Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dual Review + Giveaway: Clayton Falls Blog Tour with Xpresso Book Tours



Derailed

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.

Although, there were a couple places that I felt didn’t transition proficiently this was a great read. Molly’s character seemed extremely realistic – her reactions were often chaotic (unexpected). Typically this would make me crazy…I like a stable character. However, Molly’s crazy mixed perfectly with Ben’s steadfast patience; it made this story worth reading. 

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Xpresso Book Tours for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


Veer

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.

An honest admission, a groaned escaped the moment it was revealed that Gavin was featured in this book. His arrogant pushy attitude during Derailed was outlandish…so wasn’t looking forward to reading an entire book featuring him. It was going to take a lot to redeem him, but the author was successful – while maintaining his original characteristics. Becca’s character was written as a charismatic, strong, yet vulnerable woman who irritated the HELL out of Gavin --- she instantly won my vote!

Looking forward to Wrecked ; Jake’s story

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Xpresso Book Tours for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


Author Bio


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.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Derailed & Veer! I'm glad you enjoyed Gavin more than you expected to. :)

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