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Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series) (edició 2011)

de Jennifer Lane (Autor)

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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.… (més)
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Títol:Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series)
Autors:Jennifer Lane (Autor)
Informació:Omnific Publishing (2011), 307 pages
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Jennifer Lane’s BAD BEHAVIOR picks up right where On Good Behavior left off. If you haven’t read ON GOOD BEHAVIOR it is necessary to do so in order to understand why Sophie and Grant are in the position they are in.

After Logan’s death and Carlo’s attack on Sophie and her friend, both Grant and Sophie attempt to leave the past behind. Both begin to attend regular sessions with Sophie’s psychologist, Dr. Hunter and with Hunter’s help they begin to overcome their own personal demons. While things begin to fall into place, they are dealt two unexpected blows. The first surrounds Grant’s nephew, Ben, and his attempt to keep him away from his Mafia family, but when Ben finds out what his father did to Sophie, Grant knows he has his hands full. The second is regarding Grant’s father, Enzo and he has a special request: to talk to Grant. Will Enzo finally leave his son alone or will Grant be forced to work for the family one more time?

Ah, Grant how my heart breaks for you! Beta heroes can be hit or miss and Lane has given us a wonderful hero to cheer for. While some may view him as weak or dare I say call him a pussy, he’s not. I loved getting to know him in ON GOOD BEHAVIOR, but adored seeing his growth journey in BAD BEHAVIOR. Here we have a character that doesn’t need to change, but rather one who has to face his past and gather the courage to face his abuser. I cheered for Grant when he reads Enzo the riot act, but at the same time worry about what Enzo has in store for him. It’s Sophie that surprised me and I’m not sure what to think about her. I liked her in ON GOOD BEHAVIOR, but a few times in BAD BEHAVIOR she left me questioning her love for Grant. I won’t go into detail regarding what makes me think this because I don’t want to spoil things, but I was disappointed a few times in her even if she does realize her mistake early on.

I debated with the rating between a three and four and in the end decided on a three for one particular reason. While Grant and Sophie live and attend therapy together, the majority of the story takes place in these theraphy sessions. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I missed the Grant and Sophie interaction outside those sessions. We also have some external scenes where Sophie is at work and dealing with a work situation that I don’t see what it had to do with the plot other than to showcase Sophie’s new job at the university and expand the storyline. Don’t get me wrong I liked that we didn’t have a couple rely on each other and they aren’t one of those sickening couples that need to be together 24/7, but as I mentioned I really missed the solo scenes with these together.

Overall, I enjoyed BAD BEHAVIOR. Lane surprised me a few times especially with regards to Sophie’s father and it was refreshing to see Ben change his own behavior! I missed having more scenes with Roger and Joe, but in order to have character growth, I liked how Lane set things up. Just a quick note: there’s a lot of use and talk of psychology. This is very much Lane’s element and you can tell she’s comfortable with it. If you’re not too familiar with the history of psychology or its elements, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Don’t let it affect your possible enjoyment and gloss over these scenes if you can.

Fans of crime fiction will enjoy Jennifer Lane’s BAD BEHAVIOR. The final book in the series, ON BEST BEHAVIOR, is already available and I can’t wait to read it so I know how this series ends. ( )
  winterlillies | Jan 19, 2014 |
Bad Behavior by Jennifer Lane
(Book #2: CONduct Series)
Source: Author
Rating: 4½/5 stars

Bad Behavior, book two in Jennifer Lane’s CONduct series picks up just where book one, With Good Behavior ended. YAY!!! Grant and Sophie are still a very new couple and thanks to their parole officer, Jerry Stone (still love him!) the two are now attending couple’s therapy and their therapist, Hunter (love him too!) has a crush on Grant. What could possibly go wrong there, right?

For Grant, therapy is just one more stress in his already stressful life. He is still in fear of his mafia family trying to pull him back into the fold, he is fearful his family may try to hurt Sophie yet again, his nephew, Ben is struggling after the loss of his father and, the cruising season is nearly over which means Grant needs to find another job or return to prison. The bright light in Grant’s life is Sophie and even though they struggle from time to time, Grant is committed to keeping Sophie and being the best man he can possibly be for both himself and for her. Aaww  Unfortunately, therapy is stirring up all kinds of emotions in Grant that are in turn causing him to act out in some truly uncharacteristic ways.

Sophie is still working at the university as a professor and is slowly adjusting to her new life. She is making a few new friends on campus but is also running into reminders of her past. Dr. David Alton is a dashing man whose classes Sophie enjoyed almost as much as she enjoyed crushing on the professor. Things did not end well between the two and running into Dr. Alton is not something Sophie is at all looking forward to. On a more personal level, Sophie is still trying to repair her relationship with her father and work through her feelings about her past relationship with Grant’s brother, the man who sent her to prison. Thanks to couple’s therapy, Sophie gets to do all this soul-searching with Grant right by her side. Though this sounds like an ideal situation full of built-in support, Grant has no idea Sophie actually shagged his brother. What could possibly go wrong here?

