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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Heat; 1 edition (7 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425247163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425247167
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.2 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,033,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 the final book in her popular DeKnight series, The Principal's Office. In 2013, she'll be starting a sexy new series for Berkley Heat, beginning with The Naughty Corner coming Oct 2013 and Teach Me a Lesson in Apr 2014. And there will be more in the sensual West Coast series, look for The Other Man in November!

Look for The Courtesans Tales!

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 of contemporary romance, bringing you poignant tales peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. Visit her website at www.jasminehaynes.com, www.jenniferskully.com, and for more on the Max Starr series, visit www.jbskully.com. Don't miss her blog at www.jasminehaynes.blogspot.com

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The Principal's Office SHE'S ABOUT TO BE CALLED IN FOR A DRESSING-DOWN...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 no more perfect a strange... Full description

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Sims TOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Mar 2012
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Rachel is divorced with two teenaged sons, after twenty years of marriage her ex-husband just decided he wanted a divorce. I loved the way the author lays out Rachel's circumstances at the start of the story, it's so realistic I really sympathised with her. Never having attended college, she had married Gary more or less straight from high school, but now she has had to find work. But as a receptionist the pay is not great, so she finds it hard to find her half towards her two boys expenses. When she meets Rand in a grocery store the attraction is immediate. At six foot four with blond hair he is breathtaking. After a couple of more times of just bumping into one another they decide to act on their attraction. Rachel is quite clear about the ground rules, she has her boys every other week so she will not see Rand when she has her sons. Rachel is adamant that they are not dating this is going to be just sex.
Oh boy and what they get up to in different locations are as varied as the wild abandoned sex they indulge in. Rand is determined to fulfill all of Rachel's fantasies, he does that and more.
I loved this book there is a real story here, a woman who has been married for twenty years, suddenly out in the world on her own finding her way. Certainly not very experienced with men, then along comes Rand and pushes her to her limits not that she doesn't love it. But as they grow closer the reader gets to see the changes in Rachel's life her growing confidence, actually standing up for herself. How she deals with her idiot of an ex-husband, all this and more was here. Beautifully written by this author. A wonderful read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Richards TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Feb 2012
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It's been a while since I've read such exciting sex scenes. So completely sexy, so well-written and sensual, so very naughty and bad. I loved it all. This book is every fantasy you've ever had; there is voyeurism, exhibitionism, public sex, rough sex, rape fantasy role play, loads of sweet, dirty sex talk... One scene just better than the next. But more than the sex, there was also a very good story here.

I liked that both h/H are forty years old, more mature, so deep, so ready for more, especially Rachel. Newly divorced, her husband having left her for the cliched pretty young thing, Rachel suffered rather passionless sex in a dull seventeen-year marriage to a clueless and boring man. She meets Rand, that gorgeous hunk of maleness resembling a Viking marauder, all assertive, dominating, and most of all, deliciously kinky. I loved him, one of my favorite heroes now. He takes Rachel from the safety of vanilla and into the freedom of kink and risk-taking.

Rand is so confident in his sexuality, in his needs and desires. He knows what he wants, and he's not afraid to take it. I loved this boldness about him. He oozes sex but not in a cheap, indiscriminate way. He is just fun and passionate and adventurous, everything Rachel has never experienced with a man. To see Rachel open up to Rand, to see her explore and own her own sexuality was liberating. I love to see that happen for a woman. It's yours so own it and control it and enjoy it. And she did, with Rand's help and tutoring.

Along with all this sex play and exploration, we also get the wonderful taboo of teacher/student. Although not in the traditional sense of that theme, Rachel is his student for all intents and purposes. He teaches her everything she needs to know.
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By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Nov 2012
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The author writes a range of romance and erotic stories under several different pen-names: this is one of her better erotic romances.

The characters are much more real and plausible than in the average work of erotica, and it takes a little longer to get going in consequences while the author is setting the scene, but the fact that you can believe in the main characters and most of their actions and imagine these people actually existing instead of just being picture-postcard perfect makes the erotic tension all the more powerful.

As the story opens the heroine, Rachel Delaney, is just coming up to forty and recently divorced after seventeen years of marriage. She is struggling to cope with money problems, the relationship with her teenage sons who spend a week with her and a week with her ex, and re-starting a career after years as a home-maker. She is also frustrated and lonely.

Then at the supermarket she meets Rand, a tall and almost impossibly handsome single man a few years her senior who has just moved into the area and to whom she is incredibly attracted, so she does something completely out of character: she starts a passionate affair on a no-last names, no commitment basis, in which they just enjoy one another on the weeks her sons are with her ex-husband.

At first it seems too good to be true. In fact so good that only the fact that she keeps telling herself that both of them just want fantastic sex, not a relationship, because she is desperately afraid of getting hurt again if she starts to care, enables Rachel to keep things on that level.

