Review: All Broke Down – Cora Carmack

Review: All Broke Down – Cora CarmackAll Broke Down by Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University, #2
Published by Harper Collins
Published: October 28th 2014
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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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Sometimes when you pick up a book that mixes romance and football either the romance suffers or the football suffers. It’s rare to find an author that nails both and nails it seamlessly. Cora Carmack is one of those rare finds. All Broke Down is the perfect combination of football, sexy times, testosterone, and feels. Basically I loved it to tiny little pieces so I could love more of it.

All Broke Down is the second book in the Rusk University series. It follows the life of Silas, a running back we met in All Lined Up, and Dylan, a new character that is a hardcore do-gooder. Both Silas and Dylan couldn’t be any different. He’s all anger and walls and she is all help save the world and be perfect. But when their paths collide in an unexpected place they embark on something they never could of imagined. Instead of saving the planet Dylan might just be able to save Silas from himself, but what she doesn’t expect is him actually helping to save her.

Man did I love this book. I mean I knew I would enjoy it after having read All Lined Up. Silas wasn’t really a favorite of mine, but I still thought the book would be good. But what I got kind of blew me out of the water. It was a very character driven story that had heart, emotion and a lot of lust. I actually ended up loving Silas more and more as I saw all the layers under the posturing in the first book. He kind of broke my heart with how broken and lonely and scared he was. He was a deeply flawed character and I love that Dylan saw beneath those flaws that so few did.

Now what to say about Dylan. When I read the blurb about her I admit that I rolled my eyes. I thought she would be annoying and would try to change Silas in a typical kind of way. But boy was I wrong. Dylan was the perfect partner for Silas. She wasn’t judgmental, she understood him in a surprising way, and she was supportive. She never tried to make Silas feel unworthy of her or the life he wanted. They were pretty smoking together to be honest. The pages just oozed chemistry and it all just worked. I just loved how their stories unfolded.

I truly don’t want to give too much away, and I fear that I may have a little, but this is a book you need to read. It will tug at your heartstrings, make you smile, and maybe even fan yourself. It has a great balance of football and romance and drama that ties all Mickey together when all is said and done. Definitely a new favorite of mine and I think it will be for you too.

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2 Comments

  1. Ever since All Lined Up I’ve been dying for this book – so far this series is the perfect combo of romance + football (hello, perfect for us) and all I want is more. Silas completely stole my heart – he’s definitely my favorite character of the series. I wasn’t so happy about the ending, but everything else was perfect. Great review, babe!

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