Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack - Review

ALL LINED UP Synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

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 going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.
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May 14
May 15
Books Over Boys-Author Interview
Martini Times-Excerpt
Talk Books To Me-DreamCast& Review
Divergent Gryffindor-Review Only
I Dare You to Read-Review Only
My Favorite Things-Review Only
Sassy Divas Book Blog-Review Only
The Book Hammock-Review Only
Three Girls and a Book Obsession-Review Only
Book Drunk Blog-Excerpt
Nicely Phrased-Review Only
May 16
Chick Lit News & Reviews-Guest Post & Review
Vi3tbabe-Review Only
Waves of Fiction-Review Only
Booklovers For Life-Review Only
Mommy’s Late Night Bookup-Review Only
NovelGrounds-Review Only
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs-Review Only
Stay Bookish-Review Only
The Secret Book Brat-Review Only
Krista’s Dust Jacket-Author Interview
Between Order & Randomness-Review Only
May 17
Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures-Excerpt & Review
Ticket To Anywhere-Review Only
Author Groupies-Review Only
Books to Breathe-Review Only
Grownup Fangirl-Character Interview (Dallas & Carson Together)
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie-Review Only
The Hopeless Romantics-Review Only
The Indie Bookshelf-Review Only
Two Tall Tales-Review Only
With A Book-Review Only
May 18
May 19
Katie’s Book Blog-Guest Post & Review
Kindle and Me-Review Only
A Bookish Escape-Review Only
FicWishes-Review Only
Oops I Read Again-Review Only
Step Into Fiction-Review Only
Reading a Little Bit of Everything-Review Only
Sofia Loves Books-Review Only
The Secret Life of a Bookworm-Review Only
May 20
Always YA at Heart-Character Interview (Carson) & Review
My Daily Romance-Review Only
Above Average, Below Special-Review Only
Carver’s Book Cravings-Review Only
Gabic Reads-Review Only
Snuggling on the Sofa-Review Only
The Reading Realm-Review Only
M’s Sinful Reviews-Review Only
One Girl Lost in Romance Books-Review Only
May 21
Books Books Books Blog-Review Only
Nose Stuck in a Book-Guest Post& Review
Books and Swoons-Review Only
Forever Me Romance-Review Only
Made For You Book Reviews-Review Only
The Book Bellas-Review Only
The Book Lovers-Review Only
Books Unhinged-Review Only
Movies Shows N Books-Excerpt
May 22
Cocktails & Books-Author Interview & Review
Stuck in Books-Review Only
BookAngel Booktopia-Review Only
Chapter Break-Review Only
Fiktshun-Review Only
Reese’s Reviews-Review Only
Whirlwind Books-Review Only
LeAnn’s Book Reviews-Review Only
Mrs. Leif’s Two Fangs About It-Review Only
May 23
For the Love of Books by Jaime-Review Only
I *Heart* Big Books-Character Interview (Dallas) & Review
True Story Book Blog-Fun & Different Idea! & Review
Fictitious Delicious-Review Only
Nerd Alert Book Love-Review Only
The YA Bookworm Blogger-Review Only
Confessions of a Librarian in Training-Review Only
Emilie’s Book World-Review Only
Fiona’s Book Reviews-Review Only
May 24
Bibliobelles-Review Only
Nocturne Reads-Review Only
All Romance Reviews-Review Only
Kindle Obsessed-Review Only
Lost in Lit-Review Only
Stuck in YA Books-Review Only
Tarheel Bibliobabe-Review Only
As the Pages Turn-Review Only
Between the Pages-Review Only
May 25
May 26
Bloggers [Heart] Books-Playlist& Review
Once Upon A Twilight-Fun & Different Idea! & Review
Romance Addict-Review Only
Jenuine Cupcakes-Review Only
One Guys Guide to Good Reads-Review Only
Prisoners of Print-Review Only
Worn Down Glories-Review Only
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club-Review Only
Red Cheeks Reads-Review Only

My Review:

This book was definitely a 5 star read for me!

First let me say if you haven’t read any of Cora Carmack’s books you are missing out! She has this way of bringing humor, romance and a little angst and drama into her books to keep each reader interested all the way to the end!

I knew this book had to be amazing because I have loved all her other books and it definitely did not disappoint! I fell in love from page 1 and couldn’t put it down until the very end! Since this is only book one in the Rusk University Series I am so excited and ready for more!
So…. What is this story about you might ask???? Well let’s throw in some Texas, college, some hot football players along with the coaches daughter and you can only imagine some of the things that could possibly happen.

Dallas has always been the ‘coaches’ daughter. Everyone in town always wants to know how to get their kid to succeed in football and Dallas has to play the good ‘coaches’ daughter roll…. Not now though… she is finally off to college in hopes to start her own life where everyone doesn’t know that her dad is now the new coach at Rusk University. Will things fall back into the same pattern as they have always been?

Dallas meets Carson one night at a party while trying to escape the jocks of the football team. Their meeting was anything but ordinary but also so romantic! My heart started beating quickly with hers and I felt the instant connection that they shared. It seemed like it could have been a fairy tale romance but were either of them really looking for a relationship… and what happens when Dallas shows up at practice one day and realizes Carson is a football player??

I loved the pull that was felt between Dallas and Carson… even when you want to not have something sometimes there are other cards in play for you! So friendship would be hard for them but they did try! Their chemistry though was a touchdown, meant to score from the very beginning!

You will find yourself loving all the secondary characters too! Especially Stella… she is a hoot and a half! I love it when the author can make the secondary characters shine in their own lights! Even though this is book 1 of a series it can be read as a standalone because the next book is about a different character in the story!

Cora Carmack Bio:

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 out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


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