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Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.

But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.

288 pages, ebook

First published February 10, 2015

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Noelle August

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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 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.

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356 reviews626 followers
September 23, 2015
Boomerang Review
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Sad to say this felt lacking...

...or more like the same as Boomerang, except much less fun. The dynamics felt exactly the same, the only difference being that I didn't like Alison as much as I did Mia. She lacked everything Mia had in spades. No wonder Ethan dumped her ass.

It just felt like everything I loved about Boomerang, the absence of angst and drama, was found here at every corner. It was such a slow read and, something it does have in common with Boomerang, ridiculously predictable. Not even exaggerating, I could tell you how every single scene was going to play out before reading it.

And, back to Alison, she was a freaking hypocrite. I hated the way she felt about her father-granted, he was an ass-judging him at every corner when she did the exact same thing to Ethan. Like, where the hell where your morals there, huh?!? She acted high and mighty and her excuse for it just made me want to push her off a bridge. That shit did not roll with me. At least if she had to balls to say she cheated on Ethan just because she wanted to and saw the opportunity, I would have had more respect for her.

As for Adam, well, I felt indifferent towards him. At least when he was with Alison. But being with Grey, or Rhett, or Cookie, that's when he shone. I also never really got why they were into each other. I understand if it was just physical attraction, but love? No, can't say that really ever came into play in my eyes.

So, in the end this was just more one to the pile of NA reads that I'll probably forget within two days. Nothing stood out or made it original.Not saying it was bad, just not enough, you know?

Off to read about Grey. Also, I would like to read a story about Beth, one about Brook, one about Sadie, and Pippa, and you know what? The whole gang. I want one for everybody. Ok, bye.

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1,608 reviews1,481 followers
March 8, 2015
3.5 Mistakes make life worthwhile stars

What happens when two people who are normally totally pinned down and under complete control of themselves and in their element put on masks and go to a party?

I’ll tell you Catwoman a.k.a. Alison
and Zorro a.k.a. Adam
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Meet and sparks fly

With the comfort of anonymity they are themselves, more themselves than they have been in front of another person in a long time and there is an instant connection and instant heat. But eventually the masks have to come off and that is when Adam and Alison realize the person they have been grinding on is off limits….for now.

I loved Boomerang, I believe it was my favorite NA novel last year. Rebound was cute and I did like Alison much more than I thought I would from my interactions with her in Boomerang but she and Adam didn’t quite have the same oomph as Mia and Ethan. They become cute but each has a tragedy in their past that made them far more serious and a little less fun.

But the writing is still great and the banter funny so I still enjoyed the story. I liked Adam and watched expectantly as he tried to get over the past he has carried with him that drove him to make Boomerang in the first place. He has a lot of guilt and I do love a tragic hero. His coping methods aren’t quite working for him and he is going to need to find a new way to deal with his past.
“You know there’s no magic wave, right?”
“What the hell are you talking about?”
He shrugs. “You act like going out there and surfing is going to fix it. Like this film company’s going to be the thing that saves you. Same thing you did with Boomerang. Same thing you’re doing with me. Nothing’s going to save you, Adam. Not until you face your shit. When are you doing to do that?”

Alison is so starved for acceptance from her family that she has made some horrible decisions along the way and it is time that she own who she is and who her family really is. It is time to break free and figure out what and who she really wants. But she is still a little stuck in who her father wants her to be.

I liked the transition that Alison and Adam help each other go through. The beginning of the story was really good and I liked the ending a lot as well. This is set up a lot like Boomerang though so some of it seemed slightly rehashed. However I liked the time at the employee retreat and how Adam and Ali learned to really put some trust in the other person.

All and All Boomerang worked better for me but this is still a really fun NA story about finding your way, deciding to break free from the past and become your own person.
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1,069 reviews839 followers
February 26, 2015
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Rebound by Noelle August
Book Two of the Boomerang series
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.

But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.

What I Liked:

Okay, I think I liked this one more than I liked Boomerang. Boomerang was okay for me - not bad, but I didn't love it. I struggle with New Adult, especially New Adult contemporary romance. But I love Veronica Rossi and her Young Adult books (Rossi is one of the two authors co-writing this Boomerang series). So I definitely wanted to give this series a chance at some point. The first book was okay, but I liked this book more.

Rebound follows Adam and Alison. Adam is the creator of Boomerang, and Alison is the ex-girlfriend of Ethan, a former intern at Boomerang, and the boyfriend of one of Boomerang's employees (Mia). Alison is also the daughter of a businessman who is currently in the position to take control of Boomerang - and take Adam out of the Boomerang picture. But Alison doesn't expect to fall for Adam (and vica versa). Will she support her father, or follow her heart?

I didn't like Alison at all in Boomerang. She broke Ethan's heart! When I saw that this book (Rebound) would be about Adam and Alison, I definitely cringed. Adam and ALISON? I liked Adam. I didn't like Alison. This book had to be really good, in order for my opinion of her to change.

Well, my opinion did change a bit. I felt bad for her. Her father seems to have almost complete control over her life, especially since she had that meltdown for like, her entire college career, and he had to pay for her to graduate (basically), on top of tuition. Which should make me resent her - she can go crazy and get drunk all the time and lose control and STILL graduate, because her rich father can bail her out? Meanwhile, I'm busting my butt seven days a week - no going out for me - so I can do just the same (graduate, that is. Granted, I'm trying to graduate in a certain percentile, but still). Anyway. I shouldn't like Alison, but I eventually sympathized.

There is no excuse for cheating - or almost cheating. She didn't sleep with the guy, but they were still in the bed when Ethan walked in. It doesn't make things much better, but at least Alison came to her senses and stopped things. In the end, good on Ethan for dumping her.

Alison is kind of a lost soul, a lonely girl who loves horses. Adam is a lost soul too, a lonely man who devotes himself to his pride and joy (his company). Eventually, I grow into the idea of them together. The opening scene of the book is at a Halloween party, and things get pretty heated between Adam and Alison. But then things derail for the ENTIRE book (grrr), in terms of the physical nature of their relationship. But Alison definitely grows up, and Adam learns to open up.

I didn't like that Alison had initially started getting close to Adam because her father wanted dirt on Adam. But I really liked Adam and Alison together. Without the competitive aspect of Boomerang, I definitely enjoyed the flow of the story much more.

The story is engaging and interesting. I wanted to know more about Adam's secrets, and what drives him so. His mysterious nature is hinted in Boomerang, and I was intrigued. All is revealed in this book, along with the future of the company, and the future of Alison and Adam. You'll have to read this one to find out what happens!

What I Did Not Like:

While I liked the romance in this book a lot (the relationship was very well-developed), the romance could have seriously benefited from more physical scenes between Adam and Alison. There are like, three, and one of them is truncated by someone (awkward). All relationships have a physical basis as well as the mental/emotional/intellectual ones. Especially in New Adult books. I expected more!

Also while I no longer dislike Alison, I'm still not her biggest fan. How dare she hurt poor Adam. It's okay, Adam. *hugs* All is well in the end, but girl. You messed up. Boooo.

Would I Recommend It:

For New Adult fans - if you like New Adult contemporary romance novels, then definitely check out this series! It's different from the typical cliche overused boring New Adult contemporary romance novels from that huge NA boom in the past few years (haaaated). I like the Boomerang series (for the most part), and I don't usually like New Adult contemporary romance novels!


