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Negotiating Point (Private Protectors #4)

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Negotiating Point is Adrienne Giordano's contribution to a trio of amazing novellas published in honor of Carina Press's second anniversary.

As a hostage negotiator for Taylor Security, Gavin Sheppard has just been given the toughest assignment of his career: securing the release of his boss’s pregnant wife. He’s uneasy negotiating a rescue without the involvement of the p
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Published June 4th 2012 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Short & engaging. The hero is working as a negotiator at Taylor Security after quitting the FBI, his job is tough and he lost a marriage to it and now he has the toughest job yet negotiating the boss's wife release otherwise Vic is ready for tactical. The heroine is a nerd who doesn't want to feed gossip by getting involved with an executive but these two share crazy chemistry. I enjoyed the book and wouldn't mind revisiting these two again.
Romantic suspense and not get along. I have a really hard time setting aside disbelief when it comes to a suspense-type situation. Would a couple on the run for their lives really bang under a bush with bad guys surrounding them? Would an uber-alpha dude really be thinking about nothing but sex in the middle of a shoot-out? Eh. I think not.

So for the most part I avoid them. I ended up reading this one because it was in the Carina Press Presents: Vol I collection. While it did take a bit o
Wendy Marcus
May 15, 2012 Wendy Marcus rated it really liked it
I love Adreinne Giordano's books. She has a wonderful realism in her voice and her stories. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because I wanted more...
Jun 12, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

I’ve never read Giordano before, but after reading her short story in the Carina Press anthology, I think I’m going to have to look up more of her work. Although this story flew by and seemed to be the fastest read of the anthology, I adored the story.

Gavin and Janet haven’t worked together long, but the sexual chemistry between these two is off the charts. Gavin doesn’t want to risk his executive position with starting a rel
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Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Well, this book is a first for me, it all take place in less than 12 hours. Yes, you read that right. Hard to believe and to top it off it’s an exciting thriller combined with a satisfying romance. Negotiating Point is the latest installment in Adrienne Giordano’s Private Protectors series. This story focuses on Gavin Sheppard who is Taylor Securities hostage negotiator and Janet Fink, the company’s resident tech specialist.

Gavin joined the team about 6 m
Amy R
Mar 14, 2012 Amy R rated it it was amazing
Anyone who has read the other books in the Private Protectors series will enjoy this one as well. The only complaint I had was that it was a novella and not a full book like the others! :)

Gavin is new to Taylor Security and is pulled in using his hostage negotiation skills to try and release Michael's wife Roxann who was kidnapped. Other members of the team such as Vic, Janet, Peter, Billy, also help but it is really Gavin's job to do what he can before Vic sends his tactical team in. Janet Fink
Cynthia D'Alba
Jun 14, 2012 Cynthia D'Alba rated it it was amazing
First, I love Adrienne Giordano's voice. She knows how to tell a story in such a way that pulls me in from page one and keeps me going until I get to the end. Most of the time, when I read one of her books, I can't put it down. If you haven't read the other books in the series, this will be a nice introduction. If you have read them, it's wonderful to have a glimpse into the lives of Vic, Michael and Monk,

Negotiating Point is a novella, which made me devour it in one setting. The story opens wit
Erin Muses
I got the first book in this series, Man Law, as a Free Friday nook book from B&N and really enjoyed it and the rest of the series. This novella takes place after Vic & Gina's story (and probably after Monk & Isabel's, but that is not confirmed). Gavin Sheppard is a hostage negotiator hired by Taylor Security and away from the FBI. Janet Fink is, as we all know, the magic superpower behind the scenes at Taylor Security who can do anything with technology. Three weeks prior to the beg ...more
Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
Jun 03, 2012 Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson rated it really liked it
Hostage negotiator for Taylor Security, Gavin Sheppard is the best in the business. He believes any situation can be resolved through the gift of speech rather than going tactical. So far, he’s proven himself correct. When his boss’s wife, Roxan, is kidnapped, tensions run high and Gavin has to fight to hang on to his beliefs. He and the agencies tech “geek”, Janet Fink, work together to find a way out for Roxan who, they have just found out, is also pregnant.
Janet has skills that even the Pr
Christi Snow
Jun 02, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:

ah, I loved this story. It takes place over a single day, but Janet and Gavin have been working together for months while fighting their mutual attraction. When one of their own is kidnapped and put in a life or death situation, it brings to light the fragility of life. Suddenly for both Gavin and Janet, they realize that all those chances may just not be there tomorrow.

