I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bounce by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #3
Published by William Morrow on August 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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.
What I Thought…
• As soon as I heard that Bounce was going to feature Grey I got excited. I found Grey to be one of the more interesting characters from Rebound, and one that I remembered well past finishing Rebound.
• Grey did not disappointment. There were times he acted a bit childish, but he is only 19, and he did bounce back from that behavior. He also really grew up throughout the course of the book and became someone that you could rely and depend on.
• I really liked Sky as well. She was funny and a bit insecure. She got the lead role in a movie, over her bff and you could really feel how torn she was about that. She wanted the part (though at first that wasn’t her intent) but she also felt bad that she “stole” it from Beth (which she didn’t).
• Garrett, Sky’s costar, was the best. He was witty and funny and was able to take Grey’s crap. In some ways he wasn’t your typical movie star, but he was in other ways. He knew how to turn his inner diva down. I loved how he supported Sky and Grey.
• We also got to see some of the other characters, most notably Adam, Ali and Mia. Ethan was there a little bit, but not as much. I enjoy seeing other characters pop up!
• Grey had to make a tough choice at the end, but I loved that he didn’t really see it as a choice. It showed how much he grew up.
• Sky’s family was a bit of a problem, her dad would leave for months at a time, her mom would be lost without him. This put a lot of pressure on Sky and her mom didn’t seem to realize (or care) that she was doing that to Sky. I felt that Sky’s emotions and how she worked through this to come to her decision was very realistic and hit me in the feels.
Overall Bounce is a great ending to this trilogy and I highly recommend it!