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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Boomerang by Noelle August [Review]

Title: Boomerang
Author: Noelle August
Publisher:William Morrow (HarperCollins)
Genre: New Adult
ISBN: 0062341162
Source: Received from publisher for honest review.
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?

This book is definitely a cute summer read. A few words on the new New Adult genre; the more I read of New Adult the more I'm beginning to like it. It's a great hybrid between YA and Women's Fiction though be warned, there is some sexy time in this book which may not be appropriate for younger YA. You have been warned.

We begin Boomerang with Mia and Ethan, our two lovely protagonists who are engaged in a bit of intense hanky panky. They were out celebrating and ended up sharing their hangover together the following morning before rushing out to start their new jobs... which just happen to be together! They are the new Marketing interns at an up and coming dating site, though faculty relationships is an instant disqualification to the single position they have at the end of their unpaid stay.

This book touched on more serious topics than I originally expected it to. I was greatly impressed with Mia who is an aspiring film maker whose mother is a famous photographer in her own right. Mia wants to make it in the business on her own which is something I really respected about her. She  comes from a line of strong independent women, her Nana was a Civil Rights activist who taught her the true meaning of strength, and is now the subject of her film that she is hoping to be the start of her career.

Ethan has a different story, he comes from a humble background though he has spent the past four years of his life being a college soccer star and now needs a job to help pay off some loans.

These two though completely different, work together wonderfully. Their relationship is one that I enjoyed and one that appealed to me until the book was finished.

Every college student knows the pressures that comes with the college life. One of the most beneficial and most stressful is the internship. Internships are often unpaid chances to work within a company and pretty much show whether your 40k education is actually worth anything or not. From my experience with internships and college in general, what Mia and Ethan experience in Boomerang is pretty accurate.

Overall: This book is full of missteps and some light drama. It is enjoyable and definitely worth a look for anyone wanting a fun summer read!

I will be checking out the rest in this series when they become available and I can't wait to see some more Boomerang!


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