Wicked Little Secrets

Wicked Little Secrets It s Not Easy Being GoodVivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme

  • Title: Wicked Little Secrets
  • Author: Susanna Ives
  • ISBN: 9781402283574
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • It s Not Easy Being GoodVivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell.When Being Wicked is so Much More ExcitingLord Dashiell promised himself lIt s Not Easy Being GoodVivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell.When Being Wicked is so Much More ExcitingLord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn t ruin He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash s best intentions.

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    1. Setting Victorian EnglandSteam Factor Boarder line Hot Vivienne Taylor has a real penchant for getting into trouble, which has made her the bane of her staid family So by becoming engaged to a solid wealthy man she therefore has now earned their praise.Then Vivienne realizes her aunt is being blackmailed, and there is only one person that she will trust and can help her save her aunt Enter Viscount Dashiell Now Dashiell is just the opposite of Vivienne s fiance He is a world traveler, an antiqui [...]


    2. Susanna Ives remains a bit of a wildcard I don t think there s anyone quite like her in this Land of Romance Much like Rakes and Radishes, this was a little bit barmy and until the last third or so, I was quite enjoying myself There s a farcical element to the way Ives writes it s by design, obviously There s a moment early on in this book where the hero is fantasizing about a painting of a half naked woman which looks like the heroine and it speaks to him and says Come and get me big boy It s p [...]


    3. My Rating 4.5 5Fun, romantic, and absolutely lovely Wicked Little Secrets was a brilliant historical romance I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book It was just wonderful.Vivienne was a great heroine She was very lively and feisty and really fun to read about She was a bit of a wild child, always scolded for one reason or another So, when she makes a match that finally has her family proud of her, she hangs on to that familial approval as much as she can Too bad her feelings for Hadrian won t mak [...]


    4. I was introduced to Susanna Ives writing through a mutual friend, and after reading her first novel hilariously titled Rakes and Radishes I knew I had to meet this person So that is why I had the privilege of getting the galleys to this soon to be released book and I feel privileged because I can t say enough good things about it.Before you dismiss my review because I happen to know Ms Ives, I should say I am friends through Facebook connections and other means with other writers whose literary [...]


    5. What a delectable treat this book was just perfect for brightening up a dull, rainy day It was hilariously funny and deliciously sexy with a wonderful cast of outrageously quirky characters.Always the bane of her family, the vivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won their approval and saved them from financial ruin by becoming engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift She is determined to be the perfect wife even though it means supressing her true nature This might prove difficult th [...]


    6. copy provided by publisher through NetGalley Vivienne Taylor is doing everything she can to help her destitute father, even if it means burying her true characters as deep as she can to ensnare an appropriately wealthy husband But once she s accomplished that, Fate seems to conspire against her, since her childhood crush, and irredeemable rake, Lord Dashiell is back in town and she can t seem to help herself from gravitating toward him, no matter what the Bible teaches her, and certainly despite [...]


    7. Tented trouser alert It may not be a good sign when you decide to ponder for a day or two what you ve just read, and then you forget the story, the plot and the characters You know what that means It means that one must go back and try deciphering ones notes When I began to read Wicked Little Secrets it wasn t too long before I knew that I wasn t going to take anything too seriously in this storyt even the plot What I had opened up to read turned out to be a farce There is an abundance of charac [...]


    8. This is a 3.5 star review for me, so I m rounding it up to 4 Disclosure I received this ARC copy through Netgalley Thank you to Susanna Ives and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity Yes, this is an honest review Vivienne Taylor is breathing a sigh of relief she has secured the much needed proposal from John Vandergrift, which will save her father from financial ruin All she needs to do is to behave like a perfect and virtuous lady until the wedding This proves difficult because Vivienne is [...]


    9. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Wicked Little Secrets by Susanna IvesPublisher Sourcebooks CasablancaPublication Date December 3, 2013Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalley Warning this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers Summary from Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy John Vandergrift Vivienne is determined to uphold Vandergrift s rigid Victorian ideal of womanhood, but when she discovers a vicious blackmail scheme [...]


