Monday, December 3, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Derailed blog tour hosted by AToMR!
Follow the full tour HERE
I have a review and giveaway open internationally!

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: September 26, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 260
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Author for tour review
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When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home. Broken over the death of her fiancé, 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.

Molly has been through a lot of tragedy. After enduring her father's death before leaving to college, she loses her fiancé while in law school. Not feeling like she is on the right path Molly walks out of class and heads home to escape and regroup. Clayton Falls is a bit of a small town where everyone knows your business. She doesn't want to talk about what happened with her fiancé. Molly also wants to avoid her high school boyfriend Ben. Ben never got over Molly and wants a second chance to prove he can be there for her this time.

Molly is dealing with a whole lot of grief and misplaced guilt over the death of both her dad and fiancé. She has been hurt and doesn't want to let Ben back into her heart. They had such a serious and intense relationship in high school that the old feelings resurface and become hard to fight. I enjoyed watching them fall back in love and there are flashbacks and details explaining their high school romance so that the relationship feels genuine.

Ben took me a little while to warm up to. He used to get high when Molly dated him and often wasn't there for her when she needed him. He stood her up on dates and just wasn't what Molly thought she needed. Molly moved onto college but Ben never stopped loving her. Ben was a sweet guy and I was glad he really stepped it up to prove he could be trustworthy. For a little while I was all for Molly getting to know Gavin. He was a sweet guy but it never became a love triangle.

Molly and Ben were sweet and hot. There were also some really emotional scenes that got me a bit teary eyed. This is a great read for any new adult romance fans! I have really enjoyed everything I have read by Alyssa Rose Ivy so far. She writes wonderfully in all genres and I will gladly read anything she writes in the future. I am super excited for the next book, Veer, and will be reviewing it January 29th. It will tell the story of Gavin and Becca!

"I never believed there was anyone else out there. I knew completely that no one else would ever make me feel the way you did. You were the best thing that ever happened to me, and from the day I realized I loved you, I never even considered a future without you."

"How's the water?"
"Nice, but not as nice as the view."
He laughed. "That's supposed to be my line."

Rating: 4/5


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.



  1. thanks for the giveaway


  2. I am reading this right now and almost done!! I love it so far. It's tough though since I just read a really, really emotional book. I am still fragile and feel like a huge emotional mess that will lose it any second lol!! Awesome review!!

  3. I'm reading this one right now and I think I'm really gonna like it. I love emotional and angsty books :)

  4. Ooh, a new adult contemporary! This is just what my daughter is looking for! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to Alyssa on the new release!

  6. I've really wanted to read this one, so I'm glad you like it. Maybe I can get to it over the holidays!

  7. This sounds like such a great story! I love emotional reads and now I'm wishing I had signed up for the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Derailed. Nice review. ;-)

  8. I missed the whole veer online last week since I had to work. darn! don't want to miss out here too!

  9. Thanks so much!
    Derailed sounds great

  10. Even though Ben took a little while to warm to, I'm glad you enjoyed the romance in the end! This sounds like a pretty good read. I only discovered it recently. :) Brilliant review, Jennifer!

  11. I am so glad you enjoyed Derailed! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review it! I'm glad Ben won you over in the end. :)

  12. I am glad you enjoyed this one Jennifer! I bought it and haven't had a chance to read it yet but I saw the second one was out, I just might go ahead and pick that one up too.

    Great review!

  13. Can't wait to read derailed! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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