{Review+G!veaway} Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

January 30, 2013 Uncategorized 5

Welcome to my stop on the Clayton Falls blog tour
You can check out the rest of the stops HERE

The first book in the Clayton Falls series, Derailed is FREE right now on Kindle! You can get it HERE
See what I thought of book 1 in my full review HERE

Today I have a review of the second book in the Clayton Falls series- Veer

Paperback286 pages
Published November 29th 2012 by CreateSpace 
Age Group: NA
Series: Clayton Falls #2
Source: ecopy from Author

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 even better than the first book in the Clayton Falls series. I enjoyed Derailed, but Veer had a different feel to it for me. Derailed was more of a second chances kind of story and Veer is more of an opposites attract or what I like to call, “nope-we-don’t-like-each-other-kind-of-love-story.” One thing that was the same is the consistent good quality writing that I have come to expect and admire about Alyssa Rose Ivy. I have now read 5 or 6 books by her and they are all very well written and well developed. She is an excellent story teller. 

Veer is the story of Becca and Gavin. The story opens with Becca and her car breaking down. This is just the tip of the iceberg for her- the girl has a lot on her plate! I connected with her pretty instantly. Because Alyssa’s writing is so detailed and descriptive, it was really easy as the reader to get inside Becca’s head. I felt like I was along for the ride, right there with her. 

I feel like Gavin got a bad rep from Derailed. When I read the first book, I liked Gavin. Sure he had his jerk moment, but I didn’t feel like that was who he was. I felt like that was kind of a knee jerk reaction to being hurt. But then I started seeing other reviews and people didn’t like Gavin. At all. I was so bummed. But it just meant that I was even more excited to read his story. And I still like him. I think he is good for Becca. He is not perfect, and he certainly still had his jerk moments in this book too, but like I said before- I don’t think that is who he is. Don’t get me wrong- some of his actions crushed me, but I think he more than made up for it. I loved how thoughtful he could be and how dedicated he is. 

Veer is a NA contemporary romance. The plot has a natural, easy flow and it is really easy to just sink into the story. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop and before I knew it, I had finished the book. I didn’t even realize that much time had passed. It felt like I had just started reading. Alyssa Rose Ivy has that gift. She is just a consistently good writer. I can’t wait to see what the next book in the Clayton Falls series has in store for us.

4/5 Gavels
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.

Connect with Alyssa:

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Clayton Falls Series: 
2. Veer
3. Wrecked
I have an ecopy of Veer to give away to one lucky follower. (and remember if you have not read the first book yet, you can grab it for free right now on Kindle) 

-Must be a follower
-Must be 16+ (this is a NA title) 
-open internationally
-my contest policy applies

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