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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 of the tracks.
Color him shocked when Everly refuses to help, insisting she should have run him over in the parking garage when she had the chance. Harsh. But possibly deserved. Tyler may have spent the last few months reveling in annoying the fiery gallery owner with a dark past, but he’s got secret leverage she can’t refuse.
If only they could stop trying to one-up each other long enough to realize the pranks are nothing more than foreplay. Of course, he figures it out quicker. He's smart like that. Too bad Everly wants nothing to do with him. Or does she? Wait. What is she up to now?
For a man who’s always scheming, the best-laid plans never felt so good falling apart…
Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE
* The Negotiator
* The Charmer
* The Schemer
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Review: Harbor City 3: The Schemer
The Schemer by Avery Flynn is the third book in her Harbor City series. Another flirty, fun, sexy, romantic story told in dual POV between Tyler Jacobson and Everly Ribinski. This can be read as a standalone but is better read in series order. Each book continues with another couples story along a progressing timeline.
Tyler has worked extremely hard to egt where he is. He is now rubbing shoulders and doing business with the Harbor City elite, regardless of his blue-collar birth place across the harbor. Voice coaching to get rid of his "wrong side of the tracks" accents and always a plan laid out at least six-steps ahead. He excels at reading people which is why he is beyond baffled at the epic failure of his first meeting with Everly, his upstairs neighbor and all-around beautiful woman. Although, it may have something to do with him placing his foot in his mouth in EPIC proportions the very first time they met - maybe.
Everly has successfully opened her own art gallery and is making it, barely, but she is doing it. She is proud of where she came from, not embarrassed by her blue-collar background at all. When Tyler suggests a voice coach for her accent her hackles are up right away, but she manages to not tear him down, he is, after all, her downstairs neighbor. But when he just keeps stepping it where she is concerned a feud begins between them. One that enjoys just as much one-on-one time (sex) as it does fighting. But can Tyler ever get past her lack of embarrassment at her upbringing or trust that she can fit into the upper-crust niche he himself is trying to squeeze into?
Feisty, sexy to the max, laugh out loud funny and a bit emotional too, this was well-written, well-paced and decent page-turner. Enjoy!
Loved Tyler and Everly!
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, sassy and hard to ignore gallery owner that owns her working class roots and proudly displays them. The chemistry is of the charts and the dialogue is whitey and real. Loved everything about this enemies to lovers romance.
Fun, layered characters
Smart, entertaining read. I loved the characters of Tyler and Everly. On the outside, Tyler seemed to have it all, but in reality, he was doing whatever it took to run away from his upbringing. That depth kept him relatable and vulnerable in a way that had me hoping he would eventually discover good things in his past that he could embrace going forward. Everly also had baggage, but she knew exactly who she was because of her background and wasn’t willing to change or hide that for anyone. Her passionate personality kept Tyler unbalanced and living in the moment (not looking 6 steps ahead as he’d been doing most of his adult life), having genuine emotion-based reactions. The push-and-pull dynamic of their interactions kept me engaged in their story, invested until the very end.