The Year We Fell Down: A Hockey Romance (The Ivy Years Book 1)
By Sarina Bowen
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 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.
I usually don’t read sad books, but this one was recommended by a friend, so I thought I’d give it a go. I loved watching them become friends, slowly developing feelings for one another.
The one thing that I didn’t like, was that they had a moment in bed together that should not happen between two people when one of them is in a relationship. I have zero tolerance for cheaters, which made my view of Hartley deplete. Luckily, he got his act together for the end of the book.
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