September 15, 2014

REVIEW: On The Record (Record #2) by K.A. Linde


For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...

The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.

If you haven't read Off The Record yet, please feel free to check out my review HERE.

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I'm the type of reader who defines my love for a book by the emotions it makes me feel. If the characters make me frustrated to the point of shaking, or there's enough angst that I can't seem to read the pages fast enough, then I know that the author has done his or her job. K.A. Linde never lets me down on this front. This second installment of her Record Series was a fantastic continuation of Liz Dougherty and Brady Maxwell's story.

The book picks up several months after Liz made a huge sacrifice in regards to her relationship with Brady. She seems to have moved on from that summer, but thoughts of Brady always occupy the back of her mind. She has opportunities coming at her from all over the place and a blossoming relationship. Her life is about as good as it's going to get, however I kept getting the impression that, that mentality wouldn't stick for long. Liz seemed to be missing a piece of herself without Brady. Despite the fact that she was moving on with her life, the loss of her true love had a paralyzing effect on her personal choices.

On the surface Liz's behavior could have been interpreted as selfish. Dating someone new while still being in love with Brady for example. She wasn't capable of fully giving herself to someone new, with that looming over her, however she put as much of herself into it as she could. Isn't that what humans do after lost love? They do what they can to pick up the pieces of themselves and move on. I related to Liz in so many ways. All the feelings she was going through and even the mistakes that she made. It really tugged at my heartstrings. Brady wasn't present as often in this book as he was in Off The Record. You feel his absence in Liz's life however. I honestly felt like a broken-hearted girl obsessing over her ex and wondering what the hell Brady was thinking and feeling. Had he moved on from Liz? Oh God how could he possibly move on? It was scary relatable for me!

On The Record is emotional, its angsty, sexy, and a definite page turner! You will find that your perspectives on characters will drastically change as the story progresses. K.A. Linde has a talent for that. If you're a lover of stories that place a grey area in your black and white moral codes for relationships, you will honestly love her books!

For The Record (Record #3) is set to be published this November and you can bet your ass that it'll be on my pre-order list!

About the Author:
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series, Off the Record, and Following Me. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into awkward, usually life-threatening scenarios.

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper. When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling, bargain shopping, playing with her puppies, and still reading anything she can get her hands on.

She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.

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