Monday, February 2, 2015

Review: All Lined Up Cora Carmack

All Lined Up
(Rusk University, #1)
by Cara Cormack
New Adult 
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.97
Published by: William Morrows Paperbacks
Published on: May 13, 2014
Pages: 320



Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


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.


My Rating: 4 stars

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I've heard such good things about this author, but I had never read anything by her. When I saw this for 99 cents, I decided I had to give it a shot. 

I don't know why I didn't read a Carmack book sooner. I loved this books. The characters were quirky and well-developed, the writing was excellent, and the book was a quick read. 

I loved how Cormack's characters were so honest in this novel. It made for a great story and there was definitely a lot of chemistry between the two main characters. I also loved the secondary characters.

I think fans of new adult novels and Jennifer Armentrout will love this series. I read many new adult novels, but this one stood out from the rest. An excellent read. 

So why 4 stars? It stood out. I would easily reread this novel. 

Warnings/Side-notes: It's a new adult novel. That means there are some sexual content. It wasn't super detailed, but definitely detailed enough to make it 17+. 

The Wrap-up: A fun read that's excellently written. One that stands out of the pack. 

Love,

Danica Page

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