Series: Rusk University #2
Genres: New Adult
Published by Harper Collins on October 28th 2014
Also by this author: All Lined Up, Losing It, All Played Out, Faking It, Roar, Finding It
Format: eBook (368 pages) • Source: Purchased
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In life, 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, education—you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and not at all her type, 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.
I honestly don’t have much to say about this book except for one word and any words that have the same definition as it:
Seriously though. People weren’t lying about this book. It was s-e-x-u-a-l.
Aside from that, this book was a lot of great things. I really did love it more than the first book, and I think the main reason was the characters. Dallas was very meh for me in All Lined Up but Carson was the BEST. It was a little too unbalanced. (And even so, the fact that he was way to overprotective/territorial over her in this book bugged me. I’m NOT the kind of person who things that type of behavior is cute. It’s a bit too controlling when you flip out about anyone talking about your girlfriend. I get where he’s coming from, but let’s relax a little bit.)
DALLAS AND SILAS THOUGH. I loved them. Both of them. For very different reasons. It’s a typical opposites-attract kind of story, and the main drama point of the book is obviously: can these two ever be a successful couple if they’re so different? Silas is a guy who was a major dick in the previous book but came a very long way in this one. He has a bad history with his family and feels like he’s constantly going to fall into bad habits. Dylan, on the other hand, is a part of a wealthy family that expects her to be a perfect child. She’s very into giving back and activism, though, and oddly enough – Silas and Dylan meet in jail.
It was so great to see their relationship develop as the two of them learned things from each other that they wouldn’t have otherwise. It was refreshing that Silas actually came to Dylan for help getting his shit together, instead of the book being her trying to “change him” and him refusing to cooperate. He actually wanted to change. Dylan also wanted to change; she decided that after her boring 4 year relationship, she needed to live college to the fullest – something Silas is a pro at. The two of them learned, struggled, grew, and… had a lot of chemistry. To say the least. *cough*
So anyways, you should probably read this book (series). It’s the perfect kind of New Adult read that makes you laugh at times and swoon at others. It’s considerably less angsty than other NA, which is excellent. I do have to say, one thing that made me chuckle was the fact that the author said “do weed.” You don’t do weed. I’ve never heard anyone say that. The portrayal of being high in this book was pretty stereotypical, too.
The only reason this didn’t get a full 5 stars is because at times I was bothered by the behavior of the main characters. I wanted to shake them a few times and tell them to get a grip. I can’t necessarily count this as one of my favorite books, either. The way Silas talked at the beginning of the book really rubbed me the wrong way, but I guess that was the point.
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