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Derailed (Clayton Falls #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  2,052 ratings  ·  211 reviews
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 le
Paperback, 260 pages
Published September 23rd 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published September 22nd 2012)
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This is the first novel I have ever read that was New Adult novel and I have to say that it will not be my last!

Derailed is a wonderful novel about a woman named Molly who has recently lost her fiancé. And I mean lost by he is no longer living. Caring guilt and grief she quits law school in Boston in the middle of class and decides to go home to Clayton Falls, North Carolina.

When she gets there she is immediately met by her best friend Kelly who takes her to the bar, thi
This book ...

Nope. It was very amateurish, a lot of dialogue, not a lot of style. It was an alright premise but just kind of lost its way early on.
Derailed (Clayton Falls #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

This is another first time author for me, Alyssa Rose Ivy’s writing is good, I enjoyed all the characters she introduced us to, the plot is well written, story flowed easily and I read Derailed in one afternoon as I really didn’t want to put it down. Derailed is about a young woman who knew she had to escape her small town, leaving behind friends and family after the death of her father. Guilt can be a horrible thing for a young woman to deal with so
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Dec 01, 2014 Alyssa Rose Ivy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult, small-town
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This was really sweet and cute but quite sad at the same time.

Molly had to go through so much at such a young age however Ben, OMG I loved Ben, anyways he was her rock through everything, her anchor that kept her sane basically her reason to live.

High school sweethearts separated through pain, loss and distance but both of whom have never stopped loving each other and even their bodies remember each other after 5 long years the feelings and attraction they both have for each other have only st
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This was actually a really feelgood romance and I liked it. For those who like second-chance romance, you will love this. It is a little predictable, but it's also written in a very engaging way that makes you read on. It's fairly short.

I loved Molly and Ben. The fact that Molly took action after she realized that she wasn't where she wanted to be in life...that's brave. Most people would just roll with it because it's safe. She is also a sweet girl with a grea
Oct 10, 2012 Corina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Adult Contemporary Romance

I want a Ben. The end...Kidding.

If I could make a list about all the things I loved about this book, it would probably be longer than the actual review. I cant explain how Alyssa Rose Ivy has taken my breath away with Derailed. A lot of the books I read are paranormal in nature, but every once in a while I find a book that's just about life and things people go through and this novel is definitely one of those stories. I'm floored with how Ivy takes us into Molly's world and immediately
Cocktails and Books
Molly comes back home to Clifton Falls, North Carolina to try and figure out what she's supposed to do next. Months after her fiance's death, she's quit law school and found that booze helps numb the nightmares that plague her. But she didn't count on her return stirring up the other ghosts of her past and making her finally take a look at where's she's been and what really makes her happy.

Despite the somber tones of this book, I really enjoyed it. As a reader, my heart went out to Molly right a
Shelly Crane
So, I finally got to read an Alyssa Rose Ivy book! :)

I 'met' Alyssa online ages ago and she's so sweet and genuine. I have several of her books, but you know how it is when you're writing and busy and you just don't feel like you can really be a reader anymore. Well, I finally just picked one on my Kindle and went at it one night.

When I got started with it, I was a little scared. Oh, no. It's gonna be gut-wrenching and she's going to resist the whole book and there won't be any love!! But the f
Anatea Oroz
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

This is such a cute story! Even though, there is death involved, yes, I do think this was a very cute story.

After her fiancés death, Molly decides to quit law school in Boston and return to her hometown, Clayton Falls. She feels like she needs to get away form everything and wants safety that only her friends and a small town can offer her. The story develops very fast, and we soon find out about Ben, her high school sweetheart.
There is
Enjoyed this one, a quick, sweet, emotional read.

The story starts with Molly quitting law school and moving back to her home town after 5 years of being away at school. She moves back into her parents house for the time being, although her dad is deceased and her mom is living in Seattle with her older sister. Right away you meet her bff Kelly(who was great). You learn quickly that Molly moving home is in big reason due to the fact that she is not with her fiancee anymore. She tells everyone th
Andrea Heltsley
Wow..*sniffles* just wow. This was one of the most epic love stories I have ever read. Yes it was a little predictable, but the author weaved a fair amount of mystery throughout to keep you completely engaged.

I just can't say enough how much I loved this story. Alyssa Rose Ivy has done it again. She is quickly becoming a favorite:)

*Be Warned* This book is emotional and tissues are required. I was so engrossed in the story, I couldn't help but feel Molly's pain and joy. Molly was a very unique ch
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Man where to begin for this story. It tugged at my heart and had me right there with the characters rooting them on. I just had to see what happens when you let go of hurt and let your guards down long enough for love to take route. Well that is what Molly did and the results were both terrifying and refreshing all in one.

Molly is in law school and she is engaged. She is living the life and wants for nothing. That is until her fiance dies and feeling overwhelmed and alone she leaves law school a
Autumn Review
I was so excited when this tour came up. I had my eye on this book and I enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. It's a bittersweet story of love, loss, and finding your way back home.

Molly was a bit lost. I felt so bad for her. Not only has she lost her fiance, but tragedy seems to follow her. When she went back home I felt a little nervous for her. She was trying to keep the details around her fiance's death a secret, but I think that only hurt her more. When she gets reunited with her old b
Neyra ♦
Derailed tells us the story of Molly, a twenty something year old law student in Boston who's been struggling to deal with the death of her fiance. Plagued with guilt and an empty existence, she returns to the place she never imagined she'd ever go back to, Clayton Falls. Molly believes going back home would help her clear her head and find her way back to any semblance of happiness, but what she finds is a future with the boy she thought she'd left in the past.

