Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.
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. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.
But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.
Title: Rebound (Boomerang #2)
Author: Noelle August
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
I want to thank William Morrow for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in now way altered my opinion or review.
I will tell you that I really adored the first book in this series, Boomerang. It was cute and pulled me right in. I loved the relationship of the main characters. So when I heard this would be a series, I was super excited. And when I heard who the main characters were in this book, I really lost it because I could not wait to see how it would all come together!
We start the book seeing the familiar face of Adam, owner of Boomerang. We met him in book one, though his role was gigantic, it was certainly there and I found him intriguing for sure. I wanted to know more about him and his secrets. I was not disappointed. August really threw us for a huge loop in this book with Adam's characters. He's damaged, almost beyond repair. And he's so complex, choosing to keep himself tied up inside himself and not allowing anyone to see what's really on his insides. But that all changes when he meets Alison.
Alison is Ethan's ex-girlfriend. I wasn't a fan of her in book #1, though we didn't see too much of her. But just from her background, I went into this book not loving her character. I thought for sure I wouldn't like her. But authors sure do have a way of turning things around when we're not so keen on a character, don't they? The one thing about Alison is she's career focused and wants to get the job done. But when faced with doing something she feels is wrong, will she try to please her father or will she give in to what she is feeling for Adam.
When it comes down to it, things get out of control, and turned upside down, forcing both Adam and Alison to re-evaluate what they may or may not have together. August throws in complications that cause both characters to become untrusting of each other. I actually found myself screaming at the book "NO!" when situations presented themselves and the characters didn't have all the facts straight.
I think what I loved most about this book was the couple was truly an unlikely pair. They are not a couple I would necessarily choose to be together. But they really do work. They are both smart, dedicated and driven. And while you might think this would make for stiff competition between them (and at times it does), that competition is what actually pushes them together and causes them to work harder to fight for what they want.
This is a book about family loyalty and how sometimes those we want to trust the most are not really who we think they are. And trying to please them can lead to heartbreak and guilt. Told from alternating points of view. you will get just the right amount of angst and swoon to love the characters and the story. It's well paced with just the bit of drama you need to make you root for the couple to come out winning on the other end. Fans of Cora Carmack and Jennifer L. Armentrout will love this series!
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