I’m on vacation, so this review is short and disorganized and snippy. Sorry.
In Off the Record, the first in a new series by K.A. Linde, college reporter Liz starts a liaison with the target of her summer campaign reporting, the enigmatic young sitting State Senator (you’ll read that a lot) and congressional candidate, Brady Maxwell. Because it would look bad if Brady was known to be involved with a college student and if Liz was involved with the subject she was reporting on, they have to keep their relationship under wraps. But, naturally, the stress of staying secretive starts to wear on Liz.
The writing is very wooden. The worst example is when anyone changes clothes: the result is a detailed explanation of what each character is wearing, as if narrated by the emcee of a high school fashion show. And some of the time we get all this detail about characters we’ll never ever hear of again. Ugh! Ain’t nobody got time for that.