All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack\
First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….
With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).
So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.
Item #1? Hook up with a jock.
Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.
Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.
Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by William Morrow & Company
The bucket list that started it all . . .
Nell is the quirky focused college girl who doesn't have much experiences in LIFE, so in order to change that she created her own bucket list.
Mateo is the jock that everyone wants their hands on, but nobody ever stood out to him except and until Nell came along.
With Nell wanting to experiences a lot of FIRSTS, Mateo is determine to make sure that all of her FIRSTS goes right, including her most intimate ones.
During the time they share together . . . there's just might be something that either one of them expected.
Falling in Love . . .
I give this 4.5 Cat's Tail Up! Cora's writing is impeccable! I really can't believe that I'd never pick up her book until now. A Bucket list that started it all.
MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW
First off the writing is unbelievable! Cora writes as if she's is the age her characters are, Nell and Mateo are two polar opposite. Girl genius vs Jock.
Now myself as a reader/blogger I am too an college student but I never lived in dorms and I never went to colleges parties because yeah it's not my scene at all. Nell is sort of the same way but then she goes making a list of things to do before she graduates. To add some life experiences, that's where Mateo comes along . . . Sort of but he did come with a warning.
Mateo is very athletic and I don't think when I read the book, there was a mention to what college degree he was studying. So is he smart? Geeky? Which I don't see. Or average? I don't know! But he certainly knows a lot about doing Firsts.
Having your first drink
Having your first time
Having your first keg stand
Let's just say a lot of firsts . . . Especially for Nell.
Nell and Mateo don't really know what's to expect between each other and with Mateo pushing all the buttons Nell has and helping her with her bucket list you wonder what else will get added on.
All Played Out has all of that opposite attracts chemistry, even more so Mateo who's a jock actually like girls like Nell. With this "relationship" moving so fast, is the fire going to burn out?
Between finding out about how sexy a library can be, skinny dippy, and Nell having her first time that there could be something real between Mateo and Nell but sometimes their differences in life can ruin that. When Mateo finds out about Nell's graduating, he realizes that he may only have a short time with her and when he started putting his own health at risks Nell doesn't think she could be with someone who is only thinking about sport as a logical career.
Maybe somethings aren't meant to last . . .
Nell took the risk of creating a bucket list, but she really didn't think that
A. She would fall In love.
B. Get her heartbroken.
C. Wants it all back again.
The ending of this book was bittersweet, both Nell and Mateo want it all back! These two I think deserve to be getting engaged in the future, having their own place together, and having a lot more firsts.