wrong accusation, she was quick to apologize. What I liked the most about her was her sincerity. She might not be the most positive person but I really liked that she never gave up on trying.
At first, I thought Chris was bossy and moody. But as the story progressed, I found him sweet, considerate and caring. His black panel van was nice… although to be honest, I wouldn’t envy anyone sleeping inside a black van with no air conditioning on a hot blazing summer night.
A light, fun read with some deliciously gleeful, ticklish moments, That One Summer brings us a delightful story of love, youth and friendship. If you’re like me, who always welcome a summer story (not just all-year round but) especially during the snowy blizzard season, you’ll want to add this to your read list. I had a pleasant time reading it and I hope you will too.
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