Book Review

TEMPT ME IF YOU CAN
by Janet Chapman

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2010 Contemporary Romance Nominee

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The sequel to last year's The Man Must Marry puts the spotlight on Ben Sinclair as he faces the fallout from past events. The secret baby storyline continues to hold power, however the twist here is this is no baby, but a savvy teenager. Hidden secrets, passion and a dash of danger all work in perfect harmony to create an outstanding read!

An anonymous note sends Ben back to the mountains of Maine to learn if he fathered a son 16 years ago. Ben's brief affair ended when Kelly Sands sent him away without telling him she was pregnant. Now Ben learns that Kelly disappeared 10 years ago and her younger sister Emma has raised Michael. Fearing his reception, partly because of an unsolved dam explosion all those years ago, Ben registers in Emma's sporting camp under an assumed name. Because of a crush, Emma has never forgotten Ben. Knowing he will be heading off to college soon, Michael wants to make sure his beloved aunt is happy, so he is not adverse to playing matchmaker. But dark secrets from the past are beginning to be revealed. (POCKET STAR, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: POCKET STAR

Published: March 2010

Reader Rating

3 Stars

Average Rating: 3 Stars
(2 ratings)

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Tempt Me If You Can

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 23, 2011 - 12:57pm.

When Ben Sinclair finds out he has a 15-year-old son, he immediately heads to Maine to find him.  Mike, who has been raised by his Aunt Emma, is happy to finally meet his father.  Emma doesn't trust Ben, believing he abandoned her sister when he found out she was pregnant.  Ben tries to build a relationship with his son, but soon learns that his son will not leave Maine without Emma.  Now Ben must convince Emma that he can be a good father, and the man she needs in her life.

I thought the first half of this book was very choppy.  Ben goes from seeking revenge against Emma for never telling him about his son, to loving her in a matter of a couple of pages.  The last 100 pages of the book where Ben and Emma fighting against the villain of the story were much more interesting. My rating:  2.5 Stars.