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Dangerous Seduction

(Nemesis, Unlimited #2)

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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
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Caz
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 thei
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader

An 1886 Cornwall copper mine, a town exploited by unscrupulous profiteers and an anonymous letter asking The Nemesis for help, a secret organisation bent on righting the wrongs the lower classes are often subjected to. Sent to investigate, Simon Addison-Shawe meets resourceful Alyce Carr and together they will try to find a way out of misery for the whole community and to have the deceiving businessmen pay for their ruthlessness.
Engaging writing and dialogues as trademark Zoë Archer, strong and
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Marlene
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jennifer
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
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Jessie Potts
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, st-martin-s
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
Keri
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Chelsea Johnson
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 pr
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Lisa Jo
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know why but it took me a little while to jump into this book. But once I finally did, I really enjoyed it. The characters are amazing, the romance is intense and the story is seriously entertaining.

Simon is an intriguing hero. Usually a one track mind...focused on the mission and nothing else. But of course Alyce Carr changes everything. I like the back story with Simon...the gentleman wishing to make something more of his life. Wanting to be more than his status. You fall in love with
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Phoenix77
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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E_bookpushers
Review originally posted on The Bookpushers here: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/11/27/...

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

CAN A COMMON CAUSE

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
...more
Lindsay
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the second installment in the Nemesis series. Now on to the last entry!
Amy Webster-Bo
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
really good
Jennifer
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5/5

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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Secretly Reading
Sep 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Kimberly
Dec 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Blue Ribbon Rating: 3 out of 5
Original Review Link

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
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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
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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The Window Seat
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
...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
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KarenF
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Barb
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Karen
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Michelle
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Maria
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Linda
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 theyll find a way to make the owners pay.
Historical romance with action, suspense, smutty fluff and a great love story. Aweso
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Anne
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this story very much. Simon is a good guy and I enjoyed his work in this operation (and the previous book as well). The romance is good, the heroine kicked butt and took names, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first Nemesis Unlimited book. It's good, don't get me wrong. I read it every second I had free and some I really didn't...but I think I just love the unconventional hero better in this series. Ms. Archer goes to great lengths to show that Simon is more than his bloodline ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
Britt Marczak
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
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Barbara
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
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
G.
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5/5

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 spaw
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Zoë Archer is a RITA award-nominated romance author whose stories are about smart, capable heroines and the heroes who love them. She is the author of the acclaimed Blades of the Rose series, as well as the Hellraiser, and Nemesis Unlimited series, among others. She also writes Regency-set romances as Eva Leigh. Visit her on the Web at http://www.zoearcherbooks.com/

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