Janet is a computer geek. Gavin is a hostage negotiator and head-shrinker. In a romantic suspense, these are not your
Oct 31, 2013 Rowena rated it liked it
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This was a really short read. It’s only about 25,000 words and about 5 chapters so really, it was short. In this short story, Gavin Sheppard and Janet Fink get their happy ever after. They work together and they kissed three weeks ago. Gavin can’t stop thinking about the kiss but won’t pursue it because he’s in a supervisor role at work and Janet is support. He didn’t want to go there but when they’re thrown together on a case to help bring back their boss’s kidnapped wife, things are going to h ...more
Oct 26, 2013 Vilia rated it liked it
Review from Backchatting Books

This is a fairly quick little read from Adrienne Giordano involving Janet Fink, the Private Protectors' resident geek and a hostage negotiator Gavin Sheppard. Gavin and Janet had a 'moment' a few weeks ago and things get a little awkward when they are both tasked with rescuing the boss' wife (Roxann from book #1). Gavin wants to try negotiating with the kidnapper while Vic wants to storm the place. Janet is stuck in the middle trying to keep the peace.

You can tell a
Jun 01, 2012 Alisia rated it really liked it
Beyond Reading

This novella was very interesting, to say the least. I wasn't sure what to make of it for a while, because it was as iif the romance took the backseat of a two-seater, though the tension was great - had me on edge. After the tension eased a little, though, the loving bit was very cute - the techie and the #1 mood manipulator(in a good way). Watching the hero and heroine scope out their feelings was super fun because they both seem very introverted, but they understood each other -
Julie Barrett
Jun 14, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
Negotiating Point by Adrienne Giordano
Gavin is a kidnapping negotiator and hopes to find out where his bosses wife is being held. The bad guys had sent her husband Mike an email with the link stating one of their own was unjustly accused and in jail and they need to not only release him but put it on the front page of the paper she works for.
Mike and Gavin wanted the tech geek Janet Fink along in solving this and Roxanne, Mike's wife was pregnant.
Using Facebook updates they are able to understa
Kelsey Browning
Oct 13, 2012 Kelsey Browning rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, suspense
Why Negotiating Point is a Red Hot Read: If you’ve yet to read one of Adrienne Giordano’s Private Protector stories, run to your computer and download one from Carina Press, Amazon or Barnes & Noble ASAP!

Adrienne has a talent for crafting strong suspense plots and right-on-the-money male characters. This novella is about Gavin, a hostage negotiator, and Janet, Taylor Security’s geek-in-residence. They’re in close quarters, trying to negotiate the release of their boss’s wife. Talk about hig
Dec 09, 2013 VDub rated it really liked it
This is a novella about Taylor Security employees Gavin Sheppard and Janet Fink. Janet gets some mention in the previous books, but Gavin is a newcomer. Gavin is a hostage negotiator who's about to embark on his hardest job yet, negotiating the release of the boss's pregnant wife. While this is going on, he and Janet start their relationship.

As I said, this was a very quick read and a nice addition to the series. I liked that we got to see a little bit of the previous characters and their develo
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
I LOVE this series and I am a HUGE fan of Adrienne Giordano but I thought this book was just okay. The premise of the story was good but it just didn't do anything for me. It was definitely not my favorite but it had some good scenes. I liked seeing Monk, Vic, Michael and Rachel again and I thought Gavin and Janet were cute together. I can't wait for Billy's book!!! 3 out of 5 rating more so because I love Adrienne's style of writing and I again love this series and the characters.
May 31, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
The "hero" refers to his penis as his "wanger." I have a relatively high tolerance for wtfery, but I draw the line at "wanger."

(I would not have read this if it hadn't been in my ARC that included the new Shannon Stacey novella. I thought it may be fun for a quickie read. I also wouldn't have read it if I'd seen that cover.)
Sandy Duncan
May 11, 2014 Sandy Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great quick story

Great quick story

yay Janet!! computer geek extraordinaire!!! ans sexy galore who knew. hostage situation, tense, emotional, and a great read. highly recommend it
Jill Fox
Aug 01, 2012 Jill Fox rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this short story and think I may try the rest.
Ashley Efird
Feb 19, 2015 Ashley Efird rated it really liked it
Read previously.
Aug 15, 2012 Pam rated it it was amazing
Exciting hostage negotiation plot, uber tension and hot sex, read this novella!
Lorie Glowania
Feb 27, 2013 Lorie Glowania rated it really liked it
Wanted more.
Apr 30, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
novella. Disappointed that Janet and Gavin did not get a full novel to explore and build their relationship.
Good, for a short story.
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Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports-obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a cofounder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more inform ...more
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