RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 21, 2014
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.
*This is a single title standalone novel*
Liese was in the middle of adjusting her skirt when her phone chimed. She rummaged around inside her purse and found Marissa had sent her a message. Against her better judgment, she checked it. There was no text, only a photo, and it was too small in the message window to adequately discern the content. She clicked the image, and it expanded on the screen.
A noise that sounded vaguely like a cat dying escaped her. Marissa had done it again. Ryder's head was superimposed onto the body of yet another well-hung porn star, and this time the image also included a woman—superimposed with Liese’s face—sprawled out over a desk, much like the one she stood in front of now.
Liese screamed, caught completely unaware. She turned to find Ryder standing in her office doorway, leaning against the jamb, his coat thrown over his arm, briefcase in hand. His suit jacket was unbuttoned, giving him a more relaxed look than usual. And sexier. If that was possible.
“Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you,” he said. “You seemed rather invested in whatever you were reading just now.”
Liese hit the button on her phone, and the screen went blank. “It was my girlfriend,” she explained.
Ryder stared at her, unblinking.
At his lack of reaction, she elaborated. “My best friend—she's expecting me later this evening. She was just checking in.”
“Oh.” He sounded relieved for some reason she couldn't fathom. “Am I keeping you? We can reschedule for next week if you need to go.”
“No, no, it's fine. I'm happy to meet with you, unless you have another engagement.” Liese slid her phone back into her purse, turning off the volume as she did so.
“I have no prior engagements.”
They stared at each other for a few interminable seconds before Liese realized they were on her territory, and she should invite him in. “Would you like to work in my office or out there?” Liese gestured to the empty library beyond.
He glanced over his shoulder and then surveyed their current surroundings. “I think your office would be more private.”
“Sure. Right.” Liese nodded, clutching the back of her chair.
“Unless you'd be more comfortable working out there,” Ryder supplied, watching her speculatively from his spot in the doorway.
“What? Oh, no. Not at all. I'm perfectly comfortable with you in me.”
His shock formed a counterpoint to her horror.
“In my office! I'm perfectly comfortable working with you in my office.”
I have followed Helena since her FanFiction days. I've read all of the books she has published and loved them. When I found out she was releasing The Librarian Principle, I jumped at the chance to read and review it. Once again Helena did not disappoint.
Liese is the librarian at a new private school in a small town. The sexy principle at the school, Ryder may or may not have swayed her decision making process. Long before she started her job she would fantasize about Ryder in ways that are not appropriate on a professional level. Despite that, she wonders how hard it can really be working in the same building with the man that has his own porn folder on her laptop? Sleeping with him is absolutely out of the question......or is it? The man of Liese's fantasies seems to be everywhere and why does he keep touching her? Maybe its her imagination playing cruel tricks on her? With a crazy, stalker ex-boyfrend Liese is not one to jump into things too quickly, but she can not deny the way her body feels like its on fire when Ryder is around.
Ryder is cool, calm, collected and in control. That is until Annaliese Harper walks through the doors of his school. Not only is the new librarian sexy as sin, but she makes him feel out of control with want. It is absolutely unprofessional to want to screw your co-worker on her desk and it takes all of Ryder's control to restrain himself. When Ryder accidentally discovers the porn folder on Liese's computer, he is pushed to his breaking point and explodes. Behind closed doors their relationship starts. The chemistry is out of this world and the feelings that Ryder are feeling are ones he has not felt in a long time.
"Some invisible line had been crossed, and Liese doubted she'd be able to return to the safety of the other side--the side where she pretended the attraction was all in her head."
This book is a fun story about a forbidden romance that blooms between co-workers. Trying to hide your feelings is sometimes more exhausting then anything else. A crazy ex, a foul mouthed best friend and a male best friend add for lots of laughs and some bloody noses. I loved this book and enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend adding this book to your TBR list as soon as possible. While you're at it, go ahead and grab Helena's other books as well! This Wino gives The Librarian Principle 4.5 glasses of Pinot! Cheers and Happy reading!!!
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