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Off the Record mobi ¿ Paperback Read É Liz Dougherty has no idea a single uestion is about to change her lifeHer 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 Liz Dougherty has no idea a single uestion is about to change her lifeHer 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 politi I've been working my way through some of the books that I've had sitting on my shelves for a long time 'Off the Record' was one of those books that had been hanging out on my Audible shelf for a while I'd heard great things about it but always seemed to have another priority book to read Finally I decided to give it a try and it ended up being a good choiceThe story is centered on the secret romance between a twenty year old college reporter Liz Dougherty and a young State Senator Brady Maxwell They meet after Liz puts him on the spot asking a tough uestion at a press conference The attraction is instantNonetheless Brady's campaign to run for a U S Congressional seat is his top priority He isn't willing to have any romantic relationship jeopardize his political aspirations a fact that he is upfront about with Liz Knowing that having their relationship exposed would potentially damage Brady's public image Liz agrees to keep their relationship hiddenWhile I understood the reasons for the secrecy in the beginning I found myself growing to resent Brady's treatment of Liz I often felt that his behavior was insensitive and even entitled He treated her like his dirty little secret adding insult to injury by parading other women in her face that apparently were good enough to be seen with him publicly Despite spending a considerable amount of time wanting to knock some sense into Brady I have to admit that I found myself reluctantly warming up to him It was definitely a case of the heart wanting something that the brain knows it shouldn't I couldn't help myself I've always been a sucker for a jerk and he was one charming SOBSimilarly I had conflicting feelings about Liz I enjoyed her spunk However I had a hard time visualizing this spirited woman as the same person that allowed herself to be Brady's doormat Yet I felt the draw to him and could also see the appealOverall I give it 3 12 stars rounded up This book did leave me hanging and I was curious to see where their story would go so I started the next book immediately With the twist at the end I was hopeful that Liz might prompt some changes in Brady As a whole I liked it

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Dy 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 thoughtSleek sexy and smart Off the Record ventures into a high stakes campaign and an even higher stakes affair to answer the uestion When politics and love collide can there ever be a winner? 45 BRADY MAXWELL Stars She wasn't willing to give up her dreams any than he was willing to give up the campaign image error

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Off the RecordCs rub Liz the wrong way When Liz’s hard hitting uestion catches the upstart senator off guard it impresses Hayden Lane Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporterBut 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 Bra 4 'Sex Secrets Scandals' Stars OFF THE RECORD is book 1 in a new NA romance series about a sexy yet forbidden political romance best left off the record In politics image is everything And a romance with a political reporter especially one who is clearly not in your camp could wreck the upcoming election But when lust and desire turns into the election is no longer the only thing at risk Brady sighed This is almost whatever you want it to be It's not public It's not in the news It's not a point the campaign can use against me It's a woman and a man taking what they can in a world where it's not feasible for us to be together I'm not promising you much but I'm only asking for discretion Everything else you give me is up to you Brady Maxwell III is a young handsome single 27 yo US senator and member of a political powerhouse family He has his sights set on the White House one day and a career path mapped out in front of him This year he is campaigning for a seat in Congress and he has no time for a personal life But when a sexy college reporter challenges him about his education policies and recent tax breaks for large donors he is briefly knocked off his game And intrigued VERY intrigued Liz Dougherty is an ambitious 22 yo sopho student at Chapel Hill University in North Carolina studying to be a reporter Guided by her friend and editor Hayden she is on the path to making a name for herself At a local political rally she gets a chance to ask Senator Maxwell a uestion she's been dying to ask which soon begins her series of popular hard nosed newspaper articles that uestions his political choices and if he is the man for the job So when he buys her a drink and challenges her to get to know the real him and thereby his real political agenda she can't resistTheir affair begins Brady spots Liz at an exclusive political dinner and soon seduces her into a hot night of passion that neither can uit thinking about But to continue their heated affair Brady needs assurance of her discretion Under no circumstances can the world find out about them so she must remain his dirty little secret or not have him at all As the campaign continues Liz not only attends the political events but she must convince everyone around her that Senator Maxwell is a stranger to her Crossing paths with him at these events get sticky and as some of their secrets are revealed lies upon lies begin to build Which begs the uestion if someone is willing to lie how far will they go to keep their secrets? My Thoughts OFF THE RECORD ended on a high note and I found myself really rooting for Brady and Liz and anticipating the next book in this series but the beginning left me a bit puzzled It started a bit slow taking its time to get to know the characters backgrounds so it didn't immediately pull me in Then as things heat up between Brady and Liz the story got interesting but I had a bit of trouble sensing any romance building between them as it was purely physical and not emotional They exchange very few words before declaring their deep lust for one another which struck me as odd He promises her nothing demands her silence and wants only sex With little thought to the conseuences she uickly agrees to the affair on his terms and continues to write articles that uestions his political agenda But by midway the emotional aspect of the relationship changes and I could finally start to see these two together I didn't always like their choices and felt some of them were obviously contrived to build some angst in the story but I could now see what drove these two to continue their secret affair and risk so much This is when the story got interesting for me as their rules begin to change They both want from each other now and they struggle to find ways to make it happen The lies build on each other and threatens to break any trust these two have Then shit hits the fan and life suddenly gets real So how long can they continue like this now that it is no longer just a sexual affair? Is this enough?By the time this story ends both obstacles and conflicts abound the stakes got a lot higher and it looks like the drama for these two is just beginning Book 2 should be promising I am not sure this will be a favorite series for me but I do look forward to continuing with this story Some Side NotesWas there a cliffhanger? Yes but not one I am stressing over This is a series so obviously their story will continue into a few books but this one left off in a good place Not an HEA yet but much of this story was predictable so I feel pretty sure what will come next There is a small and I mean SMALL hint of a love triangle with her editor Hayden which might be significant in a later book If you avoid books with love triangles this one shouldn't bother you I think it's pretty clear who she choosesThe story is written in third person but told from Liz's point of view so with one small exception we never get to know what Brady is thinking or feeling This was a bummer as so often I really wanted to know what was going through his head ARC provided by Montlake Romance through Netgalleycom