The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thoughts on Annaliese Harper?
Teresa: I liked her, but I almost felt like she should have given Ryder a chance instead of assuming the worst about him out of the gate. The lack of miscommunication between them was funny at first, but then I was over it. I was ready for them to move on together.
I did like her blubbering, and how she would get all tongue-tied when he was around.
Amanda: I thought her miscommunications were funny. It cracked me up when she thought she would say one thing, but said something completely different.
Thoughts on Ryder Whitehall?
Teresa: I loved Ryder, though he doesn’t seem to handle woman, or I should say Liese, very well. It’s almost like he had been waiting for her all his life, and just brushed off his chance, and then she was waiting for him. I was ready for both of them to pull their heads out of their butts and get on with it. When they finally did, I was ecstatic.
I liked his domineering personality; it fit with him being a principal. He always seemed to be in control, but Liese would knock him for a loop anytime she was around.
I loved when Ryder would become jealous about Blake! It cracked me up! So possessive…it was cute in a weird way.
Amanda: Ryder was confusing. He acted like he didn’t like her. Once they had sex, he stayed away from the school to avoid seeing her. He was all over the place.
What we loved about the book!
Amanda: I loved the photoshopped porn that her friend, Marissa, made. When Ryder found it on her personal laptop at school, I laughed out loud! When Liese and Ryder stopped fighting their attraction to one another, their relationship was hot!! My favorite part was when her parents walked in on them! I laughed my ass off at how they both acted over the whole thing; Liese was utterly calm, and Ryder was panicked, as expected.
Teresa: I did like the banter between Ryder and Liese once they were together. He cared for her greatly, and was gentle with her when she needed it. I loved that!
What we didn’t like about the book.
Amanda: I wanted more angst. There was lots of drama over being caught by their peers, but there was no trouble. I wanted them to fight for their relationship more. I kind of felt like the end of the book was a little rushed. There needed to be a transition between the last chapter and the epilogue.
Teresa: I wanted more angst! I felt it was all about them possibly getting caught, but no one really ever said anything about them. When Sean showed up no one questioned Ryder or the way he was with her.
Marissa annoyed me. I don’t think I could handle a friend like her. I don’t care for people who act like that. I really wanted to meet Ryder’s parents; I mean, he spoke so ‘highly’ of them it would have been nice to meet them. They could have brought the much needed conflict!
I did feel the ending was kind of rushed, too. It was almost as though their life became a fairytale with a nice bow on top.
Two Girls with Books’ overall rating?
Teresa: 3½ stars!
Amanda: 4 stars!
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