Review With Good Behavior by Jennifer Lane

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.

 

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1ST edition (2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1936305267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936305261
My thoughts:
I have had my eye on this book for a while now and finally got to read it.  I have missed out.  Sophie now out of jail has to get her life back in order.  She has lost her psychologist license and has 2 weeks to find a job or her Parole Officer will send her back to prison.  After her meeting she sees the next person walk in.  Grant Madsen also just released from jail has to get his life back on track.  He was in the Navy.  Once he sees Sophie he has to get to know her.  Sophie has run into some issues and Grant helps her find a job.  They start working together.  Little does Sophie or Grant know they maybe connected  and why they both went to jail.  Will the find out in time to save themselves?
I enjoyed this fast paced read.  The characters were great.  They worked well together sometimes funny, misunderstandings, trust issues etc.  All of us can relate to.   Remorse at letting people down, trying to make sense of what they have been through and how to make it out in the real word was insightful and touching.
I felt like I was in Boston watching these characters play their parts.  I have never been to Boston, but the descriptions of the places and towns made you think you have been.  I liked Uncle Joe, Grant’s Uncle who adopted him and was like a father to him.
I want to read  the 2nd book Bad Behavior and hope their will be more in the series.  Sophie and Grant have worked their way into my heart.

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