Title: Dangerous Seduction
Series: Nemesis Unlimited #2
Author: Zoe Archer
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
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 fun—the 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?
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.
HEAT Rating: Mild
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addictions and More