The Negotiator

The Negotiator

by Avery Flynn


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Wanted: Personal Buffer Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks

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ISBN-13: 9781545124628
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2017
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 448,052
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Avery Flynn is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous romance novels, including the Killer Style series, Tempt Me series, and Sweet Salvation Brewery books. Visit her at

Stephanie Rose is a Los Angeles-based romance audiobook narrator. Her recordings include Worth Forgiving by bestselling author Vi Keeland and the popular The Ex Games series by J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper.

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The Negotiator 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## FABULOUS. Oh how I loved this book. This is my first book by this author and you can bet I'll be looking for anything else she may have written. I read this in one sitting because it was simply unputdownable. Sawyer (who wouldn't love that name after Lost) and Clover had tremendous chemistry that just exploded onto the page. I love that the author didn't portray Sawyer as a manslut. Yay. And I love that she didn't portray Clover as an insecure, bumbling, slightly overweight doormat. Double yay. Clover was full of sarcasm, laughter, and colloquialisms. I love that her quick wit came off as funny and sassy rather than (b) itchy which seems to happen more often than not. Not to mention the many laugh out loud moments. Another thing I liked was that the hero grovelled a bit in the end. That's always fun. No cheating, no sex with others, no secret baby mama, no manslut, no doormat, no weight issues mentioned 100 times, no dead fiance/wife who no one will measure up to. All in all, this book was perfection!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow great book. Love clover and sawyer
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awww...sweet story. Gotta love a fun, twisty romcom with a happy ending.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this is my first Avery Flynn book, where has she been hiding ... This is a book about opposites and as the saying goes quite often "opposites attract " and that's exactly what happens in this hilarious rom-com. Clover Lee has applied to be a buffer for Sawyer Carlyle, she is hired to stop his mother sending him eligible women after all he is very happy being single, he has no time for relationships well that was until Clover came into his life and messed up his routine. Clover is so different to any other women he has met she is not afraid of his mother, she loves flea markets and her ideal day is renovating a treasure picked up from a local flea market ..... The chemistry between these two is apparent from the very start and Clover's quirky talk out loud moments are just hilarious but what I really loved about this book was the storyline, two people learning about each other, growing into friends and becoming lovers. Avery Flynn certainly knows how to write a perfect rom-com giving you just the right amours of humour, lust,love and conflict. This was a perfect way to be introduced to a new author and I will be looking at all of her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story!! Loved Clover's sense of adventure! And Sawyer - wow. Would love to see this book as a Hallmark movie with Ryan Paevey playing Sawyer! Hot damn!!! Wish his brother had had his own book/story.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I read it in 2 sittings lol ( sleep needed ya know ) Sawyer is only looking to the big picture and missing every thing around him do to his blinders .Jane aka Clover is only looking for her next thrill afraid of getting tied down and loosing who she is ( as she thinks her mom did ) Clover answers an add to be a personal buffer ....hum..... next thrill??? Sawyer wants to punch his brother when he finds out he placed an add for him ......Then he sees her telling off his mom ( as she thinks this is her chance to show she would be a good buffer lol ) Clover did not know it was his mom LOL let the game begin ! Come along for the ride as these 2 find out how much more a like they are then dif .I REALLY enjoyed this book fort those wondering YES there is sex in this book! Avery did a very nice job on these scenes ! Grab you copy now and a cup/glass of your fav wind down drink and get to it !
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'The Negotiator' by Avery Flynn. This is the story of Jane "Clover" Lee and Sawyer Carlyle. Clover has applied for the job of 'buffer' that Sawyer's brother put in the paper. Clover likes to be independent and doesn't want a permanent job. So with those two things she has ended up doing a lot of odd jobs like a 'snake milker'. So Clover thinks this will be the next new experience for her. Sawyer is the oldest son of a very large business that is family owned. His father has died about three years ago and now his mother has come out of mourning with the tunnel thought of getting Sawyer married. So Sawyer is now faced with a determine mother and beautiful but no personality women being thrown at him. Sawyer just wants to run the family company and help make sure his family is okay. After having a few drinks with his brother he happens to joke that he needs a 'buffer' to deal with his mother's marriage minded women. But his brother surprised him by putting a ad in the paper and now Sawyer is having to let these people no there is no job. When he goes to tell them Clover speaks up and shows him that he may need her after all. This was funny yet very sweet romance that I couldn't put down. I loved also the secondary characters which makes this book and extra joy to read. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
