Books by Susanna Ives

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Frail

I’ve read a few books by Susanna Ives over the past couple of years and have come to the conclusion that she is at her best when she’s doing something a little different to the norm in historical romance. Her début novel, Rakes and Radishes turned the reformed rake trope on its head, and Wicked ...

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How to Impress a Marquess

One of the things I’ve appreciated most about the books I’ve read by Susanna Ives has been her ability to create relatable, multi-layered characters and storylines which are just a little different to those normally found in an historical romance.  In her latest book, How to Impress a Marquess, ...

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Wicked My Love

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, ...

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Rakes and Radishes

Rakes and Radishes is Susanna Ives’ début novel, and it’s one of the most unusual historical romances I’ve read. The author has very successfully turned one of the most commonly-used tropes in the genre upside-down and inside-out. The story of the hardened rake who eventually settles down ...

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Wicked Little Secrets

What disappointed me the most about this book was the shallowness. The “wickedness” wasn’t that wicked, the heroine kept getting away with TSTL decision-making, and the rakehell hero was smoke without fire. It’s not a bad light read, and the climax is particularly funny, but I had been hopin ...