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The Principal's Office (DeKnight #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  982 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews

Rachel Delaney, divorced mother with two boys, isn't complaining. Her life is fine. Really. There is 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
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published (first published February 7th 2012)
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Cyn Mistress Kitty
This was one of the BEST stories I've read in a long, long time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
I loved both Rand and Rachel and I loved that they were both 40 and more mature than the usual 20 somethings.
Rand is my new hero. WOW what a guy. He was sweet, loving and sweet Jesus what a creative imagination. He loved playing out fantasy's and he was damn good at it. Rachel's fantasy of a burglar breaking into her home and raping her was unbelievably hot. And then when he took her to
Joy (joyous reads)
This is book number three of a series I've not heard of. I don't know about you but I love reading random serial books that enables me to follow the story without ever having read the rest of the series. In all honesty, after reading this one, I'm dying to read the rest of the series and probably even more from this author. Her books are steamy, to say the least. But in The Principal's Office's case, I also found some substance in it.

This follows the story of Rachel, newly-divorced and looking f
Jun 04, 2012 Lindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews
5 Kisses, 2 Peppers (M/F, oral sex, voyeurism, exhibitionism, light bondage, sex in public)
Recommended Read

Rachel Delaney is a divorced mother of two teenage boys, and she's lonely. Not only do her sons spend every other week with her ex-husband, she hasn't had a physical relationship for a very long time. She was too busy being a mom and dealing with her depressed husband to even think about sex. When she runs into a tall stranger at the supermarket one Saturday morn
Mar 02, 2012 Marisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In The Principal's Office author Jasmine Haynes introduces us to Rachel Delany, a recently divorced working mother with two teenage boys. For the first time in her life she has to figure out how to raise her sons, put food on the table, and a roof over their head all on her own. She also discovers that after seventeen years of marriage her sexual desires have been virtually untapped. But does she really have time for a relationship when her sons are acting out because of the divorce, she’s finan
Carolyn F.
With the cover, I thought it would be another one of those BDSM books with the principal really getting into the role of a 1960s principal. I am old enough that I was spanked by the principal. I was totally set up and I was completely innocent of course (wink, wink). This was public school by the way. It ended by the time I made 7th grade. So I was having non-sexual flashbacks and thinking this principal was wishing for the old days.

This book is about sexual freedom. Rachel is at the grocery st
Jane Stewart
Characters, events, nothing interested me. I wanted more relationship development.

There’s a lot of sex, but I found myself skimming those scenes. I felt detached when reading the sex scenes. By the time I read half the book, I was tired of reading. So I stopped and jumped to the last few chapters.

Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 308 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: frequent. Setting: San Francisco bay a
After giving the second book in the series 1 star review I wasn't sure how much I'll enjoy The Principal's Office but I was so happy that it wasn't anything like What Happens After Dark!

Out of all 3 books in the series The Principal's Office is my fav since unlike the first 2 books in the series it wasn't as dark and didn't deal with very sad real life subject but still talked about important issues that didn't take away from the romance and erotica of the story.
A Highly recommend book and IMO y
Mar 28, 2014 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
3.5 stars
My first Haynes. definitely want to read more.
It reminded me loosely of Sweet Dream, the stories are nothing a like but heroine is on a similar journey. She just got out of a horrible marriage and she remakes herself. The H helps but doesn't take over and do it for her.

Also liked how ex husbands new girlfriend was handled.

Biggest draw back is price of the ebook. I bought it on recommendation from someone I trust but not sure I'll by others at that price.
May 24, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I had read Past Midnight as it was the first book in this series but it is not necessary to enjoy The Principal's Office. Neither is the second book which I passed on.

Rachel is a divorced mom of two boys. She lives with the stereotype that mothers should not be sexy, not want sex and God forbid actually LIKE sex! One morning Rachel meets a handsome stranger at the grocery store who will rescue her orange juice from the top shelf and later rescue Rachel in more ways t
Jul 24, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was so intense, HOT and a GREAT READ that it moved me to write a review.

