I can always count on author Zoë Archer to deliver
a unique historical romance, and DANGEROUS SEDUCTION is no exception. Rather than an heiress or governess of some
sort, the heroine of this second NEMESIS, UNLIMITED novel is a sharp-minded
bal-maiden with a thirst for justice.
Alyce doesn’t need to be swept off her feet, but that doesn’t mean she’s
not left breathless by Simon. Simon’s an
aristocrat with no desire to lead a pampered life when he could be of use to
the world. It’s easy to admire Simon and
Alyce for their intelligence and determination to save the people of Trewyn
from the increasingly underhanded, abusive dealings of the mine owners and
their bullying lackeys. Alyce and Simon
fit one another like a lock and key, and watching them fall in love as they
work to make the lives of others better was wonderful.
is every bit as much a love letter to equality as it is a romance, and I liked
that about this book. Yet, while every
single element of the story worked for me, as a whole it was missing that
coveted spark to keep me engaged.
Normally I practically devour Ms. Archer’s books, but I never quite
connected to DANGEROUS SEDUCTION. Still,
there’s no denying that this is a well-written, original story with clever
characters and a strong moral center.