Friday, April 7, 2017

The Negotiator by Avery Flynn

The Negotiator
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Written by: Avery Flynn
Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: April 24, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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 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…
The NegotiatorThe Negotiator by Avery Flynn

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 is set for publication April 24, 2017.

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