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All Lined Up

(Rusk University #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  15,984 ratings  ·  1,518 reviews
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
Paperback, 318 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Cora Carmack
Apr 07, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult
I'm the author of this book. And out of all the books I've written, this book is the most personal for me. I wanted to do two things with this story.

1. Write my tribute to Texas Football. I grew up in a small Texas town with a coach for a father. So much of my childhood revolved around sports, so it's a world I know very well. It's also a world I spent years of my life resenting. So, my challenge was to capture the things I loved about football and Texas, but also to tell a story that you don't
Pearl Angeli
4 Daredevil Stars!

My expectations were met when I thought I would love a Cora Carmack book. Her books have been on my radar since 2014, but because too many books too little time, it was only two days ago when I had my first taste of her work. And it certainly did not fail.

"Do you ever think that maybe that's all people do? Fix some things and break others? And we all just live in this giant cycle where we screw things up and hurt people we love, and then we turn around and try to atone
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
4.5 ‘New Adult Romance for people who think they don’t like New Adult Romance’ stars!!

All Lined Up is the first in Cora Carmack’s Rusk University series. It’s a New Adult story and because I am not a fan of that genre, I didn’t think I’d enjoy it much. Was I ever wrong!

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
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!


All Lined Up was a fun to read, easy, sweet and humorous new adult read. I love books that take place in a college setting. The hero of this story is a football player who falls for a girl at a party. He doesn’t know it right away… but this girl is his coaches daughter. Carson was fantastic, Dallas was great, it was an all around good read. I listened to the audio of this one and I thought the narration was pretty good. I give the story and the narration a solid 4 stars.
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

Title: All Lined Up
Series: A Rusk University #1 (every book in the series can be read as a standalone)
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: May , 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Sweet, sexy and seductive, All Lined Up is Cora Carmack in her best. A little bit of drama, lots of lots sexy and the couple worth swooning after, make it light, heart fluttering romance perfect in its own way. Fans of Carmack’s previous series will definitely be mesmerized by
Aj the Ravenous Reader

Very well written and imaginatively descriptive. I like that the story is not only about romance even though it’s a new adult novel. I like how the plot emphasizes the individualities of the main characters and how they each perfect their crafts, Carson on football and Dallas on dancing. The way their individual interests is described and discussed is also very accurate. The author really does know a lot about football and dancing.

Another good thing about the book is the honesty of both the maj
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
5 stars!!

My expression while I was reading this book:


Anyways, I. Loved. This. Book. Simply put, this story is just too cute, sweet, humorous, and sexy to resist – I never stood a chance! I do think I was in a really receptive mood for a “light & fun” read but then again, I’m a sucker for wit, dry humor, and anything that’s awkward and this book had all three. In my opinion, All Lined Up is Cora’s best work to date and a perfect example of what a good NA book should be so if you’ve been holding o
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Lined Stars

Dallas was raised by a single father, who happened to be the school’s football coach. She never had a quite easy life as she always came second to football and all the guys who ever shown interest in her just wanted to fall in her father’s good graces through her.
When she gets to college she hopes to finally be herself… except her father now decided to be a college coach and she still lives in his shadows.
Enter Carson… he just wants a first place in the football team and works ha
Jennifer Kyle
3 ~ 3.5 Stamp Stars

This story was a bit too young for my tastes but on the other hand, it was well written and nicely executed.

It's hard not to compare this story to the other college quarterback books that I have read, but it this was nice, I guess.

Dallas, a young dancer/coaches daughter is settling into her first year of college with her stereotypical best friend. She meets the second string quarterback, Carson. Carson is a farm boy who is looking for a scholarship and a permanent spot on the
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars....IDK I'm waffling between filling 3 and 4. But I did like this one for what it not sure I should fault it for being more YA then I prefer. I just wasn't expecting that going in. And we all know...

This book made me feel old. But the story was very sweet, the MCs were both great. There wasn't a bunch of juvenile drama and unnecessary angst. There was good banter amongst all of the characters.

I think one of the things I liked about this one, was the football aspect. After al
Rachel Reads Ravenously
2.75-3 stars

“God, do they make WD-40 for flirting? Because I am rusty.”

All Lined Up is the story of Dallas, a dance major and Carson, a football player. Both meet at a college party, Dallas not knowing Carson is on the team, and Carson not knowing that Dallas is the daughter of his new football coach. They begin to spend time together, forming a friendship but holding romantic feelings for each other at the same time.

“I don't know that dancing fixes anything. I don't feel magically happ
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it


"In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both."

College is supposed to be a time to break free, to start fresh, but for Dallas is not. Everyone thinks being the football coach’s daughter is a benefit, but Dallas knows how things really are. Every football player is petrified of her father, so she doesn’t date football players. Dallas grow up only with her father, after her mother left when she was only a baby. S

***Some spoilers for the sake of ranting.

Where do I even start? I've enjoyed quite a lot of books with sports and romance mixed together, so I guess I did set the bar high for this book. And, clearly, it was a huge disappointment.

All Lined Up took insta-lust, insta-attraction and insta-love to entirely new levels. Hell, Dallas and Carson kissed during their first meeting. Wonderful, isn't it? And yes, he did have his hand up her skirt that time! The I love yous came on pretty early as well,
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Bleed Rusk Red Stars

Dallas Cole grew up living, breathing, being all about football, but not by choice.

“In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.”

