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Dangerous Seduction (Nemesis, Unlimited #2)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  111 ratings  ·  31 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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I've given this a B+ grade at AAR, so 4.5 stars

This story reads like a kind of 19th century episode of Hustle (that’s Leverage to those of you on the other side of the pond!). Nemesis Unlimited is an underground organization operating in the late Victorian era, which fights injustice and rights wrongs using whatever means necessary. In this, the second book in the series, an anonymous letter has requested help on behalf of the employees of a Cornish mining company who are being cheated of their
Love this series and thought that Simon and Alyce made a wonderful couple! Loved Alyce...what a great strong character she was. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Originally published at Reading Reality

I want more Alyce. Probably Simon agrees with me, but the heroine of Dangerous Seduction, Alyce Carr, was awesome on so many levels I don’t know where to begin.

Not that the hero was bad, either, but Simon is merely terrific, where Alyce is practically a superheroine.

Someone in the remote Cornish mining village of Trewyn has written an anonymous letter to Nemesis, Unlimited outlining all of the many and varied abuses visited on the community by the owners of
3.5 Stars

I read the first book in the Nemesis Unlimited series last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the premise of a group of people across the classes working together to obtain justice for those who go unnoticed by the law. Aristocrat Simon Addison-Shawe intrigued me from the moment he stepped onto the pages of Sweet Revenge and I am happy to say that his story is enjoyable and romantic.

Dangerous Seduction starts with Simon (one of the founders of Nemesis) going on a mission to understa
Jessie Potts
This is the second book in the Nemesis Unlimited series and centers on Simon Addison-Shawe. He's awesome, just awesome. He's this high aristocrat who sees the bigger picture and starts a mission disguised as a mechanic (he's a gentleman and this is far, far below his station!) and interacts with members of the mining community. One such miner (and an extremely vocal one at that) is Miss Alyce Carr. This historical contemporary isn't my usual fare, but I love Zoe's writing, and who wouldn't love ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
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 undeni
Review originally posted on The Bookpushers here:

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publish Date: Out now
How I got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley


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 fl
Michelle Leah Olson
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, engag
The second installment in the Nemesis Unlimited series is an unusual historical in that the heroine, Alyce Carr, is a bal-maiden in a Cornish copper mine. I had no idea what a bal-maiden was or did until I read Dangerous Seduction. Bal-maidens broke ore with hammers topside while the men went underground to mine the ore. It was physically demanding and dangerous. They were exposed to mineral dust which caused tuberculosis and bronchitis. Sometimes they were exposed to arsenic fumes, and then bec ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Nemesis is at it again. Simon, the founder of Nemesis, is off to Cornwall to help the copper mine workers. Simon is always helping others but never himself. Alysce Carr works at the mine and is always trying to get better conditions for the workers. They are a natural as partners. Alysce is strong and fearless and Simon is drawn to her from the start. Look of a lot of action, quite a bit of history and a great romance. Like book one, Sweet Revenge, Dangerous Seduction has a well written story, g ...more
This is an interesting historical series. Instead of the high society pomp and circumstance, it explores the darker sides of injustice and struggles of the working class crossed with intrigue and romance. Good stuff.

I loved Alyce and the fact that she was an ordinary, hardworking kind of gal. But of course, in true Zoe Archer fashion, she's also smart as a whip & tough as nails. There was something about her personality that rang true for me. Maybe because she was always so kind and fought f
I haven’t read too many titles from Zoe Archer and even though I jumped in to the Nemesis, Unlimited series with book two I had no problems understanding the overarching storyline or the secondary characters. Alyce Carr has tried for years to enact a change in her village. She and her fellow villagers are being dangerously taken advantage of in the local copper mine. Simon Addison-Shawe is a member of Nemesis, Unlimited, an organization that works to right the wrongs and help those being taken a ...more
I wavered between 4 & 5 stars but bumped it up for a couple of reasons. Reason #1 is Alyce the heroine. Working as a bal-maiden for the copper mine she's physically strong but she's also got a strong personality, moral center and a quick mind. Simon was an excellent hero but Alyce is truly the special one in the book. Also, oddly enough, we have been embroiled in our own labor uprising here in Massachusetts this summer. Granted it's a grocery store and not a mine but the Market Basket saga i ...more

Dangerous Seduction is the second in the Nemesis, Unlimited series featuring Simon Addison-Shawe. He perhaps has the toffiest of names I've read in a while, but I love it. It has such a nice ring to it.

For those unfamiliar with the series, it's easy to jump into. There's enough of back story to know the setting and characters for new readers. But for readers of the series, it's written in such a way that it's not too repetitive - it's done in a pretty clever way.

Simon Addison-Shawe has rec
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Working as a bal-maiden, Alyce Carr has muscles very few women possess or want. The work is hard, which Alyce has no problem with. It is the way the mine workers are treated that really infuriates her.

Anonymous letters begging for help are business as usual for Nemesis, Unlimited founder and agent Simon Addison-Shawe. Following up on every request is impossible, but a mining company this dangerous needs to be dealt with.

