Review of All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack

All Played Out (Rusk University #3)  by Cora Carmack


Review: I was really looking forward to reading this book after finishing up All Broke Down. I was so not what I thought it was going to be. And that as the best part, for some reason Carmack is just so able to flip what your thinking into something way better. I really fell in love with this book, mostly because Nell reminds me of me. I make lots of lists, even ones for what I should do in college to have fun. I am also very into my school work that everything kind of blurs together.

Anyway, Nell and the rest of the group are great. We learn more and more as this series goes on about how amazing the characters are. By the time the book was over I was starving for Stella’s book. Even though I know hers is going to be tough and maybe a little heart breaking, I want, no need to read it.

Mateo is also a lot more then what I thought at first. One of the best things he is, is a really great ( sweet) guy. The things he helps Nell discover and learn along with Nell teaching him a few things. Just wow. They are the cutest together.

I think the last thing that got me to take that last dive into this book was the list Mateo makes for Nell. I just thought that’s it, I’m done. I love you now.


5 out of 5 books.

320 pages. E-book. I received this book from the publisher/ Author for an honest review in return.

New Adult. Romance. Football. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary.

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks.


First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a “to do” list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it’s impossible to get hurt… again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she’s never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he’s willing to take the chance when it’s more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

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Review of All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

All Broke Down (Rusk University #2)  by Cora Carmack


Review: I didn’t really know what to expect going into this book. I had a little idea about the characters, and a just thought this book might tide me over till I get to the next book in the series. Boy was I wrong. It was such an amazing story line and that I held my breath a lot while reading. I just fell head on into this book.

The characters Silas and Dylan were amazing to read about. I totally thought that the books following the first in the series would never be as good. But, I’m happy I was wrong. They have far surpassed the first book. Man, Carmack knows how to blow you out of the water with her characters.

I fell like we didn’t get to really see any of the other side characters in the first book. In All Broke Down though, we get to see them a lot more and get a good feel for who they might be.

Another great thing about this book are the topics that Carmack hits on. They are all serious and heavy hitters that do happen and are really what people feel when in college.

5 out of 5 stars.

368 pages. Paperback.

New Adult. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Contemporary. Football.

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks.

Summary: 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.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he s arrogant and infuriating, she can t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He s met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn t think he s broken, and he definitely doesn t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.”

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