Review: Rusk University Series by Cora Carmack

Posted August 8, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Rusk University Series by Cora CarmackAll Lined Up by Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on May 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
Length: 7 hours and 23 minutes
Narrator: Justis Bolding, Dan Bittner
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.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.

Review

Oh Dallas and Carson… You completely stole my heart.  Seriously! I love everything about this book.  It’s sweet, fun, and a bit dramatic at times.  It’s everything you need for a fast summer read.

Dallas doesn’t have much luck when it comes to football players, especially when her dad is the coach.  They tend to only want to date her for that reason alone.  Carson is attending Rusk on a scholarship, and the only way he’ll get to stay is if he makes a main spot on the football team.

Both characters are hard working, and don’t give up on their goals.  But things get tricky when it comes to dating the coach’s daughter.

Serious love for this book!

 

 

 

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Rusk University Series by Cora CarmackAll Broke Down (Rusk University, #2) by [book-author]
Series: [book-series]
Published by [book-publisher] on October 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 368
Length: 9 hours and 20 minutes
Narrator: Kate DeLane, Teddy Hamilton
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can't only fight for what you believe in... sometimes you have to fight for what you love.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.

Review

Silas, I knew you were going to be trouble from the moment you appeared.

Dylan and Silas are polar opposites in every way.  Silas doesn’t think much of himself, and feels like that point is proven every time someone puts him down.  Dylan always does what is expected of her, and doesn’t live her life for herself.

Both of them learn from each other, and have some pretty steamy scenes in true Silas fashion.  A must read!!!

 

 

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Rusk University Series by Cora CarmackAll Played Out (Rusk University, #3) by [book-author]
Series: [book-series]
Published by [book-publisher] on May 12th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 336
Length: 8 hours and 15 minutes
Narrator: Alexandra Marcuse, Bernardo De Paula
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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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.

Review

I really loved Torres and Nell.

Torres is a fun guy.  He’s known for being goofy pretty much all the time, playing jokes, and is all around the comedian of the group.  Nell is quiet, reserved, and has never really let herself do anything beyond schoolwork.

But when they meet, holy hell, are there sparks.  I loved Nell’s college experience list.  Some of them are hilarious.  And beware all mixed drinks that you try to come up with yourself!

Fun, cute, and definitely hot!

 

I loved all of these books.  There are definitely perfect to get geared up for the upcoming football season.  It really gets you in the mood for it!!

 

 

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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