Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wicked Temptation

Wicked Temptation by Zoe Archer

This is book 3 in the Nemesis, Unlimited series.

After her husband's death, Bronwyn Parrish learns that her fortune is gone. The day she leaves her home to find work, she has an unexpected guest.  Marco Black, from Nemesis Unlimited, has taken the job of trying to get her fortune back. Nemesis heard about Bronwyn's trouble from her former maid. They normally didn't help the nobility, but they were convinced that Bronwyn was worthy.

They soon learn that Bronwyn's late husband's business manager stole the money to cover his gambling debts and travel to Paris to find him.  After locating the man, they learn that he owes money to one of France's most ruthless crime syndicates, Les Grillons. Unfortunately, the business manager can't pay back the money he owes and is soon killed.  Since Bronwyn and Marco witnessed the murder, they are now on the run from Les Grillons.

Marco searches out a former associate of his for help.  While running from Les Grillons, Marco and Bronwyn can't fight their attraction to each other and soon become lovers after agreeing that this would be a short affair. But what happens when their feeling start to run much deeper?

I LOVED this story. You see bits of Marco in the other books in the series and knowing that he was a spy for England had intrigued me. His story did not disappoint me.

Browyn was not your typical society wife.  When she lost all her money, she didn't lose it. She had set a plan in motion when Marco swept in to help her find the missing money.  Had she been the typical society miss, Marco would have never fallen for her.  His background working with Nemesis has given him a dislike of the upper class.  It said a lot to Marco that Bronwyn's maid was the one asking for help. She had to be someone special to inspire such loyalty from an employee.

As with all the other stories in the series, the significant other seems to fall right into the life of Nemesis. The organization plays such a big part in their lives that the relationships wouldn't work otherwise. Because of this, these stories are not your typical historical romance with the relationships taking place at several society balls. If you are looking for that type of story, this book (and series) is not for you. But if you are looking for a historical romance with some adventure and mystery then this is the series for you.  I'm really hoping that Archer continues to write this series as I just can't seem to get enough of it.

You can get this book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Books A Million.

Thanks go to St. Martin's Press via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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