April 30, 2013

Review: Wrecked

Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2013
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Book Description:

When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

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Just when I think Alyssa Rose Ivy’s books can’t get any better, she proves me wrong. Wrecked, the third book in the Clayton Falls series is honest, real, and completely breathtaking. I love how Jake’s story is completely different from Ben and Gavin’s. I have such a love for series that intersect each other and bring back characters you know and love. And since I always enjoyed Jake and his witty banter, getting to know his character better was fun.

Ivy has a tendency to write about real life issues and that aspect of her writing makes her stories incredibly believable and her characters relatable. Wrecked is no different. After getting into a fight with Ben, Jake takes off, gets drunk and drives. The next thing we know his jeep is flipping over and the world turns black.

I never saw Jake as the kind of character that had a drinking problem, but as I look back at the other books I realize the foreshadowing was all there. Ivy did an amazing job of showing us what was going on in everyone’s head while Jake was in the hospital. I love how perspectives changed throughout the book. Ivy always does a spectacular job of showing us what’s going on in the heads of both main characters, which of course brings us to Emily.

I adored Emily. I knew from the second she dreamt about Jake that they were going to be epic. Her story is a lot more somber than Jakes, but I really love how meeting each other helps them each heal and become the people they wanted to be. There were a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, but that’s one of the great things about Ivy, she certainly knows how to draw a reader in.

It was nice getting to see Ben and Molly as well as Gavin and Becca. Getting a peak into their lives was really awesome. I think what I loved most of all were the interactions between Jake and Emily though. They are perfect together and though a lot happens in this book and things try to keep them apart, eventually everyone ends up where they belong.

If you enjoyed Derailed and Veer I have no doubt Wrecked will knock you off your feet. I’d highly recommend this book; Ivy is one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure to read in a long time.

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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. I'm so excited you enjoyed Wrecked! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing it! :)

    1. Thanks for having me as part of the Release Day Event! :)


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