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The Negotiator

Narrated by: Stephanie Rose
Series: The Negotiator (Flynn), Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

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 shoos 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 pit bull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he's agreed to give up Friday nights for reality TV, his Saturdays for flea markets (why people 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-negotiable six-weeks-and-she's-gone rule, or Sawyer may have just met his match....

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Avery Flynn (P)2017 Tantor

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 21-08-17

THE PERFECT BLEND OF FUN, STEAM, STORY AND ROMANCE

The synopsis of the story isn't new.. rich sexy Billionaire needs a convenient 'fake fiancé' for whatever reason - then suddenly or slowly he falls for the love of his life. But this easy-going entertaining story is so much more than just lighthearted fluff.. it's an addictive, compelling, contemporary and funny journey as these two polar opposites meet, negotiate negotiate negotiate.. and, despite all their differences, melt, merge and fall in love.

Workaholic Billionaire Sawyer Carlyle hasn't got time for fun or for anything that'd distract him from the family-run business - but now his widowed mother's had enough! she doesn't want him to go the way his father did and is pushing socialite marriage candidates at him right left and center. His brother steps in and 'helps' him by setting up interviews for a 'buffer'.. however Sawyer isn't impressed, doesn't think he needs one and won't employ one. But, when one of the candidates efficiently steps in and stops his mother advancing (with two more hopefuls in tow), Sawyer suddenly sees the advantages and gives the feisty woman the job. What Sawyer doesn't yet realize is that slowly the feisty fun-loving woman will challenge him, change him for the better and claim his heart too.

Free spirited Clover Lee is determined to experience everything life has to offer and never stays in one place for long - she's had all sorts of adventures - done all sorts of weird and wonderful jobs in a variety of places around the world.. and her next job is to save something endangered in Australia. So being a 'buffer' for six weeks will give her just about enough money for her next wonderful adventure.. but what the quirky sassy clever woman doesn't yet realize is that spending every day with Sawyer Carlyle will turn out to be ALL the adventure she'll ever need.

This story has nice easy-flowing humorous banter as these two opposites barter, push/pull and negotiate their way into each other's hearts. Clover pushes the workaholic Sawyer out of his comfort zone.. and more importantly out of his office by continually out-witting, out-smarting and out-manoeuvring the baffled Billionaire. Clover's job title soon goes from buffer to fake fiancé with their sizzling chemistry making it look real and agreed 'no strings' weeks of sexcapades soon follow. But before their six weeks are over playful antics turn into romantic feelings and, as the clock ticks towards the end, misunderstandings lead to heartache and broken dreams before the final happy ever afters. Good secondary characters, some touching moments, a little drama and angst, character growth and soul-soul sentiments are creatively mixed together to make a very sweet, very sexy and very enjoyable dual POV listen.

Worth a credit? It's a boatload of fun, a simmering slow-burn, a delightful rom/com, a sweet chick lit romance, a lol opposites attract and react plot, a well written well narrated story.. and YES, IMO, it definitely is a creditworthy book.

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  • Deanna Sansinena
  • 11-11-17

The Best Book Ever!!!!!!! HOT HOT

This book makes you feel every emotion you have and then some it makes you laugh out loud LOVED it great narration

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  • E TAYLOR-BROWN
  • 24-12-18

Sitting on the fence . . .

Not bad, but predictable. Wait for a 2.95/3.95 daily deal or if offered for free. Just kinda tired of rich successful sexually competent men whose personal life is crap until the blue collared girl comes along ... and like everyone lives like happily ever like after. Narrator needs more practice. And the intermittent, remote Asian dialect is over the top. And, bad recording bc it skips twice noticeably before chap 6.

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  • Virginia
  • 31-12-18

Free Spirited Female

I love how she deals with her fears, & sticks to her desires. She doesn't give in to how others want or think, she should live her life.

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  • Believer50
  • 24-08-17

Great Story

I got this ARC via audiobook boom. I loved the interaction between these two characters.Both thought themselves to be skilled negotiators but they negotiated themselves into a nice HEA. I loved the humor and one-upmanship. The narrator delivered each punch line in such a way that made me want to keep listening. Great story for a rainy afternoon.

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  • JessiG
  • 04-02-20

Wish we had seen more of the relationship

This is definitely a steamy novel but I wish we had seen more of the relationship outside of the sex.

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  • Christiane
  • 03-02-20

Charming ... YES Witty YES

But too much sex and salty language for my taste. If that is your thing this is the book for you. Loved the Narrator.

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 05-01-20

The Negotiator

Absolute FUN! I listened to this one, cannot read right now, and I think this was the way to go! Workaholic Sawyer is set upon by his mother who thinks it is time to find him a love interest to get him out of the office and in a side he tells his brother he needs a "buffer" and since he is ever so helpful he takes out an advertisement and sends prospective buffers his way. Those who show up are all unacceptable until Clover Lee who is sure she is in the wrong spot and when she mistakenly snubs his mother and marriage-candidate wannabes as they are getting off the elevator and sends them away she finds herself with the job. Then the negotiating starts. These two really do spin each other in all the right ways and keeping up with each other is something else. It was funny to see Sawyer keep hiding her hiking boots every time a new pair would show up. This book was so witty, snarky, sexy, and so full of heart. I cannot wait to see Hudson fall and then Tyler get his.

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  • Just me Nicole
  • 26-12-19

He can't outnegotiate her!

Such a GREAT listen! I looooved this storyline! The narrator, Stephanie Rose, did fantastic! My heart sank and I got tears! This was just such a great romance!

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  • seelk
  • 12-12-19

quirky and enjoyable

The story is quirky and enjoyable. It was fun following Clover and Sawyer as they negotiated their way to the HEA they both deserve. Some funny, some sweet, and some hot moments made this enjoyable especially with the narrator well performed voices.