3.5 stars -> rounded up to 4 stars. I liked this one! I'll probably check out Bounce (book three) later in the year - Grey is one of my favorite characters in the series!
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November 24, 2015
I scrolled through the comments of my GR friends and most of them are so appalled that this book is about Allison, so I just wanted to say that that is exactly why I'm excited for it. Because now that we got Ethan's side of the story, we obviously don't like Alison. We're quick to assume that she is only a bad character who makes bad decisions, because that's what we do when they do bad things to characters we like. We get defensive and we are ruthless, ESPECIALLY when it comes to girls. However, the fact that we get to hear Alison's story is so realistic, because how many times does that happen? And let's not forget these characters are only human, and they make mistakes just like we all do. It is only fair that she gets to tell her story as well.

I... don't know where that came from.
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1,126 reviews2,164 followers
Shelved as 'did-not-finish'
February 27, 2015
Rating: DNF

Just not feeling it, sadly. I struggle a lot with romance series because the companion novels never quite live up to the couple I fell in love with in the first installment. Plus, I have zero time to spend chugging through this when I just am not feeling it. I'll still read whatever Noelle August writes next. After all, this is a classic case of "it's me, not you."

(Also, can I just admit to cheating and skimming ahead and...damn, the drama! Not for me.)
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1,179 reviews315 followers
Shelved as 'never-finished'
February 8, 2015
I'm marking this one a DNF at 58%. Sadly, this isn't working for me at all. Partly it's just the fact that I need to have a breakup with NA for a while. But also the story structure of REBOUND is very similar to BOOMERANG - Alison and Adam meet and have an encounter before they realize who the other is. They dance around each other at the office, and know that for professional reasons they shouldn't get involved, though their chemistry tells them otherwise. At least one of them goes on a Boomerang date. It was all familiar, but without the charm and humor in BOOMERANG. I can already guess what the conflict for the Big Break is going to be. Adam too is reading like the typical Trauma Victim - he's emotionally closed off because of a past Thing. Alison was a little more interesting at first, maybe because we already know her mistakes, but I was eventually bored with her too. I'm just not overly interested in them. Maybe I'll pick this up and finish it, but for now it's time to move on.

Thank you William Morrow and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book!
February 10, 2015
As much as I liked Boomerang, I was really excited to read Rebound because, hello Adam! I really liked him in the first book and was even more excited that his story would be with Alison. I know a lot of people already hated Alison before even going into this story for what she did to Ethan, but I love nothing better than a good redemption story. This was such a fun book and exactly what I was in the mood for!

As founder and owner of Boomerang, Adam Blackwood has accomplished so much with his life and his business at such a young age. But, he's ready to expand his business even more. With plans to start a production company, Adam needs an investor to help him with his vision. Alison's father is a wealthy but ruthless business man who has his eye on investing in Boomerang. But he needs to make sure that his millions will go into a good investment. Alison is assigned to look into Boomerang and Adam by working closely with the company. Even though Adam surrounds himself with people he likes and trusts, he doesn't really let anyone in ever since his ex died. But Alison makes him want to change all of that and even though they both try to fight their attraction at first, giving in feels too good. I loved the slow progression of their relationship. I loved how it started slow (well, after the Halloween party) and they became friends first and eventually broke down each other walls. While in the first book, all the work related stuff sometimes bored me, I loved all the Boomerang related stuff in Rebound. Especially the winter retreat trip!

What I loved the most about Rebound, was that it felt like the good ol' NA days when it was still something new and fresh. It wasn't about angst and drama and broken characters. It was still sexy without it being all about sex. I loved Adam's character and was pretty much a goner for him right from the very beginning. Usually, the rich characters that own their own company are assholes and I loved that Adam was genuinely a nice guy who loves his company and his employees and was just guarded with his heart. I loved how once he realized that he had feelings for Alison, he was determined to get her. And even if I tried, there was really nothing that I didn't like about Alison. Yes, I know she cheated on Ethan when they were together, but I loved how that action was never excused. She made a mistake, paid the price (lost Ethan) and moved on with her life. Her mistakes, past and present, only made me want to root for her even more. And I loved how she was able to form real friendships with Mia (Ethan's girlfriend) and the rest of the team at Boomerang. In fact, I loved all the scenes with the rest of the Boomerang gang and only with Ethan would have made a few more appearances.

Rebound is one of those books that I just couldn't put down. The kind that can't help but put a smile on your face while reading it. If you're looking for a NA series that's low on drama and angst, the Boomerang books are the perfect choice! I'm so excited for the next book of this series, especially since Adam's little brother was such a scene stealer. Loved this one and plan on re-reading it or getting the audio for it to enjoy again. :)

4.5 out of 5 stars!

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726 reviews621 followers
March 9, 2015
3.5-4 stars

You know, Rebound doesn't have the magic of the first book, but I'm still loving the tone and overall feel of this New Adult series. It's fun, it's fresh, it's even a little whimsical... it's different. I love that it's more like a romantic comedy than anything else; the situations these characters find themselves in are humorous and engaging, even if a little cheesy. Me being me, I ate it all up. Plus, the writing is just so so lovely. Noelle August is the pseudonym for the writing duo Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger, and these ladies not only know how to tell a good story, but their prose is just so refreshing and full of aching honesty. I could read it for days!

Rebound is about Adam - the hotshot, wealthy, and handsome owner and CEO of his dating website, Boomerang - and Alison - Ethan's ex-girlfriend and daughter of the man who may want to invest in Adam's company. The two meet at a Halloween party and, much like with Ethan and Mia, sparks fly immediately. I absolutely loved these first few chapters! They're funny and sexy, but Alison and Adam already begin to open up to each other in a really sweet way. Of course, things get derailed quickly when they find out the identity of the other person. The two have to fight their attraction and stay strictly business, mostly because of Alison's dad. This, we know, will be impossible.

So, I love the idea of this story - of two people who don't trust easily, especially with their hearts, come to trust each other and slowly bare their souls. It's so well done here, especially toward the end when Adam's company takes a team building retreat to the mountains. Alison and Adam are paired together and do exercises that are supposed to help build trust, which is absolutely what happens. It made me really, really happy to see this play out. Adam is struggling because four years ago his wife died, and he still hasn't gotten over what happened. My heart broke for him, but I wanted him to be able to move on. Alison is the first girl since his wife he wants to be real with, and I loved seeing him finally chase after her. Alison I'm still a little mixed on. I like more the way Adam sees her when we are in his chapters than the way she sometimes came across during her chapters. I didn't like that she was so blind to her father's schemes, and I wish she had been a little less brittle. The way Adam sees her, though, is truly heart melting. I loved his sweet thoughts about her!

It's hard not to compare the two books, since I adored the first one so much. I don't think Adam + Alison are on the same level as Ethan + Mia; the build up, to me, just wasn't as good, so their relationship didn't feel as solid. But I rooted for them and there are plenty of swoony bits. One of the supporting characters I really enjoyed is Grey, Adam's troubled younger brother, and he'll be the star of the next book, which makes me happy. I can't wait to read his full story! In the meantime, be sure to catch up and read this series if you enjoy romantic comedies and fun, flirty stories. I'm just betting you'll fall for Ethan and Adam, too. :)

This review can also be found at Love at First Page.
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2,120 reviews1,348 followers
January 15, 2015

It's official! This series is one of my favorite lighthearted NA reads. Having thoroughly enjoyed Boomerang, I was looking forward to reading Rebound. I knew, going in, that these two lovely authors would not disappoint and of course, I was right. Rebound was for me, an even stronger novel than Boomerang! I sighed and swooned and basically felt all kinds of feel-good emotions while reading the book.

