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, 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…
Easton Bradbury has never been someone who could suffer fools quietly. Intensely driven and unassumingly beautiful, she’s plotted the course of her life very carefully from a young age.
After tragedy strikes, she walks away from professional tennis to become a teacher at one of the most prestigious private schools in New Orleans. She loves the challenge of expanding their minds and embraces social media as a vehicle to do it. All of the parents are more than impressed. Everyone except Mr. Tyler Marek.
He’s the most insufferable man that she’s ever met and yet the desire that he ignites in her cannot be denied. Drawn like a moth to a flame, she knows that what they have burns too hot to last – and she’s more than willing to put her hand in the flame.
He bent his head down to mine, our noses brushing. “You’re strong and proud, resilient and capable. I can see that.” His voice was thick, like he was feeling more than he was saying. “I value those qualities in a person, Easton. You don’t give anyone an inch, and it’s like looking into a mirror, because it’s the same independence I value.” He looked at me like a dare and wrapped an arm around my waist, pulling me closer and whispering, “And when I touch you, I can’t explain what I feel, but I know you’re feeling me, too.”
Tyler Marek didn’t have his success handed to him. Despite being born into an influential family, he built his empire all on his own. Now at thirty-five, he’s trying to be the father that his young son desperately needs and is preparing to step into politics to somehow try make up for the carelessness of his youth.
But when he encounters Easton Bradbury, he wants to forget everything that he has to lose and risk it all to posses her.
She’s unlike any other woman that he’s ever met. She challenges him and pushes every single one of his carefully constructed boundaries. He’s never cared enough before to dare to ask for more – but sometimes a man has to sacrifice his heart to do what’s right.
“Sex had never been this good with anyone in my life, and there had been plenty to compare her to. The thing I’d learned about sex was that for it to be good, it had to be more than just fucking. Playing, teasing, talking— the pair up of the right two people— and you had the difference between an act that you’d forget in two minutes and something that you wanted again and again.
Misconduct is a seriously sexy departure for Penelope Douglas! It’s by far her most intense and intricate work to date. Edgy and seductively smart, she manages to capture her characters and their inner conflicts in such a way that you feel it right in your gut. You don’t just read this book, you experience it – and you’ll relish every moment…
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“Why you?” he questioned. “Why have I been thinking of you ever since that Mardi Gras ball?”
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Penelope Douglas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fall Away series. She has her Masters of Science in Education from Loyola University in New Orleans and she currently lives in Las Vegas with her family.
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