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"First question," I say. "What are you afraid of?"
"What do you mean? Like spiders? Heights?"
I smile. "No. I mean what are you afraid of with me?"
"I don't know what you're talking about."
I trail my fingers along the smooth skin of her jaw and cup her cheek. "You want me. I know you do. But every time you get too close, you run. So what about me scares you so bad?"
She exhales, and her breath fans over my mouth, teasing me.
"It's not you. Not really."
"It's not you, it's me? That's what you're going with?"
"I should have said it's not completely you. You're intimidating, definitely. But it's more that . . . I don't know what I want."
I use my other arm still around her waist to tug her body tighter against mine. "Liar. If the number of times you've looked at my mouth in the last minute is any indication, you know exactly what you want."
"I can't trust that. Myself. Have you ever woken up one day and realized that you're not who you thought you were? That you have no idea who you really are? Because I have. And it's awful. To not be able to trust your own mind. And I can't think about what I want because I'm too busy trying to find the rug that was pulled out from beneath my feet."
"Sounds to me like you're thinking too much."
"I have to think. Otherwise, how can I--"
"No, you don't, babe. I might not know much, but I know the things that matter, the things you love . . . you don't have to think about that. You just know." Like I know that I'd do whatever it takes to stay on the team. Because it's what I want . . . more than I want to party and have a good time, more than anything.
"Fact is, knowing what you want and knowing who you are . . . those are two separate things. One is complicated. The other isn't. You're trying to take something simple and make it hard, and there's enough hard things in life without you adding more for yourself."
She closes her eyes on a sigh, and her lashes are so long against her pink cheeks. She says, "I don't actually think you need me to help you. You've got a better handle on things than I do."
"Not true. You might think too much, but I don't think enough."
Her gaze meets mine again, and this time she's smiling.
"Maybe we can both learn a thing or two from each other."
"Deal," I say.
"You help me get my life back on track, help me turn things around, and I'll help you figure out what you want."
"And I suppose in your plan, us sleeping together is the first step to figuring out what I want?"
"It's an option."
"Silas . . ."
"When I look at you, I see a girl who has it all together, laced up tight likemistake isn't even a word you know. But I think you're starting to suffocate. I think that's why you got arrested Friday, why you came with me, because you needed to breathe." Her top knots by her neck in a silky bow, and I pull on one of the strings, undoing it. She doesn't stop me.
"Don't you think this will only complicate things?"
"Not if you let simple things stay simple. We don't have to sleep together, not to figure out what you want. I could just touch you. Because Jesus, Dylan, I've never cared less about my problems than when I had my fingers inside you. I think I could forget the whole world if I had my tongue there instead."
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- Publication date : October 28, 2014
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- Print length : 371 pages
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- Language: : English
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If you’d have asked me how I felt about the book anytime up until about the 90% mark, I would have said it was Cora’s best work yet. I love how Cora finds a way to mix sweet and sexy, awkward and endearing and funny and serious together in her writing. And, there is no doubt, All Broke Down is her sexiest work to date. *Fans self* But, more than sexy, All Broke Down was a very real look at college life. And, you know, it made me fall in love with a character I didn’t really like going into the book. It’s in the last 10% of the book that my feelings changed drastically, but I’ll get to that.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Silas in All Lined Up. I thought he was a real jerk and a player and just not someone I could ever have any respect for. But, there was so much more to his character than met the eye and I fell in love with him during All Broke Down. He didn’t have a great past and his family was awful. It’s no wonder he behaved like he did. I loved to see him try to put all that behind him and become a better man once he met Dylan. I’m definitely Team Silas now. That is one swoony and sexy man.
I have to be honest and say it took awhile for Dylan to grow on me. There wasn’t anything particularly off-putting about her, but I just didn’t feel the immediate connection with her that I often do with characters. There’s no denying, however, that Silas felt that immediate connection. The chemistry between them was there from the start and they went with it. As you do when you have nothing to lose. I really did love the two of them together. The sparks between them jumped from the page and I loved how Dylan challenged Silas to be a better man… and how he rose to the challenge.
