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 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, My Love:
"Wicked Little Secrets are Ives' forte, but it's the laugh-out-loud humor and slapstick comedy that will have readers crying with joy. Ives' sprightly repartee adds to the merriment, yet the poignancy that lies beneath will touch readers' hearts. Ives delivers on every level." - RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! - 2015 RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards Nominees - Historical Love & Laughter Category
"Sensuous foreplay heats up the pages but never overtakes the captivating story or the charming, witty characters." -- Publishers Weekly
"WICKED, MY LOVE made me feel as if I had died and gone to book heaven! What a fun, fabulous book!" -- Fresh Fiction
"Fresh, sexy, tender, and sweet, “Wicked, My Love” was an emotionally satisfying and page-turning, entertaining escape. It had an adorable couple with sizzling chemistry; a wildly exhilarating adventure; a wonderfully perfect ending; brilliantly funny dialogue and poignant narration" -- A Time For Us Reviews
"If you long for a lighthearted and charming romance, then “Wicked, My Love” is one that you should seek out." Harlequin Junkie Recommended Read
Wicked Little Secrets
Embark on an hilarous, fast-paced, and wickedly sexy adventure in Victorian London. Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family's approval by getting engaged to the wealthy John Vandergrift. She is determined to uphold her fiance's rigid Victorian ideal of womanhood. But when her beloved aunt gets enmeshed in a vicious blackmail scheme, she can only turn to her childhood hero, the notorious rake and adventurer Viscount Dashiell. Soon the two become pawns in a wicked game of art theft and revenge, forcing them to acknowledge their most secret and precious dream—a life together.
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. 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. 4 1/2 Stars"-- 2013 RT Reviewer's Choice Best Book Awards - First Historical Romance Nominee!
"Vivienne and Dashiell are joyfully silly, but deft sensuality and love turns the novel, crooning, cross-dressed hero and all, in a love story that is a pleasure to read." -- Eloisa James' Best of 2013 list in the Barnes and Noble Review - Reading Romance column.
"It has almost everything in one book, romance, lust,and a mystery that keeps you sitting on the end of your seat. I would not pass up this read!" -- Fresh Fiction
"Ives delivers a humorous Victorian romance with witty dialogue from unconventional characters." -- Best of 2013 - SOS Aloha Blogspot
"I have to applaud Susanna Ives for her work in Wicked Little Secrets. I have never, ever laughed so hard or swooned so much while reading a historical romance...To be able to meld the vivid characters and complex scheme as this author did earned her a Best Book in my eyes. If you love historical romances, then this book is a must!" -- Long and Short Reviews
I segreti di un lord
Inghilterra, 1819 - Quando l'uomo di cui è innamorata si fidanza con un'altra, Henrietta, avida lettrice di romanzi gotici, ordisce un piano per riprenderselo: trasformare il vicino di casa in un eroe dal fascino maledetto capace di portare scompiglio nella coppia che si è appena formata. Il prescelto, però, Thomas, Conte di Kesseley, non è certo la persona più adatta! Appassionato di agricoltura e del tutto privo di fascino, è l'esatto contrario del bel tenebroso in cui lei vuole trasformarlo. Ma poi, pur essendo inizialmente restio a calarsi nel ruolo, Kesseley porta alla luce un aspetto oscuro e trasgressivo di sé. Ed Henrietta finisce per diventare vittima delle sue stesse macchinazioni...
Rakes and Radishes
When Henrietta Watson learns that the man she loves plans to marry London's most beautiful and fashionable debutante, she plots to win him back. She'll give him some competition by transforming her boring bumpkin neighbor, the Earl of Kesseley, into a rakish gothic hero worthy of this Season's Diamond.
After years of unrequited love for Henrietta, Kesseley is resigned to go along with her plan and woo himself a willing bride. But once in London, everything changes. Kesseley, long more concerned with his land than his title, discovers that he's interested in sowing wild oats as well as radishes. And Henrietta realizes that gothic heroes don't make ideal husbands. Despite an explosive kiss that opens her eyes to the love that's been in front of her all along, Henrietta must face the possibility that Kesseley is no longer looking to marry at all.
Praise for Rakes and Radishes:
"Once in a while, I read a book that's so emotive that I find myself thinking about it long after I have put it down and Rakes and Radishes, with its theme of love and forgiveness, is such a book." -- The Romance Reviews
"I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. When I was positive I knew how it was going to proceed, it changed." -- Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
"Overall, I highly, highly recommend this book." -- The Season 9.5 stars Top Pick
"While maybe not your traditional hero and heroine, it totally worked in all the right ways and made for one hell of a good read." -- Seriously Reviewed
"I was hit by its awesomeness. I really loved this book!" -- Book Lovers Inc.
The Homemaker - A Southern Short Story
Author's note: For a time in my childhood, we lived in a tiny town in South Georgia. Across from the post office, an old Victorian home was situated among pecan trees. I was fascinated by the house and often walked its perimeter and peered in the windows. I daydreamed of fixing it up. Unfortunately, after decades of neglect, the old house was demolished. Yet, the old place held such a firm place in my heart that I wrote a story about its restoration. So while the characters and locations in this book are figments of my overactive imagination, the house was once very real.