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The Lying Season

(Seasons #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  480 ratings  ·  219 reviews
A new second chance office stand alone romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

Six years ago, Sam and I were on top of the world. We won the campaign. Our dreams were in sight. Most importantly, we had each other.

Then he lied.
And it all fell apart.

Now, he's back in New York City.
Working on the mayor's reelection with me.
And it all feels so familiar.

Kindle Edition, 1st edition
Published February 4th 2020 by K.A. Linde Inc.
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Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

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Secrets kept them apart before. Lying might force them together.

The Lying Season is another angsty second chance romance from the queen of angst, K.A. Linde.

Lark St. Vincent is a successful campaign manager from the upper east side. She’s working hard to re-elect the mayor, when she gets a blast from her past. In the form of Sam Rutherford, her ex-boyfriend who is now working with her. Years ago, Sam and Lark fell in love on a different campaign but things didn’t end well. Its
Maria Angie Mendoza
Poignant, angsty second chances office romance.
This heartfelt romance had a lot of heart.
Sam and Lark’s story started out one way, but as the story evolved, other issues came into play, which made their story more compelling.
They have a long and complicated history that ended badly. Fast forward 6 years and when they see each other again, the chemistry is there, but so are other complications.
Can they have a second chance?
Well paced, with well developed characters, I really enjoyed Sam and
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

K.A. Linde once again proves that she excels at writing political plots. The hero fell flat and one dimensional for me. However, I’m looking forward to reading the next hero in the series!
Dri ✰
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
3.5 stars
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 5 STARS <3

This was an amazing read, I devour it in one sitting!This is a second chance romance.Lark comes from a wealthy family however, she always wanted to make her own life and do whatever she wants. I absolutely love Lark, she is a strong and sassy heroine.I admired her and I loved her!

Lark and Sam have a fantastic chemistry! Sam is the complete opposite from Lark and her world.But somehow they were perfect for each other.I fall in love with them and their romance!

The Lying Season
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I went into The Lying Season by K.A. Linde, expecting an entertaining and engaging read and I was not disappointed.

The Lying Season is a second chance romance centered around the mayoral campaign trail. It tells the story of Lark St. Vincent and Sam Rutherford. Prior to the events in The Lying Season, Lark and Sam dated for a year. During this time Sam was not aware that Lark was from the Upper East Side, which made her out his league socially and financially. They hit a rough patch and their
K.A. Linde
Oct 08, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This book was a whirlwind! I loved every minute of it! I can't wait for you all to get to read it. AHhhh!
Izzie d
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.25 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

If you are looking for angsty goodness, then this is the book for you. Larkin and Sam have a romantic history, and when they enter each other's life again, things get crazy!

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~ 5 “Buns” Stars ~

I have been dying to read the Lying Season since we met Lark in the Cruel Trilogy. I was so excited to see that K.A. Linde was going to be writing a companion novel off of the Upper East Side Crew. This book did not disappoint at all!!!

This is a second chance romance centered around the campaign trail. This is a complete standalone novel and is told in Dual POV. You don’t have to read the Cruel Trilogy first if you don’t want to, but
Izzie d
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Louise  O
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lying Season is a standalone second chance love book that takes you on a ride of the rich and famous.

Larkin has lived a privileged life but what her parents want from her and what she wants out of life are completely different. Doing her dream job, she face to face with her past, the one past that destroyed her and broke her heart. Sam moved to be with his girlfriend and what he didn’t expect was to see his ex-girlfriend, when feelings start to surface how will they move forward with all
3.5 Stars

The Lying Season is a stand-alone romance that features Lark from Linde's Cruel Legacy series. You really don't need to read that series to know and understand who Lark is, but it would definitely help to understand all the dynamics that are skimmed over in this book.

Lark St. Vincent has always wanted to pave her own way and not follow the expectations that her parents had. She found her love for politics when she worked for a campaign at a young age and knew that was what her passion
Jeeves Reads Romance
This is one of those books where I could appreciate the quality of the writing but didn’t actually enjoy the story. Though it’s described as a standalone and is the start of a new series, there were so many characters from previous books and so much (unknown) history between the leads that it felt like I was starting at the middle of the story. So while there were times when I was completely intrigued by and engrossed in the story, there were things that held me back from fully connecting.

3.5 Stars
Im torn on this one guys....I really liked the storyline first issue is I feel like there is way too much missing....I thought this was a standalone but there was so many references to the past, it was hard to follow at times. There were also too many characters if that is possible. I was actually putting down my kindle and taking a break because I was exerting too much energy figuring out who was who multiple times.

Lark works for the Mayor and is heavily involved in the
Linda &#x1f5a4; LB Book Blog
I haven’t read many books by K.A. Linde but boy do I need to rectify that! I really loved this book. These characters where completely addicting. I feel like I’ve found my new favorite crew!

The Lying season is the perfect second chance romance. Lark and Sam have instant chemistry once they see each other again. It’s as if no time has passed at all.
4.5 stars

***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

I really really really enjoyed The Lying Season! I wasn't prepared to like this story as much as I did. From all of the other characters from the Crew, Larkin was my favorite one and I loved her own book. She was relatable and real and I connect with her from the beginning.

