Friday, July 11, 2014

Book Review: Boomerang

Boomerang (Boomerang, #1)Author: Noelle August
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Series: Boomerang # 1

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 want someone who just wants me, without question. And I want to want him back. And just go for it.

I want the kind of love that feels like an arrow snapping from a bow – sharp, inevitable, soaring.

I wonder if Ethan feels like I do sometimes. Like I’m playing at adulthood. At being confident in totally strange situations.

I'm screwed because of his smile, because of that dimple that deepens when he laughs, his straight, even teeth, perfect except for one slightly turned incisor...I'm screwed, most of all, because of his kindness, which radiates from every pore. His passion, when he lets himself talk about things he loves...I'm screwed because of him, all of him. My body and my brain are conspiring against me here, but I can't let myself give in to them.

Boomerang is the start to a wonderful New Adult series that is sure to please many readers. The New Adult genre has really taken readers by storm here lately, and I too am on this bandwagon because the genre is just exquisite. The first book in this series tells the story of Mia and Ethan, who share a crazy, exciting night together and then find out the next day that they are both working an internship at the same place, Boomerang, a dating site started by a young business guru. To make matters worse, they soon find out that only one of them will be hired on in the fall, so they are competing against each other. As they spend more time together, they start to fall for each other and that only complicates things so much more.

The opening pages of this book pulled me in with their humor, wit, and promise of a fun, fast-paced story. I soon discovered that the entire book promised all of this as well. The book was so well-written that the words just flew off the page and I was finished with the book before I knew it. I was sad to finish this book, and I tried to postpone finishing it as long as I could. This book is the perfect beach or pool read for the summer. I was very excited to see that this is going to be a series because not only was it so easy to read, but I fell in love with the idea of Boomerang, the dating site, and all the drama that goes on there.

Mia and Ethan went well together; their personalities complement each other so well. Neither wants to outright admit their obvious feelings for each other. This was not an instant romance, but the chemistry was their all along and that is how I think a true romance should be written. I was able to fall in love with the characters as they were falling in love with each other. They were both thoroughly developed, and readers are able to see a little into their pasts and home lives. This is going to be an amazing series that many readers will be raving about soon!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at William Morrow in exchange for my honest review***

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