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?
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.
Boomerang by Noelle August
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Veronica Rossi could email me her grocery list and I would probably print it out and put it on my bookshelf, so when I heard she was writing (as part of a team) a New Adult title I’m pretty sure I squealed in joy.
I have a special place in my heart for this genre… mostly because I want to love it. I love reading about this age group and there is so much potential in the way of stories! BUT there are a handful of authors that I can count on to fill my heart with just enough swoons and smut and provide a wonderful story that has the perfect amount of drama, and Noelle August (Rossi & Oberweger) are now on that list.
First, lets talk about that cover. It screams lighthearted and fun, and that is just what this book was for me. From the get go you know it’s going to be a wonderful ride when Mia Galliano wakes up in the bed of Ethan Vance. After a night of celebratory drinking they can’t exactly remember what occurred … or didn’t occur in said bed though. But there is no time to waste thinking about it because they’re both late for where they need to be.
One awkward taxi ride later, they find themselves standing outside Boomerang Headquarters… together. And they find out very quickly that they are both in competition for the same position at the end of the summer and that the company has a strict no dating policy.
The best thing about this book is that the drama isn’t over done – so often I pick up a book in this genre and find that everything is done to the extreme. Not the case here, and I can’t tell you enough how nice it is to find something that everyone will be able to enjoy.
Mia & Ethan are wonderfully layered characters that I found myself enjoying immensely. There wasn’t a single thing I didn’t like about either of them, and that had me cheering for everything to work out in the end.
The added layer that they work for a dating service just makes the situations these two get into so much fun and each chapter starts with a question that one might ask while trying to get to know someone new.
And if you’re looking for the swoons then holy crap you guys… Ethan brings it.
“I brush her lips with mine. This isn’t our first kiss, but it sure as hell feels that way, and it seems important, somehow, to be tender with her.”
But seriously, if you’re looking for a fun, lighthearted romance that will have you laughing and swooning, you definitely NEED to pick up Boomerang when it arrives. I’ll just be over here anxiously awaiting the next book in this series (and to be honest anything by these ladies).
Thank you to William Morrow and Edelweiss for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!