By Linda Howard
He was once the main interesting guy she'd ever met . . . Claire Westerbrook came across it challenging to think that Max Conroy was once really attracted to her. Then she chanced on he wasn't -- he simply sought after information regarding her boss. Max was once learning her corporation for a takeover and had determined the fastest option to make it occur was once via her. Now Claire desires not anything to do with a guy who may well mislead her with so little regret. yet Max isn't really leaving Houston with no buying every little thing he wishes. And that incorporates Claire . . .
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It's a certain thing my mother's cook has never prepared it. Then again, I had to learn how to do Yorkshire pudding for the same reason; different continent. " It was difficult for her to believe that he had moved into the apartment only that morning; he seemed so at home there, and the apartment itself bore no signs of unpacking. Everything was in place, as if it had all been waiting for him, and he'd simply strolled in. The table was perfectly set, and when they were seated, Max uncorked a bottle of white wine and poured it into their glasses.
They tried several times to begin a conversation, but each time they were interrupted as their coffee cups or water glasses were refilled. The restaurant was crowded and noisy, and the clatter of plates and glasses was incessant, forcing them to raise their voices in an attempt to be heard. "Claire! And Mr. Benedict! " Max politely got to his feet, and Claire turned to see who had addressed them. The pretty brunette beaming at them was Leigh Adkinson, a member of the Houston social stratosphere to which Claire had belonged when she'd been Mrs.
The apartment was her place of privacy, and she had been reluctant to share it. But she didn't want the day to end, and somehow she didn't mind the thought of his presence in her home. " she offered a bit nervously. "I'll cook dinner. " "I like food," he stated, glancing at her as they left the apartment and wondering at her obvious unease. Was cooking dinner for him such an ordeal? Both the invitation and the occasion were casual yet something about it bothered her. A woman with her social experience should be completely relaxed with such a simple evening, but nothing about Claire was as it should have been.