Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: 28th October 2014
Edition: Kindle e-book, purchased
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.
All Broke Down is the unbelievably sexy second book in Carmack’s Rusk University series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Carmack jumps in with the sexy almost immediately and well *fans self*. It’s by the far the hottest of her books so far, so much so that I felt uncomfortable reading it a room with someone else! Dylan and Silas are electric. Their gritty pasts and complicated personalities made their chemistry even stronger; they were fighting against not only their feelings, but themselves.
Dylan is a seemingly perfect girl: a do-gooder from a rich, put-together family, but who was actually adopted and is fed up of trying to uphold her perfection for fear of being abandoned. Silas is a football player on the brink of fighting constantly and losing the one thing he cares about while battling being shipped all over the place as a child. But they complement each other perfectly. Dylan brings out Silas’s warmth and Silas’s brings out Dylan’s fire. They’re a match made in heaven.
Even though I know absolutely nothing about American football aside from what I’ve seen on Glee, I really love experiencing it in this series. I love the spirit and the passion and the way it brings a whole university together; we don’t have anything like that in UK schools of universities unfortunately, but I wish we did.
Though All Broke Down tackled a few serious subjects, Cora Carmack’s books will always be easy, mindless fun for me. And I’m okay with that. I’m looking forward to the next one.