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The Negotiator (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

Book 1, Harbor City

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Wanted: Personal Buffer
Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply. Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required.

Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a buffer from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with candidates to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé...

This free-spirit might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pitbull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he’s agreed to give up Friday nights for reality tv, his Saturdays for flea markets (why buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for date nights (aka panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday?

Yup, she’s just screwing with him. Good thing she’s got this non-negotiatable six-weeks-and-she’s-gone rule or Sawyer may have just met his match.

Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE
* The Negotiator
* The Charmer
* The Schemer

Customer Reviews

Love it

Great story, lovable characters that you sometimes want to slap some sense into, romance, laughs, and love. Definitely recommend

I absolutely adored this book!

I absolutely adored this book! It was funny, sweet, heartwarming and very sexy! Sawyer Carlyle had to take over the family business after his father's sudden death. His mother is afraid that he is working too much and wants to find him a wife. When his brother Hudson places an ad to help Sawyer dodge unwanted attention, he never expected to find a force of nature like Clover Lee. She was beautiful, intelligent and sassy. When she effortlessly and hilariously steps in and sends his mother away, he reluctantly hires her. Negotiations between the two are fast as Clover out maneuvered and beguiled Sawyer. Clover is only looking for a temporary job to fund her next adventure. She never wanted to stay in one place and turn into her mother. When she must pose as Sawyers fake fiance, and move in with him, the re-negotiations are even more hilarious. Clover has a way of rising above her insecurities and challenging the socially awkward but super sexy Sawyer. She entices him to do things he never thought would be so much fun. Their banter is hilarious and their chemistry is explosive. When they both start to imagine the possibility of a future together, their big picture plans get in the way. There were so many laugh out loud moments but many sweet and heartwarming moments as well, not to mention their fiery passion! Their family and friends are all intriguing and wonderful characters adding to the fun and rounding out this story. This is the perfect blend of humor, charm, emotion and steam. It captured my heart and had me totally engaged from start to finish. I definitely recommend this must read romance!

Hot and funny!

I really enjoyed this novel of laughs, romance and heat. A very strong determined woman meets a high powered workaholic and sparks fly!

Sawyer Carlyle, head of Carlyle Enterprises, is in a difficult negotiation with a client in Singapore. It doesn't seem to be going well, and is taking over his life. At the same time his Mom has started a Marry Sawyer Off campaign. At every turn his Mom shows up with beautiful women on display. He's trying to avoid her at all costs, but Helene Carlyle is determined, intimidating and not put off easily. Hunter (Sawyer's brother) has placed an ad for a "buffer." Sawyer according to the ad is " Snarky. Workaholic. Demanding. So what? He was who he was and wasn't about to apologize." Who could possibly want to work for a man like him?

Jane (Clover) Lee needs a job and money for six weeks. She is a temp job specialist and is hopefully heading to Australia to save endangered Rock Wallabees. As she waits for an interview among a crowd of very put together men, a very regal woman shows up with 2 fashion model look a likes and demands Sawyer go to lunch. Clover sees her opportunity and steps up and efficiently sends the woman away, only to find out she is Sawyer's MOTHER. She heads for the door knowing she's done. Next thing she knows she is negotiating her salary, starting at ten thousand for six weeks, ending up with fifteen. Sawyer's has never been taken out of a negotiation like that. He is shocked and strangely attracted!

It turns out Clover has a lot of talents, she speakers five languages, including Malay, and helps with his Singapore project, but most of all, she gets under Sawyer's no commitment only business skin. Clover really needs to head to Australia, or does she? The characters are so much fun, and I think Hudson needs a story of his own. Be happy to read that one too. If you like strong female characters with soft hearts you will love this story.

I received this novel from the publisher for an honest review.
Pat Fordyce

The Negotiator (A Hot Romantic Comedy)
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
  • Published: Apr 24, 2017
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 200 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Harbor City
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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