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The Schemer

(Harbor City #3)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,471 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Tyler Jacobson has a plan for everything—except how to handle his completely annoying, utterly frustrating, and totally sexy upstairs neighbor. He couldn't care less if Everly Ribinski thinks he's equally irritating—until he discovers she's the only one who can help him land a business deal that will finally make him feel like he's more than just a guy from the wrong side ...more
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Published January 8th 2018 by Entangled: Amara
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]


The Schemer is book three in the Harbor City series by Avery Flynn. I fell in love with the second book in this series so there was no hesitation to read this book. And I’m so glad that I did!

Tyler Jacobson grew up on the other side of the harbor. His parents were volatile and never hesitated to take out their tempers on each other and on their only son. When Tyler was awarded a prep school scholarship in Harbor City, he got out as fast as he could and from then on, did everything he could to se
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Bibi
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
If there's one thing I took away from this book it's Avery's ability to show rather than tell. Furthermore, the characters are fully dimensioned they appear so real. Yes, at times Tyler's backstory seemed contrived and the situation with Irena was irritating (hence the four stars) but my golly, the story was engaging and Everly the FMC was fun, fun, fun.
Ivy Deluca
In the third book of the Harbor City series, Tyler Jacobson, multi-millionaire friend of the heroes from the first two books, has an upstairs neighbor/tenant, Everly Ribinski, who is driving him insane. She’s constantly clomping around in her high heels, distracting him with her curves, and mouthing off to him with her Riverside accent, every chance she gets. Everly, art gallery owner and friend of Hudson (artist hero from second book), thinks Tyler is a giant, hot, jackass who can’t cook for sp ...more
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

When I didn't think Avery Flynn could do better than The Negotiator and The Charmer, she brings us The Schemer. Unbelievable! The Schemer was everything that I hoped it would be. I was so sorry to see it end but was really happy with the surprise. You couldn't have shocked me more.

Tyler and Everly were hysterical throughout this story. Too bad she didn't hide who she was or where she came from since that was Tyler's goal in life. He needs to show everyone that he is bigger and better than being
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Elaine
The tagline for this novel is spot on - it really is a hot romantic comedy! It had me laughing out loud as the two main characters interacted. They both have become successful despite their very different but traumatic childhoods in less affluent areas of the city but whilst she is determined not to forget her roots, he has had elocution lessons to leave his accent/dialect behind him. He is Tyler Jacobson and, although Everly Ribinski isn't aware of it to start with, he is the landlord for both ...more
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
*I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *The Schemer was a fun, hot read, where the main characters did everything they could not to fall in love with each other.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Story:
Both Tyler and Everly made me swoon! The Schemer - Tyler, thought he had everything he had ever dreamed of. Until Everly moved into the apartment above his.
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Raine
My least favorite of the series

I really wanted to love this book because I love this enemies to lovers trope. However, for me it just fell flat. I really expected more humor, but there was just a lot of insecurity on Tyler's part because he came from the wrong tracks. He seemed to focus on the wheeling and dealing to make more money to show he belongs in the land of the rich, but it didn't really seem like he enjoyed doing it.

Everly's character was this girl with the attitude who grew up poor an
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Antonella
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audible, dnf
too many books too little time
couldn't care about the characters
moving on
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
4.5+stars

"Who is possible to be your truly one if not the complitely annoying, utterly frustrating, and totally sexy Schemer? Well ladies, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the ride!"


"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review." From NetGalley

Now, this is a very frustrating story to begin with. While reading The Negotiator, the first book of Harbor City series and the one that I got the chance to meet Avery's Flynn function world come to life, I fe
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Irene
3.5 star

The Schemer by Avery Flynn is a well written and entertaining read.
I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest from start to end and I liked the all characters.

Tyler and Everly were likable characters that entertained me with their banter, and sexual tension. These two made me laugh, swoon and they also annoyed me a few times. Especially Tyler.
I know he had issues from his childhood, and I did feel for him but it felt like he spent so much time in his head and putting down his old neig
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Schemer by Avery Flynn is book Three in the "Harbor City" series. This is the story of Tyler Jacobson and Everly Ribinski . This is easily a standalone book.
Tyler and Everly live in the same building and have been butting heads. They both know hardships growing up so they do hae things in common and there is attraction there. But they don't let themselves get past their head butting. But when Tyler learns that Everly could be a key part of him getting a business deal he wants her help. Ever
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Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
It makes me sad to give 3 stars to this book, but I don't feel like I should give it the 4 stars I normally would have. Why? Because of Tyler. He was so focused on forgetting his roots and becoming one of the men with the money whose kids didn't need the scholarship to attend the school he had. I wasn't able to like him to be honest. And I didn't like the way he treated Everly after she tried to defend him. She stood up for him and he said some mean stuff to her. Everly is my poor baby and Tyler ...more
Ayekah
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book.... where do I start? Let's start with Avery who almost had me wetting my self laughing one minute and tossing my kindle at one point the next! This book is a must read. I loved this book. My favorite out of this series without a doubt.

You read the blurb, I'm not going to regurgitate that, no need. Let me start with Tyler who is a real pisser. He's successful, hot as Hades and a tad insecure. And he's a challenge with a capital C. Holy nuts he's a challenge. Tyler owns the building tha
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Tracy
The Schemer is the fun and addictive tale of Everly and Tyler. Two people who managed to make it across the tracks.

Everly is a proud woman. She cares for her ill grandmother and has worked her butt off for what she has. Tyler pulled himself from a bad household and went on to become something. He carries some baggage with him, baggage that is tightly packed and hard to unload. The two are explosive with chemistry.

