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Misconduct by Penelope Douglas REVIEW

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…

Review

Having fallen in love with Penelope Douglas’s Fall Away series, which focuses on the New Adult genre and all the drama that comes with younger characters, I was amazed and in awe of how well she has transitioned into contemporary romance.

This book was highly engaging and it completely pulled me into the characters heads in a way that I felt myself as part of the story.

Easton Bradbury is an ex-Tennis star, who rose to fame winning accolades right through her teens. Now a twenty three year old college graduate, she is about to start her teaching career at a highly prestigious school in New Orleans.

Thirty five year old Tyler Marek is an extremely successful man, having built up his empire from scratch, he is now planning on declaring his intention to run for the Senate. He is the estranged father of a fourteen year old son that he doesn’t really know, but now that Christian has come to live with him for a year, he needs to juggle his very busy schedule with being involved in his son’s life.

When Tyler meets Christian’s history teacher he remembers her from an event 6 months prior, but she is a very different woman that he built her up to be.

This turns out to be a love/hate relationship that will keep you on your toes, and a well developed storyline that will make you fall in love with the main characters.

Tyler, oh how I fell. He was a commanding man in and out of the bedroom and he will give you butterflies and make you worship his dirty mouth in one foul swoop. I loved how he worked hard to fix his relationship with his son without being overbearing and the way he was able to read Easton was swoon worthy.

Easton was not as easy to relate to, but it didn’t take me long for me to be fighting in her corner. She was closed off and cold but sassy and strong.

Another thing that I loved was that I felt like I was right there in New Orleans, with it’s intense vibrancy and soul, It made me want to jump on a plane and be a part of it. Penelope has a Pinterest board which enhances the reading experience and also makes references to music which I feel added to the whole reading experience.

I don’t think I could not enjoy a book by this author, there is always a perfect balance of everything I love in a book. A gorgeous forbidden romance, I highly recommend it.

Misconduct is a standalone contemporary romance, told in dual POV.

ARC gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

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Penelope Douglas is a writer living in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to “just get the damn degree!” She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she HATED public administration. One night, she told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later she was married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The 100, and she shops at Target almost daily.

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