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Off the Record Audiobook

Off the Record: The Record, Book 1

When Liz Dougherty’s first reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper finds her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Senator Brady Maxwell may look the part with his devastating good looks and impeccable style, but his politics rub Liz the wrong way, and she’s not going to let him off easy. Liz’s hardball question catches Brady off guard and shows her editor, Hayden Lane, that she’s headed places as journalist. But to Liz’s surprise, she’s also headed for a secret, high-stakes romance with Brady Maxwell.
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Publisher's Summary

It all started with a question.…

When Liz Dougherty’s first reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper finds her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. Senator Brady Maxwell may look the part with his devastating good looks and impeccable style, but his politics rub Liz the wrong way, and she’s not going to let him off easy.

Liz’s hardball question catches Brady off guard and shows her editor, Hayden Lane, that she’s headed places as journalist. But to Liz’s surprise, she’s also headed for a secret, high-stakes romance with Brady Maxwell that could destroy the careers they each hold dear.

Unsatisfied with sneaking around and realizing things with Hayden might not be strictly platonic, Liz faces a difficult decision: Should she take things with Brady to the next level or call the whole thing off? They soon discover that in love, unlike politics, there’s rarely a clear winner.

©2014 K. A. Linde (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Candyce 03-13-14
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    "I absolutely loved it!"
    What did you love best about Off the Record?

    I really enjoyed that it kept me guessing iOS thought the main character was going to do one thing and he would do something totally different and the ending was a huge surprise!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Off the Record?

    Many memories to just pick one I can tell you that I could not put the book down I didn't sleep at all I listen to offer the night I'm tired as can be but it was totally worth it. The lessons are great not too graphic not too many not too little it was an all-around fabulous read I'm really excited for the next installment to come out.


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    She is a fabulous narrator she can do the males voice is the female voices and doesn't have a problem switching back-and-forth she's a flawless narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the last two minutes of the book is what hit me the most.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone likes romance should get this book, the price is fabulous you don't even have to use a credit and it's definitely worth the listen! I will definitely read/listen to this again and keep my eyes open for the next installment to come out!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrieane 03-27-14
    Lorrieane 03-27-14

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A endng would have been great!


    What was most disappointing about K. A. Linde’s story?

    The end of the story to be continued, yikes, not worth the money.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Ross’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Would have never bought this book , don't waste your time!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-13-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-13-14

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    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 cozening 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.

    I really enjoyed this story. It was packed with Heat and sneaky sex that kept the excitement up. Natalie Ross is one of my favorite narrators and she bought all the characters to life beautifully. :)

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 04-28-14
    Lia Sutton, Australia 04-28-14 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "4.5 Stars for the Senator and Liz!"

    Being an Aussie I don't know much about American politics but I loved the West Wing TV series and reading about Brady the politician in this book reminded me of that and kept me interested.

    Liz is a beautiful, career driven, very smart and opinionated journalism student who stumps Brady with a questions at a press conference.

    Brandy is as young hot as hell State Senator, good looking, confident, tall dark, handsome, dominant, who always appears calm and in control - until he meets Liz and this is where their story begins.

    Brady seeks Liz out after the press conference and offers her his number to call him. She doesn't but after a second meeting she relents and is swept away by this beautiful man. He sets all the rules about how this is going to play out and Liz agree - which is totally out of character for the rational and conservative girl she normally is.( Seriously I don't know whose brain wouldn't go to mush if Brady propositioned them).

    Their secret meetings for hot casual sex turn into a secret summer romance and they both realise they want more from this seemingly impossible relationship. Liz is conflicted so many times and I felt her hurt, pain and joy each step of the way. She wanted more than he could give and was prepared to let him go each time she thought that's what he was going to do. Brady wanted it all and and couldn't let her go despite seeing how much it was hurting Liz. Like I said IMPOSSIBLE!!!

    I liked the support characters in Hayden, Victoria , Chris and Clay, but Heather, Elliott and Calleigh not so much. I suspect that Hayden may play a bigger role in the next book and Calleigh is a snake in the grass but who knows.

    This book doesn't end on a cliff hanger but nothing is clear or resolved and leaves you with more questions than answers regarding their relationship and where it will go.

    I am really looking forward to reading the next book and hope that Liz and Brady get to spend more quality time together, get to know each other better and have more than just a few stolen moments as was the case here.

    I loved this book but, if you are looking for warm and fuzzy hearts and flowers read this isn't what you are going to get.

    Natalie Ross was outstanding with the delivery of thre story

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    She lives too much in her head!!!!!
    It gets very boring, very slow and repetitive.
    I hate to let things unfinished so, I HAD to buy the second book but, I am done with this author...

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    I love how they fall in love and try to fight for their relationship but can not shake the obstacles in both their lives!

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    Avid Reader Girl CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI, United States 06-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    I was really pulled into this story and enjoyed it. book 2 wasn't as great but overall I would still invest in this series again.

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    Jessica Counts 05-20-15 Member Since 2013

    A mother, wife, sister and good friend who enjoys the simple things in life. Country music is my preference and the beach is my escape (other then my books). LOL!

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    DK 05-17-15 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    What did you like best about this story?



    The man is running for the nomination for the US House of Representatives in North Carolina. He is handsome, charismatic & sexy.

    She is a college student working for the local paper the college paper. She is sent to cover the race. From the start, when they see each other, there are sparks and fireworks.

    He says they cannot be seen together because it will jeopardize his chances as she is considerably younger than him. She becomes his booty call wherever he, whenever he calls.

    I was rather annoyed at first - that she allowed herself to become the doormat. Once I accepted it the book was sexy, edgy and engaging.

    Something happens near the end that resets and changes everything. I cannot wait to start book number two.

    I enjoyed the narrator with the exception that all of her male characters sounded the same.

    Note: This is for the 18+ crowd for language and mature themes

    Credit worthy: I say yes.

    If you found my review helpful please select yes directly beneath this text. Thank you.


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    PaigeTurner 05-07-15
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    If you could sum up Off the Record in three words, what would they be?

    Love this book, the tension between the characters is awesome! Very steamy scenes with plenty of plot twists to keep you on your toes!


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