Nobody But Him (Boys of Summer, #1) by Victoria Purman

Nobody But Him (Boys of Summer, #1)

At the age of eighteen, Julia Jones left her hometown — the small beachside town of Middle Point — with a head full of grand plans. Plans for an exciting life in a town that didn’t involve a main street with one pub or a particular boy named Ryan Blackburn.But after fifteen years and a lifetime later, Julia’s forced to put her career and big-city life on hold when she returns home to finalise her mother’s estate. Which is exactly where ...

Details Nobody But Him (Boys of Summer, #1)

TitleNobody But Him (Boys of Summer, #1)
Release DateOct 1st, 2013
PublisherHarlequin Enterprises Australia
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Nobody But Him (Boys of Summer, #1)

  • Sharon
    With the passing of her mother Julia Jones returns to her childhood home in Middle Point. Julia knows she has to sell the house and although she has been away from the area for fifteen years she still feels a strong connection to the place.The last person Julia ever imagined running into whilst helping out her friend Lizzie on a Saturday night at the local pub was Ryan Blackburn. Julia knows the best thing to do is to stay as far away from Ryan a...
  • Jenny
    Nobody But Him is the first book in the A Boys of Summer series by Victoria Purman. Nobody But Him is about Julia Jones who had dreams to leave the small coastal town of Middle Point to find her a better life. However, one summer age eighteen Julia fell in love with the twenty-year-old city boy Ryan Blackburn. Both Julia and Ryan had different ideas and dreams, so they part ways.Julia fifteen years need to come home after her mother died and foun...
  • Brenda
    After a tumultuous few months with a gorgeous twenty-year-old by the name of Ryan Blackburn, Julia Jones decided to leave her home town of Middle Point, on the south coast not too far from South Australia’s capital city of Adelaide. She had plans for a big future; a career which would turn her into somebody – she knew if she stayed in Middle Point she would never amount to anything. So despite her longing for a future with Ryan, plus leaving ...
  • Doris
    Langsam aber sicher werd ich ein Fan von australischer ConRom ♥ :) Middle Point ist eine dieser Küstenkleinstädte, in die die wohlhabenden Städter kommen, um den Sommer am Strand zu genießen und aus denen die Jugendlichen abwandern, um ihr Glück in der Großstadt zu versuchen. Auch Julia Jones ist eine von ihnen. Mit 18, kurz nach dem Unfalltod ihres Vaters, kehrt sie ihrer Heimatstadt den Rücken, um in Melbourne zu studieren und um insg...
  • Sam Still Reading
    I first heard about this book at the Romance Writers of Australia conference earlier this year as Harlequin were running through some of their upcoming books. Nobody But Him was billed as a ‘coastal romance’ (immediately shortened to ‘co-ro’), a new subgenre to take on rural romance. I immediately scribbled down the details in my notebook (and tweeted, just in case) to check this one out. Luckily, a copy arrived shortly after at the local...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    As a beach bunny from way back the idea of coastal romance (as opposed to rural romance) has a lot of appeal and if Victoria Purman's debut novel, Nobody But Him, is an example of what we can expect from the genre, I am sure more will be added to my burgeoning reading list in short order.This is the first book in Purman's The Boys of Summer trilogy, a sweet and sexy romance set in a small fictional town on the coastline of South Australia’s Fle...
  • Sally906
    NOBODY BUT HIM is a debut novel and the first of the ‘Boys of Summer’ trilogy; it is quite a feather in a debut authors cap to be signed up for 3 books before the first one even hits the shelves! It took me a chapter or two to settle into the story – but when I did I loved it. Set in a fictional town on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsular in South Australia I am familiar with area having holidayed there myself, although I was there for the wi...
  • Paula Phillips
    In small towns of Australia, there are two types of people - people who come and go and those who decide to stay there for the rest of their lives and grow old happily living in the same place. For Julia Jones, she decided that she was destined for bigger and brighter things so when she turned eighteen- that was that and she high-tailed out of town leaving behind her mother and her at the time love Ryan Blackburn and never looked back. Now fiftee...
  • Steve
    I quite enjoyed this romance, but the book threw me for a loop with some of the plot twists, so I would have to say there were three or four times where I found the plot twist telegraphed, or so completely obvious. Watching the romance unfold was rather interesting, which sometimes led to "No, but that's not ... oh come on, don't be ...". I think I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
  • Kellie Mackrell
    Absolutely loved this book, the only disappointment was that there is another book and I don't have it. This was a great read and kept me enthralled from start to finish. I hope the next book is just as good.
  • Amanda
    I really enjoyed this book, the setting was really vivid and made me feel like I was there! I love the fact that this is a small town romance set in Australia that is on the coast not in the bush. Will definately be reading the next books by this author.
  • Roz ~ My Written Romance
    First 5 star of the year!!!Loved, loved, loved it!
  • Bree T
    Julia left her hometown – a small town called Middle Point on the coast of South Australia – for Melbourne and university when she was just eighteen. She had big plans to become something, to lead an exciting life and none of those could come to fruition in Middle Point.Fifteen years later and Julia is back in Middle Point. She’s been forced to take some time out of her high flying crisis management consultant job and head back to her homet...
  • Katie
    Debut and the first in the Boys of Summer trilogy, Nobody But Him is filled with heartache, regrets and love. Victoria Purman had a fabulous story to tell of a small town girl with only one dream and that is to run away. I loved Ry, the gorgeous successful businessman with such loyalty and passion. Julia is a typical female and only wants to hear what suits her.Julia Jones is 33 years old and has returned home to Middle Point on the coast of Sout...
