The Librarian Principle

The Librarian Principle

by Helena Hunting

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682304143
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 05/26/2016
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 612,434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

New York Tmes and USA Today bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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The Librarian Principle 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough good things about this book wonderful characters and we'll developed plot right down to the epilogue very sexy but also incredibly sweet one of my favorite reads of the year...new author for me and I will definitely reach more from her highly recommend!
fanofbones More than 1 year ago
This was too fun to read.  Great writing, humor and sexy characters all in one great book.  Look forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realy enjoy this book,definetely recomend it for a fun, sexy and heartwarming story, great sex scenes too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice feel good book
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
A 5-star-hot-sparkly-must-read! Minor spoilers alerts!!! I freaking loved it! I didn’t really know if I would because I am still very much hung up on Author Helena Hunting’s Clipped Wings New Adult series. I wasn’t really ready to move on to her first contemporary novel. But boy am I glad that I finally did! This was a buddy read with two other wonderful Vixen readers, Janine and Beth. We’re all in different time zones across the globe and yet we all had similar delighted reactions. The chemistry, the humor and the pacing were bang on. The supporting characters – co-worker Blake, funny-as-hell Marissa especially, but also crazy Sean and sassy Tiffany – and their relationships with newly hired FAHL Librarian, Annaliese (aka Liese) Harper and Principal Ryder Whitehall were really fleshed out well, easily drawing them out of the background and making them integral to the main plot. Initially, I didn’t agree with Liese’s seemingly overreaction to Ryder’s behavior switch early on that related to the central “impediment” to their secret relationship. But eventually I understood how it could be a genuine problem for two professionals in superior-subordinate roles in the education field. We’ve all heard of student-teacher inappropriate scandals. However, I had never heard of a principal-subordinate scandal prior to reading this novel so I had no frame of reference. There were so many delightfully sexy or funny moments that it was very hard to narrow the choices down to one favorite moment. But the below scene will do nicely me thinks: “Shh.” His thumb slipped beneath the elastic. “We wouldn’t want anyone to think you enjoy your meetings with me. What if people got the wrong idea? Then I might have to discipline you for your indiscretions.” “We wouldn’t want that.” Liese bit back an uneasy laugh, uncertain whether to take him seriously. Something told her he meant it when he said he would discipline her, and she might very well enjoy it. “Speak for yourself. I think I’d rather relish handing out a punishment where you’re concerned.” Ryder’s hand tightened in her hair as his lips traveled along her jaw, drawing out the sweetest of tortures.’ Of course, it gets hotter from that point! *wink* These two were just fiery together both in and out of the bedroom, and I seriously didn’t want their tale to end. I always love feeling that way. Up next by this uber-talented author is Pucked (available now), another new standalone novel that I look forward to buddy reading with Beth and Janine soon. Fractures in Ink (Clipped Wings #3) will also be available this year in October 2015 and is a definite must pre-order and read for me.
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE was nothing like I’d imagined. I loved the premise of the book. Annaliese—or Liese as she’s often referred to—sounded a little naughty and Ryder, the principal is domineering and utterly sexy. Together they ignited a blistering blaze of passion both titillating and highly erotic.  I have to admit, I thought this was going to be some cookie cutter BDSM-style book but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes, the principal is incredibly sexy and does enjoy giving a good spanking as well as a little bondage and role playing, but he is extremely genuine and romantic.  It was refreshing to see that Ryder wasn’t the womanizing bad boy that is so popular in many contemporary erotic romances. I really appreciated that. I was also glad that there wasn’t a lot of drama either. The most angsty parts of the book were Ryder and Liese’s struggles to keep their relationship private.  I loved Liese’s highly sexual, yet seemingly normal thought process. I thought the secondary characters were brilliantly written and supported the plot and Liese and Ryder’s characters well. I don’t think there was anything about this book that I didn’t enjoy. I’d love to read more! This sexually charged romance is full of quirky characters and an engaging storyline heavily laced with sexual innuendo that will have you laughing and cheering for Liese and Ryder! ***I was gifted an eBook copy in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
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.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog As a fan of Helena Hunting’s other series, I was very interested to hear that she was releasing a new book. In this case, the title can be taken literally. The story is about a new librarian at a school who has an affair with the school’s principle. Hunting takes on a very different approach from her previous books. While it still has the same great writing, she definitely makes this one feel for formal, especially with Ryder’s characters. He is very much the sophisticated gentlemen who is well spoken and very put together. However when he sees the images that Liese has of him and her together on her laptop, he definitely gets flustered…and aroused. THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE is pretty damn sexy! I enjoyed reading Ryder lose more of his control with Liese although I will say that the book does work at a very fast pace. The sexual tension and the sex flies by so there isn’t as much depth as I would have liked to have seen. The emotions explored are purely lusted related, but I did enjoy Liese and Ryder’s interaction. Liese also has the attention of a colleague named Blake. He’s a drama teacher, but there’s also an ex boyfriend who comes into the picture as well. To me, there wasn’t much of a resolution in these aspects of the story. I think they were just present to get a rise out of Ryder’s character. I don’t mind that, but I wished there was something there to really close out the book more firmly. Fans of Sylvia Day will enjoy this novel. *ARC provided by author
VictoriaKC More than 1 year ago
