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. (Goodreads)
I really liked this book. I was in the mood for a good New Adult novel, and All Lined Up did not disappoint! This is the kind of book that you would read to take your mind off of things for a while. It is very easy to lose yourself in this world that Cora has created. It is extremely entertaining and I was never bored with the story. The things Dallas and Carson get into are just so fun that you wish you could take Dallas’ place. This book is also really emotional, for me anyway. Dallas’ story is so heartfelt and you can practically feel her struggle when you read this book. I just wanted to reach through the book and hug her half the time and Carson is so sweet and protective that you can't help but fall in love with him. The story is also very relatable; the things Dallas and Carson go through are things you can easily see yourself having to deal with. This book also has a really inspiring message about it too. It is also about getting over past hurt and letting yourself love again in spite of your past. I think romance novels are amazing, but even more so if they leave you with a little something to think about. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that will make you forget your surroundings for a while and for anyone who just wants to get their hands on a great New Adult novel. Five out of five stars!