Sunday, 7 October 2012

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Review & Giveaway

Title: Derailed
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult Contemporary Romance,
Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Words: aprox. 55K
Publication Date: September 26th 2012
Book Description:
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, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.
Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.
My Review:

Derailed (Clayton Falls #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
My rating:
4 of 5 stars

This is another first time author for me, Alyssa Rose Ivy’s writing is good, I enjoyed all the characters she introduced us to, the plot is well written, story flowed easily and I read Derailed in one afternoon as I really didn’t want to put it down. Derailed is about a young woman who knew she had to escape her small town, leaving behind friends and family after the death of her father. Guilt can be a horrible thing for a young woman to deal with sometimes leaving family and loved ones is the only choice she feels she has. Of course going to college would keep her busy and far away from dealing with her past.

So we meet Molly who has just lost her fiancé Adam, decides she hates law school and quits. Struggling with all that has happened; she decides she needs to return home to figure out what she is going to do next. Heading home to Clifton Falls, North Carolina is not going to be easy but knows she has a place she can call home. Clifton Falls holds a lot of memories and not all of them are happy ones, and of course it is the home of her high school sweetheart Ben. She is not sure she is ready to face him but figures he probably hates her anyway. Like all small towns news spreads fast of Molly’s return.

Ben who once was a bad boy musician has never gotten over Molly and can’t believe she is back in Clifton Falls; he is going to do anything to win the love of his life back. Molly isn’t about to share her secrets, the loss of her fiancée, guilt over the death of her father and of course breaking Ben’s heart. So she decides that her and Ben can hang out and have a physical relationship but no emotions as she is not good for anyone, she believes she will only cause Ben more pain. Molly’s secrets and nightmares are things she is not willing to share with Ben.

Derailed isn’t just a romance novel, it’s a story of a young woman who ran away because of her guilt and mistakes she believes she made and has never forgiven herself so she truly has never moved on. Can she find her way back to her first love?

You have to read Derailed to find out the answers, I have rated Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Derailed a 4 star rating and would recommend anyone who loves to read a fantastic romance novel this is one of them. I cannot wait to read more in this series and of course anything else Alyssa Rose Ivy writes.

I received this E-Book copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher/tour site; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

About the Author: 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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