Until the day when Rachel and her ex are asked to come into the school their sons attend, to meet the new Principal (American for Head teacher).
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
It's good to be bad 10 Feb 2012
By S. Richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's been a while since I've read such exciting sex scenes. So completely sexy, so well-written and sensual, so very naughty and bad. I loved it all. This book is every fantasy you've ever had; there is voyeurism, exhibitionism, public sex, rough sex, rape fantasy role play, loads of sweet, dirty sex talk... One scene just better than the next. But more than the sex, there was also a very good story here.

I liked that both h/H are forty years old, more mature, so deep, so ready for more, especially Rachel. Newly divorced, her husband having left her for the cliched pretty young thing, Rachel suffered rather passionless sex in a dull seventeen-year marriage to a clueless and boring man. Then she meets Rand, that gorgeous hunk of maleness resembling a Viking marauder, all assertive, dominating, and most of all, deliciously kinky. I loved him, one of my favorite heroes now. He takes Rachel from the safety of vanilla and into the freedom of kink and risk-taking.

Rand is so confident in his sexuality, in his needs and desires. He knows what he wants, and he's not afraid to take it. I loved this boldness about him. He oozes sex but not in a cheap, indiscriminate way. He is just fun and passionate and adventurous, everything Rachel has never experienced with a man. To see Rachel open up to Rand and to see her explore and own her own sexuality was liberating. I love to see that happen for a woman. It's yours so own it and control it and enjoy it. And she did, with Rand's help and tutoring.

Along with all this sex play and exploration, we also get the wonderful taboo of teacher/student. Although not in the traditional sense of that theme, Rachel is his student for all intents and purposes. He teaches her everything she needs to know. And Rand is also Rachel's son's high school principal, and with his job, comes the fear that this relationship, that had started strictly as no-strings, no last names, no expectations, would be exposed to Rachel's family.

Rachel just had to learn that she had the right to date, the right to passionate sex, and the right to be happy with a real man. After all, her ex has moved on to PYT, so why not Rachel with Hot Viking God? I so couldn't wait for ex to get a load of Rand. Man, that is the best revenge: showing your ex that you're having the hottest, the best sex of your life with the most sexually confident man you've ever met. Now, that's how you do it. To see her stand up to her ex, finally, that was icing on the cake.

There's more story going on here, with Rachel's troubled son, Nathan. Also, there is Rachel's fear of completely opening up to Rand, to that real possibility of having it all with him, a man who was only supposed to be for the here-and-now and not for the long-term. This is what they had both agreed on, but you know it's more than that. The sheer sexual chemistry and tension is almost touchable, and all this leads to those very moments when true intimacy and love and trust are created.

So, a great love story develops, but back to the sex. Yes, I'm going back to that terrific sex, that sex with feeling and emotion to it. Some light bondage, some light spanking, some sex on and in a car, but most of all, that one scene where he chases her, grabs her and 'coerces' her (her fantasy)- that totally got me personally. But there's probably one other scene even hotter. This story is incredibly erotic, unbelievably hot and so very bad that it's so good. I loved every sweet, sexy minute of it.

Part of the DeKnight series, this is book 3 but can be read as a stand-alone, I feel. I haven't read the previous two books and it in no way hindered my love and enjoyment of this book.
book 1 Past Midnight
book 2 What Happens After Dark
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Steamy and surprising 26 Aug 2012
By melodysbookshelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was a delightful surprise! I found this gem listed as a suggestion when I bought another book and decided to try it. I expected it to have a decent amount of sex, and it did, but was completely floored by the amount of character building included. The book described a wide variety of sexual experiences ranging from flirting to fantasies, role-playing to voyeurism.

I loved watching Rachel grow from a tired, beaten-down divorcee (though not a mouse) to a woman confident in her sexuality. I found it very easy to relate to the characters. The author did a great job with the characterizations of Rachel and Rand as well as the ex, the kids and Rachel's co-workers. I'll be re-reading this one and also reading the other 2 books in the series that deal with Bree and her guy and Erin and Dominic.

The hero and heroine are a little bit older than many written about today. At 39 and 40, they each have some life experience yet quite a lot of life left in them, no inexperienced miss fresh from the schoolroom making her first appearance to the ton here. It was quite refreshing to read about characters my own age with a similar past. I loved reading the role-playing scenes Rand and Rachel acted out. "Playful" doesn't even begin to describe them. This is a grown-up erotic romance, steamy and real. If you are looking for something with extremely simple sentences that reads like Penthouse or Playboy letters, you'll need to look elsewhere because this is excellently written, classy and has real depth to it. There's joy, laughter, tension, anger, frustration and much satisfaction.

