- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1155 KB
- Print Length: 402 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (1 December 2015)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01063XPUM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 201 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,962 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bully and Corrupt comes a love story as forbidden as it is irresistible . . .
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 but 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 . . .
Praise for Penelope Douglas:
'Douglas just gets better and better' Samantha Young, author of On Dublin Street and Hero
'Downright explosive.' Publishers Weekly
'As gripping as it was sexy.' Colleen Hoover
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How long would you stand in the middle of a burning room before you ran to safety? This psychological theme pops up throughout the writing. The book is a great example of conflict, climax, resolution.
The character development was excellent. Easton Bradbury - talented and tough, but hurt and vulnerable.Tyler Malek - messy personal life, driven, successful and viper-like. Somehow they connected. I didn't necessarily always like the two main charaters or agree with them, but their journey was riveting. Tyler's son was refreshingly wise, beyond his years.
The opening chapter was gripping and the story never really lost my interest throughout the reading. Initially, I wondered if it would be as good as Corrupt. It was, although different. Corrupt was more left-of-centre, dark, troubling, had more punch and 'what the...?' moments.This book is more seductive, enticing, thoughtful and fluid. In fact, I preferred the style and tone of Misconduct.
As an exteacher (no, I didn't experience a Malek/Easton situation...insert smile here...it's fiction afterall), I appreciated the level of research Penelope did to realistically depict the teaching profession. Added to that, she potrayed the environment of rich and entitled politicians very well, too.
I love the way, throughout all of Penelope's books, her characters reflect on life, circumstances and behaviours. They express thoughts and make observations that get our minds ticking, or we debate and reflect. She posed a list of issues that arose from this novel: one was Tyler and Easton's age difference. Tyler seemed immature at times for his age and Easton mature at times...somehow they met in the middle. So, I felt it was a 'non-issue' and their connection superceded the age gap.
Sex is always a feature in Penelope's novels and this was no exception, of course, but it wasn't overdone. The daring scene in the dark on a rainy night was noteworthy. However, the steamy scenes don't dominate, but are seamlessly included in the plot.
In a nutshell, this book had so much to offer and I loved it!
I am a huge fan of Penelope Douglas. With Corrupt and Bully being on my "read again and again list".
Misconduct had the potential for greatness, but it just fell a little short for me. I just felt like there was something missing in the story, but I just couldn't put my finger on it.
I did really enjoy the relationship between Tyler and his son. What started out at pure hatred turned into something loving.
Easton was also a very strong character, although she lacked a little self confidence at times.
I would recommend this book to all Penelope Douglas fans and for those who are yet to read her works, definitely get your hands on Corrupt and the Bully series.
Easton is a strong woman who has been put through challenges and the loss of loved ones. She is a survivor.
Tyler is a man who has gone through his life to realize what matters most.
This story touches on many facets of what is important in life. Family, fortune and future.
A wonderful read, couldn't put it down.
Nice twist in the story at the end too. Definitely recommend
Top international reviews
Easton is an ex-tennis prodigy, newly qualified history teacher at a private school. She suffered a trauma and a tragedy in her past, which changed the course of her life. She now lives in New Orleans with her older brother, who is at law school. Her OCD habits helps her keep control of her life but she's no shrinking violet. She's innovative, sassy and outspoken.
Tyler is a wealthy and successful businessman with ambitions to sit in the White House, and is currently working towards a seat in the senate. He has a son, Christian, who he is somewhat estranged from, a result of an accident in his younger years. He is demanding and driven, and completely taken with Easton and pursues her, even though he knows it’s wrong.
Christian is Easton’s student.
12-year age difference, combustible chemistry, strictly forbidden. Neither do relationships though both want more…but at what cost? They fight, they love, they hurt.
Fantastic story filled with tension, mystery and plenty of sexy! Loved it!
The darker secrets were surprising, and really amped up the stakes for Easton. There's the usual misunderstandings which is inevitable in stories like these which were frustrating because I knew rhe truth. Overall it's an enjoyable read which I will happily reread in the future.
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner [...]
Taylor let me down big time.
He was a horrible Dad and it seems that every time in the story he mentioned his 35 years of age he was trying to convince himself that he was a grown up when in fact, he was repeating the same mistakes from his past over and over again. Without the excuse of being too young.
When he broke up with Easton I wanted to arghhh I don't know... let my fury out!
Seriously? What a jerk! and not in a good way.
Ooh! I forgot to mention 2 other things:
I didn't get WHY the freaky brother in the story. He was such a great brother before that twist.
The scene in the Club left me uncomfortable. I'm not a prude, most of my friends know the wicked stuff I read and like. However, what Easton tried to do there to push him away didn't sit well with me.
Alles in allem ist Misconduct für mich nur mittelmäßig und kommt nicht an die anderen Bücher der Autorin heran. Ich würde raten nicht mit zu hohen Erwartungen an das Buch heran zu gehen, vielleicht ist das Leseerlebnis dann besser.
Misconduct ist eine für mich eher oberflächliche Geschichte, die ihren fehlenden Inhalt mit mehr sexuellen Szenen, als ihr gut tut, versucht aufzupeppen. Die tiefsinnigeren Aspekte kommen dabei leider viel zu kurz.
A very steamy, secret romance between a school teacher and one of her students father. There is a age gap in this one, but its handled really well. The twist at the end bothered me a bit, has to do with the heroines past. Could have done without that. Overall, I still really enjoyed this book. The hero's struggle to engage with his teenage son was well done and I enjoyed reading about that.
I honestly cannot think of anything I didn't enjoy about this novel.
This story line could have been of the "been there done that variety" but instead she weave two characters together so expertly that it became an original story with unexpected twists and turns.
So well written as usual I was not let down.