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Monday, 28 January 2013

Clayton Falls Blog Tour: Derailed and Veer Book Review

Today I'm participating in the Clayton Falls Blog Tour, coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours. Both books are New Adult and fall under the Contemporary Romance umbrella. Scroll down for my review.

Derailed (Clayton Falls, #1) Alyssa Rose Ivy  -- September, 2012
When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancĂ©, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

FREE until the end of the tour on Kindle!


Derailed starts with Molly who has moved back home after the death of her fiance. Things only get more complicated when her high school sweet heart drops in the picture. Will her family, her friend Kelley, her own resolve and the community she returned to be enough to help heal her broken heart? Or will taking a chance with someone new be a better fix?

Derailed was a fun easy to read book about family, romance and moving on. This book will be a solid read for anyone who's a fan of contemporary romance and enjoys their romance on the lighter side. Despite some predictability the plot flows well and the twists and turns can keep anyone reading. Clayton Falls in North Carolina is a beautiful setting that only enhances the novel. The close knit community also helps and readers will wish Molly all the best in moving on.

Rating: 3 Stars

Veer (Clayton Falls, #s) Alyssa Rose Ivy  -- November, 2012
Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.


Veer is the second book in the Clayton Falls Series. Becca and Gavin are two lost souls who find themselves in each other in this novel. Even though they give in to passion there is more to discovered in this contemporary romance. Of course they're hot scenes included and obstacles along the way. But both have experienced the pain of loss and if what's between them more than sex it's up to them to discover it and embrace it.

One of the good things about this book is the readability. Not so heavy that it takes weeks to read but well done enough to keep you reading. This sequel flows well and if it's any indicator book three will also be properly linked to it's predecessor. Each book being set in Clayton Falls gives it a familiar feel that doesn't have you trying to learn a whole new environment around the characters like many contemporary romances do. You can feel how the loss of Becca's mother affects her and that Gavin's bad break in baseball and his inability to trust. This is a pair readers will root for.

Rating: 4 Stars


Author Bio & Links:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

--Author Website:


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