Veer (Clayton Falls)

Veer (Clayton Falls)

by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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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.

(New Adult, contains sexual situations and mild language)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015785128
Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication date: 11/25/2012
Series: Clayton Falls , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 461,761
File size: 512 KB

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.

Other Books by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Derailed (Clayton Falls)
Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy, #1)
Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy, #2)
Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1)

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Veer (Clayton Falls) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Like all of this author's characters, Becca and Gavin seem so real as you read their story. They could be your neighbor or someone you work with, and you just want them as friends. I really liked Becca. She's down to earth, and even though she's had trauma in her life, she's coping and surviving. Enter Gavin. I'm not quite sure why his reaction to her was to angry and intense in the beginning of the book. I get that he was hurt by a Northerner, but it didn't match his personality from the first book or throughout the rest of this book. He must have been having a bad night. Anyway, I'm glad Gavin got his love story. He deserves it, and I think Becca is a lovely match for him. And what about Clayton Falls in general? Let's find this place and all move to Clayton Falls! Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy was sent to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
Both of these stories were lighthearted, and fun stories centered on the fictional town of Clayton Falls, NC.  Set about 25 minutes outside of Wilmington, NC on the beach.  I have to tell you that this is one of my FAVORITE places in the whole world.  The beaches are beautiful, the tides don’t get horribly rough, and well, it’s the beach, what other excuse do you need? I love also adore the dimensions of the characters that Ivy has created in Clayton Falls.  I fell head over heels in love with Molly.  She is cute, quirky and carrying around way too much baggage.  Same with Becca.  She is smart and had a rough year.  But it seems like Clayton Falls may hold a pretty good future for them.  Heck, I’m ready to pack my bags and move… but oh yeah, since the town doesn’t exist, that might be hard! Anyway, the books are sweet New Adult style romances.  I will say they border on YA, cause there really isn’t anything in them per say.  I lean towards NA mostly because of the ages of the characters and the issues that they deal with are a little more mature than YA. Fabulous books, oh, and according to Goodreads, it appears that a third book is coming out soon.  Ben’s pesky brother Jake might be getting a shot at love.  Can’t wait to see how that turns out!
haley18 More than 1 year ago
4.5 rating. Veer: a sudden change of direction. Again I love the title for this book, it matches perfectly with the story. So Veer I have mixed feelings about, I can honestly say I think I enjoyed Veer even more so than I did Derailed (which I loved)BUT while reading Derailed there was really only one thing that bugged me about the story, while with Veer there was multiple things that bothered. Was it still a good story? Uh yeah of course, it was amazing! But it did hit a few pet peeves of mine. Lets start with the characters, Veer is Gavin and Becca’s story and I have to say I am SO glad they got their own story, when I finished Derailed I didn’t feel all that great about Gavin being such a nice guy but ending up alone, so for him to get his own love story too? Two thumbs way up for that. Then there was Becca, oh Becca how I loved you so! Becca was an awesome character , I love characters that are brutally honest and can stand on their own two feet and Becca is deff one of those characters! She had been through SO much in her life that I could not even imagine going through and yet she was such a strong woman, did she have her break down moments? Of course! But with everything she went through it would be unrealistic for her not to at least break down every once and awhile. Did I mention this book is in alternating POVs too? Ya also another reason why I loved it so much. Now I’m gonna go ahead and get out what bothered me about Veer and that was easily the mistakes Gavin kept making, idk what it was but I felt the way he was acting towards Becca when they first met was a little excessive rudeness for not a good enough reason. Overall I liked him, but there was a lot of moments in Veer besides his first encounter with Becca where I just wanted to strangle him. If you’ve read Derailed I HIGHLY suggest you pick up Veer cause it’s even better. The emotions are stronger, the romance is more tense and overall it was just an amazing read. After reading book 1 and 2 of the Clayton Falls series I can easily say I am dying to get my hands on book 3, and that I will be picking up other books by Alyssa Rose Ivy very soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, but for me I really would have liked a little more details at the end, it just stopped a little to quick for me.