Author: Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #3
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
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.
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.
Best of the bunch! I love the previous books in the Boomerang series, but Bounce is definitely my favorite. There was a whole lot of smiling while reading it, that’s for sure!
I was excited for Grey’s book, but I was honestly surprised at how much I ended up loving him. Okay, so his age and maturity is an issue in the story, but not in a bad way. At all. The growth in Grey is incredibly genuine and done so well, his vulnerable moments are some of my absolute favorites from a male character in quite a while. His humor and just overall personality had me totally crushing on him. I don’t really crush on male characters often, but Grey … love that guy!
Skyler is pretty damn great too. Grey will tease and joke, but she does it right back. She’s a little bit older than Grey and definitely has her reservations about him, but you can just feel the chemistry between them. She puts him in the friend zone though, so it was both fun and frustrating watching these two dance around each other. They take the time to grow as individuals before actually coming together romantically, which made it feel more realistic and healthy, instead of jumping into a relationship neither one was really ready for.
Something that stood out and made me love Bounce even more, was how wonderfully the friendship between Skyler, Mia, and Beth was represented. Mia and Beth had a strong presence in Skyler’s life, and I am so incredibly happy with how close and open and supportive the three women were. They truly love and trust each other.
Also, can we get a book that just revolves around Grey and Garrett? Please? I would read that in an instant. These two together are very entertaining.
Is it obvious enough how much I love Bounce? I hope so. It makes me smile just thinking about it. I don’t know if there will be any more books in the series at this point, but I hope so!