Author: Noelle August (Veronica Rossi, Lorin Oberweger)
Published: July 8th 2014
Read: July 23rd to 26th, 2014
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The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August
Welcome to Boomerang.com, 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?
Noelle August is a hot new name on the New Adult landscape. I knew I’d love Boomerang’s humor and chemistry even before I opened the book because Veronica Rossi is a queen and I adore her books. I had, must admit, never heard of Lorin Oberweger before, but turns out that she has starred Kirkus reviews and everything as a ghostwriter so should speak volume about her talent as well. So yes, Boomerang was a must after I read the synopsis and I may as well tell you all about my thoughts on this fun, chemistry-filled and humorous read.
Ethan and Mia as narrators are very good. They have slightly different tones, but we still get the effortless and funny storytelling through both of their eyes. Also, while a good chunk of the book focuses on their romance, Boomerang explores their problems and dreams outside the romance plot as well. Mia’s aspirations and her bond with her grandmother were humbling and inspiring. Ethan’s relationship and problems with her ex and his position as the coach definitely added to the story too. Plus, we have one of my favorite romances: the forbidden kind. Seeing as Adam, Mia and Ethan’s awesome boss, has one rule—no office romances—their attraction basically triples. And that only fueled my desire to see them together.
I loved the banter and the chemistry between Mia and Ethan. I also enjoyed the secondary characters that may come off as a little cliché to some people, but it didn’t bother me the slightest. I especially adored Ethan’s roommates who are a couple and super cute together! Alsooo, LOL at Cookie and Candy! There were a bunch of elements I adored about Boomerang (and the marketing theme was definitely one of them as well), but I felt like towards the end of the novel? It lost a little spark for me. I can’t exactly point fingers to anything specific, but I grew a little tired of the story. Plus there was a tad too much lusting over each other and I wish we had gotten a tiny bit more development for the background stories or something along the lines.
As a whole, Boomerang was really enjoyable and made me laugh a ton, so I can’t wait to read the following stories in this companion series. It’s funny because I was hoping and crossing my fingers that the next book will be about Adam, but boy did I ever not wish for his story to have this leading lady. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea, but I’m willing to give it a try. If it’s anything like Boomerang, it’s bound to entertain and shower us with laughter, intense chemistry and a ton of feels!
Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5.0