I know a lot of readers were wary of Alison in the first book after what she did to Ethan, but I was actually looking forward to seeing what Noelle August would come up with to redeem her character. I'm all for flawed characters! Turns out, Alison didn't really need any kind of redemption. I honestly loved her character so much, even more than I expected. She was actually a sweetheart, which might come across as a bit of a surprise to a lot of readers. You understand where she was coming from and get a good grasp of her actions. No, this doesn't mean I condone cheating, but everything becomes clear as the story progresses. Alison was also a character who underwent some tremendous growth throughout the series. She found herself being confined in the "cages" that her father built around her and it was hard for her to really escape from there. Over the course of the book, she became independent, grew a backbone and fought for what she thought was right. By the end, she had become a fabulous character. Alongside her and also propelling her towards her growth was Adam! The very swoony Adam, might I add. I was intrigued by Adam's character in the first book. After all, he had built a thriving business at such a young age. In Rebound, we get to know him through his POV. I loved that we got glimpses into his past, even though it was heartbreaking, because it helped understand his character. The more I got to know him, the harder I fell for him.

The romance between Alison and Adam was all kinds of lovely. They made a complementary couple who fit really well together. What I loved about the romance in this book was how they both indirectly helped each other grow up. The book might have started off with strong sexual chemistry between the two, but their romance was slow to develop. Additionally, the dreaded drama that is typical of romances was kept very low key, so it wasn't frustrating. Of course, the two of them had some obstacles to overcome, in the form of secrets, but the book never grated on my nerves. It was also nice to see Mia playing an important role in Alison and Adam's romance. I also have to talk about one of my favorite scenes of Rebound : the diving scene. Alison, her family and Adam take a boat trip and there's a scene where Alison and Adam go diving. You guys, it was such a luscious and gorgeous scene because of how beautifully it was described. I felt myself being transported into the book and I imagined myself swimming alongside with them! It was a treat!

Rebound was a sweet story and if you enjoyed Boomerang, there's no doubt you'll enjoy this one. I highly recommend it to readers looking for an entertaining and romantic book to spend an evening with.
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3,001 reviews369 followers
January 26, 2015
If there is one thing August proved to me in Boomerang, it was that this woman knows how to write!

I am happy to report that Rebound, once again proves that point.

This was such a fun read! I really liked Adam in Boomerang but in Rebound, I fell in love with him.

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Ali, I mean she didn't exactly win anyone over in the first book and the girl had her ups and downs, but I did end up liking her and even more Adam.

Both of them had their hang ups like all these good stories do and even some drama but it was worth it in the end to get their happily ever after. There were quite a few laughs along the way and even those “awww” moments that are a must have not to mention the more steamy moments as well.

Sexual tension, drama, laughs, fun, a little heartbreak, and a great list of characters (old and new) to go along with it all and you once again have a wonderful story that will sweep you away for a few hours and leave you with a smile on your face and hoping like heck that the next story is all Cookie's, because let's face it, the girl needs a story, I know she has one and I want it.

Wonderful job once again from this amazing author that seems, can write in any genre and excel at it.
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261 reviews
February 16, 2015
Okay, I knew the second book was going to be about Baby Ryan Gosling, but that Alison stunt.. I don't know how I feel about it...
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446 reviews596 followers
May 10, 2015
Actual rating: 3.5
Whatever spice was missing from Boomerang, Rebound brings it all back to the table.

Don’t be put off by the rating. In fact, that is the equivalent to me extremely enjoying NA, and a contemporary one at that (because we all should know by now, Jess ≠ contemporary). Rebound was a deliciously fun read with a great cast of characters and honestly, a heck load of a better plot than it’s predecessor. You could call it a series, but I like to think of Rebound as companion novel to Boomerang, which seems to be quite the trend in contemporaries, as of late.

This time round, we explore rather entitled characters. As in, possession wise, rather than personality. Adam Blackwood, CEO of Boomerang finds a chance at love himself. Wow, I made that sound cheesy (it really wasn’t). But hey, plot twist. Allison, who we all associated with being the apparent “road block” in the first story, makes a return and she’s about to find her happily ever after as well. Her father wants her shadowing Boomerang for a while in order to track the safety of the investment. But good ol’ Al and Adam have quite the chemistry, and as August seems to make it her signature move for this series, a little bit of an unprofessional past. Throughout their professional dealings with one another, the two have to fight the chemistry. So on, so forth. Read it for the plot.

I liked the main characters much more this time round. In Boomerang, Adam, in my mind, was synonymous to an old man. No idea why. He just gave off a rather tense, rolling in dough, vibe. But I kid you not, the guy’s anything but old. A young, rich CEO? Dude, that’s like my dream (I kid, I’ll stop talking about me). Adam has a tortured past. Allison (surprise, surprise) has a tortured past. Forget what they say about opposites attracting because birds of a feather flock together, alright.

While the plot was rather engaging, the dialogue was awkward and rather cheesy. I cringed, horribly, one or two times. They were typical lines that should not be used in real life, unless satirically.

“Hurry back, lovely,” she says, already sounding sleepy.
“Will do, you exquisite creature of beauty and light.”

Not only is that a bloody mouthful but it’s awkward as hell. How the girl kept a straight face, I’ll never know. Shit like that throws me off my game all the time.

Adam, but your brother is a hottie with a capital “hot”.

In Rebound we see how much Adam’s company means to him. On the outside, it seems like a perfectly normal, successful and thriving company, riding the wave of the new age. Which in essence is true, but to Adam it means a tad more. It’s the one thing in life that’s “not fucked up”.

I adored the integration of his company. The employees of Boomerang are honestly the most delightful element of the Boomerang series. While they were briefly shown here and there in the first book, we get to see them a little more first hand in Rebound, and we see their loyalty and dedication to Adam. It’s rather endearing and there’s a great bond between all of them.

While mysterious Adam and his oh so tortured past was an interesting exploration, I can’t help but fault his tendency to get rather sexist.

She looks amazing—I’ve been waiting for this moment for over a week—but seeing her in the kitchen makes me smile.

Am I being touchy? I can’t tell. Something about that is really off, to be honest. Not a fan.

Rebound comes back with a hit storyline that will have fans of the series gripped. The writing flows well—neither oversimplified nor overcomplicated. While some lines have the propensity to be rather cheesy, overall the dialogue is natural, with an ease. The secondary characters are a huge hit and if Adam and Allison don’t sell it to you, then I’m sure they will.
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April 8, 2015
4.5 stars!

If you’re a follower of us here then you know that the love I have for Veronica Rossi can’t be put into words… gifs aren’t even sufficient. So when she started writing New Adult, my heart exploded. Then I read Boomerang and I fell even more in love with her… but she has a partner in this endeavor, and together they make up the team Noelle August.

