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Bad Behavior (Conduct #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  221 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Grant Madsen’s got issues. He’s still battling his Mafia family and doing everything possible to keep his loved ones safe. With the cruising season coming to an end, he has to find another job soon or he’ll rejoin his father in prison. And he’s trying to convince his rebellious teenage nephew to stay away from their criminal relatives (you can imagine how that’s going). ...more
Paperback, First, 312 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Omnific Publishing (first published March 7th 2011)
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Mar 29, 2011 Jamie rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: I love this series! I'm sorry, that's all I can say for lack of better words. I just love this series. I have come back and given it five stars because I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Any book/series that can do that to me deserves all the gold!
Mar 11, 2011 Jacki rated it it was amazing
This sequel to Good Behavior was amazing. This book takes the reader on the journey of two people (Sexy McSailor Grant and his Bonnie Lass who gets to ride the McSailor Ship Sophie) ended in the first book. They start off two people who have gone through so much and who are in love with each other but this book takes it that much farther. You get to examine, feel and experience what are the sum of the parts of these two people whose marks of the past taint their present and can destory their ...more
Mar 26, 2011 Nix rated it it was amazing
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This sequel does NOT disappoint! Bad Behavior takes off right where With Good Behavior ended: Grant and Sophie are sharing an apartment and Sophie’s big mouth has landed them in couple’s counseling as a condition of their parole. It’s the aftermath of the dramatic climax of With Good Behavior and Grant and Sophie still have a lot to learn about each other – and themselves.

We get to know them a little deeper (by being a fly on the wall during their therapy sessions); their strengths and weakness
Dec 05, 2015 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, best-2015
I have loved this book so much I am almost speechless, and I had to take a break to collect my thoughts about it before doing a review. It has so much excellent psychology in it, that it was a complete delight to read. I have been riveted and intrigued about the characters' journey from the fist page and the conclusion was great.

I have read countless "case studies" books from prominent psychotherapists, and this is often a favourite way of expanding my understanding of a particular psychotherape
Megan (magan bagan)
Mar 25, 2011 Megan (magan bagan) rated it really liked it
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In this sequel to With Good Behavior, Jennifer Lane takes us on an emotional journey of discovery and strength with her two main characters that left me wanting more. She proved once again why I love her writing.

Picking up where WGB left off, Sophie and Grant continue their routines of going to work and parole meetings, only now they have to add couples counseling into the mix. This won't be an easy task for either of them, especially since they are still learning about each other.

Our favorite p
Nov 07, 2012 Angel rated it it was amazing
It's official: I LOVE THIS SERIES! And the sequel is even better!

I loved so many things about this series-- particularly the characters! Aside from our Bonnie and McSailor ;p, I love Rog, Joe, Jerry and Benny! They're hilarious! And I love Hunter!

But the one thing I love the MOST about this series is that the author nailed ALL the psychological stuff! Which of course doesn't surprise me because Jennifer Lane is also a psychologist! The entire time I was reading this book, I can't remember how ma
Lisette Brodey

I’m simply having the best time reading Jennifer Lane’s Conduct Series. My reading time is so limited and for me to commit to an entire series, it has got to be a great read.

I loved the first book in this series, With Good Behavior. The two main characters, Sophie Taylor (a psychologist) and Grant Madsen (a Navy man), are both paroled from prison. They’re two good people who should have never been in prison, but for two very different reasons, both courtesy of the Barbieri crime family (Grant’s
Mar 26, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
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At last! A romance that continues AFTER the couple “falls in” love. Placing value on a HEALTHY relationship, no less! So many heroines these days completely lose themselves when they meet their “other half” – want to die if they part – as if that were “romantic”.

I didn’t realize how much I missed Grant, Sophie and the eclectic bunch of side characters until I delved into book number 2 of this series. Bad Behavior picks up where With Good Behavior left off and takes the reader on a journey / adve
Darcia Helle
Sophie and Grant are the perfectly imperfect couple. Or is it imperfectly perfect? Either way, they are captivating together. They both come into the relationship slightly damaged and with lots of baggage. As they work through their issues in couple therapy, we see their vulnerabilities and their strengths.