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Veer. I loved Becca and I did really like Gavin in this book. In the first book, I wasn't a big fan of Gavin's. I felt like I got to know him much better in this one. I liked seeing how Gavin interacted with his family. He was sweet with them. I liked Becca in the first book and was curious to know more about her. Her past made me tear up a bit. I appreciated seeing her more vulnerable side. I loved her friendship with Jake too. They were funny together. Gavin and Becca made a great couple and I was happy to see into their lives. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooood book
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twimom101 More than 1 year ago
It took me some time to work myself up to read VEER. I wasn't absolutely crazy about DERAILED (book 1 of the series) but I was dying to know what happens with Gavin and Becca. Every time I would pass by it on my nook I knew I just needed to dive in and read the darn thing. But I was scared. There I said it. I was scared the book and me wouldn't connect. But we did and I was so happy I finally decided to read it. I will be the first to say that I did not like Gavin one bit in DERAILED. I thought he was a bit stalkerish and sort of creepy. But thankfully he seemed to tame his inner stalker and was actually a really good guy to read about. There may have been a sigh or two escape my mouth when reading the story. Dude is way better in VEER than he ever was in the first book. And yes, he finally redeemed himself in my eyes. I loved Becca's character from the start. There are hints of a scared and troubled past throughout the story and as time went on I just wanted to reach in and give her a big ol' hug. We don't find out the cause of what her constant need for security is until closer to the end, but the buildup and delivery was executed perfectly. Ivy did a great job laying that all out and if made me love Becca’s character even more when all was revealed. I hurt for that girl but also thought that she was such a very strong person too. I also adored Becca’s relationship with Jake. It just came off very natural and sisterly/brotherly. So any scenes they had together were fun for me. They hit it off from the beginning and I think it was the perfect set up for him to have his own book. He is a great guy that deserves his own story and I am so very excited that WRECKED will be based on him. He is a sweet character and I look forward to knowing even more about him, more than what we’ve already seen in DERAILED and VEER. VEER is such a good book and I am eager to see what happens next for everyone in Clayton Falls as the series continues. I definitely recommend this read. There is some suspense, a lot of tension, and an abundance of romance. Absolutely my kind of book!
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CC_Graziano More than 1 year ago
A review copy was provided for an honest review. Veer was every bit as good as Derailed and completely engrossing from just the first couple chapters in. I thought it was even better than the first because it took everything to a deeper level and it was fantastic. The main character Becca was very relatable and I loved that she had a ton of angst which really made the story feel real. I was also incredibly happy to see all of the previous characters from Derailed in this one because they are all so entertaining! I even started liking Jake a lot more who still remained a secondary character but stuck around throughout. I have to point out that both Derailed and Veer are written wonderfully which really made the story engaging and easy to follow which is also yet another reason to read these books! Veer focuses on Becca Harris who was introduced in Derailed as Molly's best friend from law school. She takes a job at a law office in Clayton Falls for the summer after her initial plans gets thrown off course. Alternating seamlessly between Becca's point of view and Gavin's you get to see each of their lives and how they intertwine. Both their interactions with each other are very amusing and I loved seeing how each of their stories unfolded. It was also nice to glimpse a little of Molly & Ben's happily ever after. Not-to-mention this book has some even steamier scenes between the two romantic interests! Gavin is one confidently sexy southern man with some real charm which makes him absolutely endearing! Definitely an amazing read for those who love contemporary romances with interesting twists and turns. A great series for a late night or a rainy day as this book will pull at your heart. Hours will pass by while Veer consumes your attention. Alyssa Rose Ivy yet again delivers a beautifully satisfying story of romance, loss, and acceptance. I could hardly find any flaws, both the writing style and the story were terrifically done. I'll definitely be grabbing up the third book to see how Jake's story turns out!
