Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 161 ~ All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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All Played Out
(Rusk University #3)
Cora Carmack  

First - The Blurb:

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.

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Second - The Tease:

"You're killing me, Nell."
In response, I swirl my tongue around his thumb again, and he groans. His hot breath sends a shiver down my spine. "Do you know how bad I want you? Do you have any idea?"
He drags his thumb from my mouth and moves to press his forehead against mine. Seconds later, the lower half of his body leans into mine, too.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, so there's no surprise that I also enjoyed reading the third.

Nell is a bit awkward when it comes to socializing, largely, because she has spent much of her life studying and focusing on her future career. Suddenly realizing that she is about to graduate without having truly experienced life at university, she creates a Nell's-To-Do-List, and then slowly begins to work her way through it. Needless to say, her list takes her completely out of her comfort zone.

Mateo (Torres) is a college jock who divides his time between playing football, joking around with his mates and seducing women. Having been hurt once, he likes to keep things simple, that is, until he meets Nell. Attracted by her innocence (among other things), Mateo takes it upon himself to guide Nell through her list.

At first, Nell  tries to resist his unsolicited assistance, but eventually, Mateo's determination wins out.

As various stages of the list are completed, the attraction between them grows, and as expected (by me) develops into something much more than casual friendship.

A light story well worth the read.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. I love that teaser! This book was such a fun read! I loved how awkward Nell was, and how Torres had to chase her!

  2. Oh a list book- I so have to read this! Great teaser!

    My Teaser

  3. I worry how he'll take it when he finds out he's on her wish list. Sounds complicated and sexy and fun.

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/10/13/teaser-tuesdays-132-space-cowboys-indians/

  4. Well that was steamy and makes me really want to read the book!!

  5. That is a great swoon! I am really looking forward to reading this story but I think this is the book I am most looking forward to.

    1. ugh I meant to say teaser lol but it is very swoony