  • Tien
    I’m a city girl through and through. I was born and grew up metropolitan cities. There would be days though when I love the thought of a Seachange. We love the beach and would happily live by the beach. Then again, I can’t really picture that particular type of life. For me, it’s a Dream; the city is my home. I am surrounded by my friends and family.The main appeal of this romance is the encounter with your first love once again. Don’t we...
  • Sheree
    I loved, loved, loved the setting, the small fictional beachside town of Middle Point on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. And you don't need to have been to know, Victoria Purman's descriptions are so vivid, you can feel the sea breeze as you take in the stunning view, taste the salt, smell the coast. It's a Sea Change without leaving your loungeroom.Julia Jones is back in Middle Point to settle her mother's estate and running...
  • Anne
    First let me say I rarely read a romantic novel so when I was given this book I was surprised and put it aside for a quite awhile but looking for something light hearted to read thought I would give it a go.I can't believe this is Victoria Purman's first book, it is just so very well written. It only took a couple of chapters until I was fully engrossed in the story, possibly reminding me of my long lost first love who knows? but I could connect ...
  • Jessy
    I won this book in a giveaway by the Author on facebook. I haven't read any of Author Victoria's books, so I was looking forward to reading it.Thanks to Victoria for posting the book to me. I love reading Australian novels and enjoyed this book also.Set in a coastal town in South Australia,the story is about Julia Jones .A sexy and witty romantic story. Julia left her hometown at the age of eighteen.She returns to her home town after fifteen year...
  • Karen
    The majority of my reading these days is on my Kindle. Its for this reason that I'm a little slow in getting to read Nobody But Him. A good friend loaned me her paperback copy a few months ago and it has been sitting on my bedside table waiting for me to pick it up. Once I picked it up I found it hard to put down.I loved the feel of the little coastal town of Middle Point and Victoria Purman made me feel like I was there. A few recent books I've ...
  • Stacey Houllis
    This book is about a young woman who grew up in beach town of middle point who had plans of leading an exciting life. Her name is Julia Jones. Fifteen years before she left her then Boyfriend Ryan Blackburn to move Melbourne to go University and ends up living there. She returns back a year after her mother's death to settle her mother's estate. But finds out the Ryan owns the local pub and the next to her mother's house.Her best friend Lizzie wo...
  • Bettina
    First book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed the characters and the setting of Middle Point. I've been to the Victor Harbour area many times as a kid. The only negative I had about the book was the way Melbourne was portrayed, especially in the first half of the book. I just felt that for people who've never been there before would get the wrong impression of just how much of a beautiful city it really is. Why else has it won the most...
  • Michelle
    Nobody But Him is the first of the Boys of Summer Trilogy and Purman’s debut, quite an achievement I think to be signed for a trilogy straight up – Kudos to you Victoria and I can not wait for the next two. Can I just say that I know who I want the second one to centre on…This book is set in a fictional town on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, an hour or so from my place, so I was very interested in the location. Many of the place...
  • Patricia Andrew
    Totally immersing myself in this book, I could feel Julia's indecision and feelings of loss as to what she should do with her life. She just couldn't pass up on a man like Ry, I mean he does melt the panties and keep you wanting more....It was amazing to see how two different perspectives on a situation and actually communicating with the people we love can change and grow a relationship. Victoria Purman's writing had me turning the pages quicker...
  • Justine Perry
    Loved this book - finally a storyline & location I can relate to. I never realised how disconnected I was when reading about locations in America, until I read this book. It made me nostalgic for a little coastal town I used to go to every summer with my family - I actually pictured myself sitting on the beach watching the sunset, smelling the salt air & wishing for some romance.... sigh.... back when it was all so much easier & simple. Anyway th...
  • Paula Clark
    A fantastic debut novel by Victoria Purman. Ahhhh the summer beach romance - the setting doesn't get much better than that. Ry and Julia were great likeable and strong characters who both suffered loss and had things to prove to themselves. Julia in particular has spent her life running from the "small town girl" image that she labelled herself with.I'm looking forward to Dan & Lizzie's story in the next "Boys of Summer" trilogy book :)
  • Melissa Wray
    I haven't read a good adult romance like this for ages. I wish Ryan Blackburn lived next door to me! What a sweetheart. There was so much about this story I enjoyed. The australian flavour, the beach setting, the summer/first love sentiment that stays with you. Not to mention all those wines I have written down and need to try now. Then as if that's not enough I find out I can read about Lizzie and Dan! Loved the book, loved the characters, loved...
  • Vanessa
    Loved it! It was a pleasure to get to know Ry and Julie. Not to give too much of the story away, at first I felt Ry a bit arrogant and Julie a sad and lonely girl. Life can be a surprise though! Can't wait to start Book 2, "Someone Like You"
  • Kathryn
    This is the best book I've read in a very long it from the first page to the very last page. Highly recommended to everyone.
  • Lyn Barton
    I loved this book. A fabulous holiday read