Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas (Romance, 8/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

  December 2015, Piatkus, 400 pages, Paperback, Review copy,

Content: adult situations, strong romance

Book Summary 
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...

Nayu's thoughts
I enjoyed the plot twists in this self-discovery read... although I didn't always agree with what Easton does, hence the lower grade. It's clear how much Easton cares for her students by the way she tries to improve their lives. Ignoring the ethics of what she does, she eventually makes a positive difference for Tyler and his son which is saying something as their relationship is as good as non existent. 

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. 

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