(Clayton Falls, #2)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
New Adult Realistic Contemporary
Released On: November 29, 2012
Average Goodreads Rating:3.85
Before I get into my review, here's the summary available on Goodreads:
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.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
An Overview of the Novel: Becca has just finished a tough year. Her mother had died and of course when her friend Molly dropped out of law school it didn't help the cause.
She needs a break from Boston, so when Molly suggests she head to North Carolina for the summer, she jumps at the chance. But things don't go exactly as she planned. First, her car breaks down and then meets a cop named Gavin, who seemingly wants nothing to do with her.
But Gavin has wounds in his past too. An injury ruined his baseball career and the girl he loved left him. Just when he thinks he found love with Molly, she marries somebody else.
And now he finds himself falling for Molly's best friend and he just can't deal with that. He's had a northern girl break his heart before, then there was Molly, and now Becca is in line to break his heart.
Becca isn't looking for romance, but she's drawn to Gavin. They both have a past they need to deal with before they can fall in love with. The question is wehther they are willing to sacrifice for love and to give it a chance.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I loved Gavin in the first novel and was saddened when Molly didn't choose him. However, I loved getting to know Gavin better in this book. I also loved being better introduced to Molly's friend Becca.
I loved Gavin, even when he was being a jerk. Becca and Gavin were two characters that I loved reading about. I enjoyed reading the first book in the series, but I loved reading this one.
Alyssa is a great writer and she has definitely made me excited to read the third one in the series. Alyssa makes her characters seem so realistic and they definitely are intriguing to read about.
Alyssa's writing in this novel was incredible. This was easily one of my favorites by her. Becca and Gavin are easily some of my favorite characters in the New Adult genre. I definitely recommend this book.
So why 4 out of 5 stars? It was beautifully written and I loved the characters. It could have had more depth, but it was still an intriguing novel that I really enjoyed. If you like New Adult novels then definitely check this one out.
In Summary: A beautifully written book that I really enjoyed. I definitely recommend that you all go out and buy this one. Alyssa is a great writer and you won't be disappointed by it.
Warnings/Side-notes: It's New Adult and as such is meant to be read by more mature readers. It's on the tamer side of New Adult.
The Wrap-up: I really loved this novel. The characters are beautifully developed and the plot was intriguing. Alyssa is always a great writer and this one was no difference. I loved this novel. I definitely recommend it.