Author: Noelle August
Release Date: August 25, 2015, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperback
Source: Blog Tour / Edelweiss
Review by: Jenn
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.
3.5 stars out of 5 stars
*I received an eARC of this title from the publisher but it does not influence this review in any way.*
Bounce was a fairly quick read for me. The moment I started reading, I just had to know what would happen next. I truly enjoy how Noelle August paints such a vivid picture at how conflicting it is for these characters as they navigate the waters of being a new adult. Grey's raw and rough personality and Skyler's inner conflict in trying to do what she wants and dealing with her mother's expectations are perfect examples of what it is all about in being a new adult. What New Adult is all about.
I love the friendship that Grey and Sky provided for each other. Once they stopped trying to avoid each other, they strike up a beautiful friendship that then turns into something more. I also loved getting a glimpse of the other characters we've read about in the previous books. More specifically, I loved that I got more of Adam because he's my absolute favorite of the group. In Bounce, my favorite character is Garrett Allen, the main male lead in the movie Skyler is the lead. He is hilarious and I loved every scene he was in. He made everything a lot more enjoyable.
I'm sad to see this series come to the end but I hope it not the end for this writing duo. I would love to see more books from Lorin and Veronica, aka Noelle August. They know how to write New Adult.
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About the author:
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.