Oct 28, 2014

Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

Title: All Broke Down
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 10.28.2014
Pages: 368
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports
Series: Rush University #2
Source: ARC from author

Rating: 4 ½ Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

Review:
OK, I love Cora Carmack. Not just because she’s awesome and fun to hang out with, but in ALL BROKE DOWN she did something that I freaking love when authors do – she made me love a character I used to dislike.

Silas was an ass in All Lined Up. The distaste Dallas still harbors for him was similar to how I felt going into this book, but Carmack does a fantastic job of humanizing him. In fact, Silas Moore is one of the more realistic fictional characters I’ve read in a long time. He’s not just one thing—yes, he’s loyal and protective and hot, but he’s also pretty messed up, jaded, and (at times) a jerkwad. I love that Carmack didn’t try to tame him or downplay his assiness from book one. That is what compelled me to him even more.


Dylan was a good balance for him. Sweet and soft where he was bitter and hard. While I’m not crazy about Silas looking to Dylan to “fix” him, I can see why he was so drawn to her.
                           
This series is one of my favorite new adult series. Carmack is a Texas girl and it shows in every football scene she writes, in every landscape she describes, and every character she infuses life into. You just can’t replicate that genuineness.

Buy: All Broke Down

4 comments:

  1. So excited to read this Hannah!!!! I love when an author manages to turn a character around and me make me love them when in a previous book they rubbed me the wrong way. Can't wait to get my hands on Silas ;-)

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  2. I'm really psyched to read this one! I'm so intrigued to see Silas redeemed, and it makes me even more excited that it's not some instant transformation (not that I expected that from Cora, but you never know -- so many authors do that).

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  3. I cannot wait to start this series, I need to finish up the Losing It series! From reviews it seems like this one is an even better series :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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  4. I loved this one, even more than the first. xx And, I appreciated the balance between attraction and coping with real issues. xxLiza

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