Published: May 13th 2014
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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.
I always seem to have a love/hate relationship with New Adult (I find myself mostly hating them) but I read what this was about and saw other people gushing over it so I took another NA chance. In theory it should have been something I would love. I mean hello football and hot QB. But I was nervous. I can 100% say there was no reason for me to worry. All Lined Up was completely addicting in the best kind of way.
Do you like football and romance? That is all you need to ask yourself before reading All Lined Up because that is what the book is about. Dallas is starting her freshman year of college at Rush University, the college her father has been hired at to coach the football team. For Dallas’ whole life she has felt like football has come first and she is tired of it. She wants nothing to do with the team, her father coaching of the team or the players on the team, especially her ex-boyfriend. But when she has a chance encounter with Carson, the new potential Quarter Back, Dallas begins to wonder if her aversion to football should soften, especially when she can’t seem to get him out of her head.
I’m not sure what it was about this book that made it so addicting. It could be the way the plot flowed or Dallas or Carson or Dallas and Carson together. Whatever it was I just didn’t want to stop reading. I just loved how everything played out and how awesome Dallas and Carson were together. They had an undeniable chemistry that jumped off the pages from their first interaction. Between the romance and the football I was just hooked.
I have read a Carmack story in the past and enjoyed it, but there was something special about All Lined Up. I did have an issue with the parental units in the story but that is usually the case in a lot of books so I let that slide because that aside it really was an excellent read that will keep you interested and keep you hooked. You’ll want to know what happens to these characters and if they can get out of their own way and live their life the way they want. I look forward to whatever else this series has in store for us. It is now my new guilty pleasure.