Monday, May 1, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "The Negotiator"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, The Negotiator by Avery Flynn
The Negotiator by Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary (April 24, 2017)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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 fiancĂ©…

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… 

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Pat's Review:

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 two 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.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 


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