Veer (Clayton Falls #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2012
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.
I get it!
I finally get why Gavin was included in Derailed and while I didn’t care for him in that story I absolutely love him in Veer. Alyssa Rose Ivy is the best. I’m not sure why I expected any different because I absolutely love her style of writing. I can literally finish her books in a couple of hours because I can’t put them down!
Becca, Molly’s friend from college from Derailed comes to Clayton Falls to get away from a life that’s sort of crumbling down around her and she needs a break. The very first person she meets on her way is Gavin when her car dies on the highway. They don’t exactly hit it off, but since the books are from their perspectives you get to see what they’re thinking and I love that about how Ivy writes. Because even though the characters aren’t sure what the other is thinking, we as the reader know.
One of the best parts of this story though is getting to see new sides of old characters. We learn so much about Gavin in this book, where he comes from, and why he is the way he is. We also get to see another side of Jake, which is awesome. He forms this completely platonic bond with Becca and I absolutely love how protective he is of her. I’m going to skip over his drunken moment of insanity and say that their friendship was one of my favorite parts of this book.
I know I’ve been gushing about Gavin, but I really enjoyed Becca’s character to and god there were some points where I just felt so bad for her that all I wanted to do was give her a hug! She seems a little jumpy throughout the book, but when we finally find out why well who can blame her?
The Clayton Falls series is absolutely one of my favorites. I think the only character I didn’t love in this book was Matt, the lawfirm guy. I wanted to ring his neck every time he put his hands on Becca, what a creeper! But I love how realistic the situation was. There are some people out there who abuse the power they have and one thing about Ivy is she always puts her characters in these very real, very intense situations and I love it.
There are quite a few twists and turns and a moment or two where I want to slap Gavin and be like really? Don’t be an idiot. There were also times I wanted to slap Becca too, but that’s all part of the story and it’s seriously worth the read. This is a series I like so much I’ll be buying in paperback and trust me a book has to be super amazing for me to get a hard copy because I have like no bookshelf space.
Oh, we also get to see Molly and Ben and things that are happening in their relationship. Definitely a few surprises there! And the ending…god the ending was so beautiful that I squealed like a thirteen year old girl. I want to draw pink fluffy hearts around this story. I cannot wait until the next installment in the Clayton Falls series because I’m so in love with these books!
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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