Friday, May 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Dream Cast, Review, Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy.  The tour is hosted by Inkslinger Blog Tours.  You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour here.  My stop today features Alyssa's Dream Cast for Wrecked, my review, and a giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication Date:  April 30, 2013

WRECKED Synopsis:

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?

My Thoughts:  I am a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy and I just love her books, especially the Clayton Falls Series.  I was so excited to find out that Jake was getting a story.  We got met Jake Matthews in the first book, Derailed, and I have been dying to know more about him ever since.  I have to say that Jake is my favorite of all the characters so far and I just loved his story.  I also love the fact that in each story, you still get to see all the main characters from the previous books, and find out what is going on in their lives.  Jake is Ben Matthews' younger brother.  Book one, Derailed, was Ben and Molly's story.  While at a party one night, and much to Jake's dismay, something gets revealed that happened back in high school with Ben and Molly. Jake winds up drinking and driving, and lands himself in the hospital.  It is here that he meets, Emily, his nurse, who happens to be the most beautiful creature Jake has ever seen.  After Jake gets out of the hospital and finds himself doing community service, he is determined to get his life together, and he is also determined that he wants Emily to be a part of it.  Emily is crazy about Jake to, but when he finds out her biggest secret, will he even want to stick around?  That secret, along with all the other things that have happened to Emily have resulted in her having scars and fears that go really deep.  Jake has to decide how much he really wants Emily, what he is willing to do to get her, and convince her to let him in, but will Emily let him?
I totally and completely fell in love with Jake in this story.  I just knew beneath all that hotness and attitude was a really awesome guy, which he more than proved in Wrecked.  Jake has his own issues to work through, especially regarding his drinking.  He also has to come to terms with what he finds out about Emily's life and the people in it, both past and present.  I really liked Emily's character to.  To only be 21 years old, she has been through so much.  She has persevered, has a nursing degree, and though struggling to make ends meet, has done really well for herself, especially considering her past.  I loved the relationship between Emily and Jake.  There was chemistry for sure, but there was also real love.  I truly enjoyed watching these two fall in love and deal with the issues life had dealt them, while trying to find their HEA.  Alyssa Rose Ivy has written another great installment in the Clayton Falls Series and I recommend checking it out.  I can't wait to see whose story we will read in the next installment.  

Alyssa's picks for the Wrecked Dream Cast
I find dream casts really difficult. When I write a book, I have such a set image for the character in my head that it’s hard to match it. With Wrecked, it was actually easier than usual. Although there are many characters in the book, Wrecked has less of an ensemble cast than my books usually do. It’s really focused on the love story between Emily and Jake.
Emily- Brittany Snow
With her hair auburn, Brittany could definitely pull off Emily. She has that same spark to her, and she just has the right feel. Emily is such a sweet and caring girl, but she’s been hurt enough that she has trouble letting people in. I think Brittany could definitely do a great job with her. I bet she’d also look great in a pair of cowboy boots. :)

Jake- Jared Padalecki
I’ve had a celebrity crush on Jared since his Gilmore Girls years, so I knew he’d end up on at least one of my dream casts (or really more than one). He just has that same look as Jake—it’s the hair but also his smile. He can totally play the surfer boy, while showing the many other sides of Jake.
Author Bio:
Alyssa 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.


  1. JAKE! So glad you enjoyed Wrecked. I love Alyssa's dream cast.

  2. Fantastic cast of characters!! This is yet another series I really need to read, especially since I love all of the author's other work so I know I am going to love this as well.

  3. I want to read Wrecked because I have seen some great reviews and heard a lot about it!


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