Bounce by Noelle August

Posted August 19, 2015 | 30 Comments

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Author: Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #3
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 304
Source: Publisher

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!


30 responses to “Bounce by Noelle August

  1. So glad you loved this Christy! I really enjoyed it as well, though I could have done without the semi-triangle with Brooks. I thought they had enough going on between the two of them that his interest was unnecessary. Still, I loved the friendship between the girls as you did and Garrett made be absurdly happy. He was hilarious!

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    • Christy

      Yeah, I get it. But I also think it was something that helped push Grey to get his shit together. He saw that Skyler was looking for someone who wasn’t a screw off like he had been doing. And it was a way for Skyler to discover that despite Brooks being what she thought she needed because of age and stuff, that that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s all it takes for a good relationship. And I’m really glad they didn’t make anyone a bad guy, because sometimes you feel it or you don’t with someone. We definitely need more Garrett.

  2. Oh this one sounds good! I don’t mind it when character are a bit immature as long as it fits their character and it sounds like he grows a lot, so that’s good as well. And the romance sounds well done and I like the sound of the characters banter. Are Mia and Beth the main characters from previous books? Just wondering as you mentioned they were close. Great review!

  3. Smiling while reading. Yes, yes, yes! I love a book that makes me smile. I’m even smiling while writing this. Lol. Some weird anticipation. Great review!

  4. Oooh, damn! It’s not all the time that you see the heroine being the older between the two couples! Usually it’s the other way around, so I’m interested in seeing how this one goes between the two of them. Plus, the fact that there is an amazing support system between three female friends is bonus points. It feels like a lot of books nowadays show women as being catty to each other, so this is such a breath of fresh air!

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    • Christy

      Give her a poke from me and tell her to get on it. 🙂

      I figured you received an A. I’d seriously question you teacher if you hadn’t. Keep up the good work, McKenzie!

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  5. I would LOVE a book on Garrett!! And a book on Beth would be fantastic as well. 🙂 I absolutely adored this entire series. I agree, the way Skyler and Grey started as friends and grew as individuals before coupling up was a magnificient touch. I love the slow burn type of friends-first romances. 🙂

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