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Bestselling Author Collection
Harlequin
March 2010
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Featuring: Claire Westbrook; Max Conroy
480 pages
ISBN: 0373389892
EAN: 9780373389896
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Romance Contemporary

Also by Linda Howard:

After Sundown, December 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
After Sundown, April 2020
Hardcover / e-Book
The Woman Left Behind, November 2018
Mass Market Paperback
The Woman Left Behind, March 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
Troublemaker, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Frost Line, September 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Troublemaker, May 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
Lake of Dreams, May 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Duncan's Bride, April 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Mackenzie's Mission, April 2016
e-Book (reprint)
White Lies, March 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Mackenzie's Mountain, March 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Diamond Bay, February 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Heartbreaker, February 2016
e-Book (reprint)
Jeopardy, February 2016
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Shattered, December 2014
Paperback (reprint)
All That Glitters, August 2013
Hardcover (reprint)
Shadow Woman, January 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
Running Wild, December 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Prey, September 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
Veil Of Night, July 2011
Paperback
Ice, December 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Veil Of Night, August 2010
Hardcover
A Mother's Touch, May 2010
Paperback
Blood Born, May 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Almost Forever/For The Baby's Sake, March 2010
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Ice, November 2009
Hardcover
Burn, July 2009
Hardcover
Death Angel, May 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Tears Of The Renegade, March 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Under The Mistletoe, November 2008
Hardcover (reprint)
Raintree, October 2008
Trade Size
Death Angel, July 2008
Hardcover
Loving Evangeline, May 2008
Paperback
A Game Of Chance, May 2008
Paperback (reprint)
Up Close and Dangerous, July 2007
Hardcover
Raintree: Inferno, May 2007
Paperback
Drop Dead Gorgeous, December 2006
Paperback
Sarah's Child, August 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Cover of Night, July 2006
Hardcover
Killing Time, June 2006
Paperback (reprint)
MacKenzies' Honor, September 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Mackenzie's Legacy, August 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Killing Time, June 2005
Hardcover
To Die For, December 2004
Paperback
Kiss Me While I Sleep, July 2004
Hardcover
Cry No More, April 2004
Paperback
Dying to Please, November 2003
Mass Market Paperback
Kill and Tell, October 2003
Mass Market Paperback
White Lies, October 2003
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Strangers in the Night, November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Open Season, June 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Heartbreaker, February 2002
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Mr. Perfect, July 2001
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Tears Of The Renegade, January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
All the Queen's Men, June 2000
Mass Market Paperback
Under The Boardwalk, June 1999
Paperback
Now You See Her, May 1999
Mass Market Paperback
Independent Wife, April 1999
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Upon a Midnight Clear, November 1998
Mass Market Paperback
Night Moves, October 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Diamond Bay, June 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Against The Rules, June 1998
Paperback (reprint)
Cutting Edge, June 1998
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Dream Man, January 1998
Mass Market Paperback
Angel Creek, January 1998
Mass Market Paperback
After the Night, November 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Heart of Fire, October 1997
Mass Market Paperback
A Lady of the West, September 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Shades of Twilight, September 1997
Paperback
The Touch Of Fire, September 1997
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Son of the Morning, March 1997
Mass Market Paperback
Everlasting Love, May 1995
Mass Market Paperback
Midnight Rainbow, January 1986
Paperback
Trouble, November 0000
Paperback

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Taking the Long Way Home, March 2024
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Her Best Friend's Wedding, December 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Maverick's Surprise Son, July 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Summer Nights with the Maverick, July 2022
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
First Comes Baby..., March 2022
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Father of Her Sons, November 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Rancher's Summer Secret, July 2021
Paperback / e-Book
The Last One Home, May 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Home for the Baby's Sake, October 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Montana Country Legacy: An Unexpected Home, September 2020
e-Book
In Search of the Long-Lost Maverick, July 2020
e-Book
The Right Reason to Marry, December 2019
e-Book
A Husband She Couldn't Forget, October 2019
e-Book
Switched at Birth, May 2019
e-Book
A Maverick to (Re)Marry, July 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Lawman's Convenient Bride, May 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
A Bravo for Christmas, December 2016
Paperback / e-Book
James Bravo's Shotgun Bride, April 2016
Paperback / e-Book
The Maverick's Accidental Bride, June 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Not Quite Married, March 2015
Paperback / e-Book
A Bravo Christmas Wedding, November 2014
Paperback / e-Book
The Prince's Cinderella Bride, June 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Her Highness and the Bodyguard, March 2013
Paperback / e-Book
The Rancher's Christmas Princess, December 2012
Paperback
A Bravo Homecoming, October 2011
Paperback
Marriage, Bravo Style!, March 2011
Paperback
Donovan's Child, February 2011
Paperback
Mcfarlane's Perfect Bride, July 2010
Paperback
Almost Forever/For The Baby's Sake, March 2010
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Valentine Bride, February 2010
Mass Market Paperback
A Bravo's Honor, June 2009
Mass Market Paperback
The Stranger And Tessa Jones, January 2009
Mass Market Paperback
Having Tanner Bravo's Baby, October 2008
Mass Market Paperback
In Bed With The Boss, July 2008
Paperback
Valentine's Secret Child, February 2008
Paperback
A Bravo Christmas Reunion, December 2007
Paperback / e-Book
Midsummer Madness, September 2007
Mass Market Paperback
The Man Who Had Everything, July 2007
Mass Market Paperback
From Here to Paternity, May 2007
Paperback
Ralphie's Wives, March 2007
Paperback
Married in Haste, September 2006
Paperback
The Reluctant Cinderella, July 2006
Paperback
The Bravo Family Way, March 2006
Paperback
Bravo Unwrapped, December 2005
Paperback

