Series: Rusk University #2
Published by William Morrow on October 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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.
What I Thought…
• Holy. Smokes. I sat down with All Broke Down just before bed with plans on reading just a few chapters before going to sleep. Three hours later I finished!
• Not all authors can redeem a previously unlikeable character. Silas came off as a total asshat in All Lined Up. When I found out this book was going to be about him I was a little leery, but then I saw some good reviews so I decided to dive right in… and I ended up loving this one more than All Lined Up.
• Silas is a football player for Rusk University with a hot temper and not a whole lot else going for him other than football. No matter how important football is to him he can’t help but keep making the same mistakes (mostly fighting) and his typical excuse is that that’s the kind of person he is and “can’t be any better, so why bother trying.”
• Dylan is the “good girl” and is desperate to live up to that expectation. She’s a bit of an activist (but not so much that I found it annoying) but goes a little too far and ends up getting arrested, which is how she meets Silas. She has no idea what she wants in life because she always wants what people expect her to want and behaves how people expect her to behave.
• I loved how Silas and Dylan came together. Their first meeting is little awkward but it’s was a perfect way for them to see that not so fabulous things about each other. They push and pull at each other a lot, but it’s what they both needed.
• There is a particular scene at the end of All Broke Down that is enraging but the way Silas handled it, from his perspective, was perfect. The situation itself didn’t work out as it should (in a perfect world) but that piece made him stand out a whole lot more for me.
Overall If you like characters who redeem themselves, football and sexytimes All Broke Down is for you!