Blog Tour: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack - Review + Giveaway!

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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This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Cora, in my opinion, is one of the best new adult authors out there. She always has swoon-worthy guys and great heroines!

I really liked Dylan. She was always looking to help lost causes since she felt she used to be one herself. She wasn’t annoying though like I thought she could have been. She was sweet and caring but never pushy. She wanted Silas to be the best he could be without changing him on a large scale.

Silas was a dirty bad boy…my favorite! He thought he was not worth much because of where he came from but it was totally the opposite. He had a tough outer shell but when Dylan got to know him, he totally loosened up and had such an adorable inner side. I was definitely digging him. :)

It was great to see Dallas and Carson again. I missed them! Some new adult plot lines just run together but not this one. Cora is always a breath of fresh air. She also brings the steam, as always!

I am so psyched for Stella’s book! Hurry up May 2015!

Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: His mouth slams into mine, and we go from zero to oh my God in seconds. He pushes me back on the couch and his big body settles over me. His lips are hard and demanding, and his fingers curl around my neck like he’s scared I’m going to disappear. His tongue strokes every corner of my mouth, and I can’t keep up, so I just bury my hands in his hair and hold on for the ride.
(From an advanced, uncorrected reader copy. Quote may not appear in final copy.)
All Broke Down (Rusk University, #2)
Rating: 4.5/5 Tar Heels!

About the Author:
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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Cover Reveal (47): Fall With Me by J. Lynn

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Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. 

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. 
Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Blog Tour: As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre - Review + Giveaway!

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.

Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

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I really enjoyed the first book of the series since I am such a sucker for sexy men with babies. This one, to me, did not top it but it was still really good.

In book 1, Lauren is a totally different girl. I completely didn’t see any of the things that affect her in this book, such as her crippling anxiety. It was nice getting to know the real her. I thought she overcame so much through out the book and she was a perfect match for Rob.

Rob was completely amazing. He has spent his whole life being undervalued and underrated by everyone in his life and he just needs someone to believe in him and not try to change him. He was so hardworking and adorable and I loved when he was vulnerable. My heart broke for him whenever he opened himself up. He was most definitely my favorite part of this book.

I love that Ann’s characters are completely imperfect. It makes them very relatable. The writing was really easy to get sucked in and I read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed how they both harbored feelings for each other in the past. It was pretty dang adorable.

The last book in the series is about Courtney and Max. Although I wouldn’t mind a book about the fabulous Angus!

Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: “Not so fast, beautiful.” He kissed me in a way that left me no doubt as to how much he wanted me, as if the point hadn’t been made several times tonight. You’re killing me. His bruised mouth seared mine with heat and longing, and he tasted me so thoroughly that I forgot all my plans.
(From an advanced, uncorrected reader copy. Quote may not appear in final copy.)
As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2)
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!

About the Author:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

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