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The Negotiation

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  3,024 ratings  ·  203 reviews
Companionship is a good thing.
Relationships are not.

My name is Emily Wade and I was raised to believe that happily ever after didn’t exist. That relationships were doomed before they even started, and that as long as the attraction to someone is purely physical, life is uncomplicated and good. I lived by that and was probably the only anti-relationship person in the world.
Published October 25th 2016
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Alex ♈
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nice interesting plot. I liked the idea of anti-relationship/commitment MCs.
Of cause they fell in love, yada yada yada, but the life credo of H & h in the beginning was cool :-)
Many stars for the adult approach to safe sex!!!
Finally we have two adults who not only discuss the topic (and not in terms of: I’m clean or I’ve never gone without condom (as if the condoms were 100% safe!!!…), but both go to the doctor and submit the results to each other. Thank you, Sandi!!! :-)
And I liked the ending.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a cute love story. She was raised by a mother who taught her to avoid love, he was raised by two parents who were married multiple times each. Both are cynical about the existence of true love, so they enter into a contract to enjoy their time together but not fall in love.
Of course there is only one way this can go, or it wouldn’t be a romance. Predictable? Yes. But adorable like a Hallmark movie...except with a whole heck of a lot more sex. (Oh my! *whips out fan to cool blush*
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Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read and was an enjoyable one. I did not have any high expectations when I started but I have obviously forgotten that the previous SL books I have read were great surprises in their simplicity.

Although this book was kind of predictable plot-wise, I was still sufficiently entertained with how both Emily and Jackson characters were written. I loved how they both confidently went into their deal with the expectation that nothing was going to change over time. They were both alphas
And the fact that (view spoiler) Another author I used to like and now,going to always investigate before reading lis
Jane Wood
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Took me a few tries to finish this book which sadly upsets me usually Sandi's books are 4 or 5 stars as they usually grab you at the beginning but this book I have given a 3 But sadly with this book I couldn't connect to Emily from the start .Story got A little better from the middle but then didn't like the ending .i know they get married happily ever after and shit but the accident and loosing the baby yeah I could of done reading a bit more of future babies .i know I can use my imagination bu ...more
KB Reads
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This book had so much potential but i just couldnt really connect at all. 3 stars for me.
May 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
I have officially tossed Sandi Lynn into the "what was I thinking?" Pile.
I've read one good book of hers and the rest have been utter rubbish.
Her writing seems to get worse with each book she writes and the storylines are ridiculous.
The writing in this book was really awkward and stilted and to be honest I found myself skimming through a bit of it.
I'm not understanding the five star reviews for her books because they aren't worthy of that in my eyes but each to their own I guess.
I won't be wasti
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
The idea that wedding is the ultimate dream for a woman is so Sec. XV!

They have great chemistry and the evolution of their relationship is so natural e cute!!
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Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Sandi Lynn her books are amazinggggggggg,

Jackson & Emily story its just brilliant !! a true page turner.

I loved it :)xx
Dilek VT
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
3,5 stars

This is my first book by this writer and when I realized it was only 195 pages (something longer than a novella but not as long as a decent novel length), I was a bit disappointed; however, it surprisingly made me happy :)

This book is a light read, one you can use as a nice pastime. It's hot and fun. I liked both characters.

We have a couple who are so very anti-relationship. They are so scared of commitment that they sign a contract with rules avoiding all the problems that arise in a
Lucy Edwards
Mar 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was really bad. It was cringey all the way through and totally rushed. Emily annoyed me from the first page. she was a stuck up cow who thought she was gods gift. I wasn't fussed on Jackson either. the dialogue was cheesy and unrealistic and I will definitly not be reading anything else from this author again ...more
Nancy Lovallo
Nov 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-finished
For now I put this book aside. To much negativity by the "Heroine" in just first Chapters ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was cute! The couple was so anti relationship that they ignored/didn't realize that they actually had a great one.

