Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels[Reading] ➽ Head Over Heels By Hannah Orenstein – Heartforum.co.uk The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good Her best friend and The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, DimitriNow, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations Despite her misgivings and worries Head Over PDF or about the memories it will evoke, Avery agrees Back in the gym, she s surprised to find sparks flying with Ryan But when a shocking scandal in the gymnastics world breaks, it has shattering effects not only for the sport but also for Avery and her old friend Jasmine.

Hannah Orenstein is the author of Playing with Matches and Love at First Like, and is the senior dating editor at Elite Daily Previously, she was a writer and editor at Seventeen She lives in Brooklyn.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, DimitriNow, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations Despite her misgivings and worries Head Over PDF or about the memories it will evoke, Avery agrees Back in the gym, she s surprised to find sparks flying with Ryan But when a shocking scandal in the gymnastics world breaks, it has shattering effects not only for the sport but also for Avery and her old friend Jasmine."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Head Over Heels
  • Hannah Orenstein
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 1982121475

10 thoughts on “Head Over Heels

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Avery Abrahams dreamed of being Olympic gymnast for her whole life and trained for it till one day her only breaks into smithereens with one fault, one disastrous performance ended with her injury And her best friend took over her place, becoming Olympic champion, succeeding everything she wanted As a final nail in her coffin she got married with their strict, abusive coach Dimitri The very same man, she trained with for years and the man who never called and asked her if she was okay after Avery Abrahams dreamed of being Olympic gymnast for her whole life and trained for it till one day her only breaks into smithereens with one fault, one disastrous performance ended with her injury And her best friend took over her place, becoming Olympic champion, succeeding everything she wanted As a final nail in her coffin she got married with their strict, abusive coach Dimitri The very same man, she trained with for years and the man who never called and asked her if she was okay after her big injury ended her career She leaves the town to move to LA for college education in UCLA but she cannot adapt in her life because getting drunk, partying too much and after dropping school, she starts dating a football star but 4 years later, he dumps her.Now she s coming to her home sweet home, heartbroken, jobless, aimless for living with her family house covered with her photos of her competitions, her trophies And the very same night, she has a family dinner mixed with their interrogation what she s going to do with her life, she gets a phone call Ryan she has known from her training days and had a crush on him years ago After winning gold metals, Ryan changes his career direction to become a coach and now he asks Avery to assist her training promising young gymnast named Hallie Avery hesitates to say yes but after seeing TMZ reports of her ex lover dating a swim suit model and experiencing a disastrous Tinder sate of her own, she feels like she has to do something with her life and she gets the offer This sweet, moving, emotional story reminded me of Lucy Score s Rock Bottom Girl but this one isthought provoking, serious, dealing with metoo movement, abuse, self destruction This is powerful women s fictionthan romance I really enjoyed Ryan and Avery s chemistry and Ryan lost his brownie points I think he lost his all credits till he does honorable, praising things for honoring the lives of hard working and fighting women so many times I wanted to punch him for his obnoxious moves and passive manners.This is motivational second chances, learning from your mistakes and loving yourself book with heartfelt and positive messages It s a great feel good, keep smiling and finding you inner power not to give up book I only cut one star because of romance parts Slow burn but also hero s indecisive moves around heroine made me a little irritated But it s still great 4 starred, remarkable and motivational reading Special thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for sharing this meaningful ARC with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. Teodora says:

    A rom com about a girl dreaming of becoming an Olympic gymnast Er, okay, I knew the gym gods will answer my prayers eventually, but dammit they must be bored or something because LOOK AT THIS RTC A rom com about a girl dreaming of becoming an Olympic gymnast Er, okay, I knew the gym gods will answer my prayers eventually, but dammit they must be bored or something because LOOK AT THIS RTC

