With: Avery Flynn
Thank you so much for having me over to share this fun excerpt form my hot romantic comedy, The Negotiator! Just to set this up a bit, Clover is posing as Sawyer’s finance so that his marriage-minded (and meddling) mom will stop throwing wife candidates in his path. Clover had a few requirements before signing the contract. One was that they’d have to watch DIY shows and hit the flea markets.
"You're totally in violation of the contract,” Clover said. “But I'll let it slide since it's our first Friday night."
Sawyer was so lost. He'd blame the lack of blood in his brain, but it seemed to be his reality whenever he was around Clover. "What violation?"
"To binge watch HGTV on Friday nights in preparation for hitting the flea market on Saturday morning." She gave a little cheer and turned her attention back to the TV, which was now showing a commercial for birth control. "We're totally going to find something fabulous to pop your cherry."
The mental movie that started rolling at the phrase "pop your cherry" had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with a flea market unless she had a kink for public sex.
"I didn't think you were serious." There were a hundred—a billion—things he'd rather do with her—and to her—than go to some dirty flea market.
She shrugged. "Too bad, so sad, buddy, because you signed on the dotted line."
"You'll never get a judge to uphold anything scrawled on a napkin."
"Sure you want to gamble on that?" she asked. "Anyway, I already came up with our backstory. I know how you hate dealing with the details. Your mom was a little shocked when I told her how we met, but she took it better than I'd expected."
There wasn't a single part of those two sentences that didn't make his chest burn. "You talked to my mom? What did you tell her?"
"That we met when you modeled for a wine and paint class I took." She looked up at him, all sweetness and innocence except for the hard glint of trouble in her eyes. "I told her that I was a goner the moment you slipped off your tighty whiteys and were able to hold your pose for so long, even though I could see it was very hard."
Good thing his family had funded Harbor City General's new cardiac wing because he and his mom were both going to need it. "You did not say that to my mom."
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…
About the author:
Avery Flynn is an award winning romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.
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