Author: Cora Carmack.
Length: 320 Pages.
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks.
Published Date: May 13, 2014.
Gender: New Adult, Contemporary,Fiction, Sports and Romance.
Rating: ★★★★.5 (4.5 OUT OF 5).
How I got it?: E-book.
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.
“Because Sometimes in life, you just have to stand there and do nothing…But sometimes if you stand still, all those things will snap back into place like a rubber band. And if you can get past the sting, you can keep moving, not quite whole, but held together for the moment.”
Cora Carmack has done it again. After The Losing It series ( you can check out my Reviews HERE and HERE) I didn’t know if I was going to like a book by her as much as I like d
lovedthose, apparently I was wrong because, Oh man.This story is written in a dual POV, From Carson and Dallas making it even more awesome.
“Don’t be the gap on the team. Be the person who fills it.”
So first we had Dallas Cole, Daughter of a Texas High school Football coach. She is sick and tired of football and since her dad didn’t let her go out-of-state and get her dream of being a dancer she has to settle for Rusk University. Along with her best friend she opens up her mind and decides that maybe she can have a good year away from that high school drama and being her fathers second thought. Until her father is offered a job Coaching the Rusk team, OH and lets not forget that also her Ex-boyfriend (Quarterback mcdouch) is the starring Quarterback of said team. The last thing she wants is be anywhere near any football player and her dad.
“But I can’t keep planing for a future that might never come. That’s not living”
Still, determined to enjoy her year she sets off to live the ultimate college experience, and as is required Greek parties are the norm. What she doesn’t know or expected is that in that particular party she was going to bump into her ex and a Charmin gorgeous jerk of a guy taking her on a series of events that would end up on another Beautiful guy and her jumping off a window. Literally.
“Sometimes is hard to see past our own broken pieces”
Carson McClain just wants to play football. He doesn’t want to fit in and the last thing he needs is to be distracted by a girl. Any girl. What he needs to do is work hard and play harder to get to be the staring quarterback and that way pay back his parents all the sacrifice they’ve done for him. But a night at a party and a gorgeous redhead falling on him from a second story window are making him re-evaluate all he wants in life.
“You need to dance”
Not knowing who each other are Carson and Dallas know that there is more to them that just chance meeting. They are attracted to each other but after that night when they do realize who they are and just how they don’t fit into each others life’s, they decided is better to be friends or better, nothing at all. But they see each other in ways no one has seen them before and it’s hard to pull apart. Could they do it? Is their future more important that goals?
“Could you walk away?”
“I can’t walk away because i don’t want to. There are thousand things I want to and need to do, but you trump all of them. You drive me to distraction, and all I want to do is get lost in you. All I want to do is make you lose it, too”
Wow. Carson and Dallas made me want to move to Texas and find me a hot football player that loves to watch me dance. 🙂 I loved this so much. They had so many struggles, Dallas with her dad and her resentment. Carson with his education. it was all a mess; a mess I couldn’t pull from. From page one, I was hooked and I was fooled! ( The Silas thing at the begining where I thought he was the main one. HE-HE well-played) I found it so fun how they did things with each other that they wouldn’t normally do with others. How they tried to stay ways but couldn’t. How honest and good Carson was. How strong and kind Dallas was. Her Dad in some ways I could understand why he was the way he was; she is all he has left and he doesn’t know how to show her how much she means. their friends , new and old, where supportive and fun.
All in all amazing book, She (Cora) just knows what to give me. And she go buy it if you like college romances! totally worth it!
I cant wait to read Silas, the bad boy with the gold heart? maybe? hahah