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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 hHe 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?...

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Rules of Negotiation Reviews

  • Anne OK
    2019-05-13 02:08

    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED.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 she succeeds in becoming a partner in the law firm where she works. She has built walls around her heart to save herself from the same kind of heartache her mother suffered when Tori’s dad left them. But she’s losing her mother and has no other family. Her friends all have their own families and Tori is lonely.Brit is a very sexy, successful CEO of his own company, who is feeling the burnout in his career and the stresses of caring for his siblings. He’s had too many women and no lasting relationships. Brit may be ready for some rest and relaxation. It may be time to settle down and have a family of his own. During a contract negotiation meeting involving Brit’s company, these two face-off against each other and the sparks fly! Can they come to an agreement and negotiate a happily-ever-after with each other? Brit and Tori’s story made for a fun and enjoyable morning on the patio. Highly recommend to romance readers one and all.When you’re offered the deal of a lifetime, smile. And never let it go.(from “Rules of Negotiation” by Inara Scott)

  • Jennifer Probst
    2019-05-04 18:33

    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!

  • Nicola Marsh
    2019-05-23 18:11

    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, one of my favourites an example of Tori's forthrightness: she's mad at Brit, he asks if she's upset for a particular reason, her response:"No, I'm upset because you're an asshole."I love an honest heroine and Tori is all that and more.A highly enjoyable read.

  • Elle (Ligia)
    2019-05-19 01:21

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars.It might be a tad spoiler-ishI 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 learned from her mother than any men with too much charisma was not to be trusted, Tori takes her advice to the heart. Brit Bencher is exactly the type that falls into that rule. Into Tori’s Rules of Negotiation.Rule of Negotiation #1: Beware of sexy CEOs bearing favorable contracts.Brit Bencher is… an asshole. Known asThe Slayer, he takes down anything and everything in his path, especially women. His charming enough, but a little bit too arrogant for my taste. Okay, wait. He’s freaking egotistical. Annoyingly so. He’s set his mind on taking care of his family, and though there’s a noble reason, going over someone else in his haste to do so, is not fine in my book.And here lays the reason I couldn’t really appreciate this book as much as I wanted. I was too annoyed with Brit. And that kind of blew the whole thing away. I’m not used to not liking the main male character, I usually fall head-over-heels with them instantly, but this didn’t happen with Brit. He’s too bigheaded and never really sees things as they are, more like he sees what he wants to see. I couldn’t get passed his ulterior motives to being with Tori, so I never got to like him much, if at all.Then again, you never know… Rule of Negotiation #2: Assume nothing.As I read away, and started over thinking the whole thing, I worried I wouldn’t get into the story. I admit that through the first half of the book I couldn’t really connect with the characters. I had a hard time getting past Brit’s lies (reason for which I couldn’t give this book 4 stars), but at the same time I was proud of Tori for not falling immediately to his feet. She sure had a strong mind, it’s not easy to pass up an opportunity like the one she had… spend the night with NYC’s most eligible bachelor. Annoyingly arrogant or not, the man knew his game.Yet she stood her ground. But when faced with the opportunity again…Rule of Negotiation #3: When in doubt, attack.I will leave that to your own interpretation. It’s not like I want to spoil the whole thing, after all. I was past half of the book, maybe rounding the sixty percent, when things started hitting off, with me and the book I mean. With Tori and Brit, well, they had already hit it off, so to speak. But I feared what was to come, because if I admitted it to myself I already knew what it was, and I was scared, for Tori’s sake.Rule of Negotiation #4: A good attorney is always prepared.This was the moment when I actually felt a connection with the characters, I could feel their emotions. Tori’s anger and hurt. I really felt for her. I was on her side since the very start, so when she got the news I couldn’t really blame her for lashing out, now could I? She had every right in the world. And for Brit to act so innocently, god! You would think he didn’t have any sense of guilt, or he was damn good at suppressing it. Rule of Negotiation #5: Never let them see you sweat.Once again, Tori shows us how strong she really is. I admire her. She’s the kind of strong character I like. Even though I don’t exactly approve of her methods. To avoid thinking about Brit she buries herself in work, more work. I must admit though, that even though I was really annoyed with Brit, and I realize this now, I loved the ending. They both had some serious issues to overcome before they could be together. Brit’s need to take over the family when it wasn’t really his place; he tried to solve everyone else’s problems, but he couldn’t even see his own. And Tori’s trusting issues, she was hiding away in a pile of papers, refusing to see what was right in front of her in fear she would get hurt, like her mother had.But Brit wasn’t like her father –not in the end –and she was nothing like her mother. She was strong, and he (even though still a bit of an arrogant asshole) was sweet and caring and sexy as hell.As an overall conclusion, and I just changed my mind here after giving it a though, Rules of Negotiation was a pretty good book. A nice, easy read. Oh! And I was totally forgetting… it was rather hot at times. Really hot at times.Rule of Negotiation #6: When you’re offered the deal of a lifetime, smile. And never let it go.

