Thursday, January 31, 2013

Clayton Falls Book Tour! Review and Giveaway!

(Clayton Falls)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

1479209139 (ISBN13: 9781479209132)
Release Date: 
September 23rd 2012
New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Clayton Falls #1

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.


I quite enjoyed this book, it had its moments where I thought it wouldn’t go anywhere but I kept reading and I did like how the plot was. This story makes me think this is like something that could happen in real life. That’s how contemporary this book was as I read it.
The plot of this story centers on a girl named Molly who just returned to the place where she grew up. She’s someone whose trying escape a tragedy that had happen in Boston. Returning back to her hometown though has its own bad memories but she could deal with those more then she could in the city. There she runs into her ex high school boy friend Ben.  It’s a great plot but a little to predictable in some cases, though in other cases it surprises you. The ending was sweet and it couldn’t have ended any better then that.

Molly is the main character of this story. She is not your average strong heroine type in most books out there. She has to many loses that are close to her, which made her depress and want to run away from it all. She ran away once from the small town she tried to leave and she ran away a second time in Boston where she thought she could make a life for herself. I am proud of her by the end of the book where Ben helps her realize that nothing was her fault. I also like that she decides to stay with Ben this time.

Ben is a really sweet guy who still has strong feelings for Molly even after five long years. What surprises me most about him was his jealousy. I do find jealousy in guys attractive but he just went a bit overboard with driving away. At least he came back when he was calm to talk things over with Molly. He loves taking care of Molly and he would do anything to make her happy. Ben also helps Molly realize that she wasn’t the cause for the deaths in her life.
This romance thing is all over the place, first it’s basically friends with benefits, then it’s friends with benefits exclusive meaning they only see each other no one else. We all know how they will end up but it takes so long for Molly to give in it’s frustrating at times. Though it does get better by the ending and it’s really sweet and adorable how they end up together.

3 out of 5 Howling Wolves


(Clayton Falls #2)

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

1481019716 (ISBN13: 9781481019712)
Release Date: 
November 29th 2012

New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Clayton Falls #2  



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.

Review (edit version coming soon)
I love the second book to the Clayton Falls series. For being something none paranormal(which is something I usually read) it’s one of my favorites.

Veer takes place in Clayton falls with our main character Becca who is friends with Molly(the main character of the first book in the series). This book feels to much like the last book, only a few differences with the backgrounds of the girls. I couple of different twists, as well as moments you wish you could strangle the characters with how they act towards one another. The twists in this story will shock you, and they aren’t predictable twists either, which I really do love.

Gavin is such a jerk at first, from their first meeting to practically half way through the book he was a jerk to Becca. It’s a miracle how she could even like him a little bit. Though suddenly after realizing that Becca was a virgin and he said such awful words to her  and made a mistake he does everything to try and get her back. He learned how much he couldn’t get her out of his mind and made it up to her in a big way. I so would have punched him for doing that to me or to a friend. He’s lucky that he’s doing all he can to make it up to Becca or else I would have totally hated his character.

You know what I don’t care what anyone says I hate Gavin’s mother. How could she be talking about her and Gavin having babies after only dating Gavin for like two months. That really made me mad and I don’t blame Becca for wanting to run away. Though her methods were a bit…extreme, at least she sucked it up in the end and apologies and somehow got back together with Gavin. She still does have a lot of insecurity’s she needs to fix because her being insecure was annoying at times. I guess her and Gavin both have their faults.

Romance was a bit fast but it’s alright, they did have a lot of bumps on the road. Not to mention that Becca also notice how fast it was going and started to freak out. Besides that it was sweet seeing these two characters together, I loved how Gavin acted like a great gentlemen and did everything old fashion like.
4 out
of 5 Howling Wolves


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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