Cover Reveal! The Librarian Principle, by Helena Hunting

Book cover for the Librarian Principle, a new release romantic novel by Helena Hunting

SUMMARY

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

EXCERPT

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 superimposedonto 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.“Hi there.”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.”

​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.​

Helena’s Links

Web page: http://www.helenahunting.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/helenahunting

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helena.hunting

Goodreads:​  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6015704-helenahunting

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Paula Radell

Always a passionate reader and a somewhat more casual writer, Paula Radell started her first book review and promotions blog, Curl Up and Read, in September of 2013. In early 2014, she left a career in nursing to become a freelance project management consultant. She also turned her part-time hobby into a full-time passion by becoming a freelance editor, publicist, and a hopeful author. She is a Goodreads Librarian, Group Moderator, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also taken advanced internet and social media marketing certificate courses at the University of San Francisco. Born and raised near the beaches of southeastern Virginia, Paula now lives in Mendocino County, California with her husband Ray, a couple of stray tabby cats, Matthew & Diana, and a 2-year old rescue Greyhound, Willow. When she is not catering to the dog’s every whim, touring and tasting the latest California sparkling wine vintages with Ray, or sitting in Starbucks reading a great book, you can find Paula at her laptop – writing, editing, reviewing or avidly promoting the books and authors she loves. Two releases are planned in the coming year: Where Angels Lie, a dark romance; and an inspirational novella (name still under debate).

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