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Published by William Morrow on 2/10/2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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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
Focus, Blackwood. Zip the wetsuit up.
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