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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, 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.
on March 06, 2013 :
Veer is the second installment in the Clayton Falls series. This was the first book I've read from this series and even though it would probably be better to read this series in order, the author mentions details from the first book which were relevant to the story-line of this book, thus making it easy to grasp the story-line without much effort.
This book is about Becca who has moved to Clayton Falls for the summer. Here she meets Gavin, a local cop, where he helps her out when she gets stranded at the side of the road. This first encounter doesn't go very well as it ends up in an argument. As the story progresses, this tension soon turns into romance and the chemistry between these two characters becomes undeniable. The love story between Becca and Gavin was really enjoyable and the characters were both very likeable.
The story is told in alternating points of view, so we get to see what both of these characters are thinking. This made me fall in love with Becca and Gavin even more since I got to know what each of these characters was thinking and feeling.
For me this was an lighthearted and fun read which I would recommend to anyone who is in the mood for contemporary romance. After reading this book, I will definitely be reading more books by Alyssa Rose Ivy.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Feb. 17, 2013 :
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
An Overview of the Novel: Becca has just finished a tough year. Her mother had died and of course when her friend Molly dropped out of law school it didn't help the cause.
She needs a break from Boston, so when Molly suggests she head to North Carolina for the summer, she jumps at the chance. But things don't go exactly as she planned. First, her car breaks down and then meets a cop named Gavin, who seemingly wants nothing to do with her.
But Gavin has wounds in his past too. An injury ruined his baseball career and the girl he loved left him. Just when he thinks he found love with Molly, she marries somebody else.
And now he finds himself falling for Molly's best friend and he just can't deal with that. He's had a northern girl break his heart before, then there was Molly, and now Becca is in line to break his heart.
Becca isn't looking for romance, but she's drawn to Gavin. They both have a past they need to deal with before they can fall in love with. The question is wehther they are willing to sacrifice for love and to give it a chance.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I loved Gavin in the first novel and was saddened when Molly didn't choose him. However, I loved getting to know Gavin better in this book. I also loved being better introduced to Molly's friend Becca.
I loved Gavin, even when he was being a jerk. Becca and Gavin were two characters that I loved reading about. I enjoyed reading the first book in the series, but I loved reading this one.
Alyssa is a great writer and she has definitely made me excited to read the third one in the series. Alyssa makes her characters seem so realistic and they definitely are intriguing to read about.
Alyssa's writing in this novel was incredible. This was easily one of my favorites by her. Becca and Gavin are easily some of my favorite characters in the New Adult genre. I definitely recommend this book.
So why 4 out of 5 stars? It was beautifully written and I loved the characters. It could have had more depth, but it was still an intriguing novel that I really enjoyed. If you like New Adult novels then definitely check this one out.
In Summary: A beautifully written book that I really enjoyed. I definitely recommend that you all go out and buy this one. Alyssa is a great writer and you won't be disappointed by it.
Warnings/Side-notes: It's New Adult and as such is meant to be read by more mature readers. It's on the tamer side of New Adult.
The Wrap-up: I really loved this novel. The characters are beautifully developed and the plot was intriguing. Alyssa is always a great writer and this one was no difference. I loved this novel. I definitely recommend it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)