Friday, December 7, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Derailed

Title - Derailed (Clayton Falls)
Author - Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre - Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication - September 26th 2012
Tour organized by AToMR Tours
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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.

Opening Teaser
I used to love May: the heat and the promise of a long and limitless summer. I’d count down the last weeks of April with excitement, ready for my favorite time of year. The May of my first, and only, year of law school was different. It brought the craving for change—and the need to escape.

I remember the exact moment I decided to quit law school. It was during contracts only a week before spring exams. The end of my 1L year was in sight, and I should have been excited. My first semester grades placed me firmly in the top 25% of the class, and finishing first year meant I was getting ready to pass a milestone I’d thought about for years. Of course, I should have also been getting ready for an even bigger milestone: my wedding.

Updated cover
I liked the first cover but this one is way better one of my favorites. 

I received Derailed as part of the blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours in return for a honest review. Molly is in the first semester of Law school but she doesn't have the heart for it like she though she did so she decides it's time to quit. She decides to leave school and head for her child hood home which her mother still has even if she doesn't plan on living in it. Molly's life over the last few years has been anything but easy. She still feels guilty for the death of her father when she was a teenager. She had a huge fight over money for college and the next thing she knows her father dies on train tracks. When she needs him most her boyfriend Ben isn't there for her pushing her to end their relationship and head off to Boston.

In Boston Molly meets a young college guy they start dating but her heart isn't into it they even get engaged she postpones the wedding because she's not sure how she feels. However before she can figure out what she wants her fiance commits suicide by jumping off a bridge. Since that day she's lived with the guilt of her father's death and now the death of her Fiance. She returns home vowing to stay far away from her old boyfriend Ben but when he shows up the old spark is there but she's not ready for anything more. At her insistence she pushes for their relationship to be just hook up's because she doesn't want to hurt him. Her nights are plagued with nightmares of her father and Fiance which is causing her to drink to numb herself. Can Molly deal with her nightmares so she can have a chance at happy ever after or will she run again.

I really Loved Derailed!!! Like super loved it. Poor Molly I totally connected with her on a whole different level because we share the loss of a parent as teens and our last words weren't the best choices either. However I learned to accept and move on and I really liked seeing her deal with the loss, even though deep down I think she always knew it wasn't her fault. I think every girl deserves a Ben he's such a great character he may be a little over protective but who can blame him when he doesn't want to lose her again. I loved how smooth the flow of the book is, I lost track of time reading while my little one was asleep. The book is well written that anyone teen or adult will enjoy reading it.  This is my first book by Alyssa Rose Ivy but I'm a instant fan and look forward to checking out her other books. I cheated and check out the next book in the series Veer and I can't wait to get my hands on it, since it involves character from the first book. Plus I love a happy ever after and this one had me in tears it was just perfect.
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 comment:

  1. I'm so excited you enjoyed Derailed! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing it! I'm glad you liked the ending. :)