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Blog Tour: Derailed -A Review


Derailed - ARIDerailed (Clayton Falls 1) by Alysa Rose Ivy

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, Molly finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart Ben, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, what she finds is a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

Review (3.5*)

Contemporary romance is really not my cup of tea. I would usually go out of my way to avoid it.  Noting that it’s been tagged at Goodreads as New Adult though, I have to confess to some level of curiosity.  Plus I’ve enjoyed other works by Alyssa Rose Ivy, I thought I’d be in safe hands.  And… I was right, I read this as a single sitting and was mostly pleased with the book.

What I really enjoyed was the mystery behind Molly’s sadness which was revealed in stages.  I like Molly’s up front (not necessarily blunt but honest) approach but what I loved most in this novel is the bittersweet waiting by Ben.  He’s such a sweetie!  I loved that he’s learned from past mistakes and figured out exactly what it is he wants and go for it.

Molly came back to town to deal with her grief and figured out what to do next with her life.  Instead, she found one who has waited for her 5 long years to come back.  I supposed, after 5 years waiting, you really don’t want to wait any longer but it all went a bit fast for me especially from Molly’s perspective.  It’s the only point of disbelief that I’d have to push to the back of my mind and seeing that it’s a pretty short novel, there’s only so much you can do.

New Adult probably fits as a ‘classification’ of this book (I’m using the term classification lightly here) as I definitely would not call it young adult due to the sexual content and yet, due to the stage of lives the characters are in, the ‘New Adult’ label does seem to apply.  An enjoyable First ‘New Adult’ for me, thank you, Alyssa 🙂

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About Author

alyssa rose ivyAlyssa 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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Giveaway – INT

Alyssa is generously giving away 1 Print set of Derailed and Veer (book 2) and 5 digital editions of Derailed.  Do stop by the Rafflecopter to enter for a chance to win one of the above!

Blog Tour: Flight -a Review

Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Book Blurb

Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

My Blurb (3.5 stars)

Allie is so over men!  She’s taking time off away from home for the summer to be away from her ex whilst, hopefully, having loads of fun in New Orleans without men.  As soon as she’s walked into the hotel where she’ll be working for the summer though, there’s trouble brewing in the form of a very hot (& knows it too) very male Levi AND… he’s interested with what he sees…  Nevertheless, Allie is determined that she is taking time off men and not even Levi can change her mind.

I really like Allie for her stubbornness but most of all, for keeping a cool head (to begin with anyway).  She’s lost it a bit near the end but I guess there’s only so much a girl can handle.  I’m not quite sure about Levi at this stage.  Yes, he’s hot and at times, really sweet… but oh geez, can you be a bigger idiot!?  Overall, the romance in this book is all about the sweet tension, the simmering heat that was just delightful and easy to swallow.

There is a mystery surrounding Levi which sometimes feels slightly sinister but I won’t dwell into that so much because even the synopsis didn’t give you much of a hint and THAT’s the whole fun of reading it – the finding out!  I’d advise from trying to find out what it is before reading it.  It is different from most paranormal novels I’ve read or heard of to date and it’s definitely an interesting type of underworld.  The book being quite short, we really aren’t told too much yet of this underworld BUT… I can’t wait for the next book!

About Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. 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.

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