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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  5,819 ratings  ·  833 reviews
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
Paperback, 325 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published June 10th 2014)
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Melissa (Ever So Mela)
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Melissa (Ever So Mela) by: Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Shelves: new-adult, na-romance
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I'm astounded by this book of awesomeness. For reals.

A show of hands for those who are tired of NA leads with a tragic past.

A show of hands for those who are bored with the the manwhore and the virgin trope.

A show of hands for those who are fed up with the weird healing sex.

A show of hands for those who are sick and tired of the constant slut shamming just to make the female lead look better.

A show of hands for those who are tired of never seeing any real friendship b
Aj the Ravenous Reader

Boomerang is a very enjoyable and adorable NA read. It’s the perfect choice for the Holidays. It’s something I was completely able to enjoy and I finished it in a day. It’s fun and light and the premise is really hilarious. One night stand turns to internship/job competition turns to romance turns eventually to love. It’s definitely my kind of NA, NA without the A for Angst. Lol. It was like watching a rom-com movie and I was pretty much entertained. It was the perfect past time while I was wait
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ by: Kat Stark

Edit : after reading several crappy NA, I'm bumping up my rating of this one. It may have dragged a little in the middle, I don't care. So, so much better.

Just look at the cover . Have you seen the cover? See the colors? Well, now that I look at it, there're not that much color but you know what? To read this book was like flying through colorful bubbles and yes, absolutely, I'm sure that would be an awesome experience. No?

The only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars is the fact t
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5 Sweet, Refreshing, Funny stars

Wow, I can't believe it. I just read a book in the N/A genre that wasn't filled with clichés or annoying, immature characters. It's a miracle....

I first heard about this book a few days ago when a glowing friend review went through my newsfeed, (thanks, Francesca!). When I looked up the book, I saw that Veronica Rossi co-wrote the book under a pen name which further convinced me to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! It was a very enjoyable, well writt
Jul 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
id rather swallow a tide pod than ever read this again
Wendy Darling
Well, this was fun! I had heard such great things about this book from my friend Karen at FWIW, but I approached this with some trepidation since I wasn't a huge fan of UNDER THE NEVER SKY. This turned out to be such a flirty and sexy story, though, and a really enjoyable addition to the NA genre. Plus it's actually about that age post-college when you're embarking on your career. There's some escapist/strains credibility rom-com type stuff, but I didn't really mind that. And big, big points for ...more
Veronica Rossi writing NA?

It's like Christmas.
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always

"If you want to get somewhere, you accept it. Successful people live their lives in a damn hurry."

After seeing all the positive reviews for this one on my various feeds, I just had to try it out for myself. Now that I'm done reading it... I can see what all the fuss is about, but personally, it wasn't my cup of tea. Fans of the new adult genre (and maybe even cheesy romantic films) will clearly enjoy this one more than I did, since I'm not a fan of either.

If there was one thing I appreciated
Robin (Bridge Four)
I do not read much New Adult (NA), usually it is just a Young Adult (YA) with sex and tragic childhoods thrown in. But if Boomerang is indicative of what the NA genre is evolving into I will be reading more in the future.

This was a super fun romantic comedy with interesting characters that are just starting out in life in their very first internship. It is the slot in life right after college when you are trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your life and you are sure at some point y
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics
This is a great example of new-adult being at its best.

I loved this one. It had actual plot. It had blushing moments. Attraction between two people, & it wasn't just lust. It was romantic, cute & adorable.

When Mia Galliano wakes up at the house of a complete stranger, she cannot remember a single thing about the things she & the stranger, Ethan Vance, did. None of them seems to remember a thing. It's not actually like them to do one-night-stands. This morning they woke up & they left together, t
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Boomerang by Noelle August
Book One of the Boomerang series
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Source: Copy bought from Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 film
Jaime Arkin
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 pr
You know while reading the devastating It ends with us, I sandwiched reading it with this book and Fallen Crest High which is yet to be reviewed. Boomerang is so refreshing because it was exactly what I needed after the whirling emotions I got from the Colleen Hoover book. It was fun and flirty with just the right amount of steam and dirt .. bahahaha

The romance is something that I really like in this book because they it didn't have the insta-love which people really hate but they don't deny tha
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t know that Noelle August was the pseudonym for
Veronica Rossi until I finished this novel.
Under the Never Sky! Duh!!

The author makes the characters relatable, flawed, and interesting. One minor issue: Adam, the boss, is one character I find unrealistic. Overall, the storyline is fun, real and sexy. Ethan is one swoon worthy hero!!
#no OTT drama # not dat steamy # not smut# refreshing NA #stand-alone
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
If Julie James's Practice Makes Perfect had a half-child, Boomerang would be the result. And, since Practice Makes Perfect is my favorite James novel, of course I fell for Boomerang. For those of you who don't know, Practice Makes Perfect chronicles the blooming romance between two lawyers who compete for exactly one prestigious position in their firm. Boomerang, similarly, is the love story of two young, ambitious, and disastrously attractive interns competing for one job opening at Boomerang, ...more
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
Noelle August is a hot new name on the New Adult landscape. I knew I’d love Boomerang’s humor and chemistry even before I opened the book because Veronica Rossi is a queen and I adore her books. I had, must admit, never heard of Lorin Oberweger before, but turns out that she has starred Kirkus reviews and everything as a ghostwriter so should speak volume about her talent as well. So yes, Boomerang was a must after I read the synopsis and I may as well tell you all about my thoughts on this fun, ...more
Stuti Rai
borrring borrrrrrring borrrrrring

Zombies. Welcome to our generation of them brain-sucking undead oysters=> possibilities. The world is full to the brim of oysters, if you're in the right place at the right time reading the right book.