Wheal Prosperity Mining Company is slowly but methodically enslaving a Corni
The Window Seat
The agents of Nemesis Unlimited spend their days and nights finding justice for those who have slipped through the cracks. Cutting across all social and economic classes, these crusaders have dedicated a part of their lives and their hearts to their cause; keeping only a few people close and separating themselves when the job is done. However all it takes is a special assignment and an exceptional woman for one agent to risk it all and loose himself in a mission.

The call for help came in the for
Secretly Reading
Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

In a Nutshell: I count on this author to write an engaging story with good characters and an equality-based romance and that’s what I got here.

Why I Read this Book: I’m a fan of Zoe Archer’s primarily for the feminist philosophy that permeates her equality-based romances.

What I Liked: Simon and Alyce are different than your average historical romance leads. Alyce is working class who has never been outside her small village but she’s got a fierce independenc

Zoe Archer a beaucoup de talent et vient de prouver que la romance peut rimer avec excellence de l’ écriture et histoire réaliste et romantique à la fois. Il y a tout dans ce roman : passion, amour , héros forts et charismatiques mais également une histoire forte superbement mise en évidence par un contexte fort et largement inédit.

Ce roman est le second ’une série qui raconte les aventures d’un groupe d’agents membres d’une association qui luette contre l
Blue Ribbon Rating: 3 out of 5
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As an agent for Nemesis, Unlimited, Simon Addison-Shawe has perfected the art of going undercover. But his latest mission – to help the miners of a small Cornish village – threatens to throw him off his stride. Or more accurately, outspoken bal-maiden Alyce Carr does. He knows he needs to recruit Alyce to help him bring down the corrupt mine owners who are slowly starving their workers to death, but Simon’s usual charm isn’t going to work on the
Barb Klein
Since I read Zoë Archer’s book, “Sweet Revenge” and loved it, Night Owl Reviews asked if I’d review her next book, “Dangerous Seduction”. I’m so glad I accepted their offer. I enjoyed this book as much as the first one in the Nemesis, Unlimited Series.

This story takes place in Cornwall in 1886. Simon came to the Wheal Prosperity Copper Mine in Trewyn, Cornwall to work undercover to help the miners against the owners and managers unfair practices. Nemesis, Unlimited received an anonymous letter b
I didn't like the romance in this one as much as in the first one. But I thought the whole storyline with the mining town was very well-done and more engrossing than the storyline with the "evil lord" in the first one. I'm a pleb, so I really connected with the characters in this one. No lord and ladies here. Well, there is Simon, the hero, but he's an unconventional gentleman, not a jackass by any stretch of imagination. There are also the "gentlemen" mine owners, who are really devil spawn, an ...more
Note: This review is an advanced review copy (ARC) from Net Galley, so page references may differ. This was a very fast-paced, exciting, and edgy story about the dark side of Victorian England society. Zoe Archer writes with directness, honesty, and feeling about the destitute and downtrodden; her themes are reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ harsh world.

My thoughts: The hero, Simon. Despite growing up in a privileged, aristocratic class, he felt for the needs of others, the abuse of the poor and w
As reviewed on Read Our Lips:

Simon Addison-Shawe is on a new mission for Nemesis, undercover as a machinist in a mine, investigating an anonymous letter hinting at owners cheating the workers on both money and food.
Living in this mining town is Alyce, a bal-maiden with a strong sense of ethics, now somehow she finds herself aiding Simon in his quest for justice. Together they´ll find a way to make the owners pay.
Historical romance with action, suspense, smutty fluff and a great love story. Awes
Great read. One of the first ones this year I've enjoyed soup to nuts. Now I have to pick up #1 and see when #3 comes out ;)
Simon comes to the rescue of a mining town being abused by the managers and owners of the mining company everyone works for. Alyce is a bal-maiden at the mine, a woman who hammers the ore into small pieces, she has been speaking up about conditions to the managers. A leader among the women, it is Alyce that Simon is drawn to. A true-to-life, but bleak look at the conditions many toiled under in the mining towns. These Nemesis books are not set among the wealthy, but rather give you a view of the ...more
Britt Marczak
I absolutely LOVED Eva and Jack, the couple from the first book. It was going to be a challenge to have the couple in this book pass muster and rise to their level of awesomeness -- but, of course, Zoe Archer made it happen. Simon and Alyce were perfect together.

It's no secret I'm a total fangirl. Archer is one of my few auto-buy authors, and I fall more in love with her writing, her worlds, and her characters with each book.

I loved reading more of Nemesis, and I can't wait until Marco's book!
Trixiter Marczak
Another wonderful Zoe Archer read! I get so into the Nemesis series and can not wait until the next one comes out! Must read series!
Jess the Romanceaholic
Gosh I love this series. Strong female characters, righting the injustices of society, and, of course, some damned steamy sexytimes.

Very angsty, and wonderfully done.

A very solid 4/5 Stars, and still as series I will cheerfully follow to the end.
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Zoe 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 ...more
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