    10. Every now and then, after reading hundreds of historical romances, you run across a book that is truly, refreshingly different Wicked Little Secrets is a delight of a little story, unlike any I can recall If it were a movie it would definitely be a romantic comedy, complete with touches of slapstick The hero and heroine were both a little silly and very flawed, but unquestionably fun Romance readers will enjoy this Victorian romp.Just about the time that Vivienne Taylor finally secures an engage [...]


    11. DNFThe book started out terribly There was literally a conversation among LADIES about boobies Yes They said boobies , i kid you not Then an old naked man appears shouting about the duties of a wife I ll just let that sink in for a secondThe author spent too much time trying to make the situations funny and fast paced, so much so that i couldn t keep up for a second Half the time I had to keep going back to make sure what happened happened.i felt no connection to the characters or the situation, [...]


    12. Book won through First Reads Giveaway.The bad boy, the sweet innocent, and a mystery that sucks them both in What a great plot for Wicked Little Secrets Instead of the usual rake and innocent characters, Vivienne and Dashiell have a spark and wicked personalities all their own Lord Dashiell loves his relics, the time he spent trying to piece back together his bust of Athena is proof of that Then comes the next thing he loves, but doesn t admit tohis beautiful neighbor Vivienne has been in love w [...]


    13. This one really didn t do it for me It went too far with an overly independent woman, crazy aunt, roguish hero, and jerky right choice man Everything needed to be reigned in a bit because all three characters were over the top, and together it was just way too much.Vivienne wants to be an explorer awesome I love an adventurous heroine But she so snubs the way things should be that she would have been ruined and her prim and proper fiance would have jilted her long ago I m not sure he would have [...]


    14. Smart, sexy fun if you love characters with wit, charm, and a certain predilection for trouble, then hie thee to the bookstore and grab this novel Dashiell is a rake of the highest order, but he s got a heart of gold in that fantastic chest of his, and while it beats with a hunter s zeal for all things archaeological, his truest and most unrequited passion is for Vivienne Clever, desperate and most sweetly conniving, Vivienne tries to crush her own passions in order to be a Victorian good girl t [...]


    15. Lovely writing, interesting characters, stakes high from the outset, you can see each character s essence and how they would be perfect for each other but they re both looking in the wrong direction I didn t wind up finishing the work because it displayed two pet peeves of mine The author began head hopping after the first act She did it well I always knew whose head I was in, but I ve been trained to switch gears at the sight of a line or chapter break It actually gives me a headache when an au [...]


    16. Overall this was a good read and I enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters But there were parts of the story that were just overkill to the point where the story simply became ridiculous.


    17. Very enjoyable read Fast paced with an interesting plot that has twists that constantly surprise the reader Vivienne is spirited, sweet, bold, inquisitive, and easy to like Dashiell is a rake with big heart when it comes to Vivienne I m beginning to realize that I prefer stories where the Hero makes a rather gallant attempt at not boning the Heroine upon first sight There s something so interesting about a forbidden romance where the tension grows and grows with each page despite knowing you can [...]


    18. Okay, let s talk about this book for a minute It s gonna get spoilery, so hold onto your butts.When I started this book, I was SUPER EXCITED Friends to lovers, a sassy heroine, a hero who is likeable, awesome.Except about half way through it took a turn for the WTF.1 I liked Vivienne as a heroine at the beginning quite a bit She seemed spirited and sassy and capable of being awesome Except every time she went up against her husband to be, she turned into a mushy trembling platypus All the fire o [...]


    19. I m not sure how I felt about this book Everything was right, good, present and accounted for but I just couldn t connect to it Liked the characters, the plot moved along very well, made logical sense without being predictable, but I just couldn t get vested in it I believe this to be my fault and not the author s I would recommend it for anyone else.


