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All Broke Down (Rusk University #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  7,222 Ratings  ·  791 Reviews
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
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4.5 stars!!


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
Aug 16, 2014 Patrycja 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
Nov 03, 2014 Beverly 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

“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
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)

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?”
Cora Carmack
Aug 26, 2014 Cora Carmack 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
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
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
Jun 18, 2014 Daydreamer rated it it was amazing
MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK BY CORA!!! Review coming soon!
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Really good audio. The male narrator had a perfect Texas drawl that really worked for Silas!
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 :)
Jul 20, 2016 Anniebananie 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
Feb 09, 2017 Viri 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
Feb 13, 2016 Yodamom rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
The narrator was very good, the story was above meh. Predictable NA romantic above meh. That's it.
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!
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's Book Blog
Apr 17, 2014 Vilma's Book Blog 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
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
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
Sep 25, 2014 Polly 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 Monica Murphy 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. :)
Caisey Quinn
Oct 22, 2014 Caisey Quinn 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
Oct 28, 2014 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Warning: When you start this book, be prepared to finish it. It's not the type to set down and go on with life. No, it demands to be read. To be finished.

Can I just say that I was not a Silas fan in book one. Arrogant and cocky, he just rubbed me the wrong way. I wasn't sure how Cora Carmack would make me love him. But she so did.

Silas doesn't need anyone to beat him up because he's a pro at doing that himself. He's the trash from the trailer park with the family issues that just make your heart
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
*Shivers* I can't WAIT to tell y'all what I thought! But I need to make sure I get the go-ahead.

P.S. I loved it!

Find my entire review on my blog: Dark Obsession Chronicles

Here is a teaser of my review:

"He ruined me."

Ladies and gents, this sums up my review in a nice little nutshell quote. What didn't I love about this book? *crickets chirping in the background* I adored this installment of the Rusk University series. I sucked it down like a tall glass of sweet iced tea on a hot day.

Silas, Silas,
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
May 02, 2014 Camila, the opinionated Catruler 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
Nov 08, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
4 Cant Wait For More Stars
I'm loving this series!
Silas was the sexy bad guy with a big heart and a past he wanted to bury. He never thought he would love anything as much as football.
Dylan was adopted and wanted to make sure she was the perfect daughter. She was scared to let herself be what she wanted to be. Only doing what she thought her parents wanted. She would never belong to Silas because she belonged to her ex for four years and that didn't work out.
Both of them decide to help each ot
Müni (MuenisBookWorld)
Cora Carmack books are always the right choice!
I can recommend this book.
It's definitely good to read NA after a long break!

Silas might be an ass, but he is definitely the perfect male protagonist.

I wish u all MERRY christmas!
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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)
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