Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Posted November 29, 2015 | 31 Comments

Misconduct by Penelope DouglasMisconduct
Author: Penelope Douglas
Published by: NAL
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 368
Source: Publisher

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.


31 responses to “Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

  1. I love it when I can sink so deeply into a book, when I truly feel like I know the characters, like I understand them completely. I’m happy this was one such experience for you, those books always stay with us the longest.
    Great review!

  2. Lekeisha

    I haven’t read anything of hers, but you make me want to grab this. I love a headstrong female when reading books in this genre. Nothing annoys me more than one of those salivating, brain cell losing protagonists. Awesome review!

  3. Ummmm I need to read this immediately Christy! IMMEDIATELY! I love that they’re both dominant personalities and like to push one another’s buttons, obviously the banter between them is going to be epic. *prepares to highlight* Adding this to my list:)

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  4. I hadn’t heard of this author before, it sounds like a good book! That’s so frustrating you lost half of your highlights. It’s great when you connect so deeply with a character, it doesn’t happen often though. And I like it when a main characters hold her own and doesn’t go all dump in the pressence of the love interest. It sounds like these two have some great chemistry and dynamics. Great review!

  5. What is he hiding? I know! That he is a Brony, the male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. No wonder he is not connecting with his son. All young boys are into Transformers. Everybody knows that.

  6. Immediately marked as “need now” on my wishlist. 🙂 I’ve been so intimidated by the thought of reading one of her books… and I really don’t know why!! Man, I think I seriously need to give it now. You’ve completely sold me on this book!! 🙂

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  7. Ohhh, I’ve done that. Had an ecopy and even finished the book, remove it from my main screen, then accidentally deleted it and all my highlighted notes along with it. Ohhhh, it pisses you right off doesn’t it.

    At first I thought she was on with the son going by the synopsis, it’s worded weirdly. Thank goodness your review explained it all. This sounds super saucy, not sure it’s my cuppa tea but willing to give anything a read that you’re gushing over Christy. Incredible review <3

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  8. Kim

    YES! Misconduct was fan-flipping-tastic. Oh, Tyler. That mouth. That dirty, dirty mouth. I loved it. After one of my blogging buddies texted me to tell me to pick it up immediately and start reading, I did thinking I would just read a couple chapters before bed. I was wrong. I binged the hell out of that book and I regret nothing. So, so good. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as I did. Bummer about the highlights though. That seriously stinks.

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