Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott

Title:  Rules of Negotiation
Author: Inara Scott
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Brit and Tori
Release Date: February 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

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Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a  copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
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 his life, he finds he’s falling for a woman.

…and then he started to break them.

After juggling the demands of her career and the stress of caring for her ailing mother, Tori Anderson doesn’t have time for relationships—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to feel like a woman. When Brit offers a no-strings attached fling, it sounds like exactly what she needs. But what will she do when Brit decides he won’t take “one night stand” for an answer? When Tori uncovers his lies, will he lose his chance with her forever?

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 of her own career.

Tori meets Brit while working in her job as a lawyer. She immediately knows that he’s the type of guy that her mom has always warned her about, but she’s definitely drawn to him and he is showing interest in her too. He’s a player and the bad part is…he is actually playing Tori. He wants something from her and is using his charm to get it. The surprising part for him is that he actually falls for her while doing it.

Like I said, Tori made this story for me. Her character is so beat up and bruised and is so lacking in the basics of human emotional needs. She doesn’t trust Brit, but he slowly gets her to open up. As a reader, this is heart-wrenching because you know that she’s going to be devastated when she finds out the whole truth.

I loved the addition of Brit’s family and the depth they added to the story…both Ross and Melissa. Their stories were so developed, I hope that means we will get to see more of them in some future books. Overall, this book was simply an enjoyable read and I hope to see more...

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