Monday, March 30, 2015

All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) and All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

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Cora Carmack has been one of my favorite authors for a while. Losing It was actually the first book in the “New Adult” genre that I ever read so I guess I can give Cora Carmack some credit for my love of the genre. I’ve had All Lined Up on my kindle for a while since I purchased it one day when it showed up as on sale on one of my BookBub emails. To be honest as much as I love Cora Carmack I put off starting All Lined Up because there is something about the cover that annoys me. I wholeheartedly admit that I am a cover snob. The covers for All Broke Down and the soon to be released All Played Out do not bother me as much.

The books in this series can easily be read as a stand-alone. There is crossover with characters but nothing in either novel was imperative to the story as each novel follow a different couple.
The stories were cute and somewhat interesting but each one left me feeling like they weren’t fully developed. There were interesting things that happened in each (like the thing with Levi in the first book) that I felt like could have been elaborated on and made it a more compelling story but it didn’t go that route. Overall the books in this series are good but do not compete on the same level as the Losing It series.

3 out of 5 stars.


All Lined Up: In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.
Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

All Broke Down: Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.
Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and infuriating, she can't help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it's trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He's met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn't think he's broken, and he definitely doesn't need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

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