Off the Record (Record, #1) by K.A. Linde

Off the Record (Record, #1)

Liz Dougherty has no idea that 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 s...

Details Off the Record (Record, #1)

TitleOff the Record (Record, #1)
Release DateMar 11th, 2014
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Off the Record (Record, #1)

  • Christy
    5 I ♥ Brady Maxwell stars! Is there anything better than a smart and sexy forbidden romance? How about one with fantastic writing, the perfect amount of angst and a leading man thats to die for? Off the Record had it all! It was the perfect package. Liz Dougherty is on her first big assignment as a reporter for her college paper. With her editor Hayden, she is covering the Senator Brady Maxwell III’s press conference. Liz is not afraid to spe...
  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    ★★★★★! Off The Record, book 1 of 3. Prodigal son running for Congress wants clandestine affair with student reporter who is ill-equipped to resist him “Maybe it was because he was completely unattainable. Maybe it was because there was no way this could go anywhere at all. Maybe it was just because she wanted him.” Books in The Record Series should be read in order:Book 1: Off The RecordBook 2: On The RecordBook 3: For The Recor...
  • Candace
    I've been working my way through some of the books that I've had sitting on my shelves for a long time. 'Off the Record' was one of those books that had been hanging out on my Audible shelf for a while. I'd heard great things about it, but always seemed to have another "priority" book to read. Finally, I decided to give it a try and it ended up being a good choice.The story is centered on the secret romance between a twenty year-old college repor...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    2.5 “COULD’VE BEEN BETTER” STARSJerk + Love Triangle + Angst = Typical K.A. Linde Jerk + Love Triangle + Angst + Politics = Off the RecordFor the most part I liked it. It peaked my curiosity to see how KA Linde would write a forbidden romance set against a political background and I have to say there, she nailed this part. I did feel the illicit thrill of two people who have different ideals starting up a clandestine affair. The politics we...
  • Debra
    ★★★★ 4 stars!Off the Record was a refreshing, fast-paced, sexy story that I really enjoyed reading. Once I started it, I could not put it down and I was anxious to find out how the storyline would develop. The fascinating political aspects of the story and the many deliciously forbidden encounters made the story all the more fun to read!When young college reporter Liz Dougherty asks one question at State Senator Brady Maxwell III at her f...
  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    4 'Sex, Secrets & Scandals' Stars OFF THE RECORD is book 1 in a new NA romance series about a sexy yet forbidden political romance best left off the record. In politics, image is everything. And a romance with a political reporter, especially one who is clearly not in your camp, could wreck the upcoming election. But when lust and desire turns into more, the election is no longer the only thing at risk. Brady sighed. "This is almost whatever you...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5BRADY MAXWELL Stars "She wasn't willing to give up her dreams any more than he was willing to give up the campaign." K.A. Linde did a fantastic job of bringing the secret love story of college journalist Elizabeth Dougherty and the hot young State Senator, Brady Maxwell to the world. I honestly loved this story, the execution, the details and the added characters. I’m putting Maxwell signs on my front lawn level of excitement for more in thi...
  • Beverly
    5 You got MY vote Brady StarsLiz Dougherty is at the end of her Sophomore year, she is happy with where her life is going: she is on the student paper, enrolled in career promising courses for the summer, and has great friends. In her mind everything is on track, until one questions change everything. If there is one thing State Senator Brady Jefferson Maxwell III knows, its how to follow the rules. Son of a Senator, he was bred to be in politics...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    4 "I Vote For Brady Maxwell Stars!!!"(ARC Provided by Montlake Romance via Netgalley) day last week, I decided to put in a request for an ARC of "Off The Record" on Netgalley.I knew there was no way in hell I was going to get approved as I often get DENIED!!Then I'm sitting in my cubicle at work and I go on and low and behold, I see this book sitting on my approved Dashboard!I nearly screamed!!Oh happy day for me!!Yes and maybe I did a li...
  • Duchess Nicole
