Rebound by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #2
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 10th 2015
Source: William Morrow Paperbacks [Edelweiss]
Links: Amazon US; Amazon UK; Book Depository
Boomerang was such a fun and sweet book that I really enjoyed, so obviously I was super excited for Rebound when I heard about it. I was slightly apprehensive about the characters since I disliked Alison in Boomerang, but I was still intrigued to find out her side of the story and also find out more about Adam.
So from Boomerang, we knew that Alison had cheated on Ethan but we didn't get to know much else about her or hear her side. So getting to hear from Alison and find out what went on with her was very interesting. I'm in no way condoning Alison cheating on Ethan, but she had her reasons and a lot of stuff going on in her life that had messed up her view of love. Her father was a complete dick. He was a controlling asshole and he basically condoned cheating and didn't particularly care. Alison really regrets what she did to Ethan and she always will. Alison is a very strong and determined character. She pushes herself to get praise from her father because he never seems to be happy with her. She's also quite vulnerable and scared sometimes. She just wants his approval.
Adam is an extremely mysterious character. We don't know much about him from Boomerang, and it takes him a while to open up in Rebound. Adam lost the girl he loved in a tragic accident, and he doesn't talk about it. Ever. He's harboring guilt over the accident which is why he never brings it up. I loved Adam. He could be a bit of a dick sometimes, but it's because of his guilt over the accident. He doesn't want anyone to know about it. But he's such an intriguing character and I loved seeing him open up.
Adam and Alison had some serious chemistry from the word go. They met at a costume party dressed as Catwoman and Zorro, and obviously things got a bit heated. I loved the two of them together from that moment. But both Adam and Alison had a lot to work through, and their business relationship also made things slightly more complicated. But the chemistry between these two practically sizzled off the page.
I loved everything about Rebound. It was a lot more complicated than Boomerang because Alison is the daughter of the guy buying into Boomerang and he wanted Alison to get all of Adam's secrets so he could use them against him. But Alison never wanted to do it and was always trying to find a way to stall her father - which was hard because he's extremely overbearing. I also really loved the relationship that grew between Alison and Mia (and the fact that Mia and Ethan made more than one appearance!). But the best thing about the book was anytime Adam and Alison were together. I just adored the interactions between the two of them and they helped each other a lot.
The ending was fantastic and I wanted to applaud Alison's mother for being amazing and standing up for herself. And also Alison because she was equally amazing. It was such a brilliant ending and I completely adored it.
Overall, Rebound was amazing! I loved it even more than Boomerang and it just completely blew me away. I can't wait for book 3 - Bounce - because it's about Adam's brother Grey! Grey has a lot going on and I think his book will be slightly darker, but I can't wait for it!