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Derailed (ARC copy)
(Book #1 in the Clayton Falls series)
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Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 26, 2012
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, 260 pages
eBook/Paperback Words: Approx. 55K
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.
This is a really good book. My first New Adult book and I really enjoyed it. When I first started reading this book, I thought I was missing something...like being thrown into a series without the facts, but as I continued reading, I was like.. okay, this is all intentional. I'm not supposed to know what happened to Adam, that's a secret. So, I continued to read and my confusion faded. Surprisingly, I finished this book all in one sitting. Fairly quickly might I add.
We're introduced to Molly who ups and leaves college. Literally walks out of her Law class and hightails it out of Boston and back home to Clayton Falls. After the death of her fiance, Molly finds herself in a pile of guilt that has been building up since the death of her father 5 years ago. And being back in Crystal Falls, where she broke up with her high school sweetheart, Molly isn't ready for another relationship, but can't resist Ben and how comfortable and safe he makes her feel.
I really liked Molly's character, she's hurting and holding in all this guilt, but she's still strong. Even if she thinks she isn't. When we are introduced to Gavin and then Ben, I thought there was going to be a major love triangle going on, with a shit load of pissing matches to go along with it. But, I'm glad to say there wasn't. But definitely a lot of flirting going on. Ben, Molly's ex-boyfriend and high school sweetheart has been waiting on Molly for 5 years and now that she's back in Clayton Falls, he has no intention of letting her go again, but all Molly wants from him is casual sex. Which then leads to frequent sex and a big hissy fit when Ben finds out she's gone on a "friend" date with Gavin. I really liked Ben's character, you can tell he really cares for Molly and I thought it was really cute. I believe it helps that he's a musician ;)
I would definitely recommend this book. Love yourself some contemp. romance? Then you'll love Derailed. This book did make me cry at certain part, so grab yourself a box of tissues while you're at it. Haven't tried New Adult yet? Well then! Derailed should be your first! :)
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 with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.