Author: Penelope Douglas
Published by: NAL
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students, trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…
Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a living, breathing teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.
Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…
I’m so pissed. For some reason all my highlights for the first half of Misconduct disappeared. I had so many of them! Really though, I went a little crazy with the highlighting, but I couldn’t help it. There’s so much that I love and wanted to save and revisit again and again. Penelope Douglas’ books do that to me, which is why she has quickly become one of my favorite authors.
Oh man, do I ever love Misconduct! Every. Single. Thing. Characters, great dialogue, the amazing chemistry … yeah, it has it all just the way I like it. There were certain things that I wasn’t expecting, such as the age difference and Tyler’s son, but they only added to my extreme fondness for the book.
Do you ever read a book and it feels like the characters are a reflection of yourself? When you can connect so deeply with a character that it almost feels creepy because it’s like looking in the mirror at times. Damn, I love that! That’s what I got with Easton, and why I’m a huge fan of this type of romance. What I especially appreciate about Easton is her confidence and wit. She doesn’t go all swoony and dumb in the presence of Tyler or anyone else. No, she knows how to play the game and hold a conversation.
The dynamic between Easton and Tyler is my absolute favorite. They both have a dominate personality and like to be in control of everything in their lives. It isn’t just that though, I can’t express enough how much I love the way they enjoy taunting and pushing each other’s buttons. It’s a turn on for them and a form of flirtation. She’s temperamental and drives him crazy, while he can be so damn infuriating … but it’s unbelievably delicious! They have a bit of that antagonistic Scarlet and Rhett dynamic going on, only hotter.
Seriously, Misconduct is fan-effing-tastic! I now crave anything and everything Penelope Douglas writes.