Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August!

Title: Boomerang 
Author: Noelle August 
Published: August 7, 2014 
Genre: New Adult
Source: ARC from Veronica Rossi PH
The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to, 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?
        I didn’t know what to expect about this novel. I’ve read Veronica Rossi’s books but it’s a YA novel AND a dystopian so it’s a little different with New Adult. I haven’t heard about Lorin Oberweger though. To sum it all up, I haven’t got a clue if this will be a good one or not. One thing I do know when I finished: It was not good. It was a great read.

This book hit me in the face pretty hard. Trust me when I say that the very first sentence in the story will make you laugh. And it didn’t stop there. I was giggling, chuckling and laughing all throughout the novel. I especially liked the dual POV. It made both sides (the male and female) transparent, which made it easy for me to understand where they’re coming from. The questions every chapter was enlightening, at the same time brilliant. The situations the characters are always in made me laugh my arse out. I don’t know how the two authors wrote this book but it they’d done it right. Whatever they did, it worked fabulously, especially the humor in this one. 

Ethan is one of the few main male characters I loved. He didn’t act like a jerk with Mia. He didn’t have to be a manwhore. He was not the typical YA/NA bad boy that seems to flood most books these days. He was sweet, nice, hot and naughty. 

Mia is a heroine that didn’t swoon over hot domineering guys. Maybe she was that girl before, but not right now. And Ethan certainly won’t ask her for it. Not every man is like Kyle, the tool. And Ethan teaches Mia that lesson.

The story revolves around stepping out of a shadow and making it into the big world after college. (Coincidently, I was looking for a job when reading this.) Fate has a sick sense of humor, much like BOOMERANG, minus the sick. For readers looking for a sweet story or steamy scenes, Boomerang will give you both and much more.

P.S. Maybe the story of Adam or Cookie next time? I would love to read about them.
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.

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