Monday, 16 June 2014

Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Title: Boomerang (Boomerang #1)
Author: Noelle August
Release date: July 15th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 298
Source: Edelweiss

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?

Boomerang is the product of a collaboration between Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger, and it's one of the most original and light-hearted New Adult novels I've read. It's cute and witty with lots of romance and drama throughout.

Mia wakes up in Ethan's bed after a night neither of them can remember, but it sure as hell seemed amazing. But things get awkward as they end up sharing a cab to the same place, where they're both sharing an internship they thought would be their own. Moreover, only one of them will get a job after the internship, so they're competing for the position. Both want the job for their own reasons, and they won't let anything stand in their way. But Ethan and Mia can't help the attraction between them, and the time they spend together at Boomerang just makes their final destination harder to focus on.

We get both Mia and Ethan's perspectives, which is always great in an NA novel. We get to see both sides of the story, and I loved getting to know their characters. Also, I loved that this book is significantly longer than most of the NAs I've read previously. There's an actual plotline, and a lot of things happen. It's all fantastic!

Mia and Ethan's characters don't really jump out at you as anything noteworthy in the beginning, but as I got to know them, I began loving them. They're both from very different sides - Mia comes from wealth and her mother is a quite well-known artist, who uses Mia as her muse. But Mia wants to make her own life, and pursuing a job at Boomerang will help her get there.

Ethan, on the other hand, desperately needs the job as an income source after college. He's an incredible soccer player, even won a scholarship to UCLA. But college is over, and it's time to join the real world. Ethan and Mia have a lot of differences throughout the novel, but it's obvious how much they care about one another. Ethan's really protective of her, and his thoughts somehow always keep returning to the girl he's competing with for the Boomerang job. The same goes for Mia - she can't stop thinking about Ethan, and even considers giving up the job chase for him.

But reality sets in, and they know they both have to strive to get what they feel is theirs. You can take that sentence both ways - referring to both the job and each other. I loved reading Ethan and Mia's story, and I was very satisfied with the ending. Both authors have done an awesome job with this, and I'm eager to see what's in store for us next!

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4/5


  1. I can't wait to read this! I love Veronica Rossi's books so when I heard she was writing a NA book I added it to my TBR list right away :) Great review!

  2. Great review! I'm really looking forward to reading Boomerang. I'm itching for a new adult contemp. The story sounds intriguing!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life

  3. Seems like a nice read! Great review! :D

  4. This sounds like a really heated romance, haha. I couldn't think of ever being in that situation - the taxi, the job and the battle for it afterwards. It does sound like Ethan needs it more from what it looks like in this review, but I can also see why Mia wants it too; it's her escape. A book I can't wait to read!


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