Genre: New Adult, Romance
“I will never be able to turn this girl down. Whatever she wants from me, it’s hers. No matter what she asks for, I’ll find a way to give it to her. She may not be mine, but somewhere along the way, I ended up hers.”
― Cora Carmack, All Broke Down
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.
*Warning this may contain spoilers for the first book in the series*
I was not sure how I was going to feel about this book because Silas was not a character I thought I could like due to what takes place in the first book. Somehow Carmack made me fall in love with this handsome football player. You learn so much about him in this book and feel for him with all that is going on. I was surprisingly really happy with how Silas was handled in this book and felt like Dylan was a good match for this hard to handle hot head!
I enjoyed that each character had things in their life they needed to face and work on and were able to help to make each other better. I also loved that you get to see the characters from the first book and learn about their relationship as well as the other characters. I still love that this series is focused on college football because it is something I absolutely adore! I appreciate that Carmack really focuses on the struggles that real college kids have and especially those struggles that appear in relationships. The relationship takes work and isn’t easy, which makes it real and worth fighting for. I found it easier to fall in love with Silas and Dylan’s story. There wasn’t as much angst and it was full of chemistry and overall was just a fun read.
Overall I thought this was a great continuation and a fantastic pairing. It was filled with self-discovery, adorable romance, feisty characters and real life conflict. Although layer with dark pasts, the book took a light approach to the story and was just a cute and easy read!