Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

February 16, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 6 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Boomerang by Noelle AugustBoomerang
by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: July 8, 2014 by HarperCollins, William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: eBook
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3.5 Stars
Source: Purchased

Welcome to, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?


I found out about this book because HarperCollins contacted me to review Rebound for their blog tour. Since it is the second book, I decided to purchase Boomerang and read the series from the beginning.

This story starts with our two MC’s, Mia and Ethan waking up together after a night they spent together but have no recollection of. Mia wake up in a hurry because she is late for her new job and it turns out, Ethan is late to his first day on the job as well. They both get in the same cab and when they arrive their destinations, they find out that they will be competing for their job position at Boomerang, an online dating company, since there is only one spot available and there are rules: Relationship between the interns is forbidden. Mia and Ethan try to avoid one another but their attraction is undeniable.

I was expecting to love this book because the premise sounds interesting but it turns out, I only liked it. Do not get me wrong. The story is great, the characters are great, but I just wanted more…excitement and more situations where these two characters had more chances to get together alone. Aside from that, it was an enjoyable story that many will love. The romance was built up slowly, which is something I am liking very much in NA books and pretty much any category. These two characters got to start off as friends and their witty conversations were fun to read about. The friends Mia and Ethan have are amazing. They are fun and loyal and very interesting. The one character that I actually loved but the characters disliked was Cookie. She is very demanding and kind of rude, but she made the story quite fun.

“Get them to me in an hour or I’ll have your Puerto Rican ass deported, and no, I don’t care if that’s impossible. I could find a way and don’t you doubt it for one goddamn…”
Crazy Cookie right there. I found this part funny because I am Puerto Rican and still live here.

I am most looking forward to Rebound because the hot-shot boss of Mia and Ethan, Adam Blackwood, gets his story and I’m very excited about this! I still don’t know if I will like him with Alison, who is Ethan’s ex but I guess we will see.

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About Noelle August

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.

Veronica and Lorin met at a writing workshop and just knew they were destined to create awesome things together.

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6 responses to “Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

  1. Shame you didn’t like it more, but get where you’re coming from. I’ve only read a few chapters and while I did like it, overall, wasn’t too impressed with it, maybe that’s because I read a few mixed reviews beforehand? Either way, I’m definitely checking out Veronica Rossi’s YA series (heard nothing but good things about them.)

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