Blog Tour: Rebound by Noelle August

Posted February 23, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 2 Comments

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Blog Tour: Rebound by Noelle AugustRebound by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang
Published by William Morrow on 2/10/2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Boomerang
Also by this author: Boomerang

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Noelle August has taken the New Adult genre by storm, and readers can’t wait to see what chaos,

confusion, and connections arise at the Boomerang offices next.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-three, 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,

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?


I was so happy when I found out that this book was going to be about Adam and Alison.  I loved Adam in Boomerang and knew he had a past that I wanted to know more about.  I wasn’t a big fan of Allison in Boomerang, but I may kind of like her now.


Adam had it all, but refuses to let himself have a relationship. He doesn’t think he is worthy of one after the accident that took his wife.  He is down for casual booty call relationships, but that is about it.  As soon as a girl gets clingy he stops seeing her.  His guilt over past events is intense.  He thinks it is his fault, and it doesn’t matter what his closest friends  or brother tell him.  He doesn’t like to show weakness, but I love seeing those vulnerable moments with him.


I’m still on the fence about Alison.  She redeems herself quite a bit in this book.  I hated her actions in Boomerang, and assumed I would forever hate her.  But I do kind of like her.  She is constantly trying to prove to her father that she’s worthy of his pride.  She struggles with doing what her father tells her and what her emotions scream at her.  She hides who she really is to show her father that she’s tough and can handle anything.  I mostly feel sad for her.  She never really feels like her dad loves her, and I think that is the stem of most of her problems.


Adam and Alison struggle with insecurity and doubts.  The way they interact with each other is humorous at times, and others it’s downright adorable.  They don’t know how to trust others, and this causes a lot of problems between the two of them.

Rebound is full of laughter, swoons, and deciding who you are and how you allow others to treat you.




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

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.




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About 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.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

2 responses to “Blog Tour: Rebound by Noelle August

  1. Christina R.

    I’ve never had a secret admirer nor have I ever been one even though I had lots of secret crushes, but I love stories about them!!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much 🙂

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