Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/ Historical
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's
Intro Babble: I took a self-imposed break from the blog to get myself back into a groove during the holiday and I think it worked. I'm hoping at least. It just so happened that I read this one during my break and I loved it. Susanna Ives is a new to me author and I definitely think I will be reading more of her books.
Heroine: Vivienne-I liked Vivienne. I did. Even though she frustrated me. And she did. She really really did. She was so willing to be led around by everyone—her fiance, her Aunt Gertrude—that I was kind of wondering if she was ever going to snap out of it and assert herself. I wanted that big “come to Jesus” moment for her because I really did like her.
Hero: Dashiell-He was lovely. In a completely naughty way. He was a scamp. He was mischievous and a big ol' sweetie pie. I loved when he had his little freak out episodes and I loved it even more that he was never really free of them.
Chemistry: At first, Vivienne came across as very judgemental and snooty. Especially towards Dashiell. But, throughout the novel, Vivienne became less judgmental and I began to buy into their relationship more. I do wish that Vivienne had woken up sooner. I also liked that Vivienne and Dashiell had a connection from when they were children. It added another interesting dynamic.
Ending Babble: I really enjoyed Wicked Little Secrets. I blew through it. It was sweet and had some really funny moments—one of the funniest moments I have ever encountered in my reading life occurs towards the end of the book. There is also a nice twist towards the end. I did find myself a little annoyed at the constant mentions of religion but it fit with the story and it was necessary with a character like Gertrude.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I am really looking forward to the next one from Susanna Ives.