From the New York Times bestselling author of Bully and Corrupt comes a love story as forbidden as it is irresistible . . .
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students, trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn't important. She can't let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing . . .
Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth but not a living, breathing teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet...there is something about him that draws Easton in-a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.
Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton's resolve - and reveal what should stay hidden . . .
Praise for Penelope Douglas:
'Douglas just gets better and better' Samantha Young, author of On Dublin Street and Hero
'Downright explosive.' Publishers Weekly
'As gripping as it was sexy.' Colleen Hoover
Douglas (Falling Away) fills this stunning, brazenly erotic contemporary with high-stakes passion, addictive tension, and spirited bantering. Perfectionist 23-year-old Easton Bradbury's plans for a fresh start are going well, until arrogant 35-year-old tycoon Tyler Marek walks into her classroom, bringing back memories of their brief torrid encounter years before. She's the teacher for Tyler's son, and Tyler knows that makes her untouchable, but it doesn't dampen his fascination with her or his need to control what he wants. Their explosive chemistry leaves them both in a precarious position, and each encounter fuels their sexual hunger. As the guilt from Easton's past invades her present and Tyler learns hard lessons about choices, control, and priorities, the readers will enjoy seeing the mental and emotional levels of the relationship develop amid blistering intimate scenes. Soon practical and emotional decisions will have to be made, and the characters' scars and fears lead to strength and courage. This standalone novel makes the most difficult characters seem worthy of a happy ending, and makes the most unpredictable combination of tropes and kinks feel accessible and outrageously entertaining.