Review: Off the Record (The Record Series, #1) by K.A. Linde


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Genre: Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Political Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.  

Release Date: March 11, 2014


Liz Dougherty has no idea 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.

Sleek, sexy, and smart, “Off the Record” ventures into a high-stakes campaign and an even higher-stakes affair to answer the question: When politics and love collide, can there ever be a winner?


“Off the Record” was an excellent start to the Record Series by K.A. Linde. I have never read a political romance before, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great and the characters were even better. Brady and Liz were amazing and I really liked their personalities. Their chemistry together was undeniable and I was rooting for them from the start. The secondary characters were good as well, but I didn’t like that the story was somewhat of a love triangle between Brady, Liz, and her friend/editor, Hayden. I liked Hayden well enough and he seemed like a really nice guy, but I was Team Brady all the way. Another aspect I loved about the book was the fact it was told from Liz’s POV, except for the very last chapter which was told from Brady’s POV. I also enjoyed K.A. Linde’s writing style and will be looking forward to reading more novels by this author. Brady and Liz were both very likable and easy to relate to characters and I am so excited to find out the rest of their story. Fingers crossed!


FOUR Record Stars!

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~About the Author~

K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde grew up a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team – which she still coaches. After graduation, she served as campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at UNC Chapel Hill. She is the bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, the Record Series, and Following Me.

An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her boyfriend and two puppies.

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