In Zoë Archer's Dangerous Seduction, Alyce Carr has no time for the strange man in her little Cornwall village, no matter how breathtakingly handsome he is. Life in Trewyn doesn't allow for much funthe managers of the copper mine barely provide the miners and their families with enough food. Outsiders are suspect and flirts are unimaginable, but Simon Sharpe is as keen as his name…and Alyce can't ignore him for long.
As the founder of Nemesis, Unlimited, Simon Addison-Shawe is well accustomed to disguise and deceit. Yet he's not prepared for Alyce's dogged defense of her people and the injustices the copper mine has dealt them. With Alyce's help he can change the fate of an entire town, and convincing her to join him is only part of the thrill. Together, they ignite a desire in each other much too powerful to deny. But at what cost?
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Nemesis Unlimited Series , #2|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Zoë Archer is an award-winning romance author who thinks there's nothing sexier than a man in tall boots and a waistcoat. As a child, she never dreamed about being the rescued princess, but wanted to kick butt right beside the hero. She now applies her master's degrees in literature and fiction to creating butt-kicking heroines and heroes in tall boots. She is the author of the acclaimed Blades of the Rose series and the historical paranormal series The Hellraisers. Zoë and her husband, fellow romance author Nico Rosso, live in Los Angeles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: *Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review I actually missed reading book #1 of the NEMESIS UNLIMITED series, but Dangerous Seduction stands well on its own and was an utterly engaging read. I've been a fan of Zoe Archer's for some time. She has a knack for pulling out uniqueness in a genre that blew up in no time flat and left little room for new ideas. Her world building is always solid and captivating and her characters are strong, engaging, and relatable. From her spunky, independent, strong heroines to her handsome alpha males with their soft sides, and the big bads you love to hate, she has something for everyone. :) Dangerous Seduction's plot was rife with historical and political intrigue and sucked me in from the very first page. Battling against the injustices being perpetrated by the upper crust against the workers of the Cornwall copper mine, Simon - one of the founding members of Nemesis, Unlimited) goes undercover to right the wrong. While he's there, he meets the strong, capable, and spirited Alyce Carr, a bal-maiden who, despite her sex and station, is not afraid to speak out against the injustice either. Joining forces to uncover the truth, Simon and Alyce bridge the gap between their classes and learn everything they can about the other while discovering an undeniable attraction between them and fighting to overcome what seems to be some insurmountable hurdles along the way. Their interactions were dynamic and full of life and utterly enjoyable to read. Dangerous Seduction was a delightfully unique, beautifully written, and utterly exciting tale and I can't wait to read more in the NEMESIS, UNLIMITED world. Most definitely recommended for historical fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance lovers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, more so due to the political and corporate intrigue than the romance though. Due to the chasteness of the period, there wasn’t too much excitement for a long bit of the book in the romance area. However, there was more than enough excitement in dealing with the injustices of the mining company, and the covert techniques that Simon and Alyce contrive together in the town and later, with the assistance of his colleagues. Simon is a strong character that has an undeniable attractiveness for the mere fact that he cares for those he knows have been done wrong. There is a level of danger about his persona because he actively pursues being a vigilante in the face of potentially losing his entire fortune and social standing. Alyce is a strong female protagonist that actively bucks the social norm of being the meek and mild, “do whatever you say” female. I love that about her. She knows what the owners and supervisors are doing is wrong, and she’s constantly trying to make life better for the workers and townspeople. It is obvious she is destined for grander things once this situation is worked out. This duo is a force to be reckoned with and I would love to continue this series to see where it takes them and the other members of Nemesis, Unlimited. Rating: 4 HEAT Rating: Mild Reviewed By: Daysie W. Review Courtesy of: My Book Addictions and More
Not as good as the first, found myself skimming, too much non-info before getting to the story. Good read, but not enough to hurry and see if the third book is out yet. That said, I loved the first book.