With Boomerang we met Ethan (SWOON) and Mia… and in that book we met a few secondary characters that I was so excited to find out would be our main characters in Rebound, book 2 in the companion series.

Adam Blackwood, founder of Boomerang, seems to have it all at the young age of 22. He’s wealthy and respected and really, really hot. Boomerang is his baby and he wants to see it thrive and get bigger and the only way to do that is to get investors.

Enter Alison Quick. You might know her as Ethan’s ex, but she’s more than that and it’s her goal to prove to her father that she belongs working right alongside him and she’s going to do that by giving him Adam Blackwood and his company Boomerang.

But as Alison makes her moves, Adam’s got some of his own. And when a secret Adam’s tried to keep for years makes its way to the surface and her father pushes her to exploit it, will she do what she has to to get the respect of her father, or will the feelings she’s started to have for Adam help her do the right thing.

I really enjoyed these two. To be honest they are an unlikely pair. I honestly didn’t think that August would go the route of letting the ex of Ethan get her happily ever after, and I didn’t love her after finding out her past with him, so when I started reading this book I wasn’t sure how I would feel. BUT I can tell you guys that I truly found that I had a soft spot for Alison!

I think that mainly had to do with what she had to deal with in the family department. Her father is a ginormous tool and every time he was on a page I just hated him more. So knowing what she has had to deal triggered those feelings of sympathy and yes… even a bit of understanding. And by the end of the book I found myself cheering for her!

Adam too, wasn’t really on my radar either. We saw bits and pieces of him in Boomerang … making Ethan and Mia date and pitting them against each other for the single position at the company, but it was nice to see there was more to him than that. His backstory though you guys… *wipes tears*.

As in Boomerang, Rossi & Oberweger have a wonderful way of telling the story. Each chapter is in an alternate point of view so you know what’s going on from both perspectives which is always nice, especially in romance. The evolution of the relationship itself is really well paced and I loved getting to know more about these two as they learned about each other and their chemistry was sooooo good!

Once again, these authors have knocked it out of the park with a new adult novel that has a little bit of everything but doesn’t bog you down with the super heavy, overly dramatic plot lines. That’s super hard to find these days so that makes me ecstatic to get to read more from these two and I hope there is a ton more to come.

Thank you to the author and William Morrow for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!
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Last year I fell in love. With a book. Whatever, you all know you’ve done it. Well the book in question was Boomerang, and since then, I’ve been looking forward to getting my paws on Rebound. And now that I’ve read it, I can say it was worth the wait.

Rebound focuses on Alison and Adam. Adam is looking for an investor so that he can expand his company, and Alison is there to see if his company is worth investing in. She’s determined to prove to her father that she can handle it, but it gets off to the most awkward start. Awkward, but hot … and sweet, definitely sweet. I could feel their connection from the moment they met, but they had to do an about-face and keep it professional. And let the fun begin!

I know a lot of people didn’t care for Ali in Boomerang, but I actually liked her. Now, I love her. She’s rich and beautiful, but she’s also a total sweetheart and has a great sense of humor. I was so happy to get her side of the breakup with Ethan. What really cemented my love for her, though, was her love for horses. Not expensive horses with impressive bloodlines, but horses that need rescuing. Major bonus point to her!

Adam is pretty damn likeable too. He always comes across as good-natured and upbeat, so I liked that we got to peel his layers back and discover is secrets as he opened up to Alison. These two together were a lot of fun, especially their flirtatious banter and double entendres. Watching them grow closer while trying to deny their feelings made me giddy at times.

Something else I love about this series is the secondary characters. They are mostly all of Adam’s employees, but they are like a crazy family. Even scary Cookie. She’s such an ice queen, so of course I’m drawn to her. Oh, and Grey, Adam’s brother! He’s more of a bad boy, and I can’t wait to read his book next.

So yeah, Rebound left me with a big huge smile.
April 10, 2015

Book Review:
Boomerang was one of my favorite feel-good romances of 2014. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on REBOUND!  I loved this book! Rebound was a sexy, romantic, tension-filled, happy romance (all the things!!) that left me smiling at the end. Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger are such a great writing duo. I hope they keep working together because they are making me a very happy reader. They are taking the new adult genre to a wonderful place.

While Boomerang centered on Ethan and Mia, REBOUND focused on Adam Blackwood and Allison Quick. Adam is the incredibly hot twenty-three-year old businessman and CEO of Boomerang, an online dating site that just hit it big. Wanting to take his business to the next level, he has his sights on the film industry, planning to launch Blackwood Entertainment with his best friend Brooks. But he needs a wealthy investor to make his dream a reality.  Enter Alison Quick, daughter of a Graham Quick, a very wealthy investor. Before Graham decides to invest in Adam’s company, he sends his daughter and a team to Boomerang headquarters to learn more about the man they’ll be throwing their money at.

Before Adam and Alison meet, both attend a Halloween party planned by the Boomerang company. At the party, Zorro and Catwoman share a heated and passionate exchange filed with kisses that is totally scorching hot. I mean, really!!!
“I shouldn’t be here, in the back of this car, with this gorgeous stranger. Should definitely not wrap my legs around his and pull him hard against me. Shouldn’t bring my lips down to his so I can feel his sweet warm breath again, draw his tongue into my mouth, feast on his taste, which is honey and whiskey and salt.

But I’m all in, already.”

Their connection is instantaneous with Zorro sharing personal things with Catwoman that he doesn’t share with anyone. Their little bubble bursts when Cookie (yes, she’s back!) walks in on them, quite literally pulling the masks off both of them. To their horror, Adam and Alison realize that they went too far, unknowingly crossing the professional line. Now they are forced to work together in a professional environment, knowing they can’t act on any of their attraction.

I was hooked on this book from the very beginning.  Adam and Alison’s tryst at the Halloween party set the perfect tone for the rest of the book, laying this palpable romantic tension that really moved the story along. I was dying to learn more about Adam and his past after reading Boomerang. The reader finds out what happened to him in Rebound.  It was so heartbreaking and really added a lot of depth to his character.

So many times in new adult, the focus is so much on the romance and the character development gets lost. This isn’t the case here. The authors beautifully explore Alison and Adam’s pasts, making the reader understand the characters and the choices they make. Knowing their background and the character’s interests made the characters three dimensional.
…it feels like Ali and I are the only people in the world, and I don’t want to let go of that feelings. Then something changes inside me, and fear starts scratching at my chest. Fear that if I walk away she won’t be here when I come back, because life change like that. In a matter of seconds. I know it can.
Alison tilts her head questioningly, responding to my mood.
“I don’t like leaving you,” I hear myself say.

I was a little worried about how Alison would come across since she was portrayed as the woman who broke Ethan’s heart. But I loved her! The authors did a great job of redeeming her character in this book. It was clear that Alison harbored a lot of guilt for how things ended between her and Ethan and I liked that that whole situation was explained from her side. I really respected her character by the end of the novel for what she did for Adam and how she treated him.
“I get what it’s like to be in on the first stages of something great. In this moment, with all of these people, I want so desperately for Adam to have everything he wants. I just hope, more than ever, that I don’t discover anything that gets in the way of that dream.”