The story line drew you in from the start and kept moving. I am one of those people who can predict a story line right form the start. even if you can and knowing how a book follows a certain formula, the author's writing is so good and just so, that even if you anticipate what will happen you are left in a spell that when it unfolds you don't see it coming. As I was reading, this book took me by surprise and kept
Jul 22, 2012 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, erotica
This was an interesting book, we have only seen glimpses of Rachel in the previous books. She has seemed mousy and dowdy, turns out Rachel she isn't, she just needed the right person to let her shine. You can tell that her ex-husband didn't appreciate her and did what he could to box her in.

After their divorce Rachel is trying to find herself again, and boy does she. Through the book she stands up to her kids, to situations at her job, and finds that vanilla sex isn't for her. Her interludes wi
4+ Stars

For a book that was at least 50% sex, it was surprisingly good. The plot was intriguing, and a quick read.

Here are the things I liked –

1. Great main characters, with sizzling chemistry.
2. Older hero (40) & heroine (39), with interesting, but complicated lives.
3. Heartbreaking subplot about bullying.
4. Hot, hot, hot, sex scenes. Did I mention hot?
5. Asshole ex-husband. A character you love to hate.

For an erotic book, this one had substance. The sex scenes weren’t boring or repetitive
Adriane (◉‿◉)
Apr 17, 2013 Adriane (◉‿◉) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This book should be illegal!! Nah, it's just way to HOT, i mean H-O-T.  This story is about a mother whose self esteem had crumbled  down after her divorced; then she met  a guy who had given a whole new meaning to her  life especially to her sexuality, once again she had  felt alive and wanted. Before agreeing to have an affair,they  made some ground rules, and agreed that it is just S-E-X between them. But what will happened if things got complicated? and the man, that she had lusted and still ...more
This book was definitely more intense than my normal romance reads. It was way kinkier but with characters a little older than what I normally read (no offense to anyone). Seeing real world problems with motherhood and teenagers was definitely not my thing and it tainted the book for me. But even more so was Rachel who seemed to have no back bone when it came to her sleaze-bag ex-husband and her surly son, Nathan. And then you never got a real answer as to why their marriage ended in the first p ...more
Rebekah Weatherspoon
Reviews on this story were pretty mixed, but I really liked it. Rachel was a very realistic character. Her faults were relatable and her strengths make her very likable. I'm also a sucker for a story with strong mothers and Rachel loves the hell out her kids. Her relationship with her son Nathan padded out the romance and sexy times with Rand nicely.

Rand was super sexy stud and I think Haynes did a nice job of mixing his domineering side with a big heart. There's nothing worse then reading a Dom
Ashli Rose
Jul 18, 2014 Ashli Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book that I read after Fifty Shades of Grey. I wanted something similar and I found it in this book. The cover instantly drew me in. What can I say, I judge a book by it's cover. Before I even read the synopsis I had an idea of what this book was going to be about. It went in the complete opposite direction, which I was happy about because it kept my interest. The love scenes were hot and steamy, just like I like them. I wish there was another book following these characters b ...more
Laura Wright
Mar 21, 2012 Laura Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I REALLY enjoyed this book!! I loved the characters - I cared about the characters. Granted, it was hard for me to watch Rachel take so much guff from her boys, that is not my way of parenting, but I could understand her feeling so beaten down by the ex husband and who she was now. Rand ... ahhh, Rand!! What a man - what a real life kind of hero. Kinky, sexy, strong, and GOOD MAN. I highly recommend this book!
Mar 06, 2012 Limecello rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
It was okay - sweet in a way, well developed characters or realistic at least but... a bit rushed/off. I don't know. Average/good. Nothing really noteworthy.
I liked the family dynamics though, between the mom and her kids. The ex was a douche, but it was so nice his new girlfriend had a spine and could kick his ass. Yay girls!
And yay no stereotype of skanky useless/trashy new girlfriend.
Jun 26, 2015 LINCCReviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Absolutely sizzling read. It gives hope to those that are divorced that in the most generic places you can find what you didn't know you needed! Loved the Book! It's very detailed in the sex language category and if you enjoy specific in this area, you are going to love the read! (melissasolovely)
Roni Loren
Feb 29, 2012 Roni Loren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
Really enjoyed this one! Fun premise and likable characters. I liked the fact that the hero and heroine were older and were dealing with things like divorce and teenage kids. Couldn't put the book down. :)
Pamela Leonhardt
Mar 10, 2014 Pamela Leonhardt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
If you like a great sexy steamy read then you would want to read it. Loved the plot characters. Descriptions not overly done. Great fantastic read. Funny and sexy from beginning to end..
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Rachel Delaney is a divorced mom of two teenage sons working hard just to get by and still spend time with her children. When she runs into the same sexy stranger not once, but three times, Rachel decides to take him up on dinner and some no-names, no-strings-attached fun. Sneaking around her sons and an ex-husband, who seems to excel at making her life even more difficult, Rachel is introduced to a whole new sensual world where all her naughty fantasies come true.
Rand is new to town and not lo
Courtesy of Happy Endings Reviews

