Rules of Negotiation
NYC’s most eligible bachelor, Brit Bencher, is also known as The Slayer for his reputation in the boardroom…and the bedroom. And he’ll do anything to take care of his family, even seduce high-powered corporate attorney Tori Anderson in the hopes of getting her to reveal confidential information about one of her clients. But for the first time in h...more
I feel so accomplish lately, I have been able to get to read some great books lately. So, todays selection is Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott. Let me tell you this book was fun. Here is what the story is about:
We have a workaholic lawyer by the name of Tori Anderson, who has six rules she follows when she negotiates which are:
1. Beware of sexy CEOs bearing favorable contracts (I have to agree with that one)
2. Assume nothing (good advice)
3. When in doubt...more
I’m always a little nervous when I read a new author. And when I say new, I mean to me, because let’s face it, there are simply too many great writers out there for even a book addict like me to have even scratched the surface. I sat down with Rules of Negotiation on a day when the house was clean, the kids were in school, and my wonderful husband was off hunting down lawn and pool supplies. I would have hours of uninterrupted reading time. And it’s a good...more
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I enjoyed the dynamics of the characters in this story. Brit and Tori are both portrayed as human with successes and imperfections. Neither was super defensive but they were cautious. They viewed most things realistically. I liked how the attraction was not an instant love at first sight, flash of lightening kind of feeling but was more a slower drawing together as they learned things about each other through conversation and spending time toget...more
Brit tries to use Tori to get a phone number to help his sister get a job. Only during the time of trying to "use" he...more
Tori is more than just a workaholic, nothing ever passes her notice. She's a very ambitious professional, with her sight on a prize, and nothing will get on the way of that. She can be a control freak too, if you ask me. Once she sets on a plan, she does not deviate unless it is absolutely necessary-- and only, if there's a win for her in it. Although she has a big heart, no men are allowed near it. She's about to close a deal, and it all goes as plan...more
Right from the beginning it is clear that Brit has an ulterior motive, but I found it hard to care. His character was so well written that even when he is being an ass, you like him. It is clear that he is torn from the get go. He sets out to use Tori as a contact to obtain something for his beloved sister, but can't help his own attraction to her. Soon he forgets why he started the whole thing and mostly just goes with it. Of course that comes ba...more
One-click and another stroke of luck. This contemporary romance by new-to-me author, Inara Scott, was a well-written story with two strong-willed and very likable characters. You can expect plenty of heat and sizzle, along with some really good sarcastic banter between these two.
Tori is an attractive, headstrong, tell-it-like-it-is heroine who believes in strong work ethics. She’s responsible for the expenses involved in caring for her ailing mother. It’s important that sh...more
Forget the Greeks, beware CEO's bearing gifts. Of all the rules of negotiation that lawyer Tori Anderson lives by, that's the one she should have kept in mind. A tricky contract deal on the cusp of being signed is suddenly altered and improved, and not at the request of her client, but by Brit Bencher, CEO of the corporation procuring the acquisition. To say that's an unusual occurrence would be an understatement.
If that didn't make her wary enough, Brit tosses his...more
Brit Bencher is known for doing whatever he can to get what he wants. If what he wants is for a member of his family, he's even more ruthless. In this case, it's the phone number for the owner/scientist of a company he thinks his sister would be perfect for. To get that phone number, he'll use his charms on the lawyer who is helpi...more
"I've seen the Statue of Liberty," she said. It had been a work function with a bunch of other summer associates, but she had gone.
It might be a tad spoiler-ish
I had quite some mixed feelings over this book. I felt a bit disappointed. I expected more. Way more. And though it wasn’t a bad read, it left me wanting for something else, some sort of deeper connection with the characters.
Tori Anderson is a twenty-something lawyer. She’s driven, determined and strong. She’s better known as a workaholic. Work is her life. And she’s also very untrusting when it comes to good looking, charming men. Having lea...more
“If only I could, but you said, and I quote, ‘Maybe another time’. Those words haunt me, Tori, They haunt me.” - Brit
Lord, save me from the CEO trying to play lawyer” – Tori
(view spoiler)[“You’re determined to cast yourself as your mother, and me as your father. You refuse to accept the possibility that maybe there’s a man out there who’s worth taking a chance on. And yes, I know I didn’t exactly start out the right way, but th...more
I loved this book. Nothing beats a strong willed woman with her head on straight and an equally strong (panty-dropper) dude who is equally successful and knows not to hesitate when he wants something.
And he wanted Tori.
And bet your ass he wasted no time in getting her... In every which way *slow grins*
This book was an amazing read, and I would have given it a full 5 stars if i didn't feel the ending was rushed =/
Yea, I loved how Tori became more human, loved that she exposed her vulnerabili...more
A good read with a full gamut of emotions. sweet & spicy, sad & humorous. Very likeable characters with realistic issues and human failings. Workaholic, over-achiever attorney, Tori is tough as a nut from the outside, with lots of emotional insecurities from the inside. Her father desertion has affected her & her mother badly, her mom drumming in her all her life to stay away from charming men & focus mainly on her career.
Brit is the Slayer, the charmer playboy CEO. Whe...more
Inara pens a gorgeous, sexy hero in Brit, a hero with flaws who isn't afraid to admit them when it counts.
And the heroine Tori is a feisty, upfront heroine who I loved for her forthrightness, her confidence in her work and her vulnerability in her personal life.
Together, these two strong willed characters equal fireworks!
I laughed out loud at several one liners in this book...more
This reminds me of a Harlequin Special Edition. It was a sweet textbook romance - I just was not fully vested. I thought Brit needed to take a chill pill. I admit that I got a little misty in places and I thought the story was well paced but it did not grab me like I wanted and I truly think it was due to Brit. He was redeemed but I wanted to pop him upside the head quite a few times. There is a fine line between alpha and stupid.
The thing that made this book for me was Tori’s character. She has such a bristly, harsh personality, but that is only because she’s scarred from her childhood. Her father was a good-looking, smooth-talking guy who left her and her mother high and dry when Tori was eight. All her life, her mother has warned her against falling for that type of guy and Tori has taken that to heart. She constantly dates losers and buries herself in her work to make sure that she always has that stability...more
I really loved the characters of Rules of Negotiation. Tori was such an easy character to relate to. I also just loved Betsy - she was too funny! Brit was character that you really couldn't help but to fall for. Both Brit and Tori had their flaws, and they just fit together perfectly to work through...more
Wow I loved it. I think it could have been better but that's besides the point. I really loved how Brit pursued Tori even though his motives were off but he did it for his sister.
There is another book after this one but it has to do with his sister, Melissa, and Solen. It's called The Boss's Fake Fiance. I think it should be good....more
I love how the characters come into play and I also love that Tori is a strong-willed woman, while Brit is a controlling man. Complete opposites that share a mutual attraction to each other but prioritize their work and their family over themselves.
This is an amazing story of two work-driven individuals struggling for their feelings, realizing they need each other in the end, breaking all their set of own rules.
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
"Rules of Negotiation" by Inara Scott was a nice well written romantic novel that was told from the third person perspective. It was one of those novels that I could not put down until I was finished with it. The "Rules of Negotiation" was one that was easy to get caught up in and the characters were simply off the chart good. Besty was truly one character...more
Brit Bencher and Tori Anderson meet during a contract negotiation. Although Tori doesn't want to get involved with Brit, she is drawn to him, and finds herself giving in to the attraction between them. Brit is...more