Book Reviews of The Seduction of His Wife (Logger, Bk 1)

The Seduction of His Wife (Logger, Bk 1)
The Seduction of His Wife - Logger, Bk 1
Author: Janet Chapman
ISBN-13: 9781416505273
ISBN-10: 141650527X
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 199 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
First time read for this author. Enjoyed it very much. Alex Knight returns from a business trip to Brazil, where he was forced to fight for his life and escaped through the jungle, to discover that his family has been told he was killed. He tries to call them to let them know he is alright, but can't reach anyone. When he arrives home, a strange woman answers the door, and doesn't believe he is Alex Knight. He is shocked to find out that she is supposedly his wife.
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Helpful Score: 4
Enjoyable romance! 1st of 2 books(so far).A bit of silliness and a touch of suspense that doesn't take away from the main couple's romance end with a HEA. The heroine escapes from the real world by reading romance novels and dreaming she'd be as strong as the women she reads about. The man has suffered a bad marriage. She marries him by proxy before his death was 'publicized' because she wants a family(children) then he shows up alive! He makes a bad move the first night back then spends the remainder of the book winning over his wife which is tough since he doesn't think he wants love and she's also wary of all men. Nice, easy read. Oh, and it may bug some, but characters and scenes from romance novels are mentioned and they just happen to come for 2 other books by this author.Didn't bother me but it may some.I'm giving it a 5 for my 'category' of nice, easy non-dramatic reads I can just pick up and enjoy for the sake of reading!
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Helpful Score: 3
Really, really didn't like this one. Disappointed by her. Goofy, naieve heroine and uninteresting hero. Worst part ran throughout the book - the author's shameless self-promotion by mentioning her other books as being read by the characters in this one. Really dumb. Pass.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great modern-day romance novel!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good one, Fast read! she is becoming one of my favorite authors, waiting for the next book to come out!
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! romantic, funny, a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved the setting but I like heroines with a little less wide-eyed, gosh willikers, naivete.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, the characters interaction are sweat, fiesty and funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book. Fast reading. Now I want to read the next one involving the brother Ethan....
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He set out to seduce her for all the wrong reasons but found himself falling in love with her for all the right ones.
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I've enjoyed Janet Chapman's books and the continuity of each progressive book in a series of themes from the woods of Maine. This book did not disappoint but was not my favorite of the series. The heroine seemed just a bit too ditsy for my taste and the hero was just a bit remote, and I had trouble identifying with him. The marriage seemed a bit contrived.
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very good book!
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Janet Chapman makes you laugh and keep reading....
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Another wonderful Janet Chapman book.
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This was the first I read of Chapman, and I was hooked right away. Realistic characters, fun and new plot line.
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Love all of Chapman's books. This had a twist to it that kept me up late finishing it.
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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.
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I really liked this one and look forward to reading the next in the series.
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Alex Knight is dead--or so everyone thinks. A widowed logger baron w/ 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 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.
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Alex Knight is dead-or so everyone thinks. A windowed logger baron with a risk-taking streak, he took on a south american engineering project and was reported deadt 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.
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GOOD BOOK!
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Sweet story! Great characters and smooth writing. :)
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Fun read!
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Great book!! Sarah is married to a dead man, raising his children, and has never met him. Until he comes back from the dead. The book has a lot of humor as they get to know each other, and suspence as weird things start showing up in the woods around their house. Very enjoyable book. I can't wait for the sequel coming up in February.
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very good book. Read it in one day. Love Janet Chapman.
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Returning from the 'dead,' very much alive Alex Knight discovers he's been married by proxy to a woman he's never met! Sarah Banks has a past she longs to shed, and running the Knight's household and new, legal Mom to Alex's two children suites her perfectly. Until Alex shows up. Her carefully laid out future is upended by her husband.....
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OK story ~ I just couldn't get into it.
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Really good book.
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AWESOME!!!!! You will never be dissappointed in Janet
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cute story. chapman never disappoints
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good book, easy read.
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This was an excellent read. The first in a new series.
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Fantastic book with a very romantic storyline. I can't wait to read more by her!
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Another great new book from Ms. Chapman. Hopefully the next one in the series will be out soon!
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Good quick read. Looking forward to the second book early next year.
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Really very good book. I will by the next instalment about Ethan when it comes out early next year.
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Another fantastic book by Janet Chapman, full of her trademark humor, heat, and family. Alex has been away in South America working as an engineer. Unfortunately, he was caught in a rebel attack and reported to his family as being killed in the attack. Imagine his surprise when he makes it out of the jungle and home again, to find himself married to a woman he's never met.

