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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blog Tour Special: Veer 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.

**Review copy provided by author for an honest review**

I love romance. I love it. It makes me so happy and I absolutely love reading it. However, when I say that I love romance, I also should mention that I don't expect great things from it. So when I had the chance to read Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy I was pretty excited. Initially I thought Veer was just your typical adult romance novel. However, I later discovered that it fell into the new adult category. I was a bit shy of this at first because I have had fairly bad experiences with the new adult Phenomena.

In saying that, 

I really enjoyed Veer. I thought it was a pretty good novel. I will say I think it's more adult romance than new adult but that's just my opinion. I was surprised with how much I did like Veer, because a few weeks ago I read Derailed by Ivy and I was not impressed. 

The story begins with the meeting of the two protagonists, Becca and Gavin. This is where I chuckle because these two DID not get along! At all. It was down right hostile. And as a reader you can't help but laugh at this, because you know it has to work out. These two are meant for each other. Things slowly move along and before you know it the two are in love and living happily ever after. 

The things that I liked the most about Veer were the characters and the relationships they had with one another. I really liked the relationship between Becca and Jake. They were just friends and could hang out and that was it. What kind of annoyed me was that sometimes Becca was a total jerk to Jake. She would say things to him and I would be like, "where did that come from?" It was vaguely suggested in the book that Jake wasn't a good guy or he had a shady past, but we saw none of that in Veer. He seemed like a sweet caring friend. So when Becca would treat him badly, I got annoyed. Becca and Gavin's relationship was sweet. That's basically all I can say about it. They were so darn cute. They hit some rough patches (which has to happen in most romance novels), but they worked through them. I liked seeing their relationship evolve. 

While the writing in Veer wasn't stellar, it also wasn't bad. As I mentioned before I read another of Alyssa Rose Ivy's novels, one that was written before this one and I thought it was terrible. So bad I thought I was going to hate this one as well. But I was surprised to see how much her writing had matured from book one to book two. I think that with every book that Ivy writes her skills as an author are going to get better, and I think that's very exciting. 

Overall, I enjoyed Veer for it's romance and the characters. I really liked seeing the author grow as a writer and I look forward to future books from her.  

~Happy Reading Everyone!! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh I'm glad you liked it even if the writing wasn't the best ever. IT sounds like a good story.


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