The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2) by Sarina Bowen

The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2)

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 m...

Details The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2)

TitleThe Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2)
Release DateJun 1st, 2014
PublisherRennie Road Books
GenreNew Adult, Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Academic, College, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2)

  • Christy
    5 stars! She’s hiding something big. He’s hiding someone small. Well hello there, binge-reading. It’s nice to see you again ;) It’s been a while since I’ve completely devoured a series back to back like I’m doing with the Ivy Years Series. I can’t help it. I don’t want to stop! This series is so great! I love that each book is about a different couple, and that each story gives me the feels and keeps me completely invested in th...
  • Kristen
    Solid 4 Stars – New Adult Romance
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “My trick is understanding that there aren't any tricks. You just have to wade through each moment as it comes.” The Year We Hid Away is the second book in the Ivy Years series and it focuses on Scarlet and former college hockey player Bridger. Scarlet is a freshman and is escaping a horrid home and Bridger is a joint student pursuing his undergraduate and masters degrees at the same time. They meet in class, begin to hand out ...
  • Tami
    Es war so schön! Aber leider viel zu kurz ... manchmal ging die Handlung viel zu schnell, besonders am Anfang. Da hat mir das Kribbeln gefehlt. Aber trotzdem hab ich das Buch sehr gemocht. Bridger
  • Duchess Nicole
    Two five star books in a row in this series. (If you want me to be honest, the novella that comes after this has already been devoured as well, and it's a 4.5 Star) That's almost unheard of for me, especially lately. What is it about this series that is blowing me away? I pick up a book and can't stop's been a long time since I've been unable to put a book down. Scarlett and Bridger's journey was a rough one...not because of angst an...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    3.5 starsInteresting little story. I liked it just a bit more than the first book, but they're both pretty good. Bridger and Scarlet have an amazing chemistry and I liked reading about them. Bridger has an adorable little secret, which I loved as well. The aspect of characters' dark past was quite a huge deal in this book, and it was done well. I am definitely ready to jump onto the next book, I heard so many good things about it!
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2.5The story is nice and, overall, entertaining enough, but nothing I haven't seen hundreds of times already. It could have been much better, but it could have been much worse too.There is only one thing I'd like to point out. The female lead, Scarlet, takes an Italian class in college. The teacher wants his students to speak only Italian during his classes, and in one scene he admonishes them yelling “EN ITALIANO!” (yes, it's all caps in the...
  • Jeannine Allison
    WOW. I wasn't really sure what to expect from this, but I absolutely loved it. There was no crazy drama and I managed to be surprised at almost every turn (probably because I was expecting some crazy drama). Bridger was perfection! I loved how his man-whore status wasn't the main focus of the novel, he owned up to it and wasn't afraid of a relationship. Scarlet was the same way, she had reservations but she wasn't running from anything. It was gr...
  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    3.5 StarsNot as strong as the first in this series but still very, very solid.Scarlet is hiding and for good reasons. Her dad has been charged with a horrendous crime, and thus her entire life has been hell for the last year. She just wants to escape to college and start anew, and that begins with changing her identity. The only bright thing in her life is the growing friendship she has with hottie Bridger, as they help each other with classes an...
  • Kate's Corner
    Spoiler -ish!5 Tuesday & Thursday Stars.I loved this book. It has angst and two stories that are heartbreaking for the MC. This book stayed with me all throughout the night.Scarlet had her name changed as over the past year she turned into a pariah. Her father has been accused of sexually abusing young boys (really iffy topic for me here) She escapes to Harkness in the hopes that everything will change. But the past can never be outrun.I liked Sc...
  • Katharina // katharia
    4,5 Sterne
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    5 I love Bridger StarsThe year We Hid Away is part of the Ivy Years series and is a standalone. I haven’t read a Sarina Bowen book. I’ve seen her books everywhere, but I never started this series because I thought you had to read them in order. Well, you don’t. When I realized each books were a standalone, I decided to start with this one.I absolutely loved it!I really liked the storyline and I loved the writing style. The Year we Hid Away ...
  • TeriLyn
    **The Year We Hid Away generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**5 Hidden StarsThe Year We Hid Away provides the second installment to the Ivy Years Series focusing on Hartley’s friend Bridger and a new character Scarlet. This story gives us another new adult title by Ms. Bowen that lends itself to being completely fresh and unique yet following new adult structure perfectly. The crafting of this plot weaves in two co...