  3. Christy says:

    3.5 stars Head Over Heels is my first book by Hannah Orenstein and I enjoyed it I really loved the gymnastics aspect When the Olympics would come on when I was younger, the only thing I ever wanted to watch was gymnastics and figure skating so it was really cool to see the behind the scenes stuff Avery was meant to live her dream as an Olympic gymnast, but a career ending injury stopped her right before she got her shot She s now in her mid twenties and doesn t have the life she dreamed 3.5 stars Head Over Heels is my first book by Hannah Orenstein and I enjoyed it I really loved the gymnastics aspect When the Olympics would come on when I was younger, the only thing I ever wanted to watch was gymnastics and figure skating so it was really cool to see the behind the scenes stuff Avery was meant to live her dream as an Olympic gymnast, but a career ending injury stopped her right before she got her shot She s now in her mid twenties and doesn t have the life she dreamed of After getting dumped by her ex, she s back in her hometown to figure her life out As luck would have it, she gets a call from Ryan, a fellow gymnast, about a coaching job Ryan was an Olympic gymnast and now coaches an Olympic hopeful He isa great coach, but he knows there are things Avery is great at and they would make the perfect team And they do Avery not only is a spectacular coach, but she finds herself, and maybe even love along the way I loved the Ryan, Avery, and Hallie dynamic and I also loved that Avery found herself and helped her friend Jasmine along the way I wish the romance aspect would have been stronger, I think that would have made the book so much better for me, but overall I really liked reading this

  4. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Looking for a new contemporary romance Wanting to feel uplifted Craving a new binge read Check out Head Over Heels Oh, and hello yellow cover Head Over Heels is about gymnast Avery Abrams She was headed for the Olympics and with one performance, those hopes were dashed Her best friend, Jasmine, went on to the Olympics and came home a champion AND she married Dimitri, their coach.Avery returns home to start over, and meets a coach at the gym named Ryan He asks for her help in coaching a n Looking for a new contemporary romance Wanting to feel uplifted Craving a new binge read Check out Head Over Heels Oh, and hello yellow cover Head Over Heels is about gymnast Avery Abrams She was headed for the Olympics and with one performance, those hopes were dashed Her best friend, Jasmine, went on to the Olympics and came home a champion AND she married Dimitri, their coach.Avery returns home to start over, and meets a coach at the gym named Ryan He asks for her help in coaching a new prodigy set for the Olympics Avery and Ryan have chemistry and a scandal happensAvery was the best character The best I enjoyed the gymnastics backdrop, and it added some of the content pulled from the headlines in recent years related to gymnastics Overall, I loved Head Over Heels and couldn t binge read it fast enough I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader

  5. Sheyla ✎ says:

    I was excited to read about this gymnastics romance I ve always liked watching gymnastics during the Olympics I remember when I was a kid, listening to the name Nadia Com neci so many times She was a true treasure I remember watching her routines and to me, they felt flawless I did gymnastics as a kid but don t remember much now about it If I tried it now, I probably break something The Olympics has always been something I enjoy and look forward to I also enjoy movies about it, Hock I was excited to read about this gymnastics romance I ve always liked watching gymnastics during the Olympics I remember when I was a kid, listening to the name Nadia Com neci so many times She was a true treasure I remember watching her routines and to me, they felt flawless I did gymnastics as a kid but don t remember much now about it If I tried it now, I probably break something The Olympics has always been something I enjoy and look forward to I also enjoy movies about it, Hockey anyone And I love The Cutting Edge toe pick, haha Anyway, I was ready to start Head Over Heels Avery Abrams is ready for a new beginning Her career as an aspiring gymnast in the Olympic team came crashing after she suffered an accident during the Trials For Avery, this event is devastating As a kid, teenager, and adult, she never had a desire to do anything else but this sport So when this avenue closes, she feels uncertain, demoralized, and depressed To makes matters worse, she never finished college and never trained to do anything else in life When her current boyfriend s career as a football player catapults him to stardom, she is left behind With her heartbroken and nowhere else to turn to, she travels back home, to live with her parents and dwell on her sorrow.Then, Ryan, an ex Olympic athlete approaches her He s currently training Hallie, a teenager with an amazing future in the field if only with the right guidance Ryan knows he needs help coaching Hallie on the floor routine and he knows Avery is the person to do it.I enjoyed most of the story It was nice to learnabout the terms in gymnastics and how incredibly demanding this sport is What didn t click for me was the actual romance I never felt like Ryan was invested The exchanges were cold and short To me, Avery s relationship with Hallie, Jasmine and Sara was better developed than hers with Ryan Cliffhanger No3 5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Atria Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram

