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Review: BOOMERANG

Boomerang Cover ImageBOOMERANG was released in the U.S. on July 8, 2014 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in paperback and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by William Morrow, the print edition is 336 pages.

BOOMERANG is the first book in a new series of the same name by the authors. The second book in the series, REBOUND, is slated for release on December 9, 2014.

Description…

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?

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Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

The Review

BOOMERANG is an utterly delectable, incredibly exciting and totally addictive story that is the perfect blend of sexy and sweet. Told from both Mia and Ethan’s perspectives, this story will keep those pages turning as things between them go from awkward to competitive with an undercurrent of tension that sizzles.

Waking from what should have been an unforgettable night that neither can quite remember, Mia and Ethan soon learn that their one-night hookup was not the last they would see of one another. When it turns out that they’re both vying for the same job, they’ll have to decide what’s more important – the chance at an amazing opportunity with Boomerang or the possibility of seeing whether the connection they have could lead to something more.

The authors crafted a novel with two very likable characters whose chemistry is electric, whose predicament makes for a story that is at times angst-filled, at others swoonworthy, and whose happily ever after readers will very much hope for. They don’t skimp on character development – readers will get to know and adore both Mia and Ethan, with all their flaws, insecurities and hang-ups, and they’ll get a peek at one of the central characters in the next book in the series.

As things heat up both on the job and off, more will be revealed about past relationships, current desires, how they met, and what landing the job at Boomerang really means to each of them. Their story is captivating and romantic, a touch suspenseful and a little bit heartbreaking. It’s a story that will be unputdownable.

From the competition, to Mia and Ethan’s undeniable attraction, to the head-meets-desk decisions, to the questions about what exactly happened that first night, BOOMERANG is a quick, nail-biting and wildly entertaining read. It’s a fantastic start to this series that is not to be missed by fans of this genre or readers who like clever and engaging stories with just the right amount of heat, sexual tension and romance.

The Rating…

05

On a Personal Note…

I knew I would love this book. The cover and title and description looked like so much fun. I love a romance where things are a little bit awkward at the start and there is an undeniable attraction that has to be denied.

But what made this a new favorite for me was that it brought a little bit more to the table. This wasn’t just some formula romance. The characters weren’t just one-note. Ethan was totally swoonworthy, a great guy, more than a little bit stubborn, and had some very real issues he was dealing with. Mia had her own insecurities, but she was insanely creative and independent and she had such a wonderful heart.

All the boxes were checked on what made this a great New Adult romance, but it didn’t feel as if the authors were checking boxes in order to make this work. The story came together brilliantly. It was fun and sexy and clever and flirty. It was hot but not too hot. It was heart-wrenching but not too much so. I smiled, I laughed, I shook my head – Oh Mia, what did you do? – I teared up, I bit my nails, I turned on the fan.

And while I was definitely hoping for the story to end in a happily ever after, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the competition and root for one character’s presentation to win, so that they’d land the job. Especially after what happened when the one character did this one thing that had a major snowball effect.

I couldn’t be more cryptic, could I?

If I could have written the review that perfectly encapsulates my thoughts, it would be: READ THIS BOOK. NOW!

Favorite Passage…

I could have chosen hot and sexy as a favorite, because there were definitely plenty of those to choose from and they were all favorites. But one of my most favorite moments was this one – of which I only included a small part – between Ethan and Mia because of its simplicity and just how wonderfully romantic it was.

As we leave the room, Mia lets go and I feel her arm come around me. She presses close, squeezing my ribs. “Thank you,” she whispers.

And just like that, my night is made.

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