Thursday, February 7, 2013

Veer (Clayton Falls #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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.

First line: 
There were no warning signs.
Review ecopy
4 stars out of 5
 In Veer, Becca, Molly's (from Derailed) best friend from Boston, is coming to Clayton Falls. When her car breaks down, Gavin shows up to save the day. And then ends up being a total jerk and remains that way for the first half of the book.

I hated Gavin for awhile at the beginning of the story. He was interested in Becca, yet he was always being rude. I can kind of see why he was, but not really. And then he does the ultimate: he sleeps with her and tells her it was a mistake and to forget about it. How much more of a jerk can you be?

Becca has no one left except Molly. Her father left when she was young and her mother died a few months ago from cancer. She's extremely blunt and always tells the truth. When Gavin was being a scuzzball, I was hoping she would end up with Jake.

I loved seeing Molly and Ben again and learning how they're getting on. Kelly anf Tom are as sweet as ever. I also saw a different side of Jake, what he's like when he and Molly aren't constantly fighting. I'm so excited about his story (Wrecked, Spring 2013)!

I like Alyssa's easy writing style, but I wish she would flesh out the back story. I want to know more about how Becca felt when her mother was sick. I want to know more about Dawn and her relationship with Gavin.

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