Friday 29 November 2013

Early Review: Wicked Little Secrets - Susanna Ives + spotlight and Giveaway

Vivacious 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.

Lord 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.

My thoughts:
Poor Vivienne, she sure tried her best at being the perfect woman who said little and read her bible. A perfect little wife. But sometimes you just do not succeed. 

Vivienne was to marry this idiot to save her family from ruin. I did like how she really tried and wanted this. There was honor in it. But she was also curious and found a mystery to solve which led to lots of things. A seedier side of London, a run in with a notorious rake and blackmail. All good fun.

Oh yes Lord Dashiell, a rake with a love of antiques. Hey I love a man who loves history. He also had a grandfather who was rather hehe, you will see. And poor poor Dashiell got the hots for Vivienne and tried his best not to act on it.

I guess we were meant to sort of forgive Vivienne's aunt in the end but I detested the woman. Saw nothing good in her. Another thing was a story with Viv that was rather..come on? Really? At least it brought drama.

Mysteries, blackmail and passion! A proper lady trying her best not to be charmed.


Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical romance
For review

I was meant to have Susanna over for an interview, but instead I will have a mini spotlight today and a short giveaway :)

I am a mother to fabulous, brilliant, gorgeous children. When I am not writing, I am a part-time web developer/goddess. I drink Vouvray and listen to Brazilian Jazz, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud Gilberto, Bruce Hornsby, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald.

I can cook some mean Southern butter beans. I love my children, that guy I married, running, my smart phone, the sound of rain, and poems by Billy Collins. In fact, I love poetry in general, but don't write a word of it. I've followed my crazy Viking husband through Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, England, and Scotland.

For a chance to win a copy of Wicked Little Secrets just tell me that you are entering :)

1. US and Canada only
2. Ends Dec 5


  1. My favorite historical romances are when the heroine is feisty and bucking the system. This sounds fun!

    1. She did not fit the mold of a perfect debutante, cool

  2. I would love to win this! Sounds great!

  3. Oh wonderful! A new author to add to the wishlist! I love more and more books like that and it's so fn to discover some new ones!

  4. Love the title and cover of this!

    Thanks so much!

  5. Wicked Little Secrets sounds like my kind of story! I'm looking forward to reading it.

  6. Mysteries, blackmail and passion! All perfect for this cold, cold weekend. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. :) I shall indeed join in on this giveaway. This sounds pretty good.

  8. Thanks for giving me a chance to read this book! ;)

  9. this looks like the kind of story I love - count me in!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  10. this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  11. My favorite kind of book. Looks like it's going to be a good story. Thanks for sharing. :)
    I will enter

  12. Sounds very entertaining =D I am curious about her grandfather lol I'd love a chance to be entered B.

  13. This book sounds so good. I just love the cover. Please enter me. Thanks!

  14. Please enter me'
    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. not entering but blackmail and passion sounds like fun :)

  16. Oh this sounds like a delicious book! I love the cover, it's gorgeous. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  17. Lord Dashiell loves antiques? He sounds like quite the hero. And I love this cover. Great giveaway!

  18. I'd like to enter the giveaway! This looks like a book I would really like!

  19. I do love when the heroine and a rake are thrown together and she tries not to fall for him, and a mystery thrown in as well? Sounds awesome!

    1. I know right, so many awesome little things



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