ON THE RECORD by K.A. Linde~ Blog Hop, exclusive chapter excerpt and giveaway!

Hey crew,

Book #2 of one of my favourite and most anticipated series is coming on our way. Check out an exclusive chapter excerpt and follow along the tour for the rest of the chapter!!!! Be sure to read book #1 OFF THE RECORD if you haven’t already. Brady Maxwell is one of the best book boys you will ever meet. He just might be my favourite (sorry Ramsey).

Be sure to enter the giveaway too!!!!!

OntheRecord-CVR ebookSynopsis

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off.


Exclusive Chapter 1 excerpt

Chapter 1

election day

I can’t believe you dragged me to this party,” Victoria said.

Liz’s best friend was standing against the bar with a drink in

her hot-pink-manicured hand. She looked as gorgeous as ever in a

skintight black dress covering her voluptuous body, and bright red

heels to match her cherry red lips.

“You’re the one who said that you wanted to go out with me

tonight,” Liz reminded her.

“I didn’t know it was to a newspaper party . . . on election

night.” Victoria tossed her dark brown hair off her shoulder and

looked at Liz beneath thick black lashes coated in mascara.

“I’ve only been working toward this, oh, I don’t know, all year.”

Victoria shrugged. “Some things are important to you and some

things are important to me. At least we both agree on alcohol,” she

said, holding up her glass.

Liz giggled and took a sip of her drink. “Liking the effects of

alcohol and liking alcohol are two different things.”

“That’s like saying liking the way Hayden kissed you and liking

Hayden are two different things.”

“Coming from the girl who will kiss anyone!” Liz cried. Gah!

Did Victoria have to bring this up again? How often had they had

this conversation since she and her editor at the paper had shared

that heated kiss over the summer?

Giving up Brady had been bad enough.

Her affair with the State Senator Brady Maxwell had lasted the

length of the summer, and in that span of time she had fallen

unequivocally in love with him. In love with a man whom she

couldn’t be with because she was a reporter, a liability to the campaign,

a liability to everything he had worked for. And then on the

night of his primary victory Brady had given his acceptance speech,

proclaiming her, in all but name, as the person who had made him

believe completely in this journey he was on. It was in that moment

of clarity that she had known what she had to do.

If she forced Brady to decide between her and the campaign, it

would have hurt him; and if he chose her and lost the campaign, he

would resent her. She hadn’t been okay with either of those scenarios.

So Liz had taken the choice into her own hands and walked

out on him, and she hadn’t heard from Brady in the two and half

months since she had left. Two and a half agonizing months.

“I can kiss whoever I want, Liz,” Victoria said.

“Like the Duke Fan?” Liz chided, shuddering.

“Yes, I can’t believe you are so freaked out that I went on a date

with someone who goes to Duke.” Liz just shrugged. “And anyway,

you’re the one swooning over your Hayden Lane.”

Liz’s eyes shifted from Victoria to Hayden, standing only a few

feet away lost in conversation. If he heard a whisper of this, Liz

would kill Victoria.

She wasn’t ready for a relationship or really anything else with

Hayden—or anyone. Victoria didn’t understand why, but then

again, she didn’t know that the guy Liz had been seeing over the

summer had been Brady Maxwell. No one did. Certainly not

Hayden. He didn’t even know she’d been seeing someone.

That had made it difficult to explain why she wouldn’t go out

with him. It wasn’t like she could just come out and say she was

too emotionally bruised by a certain sitting State Senator and was

stupidly hoping that he might come find her. She had tried sidestepping

Hayden when he had asked her out, but then she’d had to tell

him something, and none of her excuses seemed to be good enough.

How long could she keep a guy at bay after kissing him the way

she had in front of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.?

“Swooning?” Liz shook her head, trying to keep her voice down.

“Are you serious?”

“He’s been flirting with you all night, Lizzie.” Victoria batted

her eyes at Liz.

“Oh, stop calling me that.”

“He won’t.”

That was the truth. Hayden hadn’t stopped calling her Lizzie

since that night they’d kissed over the summer. Victoria found it

hilarious and always poked fun at Hayden whenever she could.

“You’re insufferable. You know that, right?”

Victoria smiled in a way that said more than even her perfectly

arched eyebrow. Liz didn’t know why she let her best friend get to

her so easily. She wasn’t ready to move on. She wasn’t over Brady

Maxwell . . . as much as she wanted to let go. Their relationship

had been too important for her to just easily move on to someone

else. Perhaps that was silly.

“Well, if you won’t make a move, then maybe I should,” Victoria

suggested, like she had just thought of it.

“Hayden’s not even your type.”

“Type?” Victoria asked. “What is this thing you speak of?”

“He’s not currently working toward or already has a PhD.”

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.



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  1. Kayla Orton says:

    <3 <3 <3 <3 LOVE IT!

  2. Jennifer Cooper says:

    A suit does not make the man….but when the man in the suit carries himself confidently, has a tall muscular build, well groomed and facial features that scream handsome & dominant the suit provides the preconceived notion that the man wearing it is successful & every woman wants a handsome, successful, dominating man!

  3. Ashley says:

    The confidence he shows and a bit of dominance ……. in and out of that suit! 😉

  4. Well, a man in a suit says to me a few things. If he’s hot without the suit then in the suit it’s just going to make him hotter! Why? Because he’s all cleaned up and looking his best! 🙂
    I love the rugged look too, but sometimes being all “cleaned up” can be just as hot!

  5. Jennifer Diaz says:

    Everything about a man in a suit is sexy! its classic, its timeless, its YUMMY!!!

  6. Kayla Orton says:

    His persona

  7. Robin says:

    It makes him look powerful and in control.

  8. Lizmichel Lee Leon Vladerrama says:

    Hi my name is Lizmichel, I’m from Panama, Panama and this is my answer:

    Man look HOT in SUITS. Also, TUXEDOS. Could just be me, but daaaaaaaaaaamn you want to discover what he is hiding under that suit. But a guy in a suit who knows he’s a “catch” usually comes off as arrogant and most times and in some weird way it’s sexy as hell.

    “A good suit will make an interesting gentleman. And an interesting gentleman is always in a good suit.”

    Sorry but my english is bad! Hope I get the chance to participate in this giveaway! Lots of love from Panama.


  9. Lizmichel Leon Valderrama says:

    Hello, my name is Lizmichel, Im from Panama, hear is my answere to your giveaway:

    A man is very sexy in a suit , could be just me, but dammmmmm it gives them power, and that its Hot! Also it makes us wonder what he is hiding under that suit!

    Thanks for letting me participate on this giveaway lots of love from Panamá

    Liz! ♡

  10. Feifei says:

    A man in a suit has a powerful presence and I just want to see what’s under his suit! 😉

  11. Margie says:

    Brady makes the man in the suit. His confidence and the way he carries himself makes him all the more hotter <3

  12. Jenny Dauksa Schaber says:

    The confidence is a big part, but not every man carries himself well in a suit. There’s a fine line between confidence and cocky. The man who knows and portrays the difference will always make heads turn in the right direction.

  13. jessiel62 says:

    While I love a man in t-shirt & jeans, there’s just something about a guy in a suit, crisp dress shirt & tie that makes me melt. There’s confidence, an aura of control & power and they just look so damn sharp!

  14. Alyssa says:

    oh goodness I think that it’s the swagger that goes along with the suit : )

  15. Pam says:

    A man in a suit oozes with sexy confidence.

  16. Kassandra Zamora says:

    I can’t wait!! 😀

  17. Tracie Lampe says:

    He seems put together when he’s in a suit and has the world by it’s balls 🙂

  18. Sammy says:

    I think what is sexy about men in suits is their confidence =)

  19. Bube says:

    The aura and confidence 😉
    Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  20. Ashley says:

    Did I miss the winner?

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