[Review] All Lined Up by Cora CarmackFriday, June 06, 2014
Title: All Lined Up
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University #1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Release Date: May 13th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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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.
New Adult is one of my favourite genres to read outside of YA so when I saw that Cora Carmack was coming out with a new series I knew I had to read it. So I picked it up at my local bookstore and picked it up! And I am so glad that I did because this was another great read from Cora!
There are many different types if New Adult and I believe that Cora's type of New Adult style is on the tame side. Which is actually a breath a fresh air in this genre that can have such a grey area when it comes to description and sexuality. Do not get me wrong there are many steamy scenes in this book, it is just that they are more linked to sexual tension then actual sex. And I loved that about this book, it was more about the characters, and them getting to know who they are outside of relationships as much as it was about them realizing how perfect they were for each other.
All Lined up is about two character, Dallas and Carson, two people thrust into each other lives by the Football team at Rusk University. Dallas is the coaches daughter, and Carson is the backup quarterback. I think I really liked this dynamic because it allowed for so many obstacles that the characters had to go through. I mean Dallas hates football for many reasons, but the main one is because she feels like her father loves it ore than he loves her. and Carson is trying so hard to make his coach realize how valuable he is on the team, and if he doesn't he risks his scholarship and his college life as a whole. So naturally when these two meet and start to fall for each other, many complications arise.
I loved Dallas as a character because she was so independent and strong willed on her own. She was not afraid to say what was on her mind and even though she did not have the best track record with guys, her relationship with Carson was great to read. They were really great together because they each had their strengths and weaknesses. Honestly I cannot get into much of the story because it will ruined the book, but I did love the twists and turns and the conflict seemed very real and made sense to me in the end.
If you love New Adult but are looking for a fresh new take on the genre then I suggest All Lined Up because this book was a great read. It is refreshing take on a tired genre and I am sure you will fall in love with Dallas and Carson as much as I did.