  • Melissa Simmons
    2019-05-21 21:25

    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 ride. This book draws you in from the very beginning and you are rooting for the characters and their happy ever after before long. I laughed, cried and sighed as the story went on. My husband laughed at me but I don't care, I'm used to it. :) The story is told from the third person perspective and it's really fun to see both sides as the couple struggles with their unexpected feelings for one another. Inara Scott is such a talented voice in the romance genre. Her ability to tell a compelling story really translates into any genre she tries her hand at. I cannot wait to read her next endeavor.

    2019-05-14 19:11

    Sıradan bir roman bence..

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-05-03 23:08

    Also at http://sillymelody.blogspot.comI 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 attack 4. A good attorney is always prepare (kinda like the Boy Scouts motto)5. Never let them see you sweat6. When you're offered the deal of a lifetime, smileAll those are very good rules to follow, somehow they get thrown out the window when she comes across Brit Bencher. Now he's a guy who is oozing of charm and sex appeal, who wouldn't swoon over that. Plus, they don't call him The Slayer for nothing. Brit did some research on Tori and found out that she represents a very important person, Garth Solen. Which would be fabulous if he could get his sister Melissa a job working at Solen Labs. All he needs is Tori's help. However, he goes about it the wrong way. Now the question are: will Brit be able to fix the blunder or will he not get a chance? Can his charm save the day or is he just out of luck there?My thoughts: Loved it! I mean first off you gotta love when the hero has a nickname, especially when it's "The Slayer." That's just fabulous! Second of you have to appreciate a strong will women who isn't so easily charm by a handsome devil of a man and is willing to stand her ground. However, that could be a disadvantage at the same time. However, you come to understand why Tori has built up these walls. Life can be pretty jacked up, but its how you handle them that will make or break you. So, I hope you get a chance to check out this book, because it's a lot of fun. You know you want to read about a guy with the nickname of "The Slayer."So, see ya next time and happy reading.

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-05-08 02:08

    Reviewed By~PattiReview 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 together. Brit learns many things about his relationship with his family, his attitude about business and also what success and happiness really mean. Tori realizes that you need to live your life for yourself and that letting other people determine what makes you happy is a huge mistake. They begin to look at where they are in life and also revisit old dreams and desires. What do you do when the life you are living isn’t the life that makes you happy? Reading this made me think about what dreams I may want to resurrect and also who I am trying to make happy. Is it me or am I doing what I think is expected of me?This is an author I will definitely be reading again.Favorite Quote: “These breasts?” He looked at them, incredulous. “These breasts could never be in the way. Shame on you for suggesting such a thing. Now this thong, on the other hand…” He motioned toward it with a mocking grin. “This thong is absolutely unnecessary.”

  • life's a fairy tale
    2019-04-28 21:13

    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" her {if you can even call it that} he falls in love with her. Tori is smart and puts two and two together and gets SUPER mad {seriously, it's not THAT big of a deal}. She "breaks" up with him until they obviously get back together in the end. Tori is a workaholic and has zero personality aside from work, work, work. I LOVED the airport scene at the end, that made the book for me. I think I would feel completely differently if maybe I got to know BOTH of the main characters more aside from her being a crazy workaholic and him, well, I don't even really know him aside from him thinking he needed to raise his family even though both of his parents are still alive. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. It's a really short book. I found it because it was being compared to 50 Shades but it was really nothing like that.