A small part of The Schemer is another romance, involving Helene, the mother of T
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Cali Jewel
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crazy fun, sweetly sexy, emotionally thrilling and surprisingly real not looking to fall in love romantic journey. Complete with a secondary romance that has a delectable sizzle that is all its own and was very engaging to read. Visiting the whole gang again and finding some new and very intriguing charters, loved it!

Tyler Jacobson is the wiz kid from the wrong side of the tracks that made millions and is doing his damnedest not to look back. Then in to his life comes Everly Ribinsk this sexy, s
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Sheri
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, contemporary
I received an ARC of the book for an honest review.

Tyler Jacobsen is a millionaire business man who lives in Harbor City, but grew up on the "other side of the tracks". He's been struggling for years to shed his background and have people see him for who he is now.

Everly Ribinski is from the "other side of the tracks" and proud of it. She has the accent (which is apparently a bad thing when you live in Harbor City), despite being the owner of an upscale art gallery. She lives above Tyler in her
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Donna Was A Scandal
my favorite of this series and since i gave The Negotiator 4.5, The Charmer 4 - that leaves 5 stars for THE SCHEMER - check out my full review on Scandalicious Book Reviews:
http://bit.ly/2C0uU26
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Candace
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Candi Kisses and a Bonus Love Story

LOVED this story. Avery has such a humor and life in her writing you feel like you jumped into the story.
Well built characters and secondary characters are always Avery's strength. She weaves a tale that just begs to go on and on. I felt like a voyeur, a socialite and a kids from the hood all at the same time.
Can't wait for the next book. Avery is a go to author for me. Thanks for a great story.
Nadine A
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 Stars!

Tyler Jacobson has gotten to where he wants to be by being a smart scheming businessman. Reaching his goals and being more successful is his priority.
A relationship is the last thing on his mind. But when it comes to his curvy and fiery neighbor, he just can't seem to get her off his mind.

Everly Ribinski, his the new tenant with the captivating face and don't-mess-with-me attitude. Everly owns a gallery and art is her passion.
She's had a rough upbringing but she never wants to forget
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Elizabeth Neal
Tyler and Everly are neighbors, and no, they would never dare ask the other for a cup of sugar. They can't stand one another, though that doesn't stop them from noticing how sexy their nemesis is.

But, now Tyler needs Everly's help, and she's the only one that can do it. He still views himself as the guy from the wrong part of town and feels that a certain deal will prove he's so much more. Enter Everly, who of course says nope.

However, Tyler isn't above playing dirty and uses some leverage he ha
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Emma
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-wishlist
Tyler has been in the background from the beginning of the series with his feud with Sawyer following his ex's gold digging/social climbing ways. At first impression, Tyler appears the epitome of successful, confident businessman, however, it is soon apparent that Tyler carries a lot of insecurities with him that drive his actions. Growing up in poverty and a challenging household has left a lot of emotional scars on Tyler's psyche. Determined to rise above his lowly beginnings, Tyler has tried ...more
Kathy Rouchelle
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully written romcom. It left me smiling, recalling the banter between the two lead characters who had much more in common than they originally thought. Two strong personalities with things in their past that they are trying to kept in the past, looking at their future, each a bit differently but the same none the less. Both from the other side of town, making it on the more influential side of town when they meet. Sparks begin to fly, both inte ...more
Nicole P
Gah! Totally loved this! The third and hopefully not the final installment of the Harbor City was so darn cute and funny I couldn't put it down. Tyler Jacobson is a schemer of note. Always plotting and planning, he is six steps ahead of everyone else. He meets his match with feisty art gallery owner Everly Ribinksi - his upstairs neighbor. When one disastrous meet up leads to a battle of wills, things turn decidedly interesting and entertaining.

They were perfectly matched. Two strong willed, st
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Laura
Feb 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Author via NetGalley***

DNF at 44%

I tried. So very, very hard to like this book.

But, I just didn't. The idea that they disliked one another, ok...but when it continued past the first time there was a connection, it started to annoy me and made it difficult for me to connect with the characters. I think, in the desire to make it a comedy the romance and the heat of the story was lost.

When I found myself skimming the sex scene, I realized that I just didn't have the engageme
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Robyn
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Least favourite of the three - felt like it went from disaster to HEA too quickly.
TheEuphoricZat
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh boy
A Klue
The synopsis sums this book up very well, folks. This feisty art gallery owner heroine, who is from the local blue collar hood and proud of it, and the social status obsessed hero, who tries to distance himself from the very same ties, start off verbally sparring back and forth, all while fighting their undeniable attraction. Their own personal baggage though keeps giving them reasons why they shouldn’t be a couple, Yeah, they drive each other absolutely crazy to the point they keep crashing int ...more
books are love
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
With every book in this series, Avery Flynn has knocked it out of the park and has gotten them to be more entertaining. This one is no exception. In fact I think I like this one the most because of the banter and how Everly never forgets who she is and where she came from. In fact she helps Tyler find his way to where he belongs.

Tyler and Everly are both from the wrong side of the tracks so to speak according to Harbor City society. for Tyler he is out to prove he is where he belongs and prove
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Jenn
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Not even close to Flynn's best work. First I still don't get the point of that epilogue, especially since none of the couples in it seem to actually be interacting. They're all in the same room having private conversations with their significant others. It's super weird.

Second, the positions and locations might have been different but the sex scenes are entirely too similar to the Charmer. The couples have the exact same proclivities which is redundant and weird. Also, the balance between sex an
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Nightbird Novels
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Tyler Jacobson has never hatched a scheme that failed him. From the moment he was old enough to take control of his own life, his sole focus has been on his success and leaving his less than stellar roots behind him.

When Everly Ribinski moves into his building, she is the complete opposite of the type of woman he envisions himself with. She could care less about what he thinks of her, but for some reason these two can't get enough of antagonizing each other.

When mutual animosity leads to sizzlin
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