Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.
At Boomerang, one night can change everything…
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
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. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.
When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.
Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?
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Rebound was a sexy, romantic, tension-filled, happy romance that left me smiling.
Review originally posted on Reading Books Like a Boss
Boomerang was one of my favorite feel-good romances of 2014. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on REBOUND! I loved this book! Rebound was a sexy, romantic, tension-filled, happy romance (all the things!!) that left me smiling at the end. Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger are such a great writing duo. I hope they keep working together because they are making me a very happy reader. They are taking the new adult genre to a wonderful place.
While Boomerang centered on Ethan and Mia, REBOUND focused on Adam Blackwood and Allison Quick. Adam is the incredibly hot twenty-three-year old businessman and CEO of Boomerang, an online dating site that just hit it big. Wanting to take his business to the next level, he has his sights on the film industry, planning to launch Blackwood Entertainment with his best friend Brooks. But he needs a wealthy investor to make his dream a reality. Enter Alison Quick, daughter of a Graham Quick, a very wealthy investor. Before Graham decides to invest in Adam’s company, he sends his daughter and a team to Boomerang headquarters to learn more about the man they’ll be throwing their money at.
Before Adam and Alison meet, both attend a Halloween party planned by the Boomerang company. At the party, Zorro and Catwoman share a heated and passionate exchange filed with kisses that is totally scorching hot. I mean, really!!!
“I shouldn’t be here, in the back of this car, with this gorgeous stranger. Should definitely not wrap my legs around his and pull him hard against me. Shouldn’t bring my lips down to his so I can feel his sweet warm breath again, draw his tongue into my mouth, feast on his taste, which is honey and whiskey and salt.
But I’m all in, already.”
Their connection is instantaneous with Zorro sharing personal things with Catwoman that he doesn’t share with anyone. Their little bubble bursts when Cookie (yes, she’s back!) walks in on them, quite literally pulling the masks off both of them. To their horror, Adam and Alison realize that they went too far, unknowingly crossing the professional line. Now they are forced to work together in a professional environment, knowing they can’t act on any of their attraction.
I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. Adam and Alison’s tryst at the Halloween party set the perfect tone for the rest of the book, laying this palpable romantic tension that really moved the story along. I was dying to learn more about Adam and his past after reading Boomerang. The reader finds out what happened to him in Rebound. It was so heartbreaking and really added a lot of depth to his character.
So many times in new adult, the focus is so much on the romance and the character development gets lost. This isn’t the case here. The authors beautifully explore Alison and Adam’s pasts, making the reader understand the characters and the choices they make. Knowing their background and the character’s interests made the characters three dimensional.
…it feels like Ali and I are the only people in the world, and I don’t want to let go of that feelings. Then something changes inside me, and fear starts scratching at my chest. Fear that if I walk away she won’t be here when I come back, because life change like that. In a matter of seconds. I know it can.
Alison tilts her head questioningly, responding to my mood.
“I don’t like leaving you,” I hear myself say.
I was a little worried about how Alison would come across since she was portrayed as the woman who broke Ethan’s heart. But I loved her! The authors did a great job of redeeming her character in this book. It was clear that Alison harbored a lot of guilt for how things ended between her and Ethan and I liked that that whole situation was explained from her side. I really respected her character by the end of the novel for what she did for Adam and how she treated him.
“I get what it’s like to be in on the first stages of something great. In this moment, with all of these people, I want so desperately for Adam to have everything he wants. I just hope, more than ever, that I don’t discover anything that gets in the way of that dream.”
What I loved about this book was that even though Adam and Alison bonded so quickly and had strong sexual chemistry, it didn’t feel like insta-y. It felt real. Their relationship was actually a very slow build. The authors spent a lot of time spent letting the characters get to know each other and emotionally fall for one another, which I loved. Like in Boomerang, this book was sexy without being raunchy. All of the steamy moments were done tastefully but it was still hot, and I really appreciated that.
I also loved all of the secondary characters. Getting to meet Adam’s brother was a huge bonus, since Bounce, book three in the series, is about him and Mia’s friend Skyler. And of course, I loved Cookie. Though her scenes were brief she made an impression.
I highly recommend this series to fans of New Adult. REBOUND is sexy, fun, and so addictive!
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review