sandyemerson More than 1 year ago
Sweet, enchanting and very lovable. You know how you read companion novels and you never think it's going to be as good as the very first book? Well, I enjoyed this book maybe even more than I did the first one. Sure, there's that cheesiness that comes with romance novels, but that's what I love. It's like my brain went 'ahhh' when I read this. There was no trying to decipher what the author meant, where the plot was heading, or even trying to guess who the bad guy was - there was simply the feeling of relaxing into a story where you didn't have to think. Now, that may sound as if it's bad, but it's not. Sometimes the best treat in the world is a simple one or, in this case, a simple book. Gavin's story was wonderful and it gave me a much better understanding of his character. Gavin, who I first met in 'Derailed'. Who would have thought that underneath that flirty exterior there could be such a stubborn, yet stupid ass? And, yet such a romantic one as well. I learned so much more about him in this book and his story broke my heart in some places, just like Becca's did. How she ended up so well-adjusted I don't know. Escaping back into the community of Clayton Falls was nice. I really enjoyed reading about the same characters I had read about in the first book and some I hadn't met yet. There was a real sense of coming home again.  Although I have to say that the flow of this book was, as a musician might say, pitchy. Sometimes it flowed exactly right, but there were some places when it moved too fast and where the story should have been drawn out more. Even thought I liked this book, I felt it would be so much better than it had been. Anyway, I feel pretty much the same way about 'Veer' as I did 'Derailed'. I would recommend this book, once again, to anyone who's a hopeless romantic - like me.   Book Review by Sandy from Magical Manuscripts
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I wasn't sure if this story would work or not. After reading the first book, I was a bit disappointed of how close  Gavin and Molly became. So, learning that he had his own story didn't quite sit with me right. Still, I gave it a chance and what do you know? Not only was this story better than the first book but I LOVED IT! I think this story is better than the first book cause it got way deeper in emotions and history. I love a book that can really get me in touch with characters and the secrets that they are hiding. Gavin started off raw and angry only spurring me on more to read faster. Every sarcastic remark, every sneer he gave toward Becca made me see that there is something much more. He attitude toward Becca slowly melt away until the reader finally learns what he is truly hiding. The same goes for Becca. She too is really defensive real fast. I like the fighting and the way they slowly fell in love with each other without even realizing it. The plot is entertaining and keeps the reader on their toes. With much back round history to be discovered and characters that run, I couldn't help but be drawn deeper into the story. Both characters shared the same fears constantly running after one another with the other ran away. They both ran into assumptions, leading them to learn to trust each other. Veer is a genuinely emotional book that will  keep you in your seat. One that is moving and inspirational, I love reading about two people falling in love. having excellent moments that take your breathe away, Veer is awesome!   
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MarissaA More than 1 year ago
After reading Derailed, I really looked forward into reading Gavin's story, because from the first book, I just thought he was a great guy, and even though he and Molly were not meant to be, there was someone out there for him, and that happens to be Molly's best friend from College, Becca. She ends up staying in Clayton Falls for the summer, for a law office position, and her first night, she ends up meeting Gavin. They get off to a rocky start but after one unplanned evening together, there are undeniable sparks that bring these two characters together, but will Becca's insecurities bring their relationship down? Or is Gavin just what she needs to start a new chapter in her life? I believe there was a very good story here, there was conflict, joyous and lovely scenes, and realistic situations. There was a good flow, and I think the characters were also written well, including Gavin and Becca. Gavin had a physical injury interfere that hurt his baseball dream. Becca just lost her Mom, does not have an existent relationship with her Father, and doesn't know what she's going to do next after her last year of law school. I think their issues were explained well into conversations and narration, and oh, it was nice to read from both of their perspectives, so that was very helpful, to understand what they are both feeling. All in all, this was a very nice New Adult Contemporary Romance, and I look forward to the third book, Jake's story. My Rating: 4/5 
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
