The Year We Fell Down
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 24th 2014
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
Series: The Ivy Years (#1)
Corey Callahan was expecting to go to prestigious Harkness College as a varsity hockey player, but instead arrives there in a wheelchair, after ending up partly paralysed from the wait down after an accident on the ice. Her cheerful new roommate doesn't seem to mind that they have to stay in a handi...
This amazing start to a 5* series begins with Corey starting college and moving in with her roommate. She meets her neighbor, Adam Hartley, who lives across the hall. Hartley played hockey with her older brother, and treats her like a little sister for most of the semester. Since they are both d...
Don't you hate it when a book is going so well but then it gets because a character just acts like a douchebag? Yep, this was what happened with me when I read this book! I enjoyed the first half ... I thought Corey was really cool. She suffered from a spinal injury cord after a hockey incident whic...
This was excellent. I liked this story a lot. I generally do not enjoy the NA genre much at all. It's too fraught with angst and problems of the character's own making and I end up losing patience. This is not that kind of story and I'll definitely be picking up number two in the series.
I devoured the whole Ivy Years series during a 5 day long-weekend (one thing transcontinental flights are good for is reading), and I'm not usually a fan of the New Adult genre. These books were a pleasant surprise. The Year We Fell Down is the first in the series, and it tells the story of Corey Ca...