The Negotiator by Avery Flynn.....10 NEGOTIATOR STARS!! I loved this story so much, as always Avery Flynn gives us a fun page turning book. Clover is a beautiful strong woman that teaches Sawyer a thing or two. Sawyer is my new book boyfriend, so hot and rich. I loves seeing this story play out, such a fun feel good book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Not bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor befuddled Sawyer can't catch a break or a clue until it's nearly too late. Good thing he finally wins one negotiation with Clover.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 star-- THE NEGOTIATOR is the first instalment in Avery Flynn’s contemporary, adult HARBOR CITY romance series. This is international construction billionaire Sawyer Carlyle, and ‘free spirit’ Jane ‘Clover’ Lee’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Clover and Sawyer) THE NEGOTIATOR is a fake fiancé trope that follows the building relationship between billionaire Sawyer Carlyle, and Clover Lee. Need a ‘buffer’ between his mother and the copious number of single, available women Sawyer Carlyle finds himself ‘interviewing’ the least likely buffer he could have ever imagined. Enter feisty, take charge, free spirit Clover Lee, and the woman with whom he would fall in love. What ensues is the fake fiancé relationship that grows into something more, and the potential fall-out as Sawyer makes Clover an offer she refuses to accept. Clover Lee is a bit of a ‘free spirit’ who like to travel, never staying in one place too long, and a woman determined never to settle down in one place too long. Meeting Sawyer Carlyle sees Clover take a step back from her preconceived notions about falling in love, and settling down but Sawyer’s reasons for making their arrangement permanent are not fraught from love but from a more sterile sense of obligation. The relationship between Carlyle and Clover is a fake-fiance contract written out on a diner napkin. Carlyle never had plans to fall in love but meeting Clover Lee finds our hero looking forward to everything-one outing at a time. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Sawyer’s brother Hudson Carlyle, and their mother Helene; and Sawyer’s one-time best friend and nemesis Tyler Jacobson; Clover’s roommate and best friend Daphne, as well as Clover’s parents Laura and Phillip Lee. THE NEGOTIATOR has a little bit of everything: humor, fun, romance, love, heartbreak and a happily ever after. The premise is sexy and inviting; the characters are energetic and dynamic; the romance is passionate.
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars — OK, so I enjoyed so much of this book, but somewhere in the middle I started to lose focus while reading it, so I just can’t go full 4 stars on this one. I honestly don’t know if it was just me, I was tired, or if it was the book. I think part of my problem was that I had *just* read a fake relationship/billionaire trope story LAST WEEK, so it just felt a bit familiar you know? I love these tropes for a reason, but I think they stand up better when interspersed between other things. I really enjoyed both characters, and I loved them together. I loved how Clover brought Sawyer out of himself, and how Clover seemed to find a bit more purpose and direction while helping Sawyer. And they really did have great chemistry, I honestly believed their attraction to one another. In fact, them together was definitely the highlight. Part of that is because their individual stories weren’t really strong necessarily…there wasn’t a big background story for each of them, and while they both definitely grew, it wasn’t really a strong component of the story. It really was a fun romance in a lot of ways. And I guess that is one area where I wouldn’t have minded a bit of expansion…a bit more of what made each of them tick. We were told a lot of what made them tick, but I didn’t always see it. Clover was fun and spunky and I LOVED how she gave as good as she got. But I don’t think I ever quite understood what she was looking for out of life, or how she thought her life was going to go. I never really *felt* her passions and her purpose. Heck, I kind of wish I knew why she called herself Clover…never did get that. I did enjoy seeing her finally see the light about her Mom and the life her Mom chose though! And Sawyer could be awkward and adorable, and I loved how he couldn’t help but allow Clover to bring some fun into his life. And I LOVED how he turned everything into a negotiation, and how that was part of their foreplay. But, as with Clover, I guess I just didn’t understand his passion for his company so much as was told about it. He was a bit of a mess of contradictions at times. The secondary characters were not bad. I didn’t always get Sawyer’s Mom, but I didn’t dislike her. I enjoyed both Linus and Irving, though their parts were tiny. And I enjoyed the bits we got to see of Clover’s family…though I will admit I never really connected with her BFF Daphne. The standout for me for secondary characters was Sawyer’s brother Hudson. His one-liners made me laugh and laugh, and I loved the sibling relationship they seemed to have. So yeah, the romance was fantastic…I just wouldn’t have minded a bit more other stuff to flesh it out a bit.
K_P_Knupp More than 1 year ago
Quick and fun read with tons of sass and strong women!! I loved this book so much! I was laughing out loud constantly it has amazing writing and character development! I love Clover and her strong will, sassiness, and confidence. Sawyer was adorable and similar to more guys than they would like to admit with the kind of movies he enjoys ;) It's a must read, and I will be reading more by Avery Flynn!!!
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining, fun, sexy, sweet, emotional and engaging romantic journey. Swayer Carlyle is a sexy, clever, driven and taking on the world as the new head of his family company. His little brother publishes an add for a personal buffer to help fend off the hopeful future Mrs. Carlyle candidates his mother keeps sending his way. Clover Lee is a sweet, sexy, charming and a drifter never staying in one place to long, temp jobs are her favorite and the personal buffer add seams to be the perfect way to fund her latest hope a trip to Australia. Their attraction is electric and the banter between them is so fun as they both try to avoid forever. Loved it!
