*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The synopsis of Boomerang was what really drew me in, at first. It sounded like it was going to be a fun read.
As I started reading, I was immediately hooked. Mia and Ethan wake up together in bed. Of course, the assumption is they slept together, but neither one can remember what really happened since both were so drunk. Mia is sure that nothing happened between them, but Ethan thinks otherwise. So who's right? We get bits and pieces of that drunken night as the story goes on and close to ending, we get the full picture. I loved the fact that they couldn't remember what happened that night since it initiated some funny banter between the two.
Things get even more interesting when both of them arrive at Boomerang. There, they are informed that only one of them will get the job at the end of that summer and also, dating between co-wrokers is a big no-no. Mia and Ethan are obviously attracted to each other, so keeping their hands off one another is going to be a difficult task. I really liked both characters. Ethan was super sweet and a gentleman (hard to find a character like him in books in these days) and Mia was a hoot and not only that, but also determined and caring. The conversations between the two made me chuckle more than a couple of times.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I did find myself getting bored at times and felt like not much was happening, but then the story would pick up once again. Also, even though co-worker relationships were prohibited, I felt no angst because of it and I would have liked a bit thrown in to make things feel more real. If you are looking for a fresh and sun read, be sure to get Boomerang!
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.
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