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-05-08 19:19

    Love the blurb, but the reviews seem lacking... maybe.

  • ஐ฿υκєτஐ
    2019-05-08 00:12

    Pek beklediğim gibi çıkmadı.İdare ederdi işte.

  • Venus Blancia
    2019-04-27 23:23

    Please excuse the cover. It is really is an exaggeration or I missed it, but this short story features a feisty heroine over man's world of money, power, and glory.

  • Valérie
    2019-04-27 02:25

    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'ont ni le temps ni l'envie, leur relation se déplace lentement et se construit au fil des pages par petites touches. Lisa est une célibataire normale, proche de la trentaine, overbookée entre sa mère malade, son travail et accessoirement la chasse à son chat récalcitrant, elle est très impliquée dans son travail aussi lorsqu'elle rencontre pour la première fois Brit Bencher ce n'est pas son physique d'apollon qui l'intéresse mais comment négocier au mieux le contrat pour son ami et client. Brit quant à lui est ce qu'on appellerait un playboy, il cherche à conclure un contrat et si pour cela il doit mentir et séduire l'avocate de la partie adverse pour remporter grâce à ses confidences la partie, il n'hésitera pas. Par contre ce à quoi il ne s'attendait pas c'est de trouver en face de lui une femme qui sait ce qu'elle veut et est prête à le défier.J'ai beaucoup apprécié que l'auteure campent deux protagonistes réalistes, ils sont normaux avec leurs défauts et leurs qualités, Lisa se concentre tellement sur sa carrière qu'elle laisse la vie s'écouler sans vraiment en profiter, mais le côté brut et sexy de Brit lui fait tomber peu à peu ses défenses et elle commence à rêver que se laisser un peu aller ne peut que lui faire du bien. Lorsqu'elle découvre le mensonge de celui-ci le choc est rude mais Brit le tombeur ne s'avoue pas vaincu et une véritable bataille du charme est mise en route. C'est vraiment une romance adorable avec deux héros très sympathiques et attachants, s'y ajoute de l'humour avec des dialogues enlevés ainsi que de jolies scènes sensuelles peu conventionnelles. C'est une véritable romance non dépourvue de profondeur, qui aborde des sujets aussi sensible que la maladie avec la mère de Lisa, mais aussi l'amour de la famille qui parfois vous fait faire plus de mal que de bien. Le récit est à la troisième personne et c'est un choix pertinent qui nous permet de voir les réactions et les actions des deux personnages, nous sommes les spectateurs de ce couple aux prises avec leurs sentiments inattendus pour l'un comme pour l'autre.

  • Michelle Christine Kua
    2019-05-12 01:31

    “Is there any chance we can forget that night ever happened?” – Tori“If only I could, but you said, and I quote, ‘Maybe another time’. Those words haunt me, Tori, They haunt me.” - BritLord, save me from the CEO trying to play lawyer” – Tori(view spoiler)[“You’re determined to cast yourself as your mother, and me as your father. You refuse to accept the possibility that maybe there’s a man out there who’s worth taking a chance on. And yes, I know I didn’t exactly start out the right way, but things have changed. At least, they have for me. I don’t want you for a month, Tori, I thought that would be enough but it itsn’t. I want more. I want to rub your shoulders as you fall asleep. I want to cook you breakfast in the morning. I want you to come away with me because you can see that work isn’t the most important thing in the world. – John “Brit” Bencher(hide spoiler)](view spoiler)[“I love you, Brit. I know you don’t feel the same way, and maybe never will. But I’m tired of giving up before I start. I’m tired of spending more time with my damn BlackBerry that the only person in the world who makes me feel alive. I want to go to Scotland with you, if the offer still stands.” - Tori (hide spoiler)]Hot shot playboy meets the over-achiever lawyer, when the two collides for a company deal and discovers a link to help his sister in revenge for her ex-boyfriend, Tori is too smart to think that the “slayer” Brit would want him because she is not an actress or a model, but it an unexpected twist love unfolds between the two of them and they realize it when its too late. After reading a lot of romance novels, all I can say is one thing – Passionate sex eventually leads into emotional attachment (this is sooo true after reading so much romance novels, it all ends up the same but its still worth the read and effort) But the story is nice and dramatic .

