Title: The Year We Fell Down
Series: The Ivy Years
Author: Sarina Bowen
Published: March 2014
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.
She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.
Also, he’s taken.
Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.
They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.
But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.
Ana will put The Year We Fell Down on her top shelf!!!
4.5 stars! This was a really great friends-to-more story. A story about two people who meet each other unexpectedly and under difficult conditions and find solace, friendship and safety in each other. Lucky for us, they also find love!!
Corey is a hockey player who was hoping to start college as the fantastic athlete she is. Unfortunately, an accident has left her in a wheelchair. Let me stop here and point out the first thing I loved about this book. Corey! I loved her determination, the fact that she wouldn’t let anything slow her down and her tenacity.