I was loving life, loving this book and anxious to see how it would all end for Silas and Dylan when I hit the last portion of the book. *****(I will probably get a little spoilery here, so don’t continue on if you don’t want to run the risk of having the plot spoiled.)***** This was when the rug was totally pulled out from under me with a most unwelcome turn of events. And because of when it happened, there just wasn’t enough time to rectify the situation and take me back to the time when I was in love with All Broke Down. Instead of the hearts and flowers and puppies I was expecting from Silas and Dylan, a much-loved character in the book was the victim of a crime. I was angry. My heart felt like it had been ripped out of my chest and, to be perfectly honest, it ruined the book for me. I just can’t separate out the parts I loved from the part I didn’t.
What happened to this character is something that, sadly, happens in real life. I’m not naive. But, in my opinion, it was totally out of place in this book and was completely unnecessary. It didn’t further the plot or help redeem Silas in any way, which was, to me, the overall theme of this book. If anything, I feel it took away from what should have been time spent focused on Silas and Dylan and their relationship. I’m greedy. I like seeing couples I love doing coupley things. That’s not what I got here.
Now, all that said, I have faith that Cora will find a way to pull the story back around and lessen the pain of what happened in this book. I’m really disappointed the next book in the Rusk University series is not this character’s book, though. I hate to have to wait even longer to find out what happens to her.
I’ve seen lots of reviews written by people who absolutely loved this book. I wish I had been one of them. If I was writing my review solely on the first 90% of this book, it would have been a solid five-star rating. I loved so much of it, but I just can’t with that ending.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
I will admit, one of the reasons this one didn’t rate higher for me is that I didn’t really understand why Silas hung out with Levi and participated in the bet in the first book. It just didn’t feel like it worked with the Silas I got to know in this book, and I guess I wanted something there. I really enjoyed the Silas we got in this book. He had a lot of depth, and while I wouldn’t have minded an even deeper look into his background, I was satisfied enough with what we learned about how he grew up. And I felt like it reasonably explained why he was how he was. I will admit that I was not quite as satisfied with how the anger management issues were dealt with…which, wasn’t really at all. Be calmer? How is that sustainable? Did he really deal with his past in the end? Meh. I guess what I liked most about him was how sweet he could be with Dylan. I enjoyed seeing how she awakened another side of himself. I also appreciated how he grew with Williams…at least that was moving in a good direction.
Dylan was an interesting character herself. I thought she was a good foil for Silas, because she had passion, but she was also sweet and more innocent? I appreciated the internal struggle she was going through — wanting to please everyone else, but finally realizing that she was losing herself in the process. I wish I’d been able to see how her relationship with her family played out, but I did enjoy seeing her put herself first.
I LOVED the chemistry between them — from their meet cute in the holding cell to the steamy scenes they shared. I loved seeing Silas care about Dylan, and want and feel more. The only bummer for me was that I didn’t always like how Dylan saw the relationship…I know she was supposed to be convincing herself to downplay her feelings, but I didn’t always feel the feelings first and then the downplay if that makes sense.
I appreciated all the secondary characters in the story as well. It makes me even more intrigued about Brookes, and of course Stella…which is a bit of a bummer since this series seems to have stalled after the next book. So I’m super excited that we get Torres’s book at least, b/c he was freaking hilarious in this story. I also really loved Matt, and would have enjoyed even more from him.
So happy I enjoyed myself more than the first book. These stories have so much potential, and I think part of me is bummed that not all of that potential is met, you know? Still a solid new adult book though.
I actually ended up loving Silas. This book takes place a few months after the first one, I believe. Silas is having some personal/family problems and works it out by getting into a bar fight (in my opinion, the other guy deserved to get hit). That lands him in jail, where he meets Dylan. Dylan finds herself in jail for reasons that are a tad more noble: a protest. I loved how passionate she was! I genuinely liked their romance, and the way they both helped each other.
This book also dealt with family issues, but for both characters this time. The families are at the complete opposite of the wealth spectrum. Dylan’s family is fairly wealthy, while Silas’ definitely is not. Both need to find a way to solve them, as it is keeping them down.
I thought this was a really fun read. I enjoyed the characters and their romance. Near the end of the novel, something terrible happens to a side character. I really like how they dealt with the perpetrator -how they shunned him until something was done. I was intrigued how that side character would be in the next book -she is also a side character in the next one.