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-05 00:15

    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. He suddenly shows more than a professional interest in Tori that leaves her wondering if there is more to him than just being a playboy. Can she let down her emotional walls for the possibility of love or is Brit just playing her as part of the contract negotiations?I loved this story. Tori was such a great character, that was so strong and seemed to have everything under control. She had a successful career as an attorney and was able to take care of her ailing mother. The only thing that she was missing was love. When Brit presented the opportunity for a romantic fling, I'm so glad that she took a chance because even though she didn't want to admit it, she was lonely. She realized that all her friends had loved ones and families while she just had a cat. Brit, on the other hand, was so used to micromanaging everyone in his life including his siblings. Tori made him want more out of his own life instead of trying to run everyone else's. This was a delightful romantic story that makes you believe in taking chances on love and that everyone can find their happy ending.

  • Aleeshas2
    2019-05-16 01:37

    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 the book as it definitely is not the only one to jump on the band wagon. This is just me venting out my fustrations in regards to this irritating recurring character, this book just happened to be read at the Wrong moment and the wrong time for me.A positive would be that although Brit. was a cliche character I liked the headstrong personality of the girls who's name escapes. me.....Tori.. I found the story slow, basic and nothing particulary special. It was quite predictable. The relationship wasnt that good, the characters lacked a certain amount of depth. overall, I have to say I found the story line to 'Easy' and predictable ,and I didn't really enjoy the characters I'm feeling harsh. 1.5 stars

  • Erica
    2019-05-01 18:13

    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 them.The chemistry between Tori and Brit just leaped off the page. There were some hot scenes between them, but there were also quite a few scenes that were just absolutely adorable. Any scene with Betsy were easily some of my favorites of the book. I am really eager to read more romance from Inara Scott! Rules of Negotiation was just an absolute gem, and I loved it!

  • Jaylyn Rodriguez
    2019-05-21 01:15

    I'm on page 23 of this book and it is currently interesting. I'm definitely 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. Anywho over all I did enjoy reading this book. Until then lovely book readers. Enjoy

  • Biba
    2019-04-27 01:37

    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.