This is a second chance romance and when we're introduced to the hero we don't know what happened in Lark and Sam's past. It takes some time for us to know and I like
Feb 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really, really had to keep an open mind about this book!!! I had NO CLUE the main character was part of the Cruel series. She was part of “The Crew”. A bunch of rich upper East siders; Penn, Rowe, Lewis And Katherine. I had no clue this was going to be Larks book. I was reading the very 1st page and then it all clicked for me once it said upper east side!
(I was getting flash backs! lol the last book was hard for me.)

Oh man... I loved the 1st and 2nd book in that series. But the 3rd book. I
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 !!!!

I actually can't believe I found a new na series with a group of friends to obsess over. I loved every single character and I can't wait to read their books (especially Katherine's). Lark and Sam were absolutely cute I'm so happy for them the epilogue was the perfect ending CANT WAIT FOR COURT AND ANNA'S BOOK LET'S GO

Reading this book was me trying to find every single detail about all the side characters cause I'm obsessed with all of them if I don't get their books I might just
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
4.5 stars!!

I love it when KA Linde writes political. All of her books centered around election campaigns and political fights never fail to draw me in and keep me captivated, and The Lying Season was no different. This was a fantastic second chance love story with fantastic secondary characters that all add, add, add. I can't wait to read more from these characters.
Flo Grugel
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice second chance romance.
Easy read- I liked both Lark and Sam with lots of hints and co characters that will get their own books.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

Having only started reading KA Linde last year, I was excited to read The Lying Season. I haven’t read the Cruel Trilogy which it’s set in the same world as, but I will be going back to learn more about the crew of the Upper East Side.

The Lying Season is a second chance romance about Sam and Lark, who dated five years ago and had a terrible break up. Lark is part of the Upper East Side crew and is from a very wealthy family who want her to take over the family business. However,
Ruth’s Romances
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
”Wanting to be professional felt like the biggest lie I’d ever told.”
5 years ago Lark walked away from Sam. She gave up on love after that focusing solely on her career. Successfully, now running the campaign for the New York mayor. Then Sam is in her office, as the new legal counsel. They vow to keep it professional but the feelings are still there.
But Lark doesn’t think she can survive heartbreak from him a second time.
If you love:
•Second Chances
•Office Romance
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: second-chance, review
I started this book and didn’t put it down until it was finished. I uhm-ed and ah-ed over the rating and settled on four because I did enjoy it - just the right amount of angst and annoyance of characters!

I’m certain the enjoyment would have been less if I hadn’t read the cruel series. The constant reference to “upper east side” was truly annoying in that series but wasn’t so constant in this book. This was one hard working campaigner it was all showing and not telling that was for sure. The
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5/ 5 stars

The Lying Season is a fabulous introduction to a new world K. A. Linde created centered on the Upper East Side's Elite. Lark and Sam's story is second chance, office romance that has heart, angst, drama and a group of friends that I'm dying to know more about.

From the very beginning I was super curious about what had happened between these two 5 years ago, it was clear that neither of them were over each other from the moment their eyes locked again. The way they tried to be
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can never go wrong with a K.A. Linde book. You want a strong heroine who is sexy, feminine but still badass? Read a Linde book. You want well-developed characters with lots of tension and fantastic chemistry? Read a Linde book.
K.A. Linde does it again with the Lying Season. While this is a spin-off from her Cruel Series, you do not have to have read that series. I really enjoyed this book because it was as if the Cruel Series and Record Series had a baby. We get to delve into the world of
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author***

This is a.spinoff of the Penn and Natalie series, but it's not necessary to have read those books.

Sam and Lark have a messy past. So, discovering that they are working together again is a surprise, and not a great one.

I love a good office romance. Toss in that they are co-workers on a political campaign and I really enjoyed this book. I liked them together and I liked that the conflict keeping them apart in the present felt authentic and the reason for the split
Trish Mint
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soooo glad Lark has her own book!! She was always the more practical Of the Crew. And one of my favs from Penn’s series.

And since second chances are my all time fav I knew this book would be awesome. And of course Kyla delivers with sexy anddddddd her sweet. Because Sam is sweet!!!!!!

Sam and Lark remember that connection from years before and it all plays out nicely in The Lying Season. I love how their relationship ties into their work life. The whole campaign....and that all Ties in Court!!
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Emotional second chance….

I love an author who can take me down trails I don’t want to go but have me loving it even as I’m digging in my heels! Angsty? Upper crust elite? Who are these people and why should I care about them? Well, because they are intriguing, interesting characters and, again, despite me not wanting to, I came to care about them a lot…

If you have read the Cruel series then this group of friends will be delightfully familiar. They are successful, edgy and have a dynamic that is
omg u guys??? lark and sam are so cute i cri???? and omg omg im so excited for katherine and camden yall???? the flavor luv???? also also omg for anna and court omg???? aaaah
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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 ...more

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