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Tempt Me If You Can (Sinclair Brothers #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  901 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
In the heartwarming yet sizzling sequel to "The Man Must Marry," Ben Sinclair falls for the one woman he had never expected to love--and learns about the son he never knew he had.


When an anonymous letter stuns shipping magnate and confirmed bachelor Ben Sinclair with the news that he has a teenage s
Paperback, 343 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Simon & Schuster (first published February 1st 2010)
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Mar 16, 2010 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Janet Chapman
Shelves: 2010
For me Janet Chapman is an auto buy author. Not because she's all that but because I know I will come away with a good, solid, satisfying read.

Tempt Me If You Can is just that kind of read. Its the second in the Sinclair Brothers series and is the story of Ben and Emma. Years ago Ben came to a small logging town in Maine to aid environmentalists who were attempting to keep loggers from clear cutting old growth forests. While he was there he had a short lived romance with Kelly. Fast forward 15 y
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
A solid 3.5 stars for me. This is the second of the Sinclair books and the second I've read. I thought the role Ben played running his company was certainly underplayed but liked the interaction between Ben and Emma. And of course Mike was uber-cool. Since I like hiking and camping, many of the settings appealed to me as well.

You don't need to read the first book but they are loosely related.
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
Tempt Me If You Can is the second book in the Sinclair Brothers series by Janet Chapman. I didn't read the first book and there is not need because but this book is a standalone. This book tells the story of wealthy businessman Ben Sinclair who received a letter from an anonymous source saying that he fathered a son fifteen years ago. So, after doing some investigating and finding out the letter speaks the truth, he left New York for Maine. There, meets his son Michael and Emma Sands who was sis ...more
Oct 16, 2010 Mackenzie rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Sinclair brother series I found is much better than the first. When Ben Sinclair, CEO of Tidewater Shipping receives an unsigned letter stating that he had a 15 year old son living in Medicine Gore and it was high time he met him.

After investigators proved it was true, Ben arranged to go "in disguise" to check out his son (who he didn't know he had) and his Aunt Emma who had basically raised him as his mother Kelly disappeared 10 years ago. Emma runs Medicine Creek Camps, a huntin
Mar 19, 2010 Taracuda rated it liked it
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Caitlin Peterson
Jul 03, 2011 Caitlin Peterson rated it really liked it
This is a new author for me, and I'm so happy I randomly picked this book off the shelf at the library! I ran the gamut of emotions in this book, and I honestly think that's a sign of true talent in an author. I cried in parts, laughed in some, and bit my nails in suspense at others. The characters were so strong and well written, and I absolutely fell in love with the little family they became.

The mystery wasn't too hard to figure out, even for me, and it was definitely secondary to the romanc
Oct 08, 2012 Jill rated it really liked it
FYI this book is easily read without reading the first in the series. This book I really really liked. It was good, much better than the first because this had some suspense. There's supposed to be a bit of a mystery that involves some coordinates, but that's no mystery that a 5-year-old couldn't figure out from the get-go. But there's still suspense anyway, and I really like the characters. I wonder if #3 brother Jesse will get a book??
Jul 27, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok
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
Wendy Hines
Jun 24, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
Shipping Magnate Benjamin Sinclair sits on a letter for three weeks before he breaks the news to his two brothers. He has a fifteen year old son, and he never knew about it. Determined to know him, he books a two week bird hunt at Emma Sands sporting camps.

Emma has raised Michael since she was nineteen and her sister disappeared. She doesn't realize who "Tom Jenkins" is at first, and just knows he is going to be nothing but trouble with a capital T. But Michael is the spitting image of his fathe
Apr 07, 2010 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Tempt Me If You Can is the second book in Janet Chapman’s series about the Sinclair family. I don’t know how many books she plans to have as she only has one brother left but with her highlander series she ended up moving on to the children of the highlanders so the series could go for a while. I vaguely recall reading The Man Must Marry, which was book one, but didn’t really recall any of the details until pretty far into this novel when the plot of the last one was mentioned. Not having read t ...more
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Oct 09, 2012 May Mostly Romance rated it liked it
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Tempt me if you can ของเจเนต แชปแมน

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เลมนีเปนเรืองราวของนองชายคนกลาง เบน ซินแคลรทีตองไดรับความตกใจทีสุดในชีวิตเมือเขาไดรับจดหมายจากคนไมทราบชือ แจงขาวการเปนพอคนของเขา มันไมใชสิงทีเพิงเกิดขึน เพราะไมเคิล แซนดเดกชายทีถูกอางวาเปนลูกชายของเขามีอายุถึงสิบหาปีแลว และตอนนีอยูในความปกครองของเอมมา ผูเปนนา หลังจากเคลลี มารดาของเขาหนีจากไปเมือสิบปีกอน

เบนซึงไมไดจากกันดวยดีกับชาวเมืองเมดิซีน กอร เ
Tonya Warner
Benjamin Sinclair has just found out he has a fifteen year-old son that someone had neglected to tell him about. Kelly had disappeared, leaving her younger sister, Emma Jean Sands, to raise his son, Michael, on her own. He knew that he would not be welcome in the area with the locals believing he had killed Kelly and Emma's father, but he was going to meet his son and make them pay for keeping him a secret.

When Ben shows up at the camp Emma runs to support Michael, he has already had a run-in wi
Janet Chapman's Tempt Me If You Can is a fun contemporary romance!

