Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

August 21, 2014 New Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★½

Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle AugustTitle: Boomerang by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Published by: William Morrow on July 8, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: YABC
Format: Paperback
Pages: 325
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Welcome to, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Rebound

One Line: A cute and fun read.

What I Loved: I really liked the characters. Mia and Ethan were great on their own, but I also enjoyed their interactions and how they both handled the internship. It was fun watching them fight their attraction to each other too and their little spurts of jealousy were so funny and cute. I really loved Mia, surprisingly, especially her relationship with her parents and grandmother. She was a very confident and open person, as evidenced by her being the subject of many of her mother’s pieces of artwork, which I really appreciated and would’ve loved to have seen illustrated in some way. Ethan was great, too. He was very sweet and caring and I adored his roommates. Mia’s roommates, too.

Left Me Wanting More: I was hoping for more of a progression with their relationship. I’m used to more happening between the two main characters and we really didn’t get much of that here. While it fit with their story and all, I wanted more. The drama wasn’t really all that deep, too. Everything about this book was on the lighter and fluffier side, but in a good way.

Final Verdict: Overall, it was a very cute, fast, and fun read. Even though the ending was a bit predictable, it was still enjoyable. I am definitely looking forward to more from these authors and this series. If you’re looking for a light-hearted, fun read with a decent amount of romance, then you’ll definitely enjoy this book.

*This review was first published on YABC.*

About Noelle August

NOELLE AUGUST is an anagram for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Just kidding, it’s a pen name!
VERONICA ROSSI is the author of the New York Times Best-selling UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy for young adults. The books are available in more than thirty countries and the film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.
Veronica completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She is fond of dresses with pockets, fluffy dogs, and cheese and chocolate — but not together.
LORIN OBERWEGER began her storytelling career by captivating her first-grade class with tales of her summers on a kibbutz in Israel.
Lorin had never been to Israel.
While teacher/parent night put an end to her first experiments in fiction, she’d already caught the bug and eventually made a career of all things story.
As a long-time independent editor and story development guru, Lorin’s client successes range from small press publications to major bestselling novels. She’s an award-winning author and has also worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects. Her work has received starred Kirkus reviews and glowing mentions in The New York Times.
Oh, she did get to see a kibbutz, eventually, and found out she had it pretty much right all along.
Veronica and Lorin met at a writing workshop and just knew they were destined to create awesome things together.

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