Monday, October 1, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy: Review and Giveaway


Title: Derailed
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult Contemporary Romance,
Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Words: aprox. 55K
Publication Date: September 26th 2012
Rating: 4 Stars

Book Description:

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.


After the tragic death of her fiancé, Adam, Molly decides to drop out of law school and return to her hometown in North Carolina.  She hopes against all hope that she doesn't run into her ex-boyfriend, Ben, who never let her go.  Of course, that doesn't happen.  He just so happens to show up at Mamey's cafe where she works.  She decides to go listen to his band the next day. Feelings that she thought were long forgotten show up again.   As Jake put it, it took less that 48 hours for them to get together again.  Not as boyfriend and girlfriend though.  Molly wanted just a casual relationship, and Ben wanted her anyway he could get her.  By being home, will Molly find what she is looking for?

I really, really liked this book.  The author made the story so realistic.  I felt everything that Molly felt. The pain and guilt that Molly held thinking she had some part in Adam' s and her father's death was very sad.  Molly couldn't let it go.  I was able to relate to  Molly in that way.  I would have blamed myself too if I were in her shoes.  I was there right along with her as she told her story.  That guilt and pain changed her, but by going home and finding light again, she found a way to live with it.  At some point, she did let some of it go away.  Molly had Ben's love and support and that is what she needed.  I was rooting for those two the entire time.

I only gave it four stars, because some of the romance seemed rushed.  Ben was destroyed after they broke up.  Not even 48 hours of being back in town,  they decided to have a casual relationship.  If he was that hurt, I figured there would be some type of tension between the two or both of them being hesitant around each other.   Nothing like that happened.  I wanted to see and feel their relationship grow and develop.    


                                                                    About the Author:

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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I received Derailed free for an honest review. 


  1. Derailed sounds like such a book. The synopsis kind of reminds me of the movie, Sweet Home Alabama. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  2. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Derailed! I am so glad you enjoyed it! :)