Mini Reviews #4: Rebound and Bounce (Boomerang #2 and #3)

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I recently finished Noelle August's (the writing duo of Veronica Rossi and Lorn Oberweger) Boomerang trilogy, and instead of subjecting you guys to two separate posts of shorter, gushy reviews, I decided to roll them both into one! A mini review two-fer special, if you will. Here it goes!


Rebound by Noelle August
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Format/Source: ebook, won. Thanks, Sarah!
Rating: 4/5 stars
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.
I was excited to find out we were getting Adam's story, but I was a little iffy when I read that he would be involved with Ali. But of course, I trusted that Oberweger and Rossi knew their characters better than I did, and I ended up loving them together.
There was a lot more angst between this pair than in the previous book because of the nature of their pasts, but it was still a lot of fun to read. They're both quick and witty, so there was tons of great banter, and of course, their chemistry was incredible. 
I love this cast of characters; Grey and Philippe were hilarious additions. I love how in sync Ali and Adam are with each other and how well they fit as a couple. I loved watching them come to terms with themselves as individuals, so they could grow together. Basically Adam and Ali (and this book) are everything I wanted them to be and more. 
Bounce by Noelle August
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Format/Source: ebook, purchased.
Rating: 4/5 stars

Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part.

Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood, plants on her—a kiss that feels very real and not at all “acted. ” 

After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs around the studio, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought. 

Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: I love music-centric books. They are my favorites, so I'm not at all surprised I love this book. 

I loved the friendships in Bounce, especially the Skyler/Mia/Beth one because I live for strong female friendships in YA/NA. Skyler and Grey's friendship was also great and so fun to watch progress into something more. Their shared passion for music was beautiful, and one of my favorite passages I've ever read was something Grey thought to himself early on in the novel:

"Music is where I belong. Music is my home. Music doesn't ever leave, or give you up, or smack you around, or treat you like someone else's dirty laundry. It doesn't want you to be better than you are. It doesn't make you feel forgotten, or unimportant, or ashamed. Music is all. It's everything. Home."

I got chills reading that. So accurate. I don't know what I loved more: Grey and Skyler's relationship, or that whole line. Both are pretty magical, and I adored them. 

If you like cute, funny, delicious NA, I very highly recommend Noelle August's Boomerang series. Seriously, go one-click them, and let me know what you think. ;)








2 comments:

  1. Looks like the Boomerang series ended on a positive note! I read a sample of the first book but never bought it. I wish it was an audiobook!

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    1. It would be good as an audiobook ,especially with the right narrator, but I'd definitely recommend buying a physical copy or ebook copy anyway. :)

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