by Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 28, 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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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.
Cora Carmack is an outstanding writer. She knows just what to write about to capture the reader’s interests and keep them reading until the book ends.
I loved reading this story so much. God knows how many times I fanned my face, thinking “this is so hot!” I can’t believe I am jealous of a fictional character…over a fictional character. I want Silas for myself, pretty please!
This story introduces a new character, Dylan who is a reserved person and she loves to help and save others. Silas is in need of saving. When he meets Dylan, he is immediately captivated by her and can’t stop thinking about her. Silas reaches out to Dylan, asking to be fixed and she gladly agrees–she goes out of her way to help him.
They create a friendship but each one knows about the feelings they are having for one another.
Silas is a very bad, troubled boy who the reader can’t help but love. The reader can feel the sadness and loneliness he is really feeling and it is so sad to read about. He reaches out for a lifeline and that lifeline is Dylan. The two are amazing–as friends, as lovers–and I am so glad they got their happy ending. I’m glad Dylan stood up to her parents and made them listen to how she was feeling all those years.
Silas was looking to be fixed, and while Dylan was helping him, Silas helped her to become more out going, to stand up for herself, to confront situations she wouldn’t have confronted before. Each character grew and developed before the reader’s eyes.
Once again, Cora, amazing story!
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