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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  11,507 ratings  ·  1,221 reviews
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 and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by NAL
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Misconduct (stand-alone). With careers & reputations at stake their clandestine affair is taboo, a transgression neither one can afford!

“But now here she was, my kid’s teacher, dangerous and forbidden, which only increased her allure…”

Misconduct (stand-alone) opens up to college student and former tennis star Easton Bradbury at masked ball flirting and recklessly kissing a sexy stranger. When later he’s introduced as the guest of honor, aspiring politician and owner of a constr
Penelope Douglas
Nov 23, 2014 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)
Coming Dec. 1st!! Are you ready?

Add it to GR--->

Here's a sneak peek of Misconduct!
Samantha Young
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED everything about this book! Thirty five year old Tyler Marek and twenty three year old Easton Bradbury’s first interaction is combustible and I was engrossed from that moment on.
Easton has a tragic past and very believable, real issues as a consequence. Those issues gave her, her vulnerabilities and made her completely relatable but she’s also the coolest, strongest, sassiest heroine ever and I adored that about her. As for Mr. Marek… where was he when I was twenty three?!! U
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Stars

Dark spaces, quiet places," he whispered over my mouth. "That's all we need, Easton."

You know what I love about Penelope Douglas's writing? Well, aside from the obvious everything. It's her consistency. She never fails to deliver an absolutely enrapturing read with a strong heroine and an absolutely to die for hero. Her writing is magnetic, her romances are scorching, and her characters unforgettable. Misconduct is proof that not only can she write amazing New Adult Like Bully, or sco
Alex is The Romance Fox
Misconduct by Penelope Douglas is an absolute reading treat!!
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Be prepared to fall in love with Easton Bradbury & Tyler Mareck!!!

Easton Bradbury, former professional tennis and now a teacher at a top private school in New Orleans. She’s independent, sexy, and smart with a few quirks thrown in.

Tyler Mareck, successful and rich businessman has reached the top of his game. Now aiming for something more ….politics and power.

When these two meet at a gala event, sparks fly!!!
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Fast forward ……next
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{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}

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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 bal
~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~
4 Stars

I went into this book completely blind. I hadn't read the blurb or any of the reviews previously. It turns out it was the right thing to do.

I completely connected with the book and the characters.

I love Easton. She is educated, smart, and realistic. Despite everything that happened to her when she was young, you don’t feel sorry for her. She wouldn’t let you. She’s too strong, stubborn, rebellious and independent. And I love that.

I love Tyler too. He is a lousy father and has always put
I listened to the Audible version of this book and have to say that I enjoyed every last minute! Despite being predictable, this story held my attention from start to finish. I smiled. I laughed. I even fanned myself during some of the steamier scenes. It was straightforward and entertaining.

The heroine, Easton, was especially endearing. She was intelligent, strong-willed and sharp-tongued. I loved her boldness and her passion. It was nice to read about a heroine that wasn't a shrinking violet f
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
DNF @ 40%

Sorry folks...


This is probably just a case of it's me, not you.

I couldn't connect with either main character and Christian (aside from that being my hubby's name) got on my nerves to boot.

Easton's teaching style and the whole focus on the impact of social media came off as somewhat self-righteous and pretentious to me. And, while admirable and a seemingly really cool method - I just couldn't get on board and felt that there was way too much focus on it.

Anyway, I'm sure the book is gr
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


When I heard that Penelope Douglas has a new book, I was excited and happy. I loved her writing from the previous books and I was looking forward to her next book! And I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to read it sooner! I loved it so much because it was so refreshing! I haven't read a story like this before.The romance is between a teacher and a parent! Yes, yes amazing right?


Wait till you read it and see how amazing it is! I enjoyed it a lot and
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-audio
4 stars!

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What’s better than a steamy forbidden love story? Not much! Penelope Douglas does forbidden so well. Her writing is always amazing and this story is intriguing and has the best kind of sexual tension. I listened to the audio book and loved it!

Easton and Tyler meet at a party and have a major connection. easton leaves the party with her brother and nothing ever comes of it… until they meet again. At Easton’s workplace. Easton is a new teacher (it’s her first year teaching) and she just
3.5 Stars


Ex-Tennis star, Easton Bradbury has lived in the public eye, but a tragic accident and the resulting guilt, has caused her to leave her tennis racket behind. At 23 she is a recent college graduate about to start her teaching career at a prestigious New Orleans school. She has fresh ideas, and a drive to succeed.


What should be a normal parent-teacher meeting, has Easton all out of sorts. The handsome stranger she met months earlier is the parent of one of her more difficult students. Tyl
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: taboo

“Damaged people were survivors, and they survived because they always put themselves first. Self-preservation demanded it.”

Easton has been through some traumatic events in her past but she is moving on with her life the best she can. Having picked a career in teaching, she develops a new exciting approach to teaching by using the social media to her advantage.

Easton is OCD to the point of being paranoid - she counts her steps, makes sure everything is in its place in her apartment and al
Sleepless Readmore
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Don't tell people your plans.
Show them your results.
4.5 #RuleBreaker STARS

Easton and Tyler

Misconduct Penelope Douglas
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Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.5 Verrryyyy Sexy Stars****

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I absolutely adore Penelope's books, they're an instant one click for me, then when I see we're getting a story about two people who can't and shouldn't be with each other but darn it boy do they want what what they can't have and add that with some serious chemistry then I was all in and loved the hell out of this one.

