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Almost Forever (Spencer-Nyle Co #2)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  2,451 ratings  ·  83 reviews
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.
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Published July 1st 1986 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 1986)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

I am torn when it comes to this book.

On one side there is:

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The main guy being a jerk  photo 3402580550.gif

The plot being awesome, with him deceiving her about his identity to get business information  photo 963779.gif

Seeing Rome and Sarah (characters from previous book) almost made me cry  photo 468813.gif

But then on the other side:

Again, the classic LH insta-love, and I mean uber-uber insta-love  photo 927261665.gif

Loads of scenes that go like this:

"You are such a jerk"
"Oh yeah? We'll see about that!"
And then he kissed her savagely!

or like this:

"I hate you
Max Conroy didn't let anything get in the way of his job—and his job was to lead a corporate takeover. But to do it, he needed information, the kind the lovely Claire Westbrook could provide. All he had to do was seduce her...

… 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.

This book is 20 years old. Is it dated? I suppose it is in a way. The clothing descriptions, no mobile phones. But Linda is a
I got a little cross with Max's actions and knew he would have to be pretty darn special to redeem himself but I am afraid he just wasn't. To make it even worse when Claire refused to be understanding and accept his apology he had the cheek to be upset with her about it, in fact he very much reminded me of a bully! Instead of romancing Claire and trying to gain back his trust he basically bullies her into bed and effectively tells her to just get over it and that she was gonna marry him. It's no ...more
Jane Stewart
I loved it. Great story. The author had interesting plot and characters that were refreshing.

I did not predict some of the details that would happen. This book was very enjoyable, creative and different from the typical romance novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. I don't want to give anything away because it is more fun to read without knowing what will happen. But I will provide the beginning of the plot, which is included on the back cover of the book. The setting is current day c
Max Conroy is sent by his boss to gather information about Bronson Alloys in order to facilitate a takeover. He identifies Claire Westbrook as the 'weak link' in the company, the secretary to Bronson himself. Max intends to seduce Claire and get the information out of her, or at least gain access to the office files. What he doesn't count on is finding her 'challenging' and 'attractive' and, of course, 'falling for her.'
Initially as Max gets to know Claire he is charming and kind, coaxing her ou
Indah Threez Lestari
437th - 2011

Nggak suka heroine-nya. Begi banget... membocorkan rahasia perusahaan begitu saja tanpa diminta sama cowok nggak dikenal. Nggak ada gosip lain buat dishare apa?

- beli obral dari ibu kost -
Jemma Gutierrez

"I've been going half-crazy, wanting you," he muttered rawly. "I know this was too fast, that you weren't ready for it, but I don't regret it. You're mine. Don't try to run away from me, love; stay with me tonight."

I love how Linda creates a satisfying and interesting plot worth pursuing and checking out for! Her stories has everything i want DOWN to the next level! I dont know, maybe i found my writer soul-mate who matches my taste in stories, character, love, thrill and
Adriana Fogaça
Spencer-Nyle Co. 2/3
Quase Eterno
Linda Howard
H.R. Romance 51

Antes de qualquer coisa, considero este livro recomendadíssimo.

É indiscutível que Linda Howard sabe como poucas, escrever um romance. Vide a Saga Família Mackenzie. Ela consegue nos prender a atenção com esses homens maravilhosos e prepotentes e com mocinhas sensíveis e apaixonadas (não bobas ou cegas).

Por isso acho que quando um novo livro de Linda Howard é editado ou por ventura um velho livro cair em suas mãos, procure dar atenção
Ms Fine
Max Conroy didn't let anything get in the way of his job—and his job was to lead a corporate takeover. But to do it, he needed information, the kind the lovely Claire Westbrook could provide. All he had to do was seduce her....
But when Claire dared to let down her defenses and open her heart to him, Max found his loyalties put to the ultimate test. Now his biggest risk wasn't a business deal, but what would happen when Claire discovered the truth.

I bought Almost Forever by Linda
I read the sequel because the first book of the series was pretty good, this book wasn't as good. But the characters were pretty likable. But it was easy to put down, which tells me I can't rate over 3 stars.
The style is definitely dated but I was mostly okay with the 80's vibe (I'm quite fond of Ye Olde Skool). My main problem was with the ending. Manly McStuddmuffin kept withholding information and Retiring Violetinksy kept rolling over for him. (view spoiler) ...more
This book is the ultimate insta-love story which was its biggest drawback for me. While the premise of the story was entertaining and reminded me slightly of a (very) distilled version of Paradise, solely based on the fact that both feature a hostile corporate takeover and were written in the late 80s/early 90s. While Paradise was a favorite for me, this story was just lacking the same sense of really getting to know the characters and watching their love blossom.