Excerpt of Almost Forever/For The Baby's Sake by Linda Howard, Christine Rimmer

Anson Edwards sat alone in his big plush office, his fingers steepled as he weighed the strengths of his two lieutenants, wondering which of the two would be best to send to Houston. His own strength was his ability to analyze quickly and accurately, yet in this instance he didn't want to make a snap decision. His opponent—Sam Bronson—was an enigma, a man who played his cards close to his chest; it wouldn't do to underestimate him. Instinct told Anson that an overt takeover attempt on Bronson's metal alloy company would fail, that Bronson was wily enough to have hidden assets. Anson had to discover what those assets were, and their value, before he could realistically expect victory in his attempt to take Bronson Alloys under Spencer-Nyle's corporate umbrella. He knew that he could take control simply by offering much more than the company could possibly be worth, but that wasn't Anson's way. He had a responsibility to the stockholders of Spencer-Nyle, and he wasn't reckless. He would do what was necessary to take Bronson, but no more.

He could set a team of investigators on the job, but that would alert Bronson, and if Bronson were given any sort of warning he might be able to take evasive action that could drag into months. Anson didn't want this; he wanted things to be over quickly. The best bet would be one man, a man whom he could trust in any situation. He trusted both Rome Matthews and Max Conroy completely, but which man would be the best one for the job?

Rome Matthews was his handpicked, personally trained successor; Rome was tough, smart, fair, and he set out to win at everything he did. But Rome had a formidable reputation. He was far too well-known in business circles, and Houston was too close to Dallas for Anson to hope that no one would know him. Rome's very presence would trigger alarm in the business community.

Max Conroy, on the other hand, wasn't that well-known. People tended not to take him as seriously as they did Rome; it was those male-model looks of his, as well as the lazy, good-humored image he projected. People just didn't expect Max to work as hard at something as Rome would. But there was steel in Max Conroy, a ruthlessness that he kept skillfully disguised. That famous affability of his was only a pose; he kept the almost fearsome intensity of his character under strict control. Those who didn't know him were always completely fooled, expecting him to be more playboy than executive.

So it would have to be Max, who would have a better chance of quietly gathering information.

Anson picked up a file again, leafing through the pages of information about key personnel with Bronson Alloys. Nothing could be learned from Bronson himself; the man was wary, and a genius. But a chain was only as strong as its weakest link, and Anson was determined to find Bronson's weak link.

He came to the photograph of Bronson's assistant and paused. Bronson appeared to trust his assistant completely, though there was no hint of romance between them. Anson frowned as he studied the photograph; the woman was a pretty, dark-eyed blonde, but no great beauty. There was a reserved expression in her dark eyes. She had been married to Jeff Halsey, the heir of a wealthy Houston family, but they had divorced five years ago. She was thirty-one now and hadn't remarried. Anson checked her name: Claire Westbrook. Thoughtfully he leaned back in his chair. Would she be vulnerable to Max's seductive charm? It remained to be seen. Then he tapped the photograph in sudden decision. Claire Westbrook just might be the weak link in Bronson's chain.

Claire slipped through the double doors onto the terrace and walked to the waist-high fieldstone wall that separated the terrace from the flower garden. Resting her hands on the cool stone, she stared blindly at the garden, not seeing the masses of blooms that were highlighted by strategically placed lights. How could Virginia invite Jeff and Helene, knowing that Claire had accepted an invitation? She'd done it deliberately, of course; she'd been gloating at the shock that Claire hadn't been able to hide when her ex-husband arrived at the party with his beautiful, pregnant wife.

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