Rating: 4/5 stars
Publication Date: March 11 2014
Liz Dougherty has no idea 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 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 cozying 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.
Sleek, sexy, and smart, Off the Record ventures into a high-stakes campaign and an even higher-stakes affair to answer the question: When politics and love collide, can there ever be a winner?
I don't really want to write a review for the book. I want to rad On the record, the second book in the trilogy.
Two things tainted the reading experience for me. One was the triangle-ish situation, Liz found herself in. I don't see where the whole Hayden story is going or what purpose, but you should know that I am rooting for Brady so don't take me too seriously when it comes to Hayden (I love his name by the way). Since I Hayden could be Liz's best friend and someone who is there for her and help her seething clearer. But I don't see them (nor I want to) getting romantically involved.
Liz is changing a lot in the book. The change is happening slowly and it's hard to notice it. Most of the time I liked her. It was easy to see things from her point of view.
Brady is a whole other story. I don't know what to make out of him. Liz might be spending her whole summer with him, but I can't say that I know him, not 100%. He is more than a political whose only goal is to win the elections. I hope for some of his point of view, more than that last chapter.
Which brings me to the second thing I didn't like, not as much as the first, but I do consider it awful since the second book doesn't even have a cover and a blurb. The uncertainty of what's next. Things are very fragile between Liz and Brady. I might understand Bradys strategy, but I don't approve it.