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Boomerang by Noelle August Book Review

Welcome to, 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?

I think as far as NA’s go, this book is definitely a gem. It doesn’t have stereotypical characters, unnecessary angst, or cliché situations.

Mia and Ethan are the protagonists, and they’re really great. They’re both real characters, with goals and problems of their own.

Mia is very headstrong and independent; she knows what she wants to do with her life and how to do it. She’s confident, but down-to earth. She’s not this typical shy, in need of a confidence boost, virginal NA character afraid of the opposite sex. Mia is very confident in her sexuality; she knows she’s beautiful and isn’t afraid to show it.

Ethan’s POV was a pleasant surprise! I can’t remember any other NA book where the male also had a point of view. Ethan was funny, charming, humble, and totally cute. I like that he didn’t demean Mia or patronize her. His POV wasn’t stereotypical “guy-like”. His chapters were totally honest and I liked reading his chapters almost more than I did Mia’s.

Their chemistry together is so great! It’s really no wonder why they make such a great couple. My only “problem” was that I wish they had more moments to explore their chemistry.

This book also goes really deep into other topics. It touches family, and friendships, too. I even shed a few tears in a scene because I really sympathized with the characters.

The narrators for this audiobook really made it come together. Both Mia and Ethan’s voices were very well portrayed. The hilarious situations are made even more hilarious, and the serious situations feel even more intense. I felt as if they were talking to me rather than just reading a book.

Overall, this is a NA book done right. It wasn’t abundant in sex scenes, but rather took the time to develop both main characters. It also touched different themes that were really well written. The main characters are completely relatable, and very realistic. If you’re hesitant to delve into NA, you should give this book a try.

-Marianne :) 


  1. The first sentence of your review basically sums up why I liked Boomerang so much! I started out in the indie world and read a TON if indie books, most of which were NA. But over time, the NA genre has become full of cliches and overly sexed up. But this book was a breath of fresh air! It was cute and sexy and just all-around fun!
    Have you read Rebound, Marianne? I loved it too!

    1. I haven't read Rebound but I'm dying to! I'm glad you loved it! Apparently there's going to be a new one, too!


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