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. The combination of an art theft, a blackmail scheme, a scintillating naughty diary and plenty of adventure turn the ordinary into innovative entertainment. Keep your eye on Ives.

Vivienne Taylor has a penchant for trouble, which has made her the bane of her staid family. By becoming engaged to a solid, wealthy man she’s earned their praise. Then, Vivienne realizes her aunt is being blackmailed. There is only one person she trusts to help: Viscount Dashiell. Dashiell is the opposite of Vivienne’s fiancé: a world traveler, an antiquities expert and a womanizer. Their friendship is too important to Dashiell to destroy with his desire for Vivienne, but she keeps drawing him into her plans. Keeping Vivienne safe places them in danger of becoming pawns in a revenge plot, to say nothing of the dangers of falling in love. (SOURCEBOOKS, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin