Boomerang: A Boomerang Novel

Boomerang: A Boomerang Novel

by Noelle August


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The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August.

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062331069
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Series: A Boomerang Novel Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 797,201
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Noelle August is a pseudonym for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Veronica Rossi is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Lorin Oberweger is an award-winning writer. Together, they create a strong voice with a fun, smart wit.

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Boomerang: A Boomerang Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Fun Read. I won this book in a giveaway and I am really glad I did, because otherwise I might have missed a cute read. Its not normally the kind of book I gravitate toward but as soon as I started to read it I was hooked. It was filled with humor, romance and complex and likable character, an interesting storyline that was told both from Mia and Ethan's point of view, which resulted in me having a hard time putting the book down. Perfect summer read and I am curious where the story will go from here. Very entertaining and fun Read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
....didn't care for how it ended. Like the story just shut down, as if there weren't any loose ends! Like what happened to Nana or how'd her get corrupted? Was it foul play? Loved the the story in its entirety, just not how it closes.
BoundWithWords More than 1 year ago
So, I really liked some parts of this book but to others parts I was just kinda… Not so head over heels. Let’s talk. What I really liked was the job aspect, Ethan and Mia got the same internship and now (after hooking up) they need to compete for the same job AND the company has a rule against relationships between co-workers – it was so much fun seeing both of them struggling against their attraction (and there was a LOT of attraction), day after day and seeing what kind of crazy things they would do/pass during this time. But this inconvenient situation also gave room for them to really know each other which is something to love on a romance - the building up for the relationship - and I have to admit that they seem a pretty good match. They really seemed to get each other despite the little interactions they had, however they still had a few bumps on the road like any normal couple. And despite Ethan and Mia being good together they also had different ambitions outside the romance world, which made me connect with them so much. I loved how Ethan is still struggling to know what he wants to do with his life, how he always had a plan and now isn’t so sure anymore that it’s going to work or even if is what he really wants – I just started college and always thought I would do veterinarian but now I’m not so sure anymore, and it really hit home how difficult it is to admit that to yourself, make a new plan and tell to yours parents that sacrificed so much already to make that older plan work. On the other side Mia biggest struggle is to record a documentary of her grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer, that will make the world never forget of her, my grandmother also has Alzheimer so it was easy to feel Mia’s pain on losing her role model. So despite all these good things there was still one thing that keep throwing me off the book and it was Ethan’s narrative. It felt kind of… Fake, like he would say all this swear names on his head and them Mia’s POV wouldn’t have any, it just felt like something put there because it’s a “boy thing” you know? Also, oh my god, how many times does this dude can get his dick hard?? Seriously, on the beginning of this book he only needed to see Mia to have an erection. Still this is the one of the best New adult books that I read and this kind of style – more of a romantic comedy and real struggle that new adult’s have, this is the kind of new adult books I’m willing to give a shot. More new adult that is focused on to the new adult peeps okay guys?
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 stars I had heard such good things about this one so I can hardly believe I waited as long as I did to start it! I really liked this one! It was cute, sweet, and a lot of fun. I loved the chemistry and banter between Ethan and Mia and I felt like I was going to scream because of all the tension! Ethan and Mia find themselves in quite the pickle, as they have just woken up together after a drunken night that neither remembers very clearly. Strapped for time, the two are in a rush to get to their new internships, which happen to be at the same building... and at the same company. Things get even more complicated as they find out they are competing for a position at the company and there is a strict no dating policy among employees. Even with their attraction to one another, both Mia and Ethan want the job so they will have to put any lingering feelings on the backburner. Of course, this is easier said than done. Mia and Ethan have such great banter and I love how well they play off of one another. There were points where I was so frustrated with Ethan though because I didn't like seeing Mia get hurt by his unwillingness to be honest with her and himself. Boomerang is the new, hip online dating company and not only can Mia and Ethan not date one another due to the rules, but they are also 'encouraged' to take advantage of the dating service themselves. One thing leads to another, ex-girlfriends get involved, hearts get broken, shenanigans ensue... It definitely makes for a fun ride and I loved seeing Ethan finally reach that moment where he realized he really cared for Mia and wanted to be with her, damn the consequences. I really enjoyed seeing Mia's eccentric family. They are an important part of her life, especially her Nan, whom she admires very much. We don't get as much time with Ethan's family, but they were also really fun to see if only briefly. I also really enjoyed Ethan's roommate Jason and his girlfriend Isis. While the side characters didn't play huge roles, I felt they were still important enough, as they are a part of Ethan and Mia's lives. I can't wait to read Adam and Alison's story next. Both are characters we saw here, so it will be interesting to see how they come together as a couple!