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 begging for help. He works with some of the miners whom he can trust. He finds most of that help in Alyce, one of the bal-maidens, women who take the rocks and boulders and crush them to get the copper pieces. Simon and Alyce become more than friends during their undercover escapades.
I enjoyed this historical novel because it was interesting to see what the miners had to do to work these copper mines in the 1800’s. It was also enlightening to find out about their lives…the backbreaking labor, the poverty, hunger and disease that they lived with day after day.
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?