Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

18869613Boomerang (Boomerang, #1) by Noelle August

Published June 10, 2014, by William Morrow.

New Adult > Contemporary, Romance


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?

WOW. This was all kinds of hot. Like smoldering-steamy-sexy-hot scenes!! This book successfully made me blush all the time while reading, and then while thinking back to what I just read.

It’s official (thanks to Boomerang): NA is now my go-to for swoony *not so guilty* ~pleasure~ reads. As I’ve become an older reader, YA romances just haven’t given me the sexy swoons as much as I’ve been wanting out of romance books. But boy, this book was just what I needed! I can’t believe that I’m just discovering NA romances. I can totally see myself becoming an NA romance junkie. Ok, not really, but I see myself enjoying them a lot in the future.

First: there’s banter. I’ve said it before, banter makes romance soooo much better in my eyes. Second: there’s both a physical and emotional connection! There’s love and lust! Third: there’s a story besides the romance that’s unique and fun. I loved the idea of the Boomerang dating app.

Not only were the elements for the story there, but the characters were great too! Ethan was so sweet, but again, totally made me blush. Gosh, even Mia made me blush! Mia was competitive and smart. Neither character stood out to me as particularly special, but the scenes showcasing their chemistry (not just sexy times chemistry, but workplace and serious topic chemistry, too) made this story successful for me.

I mentioned the fact that there’s a story besides the romance as a positive. The fact that both Ethan and Mia are interns forced to use the dating app Boomerang made for an entertaining turn of events. Their dates with the other people they found through the app were so funny and awkward, but enjoyable to read nonetheless! They allowed us to see both of them come to terms with the fact that they really felt something for the other person. Those scenes made me want to yell at them to “GO FOR IT ALREADY! Ditch this date and go for her/him!”

If you couldn’t tell, I really enjoyed this one! An impulse read at the time, Boomerang fulfilled just what I was looking for. It’s a super lusty and swoony and cute romance that left me wanting to dive right into the next book in this series!

Are you a big NA reader? Clearly, I need recommendations for other great NA books! I’ve been missing out! Please please please share your favorites with me!

2 thoughts on “Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

  1. I read this book a while back and remember loving it. I even have the next two books in the series and I’ve not read them and I wish I knew why! I think a reread may be necessary shortly. It really was a fun read with serious moments in there but it was great with the swoons! NA is a genre I don’t read loads of (I went through a phase with it) because it’s a mixed bag in there. You have your good romance and then angst ridden reads thrown in and it’s too difficult to find the good from the bad I find. It may have improved now, though.

    1. I’m a total NA newbie, but I was wary to start reading it for that reason. I see all those covers with shirtless guys on the front, and I’m like, “Is that really what I want to be reading?!” I’ll have to do some more research before I delve further into the genre to find the good stuff, but for now I’ll stick with this series! 🙂

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