"Having a good looking boss was one thing; crushing on him was entirely another."  Helena Hunting journey between the new librarian Annaliese (Liese) Harper and Ryder Whitehall, FAHL’s swoon worthy principle;  this was a funny, sexy, laugh-out-load story, with just enough “out-side” drama.  The build up between Liese at orientation, from being around the delicious Ryder when he agrees to be her “Advisor” up to when Ryder finds the hilariously steamy photo shopped pictures from her BFF Marissa (not that Ryder know that) make this story even more interesting. Also, into this mix we are introduced to co-workers, like Blake, an ex-boyfriend which add to the chaos of these two knowing the path those steamy pictures takes them on can come to no good, professionally that is, because personally they are falling for each other. "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." They dance around what they have started and keeping it separate from their professional working relationship (since the district has a non-fraternization policy even though both of them are single adults), toss in, the morning after misunderstanding, the is she dating Blake, the bear making ex-boyfriend, her BFF, his family, her family gives the story some added drama. Helena Hunting created a story-line with just enough drama, swoon worthy scenes, funny secondary characters, romance, that kept me going from page to page until there HEA. I wouldn't mind seeing Marissa & Blakes story, and a revisit to Liese and Ryder as well.
gypsyarj More than 1 year ago
Omg! Some of the things that happened in this book had me laughing so hard I swear I had tears. This story is about Leise and Ryder and how they met and fall in love. Leise is the new librarian at the school Ryder is principle at. She's already attracted to Ryder and trying to fight but her friend's antics aren't helping her. At school like any school there is gossip and on her first day she here's about a scandal involving two co-workers at another school that were involved in a relationship that caused a scandal. So when they give in to their attraction they agreed to keep it just between themselves. This is where some of their troubles come into play. This is the first time in a book that I can honestly say the secondary characters make a book too. Marissa is a riot some of the things that cam out of her mouth had me laughing nonstop.Blake he brings some drama and then some angst of his own. And let's not for Leise's parents and the way her mother first meets Ryder. This was an amazing book and I will recommend this to anyone. I loved it and its a keeper for me.
Booklover619 More than 1 year ago
A solid 3.5 star read. This is the first book I've read by Helena Hunting & her writing is well done. As for the storyline o thought that the attraction & will they won't they could've been drug out a little more. I wasn't a 100% as to why it was so forbidden. But the characters were very likeable & there was a decent amount of angst & drama. It's also a fairly quick romantic, steamy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for free participating in the Jingle Bell Hop through Facebook. I really enjoyed reading the book and want to read more by this author now. I'd like more books about these same characters too (maybe Marissa and Blake, or a story for Tiffany?).
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting is a steady paced, hilarious romp of a romance that begins with the slight hiccup of the schol principle finding photoshopped, personalized porn on the librarian's computer. And that's where things only begin to get interesting. Liese is infatuated, to say the least, with her new boss Ryder. He's good looking, charismatic, and everything Liese has ever deamed of in a man. Ryder can't help his infatuation with Liese either. The subtle touches, the length of their advisor meetings getting longer and longer. It's not until Liese accidentally opens the wrong folder one day in the process of showing Ryder some research that her photoshopped porn of Ryder and herself pops open and leaves them both in shock. Where can this possibly go besides downhill? Well, the bedroom, for starters. A whole lot of funny with just enough angst and drama to keep it realistic. A fabulous read. First time reading this author but it won't be the last.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Having just finished Hunting's Pucked series, which I loved, I was really looking forward to reading this stand alone novel. As a former teacher, I was excited about the premise of an illicit affair between a principal and the school librarian. However, this story starts so much like porn, that I had a hard time accepting the romantic ending. There's no satisfactory resolution to the side issue of the heroine's stalking ex. There are other side issues, like the vice principal's drinking problem and sexually inappropriate behavior, that are either not resolved or resolved so quickly that I wondered why Hunting even included them. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that I never felt the slightest pull to Ryder, the "hero". For a successful romance, the reader needs to fall for the hero. So this novel was a huge disappointment for me, and I just hope I enjoy the next one by Ms Hunting.
Katiekoz 13 days ago
The Librarian Principle was good, but I enjoyed the Pucked series and The Clipped Wings series more. It still definitely has the Helena Hunting feel to it with the storyline and especially the kind of humor included. It threw me off with it being in third person and only in Liese's point of view. I would have liked a few chapters here and there from Ryder's POV still. It would have added to the story in my opinion and given us a better understanding of Ryder. Liese and Ryder have a very funny relationship, especially the start of it that was different for sure. They have some obvious problems due to their jobs, but I like how they make it work. Ryder can be rough around the edges, but he shows more of his softer side around Liese. The Sean storyline was intriguing to me, but I felt like I didn't get a solid ending to it. It was more of a highlight in the middle of the book and then the story just sort of moved on from it. I enjoyed Marissa's character. She was highly entertaining, her humor reminded me of Violet. Blake was another good character that added to the story. I especially liked what happened with him and Marissa. The epilogue was funny and cute and sweet. I thought it was a great way to wrap it all up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with the majority of her stories, this one is no different. The Librarian Principle makes you feel...everything, just everything. I absolutely Love it
MLupher3 More than 1 year ago
Stars: 4 I loved the plot of this book. Forbidden romance between a principal and a librarian, and then throw in some twists outside of the forbidden and you get this exciting read! There were some predictable parts for me, which is why I traded this a 4 instead of a 5 star. Another reason for me was that the ending seemed to babble. There were pieces that seemed like the natural path to take for these characters, and that's what was written, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I also feel like I could have stopped reading and still known how it ended. Over all I did well and truly enjoy reading this book and would recommend it to a friend.
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