Bounce by Noelle August (ARC)

bounceTitle: Bounce (Boomerang, #3)
Author: Noelle August
Publication Date: August 25th 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Rating: ★★★★
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Synopsis

Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part.

Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood, plants on her—a kiss that feels very real and not at all “acted. ”

After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs around the studio, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought.

Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.

I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and it made me realize how much I missed reading the Boomerang series! It was fun to revisit the characters who were previously featured in the series, especially Ethan and Mia!

Bounce features the story of Grey, Adam Blackwood’s younger brother and a musician on the rise, and Skyler, Mia’s roommate, an aspiring actress and musician as well. The two had hit it off early in the book, insta-attraction if I may say but the romance between them was slowly built up and not rushed. Besides, they’ve got great chemistry which was cool to follow along.

“Being lost means you’re searching. It means you’re trying to get somewhere, understand something.”

Both characters were written well. They have lots of things in common like family troubles and being in the music scene which solidified their connection besides them being attracted to each other. It was really cool to see their relationship grow and not be solely based on lust and attraction to each other.

Noelle August brought back the good times I had while reading Boomerang and Rebound. This wad just as amazing, as the first two were. I can’t say if this was my favorite among the three but this book definitely gave me the feels and the thrill of reading a quality novel. It’s so damn realistic but not so much being overly dramatic. It’s a light but heartfelt NA novel. I love that it not only tackles romance but friendships and family as well. I also love the music references like Fall Out Boy, OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons!!! They’re some of my favorite bands haha!

“The things that last are the things that matter.”

I’d definitely recommend this book and the first two in the series. The characters are lovable, writing is spot-on. If only there’s a next book (Beth and Titus maybe??), but hey I really enjoyed the heck out of reading the series.

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