So what's it about?
Tyler is planning to be the next senator and with that comes responsibilities and campaigns, parties, meetings, businessmen, wom
Natasha is a Book Junkie

I held her cheek with my hand, turning her lips to meet mine. “Say you miss me,” I whispered against her mouth. “And that you won’t regret me. Ask me if I think about you and miss you every day.”

It doesn’t happen too often that an author blows me away with two new books in such a short span of time, but Penelope Douglas is that kind of author, and her voice is always so fresh and unexpected, that I never know what kind of trill-ride she will take me on next. And whil
4 Forbidden Stars.

Easton used to be a pro tennis star and now he’s a recent graduate starting her professional life as a teacher in a private school. Tyler is a business man, considering running to senate and suddenly living with his distant teenage son, with whom he’s trying to finally have a relationship with and Easton is his son new teacher. They are attracted to each other, but the forbidden of their relationship, the 11 years gap between them and the public eye don’t make life easier for
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
Well I am going to DNF this book for now. I have the audible romance package and can listen to any book on there but I don't own this book on my kindle and I am really hating this audio version. The readers are flat and they are making me want to fall asleep so I may try this book again when I own it on kindle.
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Forbidden-Romance Stars!

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is one of those books I ventured into almost completely blind. I'd never read any books by Penelope Douglas but knew of the book buzz surrounding Bully so I took one look at this blurb and took a chance. A chance I'm happy I took! Misconduct was all kinds of awesome.

Misconduct incorporated a few plot devices I tend to gravity towards. One, that forbidden romance theme. Easton (female MC) is a new graduate student in teaching when she gets a job at a pr
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★

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Having fallen in love with Penelope Douglas's Fall Away series, which focuses on the New Adult genre and all the drama that comes with younger characters, I was amazed and in awe of how well she has transitioned into contemporary romance.

This book was highly engaging and it completely pulled me into the characters heads in a way that I felt myself as part of the story.

Easton Bradbury is an ex-Tennis star, who rose to fame winning accolades right
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars
Short review just because I can.

Honestly it's a case of "it's not you it's me". I love PD but this one isn't my favorite by her. It started out wonderful, I was completely engrossed in the story. And I really loved the two main characters. What lowered the rating and disappointed me was the very rushed and unsatisfying ending. The book was building up to great things and then it was like "Ok that's it, k thanx bai" and ended. Basically the resolution of the story wasn't done well at all
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books
4.5 Bad is good for Me stars.

I love Penelope Douglas and when I realized she had a new standalone, well I was all over that. This one is with older characters and a slightly taboo storyline. I was double intrigued and double delighted.

Easton and Tyler met years ago. They didn’t have a fling, but they shared major chemistry and it’s a first meet they will never forget. Now, Easton is a teacher for a private school and Tyler is on his way into the political office.

Easton teaches…. Wait for it… Tyl
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 "Careful" Stars!

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Everyone was raving, talking and reviewing this book so I decided to start reading it myself. That was an amazing decision LOL Actually, this is my first book by Penelope Douglas and let's just say I really really enjoyed it!

Misconduct is a stand-alone novel and it tells the story of Easton Bradbury (an ex tennis player who decides to start a new life as a history teacher in New Orleans with her brother after a tragic situation) and Tyler Marek (the CEO of one of the biggest
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
➳Every time I read this book, it's like it were the first time reading it...

Reading this book for the third time and I can never get over how incredible it is!

➳Follow Me On:
Violina The Romance Lover
4 "Family comes first" stars

“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.”

“You don’t belong anywhere I’m not.”

“The truth was, you’re happier when you’re needed and stronger when you’re loved.”

Penelope Douglas always mangages to deliver a good written stories! This one is not exeption as well. Her style is amazing, her humour is unique and her s
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Easton is twenty-three and about to graduate college when she is attending a party with her brother, Jake. She is bored and wondering around when she runs into a sexy, older man. They flirt and never reveal their identities to each other. I loved this scene, from this moment I was hooked. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and dying to know who this mystery man is.

Tyler is a thirty-five year old, successful businessman, running for Senate and trying to raise his son.
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
No title? No problem....
No synopsis? Who gives a crap!

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It's Penelope Douglas peoplez!! That makes it an insta-read!! I can't wait to see what it is though... :D

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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Need new books to read*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Second re-read: 14.04.2018
It was nice to see Easton Bradbury and Tyler Marek again. Their chemistry is of the charts, and the sex is fucking hot. However, I do have some struggles with it. I don't remember if it's the same as it always was, or if I'm just more picky now; there too little of the son. We understand that they don't have a good relationship, but it's getting better and in the end I felt cheated. You have to read to understand. Also, this book
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I first fell in love with Penelope Douglas' writing style while pulling an all nighter with 'Bully'. I was sucked into the angst, the drama, and the impeccable writing; I was a goner after that! Douglas is one of only a handful of authors that can make me forget about the rest of the world. Who needs food? Just give me a gallon of coffee till I'm done!

'Misconduct', set in stunning New Orleans, starts with two strangers and a chance meeting at a swanky party. Both are instantly drawn to the othe
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, steamy, romantic
“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.”

3.5 smokin’ hot stars

What is it about a forbidden romance that is so hot? This love story between a 35 year old wealthy businessman and his son’s 23 year old teacher is incredibly intense, and a nice twist on the student/teacher romance that we’ve all read before. But it’s the combustible chemistry between the two m
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Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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“Damaged people were survivors, and they survived because they always put themselves first. Self-preservation demanded it.” 17 likes
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