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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blog Tour (Excerpt, Review and Giveaway): REBOUND (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August (NA)

A Boomerang Novel, #2
by Noelle August
Release date: February 10th, 2015
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Format read: eARC (from the publisher) and eBook.


Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
Three years ago, Adam married his high school love — and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.
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. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.
But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.


Excerpt #2 - Adam POV

Ali laughs. Her gaze feels like sunshine on my back, but I don’t turn around. I pull my wetsuit up to my waist, adjusting myself so I’m comfortable. The cool Neoprene layer feels familiar and my body responds, my heart thumping hard, anticipation rushing through my veins. The prospect of the ocean always does this to me. This has nothing to do with the girl behind me.


Ali’s voice is close. Turning, I almost bump into her.

Her wetsuit is all the way on, which is good. And terrible.

“What’s up?” I ask.

She smells like suntan oil and peaches. This close, I see that her cheeks are turning slightly pink from the sun. With her hair pulled back, no makeup, and the wetsuit covering her completely, she looks better than she has all week at the office. Better than she did in the Catwoman costume. There’s something powerful about her now. The way her slender legs are planted firmly on the swaying boat, like she’s not trying at all. She’s at home on the water. This from an admitted equestrian. I can only imagine what she’s like with her horses.

“Sorry, but . . .” She smiles and points at her back. “My zipper’s jammed.” She turns around and pulls her ponytail up. “Can you help me out?”

“Sure. You want this on, right? Just want to be sure.”

I can’t see her face, but I know she’s smiling. “Yes. On please.”

I allow myself a moment to enjoy the way she looks right in front of me. Then I take the zipper leash, letting my knuckles drift over her back, just above the knot of her bikini.

If I weren’t completely focused on her, I’d have missed the way she curls slightly toward me.

Focus, Blackwood. Zip the wetsuit up.



The authors have done it again! Another sweet, fun, sexy, yet meaningful relationship that blossoms into something that was hard to imagine...

In REBOUND, we get to see Adam's side of the world - the owner of Boomerang, a young millionaire who is very private about his personal life. The same person who has no problem probing in other peoples lives, and yet, manages to stay disconnected to the world. It's just work for him... or is it?... Adam has his reasons to be so guarded. Not only is it hard to trust people to like him for he truly is, or is it because he has money? Also, he hides a secret that no one can fully understand. One so sad and devastating - it is hard to imagine Adam ever letting go and possibly try to move on to a better and happier future.
So when Adam dressed as Zorro meets Catwoman during Mia's halloween costume party, he only has one thing on his mind - how to get Catwoman out of her skintight suit! Luckily for both of them, Catwoman was literally sewn into her costume which made it a bit hard to go to far... why were they lucky? Because Catwoman is Allison aka the daughter of the man that Adam is hoping to impress and will partner with to expand his multi-million dollar business. And to add some icing to the cake, Allison is also Ethan's ex-girlfriend.
Allison has baggage of her own. She is still reeling over her break-up with Ethan, almost failing out of school and disappointing her father. This is her chance to make things up to everyone. Even if it means sacrificing some of her own happiness.
But as things start to unfold between Adam and Allison, there is no denying that these two were meant to be together. But at what price are they willing to pay to get there?

I have to admit, I had a hard time seeing these two get together. I was excited that the book was going to be about Adam. But Allison was portrayed so poorly in book one, it was hard to give her the benefit of the doubt in order to let her redeem herself and tell me her story.
Halfway through the story, I was finally coming to terms with their relationship. But still felt a strain between the two. Their stories are deeper and a little darker, and I felt like the chemistry between the two got a little lost in the moment. Their connection didn't feel loving but more like trying to save each other. I would have liked to have had the story been more detail and longer to build up the foundation between them rather than the rush of forgiveness and understanding that occurs.

Overall, it was really interesting to see the level of their commitment to one another. Also, just like the first book, Adam and Allison's story centered around family as well. And I really love that the authors make it such a priority for the reader to get to know the characters from all the aspects in their lives.

And yes, this can be read as a standalone! But why would you want too!
Great series! I cannot wait to find out who the next couple will be... 

*An eARC was approved for me to review by the publisher for the blog tour and an honest review. I read half as an eARC, and then finished the rest in its finished formed by purchasing the eBook when it was released. All thoughts are my own.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Noelle August

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.

REBOUND Blog Tour Schedule

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http://www.lulofangirl.com                                            2/23/2015
http://www.fiktshun.com                                                2/23/2015
http://booksbymigs.com                                                   2/23/2015
http://bujoijoi22.com                                                         2/23/2015
www.thecovercontessa.com                                           2/23/2015
http://www.libraryofabookwitch.com                        2/24/2015
www.fictionfare.blogspot.com                                      2/24/2015
http://bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com             2/24/2015
http://www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com         2/24/2015
http://www.booksandswoons.com                              2/24/2015
http://sheheartsbooks7.blogspot.com/                     2/24/2015
http://bookcrush.in/                                                           2/24/2015
https://fandomlybookish.blogspot.com                    2/24/2015
http://www.mereadalot.net                                           2/25/2015
http://www.bookwormbetties.com/                          2/25/2015
http://www.owlalwaysbereading.com                       2/25/2015
literaryetc.com                                                                      2/25/2015
http://lostineverafter.blogspot.ca                                2/25/2015

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