Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August (ARC)

Title: Boomerang
Author: Noelle August
Rating: 5 stars

Source: e-ARC from Edelweiss

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Goodreads 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?

My Review

When I first heard of this book, I was absolutely hooked. I have to admit I haven’t read anything from any of the authors (Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger), although Rossi’s Under The Never Sky is on my TBR. The blurb of the book and the cover design got me.

The general concept of the story is not that new to me. You know, boy-girl hook ups and then they end up co-workers, or in this case co-interns. Suffice to say, I like those kinds of stories because I like how the characters maneuver their ways out of awkward situation, which is funny and insightful at the same time. What made this book stand out among the others in the same genre is that it is a lighter read. It is not too overly dramatic, which is annoying sometimes. It’s just the right mix of humor, drama and romance.

I love Mia’s character. I absolutely do. I love films as much as I love books. Her character is easy to relate with. I love her wisdom and her humor. I loved Ethan too! He’s an ideal guy, total keeper. What I really liked between these two is how they managed (or not manage) to keep their hands off each other because of the “no-dating” company policy. But seriously, they handled it well, most of the time. Which is a good thing, less drama, more maturity.

This book exceeded my expectations. I loved every bits of it. The humor, flirting and romance, and even the complications and drama, it’s really amazing how all of these things are packed together and beautifully written in one book.

I would totally recommend this book.

 

About the Author

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.

Author Links:

Veronica Rossi: Twitter | Goodreads | Website

Lorin Oberweger: Twitter | Goodreads 

 

 

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