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Broken Record

(Record #5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  659 ratings  ·  152 reviews
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
282 pages
Published November 26th 2019
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Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-four-stars
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Man, does it feel good to be back with the Maxwell family! According to my goodreads, I added Broken Record to my tbr back in 2014 so I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time and it was worth the wait! I loved Savannah’s story.

Savannah Maxwell and Lucas Atwood have basically been friends since birth, but the timing has never been right for them. They’ve both graduated college and end up in the same town. The only thing standing in their way is Savannah’s boyfriend of three yea
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
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 basketb
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
I loved K.A. Linde's first three books in the Record Series, and I cannot wait to read about Savannah Maxwell in "Broken Record!" ...more
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
3.5 star

This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone story.

For all of their lives Savannah and Lucas have been friends. Their parents are close too so they have grown up sharing holidays and special events. At one time Savannah thought they could end up more than friends but things changed as they got older and moved on with their lives.

Savannah has just moved in with her boyfriend, after being together for three years. She loves Easton and the fact that he works for her brothe
Oh buddy, friends to lovers to enemies and then back to lovers.

Broken Record was so freaking good. No regrets about starting with book 5 instead of going with the first book of this series. In it, you will meet Savannah and Lucas. Now I have no idea what it's like to have two families try to push you and someone else together all the time. Yes, Savi's and Lucas's parents are best friends and I did think it was cute that their moms had a dream of them getting married eventually down the road. BUT
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

“I always thought that you were going to be mine. I knew from an early age that I would never love anyone the way that I loved you.” His eyes met her. “But I can’t control if you don’t feel the same way.”

It's been years since I read the rest of The Record Series and I didn't realize how much I missed them until I read this. Or the last time I read a book in one sitting. Kyla has always been the queen of angst and one of the only mf authors I read now and there's a reason for that
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Jenna, ☆☆☆☆

K.A. Linde certainly knows how to write some angsty, emotional stories. And this one was no different. Savannah is stuck between two guys who she genuinely adores. I enjoyed feeling her feelings right along with her. Lucas was an enigma most of the story but I really enjoyed his absolute love for Sav. The story was full of back and forth feelings and emotion. It was also steamy yet also romantic. I hadn't read the other books in this series and it didn't ruin the story at all. It mad
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I loved: The steam factor was off the charts! The UNC shout outs. Seeing the whole Maxwell family again. Lucas <3

What I didn't love: Savannah. I personally don't do well with characters that are wishy washy. I found myself being annoyed at her most of the book.

Angst is high with this one in old school KA fashion!
Sandy S
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 26, 2019

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
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is book 5 of the Record series - the first three telling Brady's story, the next Clay's and now at last we get Savannah's. She has no intention of following the political dynasty, but instead plans on being a journalist.

All her life Savannah has known and been best friends with Lucas Attwood. Their parents spend a lot of time together, so their lives are fully intermeshed. That said they did split when it was time
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
At last, K A Linde lets us spend quality time with Lucas Atwood. I've loved him from afar (and a little closer, thanks to Linde sharing chapters of this book through her newsletter), and after getting to know him, I find myself wanting more.

You've met Savannah in her brothers' books, and now she gets one of her own. You've seen the push and pull between her and Lucas, and you've been curious, haven't you. Even though she's with Easton in the beginning of this story, you know she will find her w
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it

I've been a fan of the Record series ever since OFF THE RECORD came out in 2014... the first three books were about Brady and Liz, then the book was about Clay and Andrea and this one is about the youngest Maxwell sibling, Savannah. I first met her on Brady and Liz's story.

This book is about Savannah and her childhood best-friend Lucas... oh my gosh, these two were like gasoline and fire, and we all know what happens when fire and gasoline meet.

It was angsty, sexy and romantic... there's a li
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Look at how elegantly and effortlessly sexy that cover is.  Those sentiments are beautifully reflected in the telling of this love story.

I don't normally do love triangles - I don't like the duplicity.  But because of the author, I thought I would give this one a go - and I'm glad I did.  I really loved this couple's struggle to work out how to find what they wanted - even if that wasn't each other.  

Lovely writing; gritty characters, great storytelling.  What more could you ask for?

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3,5 Stars
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
A nice end to this universe, it was a bit rushed and lacked impact but over all really nice
Verna Loves Books
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Broken Record by K.A. Linde is full of chemistry, charming, desirable, and has two characters you're going to absolute love. I was hooked from beginning to end and was so excited to be diving back into the Maxwell family.

Savannah is such a great character. I love her charisma. She has such a fight in her too. She starts a new job and doesn't let anyone knock her down. She holds her head high and shows them all she belongs. I adored how she takes things head on and tries to figure her life out s
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Broken Record (Record #5) by K.A. Linde
3 stars
M/F Romance - Second Chance Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I read only the first book in this series and then this one. While I didn't necessarily felt that something was missing, I'm unsure if the backstory between the main characters happens in previous books.

