by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication Date:November 2012
Pages/Format: 286; Paperback, ebook
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.
Veer takes readers back to Clayton Falls, the small southern town that brought Molly back to her high school sweetheart and gave her the chance to confront her past. Molly's best friend from college, Becca, is visiting for the summer. She's hoping to deal with the grief and disappoint life has brought her in the last couple of months since the start of her second year of law school. Alyssa Rose Ivy continues to showcase her writing in the contemporary romance genre.
It was great to see Molly and Becca connect in Veer. Their relationship is real and the kind that can weather all types of storms, as evidenced in the story. Becca has issues hitting her from every angle, even when she expects Clayton Falls to help her relax and gain perspective. While the plot flows similarly to Derailed, I think the romantic couple was very well written. The complexity and understanding that flows between Gavin and Becca was not overstated. There's much in the story that digs deeper into Gavin's past, surprising because he never seemed to have that kind of baggage, but it added depth to his character. The fact that Gavin wanted Molly in Derailed was a little hard to get over once he started going after her best friend, but ultimately he was a perfect focus for this story.
Veer wasn't breathtaking, but the connection to the story is a lot stronger and makes for a more memorable addition to the series!
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