Barely - Madison Faye


By Madison Faye

  • Release Date: 2019-10-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 68 Ratings


Off limits, forbidden, twenty years my junior…
And in way over her head.
She needs saving. I need to keep away.
But one taste of those sweet, innocent lips, and I’ll fight like hell to keep her safe.

I had no business looking at her like that. No business wanting her, craving her—the caveman in me roaring to claim and take.

Of course, that was before I realized who the girl in the mask grinding on my lap was.

Her name is Brynn Henley. She’s eighteen—barely—and one of my students at the private high school where I’m Principal. She’s out-of-bounds, but then, she’s also out of time and out of choices.

Some bad, bad people want her for themselves. They want to take her from me, and hurt her, all to settle a debt to the mob her father owes. 

…They’re going to have to come through me first.

I have no business with a girl like her. Too innocent, too untouched, too barely legal. But I’ve had a taste, and now, I’ll have the rest.
This forbidden heat could engulf and burn us both. But the mob made a mistake. They came after what’s mine.
…And nothing is going to take her away from me. 

Each of the Winchester Academy books are completely standalone stories, with no cliffhangers.
As with all my books, this one is safe, with no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed. 


  • Barely

    By macs30
    This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Colton & Brynn

    By gecko1987
    A great sexy story! Colton is Principal if Winchester Academy. Brynn is in ruin as her father is arrested and is linked to the mob. She gets a job as a stripper in a club to help get money. Colton is at the club and sees Brynn. Great characters, great chemistry, taboo, drama, mob, secrets, sexiness, alpha, love, and a HEA.
  • Sweet and Hot

    By HolPal
    This book has been alluded to from the beginning of the series, Principal Colton Kane is worth the wait. Brynn is in trouble trying to pay off her father’s debt in comes Colton to save her. From there the heat just burns between these two. I freely reviewed this book.
  • Brynn goes for the top man . Love it

    By ousweetheart2000
    Love this series and glad finally get to read about Brynn and who she was hooking up with. Why not go for the head man in Principle Kane. He got a shock when he seen her in a place that her doesn’t expect, but that just starts things off and he can’t stop. Will he be able to protect her when he finds out what’s going on with her dad and why she was dancing? Like all the others this is a must read.
  • Definitely HOTT!!

    By MindyS80
    Barely was Definitely Hott!! Love this series. Love that when Brynn thinks all hope is lost, fate steps in with throwing Colton in the mix. Even though it goes against everything he believes in, he can’t let Brynn go. With everything against her and the mob after her, she definitely needs a strong man like Colton in her life. I especially love the fact that in the end she had more people in her corner than she believed. I can’t wait to see what the next scandal has in store for us.
  • Falling for his student!

    By Mjs4196361564
    This is a taboo story of a principal who finds out that the girl i ... Less than a minute ago Marilynjsmith56 This is a taboo story of a principal who finds out that the girl in the mask on his lap is his barely 18 year old student! He wants her but knows it wrong. But before long they can’t help themselves. But it seem others want her too and he isn’t going to give her up. What will happen? I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
  • A taboo read that sizzles!

    By RowenaB10
    Nothing is more taboo than a Principle and his student relationship that sizzles from their first contact. Over the top hot Principle Kane’s character will give you the shivers as he fights his attraction for Brynn. I was highly entertained with their delicious loving that comes to a climax. Danger, suspense and the thrill of being caught makes this a must read in a series that only gets hotter as each book is introduced and ends with a bang.
  • Amazing!!!

    By eks-bookworm
    This is another fantastic story! I loved every minute of it. I couldn't put it down. Brynn has been having a rough couple of weeks. Her father is in trouble with the law and has disappeared. She now has has to strip because of a debt her father has with the mob. Colton is the principal at Winchester Academy when he is his surprised to see one of his students at a strip club one night. He takes her back to his house to figure out what is going on. When he discovers what is happening, he knows that he will protect her at any cost. They also have sparks fly and soon they dive into temptation. Will he be able to keep her safe?
  • Great Read

    By VL1979
    I’ve been waiting for Principal Kane’s book since bk 1 and it was so worth the wait. Colton and Brynn will definitely steam up your kindle. Another amazing read in this series that you won’t want too put down.
  • Fantastic bk 7 Winchester Academy romance!

    By l. Fenn-stokes
    Colton is ex-special forces. He is a principal at Winchester Academy now. He is at a strip club for an old college roommate’s bachelor party. Colton isn’t normally into strip clubs and he hasn’t been with a woman in many years. Colton has been watching a gorgeous stripper, she has a mask on her face but she has captured his attention, he can’t stop watching her. Colton goes to the bar to get a drink and his buddies come over and inform him they got a private dance for him with the three girl on stage. Colton goes to the private room and when the girl comes in he tells her to take a break, he doesn’t want the dance but she insists she has to. While she is dancing for him her mask falls off and he realizes he knows her. She is one of his students. Brynn is from a very wealthy family. She is an eighteen year old virgin at Winchester Academy. When her father was led away in handcuffs three weeks ago and her stepmother disappeared Brynn didn’t know what to do for money. A mob boss came to her and told her she had to pay what her father owned him, three hundred thousand dollars. He offered to let her strip at his club. Brynn was completely shocked when she went in to do a private dance and saw her principal. Brynn has had a crush on Colton for a long time. After her mask fell she ran. The boss cane in and told her to either dance or have sex with him. Next thing she knows Colton is coming in to rescue her. Colton took her to his house and took care of her. She told him about her father and Colton told her she could stay with him. Colton has a very difficult time keeping his hands off Brynn. Brynn saw him pleasuring himself and calling her name. They eventually had sex, Colton taking her virginity. Will Colton keep Brynn safe from the Mob? Will Brynn stay at Colton’s house? Will anybody at school find out? What will happen if people find out about Brynn’s father? Will Brynn and Colton ever get their happy ever after? I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.