Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - BOOMERANG by NOELLE AUGUST - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - WILLIAM MORROW BOOKS





By: Noelle August
Published By: William Morrow
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital copy for honest review, 304 Pages

RATING: 4.25 SMEXI ETHAN & ADAM STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads 

The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to Boomerang.com, 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?


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

One says, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,”


which means my life is definitely beginning.



Right. Now.


Boomerang, by the writing team Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger, writing under the pen name, Noelle August, was a light and fun read.

The start drew me in, it slowed down for a reasonable amount for me and then it took off again.

Mia and Ethan wind up in a cab after a big night out heading in the same direction the next morning. Fate would have them playing against each other and an attraction that can only be itched.

So that’s my answer, the sum total of what drove me here like a lunatic. I have to accept that he wants but doesn’t want me. I don’t have to accept that he’s meant for someone else.

Ethan has too much on the line to break company policy. Mia needs the internship to start her film career.

And I’d turn this internship with one of the biggest media companies in the country into a real film career where I could find myself, find my style, not just the styles I’d been parroting during my years in school.


But can they stay away from each other?


“God, you’re sexy when you spout statistics.”

“And you’re sexy when you breathe.”


Rawrrrrr...rrrr...


Mia’s mum is a famous photographer and I have to say some of my fave parts were with Mia’s family. I really dug her mum and dad. They are totally cool people and a little quirky.

“As you can see,” my mother tells Ethan. “My daughter’s my muse.”

From Ethan’s perspective it probably looks more like shrooms are my mother’s muse, though as far as I know she’s never done a drug in her life.



Ethan comes from a family who own a bowling alley. He can slay those pins down with his soccer prowess.

Both Mia and Ethan are only twenty one years old. I really liked the both of them.

I did have a chuckle at Cookie and Candy.

“Yeah. Cookie. She’s going to keep making it tough for either of us to get this job. Though I don’t know why.”

“Maybe an intern killed her mother.”

I laugh. “Or her missing triplet, Cupcake.”



Speaking of Cookie, will she thaw or stay the icy person that she portrays to Ethan and Mia?

“I guess we can keep working on her, try to thaw her out a bit.”


“Wow, Cookie,” I say. “You look --“ Don’t say, ‘almost human,” my brain begs me, and for once I listen. “Nice.”


Jason and Isis, Ethan’s roomies are a really great couple and I enjoyed Skyler and Beth who are Mia’s friends.

“Looking good, but you could use a little lipstick.”

“What have you got with you?”

“You like this?” she asks, pointing to the bright poppy stain on her full lips.

“It’s gorgeous.Can--“

Beth grabs my face and plants a firm kiss on my lips.

“Voila!”




“You don’t wait around for anyone or anything. But with boys, you act like goddamn Sleeping Beauty. Like they’re the only ones with choices to make.”


Awwww Nana. She is so sweet, and... and ... well, I can’t say.

Adam Blackwood is only twenty two and he is worth a ridiculous sum of money at his age, he owns Boomerang the rebound dating service.

Raylene Powers , one of Boomerangs clients, at first look, she irritated me and made me think that dating services have some scarey people on their books, but, then Raylene surprised both me and Ethan.

Rhett, Coach Sweat , grew on me the more I read.

“Where’s Coach Sweat?” Tyler asks me. A few of the other boys chime in.


I love Ethan’s group of soccer boys he coaches. I really enjoyed that side of this story. I liked watching Ethan’s good heart and how he talked with the little men. I loved the names these boys gave themselves when they were playing a game of Ten Pin Bowling. Heheheee, they all sound like my son. He would behave like that...still does!

A story about love lost, love found an internship that has only one winner, it rides on the Boomerang booth in Vegas and whose display was the best. Mia and Ethan think outside the box and break a rule or two.

Who will get it?

* waggles eyebrows *

He folds his arms across his chest. “Well, I have to say you two surprised me.” And that’s all he says.


“Lord, I’m confused,” says Paolo.

Heheheeee. Paolo, is quite good value.

I have an itch to know more about Adam.

Adam is twenty two, only a year older than me, and already president of a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Of course, it helps when you start your first company at fifteen. He went to Princeton, evidenced by the tiger on his desk, and Boomerang is the third company he's founded.

Last night at Duke’s when we met for a drink, it felt like every woman in the place orbited our table.


How can someone so young, just a year older than me, look like he sprang from the womb in Armani?
Yup! This lad sounds too yummy not to get a HEA.

I was a bit nervous about reading an office romance, this turned out to be a fun, light, sexy read with some characters I want to read more about.

Michelle




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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2 comments:

  1. Cookie! I want a cookie. This review is making me crave for a cookie. And to answer the rafflecopter question, yes I have been a secret admirer. I think that's part and parcel of anyone's pubescent years which may or may not recur as we get older. I'll leave it at that, I don't want to embarrass myself with anecdotes about those embarrassing times

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    1. Cookies!! LOL! Did you get yourself a cookie? Cookie is quite a fun character in her own looking-down-her-nose-at-you way :D

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