The Librarian Principle Book Review

January 8, 2015 / 8 comments

The Librarian Principle Book ReviewThe Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting
Published by Self-Published on December 21st 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

With an  intriguing synopsis like this one I knew it was going to be controversial, inappropriate and downright unprofessional.  Something that I couldn’t pass up on.  I thought it was going to be pretty grim considering how serious the subject matter of work relationships are. What I didn’t expect was how hilarious it was going to be.

As the story goes, Annaliese Harper was looking for a new start. She accepts a job as a librarian in a small town high school. When she moved she didn’t know what she was getting herself into. She thought she had met her quota for relationship problems given the unwarranted attention that she was getting from an ex-boyfriend. She  didn’t deserve any more drama but somehow it seemed to follow her everywhere. This time around it was her  current boss that was the issue.

From the  first encounter, she found herself very much attracted to  Principal Ryder Whitehall. She would never have thought that Ryder would be feel the same. Despite how they  felt about each other t there was no way they could act upon it  knowing the ramifications. It would have been career suicide!

When they begin spending more time together between projects and meetings however their chemistry became so intense that they just couldn’t contain themselves. The situation became even worst when Ryder discovers her porn collection on her laptop. Their desire then became so intense that both were willing to overlook the consequences and give into their urges.

Was it worth it? Oh yeah, definitely so. Let’s just say that those encounters were  fantastic! If hot, smoldering sex was what you were looking for than this would be a good choice for you. What I am personally  into  is something beyond that. Don’t get me wrong, I adored how this book  concluded considering how unconventional it all began but for me I wanted so much more.

Because of this… I would have to say that “The Librarian Principle” was a bit disappointing. It was good but it had so much potential to be GREAT. Honestly, what I really wanted was a  better insight into their relationship besides the physical.

A positive thing about it though was it was downright entertaining! I wouldn’t expect anything less especially when one of the chapters is titled “Porn At Work Is Bad”.

Even with my issues above  I would have to say that I  enjoyed this book. The amusing characters, the countless uncertainties and the over the top hilarity definitely made it worth my while.

The Verdict:


Portrait of the smart handsome businessman


I’m sorry I ruined our plans.” Ryder crowded her in the doorway, waiting for her to retreat into the warmth of her tiny foyer before he crossed the threshold.

“You should be. I’ve been waiting for hours, and I’m starving.”

“I assure you, it won’t happen again.” He held up a bag of takeout, which Liese ignored.

She grabbed him by the lapels and tugged him farther into the small space, closing the door with her foot to keep out the cold. Plucking the takeout from his hand, she discarded it on the side table.

“I didn’t say I was hungry for food.” She stepped into him, trying to get closer, his winter coat a serious impediment.

“Oh no?” He wrapped his arms around her, the palm of his hand flattening against the small of her back to pull her tight against him. One hand drifted up her side.

She lifted one shoulder and let it fall as she loosened the black scarf around his neck, running her index finger along the edge of his collared shirt. As much as she’d loved seeing

him in jeans the previous night, she also appreciated how sexy he looked in a suit, or a dress shirt and a tie. Or nothing at all.

His fingertips brushed along her jaw, sweeping her hair over her shoulder, his eyes dark. “I’d like to kiss you, if that would be permissible.”

“I suppose I could allow it.” Liese smiled.

His mouth covered hers and she clasped her hands behind his neck, keeping him close. The kiss started slow and sweet, soft brushes of his lips against hers. A teasing nip of teeth on her bottom lip turned into gentle suction, and Ryder’s tongue parted her lips to slip inside her mouth, exploring, retreating, tangling with her own. The kiss gained momentum until the inferno of lust built up over the weekend detonated, and Liese found herself backed against the wall, grinding against him with desperate need.

She scrambled to undo the buttons on his coat, and Ryder released her with a despondent groan to help finish the job. She shoved his coat over his shoulders, pushing it down his arms as he cupped her cheek in his hand. His free hand returned to the bottom of her shirt, sliding beneath and moving up her ribcage to palm her breast.

“Fuck.” It came out a low, almost intelligible grunt.

“That’s a great idea,” Liese agreed. She undid the clasp on his belt and jerked it through the loops, dropping it on the floor.

“Where’s your bedroom?” Ryder’s lips moved in a fiery trail from her cheek to her ear.


“I’d like to go there. Now, please.”

Liese felt the hairs on her arm raise at his tone, more of a command than a request. She pushed on his chest, and he obliged by taking a small step back, enough for her to slip out of the narrow space between his body and the wall. She grabbed his hand and tugged him down the hall and up the stairs.

The moment they passed through the door to her room, Ryder had her in his arms again, moving her across the floor until the back of her knees hit the mattress, and they tumbled onto the comforter.

His hands were everywhere but where she needed them, his mouth much the same. And then he settled into the cradle of her hips. She gasped, shifting against him, her desire so acute it was almost painful.

“I can’t stand being away from you. It drives me fucking crazy.” Ryder echoed her feelings as he rose to his knees. Shoving her shirt up with both hands, he pulled it over her head. “All weekend, the only thing I could think about was you: being with you, inside you.”





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About Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

8 Responses to “The Librarian Principle Book Review”

  1. Katarzyna

    Tammara Webber just announced her new book “Sweet” 🙂 The release date is April 27, can’t wait! 🙂

  2. Leslie Trimble

    I am looking forward to two Kristen Ashley books coming out this year, Ride Steady (Chaos Series) and the second book in the Magdalene series!

  3. Erika

    I’m really excited about all of the books by Jennifer Armentrout/J. Lynn and Colleen Hoover to name a few! Thanks!

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