What I loved about this book was that even though Adam and Alison bonded so quickly and had strong sexual chemistry, it didn’t feel like insta-y. It felt real. Their relationship was actually a very slow build. The authors spent a lot of time spent letting the characters get to know each other and emotionally fall for one another, which I loved.  Like in Boomerang, this book was sexy without being raunchy. All of the steamy moments were done tastefully but it was still hot, and I really appreciated that.

I also loved all of the secondary characters. Getting to meet Adam’s brother was a huge bonus, since Bounce, book three in the series, is about him and Mia’s friend Skyler. And of course, I loved Cookie. Though her scenes were brief she made an impression.

I highly recommend this series to fans of New Adult. REBOUND is sexy, fun, and so addictive!

 4 stars

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rebound by Noelle August

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September 4, 2015
Rebound dives straight into action at Galliano's Halloween party where Alison arrives, dressed as Catwoman no less, to scope out the employees of Boomerang. Her eyes eventually go to Adam, dressed as Zorro, and as the attraction seems to be mutual, they end up dancing. One thing leads to another and they find themselves making out in a car and sharing secrets in a gazebo, but then Cookie arrives to inform Adam about Alison being at the party and because Alison is right there...things get very awkward very fast. Way to burst the sexual attraction bubble.

However, they're now aware of their undeniable connection with each other and so, the damage has been done. But as they have to remain aloof and professional at Boomerang from the next day onwards, their work has really been cut out for them. Adam doesn't want to jeopardize his chance of losing the investment money and Alison has to prove herself to her father. Thus, begins the shenanigans.

Adam Blackwood, the owner of Boomerang, is planning to launch Blackwood Entertainment with the help of money from Quick Industries. Driven by his tragic past, Adam built Boomerang from nothing and he's proud of it. But he's hiding a secret that he can only get away from when he surfs. So when he finds out that Alison is no stranger to mistakes like him, he wants to get to know her better. In his own rigid-and-proud way which no, Adam.

Alison Quick, Ethan's ex and the daughter of Graham Quick, has been employed by her father to ascertain if investing in Blackwood Entertainment will be worth it. Determined to prove to her father that she's the best at her job despite her many mistakes, Alison can't let Adam be a distraction. However, Graham has his own agenda and it's time to see if Alison would rise up to the task of challenging her father's way of doing business.

Despite being angsty and sometimes over-dramatic, I somewhat enjoyed reading Rebound. However, I was bothered by the fact that Alison felt free about vocalizing her sexual desires only with Adam. It apparently hadn't been the case ever before and came as a slight annoyance. It's well-known that she's no stranger to partying and then there's the case about what happened with Ethan. Other than that, I wasn't a fan of Adam because of how he saw Alison as to be the one and described her vagina as err, 'home.' Who does that? So yeah, I definitely liked Alison way more than Adam and even she annoyed me a couple of times. Yet she came through and Adam didn't, so there's that.

Rebound is, for the most part, an engaging read with a couple of unexpected plot twists and revelations thrown in that work despite the predictability factor. It's much more serious and angsty than Boomerang (which I usually like but didn't this time around). Also, I wasn't a fan of how everything turned out because it felt too easy to me. It has its moments but mainly, I found Rebound to be definitely lacking. Maybe if the romance was stretched out over a longer period of time, it'd have all worked better for me? Still, try it, you might end up enjoying it more than I did.
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Aaaah I never would have thought of Alison and Adam together but I think this totally WORKS. Also, please to be giving me more Ethan.
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July 20, 2017
Rebound sort of felt like a rebound book from the love I had for Boomerang...hoping Bounce is what I'm really looking for.

Book Title: Rebound
Author: Noelle August
Narration: Dahlia Salem and Vikas Adam
Series: Boomerang #2
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Setting: California
Source: Audiobook (Hoopla)


⇝My Thoughts⇜

I loved the first book in this series, Boomerang…I think I loved it so much because I adored Mia. I didn't really care for Allison, though…So, I was reluctant to read this because of how I felt about her, I just didn't think I could relate to her as a heroine. It turns out that Adam's character mostly made up for what Allison was lacking. So...I did like them, I just didn't love them. I really didn't understand Allison's relationship with her dad either.
While the writing is still stellar in this second installment, the characters were only so-so in capturing my attention, there story was lacking something that Mia and Ethan had in Boomerang. I'm hoping to recapture with Bounce, the next book in the series.

⇝Book Theme Song⇜ (this link will take you to my tumblr post with video) ♫Be My Forever by Christina Perri feat. Ed Sheeran --the lyric video goes with the book cover and with the setting...so yeah, I was under inspired on this book for a theme song.♫

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

Plot: 4/5
Main Characters: 4/5
Secondary Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 3.7/5
Addictiveness: 3.5/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Originality: 4/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Narration: 4.5/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Nope.

Will I continue this series? Yes!

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April 11, 2015

Rebound is the second book in the Boomerang series. It is a New Adult contemporary romance.

The book alternates between Alison and Adam's POVs.

Even though this is the second book in the series IMO it can still be read as a standalone. This book is about a completely different couple. So I think that you could definitely read this book without having read Boomerang. However both Alison and Adam are featured in the first book. So it was helpful to read Boomerang first (to get more of their story).

I think that the set-up for both books in this series is similar. The couple in question hooks up, there is a reason that they didn't know what they were doing, then there is a reason why they can't be together... I actually think that this worked a lot better in Rebound. In Boomerang Mia and Ethan had a drunken night together before they started their work at Boomerang dating site. In this book Adam and Ali are dressed in Halloween costumes. To me it seemed much more realistic that people could be drawn to each other at Halloween vs two extremely responsible ambitious people getting so drunk that they remember nothing the night before their new jobs.

If you enjoyed Boomerang then Mia and Ethan from that book are featured in this book as minor characters.

I actually really liked both Adam and Alison. Alison was a bit of a villain in Boomerang (she is Ethan's ex). But in Rebound we learn the reasons behind what happened.

Adam has a secret from his past. I really enjoyed how this element played into the story. Especially with Alison spending so much time at Boomerang offices getting information for her rich father.

The story was light and enjoyable, with the right amount of angst mixed in. If you enjoy light NA contemporary romance then this book is for you.

Thanks to Edelweiss and William Morrow Paperbacks for allowing me to read this book.
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May 3, 2015
This was a pleasant surprise! I was expecting to love Adam, for sure, but I didn't expect to like Alison so much. She was a great addition to the protagonists and I loved getting to know her more in addition to what we knew from Boomerang (which wasn't really a great first meet-and-greet with her character, to be honest). The plot was mostly enjoyable, though with these books, as much as I love them, I'm not making huge emotional connections. They're just that: enjoyable, fun stories. It probably would have been a tad higher rating, but . Other than that, this was a cute, short and fun story so very suitable for summertime that's sneaking our way.

Overall rating: 3.3 out of 5.0

Original thoughts: Was totally excited about this until I read the synopsis last night. Adam was a given, but Alison? REALLY? I'm not really excited about her POV or reading about her at all, to be honest. No way in hell do I think she'll be able to redeem herself in my eyes, but we'll see. May end up eating my own words. Doubtful, but it may happen. *shrugs*
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February 18, 2015

2.5 stars

Boomerang was one of the best books I've read in 2014 (best NA for sure), I was more than eager to put my hands on this sequel.
Sadly Rebound didn't wow me like I thought.

