Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.
Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.
Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.
The Conduct Series:
With Good Behavior and Bad Behavior
The story begins as Sophie and Grant are starting parole and attempting to rebuild their lives and their dignity.
Sophie Taylor is a former psychologist who's an intelligent, spunky, strawberry-blond beauty. She has a tendency to open her heart to wounded people, including the "bad-boy" boyfriends littering her past. Grant Madsen is a former Navy lieutenant who’s hard-working and kind, with dark Italian features and stunning crystal-blue eyes. He has a penchant for brooding and self-sacrifice.
Their paths collide outside their parole officer’s door, and both have no idea about the explosive hidden connection waiting for them like a ticking bomb down the road.
With Good Behavior, 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist
"Our pasts form part of who we are ~ Can we break free; choose to be different? With Good Behavior is a genuine love story with authentic people in frighteningly realistic situations. I fell in love with both Grant and Sophie as they navigated their fledgling relationship: the giggles, the spats, the all-too-familiar fears. Meantime, quietly in the background, the danger draws near….. For those of you who love stories about REAL people with an edge of excitement, this book is for you!" ~ Janine
"Jennifer Lane’s made a smashing entrance to the literary world with her debut novel, With Good Behavior. She does an amazing job of creating rich, diverse characters that leap off the page. Even the supporting characters were developed amazingly well. The story is well paced and slowly reveals the various layers of each character and storyline without losing focus of the deep and unexpected plot." ~ Lisa Langdale
"Bad Behavior was the perfect follow-up to a fantastic first book. I loved the idea of getting to see what happens after the 'happily ever after'. Plus, we get to see two adults in a mostly healthy relationship trying to figure it all out. I can't say enough about this book. All the things I loved about the first one are true about this one as well. I loved that the reader gets to see how the relationships with each of the main character's families develop. I loved watching Sophie's dad slowly grow fond of Grant. It was just fun.
I can't wait for the next one!!! Come on, Jennifer! Hurry it up already!" ~Lydia
“Jennifer Lane, a psychologist herself, brings realistic and gripping psychological issues into her stories.” ~ Ina Leivkin
"Leo Scott is a student-athlete under a lot of pressure. Most of that pressure comes from his over-bearing abusive father, and he's pretty much on his own in dealing with that. His mother is disabled and incapable of protecting him, his brother moved away, and his girlfriend Audrey has problems of her own (namely her father being in prison for murder!) When a particularly brutal beating lands Leo in the hospital, it pretty much blows things wide open and send this family and everyone in their circle on a different path. A path to finding out about love, family, and the truth." ~Michelle