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Wicked, My Love
A smooth-talking rogue and a dowdy financial genius
Handsome, silver-tongued politician Lord Randall doesn't get along with his bank partner, the financially brilliant but hopelessly frumpish Isabella St. Vincent. Ever since she was his childhood nemesis, he's tried-and failed-to get the better of her.
Make a perfectly wicked combination
When both Randall's political career
An enjoyable enemies to lovers HRs.
I really enjoyed the banter between Isabella and Randall. There were many humorous moments between the prickly Isabella and the charming Randall.
The slow built romance was perfect for these two, and watching Randall slowly realise just how perfect Isabella actually is for him for great. And I loved his possessiveness over her.
This was my first book by this author, and it definitely won’t be my last.
Wicked My Love is the second book in Ms Ives’ Wicked Little Secrets series - although there are no characters from the previous book involved, so it works perfectly well as a stand-alone. The author sets her romance against the backdrop of the world of banking and finance in the mid-19th century, and has provided the reader with enough historical background for the story to be convincing, but she never gets so caught up in the minutiae of the subject so as to give th ...more
Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives
Book Two of the Wicked Little Secrets series
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
A smooth-talking rogue and a dowdy financial genius...
Handsome, silver-tongued politician Lord Randall doesn't get along with his bank partner, the financially brilliant but h ...more
I don’t really know how I feel about this book. I do know I loved the characters and I thought the plot was great. I liked the fact it’s set in the 1840s. On the other hand, I struggled with the slapstick humour and some of the histrionics of the secondary characters. It sometimes made what was a brilliant story into something a bit farcical – and then it would switch back to the great story I was enjoying and I liked it again.
Something to note is that this is the second ...more
When our current stock of Victorian romance writers truly remembered the existence of Mary Wolstencroft a whole new genre of heroine came into being. The Bluestocking, she's formidable, generally portrayed as women's rights explorers, often overlooked or social inept. Women that today's women can thank as part of the progress to enfranchment, the recognition of their abilities and their freedoms. Not only that, but they present an excellent opening for writers to ...more
I loved BOTH main characters- and that rarely happens anymore. The H was amusing, but a little uncertain about himself and that was refreshing. The h was lost in the ...more
The romance is great, but for me, the real stars of ...more
An utterly charming and delightful historical romance, Wicked, My Love was a wonderful read. With sparkling wit, lively humor, and a lovely romance, this book was fantastic and I absolutely loved it.
Isabella was a lovely heroine. Scary smart and defiantly independent, she was definitely no shrinking flower. Until she was put amongst people and her social awkwardness revealed itself. She was likable in her flaws and I thought she was a great character.
Randall was such a charmer. H ...more
Viscount Randall and Isabella St Vincent grew up together, their fathers were good friends and business partners and when they died, the two inherited a portion of the bank. Isabella is an extremely intelligent woman who is more at home with a spreadsheet than people and for the most part runs the bank. The two barely tolerate each o ...more
The protagonists began early in childhood with a very hateful relationship. Thrown together because of their father’s great friendship and affection for another they were still from different stations in life. Randall a young Viscount was destined for politics. Isabella was a manufacturers daughter. Wanti ...more
I never liked Randall all that much, plus it didn't make much sense to me that he was always slipping into this other persona of "Randy" whenever he and I ...more
I laughed out loud so many times in this book!! The women in the novel are the stars, especially the last scene, I was cheering along with them lol
Isabella and Randall had such a cute and entertaining road to getting together :P
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
This book is not the usual juicy ones that I tend read and review on this blog. The blurb intrigued me and I do like regency romances, as long as it’s entertaining. And as long as the heroine isn’t one of those females that sigh, simper, bemoan her plight in life, act as if she’s all helpless, and then decides to “help” her man and goes waltzing off into trouble only to have the hero has to save her. I don’t ...more
While I think I enjoyed this one as a whole, it had some issues. The story revolves around the impending ruin of ...more
As adults they do not see eye-to-eye about anything but when the bank is th ...more
First, I have to say, believe the 4 and 5 stars reviews. This book was that good. Fresh, sexy, tender, and sweet, “Wicked, My Love” was an em ...more
Isabella is highly influenced by her Cousin Judith, a founding member of the Mary Wollstonecraft Society Against the Injurious Treatment of Women Whose Rights Have Been Unjustly Usur ...more
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
Fumpy Isabella St. Vincent and the smooth Lord Randall have known each other since they were children and have been adversaries ever since they got into a childish spat over the sexes. As adults and bank partners, they try their best to avoid one another, until Lord Randall’s political career and their bank interests are on the verge of being destroyed by scandal. Now the financial ...more
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