A fun romp concluding a heavy trilogy

The Principal’s Office brings a welcome lighter conclusion to a strong, but dark trilogy about the employees of DeKnight Gauges, Inc., with an overarching theme that those closest to us might be the ones with the biggest secrets. The series wraps up with the story of receptionist Rachel, a recently divorced single mother who is juggling the pitfalls of raising teenage boys, the newly awakened desire to date again, and the univ
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

DeKnight # 3
This review is also posted at UTC Book Blog

I had met Ms. Haynes at a book signing not too long ago and had been intrigued with her work but didn't have the chance to read any. So, when this book fell on my lap to review, I was happy to get the chance. And as shallow as this sounds, I was fascinated by the cover. It was pretty and it had so much promise; I could not wait to devour it.

A promise well delivered, indeed. This book is full of love scenes that are extremely hot with believ
Jan 12, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up but I that it would be a quick hot read. And boy was it hot. It exceeded all expectations in the hot department. Not having read this author, but general y disappointed in my last run of reads I didn't expect much story-wise. Low and behold it exceeded expectations in that department as well.

It was nice to read an erotic story about a relatable almost 40 woman. She was in fact so realistic that I wanted to scream at her sometimes. On the on hand, you see her release and explore
This was the second erotica book I read for my book club. What an about face!

Honestly, reading this book is like reading a porno. Wave the fan y'all when you sink into this book. Oh boy!

However, despite the unbridled lust and in your face sex, I loved how Rand was part of Rachel's journey in helping her find her groove back and then some. Her ex-husband was such a schmuck. To be a woman who gave up everything for her ohana, dedicating her life to them, and then being left in the dust for a young
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Jul 05, 2013 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own

[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

This was a rather good book. I enjoyed it, it was hot, and there was also some nice characterization.

I liked Rachel. She is struggling with her two sons, newly divorced and trying to stay nice with her ex-husband, and then accidentally forming a relationship with her son’s principal. She flounders a few times, but I like where she stood by the end, what she decided to do for herself, along with her relationship with her sons getting better. And I defin
Divalish Smile
Mar 14, 2012 Divalish Smile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this book. It took me a while to get used to her writting style. I found reading it to be choppy in the begining because usually I can assume how the writter is going to finish her sentences so then I can skim, and therefore read faster. But I found that this Author's writting style was different and used words that seemed obsure and out of place. About mid way through the book I got into a groove still not always understanding her word choice and sometimes having to use the dictiona ...more
Aug 01, 2012 Regina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, fun, fun! This story was filled with heart-pounding sexual fantasies, one right after another, between Rachael, a sexually-repressed divorced mom of teenaged sons, and Rand, a confident and sexy high school principal who liked his kink, without apologies. I could relate to both of these characters; they were easy on my mind's eye and good people trying to navigate life's hurdles. Their sex-filled antics revved up my engine for sure! The plot was certainly believable, which involved the fall ...more
Oct 05, 2012 Lorie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a scorching HOT read!!!! I love when a book can make me squirm! This was a smart and sexy read. It was about more than just the hot scenes; it was descriptive and intelligent writing.

Rand is confident, a bit alpha male, and sexy as sin. He meets Rachel in the grocery store and knows exactly what he wants. Rachel has been in a marriage filled with vanilla sex for way too long. Rand takes Rachel on a journey of self-discovery and introduces her to new, exciting, and satisfying experience
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Jasmine Haynes, Rita Finalist for Somebody’s Lover, plus two-time Holt Medallion and National Readers Choice Award winner, is the author of over 30 classy, erotic romance tales. Look for more in the West Coast series coming soon. Of course, she’s also the author of the award-winning Max Starr psychic mystery series. And don’t miss her writing as Jennifer Skully, KOD Daphne award-winning author, br ...more
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