Savannah has grown up as part of the political circle. She knows that she has to act a certain way, live a certain way and that there are certain expectation
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

I love books where the characters are faced with situations that feel real. And, I get it, sometimes characters are spies and being shot at is real. However, in this title, there is something between Savannah and Lucas. The problem? Easton; Savannah's long term boyfriend.

It's not easy to make a choice that changes your entire life. Even if you think it might be one that you want to make. There's a lot to consider, a lot to be willing to give up even if you think
***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

For most part, I love K.A. Linde's writing and she can do angst really well. But unfortunately I didn't get really into Broken Record. It's a good book, don't get me wrong, but for me I felt like I missed the story from the beginning to the end.

The beginning was a bit confusing for me and then I felt like things resolved too fast, without much angst, which I craved from this book, and then it ended.

I had a hard time connecting with the character
Avidez Literaria
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Don’t think. Just do what your heart tells you. Be with me, Savannah.”

Savannah's life is perfect. Recently graduated, she got the dream job and is about to move into an apartment with her longtime boyfriend. All exactly as she planned. But the return of Lucas, her former best friend, with whom she has unfinished and unresolved business, will shake that perfection.
Torn between Easton, the perfect and safe boyfriend, and Lucas, the person with whom she shared several moments and knows her like n
Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
So I’ve read a couple of the books in this series but not all of them. It doesn’t matter what books you have and haven’t read, you’ll enjoy Broken Record and getting to know Savannah a bit more. This was a tough one for me. I’m not huge into triangle love stories and I generally end up feeling a bit sour on someone in the trio. I found that I liked all three of them. They seemed like they all wanted happiness for Savannah, who was the point person in this trio. I liked Easton, and I was kind of ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided in exchange for honest review***

This book is the last of Maxwell siblings. This is Savannah’s story. Savannah’s story was originally released in chapters as part of K.A. Linde’s newsletter. I was a little apprehensive to read it as I thought because of how it was written over two years and month by month. I thought it would feel choppy going from one chapter to the next, but it was so cohesive and well written. Anyone picking up this book would never be able to tell that it was o
Kris Duplisea
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-coming-out
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Novel Grounds
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

She did it again. I love this series and I need Kyla to keep finding reasons to write more books.

This can be read as a standalone in this series. Though I would say go read the rest as well, you won't regret it. This is one of those worlds you are happy to dive back into. The angst and emotions are real in Kyla's books and as another reviews pointed out, this one showcases that perfectly.

I was completely in love with this read. I was in love with the characters and being back in this world. Th
When I pick up a book by KA Linde I know it will be enjoyable with great writing and characters. That’s what Broken Record is! Honestly I did not read the first 4 books of the series but now I do plan to go back and read about Brady and Liz and Clay and Andrea. Broken Record is about Brady and Clay’s little sister, Savannah. Savi and her best friend from birth, Lucas, keep getting involved then not then she’s dating someone and he’s jealous and they fight...and this goes on and on like a Broken ...more
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

Have you ever had a relationship with the opposite sex that you decided you wanted more from but it never matched up?  You were dating someone then they were etc. Y'all start to sound like a broken record.  Can't get your acts together.  

Until that one this is where it gets tricky right?  Well Broken Record by K.A. Linde is all over this scenario.  These characters are great.  Savannah and Lucas we've seen briefly before but now it's
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible-escape
I've been really waiting for this book and anxious to read it. I was glad to finally get the story of Savannah and Lucas. I found that I didn't like this book as much as the others in the series. It was good, and I enjoyed it very much, but it seemed like Savannah just didn't know what, or who, she wanted. I wasn't comfortable with the way everything happened with Lucas and Eason, and I was bothered by how long she took to decide which one she wanted to be with. The uncertainty there made me fee ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a gift to her readers. We have been reading it piece by piece in her newsletter. I was great at the beginning, reading each chapter as she released them, but as time went on, I lost track, and I almost didn't want to know the ending. I am thinking this is the last of the Maxwells for KA Linde, and I honestly didn't want it to end. But I buckled down, and dove in, and KA Linde has shown herself once again as the Queen of Angst.

From the moment we met Savannah in Off the Record (almo
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Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-x1f5a4
Oh my heart! This book was definitely continuously pulling me in different directions-I have no reservations when I read, so cheating was not a deal breaker for me. To be honest, it made the book so much more angsty. The chemistry between Savannah and Lucas was undeniable-throughout the whole book-even when they fought. However, there was a likable feature about her boyfriend as well. As readers we’re stuck in an epic love triangle that I really couldn’t put down. It can definitely be read as a ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had read this book in increments before, and it was nice to revisit it in its entirety. Broken Record was an angsty friends-to-lovers story with drama and heat, and I’m seriously considering revisiting the series as a refresher. This could be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading the other books in this series for a richer backstory (or re-reading if it’s been a while since you’ve read them).

I enjoyed Savannah and Lucas’s story, and it was fun to delve back into the world of the Maxwel
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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 n ...more

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