The Negotiator (A Hot Romantic Comedy)
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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 this match..
flat out sweet and endearing
A rich brotherly prank between the Carlyle family, leads to the free-spirited Clover Lee to apply for a position as Sawyer Carlyle buffer between himself and his mother. Sawyer’s mother has plans to get him married off and is throwing every socialite she can find at him. While Sawyer just want to focus on business and growing his family’s legacy.
Appearing as complete opposites, the chemistry between Sawyer and Clover makes for highly entertaining reading. Not only are Clover quirks laugh out loud funny but the immediate attraction and growing friendship make this a totally believable and swoon worthy story-telling. Add in controlling and over bearing parents and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a perfect contemporary romance.
THE NEGOTIATOR is a flat out sweet and endearing. Emotionally invested from the start, I couldn't help but love Clover aka Jane. What EVERY contemporary romance should be, Flynn balances the humor and conflict, the swooning and the steam to make a fantastic read.
I have to admit I was totally taken by surprise with the puppet master of this entire event and love how Flynn played it so well.
I received this ARC copy of The Negotiator from Entangled Publishing, LLC. This is my honest and voluntary review.
The Negotiator by Avery Flynn is the perfect title for this wonderful and funny book, but it doesn’t describe what you might expect. What turns out to be a brotherly prank turns into lots of fun, new experiences, and lots and lots of negotiations.
Sawyer Carlyle is a big picture person. Don’t give him the little details. He has a plan and he sticks to it. When his mother keeps parading high society women as potential wives for Sawyer he decides enough is enough. He needed a buffer to get his mother to stop. Enter Jane Clover Lee, temporary worker and world explorer. Clover decided early in life she didn’t want the life her mother has, giving up her desires to keep the peace with her father. Instead of settling Clover works only long enough to support her next adventure. Working as a buffer was a natural fit for Clover. She wasn’t so sure about the fake fiancé part. Sawyer and Clover butt heads over negotiations to make this charade successful but neither thought about the consequences of rewriting the expectations or fulfilling their roles in this farce.
I really enjoyed reading this book despite never figuring out who is really the better negotiator. Ms. Flynn did an excellent job keeping me interested in this story so that I had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this outstanding book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
No negotiations about how great this book is
What a great read this is. As a personal buffer Clover Lee applies for the position because she always is looking for the craziest and short term jobs, where Sawyer Carlyle who the buffer is for but did not put the ad out. These two have chemistry are great together who expects that a fake job will turn into a fake job but can it turn into real love. Avery Flynn again makes you want more with great character and a great story. Sawyer and Clover are quirky and great story.