  6. Berit☀️✨ says:

    A gold medal read for all gymnastic fans Are you bummed that there aren t going to be Olympics this summer This might be the perfect book to tie you over until next year hopefully Hannah Orenstein has spun a fun and uplifting tale She also didn t pull any punches when it came to some of the darker parts and scandals surrounding today s gymnastics Avery was an elite gymnast who just fell short of making it to the Olympics Knowing nothing else bud gymnastics Avery went into a deep depressi A gold medal read for all gymnastic fans Are you bummed that there aren t going to be Olympics this summer This might be the perfect book to tie you over until next year hopefully Hannah Orenstein has spun a fun and uplifting tale She also didn t pull any punches when it came to some of the darker parts and scandals surrounding today s gymnastics Avery was an elite gymnast who just fell short of making it to the Olympics Knowing nothing else bud gymnastics Avery went into a deep depression and this led to some destructive behavior It s eight years later and Avery has just been dumped by her famous football player boyfriend She has moved back home and it is time to start over When Ryan, an old crush and fellow gymnast reaches out to her with a offer to Coach Avery jumps at the chance Now Avery is back in the same gym she trained in years ago coaching Olympic hopeful Hallie Really loved all the gymnastics talk in this book, I ve always loved watching the sport Avery was a sympathetic character, I ve often thought of what happens to those girls that poor everything they have into a sport just to fall a bit short I really loved the bond between Avery and Hallie I think it was nice that Hallie had someone in her corner that truly understood Why this book will not be getting a perfect score from me is because of the romance I really don t think this is a romance it iswomen s fiction with a dash of romance in the backdrop Additionally the romance itself just didn t work for me I really didn t see the spark between Ryan and Avery and could not understand what the attraction was other than that they had a crush on one another a decade ago Not to mention Ryan did a few pretty shady things This didn t necessarily detract from my overall enjoyment of the book it just wasn t what I was expecting I would be remiss if I did not mention Avery s amazing roommate Sarah She had such a great energy and was so supportive to not only Avery but to Hallie as well.This book in emojis Big thank you to Atria for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own

  7. ABookwormWithWine says:

    Head Over Heels is only my second book by Hannah Orenstein but I knew going into it that it was going to be a winner and I was right This book is Romcom perfection and I would love to see it as a movie.I can t even tell you in proper words how much I loved this book My sister was in gymnastics when she was younger, but I never really took much interest in it, and that definitely changed reading Head Over Heels I was fascinated by everything surrounding the gymnastics parts of the book, which Head Over Heels is only my second book by Hannah Orenstein but I knew going into it that it was going to be a winner and I was right This book is Romcom perfection and I would love to see it as a movie.I can t even tell you in proper words how much I loved this book My sister was in gymnastics when she was younger, but I never really took much interest in it, and that definitely changed reading Head Over Heels I was fascinated by everything surrounding the gymnastics parts of the book, which were many, and I love how Orenstein balanced it with tough, important topics, humor, and romance This is a book that I could see being perfect for TV, and it s not really steamy so it was a little like a heavier Hallmark movie LOVE As was the case with the last book I read by Orenstein Love at First Like , the writing flows so well and I was fully engaged the entire time I loved both Avery and her relationship with Hallie equally, and I found myself spilling tears of joy at the end of the book which is why I m calling it a bit of a tear jerker I also enjoyed the romance between Avery and Ryan although that honestly felt like a bonus to the story, whereas Hallie and Avery s relationship and Avery s self doubts then rebirth really shine through as the main stars.If you haven t read a book by Orenstein yet, or if you have and already know you love them, I very highly recommend reading Head Over Heels especially if you are at all interested in gymnastics or books set around that sport This would make a perfect summer or beach read as well, and I can t wait to see what this author writes next because you know I will be reading it Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own

