Sunday, December 14, 2014

Book Review: THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE by Helena Hunting

Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 21 December 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.



I love reading all varieties of contemporary romances; from the ones that are heart-wrenching to the ones that are light, fun, and give me a story I can totally bring my heart to relax and just enjoy the ride. The Librarian Principle was exactly the latest and I loved it. It was a sizzling playful story about forbidden attractions, unyielding desires, and a whole package of hilarious banters that kept me having all kinds of fun.

"The power of cleavage should never be underestimated."

Annaliese Harper aka "Liese" is just starting her new job as the librarian of a private school in a small town in New York. The job is perfect for her; great school, nice colleagues, and exactly the new fresh beginning she was looking for. The problem comes when she feels extremely attracted to a certain "colleague" she definitely shouldn't feel attracted to because well, that colleague is the school's principle and of course her boss.

"Having a good looking boss was one thing; crushing on him was entirely another."

The fun in this story starts right from the beginning and it gets better and better as Liese becomes more obsessed with her attraction for her principle, Ryder Whitehall. She tries to suppress her desires for him but when he talks, when he's near, and when he looks at her the way he does she just can't ignore her feelings for him. Moreover, there seems to be something in his eyes, something that makes her think he might feel it too but she can't confirm it and even if she could it would be wrong. So Liese has no other option than to keep her heated thoughts secret and try to convince herself that her infatuation is really one-sided. Well, that's until she realizes that it never really was.

"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."

Did I mention this story was sizzling?? Oh yes, so sizzling that is worth mentioning several times because it was pure yummy-hotness! When things finally ignite between these characters their pent-up tension explodes and drives them crazy in lust. Their desires for each other are insatiable and pretty much remorseless that moving from one night stand to a very complicated and forbidden affair almost feels natural to them. And that's when all complications start: the sneaking around, the self-doubts, the sex escapades, the rumors, the sexy banters, the meddling of others, and the ultimate longing for more.

"How do you feel about the way I look at you?"
"I feel like. . . I don't want you to stop."

I had the giggles with this book and these characters. Liese was sometimes so affected by her desires for Ryder that it was so funny to see her struggle to keep it all locked in. Her character definitely made me think of that saying, "It's always the quite ones..." because from the outside she was just the school's librarian but from the inside she was a total vixen. Ryder was funny too, seeing him transform from the so put together, intellectual, and sophisticated principle to a man that couldn't control his reckless desires was both sexy and amusing. However, most of my giggles came out when they constantly teased each other with sexy remarks that slowly led them to set several chapters in the book on fire all because deep inside they truly enjoyed the forbiddenness of their connection.

"Nothing and no one else existed when they were alone like this."

This story was sexy, sweet, light, and full of playfulness. I definitely enjoyed the hot-hilarious experience it gave me! ;)

Favorite Quotes: 

"The smooth cadence of his voice made even the driest of school protocols seem riveting."

"She couldn't decide what she was attracted to more, his intellect or his exterior. The combination was lethal--the worst kind of aphrodisiac imaginable."

"How do you feel about the way I look at you?"
I feel like. . . I don't want you to stop."

"Nothing and no one else existed when they were alone like this."


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