off the record

Book Review: Off the Record by K.A. Linde

TITLE: OFF THE RECORD
AUTHOR: K.A. LINDE
Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life.
Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.
But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.
K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers.
Brady Maxwell! BRADY MAXWELL!!! Holy crap! I have never wanted to throw my hat into the political ring but if Maxwell is on the ballot sign me up! In true Linde fashion I am torn between two men, questioning my beliefs, and holding on for dear life. I will deem little Ms. Linde “The Queen of Cliffhangers”. I will go as far as to say she is probably laughing at us all! *insert evil villainous laugh here*

“I’m giving you what I can give you, and I’m telling you in advance that you might get hurt. But it’s worth it to take the risk. I can damn well promise you that it’s worth it.”

Who can resist a beautiful man packaged in tailored made suit? Ummm not me! Brady Maxwell oozes sex, power, and demands attention. What more could a girl want? Liz is a smart cookie. Young, green, and ready to hit the pavement running. Stopped in her reporter tracks, she is charmed with one look and both lives are forever changed. 

“Secrets were going to be her downfall. Her secrets now had secrets. “

Can one live a life dripping in secrets? Secrets covering secrets? Truth is lost in the middle of a lust covered affair. Both Liz and Maxwell crave one another, every spare moment drawn together via an invisible bond. Liz is torn between her very public life as a reporter and private desire for Maxwell. 

“So…that’s it then? You’re choosing the campaign.”
“It’s never been a choice. I’m stubborn. I want both.”

What would you do? We are told not to play with fire because in the end we will burn, however the mesmerizing beauty of the flame and the warning sensation draw you in. Brady Maxwell’s fire is just as powerful, and Liz has a front row seat for the action. The stakes are high for both. Will love win the majority vote? 

If I was voting, K.A Linde would be high on my top authors list. Off the Record adds to K.A Linde already impressive book list. After the Avoiding series, Off the Record has taken love triangle to a whole new level. Its one thing to compete with another person but when you find the tip of triangle is occupied by political madness, “love triangle” takes on a whole new meaning. One click Off the Record for what you know K.A. Linde can offer and stay for Maxwell’s fire, charm, million dollar smile. 

K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.

She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.

BOOK LAUNCH: Off the Record by K.A. Linde (excerpt and giveaway)

Title: Off the Record
Author: K.A. Linde
Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life.
Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.
But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.
K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers.

Before she had a chance to retort, Brady slammed her backward into the doorframe, her body colliding with the hard wooden door. She heard a dull thud echo around the room and wondered if the sound was as loud on the outside. Would people know what they were doing in the dark hotel room? Did she care?

She stared from under thick, black lashes at the man before her, seized with her growing desire. His hands came down hard and fast on either side of her head, rapping against the wood. She felt the vibrations ring in her ears, and her heart sped up double time. She stared up at him, trapped in his deep chocolaty eyes, lost to the world she lived in. His eyes consumed her, devoured her, absorbed her—and she was fully clothed.

Fuck! She wanted him. She wanted him badly enough that she all but begged him to continue. She could feel the heat radiating off of their bodies, the electrifying atmosphere, and the ever-present tension from the minimal space between them. He was so close, so damn close. His lips were hovering only inches above her, tempting her, teasing her. She swallowed hard, her chest heaving with the exertion it took to not throw herself at him.

“Brady,” she groaned as his hand moved from the doorframe to trail gingerly across her cheek, flutter down the curve of her neck, brush against her exposed collarbone, and continue to her breast and waist. She thought she might combust.

“No talking,” he growled, circling his arm around her waist and pulling her hips away from the wall. Her feet slid forward against the carpeted floor as he pushed himself against her, his lower half covering her body. Her breath caught at the feel of him through his suit pants. Damn!

Liz tried to hold her focus, but she was having trouble thinking about anything but what he was pressing up against her. She was burning with desire and any thought of stopping had flown out the window when she had been thrown up against the door. Not that she had ever given any real thought to it to begin with.

Brady leaned forward, pressing against her harder, and kissed the same trail he had made with his hand. She whimpered trying to keep from squirming at his slow

K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.
She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.