Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: The Principal's Office

The Principal's Office (DeKnight Trilogy - Book 3) by Jasmine Haynes

Publication Date: February 7, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Pages: Paperback,308pp
ISBN-13: 978-0425247167
ISBN: 0425247163

(Received for an honest review from Berkley Heat)

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Books in the series: Past Midnight (2011), What Happens After Dark (2011), The Principal's Office (2012)

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Excerpt from The Principal's Office (Go to the bookshelf and choose The Principal's Office.)



Rachel Delaney, a divorced mother with two boys, isn't complaining. Her life is fine. Really. There is only one thing that could make it better, though: a strong, warm male body to help her make it through the occasional lonely night. No strings, and no relationship, thanks. Just a little fun with a perfect stranger. And there's no more perfect a stranger than Rand.

He's tall, blond, unattached, smokin' hot, and looking for the same thing Rachel is: wild, abandoned sex with no limits, no last names, and no complications - until Rachel's eldest son gets in trouble in class.

Only then does Rachel discover that her down-and-dirty, dangerously sexy mystery lover is also the new school principal. They're not exactly the ideal role models for a troubled student acting out his own frustrations. With Rachel's life turned upside down, Rand is the only one who can make it right - by taking their hot-bodied hook ups in a warm hearted new direction...


The third book in Jasmine Hayne's DeKnight trilogy, The Principal's Office is a super-sexy, erotic romance that will get the readers motor running in a hurry! Hayne's does a wonderful job developing realistic characters and delving into some pretty kinky areas. Her knack for understanding women's fantasies and what gets them excited is showcased well in this book. Haynes is a strong voice in contemporary erotic romance that's fans of the genre would be remiss in missing!

I would have to say that The Principal's Office is definitely the best of the series. The final book in the DeKnight Trilogy has some very good selling points. Jasmine Haynes is able to take the teacher/student fantasy and twist it a little to give readers a well written, emotionally fulfilling novel that is just hot as hell. That's the only way to put it that really conveys the heat in this one.

There is a lot going on in this one, as far as, sex is concerned. You have a heroine that is coming out of a very sexually repressed marriage. She is unaware of how good sex can be with someone who confident and kinky. Rachel is a good mom, she has a lot going for her, but she needs a man once in awhile and she would love to indulge in some fantasies that she's never been able to explore before. 

Rand has kink written all over him. He is well put together, sexy, smart and not afraid of his sexuality. It's an explosive combination with these two and Haynes doesn't hold back which I loved. They explore everything from voyeurism to outdoor sex, exhibitionism and lots more. The sex scenes in this one are hot, hot, hot! I also liked the idea that Rand was a role model in his career, but he was able to let loose and have fun on his own time. I also liked the fact that he could role with the punches and take what came. If it was a relationship, good. If it was just sex, okay. When it became both... WOW!

I thought Haynes did a fantastic job with the characters, but she also showed a lot of versatility in her writing with this book. The story is strong and doesn't hinge on the sex, though there is healthy dose of that in this book. If Haynes had chosen to write the book without that, it would easily have stood as a good book, that kink just gives it an edge that some readers really enjoy. And I'm definitely one of them. I also have to admit to the guilty pleasure of enjoying the dirty talk. It was lots of fun to read!

I recommend this one for readers who like their contemporary romance with a lot of spice. This one isn't for the faint of heart, where eroticism is concerned and certainly not suitable for prudes, but for the rest of us all I can say is... more please!!!

The Principal's Office is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag! (I wish my high school principal had been like Rand!)

With a bachelor's degree in accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Jasmine Haynes worked in the high-tech Silicon Valley for the last twenty years and hasn't met a boring accountant yet! Okay, maybe a few. She and her husband live with numerous wild cats, one of whom has now moved into the house. Jasmine's pastimes, when not writing, are speed-walking in the Redwoods, watching classic movies, and hanging out with writer friends in coffee shops. She is the author of classy erotic romance and the popular Max Starr paranormal romance mystery series, and also writes quirky laugh-out-loud romances as Jennifer Skully.


Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks for such a wonderful review!