I had plans, big plans, but all that changed the night Bel Evans darkened my doorstep.
Stan Remington is the go-to man. What he doesn’t know about Onslow means one of two things: it doesn’t exist or it hasn’t happened yet.
And when it comes to Onslow, for Stan, being an only child means a guilt-riddled sense of duty to help out at his parents’ caravan park every summer of his life: same old town, same old story.
Until Belinda Evans.
The wild and insipid doctor’s daughter who spends summer holidays with her family at Remington’s Caravan Park, but she’s not Stan’s problem; that is, until she sabotages his planned weekend escape. Now Stan finds himself not only caretaking the caravan park on his own, but responsible for Bel as well.
Just the two of them.
Under the one roof.
For one long, long weekend.
In a world built by mundane routine and small-town boredom, this summer promises to be anything but boring.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an eARC of Stan - THANK YOU CJ DUGGAN! I'm in the middle of prep from my end of semester exams at the moment, but good ole Stanley couldn't wait that long - I smashed out the book in a couple of hours and just feel absolutely in love with Stan and more so with Duggan.
The thing I love most about the Summer series a is how they are such sweet love stories that never fail to bring out the feels in me. I actually got tingles with reading - that's how good it is! It's a by product I've come to love and expect from Duggan's writing.
With this installment in the series being set in a caravan park, it is easily relatable and brought back many a memory of family holidays (though, sadly none had a smokin' hot Stan-like-person in them :\ ). It also reminds us of a simpler time, being set in the mid 90s, before everyone had their faces glued to screens, and actually got outside and did things with their summer that didn't require a status update every 15 minutes.
I think I probably should have done some prep before reading Stan, with the last book in the series I'd read being Ringer almost a year ago - I needed to get reaquainted with all things Onslow. Once I got may bearings, it was easy to get back in the flow of things and enjoy all the witty banter, and all the little sweet moments while Bel and Stan discovered the depth and meaning to their feelings.
After his and Bel's story, Stan is near the top of my Favourite Onslow Boy list - though I don't think anyone will ever be able to knock Sean out of top position. ;)
So, what should you take away from this review? READ THE SUMMER SERIES! There's cute boys, romance, and hell funny antics done in order to get the opposite sexes attention - what's not to love?
4 out of 5