    Wow, I didn't expect to love this book so much. I may have to break down and read this author's other books now.What initially started as a sort of opposites attract, reporter/politician romance turned out to be a very well put together tale of forbidden love. Brady is extremely single-minded and focused on his career, but his fascination with Liz is nothing short of a beautiful trainwreck. Full review to be posted in the February 2014 issue of I...
  • Michelle
    ARC received from the publisher via NetGallery.Off the Record is the story of forbidden love, politics and secrets. Liz has wanted one thing her entire life, to be a reporter. She’s never wavered on her goals, she’s never risked anything that could tear her dream from her grasp. But that was before she met Brady, the Senator – the man who is running for Congress. Brady has been groomed to be the perfect politician. He’s not settling for b...
  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Four Brady-licious Stars! What a refreshing spin on contemporary romance! I was a bit unsure going into this book how the political aspect of it would play out and I was pleasantly surprised it was seriously one of the highlights for me!Liz Dougherty is a sophomore journalism major, working on the school newspaper. When she gets her first chance of attending a press conference, she's armed and ready with questions she knows will disa...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Liv is a reporter for a college newspaper and she's all about the facts. There's no room for any gray in her life, only black and white. That's a pretty strong stand for someone who has just completed her second year of college but she's wanted to be a reporter all her life. When she's given the opportunity to question Brady, she lets him have no holds barred. Little does she know he doesn't hold back from what he wants either. Brady's always wan...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    4.5 Vote for Maxwell Stars!After meeting K.A. Linde at a book event last month with Juanita (who told me I just had to read this series!), Linde told us that she worked on President Obama's 2012 campaign and my reaction was I NEED THIS BOOK LIKE NOW! There's nothing like an author writing from experience! I really liked this story! I think I loved it actually. Maybe cause I'm a sucker for political reads (ahem American Queen). I wasn't sure going...
  • ☆ Sammy ☆彡
    3.5 Strictly Off the Record StarsLiz Dougherty is working her first major assignment as a reporter for her university's newspaper. With her editor and boss Hayden at her side, Liz's job is to cover Senator Brady Maxwell III's press conference. Liz is a very driven to become a successful reporter so she hopes that the press conference will be her to chance to prove herself as a serious journalist. Liz disagrees with many of Brady's political stand...
  • S.M. West
    4.5 VOTE FOR BRADY STARSI really enjoyed this political romance that had secrets, forbidden love, angst and a whole lot of sexual tension...yes, there was more to the story than that! But like I said, that's what I enjoyed! Liz Dougherty is a journalism student working at the North Carolina college newspaper covering the political beat. It begins with her attending a press conference of the State Senator. State Senator Brady Maxwell III has pres...
  • Sarah
    3.5 'OMG this book drove me bloody nuts! please excuse me whilst I rant' stars.Ok so I seriously don't know how to review this book. If I base a book on whether it gripped me and entertained me and made me want to keep turning the pages then this would be a 4.5 star book. HOWEVER..... I have never in all my life read a book where the heroine drove me so completely and utterly fecking insane and the hero, well I started out loving him, but by the ...
  • Geri Reads
    3.5 stars!This is my first K.A. Linde. Yes, you read that right. And definitely not my last. The StoryOff the Record is a story about Liz Dougherty, a college reporter who's embroiled in a love forbidden love affair with State Senator Brady Maxwell. He's running for Congress and she's a reporter whose politics doesn't match his own and she's still a student. Simply put she's not the kind of girl that an aspiring congressman should be involved wit...
  • Claire Contreras
    I'll come back to say something about it.
  • Natalie The Biblioholic
    I was going through Scandal withdrawal and a friend of mine recommended this series. I expected some Olitz-type happenings. Not quite what I got but the story was interesting nonetheless. Add one part politician, one part college co-ed, and a dash of a secret love affair and that's what this book is about. I think I was looking for more suspense, but the only anticipation I felt was wondering when they would get caught. They were pretty ridiculou...
