Title: The Schemer
Author: Avery Flynn
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Where I got it: ARC from Netgalley
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 one meeting didn’t turn into a fake date that turned into more. Way more. Like naked and hot as hell more.
The last thing either of them wants is to catch feelings for someone who is so obviously not their type. Good thing that will never happen. Right?
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 apartment building, and they don’t get off to the best start.
If I had one complaint about this book, it would be that there were TOO many characters to keep track of. We have Everly and Tyler, but then there is a side story about Helene and Alberto, Alberto’s son Carlo and his fiancé Irena, then there are Helene’s kids, and so on. It was confusing, especially since I didn’t read the first two books in the series.
Anyway, back to this story. I enjoyed the banter between Everly and Tyler, and it was fun to watch them fall in love, despite the fact they both were in denial about it. There was a side story with Irena, who was Tyler’s ex-fiancée that I found pretty stupid. It just wasn’t necessary.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.