Bounce: A Boomerang Novel
By Noelle August
Following in the bestselling tradition of Molly McAdams and J. Lynn, this final chapter in the fun and steamy New Adult trilogy by Noelle August (authors Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger) features two aspiring musicians who must choose between their careers…and their sizzling attraction for each other.
Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part.
Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood, plants on her—a kiss that feels very real and not at all “acted. ”
After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs around the studio, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought.
Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.
“For a little while, we just lie there, settling into each other. I force
myself to stay relaxed, when what I really want to do is pull her be-
neath me. Touch her, taste her, feel her. Everything her.”
“Again tears come. I feel like I’m missing everything. Which is
ridiculous. I’m in this paradise, making an actual feature film. I’m
so lucky, and I know it. I just didn’t expect to miss him so much. To
miss Beth. And home. The people at Maxi’s. All of it. My life. My
“I tease his ear with my tongue, telling him things I’ve never
told anyone, about how I want to make him feel, what I want
to do to him.”
Bounce is my absolute favorite book in the Boomerang Trilogy! I could not put it down, and barely took the time to formulate my thoughts and feelings on how well manicured this novel was!
I was a little disappointed to find that my prediction at the end of Rebound, was not correct. I still want the Ice Queen err… Cookie, to get her HEA! That mild disappointment was unhesitatingly done away with as soon as I had reached chapter 2. Skylar and Grey drew me so far into their story that I could feel their emotions. Admittedly, I am still stuck with them in the confines of those pages.
In true Noelle August fashion; Skylar and Grey make a connection far beyond what they have ever felt before, only to have the possibility of a “them” extinguished by extenuating circumstances surrounding their need for the opportunities they have been dealt.
The entire trilogy is full of stories that resemble a modern day Romeo and Juliet, only with out the tragedy.
All about the author sections are borrowed from their amazon author page.
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.