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 and their mutual bank interests are threatened by scandal, he has to admit he needs Isabella’s help. They set off on a madcap scheme to set matters right. With her wits and his charm, what could possibly go wrong? Only a volatile mutual attraction that’s catching them completely off guard…
Praise for Wicked Little Secrets:
“With Wicked Little Secrets’ intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades, and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that’s as thought-provoking as it is romantic.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/5 stars and nominee for Best First Historical Romance
“A fresh voice that reminded me of Julia Quinn’s characters.” —Eloisa JAMES, New York Times bestselling author
Victorian England provides a perfect setting for the madcap adventures of an English businesswoman and her lifelong friend. Isabella St. Vincent, a champion of women's rights, helps run the bank formed by Lord Randall's family. Her position depends on bank shares she inherited from her father. When a bank partner invests in false stock, she and Lord Randall stand to lose everything. As they search for the vanished bank partner, who was also Isabella's only suitor, Randall suddenly sees that Isabella is much more than the annoying girl that he played childhood pranks on. Their quest puts Randall and Isabella in shockingly close proximity, and the few rules of their love/hate relationship begin to crumble. But Isabella believes that a romance between them would be doomed and doesn't want to jeopardize Randall's future in Parliament. Sensuous foreplay heats up the pages but never overtakes the captivating story or the charming, witty characters.