On the Record by KA Linde
Record Series #2
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased Paperback
Rating: 4 Bookworms
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.
On the Record didn't trip my trigger quite as well as Off the Record did, but it was still a great read. Why, you ask? I'll tell you. It's mostly to do with the lack of Brady. I compared this to Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, where I did something I'd never done before...I went to the end of the book and skimmed to make sure Edward returned. :) Since all the books in the Record series had already been released, I knew I'd see Brady again. But I felt his absence acutely. ;)
Liz made me want to shake her in this installment. Her decisions weren't the right ones, and deep down she knew it. I felt she was acting somewhat immaturely but upon reflecting, I remembered that she is only 21. So I cut her some slack and took into consideration that she did have growing to do.
Hayden...there was always something about him that didn't sit well with me. He's too slick or something. And Liz was always saying he's perfect and well, no one is that perfect. So while I wasn't surprised when his facade cracked, I did NOT expect what happened to happen.
Brady's absence was glaring for me. The few early appearances he made and his interactions with Liz, reinforced my belief in him being the one for her. And when he reappeared for good, he solidified that belief, and made me swoon - A LOT.
So overall, On the Record isn't my favorite in the series. But it has it's place. Liz needed to go through all she did in order to grow, mature, and come out of her experiences a stronger, more confident young woman. On to the final installment, For the Record. :)