Saturday, January 28, 2012
Early Review: My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander
Title: My Wicked Little Lies
Author: Victoria Alexander
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Sinful Family Secrets
Publisher: Zebra, imprint of Kensington
My Copy: Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher
Evelyn Hadley-Attwater has it all-a genteel Victorian life replete with loving husband, ball gowns and elegant parties. No one including the man she married suspects that she was once “Eve”, a spy for England’s most enigmatic intelligence agency. Summoned for one final assignment, the excitement of her former life and memories of her mysterious, flirtatious boss “Sir” prove too tempting…
Adrian Hadley-Attwater is a respectable, dignified gentlemen. But even the most proper gentlemen have secrets of their own. Secrets from the rest of the world, from their families, from their wives. Secrets that have a price. Now, as a veil of secrecy frays, a tantalizing game of cat and mouse will test the bounds of unfailing love…
A delightfully charming historical romance that I couldn’t put down. Utterly fell in love with the two main characters more than I thought that I would. What made me like the characters was that they immediately are characters who endear themselves to the readers.
Being that this was my first Victoria Alexander novel, I was so happy to take a chance on it. It was a lot of fun to read. One of the subplots that I love about the book was the spy sub-plot. That subplot really made this book work. I mean that Evelyn and Adrian married each other without knowing that Adrian was her boss. This was very funny and I thought wonderfully done.
I mean the fact that Adrian and Evelyn have a very nice life is nice. Yet when Evelyn is asked a favor by the government, she does it, not realizing that it will cause her husband to get jealous and assume the worst. Which made me love Adrian as well. Adrian is a man who loves his wife very passionately. This shows through out the book.
Also like how Evelyn and Adrian play games with each other. Yet it makes the book so much more richer in this dazzling romance. The settings of the book being in England was nicely done. The parties, the dances were well done and set up the characters actions very nicely. The personalities were vibrant and joyous. For historical romances, this is a must for me.
Yet what I love is the chemistry between the characters. There was such charm and wit. Even the secondary couple being Celeste and Max was just so rich and very vibrant. Their scenes were some really hot and sexy as well. Thought that they had some of the best lines as well. This book had some great moments and some nice witty comebacks.
If you like books with happy endings, read this book. An utterly charming historical romance.