Book Talk: Boomerang by Noelle August

Book Talk: Boomerang by Noelle AugustBoomerang by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Published by William Morrow on July 8, 2014
Genres: Contemporary New Adult, New Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: For Review

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher. This in no way swayed my opinion of the book. Pinky swear!




Want an “at a glance” look at what I thought? Check out my Review On A Post-It or my “Final Thought”


That awkward moment when you have a drunken hookup which makes you almost late for your first day at your new internship only to find out, when you get out of the cab you shared, that you are working at the same place — a hot new dating service called Boomerang that focuses on a more fun, fling type of relationship rather than trying to put a ring on it. Add in sexual tension, a strict “no dating co-workers” policy and a competition to get the ONE job being offered after internship completion. FUN RIGHT??

a2*slow claps* And the award for Jamie’s favorite New Adult book goes to…..BOOMERANG.



I was really excited about Boomerang because half of the writing team that is Noelle August is Veronica Rossi — the author of one of my favorite series. I knew that if anyone could do the New Adult thang right it would be her. AND RIGHT SHE DID. Or WRITE SHE DID? Both I suppose.

1. This is the kind of New Adult romance that is for me: I want all sorts of genres but it’s simply lacking right now. And the stuff that is there is contemporary and romance….but it’s not for me mostly. I’ve tried but it’s too angsty and all has too many tropes that I don’t like at ALL. Boomerang was sooooo refreshing in that way. It was a contemporary romance set between twenty-somethings who are doing things that people entering adulthood do — getting internships/jobs, trying to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their life and looking for LOVE (or hooking up haha). There’s drama but not the kind that turned me off to New Adult books. SO BRAVO BOOMERANG. If more contemporary New Adult was like you, I’d be all over it!

2. Boomerang was so FUN: I just had so much fun while reading this book! The romance is fun — their banter is adorable and I loved how hard they tried to fight their attraction and be grownups at work (at a dating service!) about it when their company policy says they can’t be together. The competition between them to land the coveted job was so cute — they wanted to destroy each other to do what was best for them (getting the job) but they also wanted what they heart wanted. I also had fun with the hilarity of the dates they had to go on FOR Boomerang purposes — the dates themselves but also the jealousy it brought out in each of them.  Just all around Boomerang was a FUN romance to read and it makes a really great beach read!

3. MMKAY SEXYTIMES: I’m just saying there are sexytimes. That cover might  make it look all sweet and innocent but, while it IS sweet, prepare the fans because it sure got steamy sometimes.  It’s not the whole book but there are definitely some passionate sexytimes in this book. JUST SO YOU KNOW. I’m not going to lie I blushed a few times. Also, because they can’t be together because of work the sexual tension is intense! And knowing that Veronica Rossi was half of the sexytime writing duo makes me want her to give us some sort of sexytime UTNS spinoff!! AMIRITE?



factors+ how fun it was, the romance, easy to get into, perfect summer/beach kind of read, fresh plot,
nothing really

Re-readability: Probably not but that’s not an indication of how I enjoyed it! I can’t WAIT for the next book in the trilogy featuring 2 minor characters from Boomerang!

Would I buy a copy for my collection? I have one! The next home it’s going to is my sister who will LOVE THIS ONE. I know she will.

a5readers who have thus far not enjoyed what the majority of the New Adult scene has looked like, contemporary romance fans, readers who like sexytimes, readers who enjoy “forbidden” romances

a8Boomerang was that kind of fun, sexy book I needed this summer where I loved the characters a lot and the romantic tension made me fly through the pages. I’m going to blame the fact my temperature was rising on the summer weather here in Pennsylvania rather than the sexytimes and flirtatious banter…no seriously it was HAWT. Boomerang is a welcome addition to the New Adult scene that, on a personal level, hasn’t really impressed me yet. Cannot to learn more about Adam and Alison in the second book!!


Boomerang by Noelle August

a8j* Have you read this one? What did you think? Similar or different from me? I would LOVE to hear regardless!
*If you haven’t read it, does this series feel like something you’d be into?
Did you have to fan yourself like I did???
Do you have any other New Adult recommendations based on the fact I really enjoyed this one??


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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Hell yeah, I want to read Boomerang. You just confirmed it. Heee

    Also, it’s only $2.99 Kindle, I think I’m going to buy it.

  2. Yay!!! I’m so happy that you loved this one! I bought it for Kindle a week or so ago and I am so excited to read it! I mean it’s Veronica Rossi!!!! I’m glad to hear it breaks from the usual NA tropes. Now I’m even more excited to read it. I kinda want to drop everything and start reading it right now!

    • RIGHT? As soon as I heard she was writing this I was like YES YES YES. I know she will not fail me. And she didn’t! I just was so sick of the same ol’ cliche things in NA and I’m just personally not into some of the more popular titles that are out there right now…they just didn’t do it for me..but THIS was exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Sounds like a good books, adding it to my list!


    That is all.

  5. yay, everyone says this is SUPER FUN and it def sounds like a NA i’d like!! i wish more NA were light-hearted like this one seems to be. love!

  6. I’m with you on NA in general. I don’t read a lot of it, but mostly because I’ve felt like most of the ones have the same angsty feeling to them. Boomerang was definitely something different, and I liked that! I really enjoyed how fun it was, and how the romantic tension was played. So, so good!

  7. I’ve been seeing everyone love this one! I have it on my kindle already so I’m excited! I’m glad it’s not the usual angsty NA. If you’re looking for more FUN NA, I totally recommend Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey. Betty told me to read it and I did and LOVED it. It’s seriously one of my favorite NAs; totally fun, hilarious, and also another “forbidden” type romance! You should check it out!

  8. I’m so glad to here that you likes this one! I bought it on a whim last week knowing nothing about it. It just sounded cute and was cheap. Now I can’t wait to read it!!

  9. Great review, Jamie! I’m currently reading IN BLOOM by Katie Delahanty (review goes up next week – it’s great!) and it has me hankering for some more New Adult fiction, as well; this sounds like a great one to try! Thanks so much for the review; really enjoyed it, as usual. 🙂

  10. I haven’t read Boomerang YET. It is pretty high up my list. I don’t really read a lot of NA, it just doesn’t really appeal to me, but I want to read it for the same reasons you did. I mean… Veronica Rossi. Do I need to say more?
    Anyway, It’s on my kindle (thanks for the heads up!)