REVIEW – MISCONDUCT by Penelope Douglas

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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…

*****Patty’s Review*****

{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}


Easton Bradbury is a 23 year old woman who is haunted by her past so much that she has developed a case of OCD to help her maintain some control over her daily life. She moved to New Orleans with her older brother to escape the painful memories of a family tragedy and is about to start a new job as a high school history teacher at a well known private school. At a charity masquerade ball she meets a devastatingly handsome man that will ultimately spin her world on its axis.

Tyler Marek is a wealthy and powerful man in his mid thirties. He’s planning on running for Senator. He’s also the father of a fourteen year old boy, who will end up being in Easton’s history class. He and Easton had a brief but very memorable encounter at the masquerade ball months ago. Even though he never got her name, she hasn’t left his thoughts. Easton also hasn’t been able to get Tyler off of her mind. When these two meet up again, the chemistry is white hot!!

Easton does play it cool because of her need to be in control, and also because she knows it’s highly inappropriate to get involved with the parent of one of her students. Tyler knows that he should walk away from the situation but he’s completely bewitched by Easton. They get into quite a few heated arguments which just built up my anticipation for them to get together.

When things start to heat up, well holy hell, I couldn’t get enough of this story! I loved how alpha and sexy Tyler was. And I felt for him whenever he tried to reach out to his son, Christian, but would get rejected. He became a father at the age of twenty but he wasn’t ready to take on that kind of responsibility, so he wasn’t around a lot in his son’s life. Now, at the age of fourteen, Christian has come to live with Tyler, while his mother has accepted a job opportunity outside of the country for a year.

Both Tyler and Easton go into this thing between them thinking it is temporary and that nothing serious can come of it. For one, it would be considered scandalous and could jeopardize his campaign, and her career. Most importantly this was Tyler’s time to bond with his son and to convince Christian that he truly mattered to him.

I seriously enjoyed this story. The steam was off the charts. Having read one of Penelope’s books before, I knew she was a talented writer. Also there’s something seriously hot about a romance with a sexy political candidate. A man with power just makes panties melt everywhere!! There were a couple of things that happened after the 75% mark that I didn’t really care for and so I had to knock off a star.

Overall I liked the story and Tyler Marek definitely got my heart racing quite a few times.

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