Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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

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I have a review and giveaway of the second book, Veer.
I already read and loved the first book. 
It is currently free so be sure to grab it from the links below! 

Veer (Clayton Falls #2)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: November 29, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 286
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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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.

The second book in the Clayton Falls series follows Becca and Gavin who are friends of Molly, the main character in the first book. It is a companion novel so there won't be spoilers but reading Derailed first will increase the reading experience. :-D Becca is headed to Clayton Falls to visit Molly and work at a local law firm. On her way into town her car breaks down and police man Gavin stops to help her. Gavin isn't so hot for city girls and they get off to a really bad start. Lots of fighting but also lots of hot sexual tension.

I loved Gavin in the first book and was very excited to hear he would get his own story. But he was a big jerk at first and so rude to Becca. I was happy that this book has dual POVs so we do understand his crazy reasoning and know how he truly feels. After his injury taking him away from baseball his old girlfriend left him and he is scared to open his heart. Becca does eventually bring back out his sweet and protective side. He works really hard to make things up to Becca.

Becca, similar to Molly in the first book, is dealing with a really tragic past. Her mom recently died and she is having a hard time moving on. She doesn't want to let Gavin in but he is persistent and they begin falling for each other. Lots of romantic dates and a few hot scenes. I loved it once they finally began to give each other a real chance. As Becca is only in town temporarily, Gavin and Becca have to decided what sacrifices they should make for each other. Molly and Ben, from the first book, make appearances and Ben's brother Jake is back. I love Jake and was so glad he was such a good friend to Becca. I am super excited that his story is next! Great new adult romance series about getting over your past and learning to trust and fall in love again!

"There was a ticket on the windshield--perfect. Didn't it count for anything that I left it there because I was having sex with one of their officers?"

"She hesitated, and I repeated "please stay" over and over in my head. I had an irrational need to spend time with her. I wasn't ready to let her go yet."

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.

Derailed (Clayton Falls, #1)
Derailed (Clayton Falls #1)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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.

My review of Derailed is HERE

Derailed is currently FREE on Amazon & Smashwords!



  1. I just love the cover on this one and look forward to reading this series!

  2. Thanks for the great review! Congrats to Alyssa on her new release! Sounds fantastic :)

  3. I liked Gavin in Derailed too. I’m reading this one right now and liking it so far…

  4. I got my freebie! Thanks for the heads up! I love dual POV books and now I feel cheated when I only get one perspective in a romance. I think I would really like this series, now I get to read book one! Who hoo!

  5. I still need to read book 1, which I have :) Awesome review, I don't know if it gave me spoilers or not but I don't care or mind. I'm weird like that :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  6. I love romantic dates and learning and growing in a story

  7. Gavin sounds great, esp in a dual Pov. Great review.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)
    Happy Tuesday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  9. I adored Derailed and am do excited to read Veer. I already have a copy, so I'm not entering the giveaway. I did not like Gavin at all in Derailed. But I can't wait to see if Alyssa can change my mind about him. I am DYING to read Wrecked. I love Jake.

  10. I love when we get the POV of someone who comes off as a jerk, that way we can see what is causing that behavior. I don't think I've heard of these books but I'll have to check them out!

  11. I'm so excited you enjoyed Veer! Thanks for reading and reviewing it. Jake's story is coming soon. :)

  12. I agree with Sara -- I love it when an author can take a character who seems like a jerk and change my mind about him or her!

  13. I've been seeing this series a lot lately and I admit it's exactly like the stories I enjoy for fun, so I'm definitely going to be picking these up soon! I'm glad you enjoyed this! It sounds like a cute read.

    Great review! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  14. lol - I love that 1st quote. I want to read this series. I love how the books focus on different characters.

  15. Sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app at hotmail dot com

  16. Great review babe!! I didn't like Gavin, but this book made me fall for him. He was really sweet and romantic... well, after a bad start. I can't wait for Wrecked!!

  17. I haven't read the first in the series yet, but I must say VEER sounds fantastic.

  18. Thanks so much for the free download of derailed! I've wanted to read it for ages!

  19. I really enjoyed Derailed. I'm anxious to read Veer and see if my mind can be changed about Gavin... I'm not currently a fan of his. :) Love Jake though!! So excited for Wrecked! :)


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