Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Derailed Blog Tour, hosted by AToMR Tours. Derailed is the first book in a new adult contemporary series, from the ever amazing Alyssa Rose Ivy. 
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Title: Derailed
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Clayton Falls #1
Publication Date: September 26, 2012
Length: 260 Pages
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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, 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.


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.


When I heard that Alyssa Rose Ivy had a New Adult contemporary series, I knew that I just had to read it. Everything I have ever read by Alyssa Rose Ivy has been remarkable, and her new series does not disappoint one bit. Molly loses her fiancé, and discovers that law school was never for her, so she decides to go back home to Clayton Falls. The problem is that she has just as much painful history in Clayton Falls as she does in Boston, including Ben, her high school sweetheart.

Molly is a very broken character after suffering from grief and guilt over the loss of her fiancé. As she re-inserts herself in Clayton Falls, she also has to deal with the guilt left behind, when she left five years ago. Ben has been holding hope that Molly would walk back into his life, and even though she had hurt him, he cannot let this chance pass him by again. Fighting through their history, and their feelings, Ben and Molly do not take long to find themselves back where they left off.

I really like the way that Ben treats Molly for the most part, his possessive nature is a bit much at times. Molly and Ben together is that relationship everyone really wants, the comfort and the love is visible right from the beginning. There is so much sadness in this book, but it is mixed with the happy and sweet moments that help balance it out. Molly really comes back to herself throughout the story, and starts to heal and move on from the tragedy and guilt that has plagued her life.

This the type of book that you cannot help but root for the couple, and want to see them get that happily ever after. I am slowly becoming a huge fan of the New Adult genre, and Derailed has to be my new favorite. Alyssa Rose Ivy is an amazing author, and if you have not picked up any of her books, Derailed is an excellent choice. I cannot wait to get another glimpse at Clayton Falls in the second book, Veer.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review**

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Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

So glad you enjoyed this and I am loving this new adult genre, will add this to my wishlist!

Alyssa Rose Ivy said...

Wow, I am so excited that Derailed is your new favorite New Adult read! Thank you for reading and reviewing it!

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