Rebound: A Boomerang Novle
By Noelle August
At Boomerang, one night can change everything…
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, 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?
The character that I liked the least, the one I perceived to be the antagonist in the first book of Noelle August’s Boomerang Trilogy; Boomerang: A Boomerang Novel, is featured as the main character alongside the ever mysterious, successful, 22 year old Adam Blackwood. After reading the first book, I loathed Allison Quick and thought she had an ulterior motive for sticking around in Ethan’s life. I didn’t trust her motives.
About 5 chapters in, I actually ended up liking Allison quite a bit ,
Rebound could possibly be read as a standalone, although you may miss some of the overlapping plot lines and references from Boomerang. The story-lines have a similar feel to them; the whole star-crossed-lovers theme, although the characters involved, Allison and Adam, make it notably more interesting.
Allison and Adam’s secretive pasts leave them both closed off, and rigid, unwilling to let anyone in. When they finally succumb to their desires they unravel all of their deepest darkest secrets, the ones they wish they could forget.
This series keeps getting better and better!
~~Banshee Speculation: I think Cookie’s story unfolds in the final book in the trilogy, Bounce: A Boomerang Novel.
“You have nice shoulders,” she says. “I noticed earlier. Nice ev-
“Thanks.” Glancing up, I see that she’s still smiling. “I like your
everything too.” – page 35
“As you can see, Mr. Blackwood, I’ve already fulfilled my professional
obligations and filled in a profile. Let’s do you.”
He arches an eyebrow. “By all means,” he says, grinning. “Let’s
do me.” – page 59
“I bring my mouth to her soft lips. A brush was all I thought I
wanted. We’re both out of breath and we’re in the middle of a race.
But passing taste isn’t enough. It never is with her.” – page 187
NOELLE AUGUST is an anagram for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Just kidding, it’s a pen name!
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.