In Review: Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August

Posted June 30, 2014 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 3 Comments

In Review: Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle AugustBoomerang by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: eARC, 304 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

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?


in review my thoughts

I learned something important today: I must read author bios more closely when I do promo posts. Why? you may ask. What does this have to do with Boomerang? I HAD NO IDEA NOELLE AUGUST WAS REALLY VERONICA ROSSI AND ANOTHER AUTHOR WRITING TOGETHER. Ok, now I feel better.

Seriously, I loved this book. It was everything I could want in a new adult book. It was sassy and sexy, sweet and funny. When Mia awakens naked with total(ly gorgeous) stranger Ethan, she doesn’t remember the details of how they met or what they did together. She also doesn’t know that things are about to get a whole lot more interesting for both of them as they realize that not only their internships are with the same company, but that they’re competing for a coveted position within Boomerang.

Boomerang might be a dating company, but they have a strict policy that forbids coworkers from dating each other. So no matter the attraction and chemistry they shared, a relationship of any kind between Mia and Ethan is out of the question while they’re both interning with Boomerang. The full-time job that’s up for grabs is something both characters desperately want/needs, so they’re willing to try to put a cap on their attraction and see what happens. Of course, the more they work together, the more difficult it is to resist each other – and it’s even harder to watch the other person go on the requisite dates with Boomerang clients. Things were bound to begin to get messy.

Mia and Ethan were absolute GOLD together. Not only did they have the sassy and sarcastic banter I love in books like this, but they complemented each other perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship grow as they spent more time together for work. Of course, it was even more fun to read along as the oh-so-fuzzy details of their night together began to come back to them. Steamy! But, more than the steam factor was the actual slow burn with which their relationship built. There were some great, swoony moments in this book that gave me all kinds of feels.

I’m so excited about this new series. This was one of those books I didn’t know much about before I sat down to read it, but once I started, I couldn’t think of putting it down. I can’t wait until boss man Adam gets his own book this fall!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.


About Noelle August

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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3 responses to “In Review: Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August

  1. Whoa. I didn’t know Veronica Rossi had part in writing this book. That’s so cool. I also love the premise. I’m not going to lie but learning about who wrote this book is a big motivator as to why I’d like to read it.