  • Aldy
    2019-05-25 19:18

    Amé como ella siempre lo encaraba con las cosas que hacía mal, como sus daddy issues, no le deja pasar una, si algo le parece que está mal, estaba ahí diciéndoselo frente a frente.En muuchas cosas me sentí igual a Tori, eso de que te concentras en lo profesional tanto, en ser excelente después de la perdida de alguien y te olvidas de vivir más relajada, de disfrutar con la gente que se va incorporando a tu vida.Fue muy amoroso Brit, quien incluso llegó a dejar todo su imperio, se presentó 2 veces si mal no me equivoco para hacerle admitir lo que sentían, a pesar de que ella lo rechazaba e incluso cuando al final, tras la muerte de su madre, ella aparece, la recibe sin reproches <3!Otra vez repito lo que dije en otro libro de esta autora, es genial leer que los personajes son gente inteligente, con metas, que va al trabajo y no es que de pronto están 1 mes en una isla paradisíaca (ojo, me gustan esas historias pero casi todas son así, es bueno leer gente con una rutina "normal" -aunque estos naden en plata-) “You just figured this out about me? Brit, I do what I have to do to make partner. That’s all. That’s what I’m living for.”“But that makes no sense!” He pushed off the counter and stalked toward her. “You are a beautiful, intelligent, vibrant woman. Why do you punish yourself this way?”“You may not know this,” Tori retorted, “but some of us need our jobs. Some of us need to know that when the bill comes from the nursing home, they’ll have the money to pay it.”“I get that, I do.” Brit ran his fingers through his hair in frustration. “I don’t get the way you do it. You treat everything that’s not work like it’s an annoyance. A distraction from what really matters.”“No. It won’t. But I sure as hell can make sure I don’t repeat her mistakes.”“Ah. I see.” Brit dropped his hand. “You’re determined to cast yourself as your mother, and me as your father. You refuse to accept the possibility that maybe there’s a man out there who’s worth taking a chance on. And yes, I know I didn’t exactly start out the right way, but things have changed. At least, they have for me.”Tori’s throat caught. “What changed?”“I don’t want you for a month, Tori. I thought that would be enough but it isn’t. I want more. I want to rub your shoulders as you fall asleep. I want to cook you breakfast in the morning. I want you to come away with me because you can see that work isn’t the most important thing in the world.”Her mother’s voice echoed in Tori’s head. Before you trust a man, Tori, ask yourself, Where will you be if he leaves you? How will you keep going after he’s gone?“I’m sorry,” she said. “Work is the most important thing to me. I can’t afford to take this weekend off. Not for anyone.”He threw up his hands in frustration. “So that’s it? You’re ready to give it all up for a weekend in the office?”“Give what up? Give up a short-term affair with a man who is running away from his own life and trying to reclaim his lost youth? Sorry if that doesn’t sound more promising than a lifelong career.” Tori knew she was lashing out at him, perhaps unfairly, but it seemed vitally important that he stop looking at her with those solemn, sad eyes. He needed to feel a little of the heartbreak that was enveloping her.“I screwed up a lot of things in my life, Tori. I worked too hard for too long. I tried to order around my family like they were a bunch of unruly kids. I’m lucky they didn’t disown me. But I’m ready to start over. You’re determined to stay here in this empty, hollow house, running in your hamster wheel, terrified to let anyone into your life. Who’s running away? Me, or you?”“You knew what I had to offer,” Tori said, closing her mind to any further attacks. “We said one month, no commitments. I kept my end of the bargain.”“Well, I didn’t.” Brit looked around the room, and Tori could feel him cataloging the dust on the appliances, and the stack of dishes in the sink. “I wasn’t ready to walk away from you. That’s why I asked you to come to Scotland. But now I wonder if maybe I was wrong. Maybe you don’t want to start over. Maybe I should walk away.”“Please, go right ahead,” Tori said, her heart breaking in tiny, tingling pieces. “It isn’t as though I wasn’t expecting it.”“If I leave, I’m not coming back,” Brit warned, his dark brows pulled together, his eyes boring into her as if they could see into her very soul. “You say I’m trying to reclaim my lost youth, and maybe that’s true. I wasn’t happy with the life I was living, and I’m starting something new. I want you to come with me, but I understand if that’s not possible.”Tori’s entire body felt as if it had become a single, open wound. She stifled a cry of pain. “You’re not playing fair. You’ve got a perfect family, and a job, and money, and it’s all waiting for you when you come back.” She slammed down her cup on the counter, her entire body trembling with restrained emotion. “You’ve got everything to come back to and I’ve got nothing, Brit. Nothing but Goddamn Karl Bulcher!”Brit paused. “You’re right. You’re absolutely right.”Tori blinked. “What? You mean…”“I mean, I can’t ask you to give that up.” He strode forward and pulled her into a quick embrace. “You need to get some sleep. I’ll stay at a hotel tonight. You won’t hear from me again. I hope things work out for you, Tori. I really do.”Then, as quickly as he had come, Brit turned around and left.Tori’s scars went far deeper than he’d imagined. It would take a bulldozer to get her away from her job.He forced himself to keep driving, even though every muscle in his body screamed at him to turn around. He was done trying to fix people. He had reached out to her and she’d pushed him away. He had to move on. It wasn’t as if they were married. They weren’t even dating, according to Tori. He’d tried to change the boundaries of their relationship—if one could even call it that—and she’d said no.End of story.Without missing a beat he dropped onto one knee. “Tori Anderson, love of my life, I have no ring to slip on your finger. I have no job and a lousy apartment that feels like a movie set. The only thing I have to offer is my heart and my love. Will you accept?”A fresh wave of tears welled up in her eyes. “Oh yes. Yes!”He jumped to his feet and kissed her with all the passion and love she never thought she’d have. The tears slid down her cheeks, healing her, making her whole.“We will create something new together,” he said. “Just the two of us.”She nodded and held him close. Tori’s Rules of Negotiation Number Six: When you’re offered the deal of a lifetime, smile. And never let it go.

