Thursday, March 19, 2015

Swoon Thursday 130 ~ Derailed (Clayton Falls #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Clayton Falls #1)
Alyssa Rose Ivy 

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Swoon:

"I don't want you to feel guilty!" he yelled.

"Then what do you want?"

He tugged at his hair. "Why the hell not?" I heard him mutter before he pulled me toward him, wrapping his arms around me tightly until I was flush against him. With a hand under my chin, he made me look up at him. "I want you, Molly, can't you see that?"

He didn't wait for an answer. The crush of his lips against mine made it impossible for any verbal response. My body kicked into autopilot, responding to him. He slightly loosened his hold on me, and I wrapped my arms around his neck. In the process, my towel dropped, but I was too into the kiss to do anything about it. He demanded access, and I opened up to him, allowing him to deepen the kiss.

This is the first book I've read by Alyssa, and I have to say, I loved it. The characters are believable. The story-line is credible. And the writing is smooth.

Five years earlier, Molly ran from her small hometown believing that she was responsible for her father's death. That he took his own life because of her. Five years on and far from home, she is faced with a similar scenario when her fiance jumps off a bridge to his death. Lost, broken and unable to run from the nightmares which haunt her, she returns to her childhood home hoping that she can somehow find a way back to the carefree girl she once was. love with Molly since they were kids, was devastated and heartbroken when Molly ran out on him five years earlier. But he never gave up on their love. Somewhere deep in his heart, he knew she would one day come back to him. All he needed, was patience.

Watching how they find their way back to each other was both heartbreaking and emotional. There were tears, lots of tears, but there was also happiness. This is a story not to be missed.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. Awww! That's so sweet! I love it when someone asks, "What do you want?", because you almost know what the answer will be - at least in terms of romance-y novels :D It makes me so happy!

    Awesome swoon choice, Marilyn! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. This is one Alyssa Ivy Rose series that I have not read. She is a great writer though glad you like it.

    My Swoon

  3. AHhh I have this one and I love that swoon. Must make time to read it!

  4. I LOVE anything by Alyssa Rose Ivy!!! I read this whole series and really enjoyed it. Derailed was the best I thought! So glad you liked it!!!!

  5. Oh my gosh! Loved that swoon so much! :D

  6. Oh goodness! You know this is my kind of story! Especially the tears. *ha* I've yet to read Ivy but I have several of her books on my kindle. I'm more eager to read them now. :)

  7. Oh. Her towel dropped? I like where this is going. I love that he took that risk. Great swoon.

  8. Oh what a great review and swoon Marilyn. I will definitely be adding this book to my shelf. I love stories about love lost and then found again. Thank you for sharing such an amazing book.

  9. Oh wow! I love that swoon, I need to get to this book myself!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace