Wednesday 15 June 2016

Social Media Promo, Excerpt & Review ~ Struck from the Record (Record #4) by KA Linde

By K.A Linde

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Book Description:

Clay Maxwell is a smart, quick witted, sex-driven, manwhore with the good looks to match. Plenty of women have shared his bed, but only one has ever been constant, Andrea.
Their rules were simple. When they’re together, it’s just the two of them. When they’re apart, anything is fair game. And it worked. For ten years.
 But one of them has changed the game…
 Clay must decide if his player ways are worth losing the one girl who has always been there.

“Yet another awesome read from K.A. Linde! Clay is HOT and BAD in the best way possible, you won’t be able to put it down! I literally was begging for more!” -A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I just decided I couldn’t be me without you.”

For those that have read the first three books in this series will know that Clay Maxwell was the brother of Brady Maxwell whose story was covered in the first three books. Clay Maxwell was always in the background, lurking, he was a character that was intriguing, seemed a jack the lad and was full of resentment for all and everything to do with this brother. Clay Maxwell was an enigma and it was this air of uncertainty regarding the man behind the name that made his story all the more intriguing. I was eager to pull back his layers and unearth the real Clay Maxwell.

Clay Maxwell is a man with issues, but the crux of the matter is, are his issues real or just a figment of his imagination…a few misconstrued comments that has led to him brooding and hating for no reason at all? He has grown up in his father and brothers shadow, two highly successful politicians and the pressure to emulate was suffocating. That all-consuming fear of not living up to expectations and the apparent conclusions being drawn of not being loved or wanted because of failure.

“Didn’t realize what I had until I lost it.”

But, underneath all those pressures was a man who was fun, flirty and a man-whore despite having a ten-year relationship with a girl he had been attached at the hip to since childhood. Andrea and Clay’s relationship was unconventional at best, an open relationship whereby when together, they were all that mattered, however, when apart anything was game…they played “The Game.”

“Because you like the games. You thrive on the games. You said it yourself…”

Andrea had her own insecurities, especially with regards to love and relationships hence her relationship with Clay, however, sometimes wants and needs change whether you expect them to or not. I must admit, I found Andrea hard to relate to, however, she grew on me eventually…just. I felt that maybe I would have benefitted from having her point of view too, maybe being inside her head would have given me a better insight into her and her emotions.

“I don’t want to tame him. I like him the way he is – wild and mine.”

So what happens when “The Game” changes?

“Life-changing and completely unpredictable.”

Overall, this was a classic KA Linde angsty read, delivered with fantastic writing as usual. Addictive and all-consuming and a real page turner. I have loved this series, while I love my political reads the politics take a back seat in this book and instead we are treated to the world of lawyers and art galleries. Brady and Liz as you would expect, appear throughout and it was great to catch up with them and we finally get…aaaah, you’ll have to read it!!

“Shit had been fucking fine for too long to shift the paradigm of their relationship.”


“What’s going on?” Andrea asked.
Liz plopped into the chair next to Andrea. “It is a madhouse! Be glad that Clay is already with you,” she said, brushing her long blonde hair out of her face. “Brady got all caveman on me when I said I had to find my own seat! He didn’t want me to leave his side, but it’s not like I can sit with all the congressmen!”
“He just likes having you with him,” Andrea said sensibly.
Liz brightened at the words. “Yeah. He’s a little protective.”
“A little?”
“A lot,” she admitted. “But he had to be during all the election chaos we had to deal with.”
Andrea tapped Liz on the hand. “Honey, that runs in the Maxwell blood.”
Clay snorted.
“I’ve noticed,” Liz said, looking pointedly at Clay.
“You’re lucky though,” Andrea said. “Brady is a great guy. A respectable man. It was nice to see him settle down and with someone who could keep up with him.”
That sounded strangely like a compliment. Clay had never really been sure what Andrea thought of Liz. Their first meeting, in which Andrea had called Liz boring and promptly told him not to fuck her, had been pretty memorable. Since then, the two hadn’t exactly gotten off on the right foot, but it seemed that they both were becoming more accommodating to the other. He didn’t even know when that had happened. He seemed to be missing a lot lately.
Liz shot Andrea a surprised look, and then her gaze moved down to her engagement ring. “I’m glad to see him settle down, especially with everything we’ve been through.”
“This is good for you two.”
“Thanks, Andrea,” Liz said with a warm smile.
Clay pretended not to be paying attention when Liz leaned over and whispered to Andrea, “And what about you and your Maxwell brother? Can you get the black-sheep bad boy to settle down? Can you tame his ways?”

Andrea laughed. “I don’t want to tame him. I like him the way he is—wild and mine.”


About the Author:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.
An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. currently live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.


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