This book is hella fun! Written by Noelle August, which is actually the combined pen name of Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger, Boomerang is everything I want my books to be and more. It's smart, sexy, and vividly detailed. I really wish it was a movie starring Nina Dobrev and Freddie Stroma. Just thinking about it now is giving me tingles.
The official description on Goodreads is:
Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up
Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.
Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.
What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.
As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?
Here's the breakdown:
1. Age: Straight out of college, so around 23.
2. Identity: Mia and Ethan both have pretty strong ideas of who they are and what they love to do, but making it happen is a challenge, especially when you are young and inexperienced.
3. Friends: This is my only beef with the book. I feel like the authors had plenty of space to explore Mia and Ethan's friendships, but just didn't, for whatever reason. Often in books, side characters are more interesting than main characters. Their only real job is to assist the main characters, while also offering comic relief. However, in Boomerang we only get a glimpse of Mia and Ethan's friends and they seem cool as hell, but I can't even remember their names.
4. Romance: Mia and Ethan's chemistry is fire. They riff off each other well throughout the book, but when they get a little too close for comfort things really heat up. There is no smut, but honestly I think the heat in the "almost" is hotter than the "pay-off" in most of the erotic books I've read.
This book should be enjoyed with a red moscato: dark and sweet.
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