by Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: May 13, 2014 by HarperCollins, William Morrow Paperbacks
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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.
Ever since I was in high school, I loved football. My love for football started with the movie Facing The Giants–it’s what got me into the world of football. I never had a specific team I would root for because in Puerto Rico we don’t have football teams, sadly.
All Lined Up is the first book I have read from Cora Carmack and now I want all of her books (which I will buy tomorrow because I won $25 Amazon Gift Card while at the Pep Rally for All Broke Down) 😀
I have to say I am frustrated with Dallas. I was getting antsy of when she would tell her dad she wanted to date Carson and she would do dancing because it was what she wanted. I’m not a patient person so waiting for that to happen had me on edge.
Meeting Carson was definitely refreshing. He is a very sweet and hot guy with goals ahead of him. He pushes himself to be better at football and he tries to be a good student and get good grades. When he meets Dallas, he meets his distraction. I’d like to believe that Dallas was Carson’s breath of fresh air. Like he stated in the book, Dallas is the one that pulls him together and I believe that. The reader gets to experience how, for her, he does his best and is trying to be there for her whenever she needs it, even when she pushes him away.
Dallas and Carson’s story had a semi-rocky start. Their love wasn’t forbidden, but it was hard for Dallas to date a football player, especially one that was on her dad’s coaching team. Eventually, she let go of her fears and took a leap of faith. I am glad that everything worked out and Dallas and Carson got their happy ending, along with Dallas relationship with her dad.
If you aren’t into sports or into football, give this story a chance. It will change your mind. I know it got me hooked on football again–it might hook you up too 🙂
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