Blog Tour: Bounce by Noelle August | Review & Giveaway

Title: Bounce
Author: Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #3
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Source: eARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review (thanks HarperCollins!)

This final chapter in the fun and steamy New Adult trilogy by Noelle August (authors Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger) features two aspiring musicians who must choose between their careers…and their sizzling attraction for each other.

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.


Let me start by saying that I LOVE this series. I tend to shy away from most New Adult books because many of them read the same to me – two damaged characters saving one another - but when Boomerang was first released it was like a breath of fresh air – light, sexy, HEALTHY, and fun. This series has gotten a little heavier since the first book, first Adam and Allison and now Grey and Sky, definitely have had more issues than Mia and Ethan did, but it still has maintained that sexy, fun vibe that I can’t get enough of. I think the dating site company and now production studio setting really help with that. So much potential in those two backdrops.

When Grey was briefly introduced in Rebound, I was instantly attracted to him. I pictured him as a tall, dark, and handsome bad boy with a mysterious air about him and I needed to know more. When I learned that he would be the focus of Bounce, I was giddy with excitement. He’s definitely a troubled guy – he’s got Mommy issues and is weighed down by the expectations of his family and the achievements of his brother. He has a habit of running from his problems or making them worse and he made a lot of mistakes in this book. But you could tell he was just struggling to find his way and that he really was a GOOD guy with GOOD intentions. He also did some of the SWEETEST things and was SO GOOD to Sky. I think I love him the most of any of the men in this series so far.

The romance was a little frustrating because Sky believed Grey was too young and too unstable to be a suitable match so she resisted her attraction to him and instead wasted time dating Brooks. Meanwhile, Grey avoided Sky because he didn’t want to/know how to be just her friend. So they weren’t together a whole lot but it was obvious every time they were (to everyone but themselves) how right they were together. But I guess there had to be SOME obstacle to create tension and I did appreciate that they formed some sort of friendship before taking things to the next level. And of any relationship so far, I think Grey and Sky were the most relatable. I’ve loved all of the couples in this series but I definitely connected with these two the most. Maybe because they felt the least perfect... Sky with her curvy figure and money-problems and Grey with his uncertain future and habit of pushing people away. They were very real. I also loved that they shared a passion for music and were both really talented. I always love the presence of music in books.

I also appreciated the message about feeling comfortable in your own skin and having healthy habits. Sky definitely felt the pressure of the movie business and the need to lose weight but in the end (after a scare) she realized that nothing was worth her health and happiness and that those around her  loved her for her she was.

I could go on and on about the things I loved in this series but I'll wrap up by saying that the characters are just so wonderful. I love that we still have moments with the previous couples and continue to meet new and exciting secondary characters. There are some wonderful friendship and sibling dynamics in this book. We really see a whole slew of different relationships and they all shine. There were so many good moments to appreciate.

I have had so much fun reading each and every book. I will truly miss this series but I am hoping that Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger team up again and give us new couples to  swoon over. If you haven’t given this series a shot yet YOU MUST. And I think this is a good gateway-NA book if you tend to avoid the genre like I do.

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, @Noelle_August, and

Don't miss the first two in the series! Boomerang and Rebound.


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