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All Broke Down

(Rusk University #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  9,103 ratings  ·  917 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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Paperback, 360 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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2014, new-adult

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 o

“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
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cora Carmack
Aug 26, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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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
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.

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
Susan's Reviews

Wow, I really enjoyed this one!!! The first chapter or two had me worried: it was packed with a fair amount of background material and scene setting. But once Dylan and Silas meet in the jail holding cells, the sparks begin to fly and the action starts ROLLING!

Dylan is a "good girl, parent-pleaser" but also a closet activist who wants to make the world a better place. Silas is the quintessential bad boy who can "flirt anyone's pants off"! Here is an example of one of Texas bad-boy Silas's moves
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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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 di
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The narrator was very good, the story was above meh. Predictable NA romantic above meh. That's it. ...more
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
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! ...more
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.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Camila (previously the opinionated Catruler)
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
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ;)
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone. A solid, enjoyable read!
07/10/2015 --

I've read all in this series as I'm writing this review and liked them all. I think I liked this one best. Silas spoke to me. I understood this kid. He feels he only has football. Without football he will be another nothing from the wrong side in "small-town" America. He has a hard shell but it hides a good person. Loyal, smart and focused.

So, what stood out for me with this one?
1 -- I liked both main characters. As I mentioned, Silas really was incredible. I liked how the author ga
Caisey Quinn
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Monica Murphy
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. :)
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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