Of course it was silly, but somehow it worked nevertheless.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was kinda cute. The couple was so anti-relationship that they didn't even realize or wanted to realize that their agreement was basically a relationship anyway. When they included the exclusive clause, I knew that they just sealed their deal. It was quite funny how everybody else saw that they were totally in relationship and they both were just in denial. XD. It was kinda silly but still a really great love story. In the end, it was all about two people who enjoyed each other companie ...more
Nov 04, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not for me

I'm a sucker for romance but this fell short. To me it read like a robot-- he did this I did that. And way too many "he smiled and winked at me". Like, waaay too much winking. It also wasn't realistic. At the end something traumatic happens and a week later they were having sex. Sorry, no way could you just have sex after that for a least a month. I couldn't get into the book or characters. I was bored and wanted to stop. Maybe you'll like it but I did not and wish I could get a refund
Nov 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was a let down, I expected more from the story. I don't like stopping a book midway, that's the only reason why I read this whole book. The writing was just not up to standard, it seemed like a high school student wrote this story. My advice is skip this book and move to another one that is more well developed in writing and depth. ...more
Sep 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
I have read a couple of books by this author because of their high rating reviews but they've all turned out to be very disappointed.
Whether or not im in the minority or not, the writing is choppy and confusing at times and the storylines are just doin anything for me. Same old dialogue same old story.
May 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very simple story and simplistic writing.
De Reese Robinson
Do fairytales come true?

For Emily Wade, fairytales were best left to books and Disney movies...Emily, was raised by her mother, who always said never fall in never last, it changes people and you loose yourself in it and when it ends...and it'll find that you lost the better part of yourself and you'll spend the rest of your life trying to discover who you were before.
Jackson Cain, successful business man and a believer of all relationships were a disaster. He witnessed his
Dawn Rickard
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh my Sandi has done it yet again with a magnificent story.

Emily Wade is the owner of a little boutique she is pro relationships because she choose to follow in the footsteps of her mother who would go on dates but never done relationships.

Then we have Jackson Caine who is a big shot CEO of his own development company and he too is pro relationships because of his parents been divorced and his mother been married four times and his dad five times. Jackson also has a twin sister Jules who
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sandi-lynn, 2-read
[2.5 stars] book was not too bad, but i think the change is emily's thinking and perspective was a little too sudden for it to be believable. therefore not able to give a higher rating. and also i seem to find a mistake in one of the chapters:

chapter 37
"dylan & i are moving in together!" she screeched.
"that's wonderful. you place or his?"
"actually, both of our leases are up, so we're going apartment hunting today."
"you two should look at my building."
"i already thought about that, but there aren
Nov 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lynn
I have read all of Sandi Lynn's books. This book is not her best. I liked it but I didn't love it! The 2 main characters had bad childhoods in that their parents messed up their thinking when it came to relationships. Because of this, neither wanted to get into a relationship because after all they all just end badly so why get yourself emotionally involved and hurt. They negotiated this "contract" which in fact was a relationship but not in their eyes. Everything in the story seemed predictable ...more
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book! Emily & Jackson are awesome together! They sizzle!! The companion contract they decided to draw up was an interesting way to be together and definitely the right thing for them. Due to their views on relationships that has basically been ingrained in them for years growing up, it is amazing they even wanted to try that. They became each other's best friend with benefits first and this was the perfect way for them to have what they considered a non-relationship. It was fu ...more
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
The Negotiation was a quick and easy read. Jackson Caine And Emily Wade have something in common. They are both anti-relationship and commitment phoebes. Because of their parents they both believe that nothing last forever especially love and marriage. They understand each other and share the same philosophy. They negotiate to have a no complication, no drama and no commitment relationship. As predictable, slowly their feelings starts changing towards each other. Just a short and sweet romance.
Nov 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
"A wetness down below emerged as well as a fierce ache that couldn't be tamed."

I'm at my puking limit. There was not one hint of a spark between them, one kiss, on the sidewalk(?) and BAM! wetness down below?!

ew ew ew

Totally not for me.
May 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stand-alones, dnf
DNF around 48%

I'm shocked this author has written over 40 books. The writing was so bad. The story itself could have been great, as I'm sucker for these no-strings-attached romances, but it was just written horribly. I felt no connection to the story and no connection to the characters. It was so simply written it felt more like a script with boring dialogue. It also didn't sound like real people talking. Anyway, I decided to just give up on it.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
That's why we love reading hers. They were love hater, or named no commitment in relation. We understood that why they act like that.

E n J, like E n C, got their own problems to deal with, when they are together, it's a learning process, try to learn something new, something they didn't believe, from worries, hate n hesitation, then in love, accept n restart.

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