My only complaint about the book is Rachel was a little wishy-washy while she grows as a character as a result of facing some really tough decisions. That said, she reacts believably and in-character, it was just a little bit frustrating to read it. The author did a great job alternating between Rand's and Rachel's PoV, but I would have liked to read just a bit more from Rand's viewpoint. Rachel's discovery of Rand's school position occurs a little later in the book than I really expected. That's not a bad thing, just another example of how surprising this book was.

If you are looking for an erotic romance with real characters, that is fresh and playful, this is a great place to start. I highly recommend it.

Sensuality: many descriptive sex scenes

Rating: 5 stars
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A fun romp concluding a heavy trilogy 10 Jun 2012
By Tiffany T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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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 universal struggle of feeling sexy at forty. Hers is a journey many women know well, and I loved that Rachel was so relatable.

Lucky for her, Rachel runs into Rand, a confident, mature man who knows what he wants and likes what he sees. When they continue to meet by chance, it doesn't take long for them to tumble headlong into a passionate, fueled affair that gives Rachel what she's discovered she needs after neglecting for so long. But, she insists, no personal information or details are to be exchanged. When a secondary plot involving teenage bullying, which pulls in the slightly heavier issues this series is known for, sends Rachel to her son's school to meet with the principal, who happens to be Rand, reality slams hard. What she wanted to keep clean and simple has suddenly become entwined and messy.

I was pleased that Rachel didn't fight the conflict of interest for long, and the complication just raised the stakes and made the relationship that much more worth rooting for. Rachel and Rand had combustible chemistry, and watching Rachel really let loose is a fantasy every woman can appreciate. Seeing Rand as a man who, though undeniably sexy, prides himself in his work and his commitment to kids, made him an even better hero. I was especially glad that this book overall had a lighter tone, and while more fun was no less important or any less well written than the previous two stories.

My only issue comes largely from the fact that as a professional in the education field myself, there were several inaccurate points throughout the story when it came to the school, the students, and Rand's position as a principal. I appreciate the setting and enjoy seeing the hero be someone with such a respectable, demanding job. And I applaud the fact that the extremely relevant problem of bullying is addressed here, and but more research on the part of the author was in order here. Nevertheless, this is a bold series with some of the best writing I've ever come across in the romance genre, so much so that at times it read like true literature, which is a high compliment. Haynes is without question an author to watch.

Series: DeKnight trilogy #3
#1 Past Midnight
#2 What Happens after Dark
#3 The Principal's Office
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
AN EROTIC ROMANCE THAT IS SO HOT 9 Mar 2012
By L. Sims - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Rachel is divorced with two teenaged sons, after twenty years of marriage her ex-husband just decided he wanted a divorce. I loved the way the author lays out Rachel's circumstances at the start of the story, it's so realistic I really sympathised with her. Never having attended college, she had married Gary more or less straight from high school, but now she has had to find work. But as a receptionist the pay is not great, so she finds it hard to find her half towards her two boys expenses. When she meets Rand in a grocery store the attraction is immediate. At six foot four with blond hair he is breathtaking. After a couple of more times of just bumping into one another they decide to act on their attraction. Rachel is quite clear about the ground rules, she has her boys every other week so she will not see Rand when she has her sons. Rachel is adamant that they are not dating this is going to be just sex.
Oh boy and what they get up to in different locations are as varied as the wild abandoned sex they indulge in. Rand is determined to fulfill all of Rachel's fantasies, he does that and more.
I loved this book there is a real story here, a woman who has been married for twenty years, suddenly out in the world on her own finding her way. Certainly not very experienced with men, then along comes Rand and pushes her to her limits not that she doesn't love it. But as they grow closer the reader gets to see the changes in Rachel's life her growing confidence, actually standing up for herself. How she deals with her idiot of an ex-husband, all this and more was here. Beautifully written by this author. A wonderful read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Law of Attraction at Work: worth a read!! 31 Mar 2012
By Clicia Tremblay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am a huge Jasmine Haynes fan and always look forward to reading her stories. I've been following closely her latest series and the hardest part is waiting for a new release. Alas, "To The Principal's Office" came out!!
All the books in the series are very unique, loosely related- so they can be read as stand-alones and treat difficult subjects with tact: the death of a child, cancer and now bully.
The sexy storylines are almost a bonus.
I liked that the characters in "TTPO" were real adults going through difficult choices and facing very day-to-day problems, such as sullen teenagers and school violence.
I liked that the main character, Rachel, was strong and vulnerable.
The chemestry between her and the hero, Rand, is real and touching.
The difficulties they face made them very ordinary and yet, the reader could still cheer for them and feel the sexiness of their encounters.
With a principal like that, who would not want to be sent to the principal's office??
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