This new adult contemporary romance is the second book in The Clayton Falls Series.  I really loved Derailed, the first book in the series and couldn't wait to read Veer.  We were introduced to the main characters in this story, Becca and Gavin in Derailed.  Becca is Molly's best friend from Law School in Boston.  Gavin is the hot cop that had a thing for Molly in Derailed, but Molly's heart totally belonged to Ben.  Though Gavin displayed some really thoughtful moments in Derailed, I really thought he was kind of a jerk overall, and wasn't too crazy about him.  In Veer, however, I came to really love him.  We only met Becca briefly in Derailed, and I so enjoyed getting to know her in Veer.  Becca has had a really tough year in Boston.  Her mom has passed away from cancer, her best friend is no longer there, and the combination of it all has made the past year extremely difficult for her.  She didn't get the summer job she was expecting, and her grades have suffered as a result of everything that has happened.  Molly has managed to help Becca get a summer job with some of the local attorneys in Clayton Falls, and needing a break and her best friend, Becca heads down there in her beloved VW Beetle, which unfortunately leaves her on the side of the road as she nears Clayton Falls.  Who happens to come to her rescue but Gavin, the hottie cop, and he gives her a ride to Molly's.   They immediately size each other up, each noting the other's undeniable attractiveness.  Becca is a brunette, tall, and looks like a supermodel.  Gavin is also tall, muscular, and looks more like a male stripper or movie star than a cop in a small town.  Their conversation starts off friendly, until Gavin mentions Becca's accent.  What Becca doesn't know is that Gavin's ex-girlfriend who dumped him when he was forced to leave his baseball career due to an injury, was from Boston.  Gavin has since prejudged and labeled girls from up North based on his experience with  his ex, and his judgement colors his comment about her accent.  Becca, not being one to hold back, comments about his accent in return.  His rebuttal is that he does not have an accent, and Becca's counter argument is that he most certainly does have a "Southern Drawl."  Needless to say, they don't hit it off, at all.  Despite the obvious chemistry, Gavin is determined to "not like" Becca, and Becca has no problem returning his feelings.   Try as they may to stay away from each other, they can't, and they wind up sharing a night together that changes everything.  Gavin's jerkdom shows through and he totally screws things up, misreading the whole situation, crushing Becca's heart.  He then seeks to redeem himself and becomes one of the sweetest, most romantic guys ever.   Becca, however, has a secret from her past that has left her emotionally scarred with deep-set fear and trust issues.  Will Gavin's efforts be enough to not only win her her heart, but help her to push past her fear, or will the things that happen be more than these two can overcome? I really loved both Gavin and Becca, and I enjoyed watching their relationship develop.  I was really impressed with Gavin's determination to win Becca over.  The things he did for her, once he got past the jerk part, were amazing and would melt any girls heart.  His patience and love was incredible.  Becca was such a sweetheart.  Even though she was an obvious beauty queen, she didn't act like it or even realize it.  She says what she means and doesn't sugarcoat things, while at the same time manages to be really sweet and likable.  My heart broke with hers over the things she went through.  I really loved getting to see what was going on with Molly and Ben, and some of the others characters we got to know in Derailed.  I especially liked getting to know another side of Jake, Ben's brother.  I am hoping he gets his own story.  Veer is an enjoyable and entertaining second installment in this series, and if you are a new adult contemporary romance fan, this is a series you should check out.  
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
Alyssa Rose Ivy has done it again. She has definitely become my favorite author after reading several awesome books she has written. Veer rocked! I really loved the characters. She included the characters from book one yet wrapped the new Becca into the fold. We get more of sexy Gavin and Becca was Molly's best friend from law school come to visit for the summer. The author dissects the characters in a way that makes them flawed yet human. It was easy to get wrapped up in the pages of this book. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened from page one. The writing was spectacular as is with all her writing. I really don't want to spoil such an awesome read, so I won't say to much more about Veer. This book deserves five glittery stars because it's beyond fantastic:)
StephWard More than 1 year ago
In 'Veer', the second novel in a new adult contemporary romance series, Becca's life is in ruins after the death of her mother and barely making it through law school. Needing someplace to go to clear her head and take a break, Becca goes to a small town in North Carolina. While there, Becca finds herself repeatedly butting heads with a local cop named Gavin. Despite both their efforts, the attraction between them is impossible to ignore and may be just the thing they both need. This novel is a realistic look into the heart and mind of a twenty-something woman who has lost everything dear to her, as well as her way in life. Although the story is filled with pain and loneliness, which the author portrays in such a detailed way that the reader feels Becca's every emotion along with her, the rays of hope also fill its pages. It's a story of finding oneself and beginning a new future - which is something that all readers can easily identify with. The novel is very well written and easily captivates the heart and mind of the reader from the very beginning. The characters are all very real and written in a way that makes you feel like you've known them forever. Although I normally don't like contemporary romances, the author did such a wonderful job with the engaging plot, underlying themes, and beautiful writing that I was won over early on. This is a fantastic second novel in a really great new contemporary series from a very talented writer and one that I highly recommend. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and can't wait for the next!