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Misconduct

Narrated by: Carrie Brach, Guy Locke
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (316 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

©2015 Penelope Douglas (P)2015 Tantor

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"This whole book is HOT." (Samantha Young, author of Valentine)

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Awesome book, terrible narrators!

What did you love best about Misconduct?

The writing style is really good and the story was quite interesting.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Carrie Brach and Guy Locke ?

For the male narrator I would have chosen Troy Duran instead of Guy Locke, and instead of the Carrie Brach I would have chosen a narrator with a voice sounding younger and less out of breath. It was very annoying in parts to hear her swallowing, hurrying through some paragraphs as if she really wanted to get it over with and using an angry tone even when the character was quite serene. I also didn't enjoy the fact that Mrs Brach used a harsher, deeper voice for the heroine and a more feminine one for the male character. It was strange and in contradiction with the personalities of the main characters depicted by the author.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

What did you love best about Misconduct?

Penelope Douglas did a great job building up the characters. You want to feel for and with them.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the story line.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Carrie Brach and Guy Locke ?

Probably not. As odd as this probably sounds they just didn't sound anything like how I envisioned the characters. Plus not a lot of emotion was put into the narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

In Esten's classroom when Jack was talking to her. I was like Nooooooo.... and then they went outside and I was like NOOOOOOOO....... Very emotional.

Any additional comments?

I love this book. The narration was not one of my favorites but the story itself was perfect.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Penelope has a new fan!!

Great story! This is my first Penelope Ward book!! I am hooked!!Super hot w a great plot. Kept me engaged and guessing. Narrators did a nice job too. Love that there was a male and female voice. Definitely worth a credit!!

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AN ENJOYABLE & CREDITWORTHY CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Easton had a tragic and frightening event in her past which has shaped her personality traits now and has also left her with a few OCD tendencies too - she's ballsy but broken and she lives alone so now it's just her and her much loved Brother. She decided to change her career and is now starting a new job Teaching at a Private School for the privileged which is where she meets Tyler again.... and it's a very different meeting than their flirty, and all too brief, first one at a Masquerade Ball.

Tyler is a very very busy man - he's a successful Millionaire business owner, he's running a campaign for Senate and he's trying to get to know his 14 year old estranged son who's reluctantly come to live with him for a year. He's sexy, charismatic, smooth, confident and all Alpha. So the last thing he needs is another complication in his life.... but the chemistry and mutual attraction between him and Easton is too much to resist - even though they both try to fight it because ethically a relationship between them would spell disaster for them both, there's a 12 yr age gap, she's his son's Teacher and he's 'high profile' and if anyone found out it would spell disaster for them both.

However, after a stormy start, lust eventually wins out which leads to them getting closer both physically and emotionally and they learn that they're so alike, have the same values and just click together. Unfortunately trouble lies ahead for both of them - Easton's is in the form of a mysterious person repetitively interfering with her perfectly organized home. And Tyler's finds the pressure of their secret relationship is just getting too much for him so he's got to cut free from Easton. But too late he realizes that he's cut the joy from his life along with her but Easton's walls are back up and she realizes she needs no-one..... except her Brother.

A good romance, loveable dynamic misunderstood characters, sassy banter, mystery and intrigue as to who's messing with Easton's head and why, angst with the resentful moody hurt teenage son, emotional conflict, drama and heartache over their secret forbidden relationship and where it's heading and there's some stolen passionate sexy times. Both undergo well needed character growth too. Dual POV's, a HEA ending and a good male narrator but I didn't think Ms. Brach did a convincing male voice.

Worth a credit? Very smooth flowing, very enjoyable and very creditworthy.

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Steamy love story. 1POV. HEA. Standalone.

It was an easy listen. The story had a few twists. Narration was a little off bit off though. Woman’s voice didn’t seem right.

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Misconduct

I enjoyed the book the ending surprise me when I found out her brother stoke her

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Love the story, not the female narrator

I like Guy Locke so he's not the issue for me. This is the first book narrated by Carrie Brach that I've listened to and it will probably be my last. She was so monotone and robotic that during Easton's parts I found myself tuning out. She sounded like Robot Theater from the old "Red Eye" show.

This is the only book of Penelope Douglas that I haven't read first before listening to it. I was completely blind to the story going in. I enjoy the story. I just wish the female narrator was different.

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Horrible Narrators

I love this author and I recently started listening to her work. This is the last book that I had left. I don’t think I will be able to finish it due to the narrators.

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Superb and incredibly Sexy!!!

This book had me from page 1... it gripped me from the start and kept me panting till the very end. Tyler was the ideal image of a possessive, dominant and sexy hero who knew what he wAnted and had no qualms about pursuing it. Easton wears such a pleasure... no weak and fragile woman here. She was refreshingly tough, intelligent and hot tempered. She has a secret which led to her OCD tendencies but she won’t let life trample her spirit and her goals to live s productive life with s teaching career which she is exceptionally good at. Together Tyler and Easton had amazing chemistry and hotness that was off the charts. I just loved this book!

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Perfect performance issue fix

Many have complained about the voices in this audio book. When you begin to listen, you’ll notice Carrie Brach speaks very fast and rushed. While Guy Locke speaks more natural. To make the speech patterns seem more natural, when Carrie spoke, I changed the speed to .75 and kept Guy’s speed at 1.0. Yes, you’ll need to switch them but, it is SO worth it! At first Carrie will sound a bit slow, but that quickly disappears and she talks more natural and less rushed.

The story is well written and very engaging. I wouldn’t let this hold you back.

This isn’t the first audio book I’ve needed to do this on. To me, it’s an easy fix to a very minor problem.