Author: Noelle August
Publisher: William Morrow
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Welcome to Boomerang.com, 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? (Goodreads summary.)
When I first saw the cover for this book, I did not want to read it at all. It's just such a cutesy, romantic cover and those always put me off. I also have a really hit and miss relationship with new adult books, so that didn't help either. So, what changed my mind? The fact that Noelle August is the pen name for Lorin Oberweger and Veronica Rossi. You read that right, VERONICA ROSSI! Author of the amazing Under the Never Sky series and creator of brilliant character like Aria, Perry and Roar. I would read anything that woman writes. Anything! Not sure why they decided to go for Noelle August, they write New Adult together though so makes sense to choose a name with the initials NA.
I remember just how much I enjoyed the Under the Never Sky series and how much the romance in that worked. It was my ideal romance, it had all the swoon there but it was never over done. I also loved all of the characters, Rossi is a genius when it comes to characters. Roar is honestly one of the greatest secondary characters that I have ever come across. I thought about the kinds of characters she writes, the romance she creates and I wondered just what she could do with a new adult book. I admit to being pretty excited to jump in and find out.
If I could describe this book in one word then it would definitely be fun! It's an easy, enjoyable read and so quick to get through as well. I usually struggle with new adult because a lot of it is filled with ridiculous drama and way too much angst. There was none of that here. Okay, maybe there was the tiniest amount of drama, but it wasn't too an unbearable degree. This focused more on fun, on sexual tension, banter between characters and tender, sweet moments. I was sold from the very first page when Mia wakes up in a strangers bed, trying to figure out what the hell she did the night before.
After a night that neither Ethan or Mia can remember, they both wind up outside Boomerang's offices and quickly realise that they are now going to be working together. What they don't bank on is the fact that they are now competing against each other to secure a job at the end of the summer. There's also the fact that Boomerang has a policy against co-workers dating. So... complicated much. It all makes for funny moments, way too much sexual tension to deal with and complete lack of will power on both characters parts. I LOVE IT!
I was a fan of all the hilarious banter and the back and forth between the main characters, Mia and Ethan. They did have me laughing quite a bit and I thought they were both such likeable characters. If you have read the UTNS trilogy then you'll remember just how funny Roar is as a character, this book is filled with characters like that. I laughed a lot during this book, I found it so easy to get through and had such a fun time reading it.
I think this would be perfect for fans of YA who want to try out the NA genre. It's much more focused on the hilarious banter than it is on sex. It's a really quick, easy and fun read; literally only took me a few hours to get through this one. I had a lot of fun reading it, it's not a really memorable story and it's definitely not unique, but it was fun. I know it's going to have companion novels released, which I might read, but I thought this worked really well as a standalone.
*I received a copy of this novel from the author/publisher/publicist via Edelweiss in exchange for a free and honest review and received no monetary compensation for this review.