2 New Adult Romances I’ve Read Recently

I don’t read a lot of New Adult but I’ve been trying to find things that I think I might like because I LOVE the idea of reading about twenty-somethings. So let’s talk about two that I read this month!

 

Luck on the line zoraida cordova

Luck on the Line by Zoraida Cordova

This one was enjoyable and OH BOY did it make me HUNGRY. A lot of the story takes place in a restaurant and the male lead is a chef soooo FOOD FOOD FOOD so naturally I was into that though I think it is the author’s duty to send samples of the food to readers whilst reading because COME ONNN. Oh did I mention he’s a really HOT chef? I really enjoyed Lucky as a heroine — she’s headstrong and confident but she totally is a mess the way a lot of us are in our early twenties. I loved that Lucky kind of bounced from one thing to another in this journey to figure out what she wanted. I think Zoraida captured that “I don’t know what I want to do with my life” feeling so well. Plus Lucky has this guilt from her father’s death that has always kind of lingered with her and caused this growing fracture between her and her mom (who is a hot mess). I enjoyed the romance because it is a trope I LOVE (a “hate” to love story) and I enjoyed their amusing banter throughout the book. I think the only thing I was disappointed in was that the tension between them was going so well and then when they finally had “a moment” where things could change between them it went at breakneck speed to intense love. The sexytimes were…well SEXY…especially a certain kitchen scene. But I just felt like a serious love relationship came too fast for my own taste.  It was an enjoyable romance that read quickly and is perfect if you want a lighter romance without TOO much angst.  Oh hey and it’s $2.99 for Kindle!

Rating

RATING-LIKED

 

 

Rebound Noelle August

Rebound by Noelle August

Man, I have to say I didn’t LOVE this one like I did the first book in this series, Boomerang. I liked it and it definitely held my attention but it didn’t shine for me as Boomerang did which is a shame because I was really excited to get to know more about Adam and Alison — the CEO of Boomerang and the daughter of a potential investor who also know as Ethan’s former girlfriend who cheated on him (which I LOVED getting to see the other side of THAT story). I thought the romance was kind of similar to Mia and Ethan (no idea who each other is when they first hook up…oh and it’s a sexy scene) and then find that it complicates things professionally but I found this one to be more angsty and dramatic than Boomerang. It was nice to see our favorite characters again and get to know these two better but I don’t know…the spark I felt for Boomerang just wasn’t there despite there being some really great moments.

I enjoyed it just fine but surprisingly I didn’t fall in love with Adam and Alison like I thought I would.  Both of their stories were interesting and their chemistry was good (seriously sexy!!!) but I just didn’t feel giddy about them like I did Mia and Ethan. I think maybe because both Adam and Alison have these major trust issues and these bad things that happened and it fell more in line with the New Adult “saving each other from the past” stuff I don’t like? I can’t quite put my finger on it. Despite that, the writing is still fantastic and I LOVE getting to know all these employees at Boomerang which seems like such a fun company to work for. I really do love that these books continue to showcase twenty-somethings trying to figure things out career-wise and with themselves in those tumultuous 20’s years in addition to all the romance. I will DEFINITELY be reading the next book because it stars GREY who is Adam’s brother who we got a nice glimpse of in this one and from what was teased he’s going to have an interesting story!

Rating

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Have you read either of these? What did you think if you have? ALSO I would really love some New Adult recs — in any genre not just romance. I love the idea of reading about twenty-somethings trying to figure out life, work, romance, etc.

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
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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”

 

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

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*THIS BOOK IS ONLY $2.99 FOR KINDLE AS I WRITE THIS. GO FORTH. SKIP THAT LATTE IF YOU HAVE TO*

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?

 

a6RATING-reallyliked

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!!

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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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