  • Bindi Boo
    4 starsI enjoyed this short, sweet read with lots of twists and turns. I love that this couple connected from the beginning and were true to their feelings. No push-pull apart from trying to protect each other. I enjoyed their friendship and loved their loyalty towards each other. A definite worth- your- time read.
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    Some people manage to skate through their life with little to no drama and others seem to get everything thrown at them. I don't know why that is but the old saying - it's not what happens to you, it's how you deal with it - is very true.Bridger is a college hockey star who has a very bright future ahead of him when he has no choice but to remove his little sister from their family to be her sole caregiver. He has always helped look after her any...
  • Sarah Dorothea
    3 out of 5 stars! ⭐ I must say that I liked the first book in ‘The Ivy Years‘ a lot better than this one. So, I felt like the romance part was so badly described in this book. It was so forced and as a reader it was really weird to read it, the atmosphere was strange and I could not connect with the characters whatsoever. 😰 What here’s what the book is about: Scarlet Crowley’s life was torn apart the day father was arrested for uns...
  • Holly
    This book made me ugly cry. Bridger. Gah. I can't even with him.Seriously though, Bridger was such a stand-up guy. All the sacrifices he made for his sister? He melted my heart. Scarlett, too. It's funny how a situation can be so different than publicly perceived, especially from the inside. Definitely a recommended read.
  • Brandi
    3 stars
  • Jacob Proffitt
    This is second in a series, though they're only tangentially related. You see Bridger in the previous book and some of those characters show up in this one (because they're his friends), but it isn't a strong presence. Some of the backstory for the friends plays a role here, though, and that may feel like something is missing. Still, you're okay starting here, if you like, I think.I was interested to see what Bowen would do with Bridger, the play...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.50 ~ 3.75 Stars
  • Quinn's Quippy Quotes
    Re Read: Jan 2018I think that I'm going to make it a new tradition to re read this brilliant series every even year. Why every even year? Don't know, it just worked out that way. Another home run by Sarina. I'm becoming addicted to her writing. I forsee myself binge reading a lot from her in the near future.Original review: Feb 2016Wow, this book, talk about incredible. The emotions that I experienced was off the charts. I don't think that I've r...
  • Katie
    Okay, so I was most looking forward to reading this one because I loved the Bridger set up, but also a little nervous because of the Sandusky parallels. I couldn't handle reading those articles in real life. But the layer of fiction helped, I think. It did make me tear up at times (which almost never happens to me).I really liked that Scarlet's roommates were both named Katie. THERE ARE A LOT OF US. But I did not like the characterization of a "K...
  • Kindling Micky
    5 divine starsThis book here is how NA should be done. Perfectly developed characters, emotion, depth, feel-goodness and an unusual and unique storyline. All the love for this book and series.Scarlett just drew me in with her situation, quite unfathomable and hideous but she had her escape plan. There were parallels between Scarlett and Bridger in how they hid their situations, different though they were. Every woman should have a Bridger, he was...
  • Yomi M.
    Rating Clarification: 3.5 starsI thought it was a good read, not very memorable and I probably won't be picking up the first one but I did enjoy it. It was also predictable, I saw that secret coming a mile a away so there is that.
  • Meags
    4 StarsThis story is a prime example of why I love NA/College romance books. Where the first story in the Ivy Years series was light on plot and romance and was considerably angst free, this sequel had it all, with the added bonus of some impressive emotional gravitas. Scarlett Crowley has been through hell in the past year. After her hockey star father was accused of a heinous crime, she became a social pariah in her hometown and her senior year...
  • Ami
    I admit that I approached this one with slight trepidation. Mostly because both Scarlet and Bridger came into the relationship with a secret on their back. Scarlet is hiding her whole identity, being the daughter of a man who is allegedly accused of having sex with underage boys, which results in her being a pariah during her last year of high school. While Bridger is hiding a secret that he's been taking care of his young sister on his own becau...
  • Taryn
    The Year We Hid Away is absolutely fantastic. A must read! Another original, heartfelt read that moved me deeply.Sarina Bowen is easily becoming a favorite author. Her writing is a pleasure to read. It's clean and effortless. Sarina's books are not like the majority of New Adult recycled reads out there. It's completely hers, and her's alone. THANK GOODNESS!Bridger... WOW. What a guy! I take back all the negative things I have ever said about swe...