With Good Behavior by Jennifer Lane
(The CONduct Series, #1)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Format: paperback won from Smash Attack Reads!
In Six Words: A romance you don’t wanna miss.
1. With Good Behavior
2. Bad Behavior
In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost.
Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer’s door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.
Why I Started Reading This Book and Final Verdict
I won With Good Behavior from Smash back for her first blogoversary in 2011. I’m not really sure why I put off reading With Good Behavior for so long. I am kind of kicking myself for waiting, because With Good Behavior was really good.
I read With Good Behavior in a single day, and for a nearly 400 page book, I think that says something about the quality of the book. With Good Behavior was exactly the kind of book I wanted: engrossing, entertaining, and thought-provoking (without being too heavy on the thinking part). I loved how the psychology aspect was woven into this book, and it even got me thinking about my own life and how to improve it. Which, considering With Good Behavior is primarily a romance book, is a pretty neat and unexpected outcome.
I also really enjoyed the fact that this was about two ex-cons because ex-cons are not exactly your typical romance novel characters. It’s always refreshing to read something different. But I also suspect that these ex-cons are not your typical ex-cons, which makes them even more intriguing. Being that there is a bit of psychology woven into the book, there is real character growth throughout the book, and I think it is very positive.
Jennifer Lane has been kind enough to give away an ebook of either With Good Behavior or Bad Behavior (winner’s choice).
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