Flashback Sunday Review
Title: The Seduction of His Wife
Author: Janet Chapman
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 2006
Length: 368 Pages
Format: Both Print and Ebook
He set out to seduce her for all the wrong reasons -- but found himself falling in love with her for all the right ones.
Alex Knight is dead -- or so everyone thinks. A widowed logger baron with a risk-taking streak, he took on a South American engineering project and was reported dead after a rebel attack. So when he turns up back in Maine very much alive, his grieving family is shocked. But the biggest shock is Alex's, when he discovers he's now married -- to a woman he's never met.
Sarah Banks is ready for a change from running a quiet Bed & Breakfast, and working for the Knight family offers not only a bigger opportunity, but also the family life she yearns for. So she's glad to help secure custody of Alex's orphaned children, whom she's come to love, by marrying their father by proxy before he's legally declared dead. But when Alex returns, the sexy, determined woodsman upends all of Sarah's plans. Because suddenly she's married to a passionate stranger with an easy smile...and tumbling headlong into a fiery dance of seduction.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Cjapman did an excellent job in creating a book that was light and fun to read. This book was easily read in a day. It is the first book in her Logger series.
The main character of Sarah Banks is somewhat of a conundrum in that she is a woman in a modern setting who has the aspirations to be a successful busineswoman yet she also feels the need to take care of others in a more traditional fashion. She is very much a Martha Stewart type woman. There are some people who don't think that you can be as much of a caretaker as this character is and still be a modern woman but I disagree.
The character of Alex Knight is pretty typical of a romance hero. He's tall and good looking, happens to have some money and is an alpha male. He's also a little damaged by a previous marriage that didn't turn out the way he wanted. It was interesting to read his attempts to manipulate Sarah into doing what he wanted and how she managed to outwit him most of the time.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable book to read and I would consider it somewhat of a comfort read. Nothing earth shattering but more than pleasant enough to pick you up on a day when things have been a little tough.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Crowns