Dec 4, 2015

REVIEW: MISCONDUCT by Penelope Douglas

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fall Away series who never fails to deliver a “powerfully written contemporary love story…”* 
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and 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 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…
(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)

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"Both of us hated to be handled.
Until now. 

What I've come to notice about Ms.Douglas writing is that no one can a love/hate relationship quite like she does.The sexual tension,power,mixed in with a slight forbiddeness caused for an entertaining read.
Easton Bradbury was a former professional tennis player.Being at the top of her game and having a loving family to support her,life was good.Until it all came to a screeching halt forcing her to make a life altering decision to become a history teacher.
At twenty-three,she finally has her life in order and nothing or no one is going to get in the way. That is until she meets potential senatorial candidate Tyler Marek.

"Two things could be assumed about Marek: He expected to get everything he wanted,and he thought he just had.
Idiot. 

Tyler Marek is at a crossroads of his life.He's trying to be good father to his fourteen year old son Christian while juggling his own political career.Having never been involved in his son's life before,this is a new territory for him along with the feeling of guilt.How do you repair a broken relationship with the person you love the most?
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Being a history teacher to high school students is very challenging but what's more challenging is learning that the man you had a connection with six months ago,is also your student's parent.
I really loved the concept of this story and Easton's interaction with her students. I found that very refreshing and and every classroom scene was highly entertaining.Tyler's relationship with his son was what I loved the most. It was not a easy road for the two of them but Tyler was trying to be a better father and you actually saw the transition with him.What I didn't like so much was the excuse of them not being able to be together at first. I really didn't understand it.

"I'm not a jealous man, but for you I might make an exception". 

Even though this wasn't my favorite from Penelope, I would recommend this one because she made this story different and she took something that everyone uses in their life and made it a learning experience.

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