In this book there are the exact same dynamics of Boomerang, nothing really original.
Yet , while I found the story of Mia and Ethan light and refreshing, I felt like Adam and Alison's one lacked of something. They're cute together but I wasn't invested all that much in their romance.
Also, I found the plot quite slow paced, not much happened till almost the end of the book, where all turns into a pretty obvious cliché.

That said, Rebound is certainly not a bad book, but it is nothing more or nothing less than any other NA / Romance out there.
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February 18, 2015
This book was jointly reviewed by myself and my co-blogger, Becca!


Lisa: Boomerang was one of my favorite NA books of last year. So of course my excitement over reading Rebound was totally explainable. I loved Boomerang’s uniqueness, the ease at which the story progressed, and the admirable writing style of this duo that I quickly fell in love with. So of course my hopes for Rebound were pretty sky high. Luckily, I was not let down. This book was everything Boomerang was, causing this series to remain a favorite of mine.

Rebound starts where Boomerang left off. Though this is mostly the story of Adam and Alison, we do get glimpses into the lives of the other Boomerang employees, including Ethan and Mia (who we met in Boomerang.) Adam and Alison run into each other by chance at a party and instantly have a connection… until they realize who the other one actually is. From that point forward they fight their connection. You see, they are in the midst of a business deal. Alison’s extremely wealthy father wants to invest in Adam’s very successful business, and he sends Alison in to dig up the dirt on Adam before they make the deal. Adam is fighting his feelings for Alison for a couple reasons. First, it is strictly a business deal, and he doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure. Also, he was severely hurt by a past relationship and refuses to fall for another woman. The torment over his past severely restricts his love life going forward. These two have a lot on their minds… including the attraction for each other that’s very clearly difficult to ignore.

Becca: I agree with Lisa completely! I recently purchased the ebook of Boomerang after Lisa and several others told me how much they loved it! Oh boy I was NOT disappointed! I absolutely loved it! See my review for Boomerang here. I requested Rebound before I even finished Boomerang because I was so excited to continue this series!

Rebound is different from Boomerang, but just as good! Although this book has it’s own dose of humor, it has a different tone than Boomerang. In Boomerang Ethan and Mia are a bit younger, still finding themselves and both are very witty and funny. Adam and Alison are both more serious and already know where their life is headed, they are different, but in a good way. I loved that this was different, but still had the same elements of a slow burn romance! The tension and sparks between these two built and built until I couldn’t take it anymore! I actually said to Lisa “I need something to happen… like now!” and when it did Lisa said “finally!” our hearts couldn’t take it anymore! When the story really picked up steam in the second half we were giddy and smiling from ear to ear!


Becca: I had already fallen a bit for Adam when I read Boomerang. His charisma, charm and success drew me in like a magnet. I was unsure about Alison, in some ways she was unlikable and in others I felt for her and really wanted to understand her. Throughout this whole book we learn bits and pieces about their pasts and I loved that as more was revealed the reader does learn who they are along the way. By the end, I had all of my answers and liked them both even more!

People talk about feeling someone else’s pain and now I truly do. It feels like someone is tightening a wire around my heart. I want to find him and put my arms around him. I want to love him enough for two people – the girl he lost and the girl I’m trying to become.

I was so excited to see all of the characters from Boomerang in this book as well. I liked so many of them, from Pippa and Paolo and even Cookie. We even get to see Mia and Ethan and swoon over how happy they are! I love the world of Boomerang that August built, it was such a cohesive and creative work environment. If it were real I would be sending them my resume :)

“Most people think success is built on brilliant ideas, but they’re wrong. Success is built on brilliant ideas places in the hands of great people, and I have a talent for finding those.”

One addition to this story whom we did not meet in Boomerang is Grey, Adam’s little brother. Oh boy, is he swoon worthy. So different from Adam in a bad boy, tattooed rocker kind of way. I was thrilled when I read that book 3 in this series is about him and Mia’s BFF Skyler! *fist pumps while smiling like a giddy 13 year old girl* I will definitely be reading that one!

Lisa: Ha! Totally, Becca. Totally. Grey was definitely entertaining! I have a feeling we’re gonna fall even harder for him once we hear his story. I can’t wait!!

We surf for different reasons Grey and I. I come to find peace. He comes to raise hell.

This cast of characters is one I really enjoy. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore companion novels in series. This is definitely one of those times. These characters are so fun, unique, and exceptionally entertaining. I really enjoyed Adam and Alison, who were complete opposites, yet realized they actually had quite a bit in common as time went on. We also get to meet Alison’s parents. And if you’re anything like me, you will love to hate her father right away. Controlling, manipulative and selfish. This man deserves to be hated. He played a huge part in this story though, as well as Alison’s mother, who really makes her presence known in the latter part of the story. A great cast to keep our interest growing.


Lisa: As I stated, this series is one of my favorites. It’s entertaining, addicting, and very unique. This is not your typical NA book, and because of this I think it will definitely have a bigger group of fans than the usual NA romance group. With it’s share of swoons, laughing, and even anger, this story (and series) will keep you wanting more. This writing duo is one I instantly fell in love with while reading Boomerang, and I’m dying to see what they’ll have in store for us next in Grey’s story, Bounce!

Becca: I am so glad Lisa got me hooked on this series because I absolutely love it too! She is also right that this is not your typical NA story and Augusts writing style is different and fun! I can’t wait to see where she takes this series next with Grey’s story as well… so yeah… what Lisa said LOL :D

(Thanks to William Morrow Paperbacks for the review copy!)

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March 21, 2017
This book had a little more edge to it than the first book in the series, and it wasn't quite as fun....
Allison and Adam meet at a costume party and have an instant attraction to each other, that is until they realize who one another is... Adam is trying to get Allison's father to invest in his company, so getting involved with his daughter probably would not be the best idea... both Adam and Allison have secrets, past indiscretions they don't want one another necessarily to find out, so this keeps them from one another.... Allison and Adams relationship was believable yet predictable, another relationship where if they just communicated with each other they're probably would've been a lot fewer problems... truly the best part of this book we're all the secondary characters, all the characters from the previous book that are all so fun and spontaneous and people you really would love to get to know.... I will definitely be reading the third book in the series with Adams brother Grey and Beth....
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January 13, 2015
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Quick & Dirty: Fun, sexy new adult contemporary romance novel that was very entertaining to read!

Opening Sentence: Some nights call for a Catwoman costume.

The Review:

Adam Blackwood is on top of the world. At the age of twenty-two he is CEO of Boomerang, a very successful dating site, and he is planning on expanding into the entertainment industry by opening his own production company. To do this he will have to get some investors and he has his sights set on business tycoon, Graham Quick. He figures that with his impressive resume and very successful business he will easily close the deal, but he never expected Quick to play dirty. Adam doesn’t have a perfect past and if certain things about him are released to the press it could ruin his entire career. Adam also never expected that after all this time the only women he has met since his last tragic relationship would be Alison Quick.

Alison is on a mission to prove herself to everyone, especially her father. She just recently graduated from college and she has her first big assignment to figure out if Adam Blackwood is worth investing millions of dollars of her father’s money. She is suppose to see if there is any kind of dirt on golden boy before they decide to invest, but the more she gets to know Adam the more she realizes he isn’t at all who she thought he was. The more time they spend together the more she feels drawn to him and his mysterious past. Will she blow her one chance at pleasing her father or will she throw away the only boy she has ever truly loved?