  • Kayla at MyBookMuse
    *ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*Sigh. It hurts to write this and after reading other reviews I might be in the minority but Off the Record left me underwhelmed. Liz Dougherty, a journalist major at UNC, gets her first stab at reporting when she attends the political press conference of state Senator Brady Maxwell. There with her editor-in-chief and current crush, Hayden, Liz is determined to finally prove her worth as ...
  • Bridget
    No one does forbidden romance better!K.A. Linde owns this genre. The illicit pull that her characters have toward one and other is searing hot. The reasons why they keep their distance, initially, are believable and solid. Could the public accept their relationship, or would it damage their careers and aspirations that have defined them as individuals? I fell in love with Liz and Brady’s chemistry and was really pulling for them to find a way t...
  • Tara | Slow Readers Blog
    I have been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. I remember reading the first chapter in the back of one of the Avoiding series books and being hooked instantly. Time went by faster than I expected but then once the cover was revealed it slowed to a crawl. It was like the last month of pregnancy. If you've had a baby, you know what I'm talking about. That last month never ends. Seeing the cover was like seeing a sonogram picture and...
  • Lori ~Lover of Books~
    5 Off the Charts Amazing Stars Off the Record is the first installment in the Record Trilogy by K.A. Linde. I was really excited about this book. It didn't disappoint! I don't know how K.A. Linde does it, but I can never put her books down once I start them. Since the book will not be released until March 2014, I am going to try to keep this completely spoiler free and stick to the basic information that you can read in the description. After it...
  • Paula
    Forbidden love story between a politician and a college reporter written by K.A. Linde – it was a no brainer had to read it! And who knew a Senator could be so sexy. Brady Maxwell is delicious!Liz Dougherty dreams of being a big-time reporter one day. She is an upcoming junior at UNC, works at the newspaper, and finally getting her first shot at being a reporter while at a political press conference for NC’s state Senator Brady Maxwell. She...
  • Sophie **2 Greek Girls Reading**
    Definitely my favorite K.A. Linde book so far!! 😍I can't wait to read more about Senator Maxwell! ❤ Although there were moments I wanted to slap some sense into them, especially to the heroine that wasn't clear to the people around her. But I understand how she felt, so I'm giving to her the benefit of the doubt and can't wait to how this series is going to continue & delve deeper into the story!
  • Tough Critic Book Reviews
    Double layered Moon Pies…who knew.All I really know about politics is that, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," and elephants. That being said, my interests weren't all that interested in reading Off the Record. It's exactly like Moon Pies. I've known about MPs since I was a kid, but nothing about them sounded appetizing. Graham crackers….they're okay. Chocolate….generic. Mallows….could totally live without. Well, a year ag...
  • KathyAnne
    I just could not wrap my head around the idea that this relationship was supposedly forbidden??? He is a young, twenty something, SINGLE guy running for the state Senate. She is a SINGLE gal who is at the tail end of her college career and she works for her college campus newspaper. They aren't famous... they aren't married... so what is the problem?? Honestly, there really was not a good reason that they could not openly be together except that ...
  • Harriet ~ bookworm
    2.5/3 StarsI guess you're thinking why such a low rating? Well Brady the hero I didn't find him swoony or romantic, I found him to just be annoying and selfish. I just didn't find the connection between him and Liz. Liz although a nice heroine just became a door mat, if Brady asked her to jump she would say how high (I hate that expression but for this it's perfect.) So yes this had a love triangle.. (Yay) I just love to torture myself with them,...
  • Taryn
    I'm going to make this short and sweet..."Are you going to kiss me?" she murmured. "Senseless."In true Linde fashion, she knows how to hook, line, and sinker the reader nearing the end. The last 35% had me on the edge and where it drew the most emotion. It was the best for me and I couldn't put it down at that point! For once I am thankful I waited to read a book since the second one comes out in the next few days. I don’t consider the ending t...