  8. Sara says:

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.3.5 stars.Isn t it funny how the world works When Hannah Orenstein wrote this novel, it never in a million years would have crossed anyone s minds that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed In the history of the games, they have only been cancelled three times due to both World Wars Hannah addresses this in her forward for her story, stating that no one could have foreseen the advent of a global pandemic that would push back the greatest s ARC received in exchange for an honest review.3.5 stars.Isn t it funny how the world works When Hannah Orenstein wrote this novel, it never in a million years would have crossed anyone s minds that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed In the history of the games, they have only been cancelled three times due to both World Wars Hannah addresses this in her forward for her story, stating that no one could have foreseen the advent of a global pandemic that would push back the greatest sports competition in the world Her novel is set in the run up to the 2020 Olympics for a promising gymnast and her coaches It s a story of what could have been, a story of hope and promise, and I think that s a message that truly resonates with the current times, regardless of its accuracy.Avery is a former elite gymnast who s dreams were shattered following a career ending injury that resulted in a spiral into alcohol abuse and depression When her whole life s obsession came to an abrupt end, she felt lost and without a true purpose in life This wasn t helped by the presence of an overly abusive coach who instilled the idea that she was worthless without the sport Following a breakup which results in a move back to her old town, old memories resurface for Avery that she has tried so hard to forget When a fellow former pro, Ryan, asks her to help coach a promising new star to the sport, Avery struggles with her feelings of resentment mixed with her overriding need to protect her new pupil from the harm she suffered It also doesn t help that Ryan is a former crush who seems to have got better with age.This wasn t your typical romance novel, and I loved the fresh approach to the genre Avery and Ryan spend a good portion of the novel training their pupil Hallie while struggling to separate their feelings for each other from their roles as coaches It creates a lot of angst and tension that lends itself well to the story There s a lot of history between them that they share, a lot of stories about being an elite gymnast and the sacrifices this entails that naturally draws them towards each other They just understand what the other has been through, and Ryan can appreciate that Avery has given up so much By taking on this job of coaching Hallie, she s essentially reliving her youth A childhood that not many people would understand.Gymnastics is an integral part of the plot, often even to the extent of forcing the romance into the background I think that if you go into this expecting the normal formulaic approach to a romance novel, you will be disappointed There s no smut Nothing is particularly graphic And it doesn t need to be The author clearly has a passion for gymnastics, and this shines through with a lot of the plot dedicated to describing specific moves and training methods, as well as the social and psychological traumas that gymnasts face It s a refreshing take on the genre, and one I greatly appreciated I will say that if you perhaps don t have a basic grasp on some famous gymnastic moves ie the Pak Salto they you may struggle to visualise some of the descriptive training sessions I would defiantly recommend going on Youtube to look up some of thecomplicated moves, and really immerse yourself in this world.I will say that I wishtime had been dedicated to explore Avery s old coach Demitri and his behaviour A lot of his actions are described by the characters, or seen in very small flashbacks, but I think it would have beenimpactful to have seen his behaviour play out throughout the story He s rather enigmatic, and rarely speaks on the page but rather through the voice of another character, and because of this he looses a bit of his power I also thought that the subplot with the Dr and the metoo movement is glossed over and not dealt with to the full extent I would have liked Hallie seems to forget what happens in her in her goal to reach Trials which is understandable , but also felt a bit of a let down At times I also thought that the conflict between Avery and Ryan felt a little forced, and too easily resolved especially on Ryan s side.I really enjoyed this sports heavy look into a fascinating world It plays to my love of the sport without relying too heavily on romantic relationships It sabout the relationships between coaches, pupils, colleagues and friends in an intense and unique environment that few will ever understand Adding human elements of love and betrayal only strengthen the emotional connection to the story, and helped immerse myself in this world A great read for all gymnastic lovers

  9. Hannah Orenstein says:

    If I don t think my own book is worth five stars, there s a problem.