I loved the tidbits of psychology sprinkled throughout. There are scenes here that many people, single and married, will be able to relate to on various levels.

While the heart of this story i
Mar 26, 2011 ~*~amandapanda~*~ rated it really liked it
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I can't wait for this to be released!!!
Just one week!!! :D

...I bought it as soon as it came out and devoured it quickly. :)
Read this review at Smash Attack Reads!

Smashtastic Synopsis: Grant and Sophie are back! In the second installment in The CONduct series by Jennifer Lane, Grant and Sophie face new perils as they fight to keep their love alive. Grant continues to battle his mafia family and inner demons, all the while fighting to stay out of prison. The end of cruise season is upon him, and if he doesn’t find a new job soon, it’s back to the slammer for him! Slammer = Papa
My book journey takes me to Chicago again for more of my favorite ex-cons, Grant and Sophie! While the first book showed where the romance began for these two, Bad Behavior centers on our lovable couple working on their issues. Through couples counseling, the emotions fly high as old scars resurface. It’s a good thing that their psychologist is so patient and caring. I gotta love Dr. Hunter Hayes as he helps them tackle their demons head on. Grant, especially, had a huge mountain to climb, since ...more
May 09, 2011 Lydia rated it it was amazing
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This was the perfect follow-up to a fantastic first book. I loved the idea of getting to see what happens after the "happily ever after". Plus, we get to see two adults in a mostly healthy relationship trying to figure it all out. I can't say enough about this book. All the things I loved about the first one are true about this one as well.

I loved that the reader gets to see how the relationships with each of the main character's families develop. I loved watching Sophie's dad slowly grow fond
May 29, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how Jennifer Lane got all that story line into this book I'll never understand, but she did it. I really like that we get to see into Sophie and Grant's therapy appointments like we get to see their parole appointments too. Not to mention how far Grant and Sophie both come in this book, it's amazing, and it doesn't seem contrived just to get the book moving. I can't wait to see what happens in book #3!
Debra Anastasia
Jun 20, 2012 Debra Anastasia rated it it was amazing
Back again with Sophie and Grant! They continue the series with a surprising, wonderful tale. Your summer reading list should include this book series. It is fantastic! Jennifer Lane gives you a gripping, suspenseful love story in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Treat yourself to Jennifer's whole collection.
May 07, 2011 Ana rated it really liked it
Bad Behavior makes us desire a healthy relationship. Its a story that grabs you and doesnt let you go. It makes you crave more. (So Im happy On Best Behavior is coming soon)


Jen, I learned a lot…

Great 2nd book in this series. I just love the secondary characters, they add so much to the story line. Grant...*swoon*!More review to come...
Jun 17, 2011 Eleanore rated it it was amazing
Bad Behavior by Jennifer Lane
(Book #2: CONduct Series)
Source: Author
Rating: 4/5 stars

Bad Behavior, book two in Jennifer Lane’s CONduct series picks up just where book one, With Good Behavior ended. YAY!!! Grant and Sophie are still a very new couple and thanks to their parole officer, Jerry Stone (still love him!) the two are now attending couple’s therapy and their therapist, Hunter (love him too!) has a crush on Grant. What could possibly go wrong there, right?

For Grant, therapy is just one mo

Bad Behavior picks up where With Good Behavior ends. Sophie and Grant have to go to couples therapy mandated by their PO Jerry Stone. Sophie is all for it since she's been going to therapy, but Grant not so much, especially with what happened to him when he was a kid.

I definitely shed some tears reading about Grant's childhood, the stories he told Hunter and the flashbacks he experienced. The worst for me was the beating with the belt that made him bled. In that story you find ou
Jan 19, 2014 Jessica rated it liked it
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Jennifer Lane’s BAD BEHAVIOR picks up right where On Good Behavior left off. If you haven’t read ON GOOD BEHAVIOR it is necessary to do so in order to understand why Sophie and Grant are in the position they are in.

