Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: With Good Behaviour by Jennifer Lane

With Good Behaviour by Jennifer Lane

Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication Date: July 13, 2010

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.
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Review By  Shrimalya
The books starts off with one of the main characters-Sophie Taylor
meeting her parole officer-Jerry Stone for the first time after being released
from jail.She is determined to start over with her life and not to go back to
jail and she is instructed by Stone to get a job in 2 weeks and also attend
therapy.On the way out she runs into our other protagonist Grant Madsen-who
is also there to meet Stone after being released from jail.Sparks fly.
Sophie who has a PhD in psychology had violated an ethical boundary with a
patient and was sent to jail for possession of illegal weapons(of which she is
actually innocent but I am not going to explain).So even though she applies for
many jobs she is unable to get one.Grant on the other hand who used to be
a naval officer gets a job with the help of his uncle,Joe Madsen, on Roger’s
architectural boat tour.So he helps Sophie out and gets her a temporary job on
Their relationship slowly develops from a tentative friendship to sweet love.But
hey it cannot be that easy right??Grant belongs to the mafia family-Barberi and
is actually the son of Vincenzo Barberi.Even though he was brought up by his
uncle and wants nothing to do with them the problems keep chasing him.
I loved reading this book from the first page to the end.Do not think it is just
a romance.It keeps you on the edge of your seat with the non-stop action and
is interlaced with humour and wit.Sophie and Grant are just so cute together!!
They have the kind of love that makes you go “Awww”.It is sweet without being
too saccharine.Their nicknames for each other-McSailor and Bonnie-made me
just go *swoon*. The best part is that each character is portrayed so well and
there is never a dull moment.
The two protagonists are very relatable and have flaws just like the rest
of us.They made a few bad choices and they have paid dearly but are now
determined to get their lives back on track.I wanted them to be happy with
their lives.And their parole officer was gruff in the beginning but he is such a
softy inside.He even helps them at many instances.

“Sometimes Jerry and his fellow parole officers joked about starting
their own dating service, matching up the hapless cons who crossed their
doorsteps. When they were in particularly contemptuous moods,they
would brainstorm potential names for the company.Instead of Perfect
Match,Jerry suggested Perfect CONnection. Al came up with a substitute
for It’s Just Lunch, offering It’s Just Cuffs as an alternative.”
Even Roger was so hilarious with his love for pizzas and sarcastic comments!!
Roger raised his eyebrows. “Madsen, you brought me Mother Fucking

“Hardly,” Sophie scoffed. “I doubt Mother Teresa was a convicted felon.”
Even though I hated Carlo I was able to understand why he became so
despicable.Ms.Lane was able to provide a deep psychological insight into all of
her characters.Although Logan was the reason both Sophie and Grant were in
the mess in the first place you can’t help but feel sympathy for him.
All in all I would recommend it to all those who want to read a sweet romance
with some action. But warning folks-Do not read this in public places because
you’ll be grinning like a fool and someone might mistake you for a loony.(The
whole time I was reading this my mum kept shooting me weird looks because I
was smiling so much)


  1. Hey, I hear from a good source that the author makes interesting faces while she writes, so your reaction to the book is entirely appropriate.

    I'm with you on Logan -- yes, he did some scummy things but I couldn't help but feel for him.

    1. Thanks Nikki!!Good to know..Exactly!!In the end I just felt so sad for him..I am on Bad Behavior right now and I hope Grant can help Ben before it is too late..:D