With the turn of nearly every page, it seems as if Grant and Sophie are hit with yet another mess they have to find a way to deal with. Grant and Sophie truly live by when it rains, it pours but luckily, both have figured out that it is more than OK to ask for help. Thank goodness because the drama is just beginning. As Grant expected, his family once again comes calling and enlists Grant, with some seriously uncool persuasion, to help them bust Grant’s dad out of prison. Seriously?? The man went to prison for killing a kid!! As unbelievable as this twist may seem, it totally works with the story and all of the characters. This part of the plot line is one of the gems of this read and Lane beautifully pulls together all kinds of people and events in order to make this work.

The Bottom Line: Loved it!!! The two complaints I had about the first book, Lane totally eliminated from this read and it really improved the overall quality of the read for me. Even with all the crap he is dealing with, Grant has toughened up significantly and truly begun to deal with his past so that he can improve both his present and his future. On the flip side, I wavered where Sophie is concerned this time around. She has some really great moments of strength (her run in with Dr. Alton!) but also has some serious wimp moments that caused some disappointment for me. To be fair, I fully appreciate that Sophie is a work in progress and I still really like her; I just need her to follow Grant’s example and toughen up a little bit more. I like that Lane brought back some of the minor characters from book one (Hunter, Jerry, and Sophie’s dad) and further developed them as more significant characters. The dialogue is still sharp and often quite witty and the plot is entertaining as well as interesting. Overall, Lane provides a fine read with an ending you are not going to believe!! I am now fully and completely ready for book three, On Best Behavior. ( )
  arthistorychick | Sep 1, 2013 |
Sophie and Grant are the perfectly imperfect couple. Or is it imperfectly perfect? Either way, they are captivating together. They both come into the relationship slightly damaged and with lots of baggage. As they work through their issues in couple therapy, we see their vulnerabilities and their strengths.

I loved the tidbits of psychology sprinkled throughout. There are scenes here that many people, single and married, will be able to relate to on various levels.

While the heart of this story is romance, there is plenty of suspense and intrigue to keep things interesting. Grant's criminal family isn't about to let him go too easily.

Bad Behavior is the second book in Lane's CONduct series and picks up where With Good Behavior left off. While this one could be read as a stand-alone, I'd suggest starting with the first book in order to get a full understanding of Sophie and Grant's relationship. ( )
  Darcia | Aug 27, 2012 |
Read this review at Smash Attack Reads! http://www.smashattackreads.com/2011/12/conduct-series-blog-tour-bad-behavior.ht...Smashtastic Synopsis: Grant and Sophie are back! In the second installment in The CONduct series by Jennifer Lane, Grant and Sophie face new perils as they fight to keep their love alive. Grant continues to battle his mafia family and inner demons, all the while fighting to stay out of prison. The end of cruise season is upon him, and if he doesn’t find a new job soon, it’s back to the slammer for him! Slammer = Papa Barberi = No good. All of this is threatening his sanity, and his parole officer knew just what Grant needed: therapy.Thankfully, he’s able to attend couple’s therapy with his gorgeous girlfriend, Sophie, who is dealing with a few issues all her own. Sophie is struggling with her past mistakes and how they could affect her future with Grant. She has to deal with a sleaze ball at work, and her father still hates Grant. Poor Dr. Hunter has his work cut out for him with these two! When Grant picks up on a plot that his despicable father is planning, Grant must step up to the plate and use all his learned techniques and dig deep to stand up to his ruthless father. Sophie and Grant both find themselves in hellish scenarios, but this time, our loveable couple refuse to play victims. Interest in the book: I really enjoyed With Good Behavior and have since become great internet friends with the author. This book is definitely outside the genre norm for me but there is something so fun and exciting about following the heroic and romantic adventures of the two main characters. Characters: Sophie Taylor is back and more magnificent than ever. Picking up the pieces of her life after an ethical blunder, Sophie is steadily finding her place in the world again. She is a nurturer who isn’t afraid of change and working on her own shit, and I love her for it. Grant is up against some serious odds in this book, but with a devoted Sophie by his side, this man can do anything! I cannot get enough of these two together. They are so relatable and likeable. I love their dedication to each other, and their ability to work through those tough pieces of life in therapy. They are rocksauce! I am so pleased that Jen chose to elevate Ben’s role in this book. Watching Grant’s teenage nephew grow and mature throughout this book was beautiful and made me teary-eyed. He has gone through so much and Grant refuses to let their family or past bring Ben down. So much love! And I can’t forget about Dr. Hunter, who was really a stand out for me! We got to see a lot of Jen’s expertise through Dr. Hunter, who was a pretty fantastic psychologist. He brings up the issue that many psychologists / therapists / social workers deal with: how hard it is to remain unbiased and nonjudgmental when working with someone. It was so beneficial for me to see how even Dr. Hunter struggled with remaining neutral and unattached. I must say I’m pretty impressed at Jen’s ability to go back and forth between POVs with ease. It really allows the reader to know exactly how the characters feel and what they are thinking in the moment. Jen explains her choice to use third person omniscient in this post, and personally, I think it works.Worldbuilding: Jennifer Lane is a practicing psychologist and it shows! I admit it is one of the biggest reasons I love this series. I get to put on my therapy hat and really dissect what is happening to the characters, and how their pasts have shaped them. Plus, Jen throws her brilliance onto the pages a la therapy, and you gain some really great insight into what makes the characters tick. You will no doubt understand the characters and their actions. I love it! Lasting Impressions: This novel was full of suspense and romance, with a bit of sad and enlightening moments thrown in. Lots of family drama and some great action, plus some fantastic humor! I thoroughly enjoyed watching McSailor and Bonnie’s love grow as they dealt with what they can never change and accepted who they were. And together, these two can do anything. Smashtastic Entertainment Scale: Wicked Enjoyable!
  SmashAttack | Aug 12, 2012 |
Smashtastic Synopsis: Grant and Sophie are back! In the second installment in The CONduct series by Jennifer Lane, Grant and Sophie face new perils as they fight to keep their love alive. Grant continues to battle his mafia family and inner demons, all the while fighting to stay out of prison. The end of cruise season is upon him, and if he doesn't find a new job soon, it's back to the slammer for him! Slammer = Papa Barberi = No good. All of this is threatening his sanity, and his parole officer knew just what Grant needed: therapy.