Sarah grew up on an isolated island where she ended up running her family's B&B after her parents' deaths. She also married quite young to a bully of a man. After his death and that of her mother-in-law, she was very happy to accept Grady Knight's offer of employment as housekeeper and nanny. Quickly growing to love the family, she was happy to marry the deceased son by proxy to protect the children, gaining the children she's always wanted without the inconvenience of a husband. Alex's surprise resurrection plays havoc with her plans - and her emotions.

The first meeting between Alex and Sarah was funny and a little heartbreaking. Alex's confusion over being confronted by his "wife", and held at bay by gunpoint, had me chuckling, while Sarah's fear at being confronted by a wild-looking and angry man made me ache for her. With the rest of the family away, Alex and Sarah are left to deal with explanations on their own - with the help of some whiskey-laced lemonade and the resulting poor decisions. One romance novel inspired dream results in an alcohol-enhanced passionate encounter, and equally passionate regrets a short time later. Alex makes a first class idiot of himself, shouting wild accusations and kicking Sarah out of the house. I loved his father's reaction when he showed up in the morning and how he made Alex feel like the jerk he was. All Alex has to do is find her and convince her to come back so that they can then figure out what to do. I loved that Sarah didn't make it easy for him, setting the tone for the development of their relationship.

I liked both Sarah and Alex. Both have been hurt in the past, making each of them reluctant to marry again. Finding themselves married to each other is not what either wants, but they have to let it play out for a little longer. Alex is actually a pretty nice guy, a terrific father, and feels guilty for the way he treated Sarah. He'd really like to change her opinion of him, but he'll have to get her to trust him first. That's going to take a little doing because he has a hard time keeping his hands off her. Sarah doesn't have much in the way of life experience, having been isolated for most of her life. She tends to base her thoughts and actions on the characters in the romance novels she reads, which gets her into trouble when Alex doesn't quite fit that mold. I found it especially amusing that the romance novels that Sarah quotes are other books that Janet Chapman wrote. I laughed out loud at this: "He's not even real," Sarah ground out "He's the figment of some demented woman's imagination."

I thoroughly enjoyed the development of Alex and Sarah's relationship. Both of them get a great deal of enjoyment out of pushing each other's buttons, creating sparks of all kinds. Sarah is determined to resist the attraction she feels for Alex, fearing the loss of her hard-won independence if she gives in to him. Alex quickly realizes that he doesn't want to lose her, and tries to seduce her into staying. I also liked how quickly Alex came to understand Sarah and what made her tick. She was an intriguing mix of naïve and worldly. I ached a bit for her cynicism over the way men treat her and her wish for a romance hero of her own. From driving lessons to ice fishing, so many of their encounters had me laughing out loud because they didn't go the way they expected. But there were also some really sweet times, such as the way that Alex cared for Sarah when she was injured and Sarah insisting that they accept her help when it's needed. An unexpected complication gives them extra motivation to work things out, but even that isn't enough for Sarah if Alex can't convince her that he really cares. I loved the ending, as both of them finally take the risk of confessing their feelings.

There is also a bit of suspense running through the book. Strangers in the woods and vandalized equipment have everyone on edge. I loved Alex's protectiveness toward Sarah when she runs afoul of those strangers. But it is Sarah who saves the day in an intense, though somewhat amusing, rescue mission to keep Alex from walking into a trap.

The secondary characters are terrific, too. Alex's kids, Tucker and Delaney are adorable. Tucker is the little boy who is thrilled to have Sarah as his new mom. Delaney is Alex's eleven-year-old daughter who is smarter and more observant than he realizes. I loved some of the things she said, and the way she helped take care of Sarah. Alex's father, Grady, is something of a schemer. He has multiple plans goings, most of which he keeps to himself until he's ready to spring them on the family. From the sports camp to the mill, he has his reasons. I also liked Alex's brothers, Ethan and Paul. There is plenty of teasing, but the love and support are also evident. There's a bit of a teaser for the next book, with a contentious encounter between Ethan and the mill foreman (forewoman?).
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Quick read, characters well developed--maybe a little larger than life. Nice mystery that plays along well with the story line. After being declared dead, Alex comes home to his family living and working in a remote area of Maine where they operate a logging business. He finds while he was away his family had wed him by proxy to their new housekeeper so they could maintain custody of his two children. Then ensues the romantic struggle, laced with mutual attraction they at first want to deny, her funny attempts to learn to drive, his wanting to read aloud to her sexy scenes from romantic novels, and strange incidents of vandalism and strangers on the land. This was the first book by Janet Chapman that I've read. I found it a nice companion while being kept in during a cold winter afternoon.
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great book love this author
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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'ls glad to help secure custody of Alex's orphaned childern, whom she's come to love, by marrying their father by proxy before he'l 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.
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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 alos the family life she yearns for. So she's glad to help secure custody of Alex's orphaned children, whom she's come t 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 strangaer with an easy smile...and tumbling headlong int a fiery dance of seduction.