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BOUNCE by Noelle August – Review (3rd NA novel in the Boomerang Series)
Sep 16th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer

BOUNCEBounce Cover

—a Boomerang novel—

By Noelle August

Buy it here: IndieBoundAmazon | B&N | Book Depository

Two aspiring musicians must choose between their careers…and their sizzling attraction for each other in the final Boomerang novel.

Praise for NOELLE AUGUST

“Boomerang, the first book in a new series by August, is a flirty, hilarious read. New Adult readers will devour this book, loving its rapid-fire witty dialogue and engaging characters.”

  • Booklist, STARRED Review
  • “August…delivers a solid new adult trilogy launch.” Publishers Weekly
William Morrow is thrilled to publish Noelle August’s much-anticipated novel: BOUNCE (William Morrow Trade Paperback, On-sale: August 25th, ISBN: 9780062331113; $13.99).  Noelle August is an incredibly fresh and welcome voice in New Adult, and readers can’t wait to revisit favorite characters and fall in love with new ones in the final book of this beloved trilogy!

Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part. Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the starring role—or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss she shares with her nineteen-year-old audition partner, Grey Blackwood.

After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought.

Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 the Boomerang series. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com@Noelle_August,

Additional Praise for NOELLE AUGUST

“This debut entry for August in the new adult genre is refreshingly charming. Absent are the tortured baggage tropes that permeate the category, which is a welcome change. Readers who enjoyed Megan McCafferty’s “Jessica Darling” series (especially the later ones set in college) will want to read this.”
   — Library Journal on BOOMERANG

“…your summer fling in paperback…”
   — WomensHealthMag.com on BOOMERANG

“Boomerang is a novel with substance, fabulously detailed, and August is a fine writer — able to draw a nuanced character. Ethan is a dream, but still realistic, and Mia is every girl’s best friend. Interesting plots, dynamic characters and, of course, scintillating sex make this a new adult title to emulate.”
   — RT Book Reviews on BOOMERANG

“Readers will enjoy seeing more of the mental and emotional level of the relationship being developed, in addition to the physical — a nice change of pace for the genre.”
   — RT Book Reviews on REBOUND

Don’t miss the first two in the series!

My review:

Bounce by Noelle August

BOUNCE sucked me in and tugged at my emotional heartstrings. For anyone looking for a romantic and meaningful NA contemporary series, BOOMERANG definitely fits those qualifications.

When Skyler and Grey are paired together to read a scene for Blackwood Entertainment, sparks fly. The only problem is that Sykler wasn’t planning on getting the role she was playing and Grey was only there as an audition partner because he owed Adam, his brother, big time for trashing his condo. Two completely unexpected circumstances brings on an attraction that’s hard for either one to resist.

Here’s what I loved:
1. The complexity of the characters.
2. Friendship and loyalty. I was really happy to see family loyalty and loyal friends.
3. Characters from the pas.t
4. Grey having to face his demons.
5. Skyler sticking up for herself with her dad and her mom.
6. Grey making Skyler a priority in his life and really thinking about what she means to him.
7. Skyler playing the lead role in a film with very little acting background. I love that dreams can come true.
8. Pineapple on pizza?!?!
9. What pushed Grey over the edge to leave home and to go live with his brother, Adam!
10. This wasn’t a novel that was loaded with sex scenes for the purpose of being gratuitous. The relationship seemed natural and real.
11. Grey’s persistence of his dream. It made me really happy to see that he kept at it, even when family didn’t always seem to approve.
12. Grey’s younger than Skyler, but it wasn’t a HUGE ISSUE! After high school, it seems to me that younger or older by a few years no longer matters. I liked this aspect of this novel!

Another winner in the series! Definitely recommend.

Thank you so much to the publisher for the review copy!

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Cover Reveal: BOUNCE by Noelle August (3rd novel in the Boomerang Series)
Apr 16th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer

BOUNCE: A BOOMERANG NOVEL – third novel in the series!

By Noelle August

Coming to you August 25th, 2015!

Have you read this contemporary new adult series yet? Do! Catch up on the first two books: Boomerang and Rebound. Here are my reviews, as posted on Goodreads!

Boomerang (Boomerang, #1)

Boomerang by Noelle August

Wonderful! Love this addition for in the new adult category

What is Boomerang? It’s a creative online dating service, and in this first novel, we have two characters, Mia and Ethan, who are both interns hoping to get a full-time position at Boomerang. There’s a strict no dating policy, but these two break it before their first day when they hookup at a bar.

The tension between Mia and Ethan is fantastic. Definitely have some chemistry going on. Throw in complications of Ethan’s ex girlfriend Alison, and it gets interesting.

I loved the trade show description in Los Vegas. I love that Cookie is a terror. I love Adam and his generous, kind heart.

If you’re looking for a contemporary NA novel with yummy romance, put Boomerang (and the rest of the books in the series) on your to-read list.

Rebound (Boomerang, #2)Rebound by Noelle August

This is book 2 in the NA Boomerang Series. Thank you to the publisher, William Morrow, for the review copy.

Overall impression: A heartfelt, romantic novel that will have readers swooning and cheering for Adam and Alison. Perfect for anyone who is looking for a NA contemporary series.
Cover: I love it. Sweet, fits into the times they spend in or on water.

There were so many things to love about REBOUND.

The complexity of Adam’s life and what drives him to succeed is fascinating. Alison’s struggles with her past and the poor choices she’s made, haunts her. Her love for neglected horses and her ability to help them thrive was a wonderful element in this novel. Noelle August did a great job of taking readers onto the ski slopes, surfing, sailing, and sea diving. The descriptions put me right into the scenes, and because of it, readers get to know the passions of these characters.

The chemistry is incredible, starting from the Halloween party. Alison is Catwoman and Adam is Zorro. It goes from there. These two spend a lot of time together because Adam is looking to get Alison’s father to invest in his film production company. Alison’s father is a selfish, greedy, cheating bastard. Family loyalty is everything to him. Thank goodness Alison ends up seeing who he really is.

Readers, you do not have to read these books in order. Perhaps some of the subtler details will make more sense if you do, but it’s not necessary. I DO recommend this Boomerang Series for anyone looking for NA contemporary romances novels.
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About Bounce:

Following in the bestselling tradition of Molly McAdams and J. Lynn, this final chapter in the fun and steamy New Adult trilogy by Noelle August (authors Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger) features two aspiring musicians who must choose between their careers…and their sizzling attraction for each other.

Playing the occasional club gig just isn’t cutting it for twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby, who’s trying to support herself and her mother back home in Kentucky. Persuaded by her best friend Beth to accompany her on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures why not? Beth’s a shoe-in for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out enough to score a small speaking part.

Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her shoes knocked off her feet by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood, plants on her—a kiss that feels very real and not at all “acted. ”

After throwing a party that causes thousands of dollars of damage to his older brother’s home, reckless musician Grey Blackwood gets roped into working off his debt on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project. Grey spends his days fetching coffee and doing odd jobs around the studio, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is just around the corner. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought.

Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 the Boomerang series. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, @Noelle_August, and facebook.com/NoelleAugustBooks.

 

And now . . . for the adorable cover!

 

 

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William Morrow Trade Paperback; August 25, 2015; $13.99; ISBN: 9780062331106

 

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