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!
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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.
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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I do love my love triangles 🙂 Great review!
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At least you enjoyed it even if it wasn’t your favorite.
Good to know that this works as a stand alone. I am not a big fan of love triangles though. Great review!
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
I see this author all over but I haven’t read her yet.
Great review. Savannah sounds a bit hard to read for me unfortunately. I also don’t enjoy couples that don’t seem to have a connection. Thanks for sharing your review!
I was done at angsty triangle, not my jam
I always love with past characters make an appearance!
Not sure it would be my fave either but I hope your nex from the author will be even more than that
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.
I’m not a huge fan of triangles. I always find them poorly handled. Not sure I would really like Savannah either.
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.
I’m not a big fan of love triangles so I might give this one a skip.
Great review. I am not generally a fan of love trials.