| BOOK REVIEW | ALL BROKE DOWN BY CORA CARMACK

all broke downAll Broke Down
Author : Cora Carmack
Series : Rusk university
Genres : New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication : October 28th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Goodreads’ synopsis : 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.

polka dots bar smallI finished this book last sunday… oops ! It usually doesn’t take my that long to write a review, but I wanted to post my wrap up and my TBR before.

All Broke Down is the second book in the Rusk university series. I loved the first book, All Lined Up and I loved this sequel !

It’s about Silas and Dylan.
Silas is a football player, Dylan is like the perfect young woman. They meet in a prison cell. One was there for picking a fight, the other for a manifestation.
Visibly, they have nothing in common. But they attracted to each other like a moth to a flame.

Silas is an interesting character. He has such a bad image of himself. He thinks he can only sink further. He has such dark thoughts.
Dylan can see the good in him. On her side, she needs to loosen up. They help each other.

SO of course, it’s a steamy romance. But it’s not just that. Their relationship is also based on mutual help and that’s beautiful. It isn’t as light as you would expect. It deals with some serious issues.

The two main characters don’t really know themselves. There’s a lot of pressure on them. Family, football, these are different kind of pressure but the result is the same. They have to learn who they really are, what they really want. They have to believe in themselves.

There is a lot of characters development in this book, since it’s a journey to find themselves, which is great.
Silas stopped to run away from his past. His past doesn’t have to define the man he is. Dylan learned to speak up for what she wants.

I have to say I find pieces of me in Dylan’s character. The fact that she wants to be perfect, that she doesn’t want to do anything that might disappoint her parents. More important, the fact that she needs to loosen up, to learn that she can’t control everything in her life. That can totally apply to me.

Fact is, knowing what you want and knowing who you are…those are two separate things. One is complicated. The other isn’t. You’re trying to take something simple and make it hard, and there’s enough hard things in life without you adding more for yourself.


We also get to see Carson and Sydney from the previous book which is great. I really like it when stories are linked up like this !

It’s a really great contemporary/new adult book !

5 stars

polka dots bar smallAbout the author

Cora carmackCora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series.

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