Series: Rusk University #2
Published by: William Morrow on October 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports & Games
Source: The Publisher
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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.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also in this series: All Lined Up, All Played Out
Also by this author: All Lined Up, Inspire, All Played Out
One Line: Not only does it have excellent characters, it’s made interested in football! I’ve got the Silas virus!
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
Ah, once again Carmack has wowed me with her ability to create unforgettable characters with interesting story lines that flowed together seamlessly. Add on the insane chemistry and sizzlingly hot sexy scenes here and there and you’ve got yourself a winner. Silas is rough around the edges, but is dedicated to football and trying desperately to escape his past and make something out of his life. He’s definitely not someone you would like right off the bat, but behind that tough exterior hides a good guy. Dylan is passionate about her morals and beliefs and although she has trouble confronting her parents on important issues, she has no problem defending what she believes in on all other fronts. She’s also not immune to the Silas virus and I loved all the thoughts she had about him. Hilarious! I thought these two characters complimented each other very well and I really enjoyed their story.
In this book you get two seemingly different people who you wouldn’t think would work together, but through a lot of understanding and time, you see just how perfect they are for each other. I liked that they challenged each other and helped each other face their own inner demons. It definitely took awhile for each of them to come around to each other and there is plenty of tension and heated moments along the way, but their love for each other is pretty evident and I enjoyed watching their story unfold. It was definitely cute how they had their own little “thing” (i.e. revolving around the word “sorry”). It was fun seeing them interact with each other and fall in love.
Overall, I’m really in love with this book and this series. Carmack is an excellent writer and knows how to reel you into one of her stories. And, of course, the romantic moments were some of the best parts of the book. Carmack knows her romance. She gets you invested in her characters and in her writing and I seriously can’t wait to read her next book. I’m especially looking forward to reading about a certain pivotal character that appears in this book. An excellent read all around. You won’t be disappointed!