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 that does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play or the brown-eyed boy who's afraid to love her back.
©2014 Sarina Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
"Great 1st book in a the series! Loving It!"
I loved this book! This book was very different from all the other books I've been reading. I have read so many "injured athlete" books in the past but never where the girl is the athlete in question. This book made me think about so many things I haven't really considered before. It was so sweet and romantic and had so many real life problems. Book 1 has me completely sucked in! I am dying to start book 2.
The narration is great! Nick Podehl is great but I don't love his female voices and Saskia Maarleveld was perfect all around!
I fell in love with this book all over again. Fantastic narrators. They were perfect.
"Very uplifting, very inspiring"
You never know how strong you are ....until being strong is the only choice you have
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!!!Corey was a fantastic heroine that didn't let her disability get in the way of living her life, despite what she'd been through. Her strength was admirable and I couldn't help but root for her to get a well deserved HEA!
It might have taken Adam a little longer to figure out how great Corey is.....but in the end he recognizes what's in front of him and goes after the girl.
"Heartfelt and Lovely"
Loved it! Of course, I already loved The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen. The Ivy Years series is a favorite comprised of fabulous love stories that are easy to lose yourself in.
I'm new to audio books, having only begun listening a month or so ago. Seeing The Ivy Years as an option made my day. I got lost, yet again, in this fantastic sory. The narration was great, both performers giving new life to characters I already loved. I especially loved Saskia Maarleveld's reading of Callahan. Awkward, fierce, sweet and love-struck Callahan needed something special. With Maarleveld, she' got it.
Overall, an awesome listen I'm sure to visit again and again. Now, on to The Year We Hid Away!
I listen to this before I go to sleep instead of reading a the book.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.