For the Record by K.A. Linde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
With Congressman Brady Maxwell up for reelection and journalist Liz Dougherty about to graduate into a promising career, the ambitious couple’s future is brighter than ever. They share a passion for their work…and for each other. But when Brady holds a press conference to officially introduce Liz as his girlfriend, reporters hungry for a scandal bombard her. Now, her every move is under a vicious magnifying glass, and her life feels like it’s falling apart.
On the road to reelection, the passionate bond between the congressman and the journalist gets tested at every stop. Threatened by shameless media sensationalism and jealous exes, Brady and Liz now have to learn to trust each other despite what they read in the papers.
In the finale to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s sexy Recordtrilogy, Liz and Brady may be setting off fireworks along the campaign trail, but can their love transcend politics as usual?
My fingers are stuck…
Sometime reviews are hard, but at the same time the whole concept is pretty damn easy. You type how you feel about a book. Simple, right? Wrong. This is one of those time where I'm a little stuck.
I enjoyed this series. Truly. Off the Record left me begging for more, but I would be remiss in saying that I loved the final installment or that it ended as strong as it started. For the Record moved a little too slowly for me. Throughout the story, I thought something was building, subtle hints of drama to come, the big drama climax, but the issues all seemed to just wrap up. Nothing really exploded or came to head; it was a little anticlimactic.
I did love the conclusion, the epilogue and how the entire series wrapped up, but the plot in this particular installment just left me a bit wanting.
Overall, there is something that I truly loved about this series, something that makes me insanely glad that I had the pleasure of reading it. The politics. Wait….what? I don't really do politics, but K.A. Linde commanded this subject and she did it in a way that was fascinating and entertaining. It was great to read something so different for a change and something that the author is obviously very knowledgable about. It was great to step out and find something completely outside of the box. It brought a realism to the story and enhanced the romance. It made me glad I read it.
This particular book may not have been "the one" for me, but K.A. Linde is a helluva writer and I can't wait to see what she tackles next.
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The Record Series reading order:
Off the Record (The Record #1)
On the Record (The Record, #2)
For the Record (The Record, #3)