People fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn't psychoanalyzing you right now. She's already got too many voices in her head!
Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love and empathy. She is the author of the Conduct Series-romantic suspense for adult readers-and is currently at work on the third and final installment: On Best Behavior. Streamline is her first foray into writing for young adults, but she's found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book.
Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago.
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.
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.
"Bad Behavior was hilarious, steamy, savory, and dramatic all at once." -- Syrah of Chick Lit & Wine
"The novel bridges elements of chick lit, romance, comedy, and adventure to create a tantalizing read you won't want to put down." -- Syrah of Chick Lit & Wine
"It was nice to see a good therapist help Grant and Sophie deal with their issues and work towards being healthier individuals and creating that strong, lasting, loving relationship." -- Shannon of Cocktails and Books
"There was a lot of suspense in this story and I loved every moment of it, sitting on the edge of my seat reading." -- Victoria Lyons of Goodreads
"In this sequel to With Good Behavior, Jennifer Lane takes us on an emotional journey of discovery and strength with her two main characters that left me wanting more. She proved once again why I love her writing." -- Megan of A Trail of Books Left Behind
"I didn't realize how much I missed Grant, Sophie and the eclectic bunch of side characters until I delved into book number 2 of this series." -- April of Goodreads
"Bad Behavior has some startling twists and turns that I did NOT see coming! (and I'm usually pretty good at predicting these things!) As in With Good Behavior, Jennifer Lane's perceptive and entertaining writing style morphs into some pulse-racing action as the book draws to a close." -- Nix of Goodreads
"Watching Grant's teenage nephew grow and mature throughout this book was beautiful and made me teary-eyed." -- Ash of Smash Attack Reads
"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." -- Ash of Smash Attack Reads
"This 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." -- Lydia of Goodreads
"I just love this series. I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Any book/series that can do that to me deserves all the gold!" -- Jamie of Goodreads
With Good Behavior
The romantic leads in With Good Behavior are two law-abiding citizens who unwittingly got mixed up with a Mafia capo, Logan Barberi, which led them both to prison sentences. 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 is a fast-paced, action-rich and heart-wrenching romance with adorable main characters" -- Nimue of Endlessly Bookish Blog
"Emotion grips you for the entire length of the story. You cannot help but swoon, laugh, cry, and gasp as you read." -- Laurielu of Bona Fide Reflections
"This book will rip your heart out for our hero and heroine while providing excellent intrigue." -- Shannon from Cocktails and Books
"I just devoured the angst. As a reader, we were privy to both Sophie's and Grant's histories and were able to greatly anticipate the moment when it all hit the proverbial fan, and when it does, oh man the angst and emotional devastation was just plain delicious." -- Jess of The Romanceaholic
"All of the side characters had distinctive personalities and character motivations, which added an entirely new level of depth and realism to the story". -- Jess of The Romanceaholic
"One of the things that made this book special were the secondary characters. I loved them all, even the bad guys." -- Colette of A Buckeye Girl Reads
"Jennifer Lane has created a wonderful contemporary romance. With Good Behavior has an original plot, which is full of mystery and romance forcing readers to become completely sucked into the story." -- Danielle of Book Whore
"A well rounded character can bring out emotions in you, as if you were feeling something for a close friend, and I felt that connection with all the characters in this novel." -- Danielle of Book Whore
"From the time that our main characters Sophie and Grant meet right outside their parole officers door I was completely engrossed in the story." --Jamie from The Eclectic Bookshelf
"With Good Behavior surprised me. It made me care for the characters, it made me want to just read one more chapter because it was so darn addictive and just so good!" -- Leah from Chick Lit Reviews and News
"I never knew a romance between two convicts could be so exciting, could be so enticing, so dramatic, so romantic." -- Leah from Chick Lit Reviews and News
"With Good Behavior was surprising in the best way possible. It was well-written, it was edgy, it was compelling and the romance was totally believable." -- Leah from Chick Lit Reviews and News
Enjoy a free short story, Swim Recruit, from Jennifer Lane, author of With Good Behavior.
Her first encounter with freshman swimmer Reese McGowan makes her nervous. He's a tall backstroker with a mess of blond hair, glittering aquamarine eyes, and a suspension from the team for badmouthing the school to another recruit. As Abby unravels the mystery underlying Reese's disdain, she begins to unlock her own hidden emotions about her father. Together Abby and Reese battle bullies on the team and inner demons, learning that flipper feet and fighting for family can actually be a good thing.