Claire is an executive assistan
Ceritanya khas HQ banget.
Ya iyalah, ini emang HQ gitu ngakak.
Tapi udah lupa sih ceritanya, lebih kayak intrik perusahaan gitu, terus ini ternyata bukunya lanjutannya Sarah's Child, makanya tau aja udah ada Sarah yang dah hidup bahagia sama Rome dan punya anak. Cuma emang ga baca Sarah's Child, soalnya gw ga tega #apacoba

Yang diinget paling cuma adegan pas di meja aja, kikikikik. Kalo adegan tertentu pasti deh itu aja yang dihapal :P
We met Max Conroy in Sarah's Child which I had read more than once. Unfortunately, I couldn't love Max like I love Rome Matthews. I couldn't describe it but for me, Max is just too arrogant, too selfish and too demanding. The plot is actually quite interesting and it always reminds me why I love Linda Howard's books. She can keep me interested in the story even if I did not like the main characters.
ชอบมากๆ ชอบพลอตบีบหัวใจจีดๆ อยางนี
แตหักไ 1.5 ดาวเพราะนางเอกยอมใหอภัยงายเกินไป
เปนเราตองใหพระเอกคุกเขา/รองไหขอโทษโนน ถึงจะยอม
It pissed me off, the first book I've read where I disliked both the hero and heroine.
Angelica Taggart
Airplane book - just distracting enough to make the flight shorter
This is such a sweet book. It makes you want to marry a English man.
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 t
This is the second book in the Spencer-Nyle series. The first book is Almost Forever. While I am ambivalent about Sarah's Child, the first book, I really enjoy this one.

We first meet Max in Sarah's Child. He is vying for the affection of Sarah, much to Rome's disgust. He comes off as a sweet playboy. In this book we realize there is more to him. He's intense and driven, and willing to go after what he wants.

Claire Westbrook learned her lesson about handsome playboys the hard way. With a failed
I really liked Sarah's Child. It was my first Linda Howard novel. Becoming so fond of the Spencer-Nyle Co. first installment, I figured I have to read the second. Did I like it? Of course! I truly admire Linda Howard's style of writing. Each page of the book is like a progressing day. It's like reading the journal of the hero and heroine, and it truly helped me understand the characters more.

Linda Howard creates remarkable and intriguing characters. I was fascinated with Rome and Sarah; Rome wi
Allen Grace
I liked Max Conroy in Sarah's child and I was really looking forward to his story but I was not disappointed at the very least. But why 3 stars, if you may ask. I like how the story started that I couldn't help myself to be completely taken away, I could feel Claire's pain, her grief from her unborn child and then there's Max who's absolutely dashing in his white dinner jacket. I feel *kinikilig* already. However, I was not completely and emotionally satisfied when I reached the ending part. The ...more
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Awalnya Claire Westbrook dimanfaatkan untuk menjadi mata rantai lemah dalam pengambilalihan perusahaan Bronson Alloy. Max Benedict yang ditugaskan dalam pengambilalihan perusahaan berusaha untuk mendekati Claire agar mendapatkan informasi. Max yang menawarkan pertemanan disambut baik oleh Claire.
Semenjak perceraiannya dengan Jeff Halsey, Claire menutup diri pada kehidupan sosialnya, karena dia tidak mau terluka untuk kedua kalinya. Tapi semenjak bertemu Max dia merasa berbeda.
Tapi ketika tiba
Dancing Queen
Bon.... Je suis passé par trois étapes en lisant ce livre :

1. Curiosité,

2. Ébahissement / Rage / Effroi,

3. Résignation.

Non mais sérieux WTF ?! Le héros est antipathique à un point ! J'ai cru que j'allais en pleurer de rage tellement ce bouquin est frustrant. (view spoiler) J'ai raté un chapitre ou bien ? J'ai trouvé ça d'un malsain, le mec "domi
This was another throwback that I actually liked a lot. Some silly stuff, but Max is hot and Claire's piteousness was enjoyable.

Basic Premise: Claire is the secretary to the head of a corporation that makes some kind of wacky alloy. Max works in Dallas for a company that is trying to engineer a takeover of aforementioned alloy company. So Max comes to Houston specifically to weasel inside info out of Claire. I don't need to go any further, because you know what happens, right? It's not like it's
Retro romance, misunderstandings, betrayal and jealousy. I'm not ashamed to admit it, I like me some old-school Linda Howard, especially when the hero is a bit of a dick! I also enjoy when the hero is helplessly drawn to the heroine and gets pissed off about it, or cannot understand his attraction to her, or is frantic to possess her. Deep sigh. Goodbye feminist movement, hello 1950's little woman - where's my macho caveman gone?
Fanny Roswita Ria
Masih berkaitan dengan seri Buah Hati Sarah. Di dalam novel tersebut ada tokoh pria yang bernama Max yang menyukai Sarah, dan mengancam Rome akan membawa lari Sarah jika Rome tidak mau mengubah sikapnya terhadap Sarah.

Novel ini mengisahkan tentang percintaan Max dengan Claire Westbrook. Claire adalah sekretaris dari sebuah perusahaan yang diincar oleh Presiden Utama Max. Tujuan Max mendekati Claire adalah untuk mendapat info yang membantu proses pembelian perusahaan tempat Claire bekerja. Awalny
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Firstly, I love Linda Howard. I've read several of her books and was pleasantly surprised when my local library obtained an ebook copy of something I hadn't read.

Overall, I didn't really like this book. The h was a little weak and the H was somewhat of a controlling jerk. I didn't particularly connect with either of them. At all.

The book was originally published was mid eighties, and it seems like the 'controlling-male-H' was a popular theme with many books during this time. So, maybe that ex
I remember reading this book back when I was in grade school. This was one of the first romance novels I'd read and I fell in love with the story and the hero and everything. I have read countless romance novels since then and this was one that stuck with me. So I had high expectations when I started re-reading this book last week. It is still one of the better books of this genre for me but the writing it just very sexist. I do not think that the characters themselves were bad, I just think tha ...more
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