Book Title: Rebound
Author: Noelle August
Narration: Dahlia Salem and Vikas Adam
Series: Boomerang #2
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Audiobook (Hoopla)
⇝Book Theme Song⇜
(this link will take you to my tumblr post with video)
♫Be My Forever by Christina Perri feat. Ed Sheeran --the lyric video goes with the book cover and with the setting...so yeah, I was under inspired on this book for a theme song.♫
I loved the first book in this series, Boomerang…I think I loved it so much because I adored Mia. I didn't really care for Allison, though…So, I was reluctant to read this because of how I felt about her, I just didn't think I could relate to her as a heroine. It turns out that Adam's character mostly made up for what Allison was lacking. So...I did like them, I just didn't love them. I really didn't understand Allison's relationship with her dad either.
While the writing is still stellar in this second installment, the characters were only so-so in capturing my attention, there story was lacking something that Mia and Ethan had in Boomerang. I'm hoping to recapture with Bounce, the next book in the series.
Main Characters: 4/5
Secondary Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 3.7/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Nope.
Will I continue this series? Yes!
I would like to thank Mike Bond and Mandevilla Press for the opportunity to read and review Saving Paradise.
A tropical island location and murder, I can hardly wait for my journey to begin.
The opening page brought to mind the beauty and wonder of Oahu, Hawaii.
Surfing zero. Dead body one.
Sylvia, literally, bumped into Pono Hawkins, as he hit the surf. But she wasn’t breathing any more.
I love everything about the guy. He’s rough around the edges, loves critters…and the ladies…he served in Afghanistan and even did time in prison, but he is not the bad guy.
Love he’s got a surfing dachshund. Imagine heading off to the beach, two boards strapped to the top of the car, head hanging out of the window, the dog’s head not his, just two ‘guys’ going surfing.
I can visualize that now. Come on. Close your eyes, smell the salty air, hear the crash of the waves and see Mojo, riding the waves, with his tongue hanging out and his tail wagging a mile a minute. Mojo even liked to have a drink and a puff or two of Maui Wowie.
I loved the story about Prima, the cat, moving in and taking over.
The trouble began when he decided it was up to him to find Sylvia’s killer himself.
The danger mounts but he can’t figure where it’s coming from. Neither can I, but I do have a list of suspects. My head is spinning as I try to keep pace with him. I am confused with all the misinformation and setup going on.
Mojo…well, I sure didn’t see that coming. and I’m more pissed than ever.
Who to trust? Is everything a lie and everyone a liar? When he talks about vets, marijuana and the government, it makes me angry. We don’t take good enough care of the people who lay their lives on the line for us and we do own them a good life…no matter the cost.
The war talk made me angry but that’s for another day. We are here to solve the murders and expose corruption.
Big government, big business, greed and disregard for natural resources. Could it be the end of Paradise? How can you fight billions of dollars with nothing? How much is someones life worth? I get angry when corrupt government, big business and the greedy people involved think that money is worth more than someone’s life and our environment.
I liked the glimpse of Hawaiian history, the characters and the storyline. The story seemed a little rushed and fell a little flat, but Mike Bond did keep the mystery going and who doesn’t want to visit a tropical island and do a little surfing.
This isn’t my first Mike Bond read and it won’t be my last.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of Saving Paradise by Mike Bond.
I am doing Christmas in July this year, so I am sharing this wonderful Zombie short story.
I have read a lot of Anthony Renfro’s horror shorts and highly recommend them.
It’s a year later and the zombie apocalypse is worse than ever. Will it never end? Do the zombies die out on their own, slowly disintegrating into dust?
Mike Beem is back and he’s shooting, stabbing, decapitating the broken and decomposing zombies to save Donnie and his family. He puts everything on the line to add more survivors to his ‘family’.
The star on top of Mike’s Christmas tree is like a beacon of hope to those lost, seeking shelter from the zombies.
It is Christmas Eve, and come hell or high water, there will be a Christmas.
Mike’s Angels, Double and Trouble, have his back.
Horror, suspense, love and hope abound in this gruesome yet heartwarming story in the brutal world of the zombie apocalypse.
GOODREADS BLURB: A boy lost. A family desperate. It’s Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse and Mike Beem is once again aiming for another Holiday miracle. His goal this year isn’t toys for the kids in the neighborhood. His goal this time is trying to save one small life so another family doesn’t have to suffer the way he suffered. Can Mike save Christmas once again?