Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

About the book:

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…


I have not read a book by Penelope Douglas that I have not loved. She has a way to make you feel the pain the her characters are struggling with. I felt the pain and guilt that Easton felt about losing her parents and her sister. 

There is something about this mystery man at the Masquerade that sparked something inside Easton Bradbury. She hasn't felt like this in quite some time. What do you do when you meet someone and have an instant connection to them? Things change the moment Easton finds out the identity of her mystery man. He is not only a millionaire, but he is running for a political seat in Washington.  This alone should keep Easton away from him. So she does what she does best, she leaves the party without saying goodbye.

Easton is one that leads a very secluded life. She hates surprises, as she needs to be in control over everything. Her past has molded her to become a person who she doesn't recognize anymore. Easton's main focus is on her job, to be the best teacher she can be. To secure her masters degree and land the job of a life time. So when Easton lands a job at a prestigious private school, she is on cloud nine. That is until she meets a parent of one of her students at the open house.  
When someone you trusted steals your sense of security and holds your life in the palm of his hand for two whole years, your mind finds ways to compensate for the loss of control.
I felt safer when things were in order. When I had dominion over even the most trivial of matters. ~ Easton
Tyler Marek is a complicated man. A woman sparked his interest a year ago and he couldn't get her out of his mind since. So when he walks into his son's history class and his eyes land on her.... he is thrown for a loop. Nothing knocks Tyler of his kilter, but this woman... she has him wanting. Tyler is a man that stops at nothing. When he sets his sights on something, he gets it. So he will stop at nothing to get Easton.  

When Easton and Tyler meet again, it is inevitable that the two of them cannot fight the attraction. But what will the two of them do. They both know that it is unprofessional and she can lose her job. Her main focus is her job. Tyler's main focus is having Easton underneath him, screaming his name.   
It wasn't easy to easy to say no to something you wanted, but I was taught that while some mistakes can be overcome, others should be never be made. In our hearts, we always know what's right and wrong. That's not the struggle.
The struggle is wanting what's wrong for you and gauging whether or not the consequences are worth it. ~ Easton
Easton and Tyler can't fight the connection between then. Yes, it's naughty. Yes, it's wrong. Tyler's main focus should be his son. Can Tyler and Easton have a relationship and keep it a secret? Will Easton be able to juggle her career and a relationship? Will she risk everything she has worked so hard for, to be with the one man who makes her feel alive?
"Easton", he breathed against my mouth. I opened my eyes to see him looking at me.
His gaze turned thoughtful. "I've been with enough women to know when it's right and when it's wrong" -- he bit my bottom lip and released it -- "and when I have you in my hands, it feels more right than anything." ~ Tyler
Misconduct is a riveting tale of a teacher and a parent.  Both Tyler and Easton know they have sacrifices to make, but will they? Will they sacrifice their own happiness for Tyler's son. Tyler's son is struggling with his relationship with a father who he barely knows. When Tyler is forced to chose between his son and the woman who he is falling for, who will he chose? Things aren't so black and white.  When both Easton and Tyler are faced with difficult decisions, decisions that will determine their future, what will they do?  

There are several twists and turns in this story, one that I totally did not see coming. I was left with my jaw on the ground. Way to go Penelope!!

This is a FIVE star read. I could not put this book down. I devoured it in one sitting. You must read this book. You will fall in love with Tyler's alpha male tactics as well as Easton's fierce personality.  I will give you a little hint. You will LOVE the scene in his office with his suit. That is all I will say!!!!  Get reading !!!!!

This review was prepare by Heather. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

R-Rated Excerpt:

