All Broke Down: A Rusk University Novel

Paperback | October 28, 2014

byCora Carmack

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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.

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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 loveDylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she...

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In life, you can't only fight for what you believe in . . .sometimes you have to fight for what you loveDylan 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 meet...

Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062326228

ISBN - 13:9780062326225

Customer Reviews of All Broke Down: A Rusk University Novel

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life I couldn't just re-read All Lined Up and not All Broke Down. Especially because Silas. Sigh-las. My heart. There's just something about this hard faced(and body....mmm...) guy. He can come off as a dick and he likes the ladies, but Silas doesn't shy away from Dylan when he realizes that hey, maybe loving a girl isn't so bad. Obviously there's some drama, because it is a romance after all, but I don't find Carmack's books overly angsty. I'm just immediately pulled into a sweet romance with great characters and for the most part a light and fun read. Plus she created Silas. Did I mention how much Silas captured my heart?
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-written, sexy, funny and inspiring This book can be read as a standalone but you’ll have way more fun if you read the first book in the series, All Lined Up, so if you have the time, just read both. I was a little scared when I found out that this was Silas book, because I really hated him in the first book. But Cora surprised me big time. I started reading, thinking that Silas wasn’t going to stand a chance with me, and then: BAM! I was already in love with him, didn’t even saw it coming and this wasn’t an easy feat because I was definitely bent on resisting Silas. One night, Silas gets involved in a fight and ends up in jail and that’s where he meets Dylan who gets arrested for fighting for a cause, she holds dear, in a feisty way. This is the beginning of a sizzling attraction and it’s funny how they start talking behind bars. Pickle. I’m trying to avoid spoilers so I’m just going to point out some of the things I liked instead of delving into the story. Even though Silas came across as the typical jock in All Lined Up, I really loved to find so many layers to his personality that he turned out to be anything but typical. Sometimes, people aren’t what they seem to be and labeling people is restrictive and diminishes one’s potential. I really liked that both Dylan and Silas were way more than what they both seem to be, so much more that they act like polar opposites in the beginning but when they start opening up to each other, it becomes clear that they are very much alike. Again, both were trying to live up to a label instead of being themselves. And it’s really sweet when they help each other with the demons from their pasts. I also liked the fact that Cora didn’t change Silas character, she chose to show the readers what’s underneath all his arrogance and cockiness and I loved how sometimes his arrogance with Dylan made their dialogues hilarious. And then there’s football, too. I’m a sucker for sports and there’s plenty of details of college football, drills, practices, the team dynamics and games which made me love the story even more. I loved this book even more than the first one in this series. If you like well written, sexy, funny and inspiring stories you just can’t miss this one. Can’t wait for the next one, May 12th can’t come soon enough!
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Awesomeness Once more Cora Carmack gives us a hit with another Rusk University Novel, I loved this from start to finish and all of her books have been so strong. Characters and story were on par and I look forward to more. :0)
Date published: 2014-11-30

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“The love scenes are plentiful and sensuous in this well-paced and emotionally-charged romance.”