Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Negotiator...

Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her.

His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible.

But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good?

Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE
* The Negotiator
* The Charmer
* The Schemer
September 25, 2017  |  289 pages
(Read from Feb 3, 2018 to Feb 10, 2018)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Entertainment, 20% Literature
Writing Quality:
Low High
Low High

Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
I love this My Fair Lady retelling. Hudson and Felicia are a great couple, although it takes them a while to realize it. He's a rich charmer with a secret. She's an adorkable scientist with a crush on one of his friends. He's agreed to help her get Tyler, although he wants her for himself. What could go wrong? There are some editing issues that can pull you out of the story at times. Otherwise, though, a fun and fast read with some steamy scenes, plenty of LOLs as well as a few touching moments  (+1 vote)