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Review: The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting {+Giveaway!}

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The Librarian Principle
   by: Helena Hunting

Publication Date: Dec. 21, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Erotic Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by BocciPR in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 298 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
My Rating: 4/5 stars

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

 As a teacher myself, I have to admit- when I first heard the premise of this one, I was beyond excited. A forbidden workplace relationship that just so happens to take place between a principal and a teacher? Oooh boy. However, what really seals the deal is how their relationship begins. Hunting had me chuckling one minute and then wanting to hide my face the next because I was so embarrassed for our female lead, Liese. Hunting did a great job of taking something so scandalous and turning it into a seriously sexy time though.

Liese has just taken the open librarian position at a prestigious high school in the town of Fullerton and has been harboring secret lustful thoughts for her new principal ever since she interviewed. Her best friend Marissa finds it extremely entertaining to photoshop Liese and Principal Whitehall (Ryder) into very sexy, very compromising videos.... which she keeps stored on her personal laptop. Naturally, when Liese can't find her flash drive to save something she's working on with Ryder, she brings her entire laptop to school with her... and accidentally clicks on the naughty stash for him to see. So... talk about embarrassing! As angry and affronted as Ryder seems upon finding himself involved in such actions, he's actually incredibly turned on by what he finds and has barely been keeping it together when it comes to Liese. 

I was afraid I wasn't going to like Ryder very much for the crap he pulls on Liese after their first night together. I'm still not thrilled with his reasoning behind why he acted the way he did, but I did eventually get over it. He is a good guy though and afterwards goes above and beyond to prove this to Liese. Liese, however, was so awesome. She refuses to put up with his crap and isn't afraid to call him on it. I was really proud of her! She is no weak heroine who will let a few pretty words make everything ok. She makes him work to earn her trust! He does redeem himself for the standoffish way he acted the morning after their first time together though. He doesn't want to let her go and wants to pursue a relationship with her, despite their precarious situation. They are treading very dangerous waters with their relationship, especially since they can't seem to keep their hands to themselves! I loved the flirty, sexy touches though- it really ramped up the sexual tension between them. Plus, the fact they could get caught is definitely a bit exhilarating.

I really enjoyed our side characters Marissa and Blake. Marissa is Liese's best friend and is really there for her whenever she needs it. She worries for her friend's safety when it comes to her stalker of an ex and she definitely is Team Ride-Me. I mean, Ryder. Blake is Liese's co-worker and I was a little wary of him in the beginning, but he was actually a good guy also. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. This was a fun story that managed to make me blush, giggle, and gasp as I read. I liked Ryder and Liese's chemistry and watching them navigate the forbidden waters of a relationship while trying to keep their careers intact. They walk a very dangerous line, but the reward is worth the risk.

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  1. I love forbidden romances as long as they aren't icky ones! This sounds like a fun one and I love that Liese isn't a doormat. Sounds like an enjoyable read.

  2. I am so glad to see you enjoyed this one! It really caught my eye and forbidden romances are the best. Great review.

  3. Depends on the story line and characters, thanks for the chance!


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