on December 1, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
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…
I’m not going to lie, as soon as I read the synopsis for Misconduct I had a serious case of “grabby hands”. I needed this book and I needed it like yesterday.
First of all, it had one of my favorite things that I look for in a book; Forbidden romance? Check! Well, and the fact that Penelope Douglas is becoming one of my new favorite authors that’s just another check!
Easton and Tyler meet at a party and they have the sexiest, without actually doing anything, interlude. They end up parting ways before they exchange phone numbers. Fast forward months later when first-time teacher Easton is hosting her open house and she comes face-to-face with one of her student’s father…Tyler. Since they were wearing masks at the party months ago, Tyler does not realize who she is at first. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting her and vice-versa.
I literally did not want to put this one down. If I had been able to, I would’ve read it one sitting. Seriously, this book was so addicting.
Easton is fiercely independent for many reasons and knows that embarking on anything with Tyler is not a good idea. Her childhood has shaped her into the shy, OCD-riddled, open and sometimes brash person that she is. But she fights for herself and what she knows deep down is the right thing. Tyler is just hot. That’s the best way I can describe him. He’s very driven yet knows he is lacking in many things, mostly ignoring his son for many years.
When these two get together it’s explosive Even before they got together and they knocked heads on stuff, the tension was palpable. They were so perfect for each other. Both of them do not have good track records with relationships so when they embark on whatever it is they have, they don’t really define it. Which I guess is good because there is one scene that bothered me quite a bit and I am not so sure it was necessary. Maybe it was the catalyst for both of them to realize their affections for each other?
Two other things that really made this book enjoyable was the setting and the importance of education. The book was set in New Orleans and seeing as I love that city, Penelope weaved a lot of NOLA details into the story. The way that Easton taught her children was so interesting (even though Tyler fought it) and I hope there are teachers out there that try different ways like Easton, to incorporate social media into the classroom.