When I first met Alison in Boomerang I felt like she was a very misunderstood girl and I actually felt really bad for her. I was really excited that she was the protagonist for Rebound and couldn’t wait to get to know her better. I will admit that at times she was a slightly frustrating character because she was really naive about certain things and she let other people take advantage of her. But at the same time she is a very smart girl that can be extremely resourceful when she wants to be. In many ways she has felt lost in her life, but once she figures out what she actually wants she stops at nothing to get it. While she has made some terrible decisions in her past that have really hurt people she cared about, she generally is a really nice girl that will do anything for the people she loves. In many ways she is a walking contradiction, but I actually really liked that about her. Even with her flaws I thought she was a wonderful character and I’m so glad we got to read her story.

Adam turned out to be so different then what I was expecting. In Boomerang he came across as a slightly socially awkward person that has been ridiculously successful for how young he is, but it turns out that he’s not awkward at all. He is very comfortable in his own skin and the only reason he seemed off in social situations is because he doesn’t like to let people get close to him. He has a tragic past that has turned him into a person that has a hard time connecting with people. He has put up all these walls to protect his heart so he will never be hurt again, and it really broke my heart. He has put all his energy and drive into being successful in business, but his personal life is really lacking. The more I read about Adam the more I loved him. I have always been a sucker for a broken boy that needs the right girl to heal him.

The best thing about Rebound was the romance. My moment between Adam and Alison is actually when they first met. They both attend a costume party together and because they both are wearing a mask, neither of them knows who the other person is. This makes it so they can both be way more open and vulnerable than either of them are normally. They have this amazing instant connection that continued to grow throughout the story. Their relationship is full of great tension and plenty of steamy moments, but it never felted rushed or unrealistic. I thought that everything developed perfectly and thought that they made a wonderful couple.

Rebound is a fun story full of humor, sexy romance, and emotions. I have come to realize that my favorite new adult series are full of companion novels versus a continuation of one couples story. I really enjoy seeing old characters but it is very refreshing to be in new characters heads. I thought that the mix of drama and tender moments was really well done in this story. It was a very entertaining read that also pulls at your heart strings. Overall, I really enjoyed Rebound and can’t wait to read the Bounce! I would highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a great, steamy, fun contemporary romance!

Notable Scene:

We kiss and kiss, and I melt against him. We’re slippery—leather against satin—and it’s so maddening. I want to feel his skin, all of its roughness and sleek, muscled planes.

He breaks away, as if surprised by something. Like something’s switched on inside him. He ease me back a bit to look at me, but it’s like he’s actually come closer.

“What do you know about mistakes?” Zorro asks.

I’m surprised he’d bring it up again, but I answer. “Too much,” I say.

FTC Advisory: William Morrow/Harper Collins provided me with a copy of Rebound. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
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February 20, 2017
La mia recensione sul blog http://www.leggereromanticamente.com/...

Se mi lasci ti licenzio è il secondo libro della serie contemporary romance new adult Boomerang, ma come per il primo è da ritenersi autoconclusivo. Ovviamente, considerando che i protagonisti li abbiamo già conosciuti, l'ideale sarebbe leggerle i libri nell'ordine corretto.
Adam Blackwood ha soli 22 anni ed è l'amministratore delegato della nota società di incontri Boomerang, ma il suo obiettivo è quello di espandersi e creare una propria casa di produzione cinematografica. Adam mi aveva incuriosito già in Non vorrei però ti amo, ci viene descritto come un uomo giovane, intraprendente, molto affascinante, tatuato e privo di legami affettivi.
Che fosse successo qualcosa di terribile nel suo passato l'avevo già intuito, nel corso della lettura scopriamo cosa gli è accaduto di preciso, quale fardello si porta sulle spalle, quali fatti l'hanno condotto a costruire un muro per tenersi a distanza di sicurezza dalle persone per evitare di soffrire di nuovo. Come in ogni romance, chi potrebbe mai riuscire a scalfire questo muro invisibile? Ovviamente la donna giusta, che in questo caso entra in scena ad una festa in maschera vestita da sensuale Cat Woman.
Peccato però che questa sensuale sconosciuta con la quale Adam ha scambiato intense effusioni si riveli essere la figlia del potenziale finanziatore della casa di produzione che sta progettando Adam, da considerarsi perciò off-limits.
Sappiamo comunque come vanno a finire queste cose, tra attrazione alle stelle e sguardi rubati resistere sarà un tormento per entrambi. Ma una gioia per noi lettrici a cui piacciono queste situazioni complicate.

"C'è una possibilità con Alison.
L'ho scelta - ho scelto noi - e non rovinerò tutto.
Non stavolta. Non con lei."

Alison Quick è una giovane e bella rampolla dell'alta società, ma non è la persona odiosa e superficiale che si potrebbe immaginare. Ha commesso degli errori in passato, ha ferito delle persone, e ora vuole dimostrare al padre di essere perfettamente in grado di svolgere il lavoro che lui le ha affidato. Alison non è solo la figlia del finanziatore di Adam, ma anche la ex di Ethan (il protagonista del primo libro), per questo avevo qualche dubbio iniziale sul suo personaggio, invece mi è piaciuta molto, le autrici sono riuscite pienamente a farmela apprezzare.
La narrazione è in prima persona con l'alternarsi del POV dei due protagonisti, entrambi ben delineati. Anche i personaggi di contorno sono interessanti e simpatici, sono curiosa di vedere cosa combinerà Grey (il fratello minore di Adam) nel prossimo libro con lui protagonista.
Lo stile di queste due autrici (Noelle August non è altro che lo pseudonimo di Veronica Rossi e Lorin Oberweger) mi piace molto, hanno una scrittura talmente fluida e ironica che si arriva al finale davvero velocemente.
Se mi lasci ti licenzio è un romanzo divertente, romantico ed emozionante. Se cercate una lettura fresca e non impegnativa sicuramente consigliato!
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363 reviews166 followers
July 7, 2016
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I read Boomerang last year and it was good. I liked it. Rebound, however, threw Boomerang right out of the park! I was a little hesitant to read about Alison, since she’s the “bad” girl who cheated on her boyfriend. Still, everyone loves a good redemption story, right? Adam was a whole other story, though. I was dying for more of the closed-off, extremely successful businessman ever since he was introduced in Boomerang. Even then, there was something about Adam that just begged you to take a closer look—and once I did, I fell. Hard.

At just twenty-two, Adam Blackwood has made a name for himself in the business world with Boomerang, an increasingly popular hook-up site. He’s at the top of his game, and still, he’s reaching for more. Enter Alison Quick, the daughter of the man with millions to invest in his company. Entertaining Alison may have started out as a means to an end, but soon enough, she’s breaking down walls Adam has spent years putting up.

Alison is dead-set on proving herself to her father, and what better way to do that, than integrate herself into Boomerang headquarters? The plan is simple: get close to Adam and discover his secrets. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes there’s more to Adam than meets the eye. And the closer she gets, the harder she falls.