Thankfully, he's able to attend couple's therapy with his gorgeous girlfriend, Sophie, who is dealing with a few issues all her own. Sophie is struggling with her past mistakes and how they could affect her future with Grant. She has to deal with a sleaze ball at work, and her father still hates Grant.

Poor Dr. Hunter has his work cut out for him with these two!

When Grant picks up on a plot that his despicable father is planning, Grant must step up to the plate and use all his learned techniques and dig deep to stand up to his ruthless father. Sophie and Grant both find themselves in hellish scenarios, but this time, our loveable couple refuse to play victims.

Interest in the book: I really enjoyed With Good Behavior and have since become great virtual friends with the author. This book is definitely outside the genre norm for me but there is something so fun and exciting about following the heroic and romantic adventures of the two main characters.

Characters: Sophie Taylor is back and more magnificent than ever. Picking up the pieces of her life after an ethical blunder, Sophie is steadily finding her place in the world again. She is a nurturer who isn't afraid of change and working on her own ish, and I love her for it. Grant is up against some serious odds in this book, but with a devoted Sophie by his side, this man can do anything! I cannot get enough of these two together. They are so relatable and likeable. I love their dedication to each other, and their ability to work through those tough pieces of life in therapy. They are rocksauce!

I am so pleased that Jen chose to elevate Ben's role in this book. Watching Grant's teenage nephew grow and mature throughout this book was beautiful and made me teary-eyed. He has gone through so much and Grant refuses to let their family or past bring Ben down. So much love!

And I can't forget about Dr. Hunter, who was really a stand out for me! We got to see a lot of Jen's expertise through Dr. Hunter, who was a pretty fantastic psychologist. He brings up the issue that many psychologists / therapists / social workers deal with: how hard it is to remain unbiased and nonjudgmental when working with someone. It was so beneficial for me to see how even Dr. Hunter struggled with remaining neutral and unattached.

I must say I'm pretty impressed at Jen's ability to go back and forth between POVs with ease. It really allows the reader to know exactly how the characters feel and what they are thinking in the moment. Jen explains her choice to use third person omniscient in this post, and personally, I think it works.

Worldbuilding: Jennifer Lane is a practicing psychologist and it shows! I admit it is one of the biggest reasons I love this series. I get to put on my therapy hat and really dissect what is happening to the characters, and how their pasts have shaped them. Plus, Jen throws her brilliance onto the pages a la therapy, and you gain some really great insight into what makes the characters tick. You will no doubt understand the characters and their actions. I love it!

Lasting Impressions: This novel was full of suspense and romance, with a bit of sad and enlightening moments thrown in. Lots of family drama and some great action, plus some fantastic humor! I thoroughly enjoyed watching McSailor and Bonnie's love grow as they dealt with what they can never change and accepted who they were. And together, these two can do anything.

Smashtastic Entertainment Scale: Wicked Enjoyable!
  SmashAttack | Dec 5, 2011 |
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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.

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