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(Boomerang #2)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  1,090 ratings  ·  242 reviews

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, thro

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Published February 10th 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Melissa (Ever So Mela)
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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 Boomeran
Robin (Bridge Four)
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 o
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***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 bus
Jul 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
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 ...more
Jul 21, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
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.)
Jan 17, 2015 marked it as never-finished
Shelves: pub-harper
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 Boomera ...more
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
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 lif
Danielle (Love at First Page)
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 d
nick (the infinite limits of love)

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 w
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Claudia B.
Jul 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: accio
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... ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Jaime Arkin
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
Christy LoveOfBooks

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 i
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

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
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, read-in-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 aw ...more
Jul 05, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, pub-2015
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.
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,

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).

Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
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 probabl ...more
⚜ Antonella ⚜

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 pa
Lisa (lifeinlit)
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 s
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ke
Dark Faerie Tales
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

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 b
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
I was thisclose to DNFing this one. I'm glad I stuck it out but I'm still underwhelmed. ...more
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For more reviews, visit my blog at Bittersweet Reads.

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 so
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
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 n
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
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
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it

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 bo
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
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I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Willam Morrow Paperpacks via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication data is February 10th 2015.

In trying to express my thoughts on this story I compare it to an old pair of jeans. While you have other pairs that may be newer or more expensive or stylish you keep returning to the old pair because you like the comfort of the way they fit and how th
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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.

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