New Blog: Best Books of 2014

Over at All About Romance we all picked our favorite books of 2014.

There were a lot of books this year that I really enjoyed but for my favorite book of 2014 I chose All Broke Down (review here) by Cora Carmack. The reason i think this won out over some of the other books I read, which were great as well, is that I think it deserves some recognition for being a stand-out options among the many New Adult novels.

Read the rest here.

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New Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

My review of All Broke Down, a New Adult novel by Cora Carmack, is up at All About Romance today.

As much as I enjoyed Cora Carmack’s first three books, I was totally avoiding the Rusk University series. First of all, New Adult is a very hit or miss genre for me. I like Carmack’s books but any others that I have read don’t do it for me. They tend to employ the same storylines and devices over and over. Bad boy meets nice girl, gives her a nickname, there’s random fighting, usually over jealousy, maybe sexual abuse, bad boy is a player but falls in love with the girl. However, Carmack manages to avoid some of these and craft a story entertaining enough that I wasn’t rolling my eyes at the few she used…

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