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Monday, May 8, 2017

Bea Reviews The Negotiator by Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 24th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

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

My Thoughts:

This book is truth in advertising, it really is a hot romantic comedy. It's sexy, steamy, yet sweet and funny. It was my first Avery Flynn story but it won't be my last. "The Negotiator" was a fun, fast read that also had a serious side, dealing with family expectations and how adult children view and interact with their parents, or as Clover puts it, dealing with "serious mommy issues".

Clover and Sawyer are opposites in some ways and similar in others. They both love negotiating, not just big business deals but little things and even their sex life. Some of their negotiations are pretty funny, but also quite hot. Neither one is a quitter though their approaches may be unconventional, and certainly different form each other. I had fun watching their relationship change and grow and seeing them deal with each other and their families and their goals in life. I was less thrilled with the manipulations of Sawyer's family, even if it was for his own good. Granted, we might not have a story without their manipulations but I wish they'd been more honest and less devious. And there was a completely unnecessary epilogue, gah. I'm just trying to pretend it didn't happen. But then I'm not a fan of epilogues, less so when they're set several years in the future.

Although Sawyer could be snarly, and devious like the rest of his family, he was also a big softy. Oh, and he had a habit of talking to his penis, lol. He also had a good sense of humor, even during sex.

"What?" He snorted. "You want me to just lie here and be your breathing dildo?"

 "The Negotiator" was a fun, steamy romance that made me smile, sigh, and even laugh. I rooted for Sawyer and Clover to achieve their dreams and to have an HEA. It was a fun way to spend several hours.


  1. This sounds like lots of fun! I love when characters are very different but really click. Definitely adding this to my TBR!

  2. This was just a fun read! The kind you devour in a single evening. Awe, the epilogue wasn't needed I agree but fun. I loved the HGTV aspects and totally agree honesty would have been better. At least it wasn't overdone.


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