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All Broke Down (Rusk University #2)

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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.

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ebook, 368 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Pearl Angeli
4 Stars!

If you are a die-hard fan of sports romance, you are bound to adore yet another great book from the Rusk University series. All Broke Down is a sweet and angst-driven college romance book that heavily explores family drama, told by both main characters Silas Moore and Dylan Brenner.

Silas is the running back of Rusk University's football team. When his friend Levi was expelled from the school and the football team, he felt like everything is crumbling down and his horrible past seems to c
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4.5 stars!!

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With an emphasis on self-discovery and an unexpectedly sweet romance, All Broke Down is the perfect example of what qualities should be present in NA books. Instead of inundating the story with commonly seen themes like sex, booze, and drugs, the author maintains a good balance among the three and weaves in convincing character conflict, a believable romantic connection, and a healthy dose of angst to create yet another winner in her fantastic Rusk University series. For me personally
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Patrycja
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, 2014, reviewed


Title: All Broke Down
Series: Rusk University #2
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Rating: 3.75 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)





“You’re really hitting on me? After we just met in jail?”
“Is it working?”


Silas Moore is running back for Rusk’s University football team. He’s popular, handsome and a troublemaker. Always on his way to mess something up, Silas isn’t taken very seriously.

“Football. Fighting. Fucking. That’s what I know how to do.”

Every guy on
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Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
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“All Broke Down” is book2 in Cora Carmack’s “Rusk University” series and it can be read as a standalone. If you’re a fan of college romance novels I totally recommend this one/this series. With a sweet romance and two endearing main characters “All Broke Down” was even better than the first book in my opinion.

We met the male main character, Silas Moore in “All Lined Up”. I bet not many of you liked him too much back then. And let’s face it you were very right not to. He was a douchebag. In this
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Beverly
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback-own
4.5 Live the way you play… Stars

I love book about college students, football players, frat parties…you could say I was trying to relive my past, but who are we kidding I am a reader, not a partier. Instead, I like to read about them, so when I see books like this I can’t help but jump in. I really enjoyed the first book in the Rusk University Series and this one didn’t disappoint.

We met Silas in All Lined Up and even then I saw something in him, and I was so excited to get to read his story. Ru
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

I drop my head against the steering wheel and groan. So much for keeping things simple. “You are in so much trouble, Dylan Brenner.”
And trouble’s name is Silas Moore.


Oh em gee…This is a literal OMG. I started another book that made my eyes burn on the SECOND PAGE and thought shit, what will I read now?? So, on Friday at 10 pm (what…I have a life-I DO!), when my book didn’t work, I went to another that my lovely lovely Jennfier had bought me…and from page one on…I WAS A GONER.

"Are you hurt?”
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Cora Carmack
Aug 26, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I'm the author of this book. So I'm biased, but I love these characters.

If you read All Lined Up, you'll know that Silas was actually a secondary antagonist of sorts in the last book. I'm always looking for something new and fun to do with my books, so I knew from the moment I ever wrote a word about Silas that he was going to be the hero of book two. He's my first true
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Sabrina
Silas Moore counts himself a lost cause. He doesn't think he'll ever make anything of himself so he doesn't really try too hard. Other than at Football. To him, it's not just a sport it's a way out of the cycle of poverty and criminal behavior. Yet he's constantly screwing up his one shot by doing stupid shit, just because he can.

Then Dylan enters the picture. She's always there to fight for any injustice she see's in the world, and though she knows she can't change the way of life, she damn sur
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NMmomof4
2 Stars

Overall Opinion: I'm a major sucker for college football romances. So when I was in the mood for one and saw this, I was all about it! Sadly, it didn't scratch the itch ;). I liked the H ok, and the h was ok too...but I wanted more with them. I think they had the groundwork for them to be some amazing characters, but we never really got that deep into their characterization. I think that was my issue for the whole story tbh. It might've had some good potential, but it just never reached
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Nenia ✨️ The Flagrant Liberal ✨️ Campbell

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I wasn't really impressed by this book, which is a shame because Cora Carmack is one of those authors that a lot of my friends hyped up to me. She was supposed to be better than the typical "new adult formula." To me, though, it just felt like more of the same. If you're a fan of Jen Frederick's Gridiron series, the concept is very much the same and to me, the characters felt just as interchangeable. The only difference is, Frederick dives
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Daydreamer
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK BY CORA!!! Review coming soon!
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Really good audio. The male narrator had a perfect Texas drawl that really worked for Silas!
Anniebananie
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 Sterne

Hat mir genauso gut gefallen wie der erste Teil auch wenn ich erst etwas skeptisch war weil hier Silas unser Protagonist ist und den fand ich im ersten Teil eher unsympathisch :D
Aber es war echt toll, er wurde gut gezeichnet und seine Art ergab Sinn, war authentisch.
Dylan ist auch eine super tolle, willensstarke Protagonistin gewesen, die endlich mal keinen Elefanten aus einer Mücke macht, wie das bei diesem Genre ja gerne mal der Fall ist.
Unsere Protagonisten aus dem ersten Band tauc
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Viri
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
La verdad, me pareció un poco aburrido. Creo que en parte el libro no terminó de gustarme por el protagonista. Tengo algo con los protas en problemas de drogas. Si... eso no va conmigo. Y creo que el echo de que la autora no profundizará en eso y que solo lo mencionara no es como que me gustara. Dylan tampoco fue memorable así que se lleva un 3 raspadito, ese final tan de sopetón deja muchos cabos sueltos y espero que se unan en el siguiente libro. Igual, fue genial volver a leer a los personaje ...more
Yodamom
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
The narrator was very good, the story was above meh. Predictable NA romantic above meh. That's it.
Laura liest
Am Anfang mochte ich es gar nicht, ich fand den männlichen Charakter richtig ätzend. Jedoch wurde es immer besser und besser, sodass es mir im Endeffekt doch gefallen hat :)
Fanny
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing



All Broke Down es el segundo libro de la serie Rusk University de la escritora Cora Carmack.

