[Blog Tour Review] Rebound by Noelle August


Title: Rebound 

Author: Noelle August

Series: Boomerang #2 

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Release Date: February 10th 2015 

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Source: e-ARC via edelweiss 

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…
Noelle August has taken the New Adult genre by storm, and readers can’t wait to see what chaos, confusion, and connections arise at the Boomerang offices next.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-three, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together

I received an e-ARC through edelweiss from the publisher as part of the blog tour. This fact in no shape or form affects my review. Except for the existence of the review itself. I received no compensation for this review in any way.This is my honest opinion of the work.

I never read Boomerang, the first book, but since this is a sort of companion novel, it wasn't difficult to get into this book. Nothing was very confusing except for maybe a little bit of the back story of Alison and her relationship with Ethan. It also specially helps that this is a contemporary rather than a fantasy.

ANYWAYS, Alison is the daughter of a CEO and as her father's representative, she is in charge of assessing Boomerang, Adam's company. Adam is the CEO of Boomerang and is often characterized by others as the stereotypical playboy, but he has a secret that he's hiding from the world, that once revealed, may damage his reputation as well as that of his company.

The novel is told in a dual point of view that alternates between Alison and Adam, so we get to see both their thoughts on their situation, as well as on each other. I thought that this novel was a quick and fun read. I wouldn't call it a light and fluffy read as there is some darker bits to it. I enjoyed watching the interactions between Adam and Alison, though I have to say that I enjoyed Alison's character much more than Adam, as I find her more interesting than Adam.

However, I found that the resolution at the end to be too quick to be realistic. It was almost abrupt in the way it was resolved and I expected it to be drawn out some more. I would rather have the novel be longer so that the problem is resolved at a more natural pace. I like long books anyhow.

Rebound is a novel that you can speed through in one sitting. It's a great book to get you out of a book hangover.

Here's an excerpt from the novel in Alison's point of view!

I give myself to the music and the movement of my body, but over and over again, I’m drawn back to him. And every time, his eyes are on me. Every time, he greets me with that same devastating grin that cuts right to my core.

Finally, I can’t take it anymore. I give in and dance his way, running my mink tail through my fingers. I smile at him, feeling light and relaxed and like no one in the world would dare deny me a thing.

“Dance with me,” I say.

“Is that a question?” he asks, folding his arms across his chest. His biceps bulge beneath the flowing black fabric of his shirt, and his eyes, which seem to be a deep, penetrating gray, regard me in amusement.

“No,” I reply, still swaying as the music flows through me to wrap around us both. “Come on.”

He hesitates, and the moment stretches between us. What is he waiting for? Doesn’t he understand how much I need to dance with him right now?

Coming up close to him, I feel the pull of his body, like gravity. I press in closer, then closer still. Smoothing a hand against the silken material of his shirt and the hard contours of his torso, I ask, “Pretty please?”

I step back, and his smile broadens. Finally, he reaches out a hand to me, and I take it.

“Okay, Catwoman,” he says. “Let’s dance.”


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Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, @Noelle_August, and facebook.com/NoelleAugustBooks.

BOUNCE, the last installment in the BOOMERANG series, will be on sale in August 2015!

Happy Reading!
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  1. That is exactly what I thought!! I wish the ending wasn't so..short.. It could've been better. Glad you enjoyed this one~ Personally I like Adam and Alison more than Mia and Ethan so I don't think you're missing out on much ;)

    1. I think so too! That ending could have been less rushed. I would actually have loved for it to be drawn out longer and more avenues explored. And ooooo. Okay then. I got a copy of Boomerang recently so we'll see. ;)

  2. Too fastly resolved ending usually bother me because you've build up things and them pouf! All done and solved!
    Great review, Ri! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one enough!

    1. Right? It bothers me too, because it's just like, what was the whole point of the book???? And thanks! :D It deff got me in the reading mood again.


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