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The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1)

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Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B00J50YNE0

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 t
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published March 20th 2014
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Colleen Hoover
May 24, 2016 Colleen Hoover rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was so good, I thought about plagiarizing it, but then I thought, "Nah. Better not."

4.5 stars!

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

What now?

The Year We Fell Down is the first book in Sarina Bowen’s The Ivy Years series. It’s also the first Sarina Bowen book I’ve read. After reading, I can say for certain I’m a fan! I absolutely adored this friends to lovers college romance. Corey and Hartley were fantastic characters and their story touched me.

Corey Callahan’s entire life changed after a hockey accident left her in a wheelchair. This is n
May 01, 2015 Navessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Navessa by: Ellie



RATING: 4.5 Sweet HEARTS!! <3 :D


The Year We Fell Down is a delightful friends to lovers romance, taking all of us on a journey full of laughter and heat without weighing us down with unnecessary drama and conflict.

"The thing is, we're all fragile. It's just that most of our friends are lucky enough not to know it yet."

Corey is a young woman who continually inspires throughout with her ability to handle herself both emotionally and physically despite being paralyzed from the knees down. Th
Pearl Angeli

2.5 Stars

My problem with The Year We Fell Down is, I couldn't connect with the romantic aspect. The characters are actually likeable and I have no problem with that, but the way the romance was delivered, it was kinda off. I love friends-to-lovers tropes, unfortunately this one didn't get me. Perhaps it's just me but I feel no chemistry between the two.

The story centers around Corey Callahan, a college girl who became handicapped after an ice hockey accident. She met the gorgeous ice hockey pl
Apr 26, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hockey Lovers, NA Fans, Sarina Bowen Fans, Romance
Update May 2016
This was the start of my love affair with Sarina Bowen's writing and series. As you will see, it had a major impact on me with how our gal handled life and growth through adversity. We read so much and some books are for pleasure, for introspection, for things we don't even know why...
This is a book to read for all of those things... Do it and I promise you won't be sorry.

May 15, 2015
4.5 NA Gold, Pause to Make You Think Stars
* * * * 1/2
Everyday we have moments... it is up to us
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.25 stars!

“Everybody has their shit to shovel, Callahan. Everybody. Now, yours is right up front where everybody can see it. I don't envy you that. But everybody has some, whether you can see it or not.”

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After losing mobility in her legs after a tragic hockey accident college freshman Corey starts college in a wheel chair. While she isn't completely paralyzed, she uses a wheel chair and has been taking physical therapy to slowly start walking again. Corey and her roommate are placed acros
J *deep in the heart of Texas*

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

What now?"

This was a very sweet friends to lovers read! Very uplifting, very inspiring.

Callahan (Corey) is a hockey player. It's in her blood. It's her life, it's her love. Until one day, it's not. A tragic accident on the ice leaves her unable to feel her legs.

Corey is starting her freshman year of college, moving in to the wheelchair accessible dorms when she meets her neighbor Hartley (Adam).
♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
4.5 stars!

Why oh why did it take me so long to read this one? The blurb alone has my name written on it. I loved the heroine, loved the hero, loved their friendship, the banter, many things about this book worked for me.

After a devastating accident, Corey is starting her freshman year at Harkness in a wheelchair. She was a varsity hockey player in high school but an accident during one of her games left her paraplegic. During her first day at Harkness, she meets Adam Hartley, star
NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 "Hell and damn" stars from me***

This was a very beautiful and tender story...
It touched something deeply inside me and many times i thought that something get caught in my eyes!!!

This was a story about fighting and courage and bravery...
Because you have to be brave to succeed to have this kind of life that had our heroes and especially, Corey!!!

Well, Corey Callahan several months ago had an accident on ice that stucked her in a wheelchair. She used to be a hockey player and now, she is
Nov 15, 2016 Sabrina rated it liked it

The Year We Fell Down was a unique story about two college students trying to navigate college life with their injuries. For Adam his injury is just a temporary thing, but for Corey it's now her life and she has been trying to come to terms with the fact her life will always be different now.

I did enjoy this book but I honestly liked Adam and Corey way better as just friends. I didn't see any connection between them other than one of friendship and there wasn't enough of them together in a relat
Aestas Book Blog
May 08, 2014 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I love New Adult romance but I also love books that have really unique storylines so when I first heard about this one and saw that it fell into both those categories, I knew I had to read it.

"I never dreamed I'd show up for college in a wheelchair."

The heroine of this story, Corey, expected to start college as a varsity hockey player but an unfortunate, life-changing accident had her starting school in a wheelchair instead. Determined not to let anything pull
Spoilers Alert***********

This book was very painful to read!

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I could not enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, because the author left for "too long" at about 75% for the hero to realized how bid of a mistake he was making by sticking out with his girlfriend. I waited and waited for him to "WAKE UP ASSHOLE" but I never got that sense from him showing the reader "his true affections" for his best friend heroine...At a very crucial points where heroes POV was to be expected to have some clarific
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 05, 2014 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 ~ 4.5 Stars

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

What now?"


Corey Callahan is embarking on her first year of college after an accident leaves this former girl hockey player in a wheel chair.


Corey not only is gifted with a terrific dorm room but a wonderful roommate and across the hall is the guy’s hockey team player Adam Hartley…Corey is in lust!

Hartley has had surgery which has left him out for the season as well as maneuvering the campus on crutches he
May 09, 2014 Brandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"The thing is, we're all fragile. It's just that most of our friends are lucky enough not to know it yet."

The Year We Fell Down is a unique friends to lovers new adult romance.

Corey Callahan, had planned on starting college as a part of the hockey team, but things don't go as planned. An accident during her senior year of high school changes everything.

