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
Number of pages274 pages
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 ...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.50 ~ 3.75 Stars
  • 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 at My Secret Romance
    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...
  • Cory
    Let me just say that I want to spend the rest of my life trying to get pregnant by Bridger. I know that it cannot happen, but we can sure spend time trying ;).I will admit, this did start out just a little slow for me, but once I got into it I was SOOOOOO into it. Not only was the relationship building really great, but the individual stories going on in each of their lives was interesting as well. This is a great series (that I read out of order...
  • Tahsin
    I really fucking liked it
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Kara
    finished book #1 and jumped right into this one. loving this series! the characters are rocking my world. the topics this book deals with... well I love reading something just a bit different.
  • 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...
  • Allison (Crazy Something Maybe Reviews)
    I really like this author. I like the way she writes relationships. She has a way of writing that makes her characters seem real. She writes as if she's spent a lot of time rolling them around in her head to the point where she knows them backwards and forwards. Reading her novels always kind of seems to me like I'm reading about someone's very good friends. There's a warmness and familiarity that emanates off of the pages. Her characters always ...
  • Ashley - Book Labyrinth
    I absolutely loved Sarina Bowen’s first New Adult novel, The Year We Fell Down, so I was thrilled to be an early reader for The Year We Hid Away. I’m also excited to say that I loved this book just as much as the first one. You can read this book as a standalone, but I highly recommend you read The Year We Fell Down first because of how great it is, and to get an introduction to the college and to some of the characters.Bridger is a secondary...
  • Amanda
    “No. I’m just going to wonder how in the hell it’s possible that you never had a boyfriend in high school. You’re hot, Scarlet.” I believe this quote sums up how utterly predictable this book was. Whereas the first book, The Year We Fell Down managed to sidestep several of the most common tropes in New Adult, The Year We Hid Away does not manage as well as the first. Instead, what The Year We Hid Away delivers is a common New Adult stor...
  • Berit☀️✨
    SO I finished the first book in the series and immediately picked up the second... In fact I purchased the entire series, that's how much I like that first book...And this book definitely did not disappoint, I liked it as much as the first, and I couldn't even really compare, because they both were very different, and I appreciate that....Scarlet starts college with a big secret and a change of name...Bridger as a secret of his own, a former play...
  • Cathryn
    This started out really strong but about halfway through it got bogged down with the logistics of solving both characters' big problems. I'm all for characters having realistic issues but I don't want it to overshadow and take over the romance. Not too bad overall though. Definitely going to continue on with the series. Also, if you are expecting some hockey in this book you are going to be disappointed. This is more college romance than hockey r...
  • Haidoulina
    3.5 stars.This book shows the impact of someone's family has in his or her life... How decisions are often made because of the mistakes and the wrong doings of a parent... I liked Scarlet and Bridger but the story left me hanging.... There wasn't an epilogue and I really wanted one...
  • Sarah
    Pretty intense to read at times, but incredibly enjoyable, sad, happy and gorgeous reading. Such an awesome author. One of my absolute favourites.
  • Elsa Bravante
    Seguimos con la serie sobre jugadores de hockey. En esta ocasión, la autora consigue que conozcamos bien el mundo universitario, las relaciones de amistad y de familia, nos conmueve con lo que le ocurre al protagonista masculino y nos horroriza lo que vive la protagonista femenina. Sin embargo, tiene la misma carencia que el libro anterior, la relación de la pareja queda muy difuminada, no se ve bien cómo surgen los sentimientos, es algo super...
  • Maida
    I really liked much of this novel. However, there were some revelations towards the end (regarding Scarlett) that seemed to come out of left field & which were totally unnecessary.... Oftentimes, "less is more." Unfortunatley, with this novel, I felt as if the author went overboard, throwing in nearly every possible plot twist, including the kitchen sink. It also seemed as if parts of the storyline were lifted directly from the Penn State scandal...
  • Tracy's Place
    March 22, 2015 - Amazing. An incredibly emotional read. It had me in tears at times for many different reasons.Bridger was an unbelievably wonderful guy and I just wanted to keep reading about him. Man, when that guy loved it was definitely with his whole heart.Scarlet was a strong woman and I admired her so much.August 19, 2016 - I want to give this book 5+++ stars. Such a good book. It was actually better the second time around, which is saying...