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Very entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. Really wish there was more. Didn't want it to end.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
The Negotiator is the first book that I have read by Avery Flynn, and not only did I enjoy it, I also highly recommend it to anyone who loves romantic comedy. This is one of those books that will make you laugh out loud, swoon, and totally fall in love with the characters. Sawyer Carlyle is a billionaire workaholic, he eats, breathes, and sleeps work. He doesn't have time for his mother who is trying her best to find him a wife, but he also doesn't have the heart to hurt her feelings. His brother sets him up to hire a personal buffer to keep his mother at bay, enter Clover Lee, a free spirit, whose life is one big adventure. Little does Clover know that her biggest adventure is about to begin, when the job of personal buffer turns into becoming Sawyers fake fiance. That is when the fun begins, and as the total opposites begin their negotiations, he always sees the big picture and she is more into the details. Do yourself a favor and read this book, it is sweet, romantic and fun. I loved the characters and cannot wait to read Hudson's story, he is the brother who set the whole personal buffer thing in motion. Five adventure filled stars for this one.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I cannot even begin to put into words how much I loved this book. Sawyer, Sawyer, Sawyer, you hunky man with glasses. oh I love a man whose glasses are set askew when getting hot and bothered down to business. Goodness, that man! And he ridiculously adorableness when trying to give compliments or notice the details. He was seriously flawed in the people connection, but very attentive in others. And his dealing with the boots, priceless. Then there is the perfection that is Clover. I loved how she got her name and her determination to live life to the fullest, no fear and no regrets. Her vomit of the mouth was hilarious and so on point in most situations, those were some of the best scenes. I was sad when the book ended because I truly loved this couple. But the ending and epilogue was beyond heartwarming and sweet. I really enjoyed the scenes Clover had with Daphne and the ones Sawyer had with his brother Hudson. I would love for them to have their own books. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read. Typical genre where Sawyer is a rich workaholic, Mom wants to get him married, in comes Clover, not her real name.. They eventually fall in love, and so on, and so on. Light read to keep you busy. LOVETOREAD
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
I always know I’m in for a treat when I’m about to read an Avery Flynn book and The Negotiator was no exception! From the fake engagement to the non-stop negotiating, Sawyer and Clover could bring both the heat and the humor…as well as some heart-felt moments. Sawyer can’t see past his desk and has no interest in any of the socialites his mother keeps trying to push on him. He’s no stranger to a beautiful woman, but when it comes to priorities, his first and only one is the family business. When a brotherly prank throws Clover in his path and she quickly proves she has what it takes to keep his mother at bay, having a personal buffer not only sounds like hitting the lottery, Sawyer can’t help but up the ante and go all in – why not make it a fake engagement! Clover is such a hoot. She has a ton of life experience, travelling and working in so many different places. This “personal buffer” job is just what she needs to fund her next adventure. And although she’s not 100% sure the fake engagement is going to work, if this job is a means to her end then she’s all in…especially when she out-negotiates the negotiator with her list of rules – including the hands-off mandate. Of course, the best part of being a good negotiator…is knowing when you might need to renegotiate things! There was no denying Sawyer and Clover’s attraction to one another and I loved the fact that they both pretty much owned it. Not a lot of drama for these two to renegotiate things to remove that hands-off mandate, too bad they couldn’t negotiate with their own hearts to stay out of things! Even though the chemistry was off the charts, these two always seemed to be out of synch with each other with what was going on in their hearts and in their heads. As much fun as it was to watch these two face off with each other, it was also a bit heart-breaking to see them not trust in each other enough or them as a couple enough to realize that the “fake” in their engagement was the only thing that was fake. I also enjoyed all the other characters that are woven into the story. From Sawyer’s mother who may come off like a cold-hearted socialite just looking to have her first born married, to his brother who is hiding something beneath that cavalier and easy-going attitude, there is such a deep caring and family bond that the Carlyle’s share. Clover’s best friend Daphne kept her real, and I loved how watching her family helped give a greater understanding to just who Clover is and why she acts the way she does. The characters were well developed and even though the plot was fairly straight-forward, the emotional complexity of the characters offered a few twists and turns along the way to keep things interesting and the characters evolving. In typical Avery Flynn fashion, we are treated to sass, snark, and a whole lot of fun interactions between not only Sawyer and Clover, but the entire cast of characters. And of course, there’s nothing better when the heat brings some humor along with it as well! It got a bit angsty towards the end, but what fun would it be not to have the set-up for a grand gesture…especially when it can be done Avery Flynn style! This one is worth checking out…and I’m looking forward to reading about Sawyer’s brother next! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley of this book.