Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Wrecked Blog Tour. The tour is hosted by InkSlinger PR Tours; you can find the tour schedule here. My stop includes a review, guest post and giveaway.

Wrecked (Clayton Falls, #3)
Series: Clayton Falls #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 4/30/13

When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?
I've been wanting Jake Mathews' story since I read book one in the Clayton Falls series, Derailed. No matter what is going on or whose story is being told, Jake always seems to manage to steal the story with a smart alec response, and a smirk to go with it. So when it came time to read Jake's story, I was ready.
Like the first two books in the series, Wrecked is a sweet love story, low on angst. Sure, there are some dark and thoughtful moments, and there are some surprising revelations, but the author doesn't rely on high drama and angst to pull her readers in. All it takes in this case are endearing characters.
I really liked Jake's romantic interest Emily. She did not seem like the type of girl Jake would go for, which made her perfect for him. She was a sweet, thoughtful, hard-working girl and I admired her strength and determination. She didn't set out to change Jake, but he becomes a better man because of her love, and that makes for a truly sweet love story.
Wrecked makes a nice addition to the Clayton Falls series. I wanted Jake's story, and I wanted him to have a happy ending. And once again, Alyssa Rose Ivy delivers.
Favorite Quote:
  "Emily? Why does that name sound familiar?"
  I grabbed a towel and wiped off my hands. "It was the name of one of the nurses at the hospital."
  He grinned. "You're doing your nurse?"
  "She's not my nurse anymore."
  "Only you, man. Only you could get a girl when you were barely conscious."  ~eARC, 30%
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I love to find out little tidbits about my favorite characters. So when I had the opportunity, I asked Alyssa Rose Ivy for
Ten Things You Don't Know About Jake

Hi Andrea, thanks for having me on your blog. Hopefully you’ll find these answers as charming as I think they are.

1) My favorite color is green. Conveniently, that happens to be the color of Emily’s eyes.

2) I’m a nerd for Man v. Wild. I love that show, and I’ve been known to sit and watch hours of it.

3) My dream car: Anything that doesn’t break down. I’m not the kind of guy who needs flashy.

4) I only own one pair of shoes that aren’t sandals—and that’s a pair of sneakers. If an event requires something nicer, chances are I don’t want to be there

5) I had a childhood dream of playing football with the 49ers. I made it as far as a little college football. I can honestly say I’m glad that dream didn’t play out.

6) My favorite restaurant in Clayton Falls is Surf Song. I love the seafood, the view, and the fact that the staff loves me and gives me free stuff. Emily is the first girl I took there.

7) My favorite movie is The Big Lebowski. It’s funny no matter how many times I see it.

8) The only instrument I can play is the ukulele (and only a few chords). It’s nice for camping trips, but the musician of the family is definitely Ben.

9) I’d love to live in a hut over the water. Somehow I doubt I’m going to talk Emily into that one though.

10) Apparently I have a thing for nurses.

(Yup. I now find Jake even more awesome than before!) 
About the author:
Alyssa Rose IvyAlyssa 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.

Connect with Alyssa at:
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  1. Aww Jake! Loved him! Sweet love story. Jake's personality is very much a scene stealer. I loved that Emily didn't try to change Jake but Jake worked hard to be a better man for her. Love the quote. That is one of my favorites too. Only Jake would hit on his nurse!

  2. Ahhh you hooked me when you said low on angst.... sometimes I just need an angst free book since I seem to gravitate to them so much. Great review Andrea!

  3. We're tour twins today!! I loved Jake's story too, and I did like the lack of drama. I mean, there's always going to be some issues, but it was nice that it wasn't filled with over the top drama. Love the guest post!!

  4. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book in this series but I know everyone seems to love them! I'm happy that this one lived up to everything you wanted from it. Love that he went for a girl who was the opposite of him.

  5. You and Amy are twins! I want to read the rest of this series. I've only read the first. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great review! I am reading this in a couple of days for the tour. I think Jake is going to be my favorite. Can't wait to see what happens.

  7. Kinda reminds me of Nyrae's adult books which are more full of love and laughter than dark and twisted. I like that - we all need these books. I have Veer and I'm excited to read it soon. I wasn't aware that they were companions with characters that have been featured in the previous books. I should probably start from the beginning then;-) Jake seems like a great character as well as Emily:) Thanks for sharing.

  8. I've really enjoyed this series. Nice review!

  9. I’ve been looking forward to this since Derailed. I love that these books aren’t high drama but still very enjoyable. I was worried for a moment because of Noah but she did this storyline right :) I hope Colin and Mel are next!

  10. Great review Andrea! I'm on the tour with you :) I post Sunday! I loved the guest post :) Sometimes it's a nice change of pace to read a book without a lot of drama.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  11. Sounds like I need to add this series to my list..i need time, more time I tell ya!

  12. I was sold when you said it was low on angst! Jake sounds like a character I would enjoy reading about!

  13. Jake definitely has me sold. I will add this book to my TBR stack. Thanks for the review.

  14. I'm so glad you enjoyed Wrecked!! Thanks for reading and reviewing it!

  15. This book sounds good and I love your review! :)

  16. Because Jake is my favorite character from the other 2 previous books and I have been WAITING for his story FOREVER. lol

  17. This book sounds really good. I'm going to put it on my tbr.


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