Boomerang by Noelle August (Review)


  • Author: Noelle August
  • Series: Boomerang, #1
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Format: Paperback, 325 Pages
  • Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers
  • Links: Goodreads | Amazon


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.


When I was packing to move to a new city, I had tucked Boomerang in one of my many boxes of books and just never seemed to get around to unpacking it once I got to my new place. A few months later I moved, again. This time to a better community and I was finally free to unpack this book and now I can’t believe how stupid I was for not unpacking it sooner!

It’s very rare that I find an authentic New Adult novel these days, rather than just a YA novel in drag. If I had to rate content, I would say that Young Adult novels are usually pretty PG, perhaps in the rarest cases, PG-13/TV-14. And I feel that New Adult novels fall into the NC-17 to R (versus the X of an erotic adult novel) level of what type of content they usually feature and what I expect to read.

I get excited when reading New Adult novels because after a while the cutesy “make out” sessions and super light cuss words (crap, damn..etc.) of the YA world make me feel kind of too self-aware of my so-called maturity (I’m only 23; technically a new adult) with me craving more from the world, story and characters. Mia and Ethan are both authentic and solidly realistic characters with incredible dialogue that felt as real as if I knew them personally. As someone who is a film student I could definitely relate to Mia and loved the fact that she was an aspiring filmmaker too, there are too few characters in novels with aspirations and dreams like this. Ethan was hot, kind, and the farthest thing from a typical Bro-Type MC love interest possible.

There were only few parts of Boomerang that dragged or felt more like a bridge between YA and New Adult, but as a whole the writing duo that is Noelle August have created quite possibly one of my favorite New Adult novels in a long time!

4.5 out of 5

This novel was provided to me in exchange for an honest review through a giveaway hosted by LibraryThing. Many thanks to the publisher, author, and Librarything for giving me the opportunity to review this novel!

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