Review Blog Tour & Giveaway:
Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August
BookCrushin is so happy to take part in the REBOUND by Noelle August Blog Tour! In this post you will find an all the book information, an excerpt, my spoiler-free review as well as a tour-wide giveaway! I devoured this series and cannot wait for the next installment, BOUNCE! Hope you enjoy them too!
Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August
At Boomerang, one night can change everything…
Noelle August has taken the New Adult genre by storm, and readers can’t wait to see what chaos, confusion, and connections arise at the Boomerang offices next.
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-three, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
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. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.
When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.
Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?
Ali laughs. Her gaze feels like sunshine on my back, but I don’t turn around. I pull my wetsuit up to my waist, adjusting myself so I’m comfortable. The cool Neoprene layer feels familiar and my body responds, my heart thumping hard, anticipation rushing through my veins. The prospect of the ocean always does this to me. This has nothing to do with the girl behind me.
Ali’s voice is close. Turning, I almost bump into her.
Her wetsuit is all the way on, which is good. And terrible.
“What’s up?” I ask.
She smells like suntan oil and peaches. This close, I see that her cheeks are turning slightly pink from the sun. With her hair pulled back, no makeup, and the wetsuit covering her completely, she looks better than she has all week at the office. Better than she did in the Catwoman costume. There’s something powerful about her now. The way her slender legs are planted firmly on the swaying boat, like she’s not trying at all. She’s at home on the water. This from an admitted equestrian. I can only imagine what she’s like with her horses.
“Sorry, but . . .” She smiles and points at her back. “My zipper’s jammed.” She turns around and pulls her ponytail up. “Can you help me out?”
“Sure. You want this on, right? Just want to be sure.”
I can’t see her face, but I know she’s smiling. “Yes. On please.”
I allow myself a moment to enjoy the way she looks right in front of me. Then I take the zipper leash, letting my knuckles drift over her back, just above the knot of her bikini.
If I weren’t completely focused on her, I’d have missed the way she curls slightly toward me.
Focus, Blackwood. Zip the wetsuit up.
Spoiler-free Review:[book rating=4.0/5.0]
I devoured Boomerang and immediately sought out the follow-up companion Rebound…and I ate this novel up too! Wow, it’s hard to tell you how much I enjoyed a book without sounding so repetitive –but I LOVED these books! Rebound is a fun, witty and emotional romantic novel. Not the ‘ugly cry’ emotion but the ‘damn you why is everyone so afraid of love’ type of emotion.
So I knew Adam was the real deal–total book boyfriend material from the get go in book 1, but the opening scene between him and Alison was seriously so HOT I needed a fan! I mean he is a rich, brooding, surfer hunk wrapped up in mystery and I was drawn to him and everything about him worked me into a frenzy. Like give me a real life Blackwood and I will give you my first born…or whatever.
Alison was another story. I wasn’t a fan of hers from the word 1…but damn did I feel for her by mid-book. I wanted her to have her HEA too and I really truly could see she was a decent, caring, human being. Plus she loves down and out horses and rehabs them. Nothing is more honorable to me than an animal lover who will take on the hard cases and give them love and a better life. Especially someone who has a ton of money and never goes a day without wanting anything in life…except those things money can’t buy–like respect, decency and love.
This book had a lot to be jealous of, hot girls, hot guys, hot cars, swanky business life, money, boats, vacations…but one last thing made me the most envious and left me crying with thoughts of–why can’t I?–have a kick ass Halloween party? HA! No seriously…still the most stand out part of this book for me! Says a lot about my personality than it does about the book. But seriously super fun times.
This series has become one of my favorite lighthearted but still emotional new adult reads with stellar writing and plentiful plot! Plus serious sexual tension–which is a must for me– with each forbidden romance so far & I can barely wait for the final book, BOUNCE to come out this fall! I could see the Grey Blackwood breakdown & rebound coming from a mile away! Excited for rocker boy Grey, but sad that we don’t get a story about Cookie. That girl needs to find her match! Please write her book, I am begging here!!
Everything I want in a new adult, contemporary romance novel and series I have found in Boomerang and Rebound! Hope you give these characters a chance at getting under your skin and discover this fantastic series!
Author Bio: Noelle August
Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind the Boomerang series. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, Facebook & Twitter!
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