Published by Omnific Publishing on August 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Re-Release in 2017! We have re-edited With Good Behavior (Conduct #1), book one of a complete romantic suspense trilogy.
In the midst of organized crime and dim hopes of redemption, can love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a naval officer who sacrificed himself to protect his uncle, finding that love seems unlikely.
As they start their lives over in Chicago, both fight family influences and run as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside their parole officer’s door, attraction sparks. Too bad a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.
Sophie Taylor is out on parole after an ethical violation that got her involved with a member of the mafia. Grant Madsen is also out on parole a former naval officer who is involved with the same family. Grant is actually related to the crime family being the son of Enzo Barberi. When Grant and Sophie meet at their parole officer’s office they are none the wiser to their connection. They fall in love and it couldn’t get more complicated when they find out Grant’s brother is the reason they both went to prison.
In an Oyster Shell – It was slow going at first but it got compelling by the end.
The Pearls – Having two convicts who come together in a relationship is interesting. It just so happens that they are both law abiding citizens they just got involved in the wrong crime family. That they meet by chance but their lives are interwoven with their connection to the same crime family is riveting.
The characters are diverse and well-developed. I like the main characters they are distinctive in the things that define them. Grant is a previous naval officer and Sophie is a therapist. Though they lost their professions because they are convicts it still very much defines who they are. The supporting characters like the boat captain that gives them a job and the parole officer, they give sophistication to the story.
The romance is sweet. It’s a little quick but heartwarming all the same. Sophie and Grant hit it off immediately. It’s like them against the world. They relate to each other really well-being convicts seeking to do better. It’s a really sweet romance with a side of steam.
The Sand – The pacing was slow making it hard to engage with the book for a good portion of it. It gets better towards the end and made me want to continue with the whole series.