Great love story. I did not want it to end.
Great I really enjoyed it.
I'm soo glad that I have read other Linda Howard books before I read this one. I enjoy her as an author, but if this had been my first book from her, I doubt I would have read another. Corny, cliched, dated. I could not stand the poor, fragile heroine or the macho hero, so I ended up speed-reading through the book. I could not finish it fast enough. Even the ending was corny.
Not too bad. This is the sequel to Sarah's Child.
Sweet entry in the Sarah's Child, Almost Forever, Bluebird Winter trilogy.
Just started reading Linda Howard and so far I like her books. Just that touch of mystery and suspense to keep you going. Similar in style to Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts so I can see this one doing just as well as them. Recommend lovers of Brown and Roberts to look into reading some of Linda Howard.
almost one of the best I have read by Linda Howard. She is such a
talented writer i try to read them all. this is a fast and "can't put
it down" book. From the back cover:
She didn't let any man close enough. He didn't let anything get in the way of his job--and his job was to lead a corporate takeover.
But Max Conroy needed information, so he set out to seduce Claire Westbrook. In the beginning it was simple..the facades, the distance--until Max found his loyalties put to the ultimate test and Claire dared to let down her defenses. Now it was more than a game of winners and losers. Now they were playing for the highest stakes of all.
you cant go wrong with Linda Howard, even her early books are still very good.
This was a wonderful book. They played by their own rules. But rules were neant to be broken.
They played by their own rules..She did not let any man close enough. He didn't let anything get in the way of his job- & this job was to lead a corporate takeover. But Max Conroy needed information, so he set out to seduce Claire Westbrook. But the rules were meant to be broken...
In the beginning it was simple-the facades, the distance-until Max found his loyalties put to the ultimate test and Claire dared to let down her defenses. Now it was more tahn a game of winners and losers. Now they were playing for the highest stakes of all.
This is the same ISBN, although has a prettier, floral cover. :)
I loved this book! Linda Howard's older novels (like this one) are so much better than her newer stuff. In my opinion. The romance in this! Awww, I really enjoyed it. I recommend it.
This is a pinkish cover.I believe it might be a older version of this book. I found the book to be very passionate as this is how others have described Linda Howard's writing.
Companion book to "Sarah's Child." Early Linda Howard- its dated but a good, quick read.
Claire Westerbrook finds it hard to believe that handsome Max Conroy can be interested in her. Than she discovers he used her to get information on her boss so that they can takeover his company. Good story.
He was the most fascinating man she'd ever met . . .
Claire Westerbrook found it hard to believe that Max Conroy was truly interested in her. Then she discovered he wasn't -- he just wanted information about her boss. Max was studying her company for a takeover and had decided the quickest way to make it happen was through her.
Now Claire wants nothing to do with a man who could deceive her with so little remorse. But Max isn't leaving Houston without acquiring everything he wants. And that includes Claire .
She didn't let any man close enough. He didn't let anything get in the way of his job leading corporate takeovers. But he needed information and planned to seduce her. It was simple, until his loyalties were put to the test and she dared to let down her defenses. Now they're playing for the highest stakes of all.
I loved, loved, loved this book. I couldn't put this book down. Even though this book took me only a day to read, I place that soul on the fact that I never left the couch to even eat until I finished this book.
This book had nothing to do with anything supernatural. It made this book that much more exciting. I could picture the characters like it was someone I knew.
This book was about an everyday woman named Claire Westerbrook. After only a few years she's come to except the lose of her unborn child and the lost of her marriage. She's learned to live on her own, find a job she loves for a person she respects and live without the financial help from her ex-husband who's rich and remarried with child number two on the way.
Then enters Max Conroy. A man who's more intense then he seems. With the face and body of a model and the intellect to match his drive he's a man to be recon with. He's been sent to find information to help with his company's corporate take over. Then he meet's Claire, the secretary to the company CEO and Vice President.
His job was clear. Gather the information needed by any means necessary. What he didn't expect was to meet a person like Claire. With her silence and facade that cover's the intense and vulnerable person within. Max begins to fall for Claire and peruses her without remorse. When she begins to fall in love with Max and finds out the real reason he perused her she's determined to keep Max at arms length.
Can max break down her walls and get her to believe in him again. Can she trust a man that meet her under false pretense.
I'd like to start by saying that I loved this book so much that now I'm trying to get this book in hardcover so that I can add it to by library. I love books and this one was a keeper.
This book is in a series and I haven't read the other book yet, but I can't wait to read it.
Their were many parts in this book that made me cringe, want to cry, and laugh. Claire Westerbrook is a beautiful woman who feels like she's below average. She feels like she can't compete with the females in her family or those around her. Max Conroy is instantly in love and protective of Claire from the moment he meets her at a party. Those feelings don't diminish if anything they increase.
It's unfortunate that Max is there to gathering information about Claire's boss in preparation for a company takeover. It's surprising and most unwelcome when he finds himself falling in love with Claire. He wishes he wasn't, but he can't deny that from the beginning she was meant to be his. Even after Claire discovers the truth and wants nothing to do with Max, he's not willing to let her go. He knows he hurt her and he' willing to do anything to make amends. He's dominate, protective and at times overwhelming. Still no matter how much she tries to deny him she can't help but still love him.