Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

24 July, 2014 Reviews 4 comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Boomerang by Noelle AugustBoomerang by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Published by William Morrow Books on July 8th 20114
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
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three-half-stars

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?

Boomerang is a distinctly familiar book. It’s like fanfiction and manga made a baby. It’s got that same kind of delicious story setup, constantly sprinkling of sexual tension as if it were a serial trying to keep the crowd coming back, and then a sweet, bubblegum ending that pops satisfyingly from a bubble of delight.

Mia and Ethan meet up for a one night stand only to realise the next day that they’re both competing as interns for the same position at the same company, Boomerang, a dating site. Shenanigans ensue, romantic tension is had and they both really want to bang despite a no-banging rule between company employees.

Boomerang is a little like ice cream. Perfect for what it is. Like ice cream it’s delicious, sweet and will give you brain freeze if you have too much of it. It’s a beach read. A summer read. Neither taxing on ze little grey cells nor emotionally challenging. But it’s not meant to be any of those things. It achieves exactly what it’s meant to be – sexy, flirty, fun with a sprinkling of comedy.

If that’s what you’re in the mood for, then you’re going to be very satisfied with Boomerang.

I think, ultimately, it’s the perfect length. Any longer and I would have gotten seriously bored, and the legitimate plot tension between Mia and Ethan was somewhat underplayed whilst the romantic tension was pretty much perfect for me.

But I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to a future endeavour from Veronica Rossi that is far less romance driven. I like these novels, but rarely love them. Boomerang felt too much like stuff I’d read before for me to truly get into it.

Over all, I liked the smart, funny read for what it was.

Kat Kennedy

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4 Responses to “Review: Boomerang by Noelle August”

  1. Asma A.J

    You sold it to me when you described it as a book that is what it is, and not much more. And that it’s a light summer read. I like the cute synopsis, and if it’s funny, then all the more reason I should check it out.

    Thank you for the review!

  2. Farah K

    I don’t know if I should say this, but this seems like a very polite review. I still can’t reach the halfway point of this book. And although I do love Veronica Rossi’s series Under the Never Sky (and i understand that this a completely different genre as well as a collaboration) I don’t find it as engaging. And why it’s set out as a trilogy is beyond me.
    Thanks for reviewing!

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