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Off the Record

(Anti-Belle #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Not even Nashville’s summer heat can match the sizzle of first love.

Nick Field's motto is "live free." The huge promotion at work is great, but producing a pop star's debut album isn't going to change his life or anything. There's always room for unwinding and having fun.

Mel Thomas works 24/7 as the media manager to America’s newest heartthrob. Building his image and writ
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Anti-Belle Books
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Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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OMG! I loved it! I love this authors writing. And I loved it. This was a great second book and it can be read as a stand-alone.
Things I loved:
• Nick (I’m in love)
• The chemistry
• The writing
It broke my heart when Nick was in pain and I’m glad that’s over. I highly recommend this book.
I bought this book and all opinions are my own.
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Off The Record by Skye McDonald is a contemporary second chance romance.

This is the second book in the Anti-Belle series that are standalone novels about sassy girls raised in the south that are learning to love themselves before they can claim their happily ever after.

I absolutely love Skye's books! She does an amazing job pulling you into the story. You can't help but fall in love with Melody and Nick.

I cannot wait until Nemesis is released next year!

I would highly recommend this book to a
Oct 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
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🎁 Books 1 & 2 in the Series are FREE on Amazon today (10/14/2020)! 🎁
Sarah Smith
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG you guys! This book was an incredible follow-up to NSFW. Just as a head's up, you can read this as a standalone, you absolutely don't need to read NSFW before reading OTR, but I am in love with this whole series so I want to read every book Skye releases.

Off The Record is a steamy and emotional second chance romance between Nick, a Nashville record producer, and Mel, the social media guru for Jessie Storms, the hottest new pop star in the country. When Nick is assigned to produce Jessie's n
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I very much enjoyed Skye McDonald's "Off the Record." I am generally a fan of second chance romances, and this story featured a good one. Both of the main characters, Nick and Melody, were well-developed and very likeable, and their chemistry was electric from the very beginning. The people around them, especially Mel's erstwhile boyfriend, Jesse, must have been completely blind not to have noticed Mel and Nick's attraction right away!

I really liked Mel and found the way her brain worked to be q
Amelia Foster
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Off the Record is book 2 in the Anti-Belle series, but it can be read as a standalone if you haven't get gotten your hands on book 1 (which I highly recommend you do). I am going to attempt (but I make no promises) to contain all my gushing in this review because... guys... Nick is literally everything.

Don't believe me?

Listen, my man Nick has scruffy facial hair (and my love for facial hair is well known) and GLASSES (glasses are beyond sexy) and he plays music. Literally my catnip all rolled in
Find The Lost Bookshelf
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review!

OMG! If I loved Not Suitable For Work this one is on another level!

Nick and Mel were high school sweethearts but after prom night never saw each other again.
Now ten years later they are reunited by chance. Nick is a music producer and Mel is his new client girlfriend and media manager.

Their chemistry is at sky high levels but is first love so powerful as everyone says? And if so, is love so fundamental that you should sacrifice your career for it?
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I think I found my new book boyfriend! I loved this story of past love being reunited and am so happy with how it ended. My emotions were everywhere as I read this book. I couldn't help but smile everytime Melody and Nick were together. At one point, which I won't spoil, my heart felt like it shattered into two. To only have it mended by the end. (Thank goodness)

I love Skye McDonald's writing style and her ability to make me feel the emotions of her characters. The characters and their feel
Jill Hart
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sophomore release by McDonald, Off The Record is the story of record producer, Nick, and social media whiz/writer, Melody. Nick and Melody knew each other in high school and are thrown together when working on an album for an up-and-coming music phenom. When sparks fly, they both know they can't risk their careers to chase an old flame ... right?

McDonald's writing flows beautifully and her dialogue keeps me turning pages. I come to love her characters quickly, and it's fun to see the
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just like Not Suitable for Work, I fell in love with the characters instantly. We of course know Nick from the previous book. But man oh man was a great to see more of him, and I loved the Nashville producing setting. The chemistry between Nick and Mel was off the charts, and I couldn’t put the book down. I’m also apparently all for the high school love 2nd chance romance these days too. Just like Twice in a Blue Moon, the way the story unfolds when you see yous HS love after 10+ years felt tota ...more
Lisa Stacks
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
book review :
This is the 2nd book in this series but a first for me. Set in the music scene in Nashville this is a great second chance romance .With great characters and the background of the music business it has it all and the perfect afternoon read. Looking forward to going back and reading book 1-before next book is out. Lisa (kindle unlimited)
Kim Latham
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great book

Skye McDonald once again wrote a book that left me unable to put it down . She writes stories that connect with people because so often we have felt the pain of loss before. This was a second chance romance at its best and I can't wait to read book 3.
G.G. Gleason
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really likeable characters.

