Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas Release Day Blitz


Hi all,

Alicia here with a review, excerpt, and giveaway to celebrate the release of Misconduct! Enjoy! (And this is another adult book, fyi.)



Title: Misconduct
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn





Synopsis

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 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 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…

(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)


My Review:

My full review will be posted in a couple of hours, I'm sick and can't properly put my thoughts together, so I'll just leave you with this for now: I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend you pick it up! 


Misconduct - Excerpt  

“Good morning. Tyler Marek’s office,” a woman’s pleasant voice chirped. “How can I help you?” 

My heart pounded in my ears, and I could feel the pulse in my neck throb. I held back, almost wishing he wasn’t in his office after all.

I needed time to calm down.

But I swallowed and pushed forward anyway. “Yes, hello,” I rushed out.

“Easton, keep your cool,” I heard my brother warn from my side.

I bit my lip to keep the anger out of my voice. “I’m Easton Bradbury calling for Mr. Marek,” I told her. “I’m sure he’s not in today, but—”

“Just a moment, please,” she interrupted, and disappeared.

I sucked in a breath, realizing that he was in after all.

“Marek?” my brother asked. “Tyler Marek?”

I glanced at him, arching an eyebrow in annoyance.

“Easton, get off the call,” Jack ordered.

His arm shot out, trying to grab the phone, but I slapped his hand away.

“Watch the road!” I barked, pointing at the street ahead.

“Easton, I’m serious,” he growled. “Tyler Marek has a workforce of more than ten thousand people. He may be a senator, for crying out loud. It isn’t your place to argue with him.”

I shot him a look. My place?

My brother was worried about his career, but I didn’t care who Marek was. He was still a man.

Nothing but a man.

“Ms. Bradbury.”

I turned my head away from my brother, suddenly hearing Marek’s voice in my ear.

Thick anticipation filled my chest, and I dropped my eyes, disappointed that I was actually excited.

“Mr. Marek,” I replied curtly, remembering why I had called. “I received your e-mail, and I’d love to . . .” I trailed off, wiping the sweat off my hairline. “I’d love to schedule a meeting to sit down and work out a plan for Christian.”

“We’ve already met,” he pointed out, his voice clipped. “And it was not a productive use of my time, Ms. Bradbury.”

I tried reasoning. “Mr. Marek, we both want what’s best for your son. If we work together—”

“Ms. Bradbury.” He cut me off, and I could hear people talking in the background. “Apparently I wasn’t clear enough in my e-mail, so let me save us both some time. My son has no problems with any other teacher, so it goes without saying that you’re the problem.” His stern voice cut me, and I felt like shrinking. “You suffer from an overindulged sense of entitlement, and you forget that your job is on a yearly contract.”

My eyes widened, taking in his threat that my job this year could belong to someone else next year. I fisted the hem of the skirt at my thigh.

“Now, I’m a busy man,” he continued, sounding condescending, “and I don’t have time for silly young women who don’t know their place.”

My skin stung from where my fingernail dug in. His son didn’t have problems with me. Perhaps I graded harder than other teachers, and I might have had unorthodox methods, but most of the students enjoyed my class, including Christian. When he participated. If he ever challenged me, it was because his father wouldn’t allow him the freedom to have the tools to participate like all the other students.

“Now, can I get on with my day and consider this issue settled?” he sniped.

Heat spread over my skin, and I bared my teeth. “You can go to hell,” I shot back, raging. “No wonder he can’t stand you.”

“Easton!” Jack burst out next me.

But it was too late. My eyes widened, and my hand tingled, nearly losing grip on the phone.

What the hell did I just say?






About Penelope Douglas


Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or...

You know what? It doesn't matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.



Enter the Giveaway

The following goodies are up for grabs. Good luck.


  • (5) Signed copy of Misconduct (Intl)



  • (3) $20 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice (Intl)


  • 9 comments:

    Erika Sorocco said...

    This one sounds intriguing - I'm excited to read your review!

    Get well soon girl!

    xx

    Kindlemom said...

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Tracy Terry said...
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    Tracy Terry said...

    Whoops! Apologies I somehow managed to press 'delete'.

    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling so well, here's hoping for a fast recovery.

    Liking the sound of Misconduct, good luck to Penelope on her book's release/book blitz.

    Sara Strand said...

    1. I need to be your blog bestie again. You always have GREAT books on here.
    2. I am absolutely adding this to my want list because winter means romance novels!

    Naomi Hop said...

    I hope you are feeling better!
    I've heard great things about this book... I think I need to get my hands on it!

    Midnight Cowgirl said...

    What a great cover! Hope you are feeling better soon :)

    The Bibliophile Babe said...

    I've heard good things about this one!

    Lola R said...

    I am sorry to hear you've been sick, I hope you're feeling better! This sounds like a good book and an interesting situation with how she's the teacher and the whole teacher-parent meeting. I am glad you enjoyed it :)