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Acceptable Misconduct (Law School Heretic Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Acceptable Misconduct (Law School Heretic Book 2) Kindle Edition
Antagonistic Washington DC law student Isabel must face her unsettled past and navigate the final weeks of the semester while figuring out fellow student Tarek's feelings for her before he slips away.
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About the Book

Meet the Author:

Maria Riegger is based in the Washington, DC area. She is a banking/corporate attorney by day (but please don’t hold that against her), and a fiction author by night.

Maria is a Gemini whose head has always been in the clouds. From a young age, her mother scolded her for not paying attention; when she was bored, she would make up stories in her head. She has been writing since she was about thirteen years old. A lover of languages, she speaks French, Spanish, and Catalan.

She has been caught air-guitaring in public. She loves to laugh, and is the “go-to” person if a friend needs someone to laugh at his lame jokes. In true Gemini fashion, she indulges both her logical personality as an attorney as well as her creative fiction-writing personality. She loved law school and even misses it, which led her friends to conclude that she is certifiable.

A native of the Washington, DC area, she is a political junkie who has respect for all views and who admires the political involvement of Americans. She loves nothing more than a solid political discussion where all views are represented.

An irreverent Gen X’er, she writes gritty contemporary romance, with plenty of sarcasm.

 

Best Book Bit:

In front of Tarek’s door, I took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. Before I could think about it, I reached out my fist and knocked.

Maybe I should leave, I thought.

All of a sudden, the door opened in one movement, and Tarek was staring into my eyes.

“Isabel.” His tone was surprised. Oh my God, he looked happy to see me.

“Hey,” I said. “I, uh — I came to see you.” I paused, putting my hands in my jacket pockets
nervously. “But if it’s not a good time —”

“No, no,” he said, touching my elbow and leading me inside. “Come in.”

I stood there right inside his door like an idiot, with him waiting for me to say something.

“Tarek, I’m here because —” I looked down, then gathered my courage and raised my eyes to his. “I wanted to apologize.”

“For what?”

I was still looking at him. My God, did he really not know? Did he really think that I had nothing to apologize for? Maybe he was merely humoring me. But his eyes were questioning.

I still had my hands in my pockets. “I was such a jackass to you on the phone and — you were— you were so nice to me. You were so nice.” I shook my head, incredulous. “You’re always so nice to me. Even when I don’t deserve it. And I don’t — I don’t deserve it.”

“That’s not true,” he insisted.

I sucked in my breath sharply. “But I’m getting away from what I really wanted to tell you.”

“Tell me,” he said without hesitation.

I realized I was holding my breath. I exhaled as I painfully said, “I can’t stop thinking about
you.”

Tarek’s eyes widened. I guessed he had not been expecting this.

There was no going back now. “I’m crazy about you,” I breathed. “And if you don’t feel the
same way, we should stop spending time together, because I can’t do it anymore. It would feel awful to spend time with you, if you don’t —” I choked on the words.

My pulse was racing, my entire body on fire.

But apparently Tarek was more impatient than I was, if that were even possible, because the next few moments shocked the crap out of me.

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