All Lined Up by Cora Carmack {Kelly’s Review}

Posted 8 July, 2015 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 8 Comments

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack {Kelly’s Review}All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University #1
four-half-stars
Also in this series: All Broke Down, All Played Out
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Kindle|Paperback
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In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

I need book 2. NEEEEEED IT!

Thoughts on All Lined Up

All right. I have to come clean. I REALLY liked this book. It was… fabulous. From Dallas and Carson’s first interaction right up to her mini-meltdown. I like these guys. I like them hard. Heck, I ended up liking SILAS and I pretty thought he was a grade-A douchecanoe in his first scenes. So that says something. (Also, I’m TOTALLY looking forward to his book. Because pretty, broken boys are my fatal flaw.)

So. Dallas and Carson. I loved Carson and his… I don’t know. His sweetness. He had a plan and he worked toward his goal. Sure, the sparks he had with Dallas threw a bit of a wrench into that plan, but a good quarterback knows when to adjust and … yeah, I’m no good at sports analogies. Let’s just say Carson figured things out and leave it at that.

And Dallas. Man, I felt for her. When her wish to break free from football is thwarted by her father’s new position, she sucks it up. Not right away, of course, because everything isn’t hearts and roses for her and who’d want to read about that anyway? Honestly, it’s a bumpy road and she makes some mistakes along the way and things look bad for a while…but she figures it out.

This book is sweet and sexy and I really, really liked the dynamic between Dallas and Carson, Dallas and her dad, Carson and the team, etc. But what I really loved was when things fell apart, they talked it out. They didn’t do the over the top drama thing and make misery rain down on themselves by jumping to conclusions or stewing in what they thought the issue was. THEY TALKED IT OUT. That was AWESOME.

Oh, man. I need Silas’s book. Like, now.

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four-half-stars

Filed under: Contemporary, ESR: 9, New Adult, Review: Kelly, Romance,

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