November 4, 2015

Grey Sky • Bounce

Bounce book cover
Bounce by Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #3
Previous Books: Boomerang + Rebound
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Source/Format: Gifted by Lena || Paperback

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?  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...

I'm a sucker for a story that makes me laugh and swoon all at once. This entire series, centered around the gang connected to the Boomerang company in one way or another, is exactly my cup of tea. It brings on the fun, the swoons and the laughs, and I really enjoyed every single book! Bounce, however, is probably my favorite of the trio. It toes the line between easy banter and intense attraction, fun situations and emotional twists, really well. And I couldn't help but fall in love with the two main characters: Skyler Canby and Grey Blackwood.

Skyler is a gal you can't help but admire, because her sheer determination to be able to make a life for herself in LA and to provide for her family back home drives her every decision. She's smart, loyal and always willing to others before herself. Sky's one true love is playing her cello, but she's also practical enough to know she may need to sacrifice that to make some money - and that's how she ends up auditioning for a movie opposite Grey. When we first meet him, Grey seems rather young; he lacks a sense of direction or responsibility, and he is driven mostly by impulse. Over the course of the story, these two are changed - by their circumstances and by each other - and it's a lovely thing to witness. In fact, it's nearly as great as witnessing their romance! They have the whole "will they/won't they" type of situation going for them, and it's pretty damn fun to read about.

Bounce is the type of read I'd happily recommend to people looking for something on the lighter side. It does have some emotional depth, especially when it comes to the insecurities and familial situations they face. But Skyler and Grey's easy chemistry and friendship is easy to get swept up in, and I finished the novel with a big ol' smile on my face. It's definitely one of those reads that will leave readers feeling all warm and fuzzy and satisfied, and I'd certainly recommend it.


  1. I read this first in this series and really enjoyed it. I need to read the rest!

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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