Raised by a single dad, who also happens to be the football coach, she couldn’t be more over football. Dallas is a dancer, and she wants nothing more then to leave Texas and go somewhere with a real dance program. Her father insist she stay in Texas and attend Rusk University, w
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Holy fudge, this book... you guys... I can't.

There was no slow parts in this book. I liked the fact that it started with a zap and kept it that way until the last page. It was enthralling and you can't help but keep turning the pages.

The tension between Dallas and Carson was palpable throughout the book. Each of them was wonderfully drawn. They were so cute and perfect together I found myself crying like a proud stage mother a couple of times. They're my babies!

I l
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
All Lined Up was a story of romance, football and growing up.

Dallas Cole is starting her freshman year at Rusk University, a college in Texas, where her dad is the football coach, and her ex, Levi is the quarterback. Dating a football player didn’t work out so well so Dallas is determined to stay away from the players. Being the coach’s daughter underscores that decision, because the players either are scared to death of messing with her or they suck up to Dallas to get on her father’s good side
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
Started this on a random morning while taking the bus to work. Figured it wouldn't hurt to try a New Adult novel since Cora is amazing! Her writing suits me so well and I missed some steam and smexy from the YA reads I had going on lately. Truly glad I started it since already during the first 20%, I couldn't wipe this silly grin off my face. One could say that I fell hard for Carson and Dallas, their adorable chemistry and intense attraction. And you know what? They're absolutely right!

“I've sp
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
3.5 Stars

This is one of those ones that you really liked, but will never read twice. Cute and entertaining, a nice read, slim to none on the steam.
This book helped me see that I am fast approaching cougarville and apparently a raging hoochie mamma. This was a case of…

Cause I started the book like this.

But then I started feeling more like this…

Cause this is definitely YOUNG adult. Way young. Me = Not Young. The story was your basic kinda forbidden romance, A LOT of back and forth. We have Dallas, the football coach's daughter and Carson, super sweetie football player. Alot of daddy/daughter drama but nothing heavy. No manwhoring or angst, s
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
All Lined Up was a really sweet fluffy read.
A love story about quarterback and the coach's daughter. The Texas way!

Carson and Dallas were adorable together, there were moments that I loved.

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If you love sports, it is your book. I did wish there was more events in the story.

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Happy reading!!

D xo

**TQ Ami for the being fab reading buddy. You have no idea how much I love it all, MWAH**
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

Dallas and Carson strike up a new friendship at Rusk University. But when they realise Carson is a quarterback and Dallas is the coach's daughter, can they deny their attraction to one another?

I really liked how this one started off. Their interactions to begin with was sweet and it was just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I started to lose interest. The story itself wasnt grabbing me, I didnt really like Dallas and overall it was just "okay".

This was a sweet college story. The
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, light read and definitely not my last Cora Carmack book. I can't wait to read Silas' story now, since he's apparently everyone's favorite! ...more
Lover of Romance
Review-All Lined Up Summary 
Dallas Cole hates football, her father raised her and she always came second to his coaching. But when she dates a football player in high school, and got her heart-broken, she knew that she could never be with anything that was connected to the sport. She is determined to focus on her studies and her dancing. Football is her past, and dancing is her future. When her roommate drags her to a party, she finds herself in a bad position, facing her ex, and she meets Carso
Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
This review has mild spoilers.....

So I wish I could say I loved it but I just didn't. I thought it was going to be "more".

Had way too much internal dialogue for me. It just kept losing me in the middle. The MC were "sweet". Nothing too great about either of them.

The drama was immature. The whole hiding from her Dad thing (how old are they again??), and then the picture wasn't executed well.

She had an aversion to sex but it wasn't really explained why. It glossed over losing her virginity but
maura delaney
3.5 stars

this was fun!! i felt about this the same way i have felt about all of cora carmack's books, which is that they're super fun new adult books, but potentially not super memorable. however, that being said i really enjoyed this for what it was. will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
***ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review***

Title:All Lined Up
Series:Rusk University #1
Author:Cora Carmack
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Rating:4.5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

I was so pleasantly surprised with All Lined Up. The New Adult genre has been inundated with so many additions in the last couple years. The sheer number of them is mind boggling. Some memorable and some not so good. As many great examples there are, there are probably 5 t
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
Re-Read: June 24-30, 2016

This second time around I listened to the audio book and it was a great reminder of how much I love this series. Carmack has created such a fun and diverse cast of characters and I loved revisiting Dallas and Carson and all the rest.
Original Read/Review: Nov 13-15, 2014

Cora Carmack is the master when it comes to awkward female protagonists blindly feeling their way through new relationships, uncertain
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books

It wasn't as spicy & fun & ridiculous as Faking it was - which was why I loved it so much. The themes here were pretty basic: football guy meets dancing girl whose daddy is the coach of guy's football team.

But even so, it was a page-turner. I smiled & teared up throughout the book. I was engrossed in the story, I loved the characters & I can't wait to read the other books in the series! I guess that's off to a pretty good start. And the fact that Cora Carmack explained at the end of the b
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Giving this book 4 stars even though I really want to give it 3 stars. Why you ask?? That ending...or lack there of. Seriously though, that's how this book ends? Talk about abrupt and unexpected. The book ends at like 83% and as far as everything being wrapped up in a nice little package, it's more like thrown together. I liked everything else about the story but majorly disappointed & frustrated with the conclusion. ...more
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was fun! Not the best thing I've ever read, but it was exactly what I wanted. Cute. ...more
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Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult Romance and YA fantasy. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora lives in Austin, TX, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss and her dog Sherlock. But she ...more

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