Title: Boomerang (Boomerang #1)
Author: Noelle August
Release Date: July 8th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Age Group: New Adult
Source: eARC for blog tour
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 the kind of book to hook a reader right from page one. It is the usual NA - steamy and dramatic and all that jazz - but it packs a punch with its hilariousness. Seriously. I was reading it in a train full of people and I had to stifle a laugh that would have been boisterous at best. Phew.
Hurrying down a narrow hall, I catch glimpses of sports photographs and motivational posters with soaring eagles and mountaintop sunrises. One says, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone," which means my life is definitely beginning. Right. Now.Imagine waking up beside your one-night stand partner - your hot one-night stand partner, and not remember anything that happened. If you're one for such activity, then it's okay, right? No biggie. Then your partner wakes up too, and you both prepare to go to work. Still okay. You share a cab because the two of you are going to the same general direction, but when you get there, you go into the same building, into the same elevator, and drop off at the same floor, into the same office, and start your first day at the same job.
But that's life for Mia and Ethan, new interns for the dating site Boomerang, and they have to get over their maddening attraction to each other if they want the job at the end of their internship - and to keep the internship in the first place. With the book written in their alternating POVs, these characters just leaped off the page, and it was truly enjoyable to read about them tackling the challenges that most people in their early twenties face, particularly in the professional aspect of their lives.
"Can you even breathe?" she asks.
"Barely, but I don't think I'll be able to eat anything."
"You're just trying to avoid my mother's cooking."
"No way. Sulfuric acid is my favorite."Mia and Ethan have the kind of chemistry that I fall for in the blink of an eye. They are those lovers who are also best friends; they can communicate with their eyes and, together, they just feel so right, perfect in every way. And because most of this book is them trying to prove that they don't belong together, most of this book is also me wanting to reach into the pages to push them into each other until they stuck. Talk about secondhand sexual frustration.
The bottomline: Boomerang is the NA book for you if you're still iffy about trying the genre (which you shouldn't be). And it's not totally about the romance; it's also filled with family and friendship that gave the book so much more personality. As with other NA series, the sequel is sounding more like a companion novel, but I am excited.
MY FAVORITE PART is Mia and Ethan going on their first work-required dates =))
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.