Book Review Tour: Broken Record by K.A. Linde

Nadene November 26, 2019 2019 New Release Challenge, Reviews 14 Comments

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Book Review Tour: Broken Record by K.A. LindeTitle: Broken Record
Author: K.A. Linde
Published by K.A. Linde Inc. on November 26, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
Format: ARC, eBook
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Rating: three-half-stars
Heat Level: three-flames

A new angsty second chance stand alone in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's steamy Record series.
Savannah Maxwell’s life is perfect.
She landed her dream job, is moving to D.C. after graduation, and finally has plans to live with her long-term boyfriend, Easton. Everything is exactly how it should be.
Until the boy next door walks back into her life.
Now, Lucas Atwood is offering her everything she’s ever wanted.
The life she only dreamed of.
How can she choose between the easy love that she thinks she deserves and a second chance with the boy who broke her heart?
Including, a never before seen bonus epilogue!

Broken Record by K A Linde is the fifth book in the Record series. I had no clue it was a part of a series until I received an advanced copy for review. Fortunately, it can be read as a standalone.
Characters from the previous installment made an appearance, but their roles were not integral to the plot. However, they provided some relief from the actions of the main characters, which I found annoying and immature.
Savanah (daughter of a senator and up-and-coming journalist), Lucas (Rookie basketball player) and Easton (tennis coach and an up-and-coming politician) are the focus of this story. Savanah and Lucas have been friends from birth, but romantic feelings have the potential to derail years of close friendship. Fear of losing her best friend led her into the arms of Easton, whom she has been with for three years. However, can a three-year relationship trumps years of love and friendship?
All three characters made me want to shake some sense in them. Savannah was the worst of them all. She clearly does not know what she wants. Lying to herself and toying with both men’s emotions.
Easton knew that Savannah’s feelings for him could not compare to what she felt for Lucas, but he would accept the breadcrumbs she offered. Wow! That is so messed up. He would do just about anything to keep her in his life.
I thought Lucas could do so much better than Savannah, but I guess the heart wants what it wants.
There was no chemistry between Savannah and Easton, and it was lacking for her and Lucas. I had a hard time accepting any of them as a couple. Therefore, I could not find it in myself to root for any of them being together.
As with all love triangles, someone will no doubt get hurt, and this was no different.  This was a story filled with lots of misunderstandings, anger, denial and guilt. The one thing missing was communication, which never appeared until near the end. All the pain could have been avoided if only they had communicated. Their lack of communication drove the story.
Conclusion/Recommendation
It may not have been my favourite by the author, but

I enjoyed this story for what it was, an angsty, love triangle romance. If you are a fan of love triangles and angst, then you may like this story.

 

 

 

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About K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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