The Schemer by Avery Flynn

Posted January 31, 2018 in Review / 14 Comments

The Schemer by Avery Flynn

The Schemer

Series: Harbor City, #3
by Avery Flynn
Published by Entangled, Amara on February 5th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 300
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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

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?


How refreshing is it to finally read a “romantic comedy” that doesn’t rely on the standard tropes of hidden truths, lies, and omissions that occur between fledgling lovers???!!

I was so freakin’ pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this fun, new take on people trying to better their lives on “the other side of the tracks”. There was more to this story than the usual fluff, that’s for sure 🙂

Tyler Jacobson is trying to shed his blue collar roots (and accent) and get as far away as he can from where he grew up. He’s driven to prove that he’s as smart as all the other people he went to school with at the preparatory school, even if he was the scholarship student. After years of hard work, he eventually goes on to make millions in business consulting.

Everly Ribinski is Tyler’s new upstairs neighbor. Everly also leases the space below Tyler for her art gallery. On Everly’s move-in day, Tyler and Everly have quite the auspicious “meet-cute” in the hallway which leads to complete misunderstandings on both parts.

Now, this is right where I started to worry about the story becoming predictable. I held my breath, hung on, and you know what? I was so completely tickled with the direction the story took that I could NOT put this sexy little read down!! I was addicted to these two flawed characters and finding out how they were going to end up together. The refreshing part was that Tyler told Everly what he wanted all along. No hidden agendas, no lies, no games! Unfortunately, its all too good to be true.

Tyler was trying to prove himself smart but he was so stupid when it came to relationships. His character appeared to be pretty straightforward in the beginning of the story but later emerged as quite complex. Everly was just awesome the entire time. I loved her “take no prisoners” attitude to life. She would just as soon run Tyler over with her BMW and worry more about her car’s paint job than worry about Tyler… most likely 😉

Secondary characters added “flair” to the each of the main character’s back stories and had their own engaging personalities. And I really liked how the story resolved and came up to the ending. I didn’t really need the Epilogue but it was cute, none the less.

By the way, I did not read the previous books in the series but don’t worry, this book can totally stand on its own 🙂


About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.


About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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