When her parents decide a change will be good for her, seventeen-year-old Lexie Atkinson never expected they'd send her all the way to Paradise City. Coming from a predictable life of homeschooling on a rural Australian property, she just knows that Paradise will be amazing. But when she's thrust into a public school without a friendly face in sight, and forced to share a room with her insipid, hateful cousin Amanda, Lexie's not so sure.
Hanging out with the self-proclaimed beach bums of the city, sneaking out, late-night parties and parking with boys are all things Lexie's never experienced, but all that's about to change. It's new, terrifying . . . and exciting.
And when Lexie meets Luke Ballantine, the swoon-worthy, bad-boy leader of the group, the chemistry between them is electric. Trouble with a capital T, Luke is impulsive, charming and answers to no one, and he's sexier than any guy Lexie has ever known. Lexie begins to wonder if Luke is going to be good for her . . . or very, very bad?
A funny, sexy and romantic novel from the bestselling author of the Summer series.
'Paradise City not only reinvents the new adult genre, but sets the standard that all new adult authors should strive for ... C. J. has crafted a sizzling storyline that could be considered to be a coming of age for the realistic, every day girl ... I loved every moment. C. J. is a born storyteller that breathes a realism into her characters and situations that we've all found ourselves in.' Diva Booknerd
'I love Duggan's writing and Paradise City was a hoot. I cannot wait for the next book! Is it August yet?' Reading With ABC
'Duggan's writing is addictive, and I really didn't want to put this book down.' Escape Into Words
'Paradise City is going to be on my mind until I can get my greedy eyes on Paradise Road. I need that book yesterday!' Book Cat Pin
'A fast paced fun read with so many steamy situations.' Dreamy Addictions
'Guaranteed her readers will come back for more.' My Guilty Obsession
'Drama, deception, love and a little mystery . . . the ending left me hungry for the next book! I can't wait for PARADISE ROAD!' Paranormal Tendencies on Goodreads
'A bit of Home and Away meets Puberty Blues feel about the novel makes is a great read for older teens and YA. I will be desperately waiting for part 2 in September.' Samantha on Goodreads