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
Christy's 5 star review!
I’ve read all of K.A. Linde’s books, and her Record series is by far my favorite. When I first met Clay Maxwell in his brother Brady’s books, I didn’t know what to make of him. All I knew is that I wanted more! I was so excited to get my hands on Clay’s book. It exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did the previous books in this series because no one could top Brady Maxwell, but I loved Clay’s book just as much!
Clay Maxwell is his own man. He does what he wants when he wants. He and Andrea met when they were young. They are together, but they have an understanding. They have rules.
Romance was wasted on them, so they had entered into the arrangement of a lifetime. They could do whatever they wanted, but at the end of the day, they would be together.
I love Clay and Andrea together. They fit. Even though their relationship starts off as unconventional, I hoped that they could pull it together and become the real deal. I think they were always real, I just wanted them both to realize that they truly only wanted each other.
The chemistry between this couple was off the charts. I loved how dominant and take charge they both were. Kyla always does a great job with writing heroines that aren’t pushovers and stand their ground. I love that. Andrea was great and I loved that she stood for what she wanted even when it wasn’t easy. Clay and Andrea’s pasts both shaped them into how they were. Andrea’s parents and Clay always being in Brady’s shadow. Clay is a complex character and I loved seeing him grow. Clay’s path to finding himself and what he really wanted wasn’t always easy or smooth, but it was completely satisfying.
If you’re like me and wanted to see some Brady- you won’t be disappointed. I was so happy with how much Brady and Liz we got (I still get all giddy when Brady says ‘Airplanes’)- but I’m happy they didn’t steal the show. The focus was completely on Clay and Andrea, as it should be. Struck from the Record can be read as a standalone, but I can’t say enough good about the first 3 books in this series. If you haven’t read them, you’re truly missing out!
Linde always brings the angst in her stories. I’ve come to expect it and crave it. There are always moments that have me on the edge of my seat and make my nervous go haywire. This book has the perfect combination of angst, steam, romance and even some humor. I truly adored Clay and Andrea’s story and highly recommend it. The epilogue was perfection and left me in happy tears. 5 stars!
Reanell's 5 star review:
Everyone has that author that is an auto-1 click. K.A. Linde is that author for me. Her writing just does it for me. Lol, that sounded a little weird right? But I'm being serious. With every new book I read of hers I fall harder and harder for her writing. Struck from the Record was so much more than I expected. I didn't realize we would get so much of Brady and Liz. And Clay....SWOON!
I was intrigued with Clay from the first time I met him in the Record series. He was the cocky, don't give a crap about anything but what he wants bad boy. My favorite type. (But only in books!) His story isn't an easy one. Clay is the black sheep of the family. Always 2nd best to Brady. He just wants his chance to shine and make his father proud.
Andrea and Clay have an understanding. They are together, but like to play the field. They also like to play games. But sometimes, games can go bad. What happens when one wants to change the game? Just like in typical K.A. Linde fashion it makes for an angst-worthy ride!
I LOVE the man Clay became when push came to shove. Seriously, I swooned like a mad woman whenever he put his heart on the line. And I loved how Andrea wasn't afraid to stand up for herself and let Clay know when he was being a jack@ss.
Let me tell you my favorite part.
Brady and Liz's part in SftR was OFF THE CHARTS AMAZING!! I want to go back and re-read all over again to see them some more. And Savannah has me dying for her book. I need that back story!!
If you're looking for a wild, angsty and HOT read, Struck from the Record is the book for you. If you read the Record Series, you definitely don't want to miss Clay and Andrea's story.
K.A. Linda is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get 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. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.