Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

All Broke Down
By: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Series: Rusk University #2

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.

What a really great book to read as my last book of 2014.  Cora Carmack has always bought a smile to my face and this book did not disappoint in the very least. This author has always written really great new adult books, it’s all story with just enough spice to get you going. 

We are now exploring the mysterious dangerous side of Silas, in the first book in the serious you weren’t sure if you liked him or not but after reading this book my heart goes out to him.  He turns out to be quite the guy with a troubled past but he conquers it and makes himself a better person He does all this with the help of Dylan.  They both meet in a very unusual way but man what a very unique way and I loved that it was this way because it shows just how similar but different they really are.

Dylan has her own history that she has to deal with and is very used to trying to be something that someone else wants her to be.  It’s a hard life to live but when she meets Silas there is something about her that she can finally breathe.  She feels free and because she feels free I feel free with her.  The story makes you feel attached from the beginning to the end to all the characters in the book.  Each one brings a little something special and you can’t help but either love them or hate them. 

This book was less football focused (even though it kind of was but really wasn’t), this book was all about emotion and histories being revealed and finally dealt with.  I think it’s important to talk about things in your life because that is what helps you get through them.  If you sit there and hold all that in you are just going to explode one day or just constantly continue the downward spiral to where you don’t want to be.  This book explored all of that and I enjoyed every minute of it.

This series is great and I can’t wait to read the next one or any book by this author because she’s just that good at connecting the characters with her readers.  Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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