Series: Rusk University #1
Also in this series: All Lined Up, All Broke Down
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports
First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….
With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).
So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.
Item #1? Hook up with a jock.
Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.
Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.
Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.
So much sexy goodness. Want more!
Thoughts on All Played Out
Man, this series works for me. It’s sweet and sexy and the characters feel so damn real. And honestly, who can say no to reading about hard-bodied football players who find their lady loves? Not me!
I genuinely liked Nell and Mateo. She’s buttoned up and far too serious. He’s all about the party. Of course, there are hidden sides to both of them that start to bubble up as they work their way through Nell’s list. In the end, they fit in all the ways that were right for them. Not that I didn’t expect that, but I like seeing Mateo refuse to back away because of how smart Nell was and how Nell never saw him as a dumb jock.
Let me take a moment to mention I LOVED Nell’s list. There was something so fun about how logically she went about marking off all the things she hadn’t done yet. Especially once Mateo threw in his special brand of crazy.
I don’t know if Mateo and Nell bumped Sexy Silas and Dylan off the top spot in my affections in this series, but they made me smile and hurt for them. I *might* have to go back and read Sexy Silas’s book again because HOLY WOW, THAT GUY! (Yes, I’m slightly smitten with that damaged bad boy. It’s a thing.) Still, *slow thumbs up* to the brainy girl getting the jock.