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Details: Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: #2 in Clayton Falls series
Available Formats: ebook & paperback
Details: Published Nov 29th 2012, 286 pages
Source: Blog tour with Xpresso Book Tours

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Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.
Veer: a sudden change of direction.

Again I love the title for this book, it matches perfectly with the story.

So Veer I have mixed feelings about, I can honestly say I think I enjoyed Veer even more so than I did Derailed (which I loved)BUT while reading Derailed there was really only one thing that bugged me about the story, while with Veer  there was multiple things that bothered. Was it still a good story? Uh yeah of course, it was amazing! But it did hit a few pet peeves of mine.

Lets start with the characters, Veer is Gavin and Becca’s story and I have to say I am SO glad they got their own story, when I finished Derailed I didn’t feel  all that great about Gavin being such a nice guy but ending up alone, so for him to get his own love story too? Two thumbs way up for that.

Then there was Becca, oh Becca how I loved you so! Becca was an awesome character , I love characters that are brutally honest and can stand on their own two feet and Becca is deff one of those characters!  She had been through SO much in her life that I could not even imagine going through and yet she was such a strong woman, did she have her break down moments? Of course! But with everything she went through it would be unrealistic for her not to at least break down every once and awhile.

Did I mention this book is in alternating POVs too?  Ya also another reason why I loved it so much.

Now I’m gonna go ahead and get out what bothered me about Veer and that was easily the mistakes Gavin kept making, idk what it was but I felt the way he was acting towards Becca when they first met was a little excessive rudeness for not a good enough reason. Overall I liked him, but there was a lot of moments in Veer besides his first encounter with Becca where I just wanted to strangle him.

If you’ve read Derailed I HIGHLY suggest you pick up Veer cause it’s even better. The emotions are stronger, the romance is more tense and overall it was just an amazing read. After reading book 1 and 2 of the Clayton Falls series I can easily say I am dying to get my hands on book 3, and that I will be picking up other books by Alyssa Rose Ivy very soon. 


Unknown said...

Well, this looks so interesting. love the idea of the companion book and the characters.
Definitely adding this to my TBR
GREAT read, Alyssa
Your reader,

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I really enjoyed veer too. I have my review up today as well :) I love how much you tweak your blog. I really like the subtle line dividers. What did you use to make them?

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I also liked Gavin, but he made me want to pull my hair out a few times, but it was only by I did like him so much. I just expected more from him I guess.

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