The Alison we meet in Boomerang doesn’t do the woman we meet in Rebound justice. Alison has made her fair share of mistakes—cheating on Ethan being one of them—but she’s trying to get past it and do something right, for once. And misguided as it may be, she sees Boomerang as her ticket to redemption, especially in her father’s eyes. In Adam, though, she finds forgiveness and a strength unbeknownst to her. She finds happiness and one hell of a guy.

Adam has skeletons in his closet, skeletons that haunt him every day. However, when he meets Alison, he starts seeing a light at the end of a tunnel entombed in darkness. Reading about Adam’s past made my heart ache like a book hasn’t done in a while. He’s spent the last four years blaming himself for the death of the person he loved the most, and it isn’t until he meets Alison, that he starts forgiving himself.

I loved, loved, loved Adam and Alison as a couple. They complemented each other in so many ways, always in sync, always in tune to each other’s needs and wants. It takes a little bit of time for both Adam and Alison to let down their guards, but once they do, they come together in a way that had me smiling from side to side.

Get ready to fall in love with Adam and Alison after reading Rebound. Really, my expectations were more than exceeded in every sense of the word. Things get tricky, yes, but the reward at the end is sweet and satisfying. You don’t need to read Boomerang for Rebound to make sense, but it does you give some more background information. Regardless, Rebound is the type of novel that once you start, you can’t put down. And really, what more could you ask for in a book?
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881 reviews193 followers
February 8, 2015
I want to thank William Morrow for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in now way altered my opinion or review.

I will tell you that I really adored the first book in this series, Boomerang. It was cute and pulled me right in. I loved the relationship of the main characters. So when I heard this would be a series, I was super excited. And when I heard who the main characters were in this book, I really lost it because I could not wait to see how it would all come together!

We start the book seeing the familiar face of Adam, owner of Boomerang. We met him in book one, though his role was gigantic, it was certainly there and I found him intriguing for sure. I wanted to know more about him and his secrets. I was not disappointed. August really threw us for a huge loop in this book with Adam's characters. He's damaged, almost beyond repair. And he's so complex, choosing to keep himself tied up inside himself and not allowing anyone to see what's really on his insides. But that all changes when he meets Alison.

Alison is Ethan's ex-girlfriend. I wasn't a fan of her in book #1, though we didn't see too much of her. But just from her background, I went into this book not loving her character. I thought for sure I wouldn't like her. But authors sure do have a way of turning things around when we're not so keen on a character, don't they? The one thing about Alison is she's career focused and wants to get the job done. But when faced with doing something she feels is wrong, will she try to please her father or will she give in to what she is feeling for Adam.

When it comes down to it, things get out of control, and turned upside down, forcing both Adam and Alison to re-evaluate what they may or may not have together. August throws in complications that cause both characters to become untrusting of each other. I actually found myself screaming at the book "NO!" when situations presented themselves and the characters didn't have all the facts straight.

I think what I loved most about this book was the couple was truly an unlikely pair. They are not a couple I would necessarily choose to be together. But they really do work. They are both smart, dedicated and driven. And while you might think this would make for stiff competition between them (and at times it does), that competition is what actually pushes them together and causes them to work harder to fight for what they want.

This is a book about family loyalty and how sometimes those we want to trust the most are not really who we think they are. And trying to please them can lead to heartbreak and guilt. Told from alternating points of view. you will get just the right amount of angst and swoon to love the characters and the story. It's well paced with just the bit of drama you need to make you root for the couple to come out winning on the other end. Fans of Cora Carmack and Jennifer L. Armentrout will love this series!
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1,107 reviews749 followers
April 10, 2015
Rebound is the second book in the Boomerang series from Author Noelle August, pen name for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Each book is a companion novel that features new characters set in the same world. Their stories do cross from time to time which makes the books great as a series OR as standalone titles.

This time around we get to spend some time with twenty-two year old Adam Blackwood – owner of Boomerang. He has everything he’s worked so hard for and on the cusp of taking his company to the next level. He’s also hiding behind a ton of guilt from an accident that took his wife, an accident he’s worked hard to bury deep and try to forget.

Alison Quick is sent in by her rich father to vet Adam and his company for a huge investment. She’s dealing with her own issues while trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She’s harboring some deep feelings and confusion when it comes to family and guilt yet working with Adam makes her think differently for the first time.

The two have a mountain of issues to work through together and apart and just when you think they might see the light at the end of the tunnel even more issues crop up to make the small amount of trust they’ve given to the other crumble in the blink of an eye.

The thing that I love about these books is that the characters have so much for readers to relate to. That the books are just the right mix of light and fluffy to the more series side of the issues that we watch these characters work through.

The writing flows extremely easy and both books so far are super quick reads. I’ve really loved following along with the characters connected to the Boomerang company. I’m really looking forward to the next book to see what the heck Adam’s brother Grey is going to get up to in Bounce out later this year.

When you think of two authors coming together to write a book, I know for me I often worry about how the end product will come out. I wonder if there will be something that I’ll see to show me that two authors were in fact writing the story. That’s so not the case with these two authors here. I don’t even think about this series being written by two authors now, it’s just that seamless. So I have to commend them for how well they work together and for the end result of their work.

In the end, I love these books. They are fantastically written “New Adult” contemporary books that readers will find themselves falling for the characters and lost within their lives and the world created for them. I highly recommend this series for anyone who loves characters with depth and issues or anyone who’s looking for a lighter read after something a bit darker. For me these books always came at just the right time and I’m really looking forward to the next book because I know Grey’s going to take readers on a wild, wild ride. So, what are you waiting for? Go get these books and enjoy!

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27 reviews13 followers
November 13, 2015

This is the first time I have ever loved a sequel even more than the first book!

Noelle August is actually Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger coming together to make this completely addicting trilogy.

This story follows Alison and Adam, who are both seen in the first book which follows Ethan and Mia. In the first book, Adam is just the owner of Boomerang, and is seen as more of a business professional without much of a life outside of that. He is extremely reserved. Alison is seen in the first book as Ethan's ex, who is honestly quite a mess and we don't like very much in the first book.

With that said, I walked into this book thinking I didn't really care about either Adam or Alison. I didn't know how they were going to pull me into the story the way I was with the first book.

They proved me wrong right away.

This book felt even more fluid than the first. Ethan and Mia were great, and I loved every bit of their story. However, their issues always felt a little trivial. That if they would just take the time to slow down and think, there wouldn't be so many problems. Alison and Adam made so much sense to me. I never thought to myself "this would never happen in real life" or "this is ridiculous". I was happy when they were happy, I hurt when they hurt, and I was stressed out when they were stressed out. But there was never this feeling of needing to scream at the book "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!".

I also love the way the two books were joined together. It was done so skillfully. I started the book thinking I wanted to hear a lot more about Ethan and Mia, but as time went on I realized that I was so sucked in to Adam and Alison's story, I just wanted to know that Ethan and Mia were still together and going strong. The characters were also brought together in this wonderful way of Mia and Alison being embarrassed and shy around each other at first, but then getting past it and realizing they've both moved on and everything is as it should be. There was no inappropriate girl drama over the fact that Ethan and Mia were now together, but Alison was still around.

We get some real answers in this book about why Adam is so serious and reserved, why Alison cheated on Ethan and the details of all that. The next book will be about Grey, Adam's brother, and I can't wait to find out what happened with their mom. Because if we know anything at this point, we know Noelle August will answer all our questions.
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