Friday, March 27, 2015

All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

So it's been a while!  Reading has just been pretty much impossible with my schedule, but I finished my homework before my Spring Break next week, and decided to finish a book I've been reading for literally two months! Yes I know...tragic!

But anyway, I finished it last night!  Please do know I have read a couple of books since then, I just haven't reviewed them, because they were ARCs of some rather SUPER special books from a certain ABSOLUTE Favorite author of mine for which an annual event announcement is coming soon ;).

Anyway, I finished Cora Carmack's All Broke Down the second in the Rusk University Series!

From Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:

In the second book in this series we get introduced to Dylan and Silas!  Silas is a football player on the Rusk University team, but has had some trouble staying on the team, because of his behavior and tendencies to start fights.
Dylan is the all around good girl, whose life started out rough when her mother died, but turned into a fairytale when she was adopted by the rich family looking for a daughter...or is it the fairytale Orphan Annie-to-Daddy-Warbuck's life?

Overall, I liked both Dylan and Silas's character.  What I had a little trouble with were some of the twist and turns, and not explanation on some of the story elements.  For instance, I was expecting their to be more of the Silas vs. Levi dynamic.  Levi never shows up again after that first scene, and honestly I wanted to come more from that.
Next, the problems between Dylan and her parents.  While some of the tension between her and her parents seemed to be resolved, I personally wanted more interaction between them and Silas.
The ending felt a little rushed because I kept expecting their to be more between the parents and Silas and Dylan.

But overall truly enjoyed it.  Cora is a great New Adult writer!  I really enjoy reading her books, and find them to have great storylines that I always find myself wanting more and more!

Definitely check it out if you get a chance! Plus if you've read the first book in the series, which I reviewed last May, you'll get to hear from some of your favorites from that book too!  I love how Cora incorporates her old characters into her stories, because it's just always so nice to hear from them again and to see how they are doing!

So definitely check out her books! You can check out all of her books on Amazon!  :)

Thanks Everyone! And I hope to be back very soon, because I plan on reading quite a bit next week during Spring Break! :)

The Romance Bookie :)

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