I loved the ‘lost week’. It was perfect.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Off The Record was... OMG, amazing! I could not get enough of Nick.... and the spin off from NSFW, getting more of Ben and Celeste, yes please!! I loved the authenticity of feelings between Nick and Mel, and really life. The steamy metor was at sexy level high and I can't wait for anti-belle #3! ...more
Andrew Below
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the series so far

Mel and Nick's story is a brilliant and classic mix of surprises, misunderstandings, fallouts and fire! Would full recommend. My favourite of Skye's stories so far.
Caro Acevedo
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I didn't like this book as much as the first did, I wasn't a fan of Melody, it took a lot to me understand her. So, yeah I read it and it was an ok read. ...more
Randi (randi_reads)
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Melody and Nick went to high school together ten years ago, but haven't seen each other since. She is back in his life as he is the music producer for American Pop winner, Jesse Storms, and she is Jesse's "girlfriend" and social media manager. Basically, they used to date, but are no longer, but she makes sure his image is clean via social media. Melody thinks Nick doesn't remember her. He does. Whatever feelings that were there between them during their senior year of high school are still ther ...more
Chelle de Notte
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Smash Hit

3.5 stars rounded up for an engaging story and another wonderful sense of place! It’s abundantly clear that some southern authors have never been to New York, and I am pleased to report quite the opposite in OFF THE RECORD - the author sent her characters on a journey that made sense and showed her love for both New York and Nashville in doing so.
Speaking of the characters, it was wonderful to catch up with old friends and meet new characters. Nick got a nice introduction in NOT SUITABL
Dec 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Took me a while to warm up to:
Nick and Melody were friends in high school and when they unexpectedly ran into each other years later things were initially tense between them. It also didn't help that she was pretending to be singing sensation Jesse's girlfriend and they were both effectively working for him. It took me a while to warm up to them both as individuals and as a couple. I guess I struggled a bit to form a connection especially as they themselves were so up in the air and took a while
Nancy Mackenzie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Having read two of this author's books now, I can say that Skye McDonald knows how to pull you in! I already knew Nick from book 1, and Ben and Celeste play a great role here as secondary characters helping the mains in this story. The emotional build-up is gripping once again, and this makes the steamy scenes even more intense.
'This is the story of my story. How it ended, how it began, however you want to look at it. Pay attention to me now.' Well, I did, and it was absorbing - the writing rea
Emily Pennington
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book highlights a potential second chance romance when Nick Field, who is to be the music producer for Jesse Storms’ new album, reconnects with Mel Thomas, Jesse’s social media handler and Nick’s high school love. Neither expected to see the other.

But both of them need to hold their feelings in check because Nick’s job is on the line with this one. He can’t let his past mess this up for him, even if the sparks fly and he still wants to have Mel back in his life. It comes down to what a per
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is about Nick who is a music producer, and Mel who is in charge of media. The other major player is Jessie he is the up coming new star. Nick and Mel were sweethearts in school they were each other's firsts. Then they never thougth they would cross paths again. Nick got a promotion and needs for Jessie's recording to go flawlessly. Mel needs to make sure she keeps up Jessie's reputation, and she is his girlfriend. So there is no way Nick and Mel should get together. This is a wonderful stor ...more
I was so disappointed with this book. I liked the first in the series a lot which is why I picked up this book as well. But the characters in this one were so... unlikable. I couldn't stand either of them. Nick was such a playboy and whiney. There was nothing redeemable about him. And Melody was the same way. She had this unrealistic view of her life. And I can't stand any woman that lets herself be treated the way she was treated by Jesse. It was just unacceptable no matter how much you wanted ...more
Caroline Doig
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this second chance romance about Nick who is a recording producer he produces a new artist and finds out that Jesse Storms girlfriend is his old high school sweetheart Melody, at first they act like they don’t know each other but the attraction is still there between them but they can’t do anything about it because Nick’s job could be on the line. Wow what a mixture of emotions I went through with this story, it’s an amazing read and I definitely recommend this book.
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Skye, girl, you done did it again- and produced a masterpiece of literature. I can't say enough about this story following how Nick and Melody find their music! Nick is just the man to show Melody what she's missing in life, and Melody is there to get Nick to step up his game and show who's the "alpha" ;) ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I started this thinking it would be a fun in-between read. I was doubt-full at first but this did not disappoint! Definitely was worth the all-nighter I spent finishing it! If I hadn't already read it I would have this on the top of my Christmas list!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book. I loved everything about this book: the first person point of view of the story, I loved Nick, I loved that it was set in the music industry. This is a must read. I read this one in one sitting.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is a good romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Teresa Maxwell
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book, great story and brilliant characters. Kept me guessing how everything was going to unfold but loved it and tissues definitely needed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Skye McDonald is the author of the Anti-Belle series, contemporary romance novels set in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also a podcaster, an English teacher, a fitness instructor, and a life coach. Skye’s Anti-Belle series are standalone books featuring sassy GRITS (Girls Raised In the South) learning to love themselves before they can claim their happily ever after. (Spoiler: they a ...more

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