All Broke Down
Book 2, Rusk University - A Rusk University Novel
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In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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, education—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and not at all her type, 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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Silas has a dirty mouth!
All Broke Down is the second book in the Rusk University series, and can be read as a standalone. For those of you who haven't read the first book in the series, All Lined Up, Silas was kind of a huge jerk. I did not like him AT ALL. I was equal parts excited and nervous about this book because I thought for sure there was nothing that could be done to redeem him for me. But of course, Cora knocked my socks off and made me fall in love with this bad boy. He has a foul mouth, and runs through girls like they are going out of style. He is on the verge of losing his spot on the team as well as the few friends he has left.
Our main girl Dylan is nothing to sneeze at either. She is always taking up for the little guy, protesting for the underdog. One such protest has landed her in jail, where she just so happens to meet Silas. In a general sense, jail is probably not the best spot to meet a significant other. To Dylan, it's the perfect spot to find the next lost cause. Silas feel differently at first, not wanting anyone's pity. It doesn't take much for him to realize how much better he feels having Dylan around, and looking for ways to spend time with her.
I love the dynamic of Silas and Dylan. The ultimate good and and ultimate bad. They are written so well, and their personalities blend wonderfully to brig them both towards the middle ground. Silas helps Dylan become just a little bit bad, and Dylan brings out the good in him. Their journey is not without missteps and misunderstandings, but both Dylan and Silas work hard towards finding their way towards becoming a better person.
Dylan and Silas's story shows a lot of character growth from beginning to end, and there are situations that come up throughout the book that show how each character is growing and changing as a person. One such situation occurs at the very end of the story. Although it does a good job of showing how Silas has changed and matured, some readers might feel that it leaves some loose ends for other characters. I mostly enjoy books where everything is tied up in perfect little bows. I suppose that's not life though, and I'll be interested to see in what direction Cora takes the story in the next book.
Another AWESOME CC Book
All Broke Down is the second book in Cora Carmack's Rusk University series, following All Lined Up. This installment features football player and "bad boy" Silas Moore and activist Dylan Brenner. I didn't think I could love a CC book as much as I loved Losing It. Then I read All Lined Up. Then I read All Broke Down. And let me tell you......you will fall in love with college football, Rusk University and most importantly, Silas Moore after you read this book. The characters are, as always lovable and REAL. And Carmack's writing is flawless. Congratulations Cora Carmack on another brilliant NA book.
I REALLY don't know how Cora does it but each book she writes is better than the last (and when the last is stellar, that's saying something!)
I'm so so so
Pleased with how ABD turned out and I honestly can't wait for all of you to get your grabby hands on this book!
If you're on the fence, jump off of it now - and buy this book!!
If you haven't read ALL LINED UP, then that's okay - they can be read as stand alones - (but you should totally read it too).
If you're a fan of zero fun and not very hot guys though, you probably shouldn't buy this book ;)
You are going to love Silas and Dylan.
What are you waiting for? The Silas Virus is real and it feels so good!