The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August
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?
Oh boy… one night, a lot of liquor and no memory of what exactly happened… Typical night right? Wait, yours didn’t happen like that? Well, mine didn’t either but it makes for a good story right?
Mia wakes up on the day of her internship in a stranger’s bed and she doesn’t remember what happened or where exactly her panties are… or her clothes for that matter. A quick scan of the room doesn’t help solve that mystery but, there is an amazing man with an amazing body there… That should make the walk of shame a bit easier to tolerate right? Well, if she wasn’t running late, has no clean clothes and some strange stain on her dress. Oh the dilemmas.
And then there’s Ethan. He has no idea what happened last night either but that body he wakes up with is more than what he has ever wanted. Only one problem, he is late for the first day on the job as well. But it’s fine, they are headed in the same direction, the can share a cab. As it turns out they are going to be sharing a job too, for now.
The chemistry between Ethan and Mia is explosive but there are so many other issues involved here. Ethan really needs this job, Mia really wants this job. So game on. But it becomes so much more than just a friendly competition. It becomes so much more when they hear the rules of the game they are about to play and things will heat up, sparks will fly, tempers will flare and love may even become the victor. May become the victor…
Now, I don’t know how many of you have dealt with the internship to get a job, but this was a great reminder of how much fun my internship really wasn’t. I had hours to work and people to please and errands to run. I don’t know about these two, but not only did I not get paid to be the grunt, I had to pay my college for it as if it were any other class. This book was a flashback for me of my days of being below the bottom of the totem pole.
Speaking of flashbacks… this book is loaded with them, but they all seem to revolve around that one night that Ethan and Mia cannot seem to remember. I am always nervous when flashbacks hit in books because sometimes you have no idea what is going on or where that came from. And even though there was no real lead in into the flashbacks, I never felt lost or confused. Of course, I think it helped that the flashbacks all blurred around that one night. But it was an easy to read through them and to be back in the present. It flowed nicely in and out of them.
This book is told in a duel perspective. So there are several lines that seem to repeat, but I actually appreciated the book a little bit more because of that. I felt like I had a greater understanding of Ethan and of Mia because we got to read the same scenes from two different perspectives. It made it that much more real.
One thing I did really appreciate about this book is that the two characters came from completely different backgrounds, but still found common ground. I love that for this one book, no one had that tragically scarred past that was preventing them from moving forward. I am not saying that the characters were perfect, but they each had plans and goals and achieving them was top priority.
Now, I have to say I loved the tension between the two. The banter and the arguments and the ridiculous things they did and said to each other. They dialogue was perfect for their personalities and was an added highlight for this book.
I read this book straight through because I wanted more of Ethan. He knew about Mia’s past relationship and what it did to her and I loved that he had a sweet conscious. He truly cared about people the same way Mia did, which is probably one reason his character just touched me. He was more than just an average alpha male that I read in so many books. He had a softer side (don’t tell him that because he thinks he’s pretty rugged and badass) that just spoke to me.
This book is a great read and I would highly recommend it! I loved the characters, the banter, the love. It was inspiring and encouraging for anyone who has dreams of their own. Five stars and one stole heart. I loved this book!
ABOUT NOELLE AUGUST
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. While teacher/parent night put an end to her first experiments in fiction, she’d already caught the bug and eventually made a career of all things story. As a long-time independent editor and story development guru, Lorin’s client successes range from small press publications to major bestselling novels. She’s an award-winning author and has also worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects. Her work has received starred Kirkus reviews and glowing mentions in The New York Times. Oh, she did get to see a kibbutz, eventually, and found out she had it pretty much right all along.
Veronica and Lorin met at a writing workshop and just knew they were destined to create awesome things together.