I tried so hard to sympathize with
I could not get into this book. I had a hard time connecting with the main character, Molly. I know she had been through a lot but it didn't come across in the writing. Instead of feeling sympathy for her, I just found her annoying. One person's review of this book said it seemed amateurish, with a lot of dialogue - I agree. I think that's why I couldn't connect with Molly - there was a lot of talking without much introspection on her part.

And what was up with Ben and Gavin? They both seemed ob
Alyssa Rose Ivy is an amazing author, her work always seems to amaze me. She has a way of captivating her readers from the start. I would highly recommend Derailed, it was full of passion, excitement and so much more. I feel most readers will be able to relate to what Molly has experience in her short life, and I love when I read a book I can connect with. I can not say enough about how truly amazing this book is, I can't wait til the sequel is released with Jake's story. I think it will be very ...more
Jennifer Snyder
I’m a sucker for a good first sentence and this one really pulled me in:

The message was only three words, but his failure to respond had changed everything.

Derailed is a Contemporary New Adult novel that puts you on a roller coaster of heavy emotions—guilt, healing, and happiness. A tender, heartfelt story of gathering yourself back together after tragedy strikes and learning how to live again filled with deeply rich characters and a well thought out plotline.
Not bad for a free read but too tame for my tastes.

Molly has returned home but is keeping quiet about what happened with her fiancé and why they never married. When she meets up again with her childhood sweetheart Ben (they are now early 20's) they instantly resume their relationship. Ben is very forgiving even though Molly hurt him by ending things between them. There is no angst in this book.

They have sex but there are no sex scenes. Molly is keeping the nightmares she has about her father and
This book was amazing! To see a full review please go here

Well written journey of a young woman trying to refind herself and find what "home" really means.
There are SPOILERS throughout this review.

This book was a very quick read.

If you're looking for something simple and straightforward, this was it. There was nothing complex about this story whatsoever. It was predicable and the events moved far too quickly to seem realistic.

There was no substantial plot or conflict. Molly and Ben wasted no time hooking back up and even though the idea of Molly running off or not being able to have a substantial relationship with Ben was put forth, there was ne
I found Derailed an emotional engrossing story that; captured my attention quickly. Molly has suffered the loss of her fiance. She quiets law school in Boston and moves home to North Carolina. Molly meets up with childhood best friend Kelly and sees her high school sweet heart Ben.

Molly has experienced some really some really hard things in her life. I felt that she is trying to find her way and really grows through the story. Alyssa does a excellent job with the plot and character development.
Stephanie Ward
In 'Derailed', a new adult contemporary romance, Molly's life is in ruins after the death of her fiance, Adam. She feels lost and alone, especially after dropping out of law school. Without anywhere else to go, Molly returns to her small hometown in North Carolina. Unexpectedly, she finds herself becoming more and more like the girl she used to be and also finds herself falling for the guy from her past. Will Molly's trip home be the key to her future?

This novel is a realistic look into the hear
Holy crap! What a shock this was. I was not expecting to fall in love with Derailed this much, but I definitely did. I absolutely could not put this one down. Alyssa Rose Ivy created a sweet and touching yet realistic contemporary that I was absolutely hooked on.

First off, I'm a sucker for small town, everybody knows everyone's business, settings. Clayton Falls doesn't disappoint. I also love the high school sweethearts concept, which we also get a good dose of. Alyssa Rose Ivy handles the situa
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Reviewed by Nina

The reason I choose this book was because of the author. I never thought that a name would do that to me, but reading and reviewing a past work of Alyssa Rose Ivy, made me want to read more of her.

This story is simple. Not supernatural creatures here. It tells the story of Molly who one day quits being a law student and moves back into her hometown for a fresh start. The death of her fiance hunts her dreams and she believes that a change of scenery will help her. What she doesn't
Lisa (Lost in Literature)
Originally posted on Lost in Literature

Derailed turned out to be very different than I originally thought. And I mean that in a good way. I really enjoyed it. It takes us on Molly's journey of re-finding herself after heartache consumes her. This was a heartfelt and beautiful story. Molly blamed herself for the loss of her finance, along with other heartache she experienced, and had trouble continuing on with the life she was once living. Guilt overtook her, and she had trouble getting past it.

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Molly has been through a lot of tragedy. After enduring her father's death before leaving to college, she loses her fiancé while in law school. Not feeling like she is on the right path Molly walks out of class and heads home to escape and regroup. Clayton Falls is a bit of a small town where everyone knows your business. She doesn't want to talk about what happened with her fiancé. Molly also wants to avoid her high school boyfriend Be
I have to say, I love it when a book surprises me in a good way, especially when I was thisclose to hitting a reading slump. Derailed was a prefect blend of romance, intrigue, mystery, humor, and raw emotions. When I first heard about this book, I was interested, but thought it would be like any other book where I’d feel content, but didn’t expect anything much from it. Boy, was I wrong! I flat-out loved and devoured this book! The characters were lively, the plot was refreshing, and the romance ...more
All Molly wanted wanted when she left behind her hometown was to never come back..but life has other plans and she ends up back to the same old town,same old house,same old friends and same old Ben - her ex and first love of life...but she is new ,changed or at least that's what she thinks.

Her life has upturned when her fiancee from college is dead leaving her alone in guilt and shame for not loving him back as much he did and her interest in law is lost when she comes back to her s

This is a really good book. My first New Adult book and I really enjoyed it. When I first started reading this book, I thought I was missing being thrown into a series without the facts, but as I continued reading, I was like.. okay, this is all intentional. I'm not supposed to know what happened to Adam, that's a secret. So, I continued to read and my confusion faded. Surprisingly, I finished this book all in one sitting. Fairly quickl
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husba ...more
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