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters connection to each other and the whole book was just a great fun read.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
The night was intense and is something both Mia and Ethan will never forget. Frantically trying to piece the fragments of the evening together, they quickly gather up yesterday’s clothing which has been shattered around Ethan’s apartment, the two of them catching glances at one another. The thoughts that they have for each other are mirror reflections: lust, attraction and amazing top off the list. They are both late for their first day at their new jobs so they share a taxi and find themselves staring at the same door. The story is told in alternating chapters with Mia and Ethan each taking turns yet it is a continuous story as the characters fill us in on their emotions and their view of the situation. Inside the office of Boomerang they discover that they will be in competition with one another to get the only paid position that is being offered by the firm. That is not the only problem they have to contend with, they must also not be in any office relationships. This second stipulation is the biggest one the two have to deal with. They cannot stop thinking about each other and working within a few feet inches of each other is making it extremely difficult. They notice everything about each other from each other’s physical characteristics to the way they interact with others. They watched each other, they just cannot hold back. It’s the way the author stretches out these moments, placing them everywhere and not grouping them all together like a steamy romance that I enjoyed. This couple was consumed with each other but knew they had to hold back. Their temptation was so exciting and entertaining yet so unsettling. Ethan’s checkbook is dwindling but this is Mia’s dream job and there is only one paid position, the job goes to ……
LittlePiecesofImagination More than 1 year ago
Noelle August is a hot new name on the New Adult landscape. I knew I’d love Boomerang’s humor and chemistry even before I opened the book because Veronica Rossi is a queen and I adore her books. I had, must admit, never heard of Lorin Oberweger before, but turns out that she has starred Kirkus reviews and everything as a ghostwriter so should speak volume about her talent as well. So yes, Boomerang was a must after I read the synopsis and I may as well tell you all about my thoughts on this fun, chemistry-filled and humorous read.  "On the single most important day of my life, I wake with the thought: Oh crap, where are my panties? " Ethan and Mia as narrators are very good. They have slightly different tones, but we still get the effortless and funny storytelling through both of their eyes. Also, while a good chunk of the book focuses on their romance, Boomerang explores their problems and dreams outside the romance plot as well. Mia’s aspirations and her bond with her grandmother were humbling and inspiring. Ethan’s relationship and problems with her ex and his position as the coach definitely added to the story too. Plus, we have one of my favorite romances: the forbidden kind. Seeing as Adam, Mia and Ethan’s awesome boss, has one rule—no office romances—their attraction basically triples. And that only fueled my desire to see them together.  I loved the banter and the chemistry between Mia and Ethan. I also enjoyed the secondary characters that may come off as a little cliché to some people, but it didn’t bother me the slightest. I especially adored Ethan’s roommates who are a couple and super cute together! Alsooo, LOL at Cookie and Candy! There were a bunch of elements I adored about Boomerang (and the marketing theme was definitely one of them as well), but I felt like towards the end of the novel? It lost a little spark for me. I can’t exactly point fingers to anything specific, but I grew a little tired of the story. Plus there was a tad too much lusting over each other and I wish we had gotten a tiny bit more development for the background stories or something along the lines.  As a whole, Boomerang was really enjoyable and made me laugh a ton, so I can’t wait to read the following stories in this companion series. It’s funny because I was hoping and crossing my fingers that the next book will be about Adam, but boy did I ever not wish for his story to have this leading lady. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea, but I’m willing to give it a try. If it’s anything like Boomerang, it’s bound to entertain and shower us with laughter, intense chemistry and a ton of feels!  Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