  • Clemence D
    2019-05-21 01:29

    Je n'ai pas réussi a rentrer dans l'histoire. Ce livre se lit rapidement et bien comme toutes les romances de type Harlequin mais le côté trop "tiré par les cheveux" de l'histoire lui font défaut.A contrario, des thèmes comme la maladie d'Alzheimer et la dépression y sont traité mais l'auteur s'est contenté de les survoler alors que si elle les avaient plus approfondis on aurait pu avoir quelque chose de moins bateau, déjà vu... dommage !Les personnages principaux, même s'il manque un peu d'approfondissement et de nuance, ne sont pas si mal. Je les trouve même un peu attendrissant au vue de leurs déboires personnels.En bref, je ne recommanderais pas ce livre qui est sans intérêts pour moi.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-13 20:21

    So am guessing there is no middle grown?! She quits her job? No support from him? He has a full life, family, job and money… she has mmmm her work so yeah instead of getting help or finding a middle grown in her work she just let go of it all just like that.He took advantage of her at first and she just takes him back? Seriously.Am sorry I listen to the audiobook till the end but I hate it I really did, I had read the reviews beforehand thinking it was worth it but for me it was a total waste of my time. I love romance but the guy was worthless and she was in serious need of self-esteem little self love and a understanding of how to balance work and life.Am really sorry I don’t normally have so bad opinions but the book just cross me the wrong way.

  • Jennifer Murillo
    2019-04-28 23:23

    Really sweet, but a lot of heartache to go through to get to the HEALoved the complexity of the characters but sometimes personally it's hard for me to read so much angst without enough payoff... and I wish the relationship had been more fleshed out... this could definitely been a much longer book but it was a good short read.

  • Jessica Vargas
    2019-05-17 19:10

    Lo unico interesante es que la chica era abogada; pero bien mala, osea como es posible que perdono tan rapido es que no te enseñaron en la escuela de derecho que quien la hace una vez lo vuelve hacer, la verdad que el final no me gusto; esta bien escrito y todo tenia bastante material; pense que iba a dar mas pero....

  • Kitty
    2019-05-02 02:35

    The story revolves around Tory who is fobic for her own fears and has made rules on her mothers saying. The story lacks punch that makes you feel for Brit or Tori. Its not a romantic story but a story of a fool lady who is in her own world

  • Erica D`souza
    2019-05-01 22:33

    Got boring towards the end. The story is predictable.