    20. MUST Most Fun since Stephanie Plum 4.9999 Stars Unforgettable characters, zany mayhem, unpredictable twists all wrapped up in an historical romance I haven t found a story so amusing since Evanovich began her Plum series All this in combination with my fave genre I wanted to dance around the house in gleeE GOOD The Hh Lord Dashiell and Vivienne anyone who can resist loving them is not human Humorous quirks and flaws and determination to do the right thing, despite the chaos around them, made the [...]


    21. This book got COMPLETELY bonkers about 2 3 of the way in It was still fun, though, so I m going to keep going with the series I mean, completely unrealistically bonkers Hoping the rest are just as crazy and fun.


    22. It was good The beginning was a little slow for me, but it picked up in the end Not one of my favorites, but still a good book.


    23. One of the worst, most overwrought, most ridiculous historical romances I have ever read Full stop terrible I cannot think of a single thing I liked about it.


    24. Author Susanna Ives brings readers a rollicking Victorian romance, with a dash of mystery in her latest book, Wicked Little Secrets Ives has a knack for humor and her characters are well drawn and easy to relate too Blackmail is the order of the day in this novel and Ives sets the scene with attention to the smallest of details Historical romance fans will find than just romance in this book, as the mystery is both entertaining and engaging Ives has a writing voice that was made for the genre a [...]


    25. As reviewed for THE READING CAFE 08 Dec 13thereadingcafe wicked little secrets by susanna ives a review 5 out of 5 for this reader folks Another brand spanking new author to enjoy in the historical romance genre Wicked Little Secrets by Susanna Ives totally did it for me What I was pleasantly surprised about however was not the historical romance setting, the rake, the sass it was THE HUMOUR I laughed out loud so many times at the banter, thoughts and quips exchanged and the shenanigans that our [...]


    26. Talk about ROFL literally could NOT stop giggling Poor Vivienne She can never be good enough for anyone in her family Until she manages to hook a matrimonial fish that puts smiles on their faces John Vandergrift, a respectable young man from a prominent family, can help lift her family out of the financial mess that threatens them Suddenly, she s being f ted and praised by everyone from her staid Aunt Gertrude and her religious zealot friends to her relieved and amazed parents Frankly, this is l [...]


    27. Wicked Little Secrets felt like a friend turned lovers story done right It wasn t a case of insta love, and the rake was just hilarious I agree, men who can make you laugh are the bomb.I liked the characters off the start, from the irrepressible Vivienne to rogueish Dashiell to his grandfather His grandfather, Lord Baswiche, was golden, and cute, and I definitely see where Dashiell got his sense of humor I d love to marry a man with a grandfather like Baswiche 3 p The plot centered around Vivien [...]


    28. Originally reviewed for Historical Romance Lover blogVivienne Taylor is engaged to be married She is sure that by marrying John Vandergrift that she will finally win the approval of her family and save them from ruin Her father s business will not survive if she doesn t marry John and he will be thrown in debtors prison.Vivienne s long time friend, Viscount Dashiell, has finally come home Unfortunately, her intended doesn t want her to have anything to do with the Viscount because he is has a ho [...]


    29. I received this book through one of the Giveaways The version I read was an uncorrected advance copy.Wicked Little Secrets by Susanna Ives is like no other historical romance that I have ever read Historical romance royalty tend to write characters that, in spite of their flaws, are larger than life in that they surpass all others by whichever rule you use to measure The men, noble and most handsome The women loyal, most beautiful and least insipid Susanna Ives has written a pair of characters [...]


    30. Lord Dashiell is a very lost soul a man with no one expecting anything of substance from him To say he has a fear of commitment is the understatement of the century He travels to avoid any form of entanglement and has amassed an impressive collection of antiquities Ladies vie for his attention and even knowing he is not going to stay with them, they get upset and throw tantrums His grandfather, the Earl of Baswiche, is a bit eccentric and causes Dashiell to want to run to any port away from Lond [...]


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