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Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on February 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Source: Blog Tour
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Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.
Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.
But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.
Rebound is the second novel in the Boomerang series. Boomerang was such a wonderful breath of fresh air in the New Adult genre, a light-hearted and fun read. I found Rebound to be much of the same!
Rebound starts off like its predecessor. Two characters meet and hit it off before knowing who they are to each other in a professional capacity. Adam is a young entrepreneur who runs a successful online dating site and is hoping to branch off into the movie business. Allison is the daughter of the man Adam is hoping will invest in that very movie business. We did meet these two in the first book and I was really excited to get more of Adam. He’s very driven to succeed ad super competitive. But also a great guy. He treats people fairly and with respect. Allison is the ex-girlfriend of Ethan that we briefly meet in Boomerang. She’s also driven but more in ways to prove to herself that she is a better person than she used to be and not defined by her mistakes. She also is desperate to prove to her father she has what it takes.
Adam was definitely the shining star of this novel for me. Not only because of his charisma, but also from the vulnerability we see that stems from his past. His passion to love and to forgive made all the difference. I can’t say I connected with Allison in the same ways but I did enjoy their path to romance and felt their chemistry. Obviously their romance was a difficult situation to navigate. Both wanted to keep things professional but it was hard to ignore that spark and connection. There was a great balance of push and pull, should we or shouldn’t we. And even though Adam’s past was a little mysterious for a time and a bit darker, it didn’t damper the light mood of the story.
Minor issues – I did have to suspend a little disbelief with the success of so many characters at such a young age of 22-23. I know it can happen but having more than one character with that amount of rare success in one book was a little hard for me to believe. I can sometimes overlook those things but for some reason it bugged me a bit here. I also felt like things were slightly rushed to resolve in the end. I would have like just a little bit more time for certain areas of the story to be wrapped up, but all in all it was a great ending.
When I finished the book, I had my fingers crossed that the next in the series would be for Grey, Adam’s younger brother. And… it is! We only get a small taste of him in Rebound but his dynamic personality stood out for me and I’m stoked to have a whole book of him, the star that he is!
If you haven’t started this series yet, I definitely recommend them. New Adult tends to be a heavy genre filled with drama and angst, but these books are lighter and so much fun!
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