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boomerangAuthor: Noelle August
Series: (Boomerang #1)
Published: July 15th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
External Links: Book DepositoryGoodreads

Summary:

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?

Review:

This book wasn’t on my radar but when I saw it on EW, I was bit curious. The book cover looks mischievous and fun. When I head straight to Goodreads to dig further, I found out that this book was a collaboration of YA author that wrote one of my favorite series: Under the Never Sky. Yes, Veronica Rossi is one of the people responsible for this uber enjoyable book, along with Lorin Oberweger. This wasn’t what I expected at all and that turned out in a very good way.

From the get-go the book already grabbed my attention. Mia and Ethan decided to hook-up one night. The awkward morning after was composed of more nudity (because she wasn’t embarrassed of her birthday suit, let’s put it that way) and a missing hot pink panty with butterfly design. But things got more interesting when they found out that they were heading to the same place. And get this, vying the same position! So yes, that blew awkward phase into more interesting situation, hah!

Maybe I’m so used with NA books that deals with the usual hot and heavy stuff (by hot and heavy, I mean tragic past and too much sexy scenes) but this one was so different. The first few page got me by the hook and I can easily identify Mia and Ethan from just the little glimpse I got from the beginning. Both of them had this weird connection and fun dynamics that really had me snickering from time to time. Especially when they found out that they were both eyeing the same but very important thing. Oh boy did that heat things up.

One of the things I’m really intrigued was the night before it happened. The details were scattered throughout, and through the little reveals that I got to piece on what has happened between them that led to the night prior to that awkward morning. And although I think it was more than them having one too many drinks, it was good to know what really did happen and why it happened in the first place. Get my gist?

There were more than corporate competitions, bringing up an ex in what looked like career sabotage than meet the eye. Ethan and Mia brought so much colors in what I assumed first was a very light and fun read (which it turned to be so much more than that). It was really fun and after all that shenanigans in between they manage to land something unexpected in both in their career and personal lives. Yeppers, it was so entertaining!

Rating: 
Format: Advance Reader’s Copy
Preview Quote: “It’s you, Curls. The Whole package. The way you look when you’ve got your camera in your hands, like you can see through people, right down to their cores. And your crazy giant hair. Your laugh. How goddamn smart you are. All of it. I choose all of it.” — Ethan

2014 / 05 / 27

4 Responses to Boomerang

  1. Sarah says:

    This sounds so cute and fun! Your review is the first I’ve read for Boomerang and I’ll definitely be reading this. It sounds so fun and lighthearted. Great review!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yay, thanks Sarah. It was really a fun book, something rare in NA so I had so much fun reading this. I’m glad you’ll be reading it, hope you too have fun with it. :D

  2. Megz says:

    New Adult books and I have an on-off relationship, honestly, so usually I just prefer to stay away instead of enduring days of over dramatic characters and instalove and stupid romance, but BOOMERANG sounds so different! Plus, Veronica Rossi was a co-author — nothing much can go wrong now, right? ;D

    Oh my gosh, awkward situations, especially romantic ones and sizzling with chemistry, are my weakness. Being an incredibly awkward person myself, it’s just funny to see what others would do if they were in an awkward situation as well. So it sounds like the book started off in a great way, and I love how confident Mia is sounding like. I mean, not being afraid of showing off her… um, nakedness? You don’t see many people like that, haha.

    Yup, totally get what you mean about NA having the same-old stuff. Tragic past and then one girl or guy comes around and you have hot sex and boom — everything from your past is forgotten. I’m so glad that BOOMERANG wasn’t exactly like that, and a book that makes you laugh — in a good way, obvs — is a good book, IMO.

    Thanks for putting this book on my radar, Mitchii! I don’t usually go for contemporaries, especially those in the NA genre, but BOOMERANG sounds like a fascinating read and the romance sounds alright, which is a plus. I might give it a try someday! Lovely review :D

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