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 p…


Casey Says…..

Yet ANOTHER fantastic read from a “new” author that has been sitting in my TBR (To Be Read list). Finding new authors to LOVE is so exciting, there is nothing like picking up that book and falling into a story.

I am so excited that Sarina Bowen has more to this series (even though they are stand alones).

In The Year We Fell Down, we first meet Corey “Callahan” as she is moving into her new college dorm at Harkness University, attempting to continue on the path that she had set for herself prior to her accident. A hockey accident that left her paralyzed from the knee down on one side and the hip down on the other. Moving into a handicapped dorm, she never expected the only other room to be occupied by a sexy, fun, super sweet and TAKEN college hockey player down on his own luck with a broken leg.

Leaning on each other for company while trying to maneuver disappointments over their injuries they fast become close friends. Corey is trying to adjust to her new life in a wheelchair- she is a strong, dependable heroine that refuses to let her accident get the best of her. Adam is unfortunately involved with someone who is shallow, uncaring and spoiled. His family and friends can not seem to understand why he stays with her- but yet he does.

As their stories unfold their friendship grows into something more, and I found it so nice to have that extra something that did not include instalove although there was definitely insta-attraction. While at times I wanted to reach out and smack Adam, I quickly understood his reasoning behind some of his actions. The pace of this story kept me engaged without ever feeling like I wanted to scan pages. Their love story was unique and the fresh spin of how they got there was welcome.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

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

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.


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