Published by Entangled: Select Contemporary
Publication Date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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…
It all begins with a prank by his brother and brings together two very opposite people in an unlikely relationship.
Sawyer Carlyle lives and breathes the family business and has since he could walk and his mother’s schemes to get him married off are becoming unbearable, but with the recent loss of his father it’s difficult for him to tell her off strongly and risk hurting her. Enter his younger brother with what starts as a prank but ends up being the answer to Sawyer’s prayer.
Clover Lee enjoys a carefree life without roots and a temporary gig as a buffer sounds like just the thing before she takes off on her next jaunt, but she does not bargain for Sawyer, the attraction between them and the expansion of her role from buffer to temporary fiancée and everything in between!
Clover and Sawyer are truly opposites in every way and you’d think they can’t find anything in common, but they settled into a very nice friendship and I liked that they were willing to try out new experiences for each other.
One look at that cover and I had to read this book, even if it had the phone beneath it (thankfully it didn’t). THE NEGOTIATOR was delightful and entertaining but also sweet and had some touching moments. It has the perfect recipe for a fun read that Ms. Flynn does so well: really engaging characters, laugh out loud moments, witty dialogue and the right amount of sizzle.