  • Tracy
    2019-04-25 23:24

    Breaking The Rules Is Such FunForget 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 company's lawyer out of the room and starts...flirting with her? What kind of Bizzaro world has she suddenly stepped into? All Tori knows is that it's making her defensive and wary. She has no idea what Brit wants with her, especially when he asks her to dinner.Brit has an ulterior motive, it's true. One look at Tori, though, and he knows she's a worthy opponent. His plan is simple and his motivation is well-intentioned. What could go wrong? He doesn't see the glimmers of vulnerability beneath Tori's fierce exterior. He's not looking for that, it would ping his conscience too much. After all, when a man is planning to woo a woman in order to get an in with another of her clients, he's not exactly acting honorably. It's justified, though, if he can help his sister. Anything is.Except there's a fly in his oily ointment. Playboy Brit isn't expecting the connection that springs up between him and Tori. He doesn't expect to like her as much as he does. He's unprepared for the pull of intense attraction. And suddenly Brit's wavering between grinding desire and crushing responsibility, relieved that Tori at least doesn't know why he first pursued her.And we all know how long that's going to last.~*~What a nifty bite of sexy, fun, touching romance! I love the characters that Scott writes, they have realistic issues and very human failings and they always strike a chord in me. It's not so much a matter of them being realistic or believable so much as it is the real sense of genuineness about them. They make sense to me. They're exactly who they should be given their backstory and their life, and they act, speak, and think accordingly.I'm probably explaining that badly but it's a very good thing, and something I find surprisingly rare in romance fiction.The plot of the book didn't seem groundbreaking to me, but Scott's sharp writing and my appreciation for her characters made it quite a tasty little read. Not only did I really enjoy Brit and Tori as individuals, they had a chemistry that was sometimes contentious, but always spicey and hot. They fit very nicely together and I enjoyed seeing them go toe-to-toe as much as I did when they were lip-to-lip.I really loved Tori. Her intelligence and the blend of emotional insecurity and steely strength really worked for me. I loved how she figured Brit out and the actions she took as a result; I respected it and got a chuckle out of that whole morning at the ball field. Call me twisted, but few things tickle me more than a male who's royally screwed up...and who is completely oblivious to it.The secondary characters were great and added quite a bit to the story despite an economy of attention. Seeing Brit's brothers and sister, niece and nephews helped explain a lot about who Brit is and what he's spent his life focusing on - and why. The sibling relationships felt very natural and organic...and charmingly frustrating as only sibling relationships can be. It also created a bit of a vacuum on Tori's side, highlighting how barren her life is. Which, really, is the point.I do wish that Tori's fanaticism with her work had been even more clearly delineated throughout the book and I wish her mother's storyline had evolved a bit differently so the end didn't feel quite as conveniently timed. That said...there were some gut-wrenching, tear-inducing moments late in the book concerning some journal passages. Wow - they packed a hell of an emotional punch. I have to admit, it had me in tears and touched my heart. Nicely done.In fact, the whole read was nicely done. Sexy, sweet, with moments of humor, tension, and sorrow, the emotional gamut was well-run throughout. I liked it very much. And for the record, I'm not at all surprised that Scott wrote something that charmed me, entertained me, and made me smile. In my experience, that seems to be a habit she has. May she never break it.~*~*~*~Reviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another.

  • Evie
    2019-04-27 18:34

    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 planned until Brit comes in the picture and throws her a curve ball. Brit is a CEO extraordinaire. He's young, handsome, wealthy, and his biggest flaw is he only dates women that look out of a magazine (well, truth be told-- he does date women who pose for a magazine, amongst others). Brit steps in and makes a few changes to the deal his company is trying to close, his only purpose is to seduce the woman that can get access to the one person he seeks. The last thing he counts on is that the woman, Tori, is a worthy opponent. She's like no woman he's ever met before, and so the challenge begins. Brit wants a one night stand. Tori wants nothing. Brit proves her she feels the same electric current he feels for her. Tori admits the attraction goes both ways, yet she'll have none of him. She doesn't understand why a man like him would be interested in someone like her. It doesn't take Brit long to realize his original purpose in his pursuit of Tori has changed. What is supposed to be a weekend one time fling leaves him wanting more. The same as Brit, Tori wants more but she isn't willing to have her heart broken. God knows, she doesn't want history to repeat itself. Tori is too sharp a woman and discovers in no time Brit's original intentions towards her. She gives him a piece of her mind, and leaves him determined never to see him again. Unfortunately it already is too late for Brit to take it all back and ignore his feelings. Never has he felt the way he feels, no one has ever challenged him the way Tori has. As for Tori, if she could take it all back and start over she would, but all she can do is leave it all in the past and move on. Of course, one needs to be the wiser of the two, and that is when the truth of each other's feelings comes out, and they have to decide whether to deal with it or to walk away. I read this story in one day. It is my total kind of contemporary romance. Good story line, believable characters, great pace, nice level of steam (yeah-- I love the way the love scenes were described), great arguments/dialogue. I can go on and on, but in a nutshell, the story had a check mark on everything I like in romance. Blurb: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?

