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.
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Seriously, Cora Carmack is one of my favorite authors ever. I loved her Losing It series and I love the beginning of the Rusk University series!
Dallas is my kind of girl. She is spunky and sarcastic but she is just a vulnerable girl who needs someone to love her. Her dad is all the family she has and he is not the most open and understanding parent ever, thank goodness that did change though. It took her a while to open up to Carson, but I loved when she finally let go and took the plunge.
Carson…swoon. My goodness, he was such a genuinely good guy. I know I rave on and on about my tatted up bad boys, but Carson made me forget allllll about them. He was the second string quarterback on her dads college team, and he had to work really hard for his life’s dream. I loved his strong work ethic. And he was damn sexy.
The secondary characters, especially Stella, were great. The plot was fast paced and I definitely couldn’t put it down and I read it in one sitting. Nothing could keep me from reading more about sexy Carson. The plot had its misunderstandings but not too much angst, to my relief. It was a perfect mix of everything I could want in a book, complete with sexy scenes.
I am so psyched to read Silas’s story, Carson’s fellow teammate. If you love NA, I can guarantee you’ll adore this one!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: His thumb trails down to my chin, and he presses down just enough to pull my lips apart. His tongue darts out, tracing my bottom lip the same way his thumb did, and I grip his shoulders hard because I feel like I might fall even though I’m sitting down. One of his hands grips my hip in response as he teases my lip with his tongue one more time.
Rating: 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.Find Cora at: