ALL LINED UP (Rusk University #1)
by Cora Carmack
GENRE: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports
PAGES: Kindle Edition, 322 pages
PUBLISHED: 13 May 2014, Willian Morrow Paperbacks
SOURCE: copy won at a giveaway (ages ago) // owned
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 phenomena, 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.
Cora 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.
Cora stole my heart again.
I read her Losing It series some years ago and when I found out that she’s doing another series, I knew for sure that it would be a hit – that it would be stealing hearts again. So here we are.
There’s something light and heavy at the same time when it comes to Cora’s writing. The writing and the front of her book is always light, fun, all love and rainbows and glitters but the deep end root of the characters has a grey side.
Basically, what I’m saying is, her books are cliche in the most refreshing way. In the most adorable way. In the most heartfelt way.
Do you know how hard it is to read this book in bus full of sleeping teenagers??????? But oh well, I had the view of the stars to help me calm down whenever I get too emotional.
Because this book is guaranteed to make you feel all emotions.
The characters in All Lined Up really gets to you. I swear. They make their own way to your heart and before you know it, you’re done with the book and you just want to throw it in everyone’s faces so they can read it too so they can feel the same way you’re feeling because it’s all overwhelming and hearts and butterflies and sparkles.
It’s that kind of book.
It leaves you thinking about life, about love, and maybe everything will be fine in the end.
Yep, it’s definitely that kind of book.
Dallas is the kind of girl I easily related to. All the it’s college, my life is now going to change thing and finding it’s not what you expected it to be.
That’s definitely my life in one sentence. Sigh.
And Carson… is such a sweetheart goodness gracious.
This book is very sweet, funny, and flows like liquid. I love how the characters never gave up on trying to hit the brakes. I love the relationship developments. I love the family aspect. I love the writing. I love this book. I love the author. I love everyone. I love everything. I swear if I just have the money, I’ll gift this book to everybody on earth. So ya’ll can love this book with me.
Overall, life goes the way it wants to go, not how you want it to happen. And that’s fine. As long as you don’t let that fact rule over you. There are things in life that you can change and some things that you just have to let happen. Like love. But even so, there’s nothing wrong about speaking up about the things that you want to change. You cannot control how others think but your words from the heart deep within can make them think from a different perspective. And you never know, that change in their perspective is the key to the change in your life.