Series: The Ivy Years #2
Published by Rennie Road Books on June 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports Romance
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She’s hiding something big. He’s hiding someone small.
Scarlet Crowley’s life was torn apart the day father was arrested for unspeakable crimes. Now the shock has worn off, but not the horror.
It’s a safe bet that Scarlet is the only first year at Harkness College who had to sneak past TV news trucks parked on her front lawn just to leave town. But college will be Scarlet’s fresh start. Clutching a shiny new student ID — with a newly minted name on it — she leaves it all behind. Even if it means lying to the boy she’s falling for.
Bridger McCaulley is a varsity hockey star known for being a player both on and off the ice. But a sobering family crisis takes that all away. Protecting his sister means a precarious living arrangement and constant deception. The only bright spot in his week is the few stolen hours he spends with Scarlet.
The two form a tentative relationship based on the understanding that some things must always be held back. But when grim developments threaten them both, going it alone just won’t work anymore. And if they can’t learn to trust one another now, the families who let them down will take everything they’ve struggled to keep.
Ever since I read The Year We Fell Down I’ve been obsessed with this series and Book 2 is no exception! The Ivy Years series is an amazingly smart NA series and every book seems to touch on important current issues as well as it provides some steamy hot romance. The Year We Hid Away is full of tears, laughs, romance and sizzle along with a ripped from the headlines storyline. Bridger and Scarlet are incredibly likable despite both of them having huge secrets that they are hiding not only from each other but from friends. Both secrets are huge and could have dire repercussions if they are discovered. Just like in the previous book, I love the Harkness setting and all the secondary characters, especially Lucy. I also love some Hartley and Corey. The Year We Hid Away is the second book in the Ivy Years series and it is a stand alone novel, but the storyline runs parallel to the storyline in The Understatement of the Year, which is Book 3, so you can read those 2 interchangeably. This is definitely one of those books that you have to read for yourself to enjoy it so I won’t spoil it much but I guarantee you will fall in love with Bridger!