Author: Noelle August
Reading Level: New Adult
Released: August 25th 2015
Review Source: William Morrow Paperbacks
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.
I am so sad to have to say goodbye to the Boomerang Series, I have loved every page of it! In the series conclusion we have Grey, Adam’s younger brother, and Skyler, one of Mia’s roommates forging their path to a happily ever after. Grey has definitely been down on his luck and especially down when his brother comes home to a very, very, trashed home. With the amount of damage done to Adam’s place he employs Grey at Boomerang until he can pay off the cleaning bill. Which lands him right in the Boomerang studios having to read lines with actresses auditioning for a leading role. This then brings us to Skyler, who is finally putting her acting classes to use and trying out for the leading role in the movie to help support herself and her family back home. Skyler has a big heart and a tendency to put others before herself.
I’m not going to lie to you, even though I loved this book, Grey and Skyler both, it was definitely the most frustrating of the three. There was a friendship that was built between Grey and Skyler first, even though their chemistry was seeping off the pages from the moment they met. Skyler had her reservations about Grey, he was young, a musician, and clearly not responsible if he was having to work off a cleaning bill. And you know… fighting your feelings only makes them more intense, and your readers more frustrated, I need the kisses and the fights, actually not the fights, let’s skip those and just do the kisses. Then we had my favorite person ever introduced, the leading man to the movie, Garrett. I’m pretty sure this shouldn’t be the last book, and Garrett should get one, great sidekick for Grey. Both of our characters go through some pretty heavy stuff in this book, it helps us see their soul, their determination, and how much they needed to go through some of this stuff to become the person they needed to be. You have to go through some bad to truly appreciate the good.
So even though I had my frustrating moments, I wouldn’t take back a single second reading this series. I’m sad it’s the end, and hope for more, and if you haven’t read The Boomerang series and love New Adult, something is wrong with you. That might’ve been harsh, but do yourself a favor and pick these up! Boomerang, Rebound, and Bounce are books you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
About the Authors:
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.
Don't miss the first two in the series! Boomerang and Rebound.