  • Anna
    2019-05-01 01:09

    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't even suspect it, with low self esteem, who waits that said hero to "wake" her up and make her love herself and her life. The hero's motives of flirting with the heroine are shady, heroine learns all about it but by the time they have already fallen in love so everything is fixed in paradise.That's the story of Rules of Negotiation and honestly nothing more. I know it was obvious from the summary of the book that this would be the story, but I always expect that something is added, something that will make you remember the story, maybe the characters, or a spin in the narration, anything. Unfortunately with this book, nothing new was added. And although it was a fun and quick read, it can't really stand out among all the other books with a similar story out there.Before I say anything else, I want to point that Inara Scott's writing style is really fresh and effective and that was what I most enjoyed in this book. The story itself of the book couldn't really grab my interest, but it was written in such a way that I wasn't bored or tired. And for a book that couldn't hold my interest, that means a lot.The romantic plot was a bit forced for me. I mean, I didn't even have the time to adjust to the idea that Brit and Tori were lightly flirting and BOOM! they move into a whole other territory of making out. Honestly, I just had the sense that everything progressed way too quickly between them. I felt like I was a bit forced to see the attraction between them and I just couldn't see any of it.Another thing that I didn't really like in this story was that the plot was a bit loose. From the summary, we get the idea that Brit wants something very essential for his family from Tori, and for that he seduces her. Now, should what he needed was indeed very important, I honestly wouldn't mind the way he treated Tori. But to seduce a woman, just for something like that, is unethical. Surely it's unethical on both accounts, but at least if it's a matter of life and death you can forgive someone the lengths he goes to succeed. But Brit, has no excuses. And I simply couldn't really like him after that. He kind of reminded me a spoiled kid who does anything to achieve whatever he wants.Tori was a far kinder character, and someone I enjoyed reading about but still, their story and their romance was nothing I will remember of.All in all, Rules of Negotiation was a light and fun read but don't expect fireworks from it. You will be disappointed. It's not exactly not worth your time, but not something to go crazy over either.

  • Satıgül Yüksek
    2019-05-21 20:28

    Maalesef çerezlik kitaplardan biri daha :)Her zaman ki gibi, zengin ve yakışıklı bir iş adamımız var,adı Brit Bencher, kendisi Excorp şirketlerinin Ceo'su ailesine düşkün biri , kardeşleri ve yeğenleri için yapamayacağı şey yok,bu uğurda kullanmakta sakınca görmeyeceği insanda ve güzel avukatımız Tori de bunlardan biri..Brit'in kız kardeşi Melissa özel hayatında yaşadığı bir travmadan sonra kendi kabuğuna çekilir,Brit in onu iyileştirmek için aklına gelen plansa kardeşinin çalışmayı çok istediği ünlü Solen Laboratuvarının sahibi Garth Solen e ulaşmak, Britt kendince kardeşinin iş hayatına yoğunlaşırsa hayatına yeniden devam etmeye başlayacağını düşünüyor ..Tori Anderson oldukça akıllı ve işiyle yatıp kalkan bir kadın, alzheimer hastası bir annesi onu terk eden bir nişanlısı ve bir de kedisi var , en azından vardı :) hem arkadaşı hemde müvekkili Jerry nin Excorp şirketleriyle yapacağı ortaklık için, sözleşme şartlarını konuşmak üzere New York a şirketin sahibi Brit Bencher ile görüşmeye gidiyor..Ve Brit in aradığı fırsatı bizzat ayağına götürüyor zira Brit in yaptığı araştırmalar sonucu Garth Solen e ulaşabilen sınırlı sayıda insanlardan biri de Tori ve Brit bu fırsatı değerlendirmek için zaman kaybetmiyor şirket sözleşmesinin yapılacağı gün Tori ye kur yapmaya başlıyor ve çekiciliğini kullanarak onu kendisine aşık etmeyi deniyor, aklınca Solen in telefon numarasını eline geçirecek ve bir kaç güzelde gece...Hikayenin gerisi standart, önce bir gecelik başlayan ilişki, bir aylık bir süreye uzuyor, sonra aşık oluyorlar falan filan , ikili arasındaki diyalogları pek beğenmedim, gereksiz sohbetler ve uzatmalarla sıkıldığım bir kitap oldu, karakterleri pek sevemedim, aşkları da beni hiç etkilemedi desem yalan olmaz :))Bencher Family, Britt - Melissa ve Ross kardeşlerin hikayelerini anlatan 3 Kitaplık bir seri 1- Gözde Bekar ( Britt and Tori)2- The Boss Fake Fiancee ( Melissa and Garth)3- Falling for Mr. Wrong ( Ross and Kelsey )