Ben Sinclair, the romantic lead, is likable from the start. Upon discovering that he has an illegitimate son, his first reaction is to investigate and then to acknowledge the son. He travels to Maine, treading carefully, and slowly reveals his identity - he takes care not to disrupt his son's life. Gorgeous, considerate, filthy rich, and a respected force in the business world, it's easy to fall in love with Ben Sinclair! Meanwhil
Mar 22, 2010 Cheryl rated it liked it
Ben Sinclair receives a letter that turns his world upside down. The letter is postmarked from Medicine Gore. It is unsigned. The contents of the letter inform Ben that he is the father of a fifteen year old boy named, Michael. Ben hires an investigator and discovers that the letter is true. He is a father. Ben fell in love with a girl named Kelly, who is Michael’s mother. Kelly disappeared ten years ago, leaving Michael to be raised by his Aunt Emma.

Ben returns to Medicine Gore but not under g
Diah Didi
Oct 07, 2013 Diah Didi rated it really liked it
I liked this!
After taking a break for couple months not reading romance, I chose this book randomly. It's been on my shelves for months (or is it a year), untouched, after I bought it.
I'm glad I took this one. It's a quick, easy read but with a little mystery. Judging from the cover, I expected a little hot or steamy stuff, but nop. Not that I disappointed, instead I was surprised, and enjoy it that it didn't focus on the sex thing. The sex scene was 1 time only, and brief. So we can focus on th
Sara Strand
Jul 24, 2012 Sara Strand rated it it was ok
I can't remember if I've reviewed it but I think I haven't because it's not on my "finished" list. But this is a cheesy romance novel so you know- if you hate those, skip this review. The only thing I will say- little to no sex. I can't even remember if there was sex. And frankly? If you are going to write a romance- I expect some sex in there. THAT is the point, right? At least for me it is.

But this is the store of Ben and Emma. Emma is raising her long lost sister's son as her own, and Ben is
May 08, 2010 Patty rated it liked it
This was a fun read. Not complicated but a great romance novel. It's full of great characters, suspense, bad guys and a good bit of mystery. Not to mention float planes, a one antlered moose and a gorgeous locale.

Our hero Ben Sinclair finds out 15 years after the fact that he is a father. He left a small town in Maine without his love and without knowing about the suspicions about him after an explosion that killed a man. He receives a mysterious note telling him about his son. He learns that th
Mar 31, 2010 Bridget rated it liked it
Ben discovers that he has a son whom he has never laid eyes on. He is a good man and wants to repay his once lover, Emma, for all that she has done for their child. Emma is hard headed and doesn't want Ben interrupting their life. When some secrets start to reveal themselves, Ben knows that it is his duty to protect his son and the mother of his child. Emma isn't too thrilled with the idea at first, but she soon learns that there are some things she can't do all on her own.

I wouldn't say that th
Heather Griffiths
Feb 13, 2016 Heather Griffiths rated it it was ok
Well I started this book liking it , the story was good till just over half way then it just fizzled out for me , the chemistry was not there and it was way to PG for me , did not finish sorry.
I love janet chapman. I have no read all of her books. which makes me really sad that there are none left until she publishes again. :(

Good story. Man finds son he never knew he had. Girl faces abandoment issues and realty of child hood crushes. Son tries to force Dad and Aunt together. Throw in some fun animals. A deranged moose named Pitiful with half an antler and a loyal guard dog. Delightful.

They myster of Michaels mom's disapearance and the destruction of the Dam 16 years ago was predictab
Denise Van plew
Jun 30, 2013 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing
Just love her books. this one is the second in the series featuring Ben and while he was given the company to run he learns something that effects his life that happened 15 years ago. You also are introduced to Emma who becomes very important who has been raising his son he didn't know of. You are taken on the adventure he faces with her and his son he comes to know. Love how she molded that son of his Michael. There is also mystery in the story line and they try and solve it together. Very movi ...more
Jul 29, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another hit for Janet

Loved this book. Lots of suspense and lots of humor as well as romance. Can't wait for the third book of this series.
Lonestar Mama
Sep 23, 2014 Lonestar Mama rated it really liked it
This is a new author for me, and I'm so happy I randomly picked this book off the shelf at the library! I ran the gamut of emotions in this book, and I honestly think that's a sign of true talent in an author. I cried in parts, laughed in some, and bit my nails in suspense at others. The characters were so strong and well written, and I absolutely fell in love with the little family they became.

The mystery wasn't too hard to figure out, even for me, and it was definitely secondary to the romanc
Jan 01, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
I was disappointed. I always love Janet Chapman's books, and I rated the first Sinclair book 4.5 stars. This one is lucky to get 3.5, though. The whole thing just felt disjointed to me. In the beginning Ben was adamant that he hated Emma. Then he changes his mind quick enough & decides he wants to marry Emma, yet he won't fall in love. Then when she finally admits to loving him, he's like, "Don't you know I love you?"
The storyline was good and the suspense was really good - the mystery was b
Diane Sallans
Oct 03, 2015 Diane Sallans rated it it was amazing
this was my favorite of the series - it's a bit more like those in the Spellbound Falls series
Apr 13, 2013 Maxine rated it did not like it
Um... what is this?
I got a little over 1/4 through this book before I had to stop reading.

Who are these people? What the hell is going on? Who acts like that? And who allows someone to act like that?
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This is the first Janet Chapman I've ever read, and this book does not give me hope for the rest of her catalogue.

Not impressed, and really disappointed
Apr 08, 2016 RaeLatte rated it it was amazing
An outdoor adventure that centers around family and what really matters.
Aug 31, 2015 Sandee rated it it was amazing
Another perfect Janet Chapman romance.
Gabrielle Paff
Awesome read, could not put it down
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Feb 11, 2014 Rexanna Ipock-Brown rated it it was amazing
Great story with strong characters.
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