All Broke Downby Cora Carmack (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: Rusk University #2
Published by Harper Collins on 2014-10-28
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, New Adult, Romance, Sports
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In this second book in New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Cora Carmack s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can't only fight for what you believe in... sometimes you have to fight for what you love.
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.(
Cora Cormack is undoubtably one of the Queens of New Adult and I adore her writing. She’s one of the few New Adult authors who is on my Auto-Buy list. And with this new series – Rusk University – she even got me more excited! It always reminds me of Friday Night Lights. a series I was obsessed over a few years back!
The Bad Boy and The Good Girl – and it just works!
This is a classic scenario and pairing in New Adult books, but it’s classic because it always works! Here, Cora even went a step ahead by choosing Silas as her next main character, a boy we know from the first book and quite frankly was not one of our favorite characters. But, this is something I love so much about exploring different characters – learning what motivates them and what made them behave like a jerk. Silas is a perfect example, once we slipped into his mind we slowly begin to understand this boy and seeing him falling for this girl, and desperately wanting to change is one part what makes this story so great!
Football, Love and Drama! Bring it on!
Silas is struggling so hard to stay on his feet and to stay on the team, and then he meet Dylan and he finally begins to realize that he has to face his problems and that he wants to be a better man for this girl! On the other side we have Dylan who was always the picture perfect child her parents wants her to be. But when she meets Silas, suddenly she questions who she is and who she wants to be and what is really important for her and not just for her parents!
The chemistry is hot and sizzling and exactly what I want when I pick up a New Adult romance, the drama runs high and Football teaches how to be part of a Team. I loved exploring these two characters, who good they were for each other and how they changed and developed.
My only complain was the ending, it came up too fast and I felt like Dylan still needed to deal with her parents to get closure. This part was left out and could have been explored a little better for my taste.
All Broke Down by Cora Carmack is the second book of the Rusk University Series that centres around a Football team in College and brings on all that we love about New Adult. High Stacked Drama, a sizzling hot romance and a beautiful wonderful love story!