Blog Tour Review Giveaway: Boomerang by Noelle August

July 10, 2014 Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway, New Adult 19 ★★★★★

Blog Tour Review   Giveaway: Boomerang by Noelle August

BoomerangBoomerang by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on July 8th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, New Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Blog Tour
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<p>The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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?</p>

The first words that came to mind when I finished reading Boomerang was ‘what a breath of fresh air’! In a sea of New Adult novels that blend together with similar premises of angst and sex, Boomerang stood on its own and delivered with a fun and exciting storyline that captured my attention and heart!

The novel starts right off with the aftermath of a drunken hookup between strangers Mia and Ethan, that neither seem to remember. It was quite the awkward morning but also very playful as they even search for missing undergarments throughout the apartment. I may have giggled out loud during this. lol The connection these two had was obvious right away but of course it couldn’t be that easy from the get-go, right? Both soon find out their new internship is at the same company, not only pitting them against each other for a future within the company, but also making the chance at a relationship not possible. Uh oh! A recipe for disaster, in the best ways!

Ethan was not your typical New Adult bad boy with a mysterious past, but a real great guy with the biggest heart. Guys, he even coached soccer for kids in his spare time. *melts* He was so forgiving and gentle and patient. Like really, really patient. He was great at listening and reading people and I fell in love with him. His adoration for Mia from the beginning… uhh! He most definitely knew how to bring the swoons! Mia was also an amazing girl. Very determined and creative, confident for sure, but another character who had a big heart, especially for her grandmother (awesome family dynamic FOR THE WIN). These two were made for each other! And trust, the UST was coming out their ears!

When I first read the premise I immediately thought it was going to be all ‘sabotage, sabotage, hot hate (but I secretly love you) sex, sabotage!’ But these two had a mature playfulness with the cards they were dealt, even finding ways to work together to showcase each others talents and strengths. They genuinely wanted good things for each other. It was a pleasant surprise. Don’t get me wrong, they also knew how to make some underhanded moves, but it wasn’t all about that or over the top. MUCH appreciated. And it was fun! This forbidden love type of romance was made even better by the fact the company they were working for was an internet dating service. Both Mia and Ethan took part in the dating service, for work research of course, with often hilarious results and also some added drama.

There was a perfect blend of sexy and sweet, drama and light-heartedness. I adored the characters, even the secondary ones, and loved the journey they took during the plot. They really showed that even through a competition, you can work together to make things great. I am beyond excited that this is a trilogy and that we will be exploring some of those secondary characters that interest me a little more (Adam!). It’s great to see something different come from the New Adult genre.

*p.s. Did I mention Veronica Rossi, author of the Under the Never Sky series, is half of the Noelle August writing team?! LOVE!

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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.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

19 Responses to “Blog Tour Review Giveaway: Boomerang by Noelle August”

  1. Abby @ Enthralling Reads

    Finally, a book that is a breathe of fresh air! I mean come on, all this NA books are making me question how much adulthood can be angsty and too dramatic. It’s so good to hear that this NA is light and humorous! Hope to read this soon! Ethan sounds like a total swoon-worthy character, I am so looking forward for his relationship with Mia! Great review! And awesome giveaway! <3
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  2. Tanja

    I have seen this one around and it sounds like a really great summer read. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and hopefully I’ll give it a try. Great review, Sara 🙂
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