After Logan’s death and Carlo’s attack on Sophie and her friend, both Grant and Sophie attempt to leave the past behind. Both begin to attend regular sessions with Sophie’s psychologist, Dr. Hunter and with Hunter’s help they begin to overcome their own personal demons. While things b
Apr 27, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it
This second book in the series picks up right where the first one leaves off. Hint- must read first book before this one so stop now if you haven't. (-;

Bad Behavior was every bit as wonderful as the first book, but it did have a different feel to it. It elicited a bigger emotional response from me because of the way the plot was developed, but because it was a sequel it did not jab me with the sharper responses of first discovery like what you get when introduced to things in the second book. No
Cocktails and Books
Dec 05, 2011 Cocktails and Books rated it really liked it
The second book in the CONduct series picks up shortly after the first. Sophie is still recovering from cousin Carlo's attack while preparing to start her teaching position at DePaul. Grant, still reeling from the torment his family put Sophie through, dealing with the death of his brother and the prospect of finding a new job, really doesn't want to participate in the couple's therapy sessions their PO has assigned.

But therapy is what Sophie and Grant embark on with Dr. Hunter Hayes. Hunter wa
Christina Rodriguez
Dec 16, 2013 Christina Rodriguez rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars.

“Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free.”

(Thank you to Jennifer Lane for providing me with an ecopy for review.)

In Bad Behavior, Grant and Sophie still have a lot to work through as they learn to deal with the loss of Logan and the constant threat of the Barbari family. When they are ordered to attend couples counseling, the two set out on a journey of sharing their past with each other. Unknown secrets and horrific past ev
Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review



And actually I've been fangirling for over ten minutes now and I still can't stop smiling.

This. Book. Is. Filled. With. Love.


Okay, I love everyone. Actually, I love the whole thing. I love everything.

I've th
Bookfunatic (Tessa)
May 22, 2011 Bookfunatic (Tessa) rated it really liked it
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I have a tendency to approach subsequent books in a series with a hint of trepidation, wondering whether or not the author still has sufficient “story” to tell. I was pleased to discover that Bad Behavior has a great depth of “story” to tell.

What sets The Conduct series apart from so many novels, for me, is that I feel as though I truly know and understand each of the characters – probably better than I understand the people around me! Jennifer Lane has an uncanny ability to provide readers with
Mar 26, 2011 K9 rated it really liked it
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Bad Behavior is the second book in The Conduct Series. If you haven’t read the first book, With Good Behavior, I suggest you do so now, and DO NOT KEEP READING THIS REVIEW!
The love story of parolees Grant Madsen and Sophie Taylor continues in Bad Behavior. This time they are mandated to attend counseling together. With their baggage from the past, they have a lot to deal with! Not to mention the baggage that Ashley dumps on their doorstep in the middle of the night! :P Jennifer Lane’s ex
Jun 20, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it

Bad Behavior is a prime example of why I dislike taking review requests. Not because Bad Behavior is bad--it's not, not at all--but because I drag my feet when it comes time to read and review. (Sorry, Jennifer!) And I'm sure that the only reason I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first is because it was a review request. Because review requests = obligations = not as fun. So it goes.

If you thought Sophie's and Grant's adventures were over and done with after With Good Behavior, you were
Jan 13, 2013 Bookalot rated it really liked it
For a breath of fresh air, try Bad Behavior. If you're tired of reading about journalists / girls working in the publishing industry and cliches about really rich love interests, Bad Behavior provides just this. (Unlike the superhuman leads of recent times, our hero is not rich with ten thousand abilities; he's macho but cried in the first few chapters - so human, so sexy!)

It's about a former pyschologist who has just been released from prison on parole and a Mafia's son who had also just been r
Apr 14, 2012 Laurie rated it really liked it
I love this series by Jennifer Lane. This second book in the series delves more into the lives of Grant and Sophie, the main characters. They are still on parole and dealing with Grant's mafia family.

My favorite part of this novel was therapy with Hunter. Hunter is honest in dealing with his feelings of attraction to Grant. It is clear that the author is a psychologist as she delves into issues like "disassociation" and "leading with your feelings". Being a psychology major myself, it was really
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“Two did not become one, but rather two came together—each one strong, healthy, and resilient, making the whole steadfast and true. They didn’t lose themselves in each other, but found themselves in each other instead.” 8 likes
“Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free.” 3 likes
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