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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: Veer (Clayton Falls #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy


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After the death of her mother, and her falling grades at law school, Becca needs a break. And what better way to spend Summer vacation than in Clayton Falls, North Carolina - home to her best friend Molly?


Before she even makes it into town however, Becca's car breaks down, and she is rescued by none other than local cop Gavin - only to immediately get on his bad side. Both Gavin and Becca are running from their pasts, unfortunately because of this, they can't see all the reasons they need each other.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Another wonderfully written new adult contemporary novel from Ms.Ivy,Veer brings back some old favorites while seamlessly bringing "new girl" Becca into their midst. I enjoyed "catching up" with some of the characters we met in Derailed (and how sweet it was to see Molly and Ben again). Veer also brings to the forefront a new side of old characters (like Jake) while expanding on the ones we've already grown to know and love (I'm looking at you Gavin). Once again Ms.Ivy does a fantastic job of revealing the more deeply buried inner layers of her characters, making them even more realistic.

The relationship between Becca and Gavin is one that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was nice (not to mention interesting) watching it develop. Whereas most "romance novels" have the characters falling in love almost immediately, this was not the case with Veer. In fact, just when it seemed like they might finally get it together, something happens that puts them at odds - again.
It was especially nice that Veer is written from two different perspectives - Gavin's and Becca's. This leads the reader to a more deeper understanding of why they do the things they do, and what is really going on in their heads. This just proves Ms.Ivy's talent for writing characters that are relate-able - and characters the reader can care about and sympathize with.

Veer is a realistic look into what life could (and in my opinion would) be like for a twenty-something year old woman who has had a rough time in life (the death of her Mother a huge part, although not the only part). Becca not only has to overcome her past, but let go of her fears of the unknown as well.

All in all - I absolutely cannot wait to read the third installment of The Clayton Falls series (tentatively titled Wrecked), and I want to know what happens next!

                Veer is available for purchase from Amazon.com by clicking HERE.


DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of Veer in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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