Some people say that after a life-threatening event, they learn to enjoy life more. That they stop taking everything for granted.
Sometimes I
3 Grow A Pair Stars ------> 8===D (that's a symbol penis fyi)

Hartley, Hartley, Hartley, how would I describe you? Oh yeah.

Let me digress for a bit. So this story is set in college. Corey had a horrible accident leaving her partially paralyzed, and we start off by her moving to her wheelchair accessible dorm. There, across the hall, she meets Hartley, a hockey hottie who injured his leg. She is immediately enamoured with Hartley, but he is taken. Taken by a rachety ass beotch that is named St
Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie, sports, college
4.5 Love Sarina Bowen Reads Stars

I love Sarina Bowen. I will admit, I am late to reading her books, but I’m slowly making my way through them and the Ivy Years series is slowly becoming one of my favorite NA college series. I’m reading the books out of order, but I’m making my way through them.

The Year we Fell Down has mixed reviews and because of that I didn’t want to read it. I think the reviews are valid and truthful, but it didn’t affect me like the way I thought it would. I thought I would
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

I liked this one, but I've read better from Sarina Bowen. I'm hopeful that the series continues to improve. It was a little bland for me, but I saw potential there.

The narrators were good, especially the male narrator, but I thought the female narrator sounded a little old for new adult. I still think that they did a very nice job, especially with the voices for other genders.

All in all, worth the money.
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I've had this in my tbr pile for a long time, and thought why not? I'm glad I read it, but I'm also not going to be putting on my favorites shelf. I understood many readers frustration with how long it took for them to get together, but all-in-all that really didn't bother me that much this time. I think my biggest frustration was the lack of significant time with them as an official couple! We waited a long time to get to this little bit that was mainly focused on fami
Norah Una Sumner
3.5 stars

Quick and interesting read. Still, Adam's story is...yeah, unbelievable for me. Corey is cool, though. I don't know what else to say about this book - it was an entertaining read. Yes, it had its "drama-llama" moments and some really weird relationships but I still enjoyed it. This is definitely one of those rare occasions when I don't like the hero of the story. I am getting a bit tired of the amount of unnecessary drama in NA books to be honest but I am still looking forward to readin
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
This is such a sweet story. It’s a different type of sports romance where the sport of hockey is integral to the plot, and yet not a single game is played.

Corey has some insecurities as a result of being bound to a wheelchair, but she doesn’t let her disability stop her from living a full life. Her dry sense of humor and spunkiness make her quite endearing. I wish I could say the same about Hartley. He’s a dreamy book boyfriend, and I admire a man who’s faithful; however, he’s loyal to a fault.
Duchess Nicole
This was so very good! New Adult college romance with some meat on it's bones. This heroine is paralyzed and still dealing with the lifestyle change and paradigm shift her life has taken. She becomes close friends with the guy across the hallway who also needs a handicapped accessible dorm room. Yes, we kind of know how the story turns out because it's a romance. But this story wasn't all hearts and flowers and magic taking away all the bad things in life. It was truly a story about dealing with ...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Author pleaseeeeeeeee!!!
Need a novella after finishing this, because my heart isn't done with these two characters. NEED MORE OF THEM. PLEASE!! *sobs and begs*

I am loving 2k16, another great book in the bag :D

This book was a beautiful YA/NA
A must read, because the story is so unique and fresh and its just lovely how well the author has written the book, the characters and EVERYTHING.
My only complaint is, it should have been longer, more stretched out towards the end with MORE for us readers, but
Beth Hudspeth
Dec 27, 2016 Beth Hudspeth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
Addicted to college romance right now.
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

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This could have been great. It could have been perfect. Heck it was probably gonna get at least 4 stars outta me until it hit that 50% or so. Then it just sucked balls. But I digress. Let's start with the good.

Corey :
At times it was really hard to read this because the main character goes through a lot and it's really difficult to read about her struggles. And I mean that in a good way. The author conveyed her difficulties perfectly but also showed her
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This was my audio read last week but I also own the e-book that I just haven’t gotten around to reading yet on my never ending TBR list. I haven’t read a good college story for a while so enjoyed being back in this setting.

Corey is just beginning her first year at College after a crippling hockey injury left her in a wheelchair eight months ago. Across the room from her is Adam Hartley, he is on crutches recovering from an accident. They already have one thing in common then.

Adam is gorgeous an
I really enjoyed this book. It was unique and well written. I really loved the heroine Corey. She was very strong and had a great personality. I loved the relationship development between the characters and really liked the supporting characters as well. I also like that this book really doesn't have a bad guy. I really debated on what to rate this because I really don't like love triangles but I knew this book had one before going in. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I'm so glad the auth ...more
Aug 05, 2015 Angigames rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esistono quei NA che riescono a scioglierti con una parola, che sono semplici, ma così dolci da farti palpitare il cuore e farti rimanere incollato alla lettura fino a che non si è sfogliata l’ultima pagina. Mi è successo proprio questo con Prendimi per Mano. In realtà, non avevo così tante aspettative, la storia prometteva bene, ma troppe volte sono rimasta scottata da una trama brillante che invece a poco a poco si rivelava sempre … scarsa. Insomma, ho iniziato questo libro cercando di non cre ...more
May 09, 2014 Polly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 57%.

I was under the impression that as soon as his girlfriend came back he ditched her right away. That's not what happened.
He comes off as a shallow asshole.
Def not for me.
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Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as th
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The Ivy Years (5 books)
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  • The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, #3)
  • The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years, #4)
  • The Fifteenth Minute (The Ivy Years, #5)

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“His gaze had the intensity of a laser. “But it’s not the same with you.” My heart faltered. “Why?” “Because, Callahan.” The brown eyes came closer. “I never loved anyone the way I love you.” 24 likes
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