Or should I rewrite that sentence with 'wrongs'?

Books are turning me into zombies. What's the one symptom of a zombie? Their language consists of a short vocabulary whose words they drawl like two-sizes short stretch/leather pants. As if they're from the fucking 80
Pure fluff! Rom-com was very predictable, but fun none the less. Steamy but not raunchy.
Christine PNW
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
New Adult is definitely not my genre - I am far too much of a curmudgeon to enjoy reading about the smexy exploits of characters young enough to be my daughter. This is actually literal, since my daughter is 20, a junior in college, so I am constantly left with a semi-uncomfortable sense of voyeurism when I read romances that are more or less about her in a general sense.

Having said that, this was reasonably cute and the characters weren't entirely annoying. It doesn't fall into many of the NA t
Absolutely recommended if you hate the typical angst-overloaded New Adult titles (or those trying to cash in on the hype, ugh) and just want to read about two 21-year-olds trying to find their way post-college, who just happen to be seriously attracted to each other AND vying for the same job!

None of that "I'm a shy virgin ooooh he's a tattooed bad boy!" crap, just realistic and well-written characters unafraid of their own sexuality, fabulous friendships, genuine chemistry... damn it, if only a
Kristin Hackett (Merrily Kristin)
Originally posted on Super Space Chick:

Boomerang by Noelle August is the first book in a companion trilogy (a la Anna and the French Kiss) by Noelle August (who also write’s novels as Veronica Rossi) and it’s my first foray into New Adult (or rather, contemporary NA because A Court of Thorns and Roses is technically Fantasy NA). The story follows a girl named Mia and a guy named Ethan who have what they believe to be a one night stand until they figure out the next morning that they’re both star
Jacob Proffitt
Very entertaining, though sometimes frustrating. I fell in love almost immediately with both Ethan and Mia. On their own, they're nearly irresistible. Mia with her confidence, strength and vulnerability. Ethan with his kindness, enthusiasm, and uncertainty. But you can see right from the start how well they fit together and what an incredible team they are going to become and that was absolutely enthralling.

Which is where the tension comes from. I wanted them together right from the very start s
3.5 stars
This book was super fun and light. I read it in two sittings and recommend it for those of you that just want to pick up a light book about two young adults that have the hots for each other. lol

This book started out really great. I liked how the beginning reminded me of the beginning of Grey's Anatomy a bit, and within just the first few chapters I really thought that this was going to be a very fun, lighthearted book that I'd really enjoy. But honestly, it was a bit of a let down.

Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has been sitting on my book shelf for so long, so I was very excited when I pulled this from my TBR Jar as my read for January. Based on the cover, I knew I was in for a cute, fun New Adult romance and that's exactly what I got!

Mia is an aspiring filmmaker who is banking on the internship with to finally land her a job. Ethan is just looking to pay off his debts and make a living, so he needs the opportunity of a job after his unpaid internship. After a one night stand,
Kat Kennedy
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.
Paula M

Not amazing but it really made me laugh. A lot. And the guys POV is impressive.
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Aw, I didn't expect to cry because of this book, too! Geez. But I loved it...different than I was expecting but in the best possible way. :D


An advance copy of this novel was provided in exchange for an honest review.

This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

I wonder if Ethan feels like I do sometimes. Like I'm playing at adulthood. At being confident in totally strange situations.

So, I'm not the biggest fan of NA usually, but I keep giving it the benefit of the doubt an
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

I have been so excited to read this book ever since I found out that Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger were having not one but multiple book love children in the form of the Boomerang series.  Boomerang was a fun, sweet, and sexy romantic comedy that kept me entertained from the very first page.
"I want someone who just wants me, without question. And I want to want him back. And just go for it."

The opening scene of this book was absolutely hilarious.  The beginning of the book played out ju
This was a nice suprise. Didn't really know what I could expect, since there aren't many reviews from my friends. But I ended up really enjoying it. It was fun, enjoyable and cute. ...more
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strangers brought together by fate, professionally and unprofessionally, and their journey in a country that will nurture dreams if you’re persistent, driven and resilient enough to hang on to some fucking jackass people who will attempt to drag you down. Winning formula and yet I was still rather bored.

Boomerang had a thing or two over other NA books: a series of fantastic reviews, a heck of an intriguing premise, quite the authors penning it and a cover that, albeit is not the absolute b
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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 wi

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