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.
“Those aren’t my parents,” Liese responded automatically.
“Those are your parents.” He groaned.
“Yes, they are. I thought they weren’t going to be here until tomorrow.”
“Sweet Christ. Your mother just saw my ass.” Ryder grabbed his discarded boxers from the floor and yanked them on.
“Don’t worry, you have a great ass.”
Ryder glared at her. “I don’t see how this is funny. What the hell kind of impression am I going to make now? We were having sex in your front hallway,” he said as he hastily buttoned his shirt. “I broke your damn table.”
“My mother’s a sex therapist,” Liese reminded him. “Wall sex is nothing compared to some of the whack-jobs she deals with.” She pulled her blouse on and shimmied her way back into her ruined skirt. “At least they didn’t come in when you were spanking me with your belt.”
Ryder blinked at her.
“What? It’s true; it could’ve been worse.”
Obviously these two hook up but all is not that easy. Liese is worried about the impact sleeping with the boss will have on her career and does not want to be the topic of the rumor mill. So they embark on a secret affair that is not as simple as it sounds. Especially when one of her friends and coworker, Blake, is Ryders sworn high school nemesis.
Ryder has trust issues and although he is hot he is awkward at relationships, almost embarrassingly so. Seeing Blake and Liese pal around together and not being able to claim Liese publicly has made him grumpy and uptight. He was unsure how to show Liese his true feelings for fear she would run or not feel the same way for him. This endeared me to Ryder, it made him more realistic. Not all hot guys are so sure of themselves, all the time.
Together Ryder and Liese burn up the pages with his domineering ways and her interest in less than vanilla sex. The chemistry was immediate and kept me turning the pages. The secondary characters were fun especially Blake and Marissa.
I loved this book however it missed the five star mark for me because there were a few loose ends with secondary characters that did not get resolved enough for me. I am a stickler for closure in a standalone especially if there is no subsequent book of other characters on the horizon. That being said it was a sexy, kinda kinky, and fun read. I highly recommend picking this book up.