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Rules of Negotiation (Bencher Family #1)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  2,706 ratings  ·  141 reviews
He let her make the rules…

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
ebook, 205 pages
Published February 13th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
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Anne OK

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
Jennifer Probst
I adored this book. The writing is powerful with a beautiful style that just kept the pages turning. I completely identified with the strength of the heroine, fell in love with the sexiness of the hero, and rooted for them the whole way through. Literally a perfect afternoon read - highly recommended!
Melissa Simmons
First of all, I have to say I've always been a fan of romance novels if they're well written. I consider well written to mean they have a plot and characters who are more than skin deep and maybe some dialogue to go along with the all the naughty scenes. I am so happy to report that Inara Scott's Rules of Negotiation fits all these criteria. The story is sweet and funny while still being sexy, the characters are well developed and likable and the plot moves steadily, pulling you along for the ri ...more
Nicola Marsh
If I had to use a few words to sum up Inara Scott's debut category romance, they would be 'category romance with substance.'

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
Romancing the Book
Reviewed By~Patti
Review Copy Provided By~Publisher

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
Melody May
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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
Tori Anderson had big plans to race up the corporate ladder on her way to a partnership with her prestigious law firm. She was determined to not let anyone get too close to her so she wouldn't suffer the same heartbreak that plagued her ailing mother. When she meets Brit Bencher, CEO of Excorp, during a contract negotiation for one of her clients, all that begins to change. Brit is handsome, charming and confident, with the reputation of being able to have any woman with just a wink or a smile. ...more
Elle (Ligia)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

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
C'est une très jolie romance contemporaine que nous offre Inara Scott avec cette histoire douce et amusante tout en étant sexy, les personnages sont modernes et leurs caractères bien développés malgré le format assez court.La relation se met en place progressivement et non pas comme souvent par un coup de foudre des la première rencontre. Non l'auteure fait un travail crédible car les deux héros Lisa Anderson pétulante avocate et Brit Bencher l'homme d'affaires sont deux accrocs au travail qui n ...more
life's a fairy tale
I'm mixed between two-three stars {the book was okay-to good}. Most of the book was okay, but the end was good - it was cute. I wish the book was longer because everything happened so fast. I didn't think the "big drama" of the book was all that big so I kept thinking there was more but there wasn't. I thought the characters were really one dimensional. I didn't know them at all.

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
I feel like I'm going to take all my feelings of the popular muchly overused idea of the filthy rich, out of this world handsome, bad boy character who falls in live with a not So rich character who 'is not just his type ' and ends up changing him..Yeah you know you know the rest ..or something like that. and release it into this review.Don't worry I will hold myself back ...for now.... Yeah So some things are shaken up the story but ' IT ' is still there. This isn't a direct attack on t ...more
Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott was such a great read! I read almost straight through it - I didn't want to put it down! The story was so easy to get caught up in and the characters were awesome.

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
Jaylyn Rodriguez
I'm on page 23 of this book and it is currently interesting. I'm defiantly into it. Stay tuned for a better review later today. Until then lovely book readers. Enjoy!

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.
Thom Swennes
“Never trust a charming man” and “Men will come and go breaking your heart but a woman’s career is forever” are a few of Tori’s mother’s ill founded wisdoms. Tori Anderson is a workaholic. This isn’t a strange phenomenon for an attractive, young, ambitious lawyer vying for partnership in Hartner Lennigan, a large Philadelphia law firm. Early mornings, long days and late nights at work left little time for romance. Traveling to New York to close a deal for Technix, Lori meets Brit (John) Bencher, ...more
I seem to be reading these books out of order. I read the 2nd book about the sister, Melissa, first several months ago. I think I also confused this with another series that involved siblings as I began to believe I had already read this one (first of the series). Since I didn't remember a single thing once I got into this one to "remind" me, I was pleasantly surprised it was all new to me.

This story could be read as a standalone, but you meet Brit's sister, Melissa, and hear a lot about Garth S
I loved this book. I was surprised. I'm glad to find a new author. I loved that it was angsty and there was enough romance. And I really loved Brit and Tori. They were really good together. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, but then I saw that there was a sequel, so I hope we get to see Brit and Tori in the sequel and learn what happened after their book. I'm a sucker for epilogues or learning more about them after their happy ever after. Going to read the the next book now.
Jessica Brandon
3.5 stars......

Rules of Negotiation
Irma Scott

This ARC was given by Entangled Publishing, LLC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

These were one of those books I read before it was published and they changed the cover. I realized after the first page I had read this book before. Luckily, it was a quick good read.

Tori is a very independent woman who learned at a young age that women need to be successful and never rely on men. She remembers how much her mother was ruined when her father
Aulia Pisca
I knew from the first time that i would love this story. And i am not wrong.
i couldn't help but falling in love with the characters. Brit as a playboy-turn-out-to-be-father-material and Tori as a strong willed (and headed) woman. Just like my fave type of pairing. Love their personality, but honestly i think that Brit's personality is could be better describe. I didn't see prove that describe Brit as a hardcore playboy, we just see Brit as a family-man. But fortunately, Tori's is just right, her
Jacqueline's Reads
Love the blurb, but the reviews seem lacking... maybe.
Sexy, funny, witty, what more can I ask for?

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

Rules of Negotiation was a fun and really quick read that unfortunately I won't remember for long since I finished reading it. It's cute story, written by a really talented author but somehow it's not something either extraordinary or fresh. It's a story told so many times already and that is probably why I will soon forget everything about it.

In this story you have a really gorgeous and successful hero, the kind that makes all female swoon all over him and the heroine who is beautiful but doesn
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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
Cocktails and Books
A hot shot CEO hoping to use his sex appeal to get a telephone number from a lawyer who's learned never to trust men. Who will win this war when it's a battle of wills?

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
3.5 Stars. I liked it, I read it in one night so by no means do I want to say it wasn't good. It just wasn't a 4 for me. I had a minor problem with the characters drastic change, starting out strong, especially Brit, but end weak and vulnerable, to the point of seeming like completely different people. Brit starts out very charming and debonaire, oozing confidence, going from enigmatic sensual man to boy-next-door in my opinion. And this wasn't character growth, although I assume that was the in ...more
Paperback Dolls
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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
Breaking The Rules Is Such Fun
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
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This is the first in the Bencher Family series from Inara Scott and boy does it start with a bang. This book sucked me in straight away and it's another of this authors books that I could not put down. The main characters are fantastic.

Brit and Tori were a powerhouse pair. Brit is the über hot CEO who could pass for a male model but is a tad overbearing with most people in his life, especially his family and Tori is the workaholic lawyer who doesn't value her self, can't see how hot she is and i
Christi Snow
My Review:

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
Author: Inara Scott
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
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I wrote my first book when I was in high school--a romance called "A Wild and Stormy Passion," which featured swordplay, kidnapping, a pirate heroine, and lots of naughty bits (that came entirely from my adolescent imagination!). Since then, I've written young adult novels and adult romances of the category, contemporary, and fantasy varieties. My books are romantic, sensual, and unconventional.

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