** 3.5 stars ** Boomerang was a very charming, lively and quickly-paced story. Yay! While I really liked it, the story has been so heavily hyped as pretty much the best thing to happen to NA in forever. It was really good, but never ventured close to "OMG! This is awesome and you must read it!" territory. For me. Not sure if it's the hype, my mood, or a combination, that left me feeling like "Yeah, this was a good one." The story begins with an awkwardly funny, yet sweet morning after, between Mia and Ethan. When they share a cab to work, they end up at the same office, interning together and competing for the same job. The awkward meter just bumped up a few notches, y'all, and it's fun. Both Mia and Ethan were incredibly likable young adults. Ethan is fresh out of college and the proud papa of ton of student loans. My husband and I have been there and it sucks. I was feeling Ethan's panic. Mia is from a wealthy, successful artistic family, so she doesn't have the financial pressure, but needs the job to help make her own way. Because she didnt have bills and lives with her parents, I didn't quite sympathize with Mia the way I did Ethan, but I respected her. At the Boomerang office, there were a lot of fun moments. Intraoffice relationships are a no-no here, so what are the two to do? Deny, deny, deny that they have feelings for one another, which always goes according to plan. I especially loved when the two were forced to use the dating site, to disastrous results. I really appreciated that the two were on the up-and-up, until Mia pulls a crap move and really puts Ethan in a bad place, professionally and privately. Mia really lost me for a while, and I almost wanted Ethan to completely ditch the idea of being with her. I wasn't quite on board with the way it shook out, but appreciated that it was dealt with. As an aside...It's really interesting. I just came off a story in which a character has black-out sex,meaning she doesn't remember anything, but apparently had sex with a friend. This was really upsetting to her, she remembers nothing beyond kissing, and for me it meant the sex was with dubious consent, at best. In Boomerang, Ethan and Mia woke up naked with no memory of what actually happened, and it was funny (?). Maybe because it's an equals situation here, and no one had the power over the other. Not sure what I'm saying here, or even how I feel exactly. It simply it what it is, in this instance. But I wanted to throw in that commentary, because it was on my mind the entire story. Boomerang was a fun book. The short chapters, and the question format had me rapidly turning the pages and smiling. I'm not sure where the Boomerang series is headed next, but will definitely stay tuned for more. Favorite Quote "Mia," I say, smoothing back her hair, "you said something at the bar yesterday. You said I didn't choose you. That every time we've ended up together, it's been becasue of circumstance. Because we just happened to be at the same place at the same time. You were right. It has been that way, and you deserve better. I'm going to give you better. I want you to know that. When this happens between us, it won't be because we've been thrown together. It'll be because we both choose it."
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
I tried to hold off on reading this one as long as I could, but seeing all the amazing reviews and letting my eyes keep drifting to that amazing cover, I knew I didn't really have a choice. I finally got one free second and I devoured it.  Mia and Ethan spent one night together and secretly plan many more. That is until they see that they work together. At a place that they find out has a strict no dating policy. Add on to the fact that they are competing for a job that they were both promised... Yeah, no bueno. They go through so much to avoid each other, that it keeps bringing them right back together. And it doesn't matter where they are, the time they spend together is ELECTRIC.  I LOVED Ethan. He was so sweet and he seemed to be the perfect man. I wanted to reach inside Boomerang and take him out to have a real life copy of him. He really took great care of Mia. Even when he didn't know he was trying. Which I think makes him one of the best book boys ever. Being amazing while not trying is adorable. As for Mia, she is one impulsive chick. I'm not going to lie though, for a minute there she kind of got on my nerves after that one stunt she pulled, but gradually, I got over it. Overall, she was super smart, innovative, and super creative. And having a degree in broadcast production, I LOVED that she was a film maker.  Mia and Ethan together were a different story. They were magic together. But, you won't see that until the end of the novel. Most of the book is spent trying to keep their distance from each other. But I won't lie and say that they succeed. There are some times they slip up and find themselves in the arms of each other and I can't tell you how much I had to put the book down for a little bit. Ethan is super hot and so sweet with Mia. I loved getting those glimpses of them together. But sometimes it was like torture. Like during the "office scene" I wanted something to happen RIGHT THERE so bad, but of course, it was ruined. I really hated their interruption for the rest of the book lol Lastly, there's the writing style. I thought of this book like a hilarious movie playing out in my mind. It was absolutely hilarious. I found myself reading it at the gym and getting dirty looks from people that seemed so upset that I wasn't feeling the burn. I'm sure they were thinking "Seriously, who's that happy at the gym..." but that's beside the point. This book had me laughing in the weirdest places.  It's not normal that I write in all caps so often in my reviews, so clearly this book was something special. I loved the characters, the realistic writing style, and the relationship Ethan and Mia share. Noelle August (who I just found out is Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger!) make for a hilariously, sexy New Adult novel that everyone can enjoy.