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

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 2019 New Release Challenge, Reviews / 14 Comments

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.
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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14 responses to “Book Review Tour: Broken Record by K.A. Linde

  1. Debbie Haupt

    I think a 3.5 was generous considering all the problems there were. i personally hate love triangles that seem to dump on hopeless romantic characters. Thanks Nadene

  2. Great review. I’m afraid that I’ve had my fair share of love triangle books and I’m all triangled out so I doubt it would be for me, but glad you enjoyed it even if you like her other books more.

  3. I’m not a huge fan of triangles. I always find them poorly handled. Not sure I would really like Savannah either.

  4. Robin Taylor

    Great review. I applaud you for getting through this story, especially when the characters don’t seem suited for one another. However I avoid love triangle stories.