The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

The Year We Fell DownTitleThe Year We Fell Down

SeriesThe Ivy Years

AuthorSarina Bowen

Published:  March 2014

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.

What now?

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.

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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 top-shelf-250-x-275difficult 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.

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Stacking the Shelves {62}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews!
 
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul from this week…
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♥ NetGalley ARC:
The Shape of My Heart
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♥ Edelweiss ARC:
Things We Know by Heart
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♥ Author/Pub Submissions or Blog Tours:
The Retribution of Mara Dyer
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♥  Books we bought, borrowed, won or were gifted:
Burning Through Gravity
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♥  Kindle Freebies:
Stalk MeKiss Me
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We hope everyone had a great week & thanks for stopping by!
BUT WAIT, while you’re here, drop us a line below in the comments and let us know what new books you’re putting on your shelves this week! We’re always on the search for new books. 

Happy Reading!

 The Litbrarians

Released!! Once Upon a Christmas Eve: A Novella by Katie Klein

Once Upon a Christmas EveTitleOnce Upon a Christmas Eve: A Novella

AuthorKatie Klein

Published:  November 2015

“Even though there is no such thing—no such thing as perfect, and no such thing as permanent—for this moment I let myself feel hopeful. I allow myself the expectation of the best possible outcome from this night—as dangerous as the feeling might be.”

A chance meeting on Christmas Eve will change Jonathan and Olivia’s lives forever.

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Ana will put Once Upon a Christmas Eve on her top shelf!!!

Here’s the funny thing…I normally steer clear of novellas because I don’t find them top-shelf-250-x-275satisfying, there’s usually not enough depth there to grab on to.  I also steer clear of “seasonal” reads, mostly because I have so much on my TBR list that I’m only able to get to them months later and that just feels weird!  So, you may be asking yourself why I read this one?!?  Katie Klein, of course.  I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, and I love her writing, so I took a chance…and boy am I glad I did!!  This novella is perfect.  The characters are well developed and the storyline is kept concise (everything happens in one evening) so it felt like a night out with friends…short and sweet, but definitely satisfying!!

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Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan

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Title:  Finding Eden Series:  A Sign of Love Author:  Mia Sheridan Published:  October 2014 When the world as you know it has ended, when all that you love has been washed away, where do you find strength? When the new world you've stepped into is as isolating as the last, when your heart is broken, and your future is unclear, where do you find hope? Finding Eden is a story of … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

Becoming Calder

Title:  Becoming Calder Series:  A Sign of Love Author:  Mia Sheridan Published:  October 2014 There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition. In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Normal (Something More #1) by Danielle Pearl

Title: Normal Author: Danielle Pearl Series: Something More Publisher: self-published Published: August 11, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary, social issues Synopsis: It's the kind of situation most people would dread. Starting at a new high school, in the middle of my senior year, in a new town, in a new state. I know no one. No one knows me. That's what I'm counting on. A year ago, … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Inside Out (Off the Map #3) by Lia Riley

Title: Inside Out Author: Lia Riley Series: Off the Map Publisher: Forever (Hachette) Published: December 2, 2014 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Synopsis: When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she'd find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they've faced, they've … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Cover Reveal – Becoming Rain (Burying Water #2) by K.A.Tucker

We are so stoked about this cover reveal for K.A. Tucker's BECOMING RAIN! BECOMING RAIN is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel, and the second novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster. BECOMING RAIN is set to be released March 3, 2015!   US BUY LINKS: Amazon ** Barnes & Noble ** Books-a-Million ** IndieBound ** … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

  Title: No Place to Fall Author: Jaye Robin Brown ♥ @jayerobinbrown Expected Publication: December 9, 2014 Publisher: Harper TEEN Pages: 368 Genres: Young Adult ♥ Contemporary ♥ Romance Source: Edelweiss Summary from Goodreads: Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Slow Dance in Purgatory (Purgatory #1) by Amy Harmon

Title:  Slow Dance in Purgatory Series:  Purgatory Author:  Amy Harmon Published:  April 2012 Orphaned from the age of ten, 17-year-old Maggie finally finds a permanent home with her elderly aunt in a small Texas town. Working part-time at the local high school, she becomes enmeshed in a fifty-year-old unsolved mystery where nothing is as it seems. Who is the boy no one else can see? … [Continue reading & get hooked!]