  10. Olive says:

    Eight years ago, Avery Abrams lost her chance of achieving her life long dream in one instant After training her whole life to become a part of the Olympic gymnastics team, a major injury that she sustained during the most important competition of her life, the Olympic trials, ended her career as an athlete She was understandably devastated and when all her backup plans primarily meaning college didn t pan out, she found her life tumbling out of control.A years long relationship with a famou Eight years ago, Avery Abrams lost her chance of achieving her life long dream in one instant After training her whole life to become a part of the Olympic gymnastics team, a major injury that she sustained during the most important competition of her life, the Olympic trials, ended her career as an athlete She was understandably devastated and when all her backup plans primarily meaning college didn t pan out, she found her life tumbling out of control.A years long relationship with a famous American football player kept her grounded for a period, but the spark between them inevitably fizzled out No relationship, no career, and now, no home she was living with her boyfriend and has no place of her own Avery chooses what so many 20 somethings out of options do she goes home again.Only for Avery, when she arrives back at her parents house in Massachusetts, it feels like living with the ghost of her glory days Her talent and trajectory back in the day made her something of a hometown hero These days, she doesn t feel like much of a hero She really needs a job, first of all.Because she lives inside of a novel, Avery gets a phone call from a gymnastics coach at the gym where she trained throughout her young life This guy calling her was not only her childhood crush when she was younger, but he s now working at her former gym, training a very talented teenager for the Olympics He wants to know if Avery wants a job helping with her floor routine, since that s a trouble point and an area in which Avery has expertise she was especially strong on floor in her younger years Returning to her former gym stirs up lots of feelings and memories, but she commits to the job.There s a lot going on in this book Avery returns to the gymnastics world, only as a coach this time Avery and her former crush Ryan start to catch some feelings Avery must confront her childhood friend who did go onto the Olympics and achieved everything Avery dreamed of doing The past in general comes back to haunt Avery as she thinks about what might have been, but also is still feeling the effects of the verbal and emotional abuse of her own former coach, who is still a prominent name And finally, she and all the rest of the gymnastics world must figure out how to confront a massive, upsetting scandal that erupts.The book takes major inspiration from what s actually been going on in the gymnastics world over the last few years It essentially takes the gymnastics world we know and moves it over one dimension so it s basically the same world, only with different famous gymnasts Oh, and in that dimension, the coronavirus didn t cause the 2020 summer Olympics to become the 2021 summer Olympics Knowing the author wrote this and the publisher scheduled this to line up with said summer Olympics, was a bit awkward And sad, really.The main issue with this book is breadth over depth The author was highly ambitious in what all she wanted to include, but because of that, no one element is explored fully Everything is muted as a result.There are some passages that show Avery s pupil, Hallie, performing, but the author mainly calls moves by their names instead of painting a picture for the reader I had to look up YouTube videos to see what actually would have been happening during these parts Now, I may be the kind of reader who enjoys researching things surrounding the books I read, but if I need to turn outside of the book to get a mental picture of what s going on inside of the book, the author has done me wrong.The female characters were a little same y and Ryan has barely any personality Even when his actions are causing a problem, you can t even get mad at him because he does everything in the blandest way possible Dairy Queen Vanilla Not even Breyers level or, what Breyers used to be before they ruined it.Rinse and repeat for the other elements listed above nothing is done especially poorly, it s just not done all that well It was fun for what it was and provided a needed substitute for the gymnastics video binge watching I had planned to do this summer, but I m docking points for execution sorry, I had to 2.75 stars, rounded up to 3

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