A new second chance stand alone office romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
Walking away from Sam Rutherford was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s been five years since that day, and I’ve given up on looking for love. My focus is on my career. And it’s paid off—I’m successfully managing the reelection for the mayor of New York City.
Then Sam walks into my office as the new legal counsel. Which means I have to see him every single day from now until November. We vow to remain professional, but it’s a small office. The sly glances and his blistering charm are unavoidable.
It all feels so familiar. Too comfortable. After what happened the first time…I should know better.
If I’m not careful, he’ll break my heart all over again.
And I don’t know if I can survive Sam a second time.
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Great start to a new series!
I'm a big fan of K.A. Linde and of second chance romance books, so this was a win-win for me. If you've read a Linde book before, you know she's not all hearts and flowers, and I love her for it.
This is Lark's story. It starts with a blast from the past in the form of her ex-boyfriend Sam. It’s clear, despite the amount of time that’s passed, that there is still something lingering between them. But, for now, secrets and lies are keeping them apart.
I loved their journey from bitter and misunderstood to falling in love all over again. It was angsty and sexy and sweet and very real. I felt all the emotions right alongside Lark and Sam.
The story had a lot going on with the two main characters, as well as with the secondary characters, but it was easy enough to follow along. There are a lot of references from the books in the Cruel series, but I would still consider this a standalone. Nothing was mentioned that wouldn’t be understood if you haven’t read the other series. I think the author did a good job of possibly making the reader curious about those books. I’ve read that series, so I really enjoyed seeing some old friends and getting some new insight into characters that had a more minimal role previously. I’m excited for what’s next and can’t wait for more from this world!
The chemistry between her and Sam jumps off the page
This is book is so so good! I was in love with and rooting for Lark from the first moment I met her. The chemistry between her and Sam jumps off the page. One of the things I love best about KA Linde's books is her world-building. The characters come to life and it feels like you could just walk into the story. There are so many hints for the stories to come and I can't wait for the next one!!
Lark and Sam’s story...
3.5 stars for - The Lying Season - by K.A. Linde. This is the first book in a new series of interconnected standalones about her fierce Crew of the Upper Eastside that we met in Linde's Cruel Trilogy last year. With three more Crew characters getting their own books I can't wait to see what else these spoiled, uber rich Upper Eastsiders will do next.
Larkin St. Vincent chose to forge her own career in politics instead of working for her parent's multimillion dollar business. Choosing to work long, hard hours as deputy campaign manager for New York's mayoral candidate instead of a cushy job in the fashion industry is not what her parents wanted but it makes her happy therefore it's all worth it. During election season nothing can cause her to lose focus especially when a blast from her past that tore her heart out is introduced as the new legal counsel for The Kennsington Campaign.
5 years ago she fell hard and fast for a man that she thought would never hurt her but that was a lifetime ago. Seeing him again in her office of all places throws her head first in to memories of how they used to spend their time together. She has changed in so many was since she was the girl who fell in love but he still makes her feels things only he ever could.
This was a good story that had lots of potential but somehow fell short for me. I loved the characters and the setting but this wasn't my favorite. I can't wait to read the perpetual screw up - Court's book next.