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I learned something important today: I must read author bios more closely when I do promo posts. Why? you may ask. What does this have to do with Boomerang? I HAD NO IDEA NOELLE AUGUST WAS REALLY VERONICA ROSSI AND ANOTHER AUTHOR WRITING TOGETHER. Ok, now I feel better. Seriously, I loved this book. It was everything I could want in a new adult book. It was sassy and sexy, sweet and funny. When Mia awakens naked with total(ly gorgeous) stranger Ethan, she doesn’t remember the details of how they met or what they did together. She also doesn’t know that things are about to get a whole lot more interesting for both of them as they realize that not only their internships are with the same company, but that they’re competing for a coveted position within Boomerang.  Boomerang might be a dating company, but they have a strict policy that forbids coworkers from dating each other. So no matter the attraction and chemistry they shared, a relationship of any kind between Mia and Ethan is out of the question while they’re both interning with Boomerang. The full-time job that’s up for grabs is something both characters desperately want/needs, so they’re willing to try to put a cap on their attraction and see what happens. Of course, the more they work together, the more difficult it is to resist each other – and it’s even harder to watch the other person go on the requisite dates with Boomerang clients. Things were bound to begin to get messy.  Mia and Ethan were absolute GOLD together. Not only did they have the sassy and sarcastic banter I love in books like this, but they complemented each other perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship grow as they spent more time together for work. Of course, it was even more fun to read along as the oh-so-fuzzy details of their night together began to come back to them. Steamy! But, more than the steam factor was the actual slow burn with which their relationship built. There were some great, swoony moments in this book that gave me all kinds of feels.  I’m so excited about this new series. This was one of those books I didn’t know much about before I sat down to read it, but once I started, I couldn’t think of putting it down. I can’t wait until boss man Adam gets his own book this fall!  I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
chelleyreads More than 1 year ago
(Originally posted on Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks book blog) **I'm giving Boomerang 3.75/5 stars. I was very excited to read Boomerang because it's co-written with Veronica Rossi who wrote the YA novel Under the Never Sky which I really liked, 2) the plot is reminiscent of one of my favorite romance of all time, Julie James' Practice Makes Perfect, and 3) a few people I follow on Twitter who got to read it early were talking about how good it is. I'm glad I read Boomerang. I enjoyed it a lot but I had certain expectations about how Mia and Ethan were going to connect and it didn't happen. I wasn't exactly disappointed that my expectations weren't met because the story was fine as it was. But I had it built up in my head and I was waiting for things to happen that didn't and I couldn't help feeling somewhat let down. Okay, what I loved about Boomerang were Ethan and Mia. They were great individuals. Mia was the kind of girl I wanted to be in my early twenties. Yeah, she had her moments of doubts, such as if she'll ever be as great as her famous photographer mother, and she had her boy problems, but overall, she had self-confidence, was very comfortable in her skin and she was secure about who she was and her passion for film. Ethan was the ultimate nice guy. He may even have been too perfect... I'm trying to think of a character flaw and I can't come up with anything. He was hot (of course!) but besides that he worked hard, he coached a youth soccer team, he had a great relationship with his parents... he was just a really decent, stand-up guy. **Alison, his ex-girlfriend who cheated on him, was a fool for cheating on him!** And unlike the typical NA male, he does not have a deep, dark past he had to get over. Same goes for Mia--with the exception of watching her beloved grandmother succumb to Alzheimer, she's a happy girl. As I've mentioned, I thought I was getting a Practice Makes Perfect sort of story. If you don't know, Practice Makes Perfect is about two top lawyers who are competing to be chosen to make partner at the law firm they both work at. In front of their colleagues, they acted very professional and civil towards each other, but behind closed doors there were a lot smart banter and shenanigans as they tried to one-up the other. But underneath all the bickering, they were undeniably attracted to each other. I was expecting the same in Boomerang between Mia and Ethan. I thought I was going to get the same battle-of-the-sexes-laced-with-humor sort of deal. But it wasn't like that with Mia and Ethan. There wasn't any one-up-manship and they basically try to keep away for each other despite being attracted like magnets. Their whole deal was more serious in tone rather than humorous. Like I said, they were soulmates, but tried to stay apart for the sake of winning the job at the end of their internship. It was actually kind of painful as a reader to see them apart when you know they should be together. I did really enjoy Boomerang. I adored Mia and Ethan's characters, the pacing of the story was well done and I liked its dual perspective. I liked knowing what the other was thinking and the characters' voices were distinct enough that I always knew whose head I was in. Boomerang had a lot of sweet and swoony moments that satisfied my romantic heart. I am very excited to find out who the next couple will be in the next book in the series. I'll certainly be picking up book 2.