Review/Character Interview – Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Title: Veer
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Clayton Falls #2
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Published: November 29th 2012

Book Description

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.

My Review

Veer is the second book in the Clayton Falls Series and it is the only book that I have read in the series, which I found easy to read as a standalone. It was an emotional contemporary romance where both characters need to deal with their insecurities so that they can move on and improve their lives.

Becca’s car broke down on the side of the road as she is heading to Clayton Falls to spend time with her friend Molly and to start a summer job at a law firm until college begins again. Gavin stops to offer his assistance and tries to talk Becca into accepting a lift to her friend’s house. Becca is a bit reluctant at first, but decides to take the chance and accept his help. While they are travelling to Molly’s, the sparks begin to fly, but not in a good way. They end up having an argument over the smallest thing! It is amusing to watch them bicker and I was laughing out loud about their fight! They seem to have that love/hate relationship happening as there are other times that they argue as well, much to the dismay of their friends.  It was great to see that this romance was not love at first sight and that they had a few things to work out before they could even think about having a relationship.

I didn't really like Gavin in the beginning as he was a real jerk! He was picking fights with Becca for no good reason and did something terrible to her too. The one thing I wished that did happen was Jake's fist landing on his face! He needed the sense knocked out of him, but it didn't connect. He improved after this and became the perfect gentleman and did lots of things that made me go awww..... He stepped up and pushed away his fears to become the person he should be.

Becca has had a lot to deal with in the past few months and luck is not on her side. She has a beautiful soul and a big heart. She accepted the job in Clayton Falls so she could get away from her life in Boston for a while, but she finds it a little overwhelming in Clayton Falls as everyone is overly friendly toward her. She doesn't understand the people in this small town, but is able to push her feelings aside to do the best she can.

Overall I really did enjoy the story it was a bit of a rocky journey but it was nice in the end. Alyssa did a beautiful job at telling both Becca and Gavin's story and I'm glad things ended the way they did. I will have to go back and read the first book in the series which is Molly’s book because I think Gavin is in that one too. It would be interesting to see what he was like with her.

Character Interview with Becca Harris from Veer

Q: What did you think of Gavin when you first met him?

What didn’t I think? At first I was scared (my car had broken down on the side of the road). Then I was attracted. Finally, I was annoyed. I couldn’t believe such a good looking guy could have such a lousy personality.

Q: Was Gavin how your friend Molly described him?

Yes, and no. He was definitely as tall and hot, but he certainly wasn’t the sweet guy she described. Or at least he wasn’t to me at first.

Q: What did you think of Clayton Falls when you first arrived?

I thought it was cute, but also really small. It was nice, but definitely not what I was used to it. It was a hard transition coming from spending my whole life in Boston.

Q: What’s the best part of Clayton Falls?

The people. I met so many terrific people there. Obviously I met Gavin, but there’s also Jake, Ben, Kelly, Tom, and Gail (oh and of course Molly lives there now). I also love the beach. It’s a great combination.

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. I am so glad you enjoyed Veer! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing it!


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