“Why you?” he questioned. “Why have I been thinking of you ever since that Mardi Gras ball?”
He pressed his body to mine, and I shook my head slowly.
“Mr. Marek,” I pleaded, but it was useless. My eyes fell to his mouth, and then I glanced to my closed door, knowing that even though the students were gone for the day, there might still be staff around. “Please.”
“There was something that drew us together that night,” he maintained. “Something that got under my skin, something that’s still there.”
His mouth was an inch from mine, and I breathed hard, needing to push him away, but at the same time, that was the last thing I wanted.
“Easton,” he whispered, and reached down behind my thigh, lifting it to press himself closer against me.
I groaned, feeling the ridge of his cock nestle between my legs.
“We can’t do this,” I told him.
My clothes felt like sandpaper on my skin, and I wanted them off. I wanted his shirt open and to know what he felt like under my fingertips.
“I know,” he answered.
But while his left hand held my knee up, his right hand slid between my legs and rubbed my clit through my panties.
I sucked in a sharp breath and clutched his shoulders, letting my eyes fall closed as my head floated away from me.
“Mr. Marek,” I begged.
But his breath fell against my mouth, and he whispered, “I told you there would be no stopping me when we finally ran into each other again.”
And before I could open my eyes, he’d captured my bottom lip between his teeth and then kissed me, sending me reeling until I didn’t know which way was up.
I couldn’t fight it. His tongue dove into my mouth as he pressed me against the whiteboard and kissed me hard. I circled my arms around his neck, knowing I was getting myself into a shit ton of trouble, but I didn’t care at the moment.
My body needed him. That’s all it was.
I wouldn’t get involved emotionally—I never did.
He grabbed me underneath both thighs and swung me around, planting my ass on the desk.
I groaned, his mouth working strong and fast over mine, stealing my breath as pleasure swarmed in my chest. It spiraled downward like a cyclone low in my belly.
I tightened my legs around his waist as his fingers slid under my dress, raking down my thighs.
I grabbed the back of his neck, cocking my head and returning every inch of his kiss. He tasted like coffee with vanilla, and I felt a hint of stubble on his face under my fingertips.
Dropping my hands down his body, I started unbuttoning his black vest. It was too thick, and I couldn’t feel him.
I pulled my mouth back, then dove back in to flick his tongue with mine.
“Jesus Christ,” he groaned, eating me up with quick kisses and nibbles. “Why does it have to be you, huh?”
I fumbled with the last button and finally tore open the vest, running my hands up his stomach and chest, covered only by his fine white dress shirt.
But even through the shirt, I felt the dips of his abs and pecs and of his toned waist and back.
Something screeched to my right, and I twisted my head to see the flailing branches of the tree outside scraping against the windowpane. The leaves blew, and I knew the storm would be here soon.
But I turned back to him, both of us breathing heavily, and I loved the storm in Tyler Marek’s eyes even more.
He slid his hands inside my panties and leaned his forehead into mine. I whimpered and grasped the back of his neck with both hands, my pussy throbbing at the thick ridge of his cock pressing against my leg.
He leaned down, his teeth nipping at my jaw as my eyes fluttered closed.
“Tyler.” I let my head fall back, craning my neck for his lips. “Mr. Marek, please stop,” I begged.
His hot breath fell across my ear, and I shivered.
“I thought about you all weekend,” he whispered. “How do you make me do that?”
I snatched up his lips again. I liked what he was telling me too much.
He grabbed the hair at the back of my head and pulled, exposing my neck again as he dived down and whispered against my skin, “When you walked in, dressed in that short little skirt, my fucking hands wanted these thighs”—he raked his fingers down my legs again—“almost as much as my mouth did,” he admitted.
I squeezed my eyes shut, the need becoming agony. “Mr. Marek,” I quaked. “Oh, God.”
I didn’t want to stop him, but . . .
I bit my bottom lip, feeling his fingers slide up and down my pussy, dipping and bringing out the wetness, spreading it over my clit.
And then whimpered, feeling two long fingers plunge inside of me.
“Shit,” I moaned, squirming against his fingers. “Please stop,” I pleaded. “Tyler, please.”
But he just added another finger, staring down and watching the pleasure of what he was doing spread across my face.
“Say it again,” he ordered.
I blinked, opening my eyes, even though his thumb rubbing circles on my clit was driving me wild.
“Tyler,” I said gently. “Please stop.”
His mouth curled into a smile, and he stole a kiss, nipping at my bottom lip. “You don’t want me to, do you?” he breathed out.
He increased his speed, flicking my clit faster and harder and curling the fingers inside of me, making me suck in air quicker and quicker and making me so needy I damn near gave in and begged to ride his cock.
“Tyler, oh, my God,” I cried, squeezing my eyes shut again and feeling my insides swirl and tighten.
“On second thought, call me Mr. Marek,” he insisted, and I popped my eyes open, seeing the devil in his grin.
I bit my lips between my teeth, groaning as I leaned back on my hands and slid my ass back and forth, fucking his fingers.
“Yes, Mr. Marek,” I breathed out, dropping my head back as the whole fucking world started to spin.
One of my heels dropped to the floor, but I couldn’t care less.
He continued staring down at me, looking like he was completely captivated with my face.
“You going to be nice from now on?” he challenged in a hard voice, rubbing harder.
“Yes, Mr. Marek,” I rushed out.
“You going to keep your temper in check?” His long fingers filled me up again and again.
I nodded frantically, feeling the orgasm coming. “Yes, Mr. Marek.”
“And I’m not done with you yet,” he warned. “Just so you know.”
I breathed in and out quickly, my body tensing and shaking. “Yes,” I cried out.
And then the orgasm exploded, spreading down my thighs and through my belly. I dropped my head all the way back, plastering my hand to my mouth to stifle the cry as I squeezed my eyes shut and let him rub my clit, bringing the orgasm to an end.
My legs, suddenly as shaky as Jell-O, released their grip on his waist and dangled off the side of the desk.
He kissed me, holding my lips for a few moments, and for a just a few moments I felt like I did on Sunday mornings. When I woke up and realized I could  stay in bed.

About the author:

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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