Sunday, February 15, 2015

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: BOOMERANG BY NOELLE AUGUST.

Title: Boomerang
Series: Boomerang #1
Author: Noelle August
Edition: Paperback
Publication: William Morrow (HarperCollins) / July 8, 2014
Source: Finished copy provided by Fullybooked
Pages: 325
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Trailer: Not available.

Synopsis:

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?
I haven't read a lot of New Adult novels lately so when I was asked to review Boomerang by Noelle August, I couldn't pass up the chance. I've been wanting to read this book since last year so thank you Fullybooked for the review copy.

Mia woke up naked in someone else's bedroom. She couldn't remember how she got there and who the guy she's with is. Worst, she can't locate her panties. What she realized though is that she has to rush to her new office, it's her first day of being an intern. The guy -- Ethan -- needs to be somewhere else too only to realize they are headed to the same office, interning to same company. It would have been good news to them because their sexual desire for each other is unbelievably strong, but Boomerang's company policy hinders them and the company will only hire one. They have to beat each other to land the job. But Ethan's distracted by Mia and Mia couldn't get Ethan off of her mind. They have to decide which is important: the job or to be together.

Boomerang was such a fun read. I may have found it a little shallow because the plot is too typical and predictable and I may have wrapped it up as a novel that most of the time focuses on the intense sexual needs, I still enjoyed it. I couldn't stop giggling and smiling because a.) I liked how the alternating POV was laid out, the flow was crisp and it was fun knowing what the other character's thoughts are immediately b.) both characters are relatable. Their dilemmas are things that most of us have faced in real life and I saw bits and pieces of myself through these characters c.) There’s just something I liked about the writing. It was so conventional and conversational I just flew through the book with so much smile in my face. That is what I enjoyed so much in Boomerang, the light and bubbly premise.

Mia’s character was described as perfect if you try to imagine her. I almost hated that aspect but then I realized Ethan is the one describing her and I started appreciating it. Ethan sees her in such a special way, a cheesy way but its romantic, swoon worthy even. Mia is an achiever that even personal circumstances didn’t stop her from giving her assigned task the best she could. And Ethan complimented her character. This story perfectly presented how women take simple words from people they care about while men are showcased by how they hide and contemplate their true emotion. Complicated yes, but it is the absolute reality.

Boomerang is a fast-paced romance I adored. It’s full of romance that toys emotionally and physically. It puts smile on your lips and doesn't stop there: it tickles the heart too. Humorous and delicious, Boomerang is a must read!

Boomerang is available in Fullybooked and thank you so much for the review copy!


"Suddenly we're trapped in a staring contest. Her gaze is so direct and her green eyes are like prisms. They hold so much light inside them. There are questions and jokes and stories in her eyes. I know right then I want this again. To be looked at by her again."
"Best thing in the world is winning something you really fought for. And it doesn't matter if it's your thing. Make it your thing."
"We're all scared of giving up the power of being the person who cares less."

 GIVEAWAY TIME!

Fullybooked is giving away a finished paperback copy of Boomerang! This giveaway is open for PH residents only (sorry international peeps) and ends on February 28! Enter below and goodluck!

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