Sarina Bowen – The Ivy Years Series Reading Order

by Maryse on July 30, 2014 · 3 comments

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<— Good one, my friends!! It has that sweet unrequited love feel to it. Dorm room neighbors due to circumstances, and eventual friends due to compatibility. But what happens when she falls in love with him, and he’s in love with another? So good! Here’s my review of book #1 —> The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen and I’m thrilled to know there’s now more!! :D And so many of our fellow readers are enjoying these, too!

Abby: I loved this book! It was touching and sweet and I really loved Corey. She was a great heroine, very strong and positive. Thanks for recommending it!! Off to Bridger’s story…

Celeste: I finished The Year We Hid Away a few days ago and really liked it!

Jean:  Maryse, I started The Year We Fell Down last night because I was looking for something different. Well, I am loving it! Slow build up, great characters, and I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about a girl in a wheelchair. What a great book! Highly recommend it!

Cheryl: I thought The Year We Fell Down was a sweet story too. Great book!  I specifically read it because the heroine was in a wheelchair, because my daughter is special needs too and I wanted to read a positive story about the heroine having a “normal” life in college despite her “disability.” Heartwarming!! ;)

About book #1:

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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Cheryl July 31, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Oh wow I did not know this was a series! Looking forward to reading the other books. Thanks Maryse!!

Jean July 31, 2014 at 5:58 AM

I loved the first book! Need to get back to this series!

Maryse July 31, 2014 at 7:55 AM

My pleasure, Cheryl. I didn’t realize it, either! :)

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