Published by Omnific Publishing on August 18th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Source: Purchased Amazon
Box Set of the The CONduct Series by Jennifer Lane, including With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.
With Good 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.
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). But worst of all, Grant’s parole officer has mandated that he attend therapy.
The only saving grace is that they’re couples sessions with his girlfriend, Sophie Taylor, a fellow parolee who’s struggling with a few issues of her own. Sophie desperately hopes her past with Grant’s brother won’t destroy her future with him. There’s a sleazy professor at work who revels in sexually harassing women in the psychology department. And her father still hates Grant.
Their psychologist has his work cut out for him.
When Grant’s ruthless father hints at a plot to get out of prison, Grant must use everything he’s learned in therapy and beyond to try to stop him. It’s a race against time -- and a race to rescue Sophie from the Mafia’s clutches once again. But this time McSailor and Bonnie refuse to play victims. This time the cuffs are coming off.
On Best Behavior
Planning a wedding is never easy—especially when the Russian Mafia wants you dead.
On Best Behavior—the third and final book in The Conduct Series—finds our favorite couple moving forward, despite the odds. Following a pardon by the Governor of Illinois, ex-cons Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are finally free to pursue their love and the life that lies ahead for them. Grant now fights the forces that have hurt his loved ones by working undercover for the FBI, and he has infiltrated the Russian Mafia in Chicago. Sophie dives into swimming with Grant’s nephew, Ben, and into her career as a psychology professor. Thankfully, now it’s Ben’s turn to heal through therapy sessions with Dr. Hunter Hayes.
With so many things going right for Grant and Sophie, it's too bad the Russians aren’t their only threat. When Grant’s father, Enzo Barberi, discovers his own son thwarted his plan to break out of prison, his overdeveloped sense of vengeance flares to life. As Sophie scrambles to save her fiancé, it's impossible to say who will kill Grant first—the Russians or his Italian family. Can love triumph over evil? Are hard work and a pledge to be on best behavior ever enough?
Once again, author Jennifer Lane brings a harrowing tale of romantic suspense with a psychological twist, and it's sure to leave readers breathless.
Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are fighting to get their lives together after prison. They find love in the most unexpected of places outside their parole officer’s office. In this series, they navigate life together after losing everything. They have to fight their past, and the mafia family that Grant is related to and Sophie is intertwined in. It’s a dangerous fight, but if they find freedom at the end of it, it makes it all worth it.
In an Oyster Shell – This is an impressive series. The author can keep the narrative interesting to the point I read all three books.
The Pearls – I liked that the author kept me interested for three books. I am glad she carried Sophie and Grant’s story over all the books. It did not feel over done each book was interesting and had a different focus.
I thought the idea of Con’s as the main characters were interesting. It could be a little frustrating sometimes the thought that basically, innocent people had to suffer. They kept running into trouble as they were both connected to the Barberi, crime family. It kept things interesting, but as the reader I just wanted Grant and Sophie to be free. It took three books to get there.
The characters were well done. I loved Uncle Joe he was a positive influence over Grant. Joe was an active character that added a nice depth to the story. The ship captain who gave the con’s chance was funny and grew through out the series. The main characters were flawed, but that made them believable. They work through their problems and as a reader you get to witness their tremendous growth.
The romance was simple. Grant and Sophie loved each other right from the beginning. The circumstances surrounding their romance made things complicated and therefore kept my interest.
The Sand – There were POV changes that messed with the flow a bit.