Soy una fan de la autora desde que hace un par de años lei la saga Losing It aunque reconozco que el primer libro no fue totalmente de mi agrado, pero los dos siguientes libros ( las historias de Max y Cade, y Kelsey y Jackson ) respectivamente me encantaron, pero realmente me hice adicta a su forma de escribir despues de leer el libro de Carson y Dallas.

Saben esa sensacion al acabar una buena historia, q
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Mandy
This book was so good! I loved Silas. I wasn't expecting to like him very much after reading the first book in this series but I love him. This was such a great book with a really interesting story, great characters and football! I can't wait for more in this series!
Laura
4,5 stars!!

I cried at around 90 percent and then again all through the author's note. Did not expect that at all. The word that comes to my mind right now is powerful. That message. Thanks Cora.
Vilma Iris
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A stirring romance with lots of emotional turmoil and sizzling chemistry. My favorite Cora Carmack book to date!

What happens when you pair a volatile bad boy with a proper, go-getting political activist?

Instant, angst-ridden, burn-up-the-pages chemistry. I loved this second installment in the Rusk University series. I loved how different it was than the first book (which I loved as well) and yet it still infused all the exciting, coming-of-age elements of the Rusk world. With Silas as its centra
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Jaime Arkin
4.5 stars!

Once again, Cora Carmack has reminded me why I love her books so much. All Broke Down is the second book in the Rusk University series and to say that Silas really wasn’t a favorite character in book 1 would be an understatement.
By the time I turned the last page of this book, I was on the Silas bandwagon with pom poms and a ‘Silas Is #1’ foam finger.

In All Broke Down, we meet Dylan. Dylan hasn’t exactly had the perfect life, though looking at things for her now, you’d never guess. S
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Camila, the opinionated Catruler
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Alright, this is not a five stars book. It's not even a five stars NA (*cough* The Deal *cough*). I'd say it's a four stars, four stars and a half settling on four at most. It was good but, unlike my favorite NAs, it didn't make me forget about everything.

Because, honestly, that's 80% of the reason why I'm into NA CR. Forgetting about real life. Real life sucks, but at least there are awkward girls falling in love with hot, caring guys in some parallel universe.

Why am I giving this four and a h
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Lauriie
Oh mein Gott. Ich musste mich echt zusammen reissen damit ich das Buch nicht inmerhalb von Stunden gelesen hab ausserdem standen noch 2 grosse Prüfungen auf dem Plan. Aber es ist soooo genial. Dylan und Silas sind so unterschiedlich und passen trotzdem irgendwie zusammen. Im ersten Band hatte ich von Silas kein all zu gutes Bild aber dieses Buch hat meine Sichtweise ziemlich geändert. Das ist das wahrscheinlich beste Buch was ich von ihr bis jetzt gelesen hab und das Cover ist natürlich der Hamm ...more
Polly
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: talk-dirty-to-me
4.5 stars!!

Loved it!!



Cora really upped the steam factor that I needed from book 1. Loved both characters. Way edgier then book one and less sweet.

Excited for the next book in this series ;)
Monica Murphy
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Haven't written a review for a book I've read all year! How remiss of me...

This is a good one peeps. Cora is at her best - it's sweet and full of angst and very very sexy. Silas is delicious. I love him. A lot. Which means I love Cora. A lot. :)
Priyanka
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Cora Carmack is one of my favourite NA authors. I loved reading the first book, All Lined Up. It was perfect and not a typical NA book. And though I expected a little more from this book, I enjoyed reading Silas and Dylan's story.

Silas Moore, we meet him in the first book as a fellow football player and he is kind of like an antagonist in the first part of the first book, he kind of becomes little nicer in the last part. And in this book you really come to know about him. He is poor and not that
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Caisey Quinn
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
She fights for lost causes...he is one.

Do you hear that? That's the sound of me falling in love with Cora Carmack. I already considered myself a fan of her writing so when I got the opportunity to read All Broke Down early, I jumped on it like a spider monkey. I'll read a few chapters before bed each night, I said to myself. It'll be a nice way to relax and decompress after a long day of writing and mom'ing, I said. I told myself I would somehow force myself to see Silas in a new light (cause h
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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend o ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Rusk University (5 books)
  • All Lined Up (Rusk University, #1)
  • All Played Out (Rusk University, #3)
  • All Closed Off (Rusk University, #4)
  • Untitled (Rusk University, #5)
“Dudes who look dangerous should just be dangerous. Period. The end. They should not be dangerous and beautiful all at the same time. It leaves the universe out of balance, and it makes me do stupid things like stare.” 20 likes
“I will never be able to turn this girl down. Whatever she wants from me, it’s hers. No matter what she asks for, I’ll find a way to give it to her. She may not be mine, but somewhere along the way, I ended up hers.” 18 likes
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