by Victoria Alexander

Publisher: Zebra (Kensington)

Published: January 31, 2012

Format: Paperback (352 pages)

ISBN: 9781420117066

Series: Sinful Family Secrets

Origin: Publisher

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

Even during Victorian times, intrigue ran through rich, hollow facades with dangerous escapades, mysterious alliances, and sinful secrets.

Evelyn Hadley-Attwater knows the true goal of the department; she’s worked there. However, that life was far behind her now.  She is and has been The Countess of Waterston and a happily married woman these two years, but Evelyn has been summoned to her old headquarters and worries why.

At first, she politely turns down the job. However, Evelyn is then literally blackmailed into it. Her old supervisor, with good reason, is forcing her to partake.  

Sir Maxwell Osgood is trying to protect the names of operatives and their lives; although, it does seem that he lost this file with many names by someone’s hand, and that hand has Maxwell in his grasp too. 

All told, it does seem to be a simple assignment.  

She must attend a party to which she and the Earl had already been invited and responded to in a favorable fashion. However, they really were not planning to attend.  No matter, she’d attend. 

Adrian Hadley-Attwater senses his wife is distracted or maybe preoccupied.  Now, it is known that some married spouses, after a time, desire someone else. Although their time has been just two years, Adrian begins wondering about what is on her mind.  He was never the jealous cad, but his Evie could make any man take leave of his senses, he well knew.

Talking himself out of those thoughts, for a short time, Adrian does decide to follow her.

Much to his dismay, Evie left out a trip to the museum from her itinerary, not that actually means anything.   However, he does remember meeting with her at that place.  Commonsense reigns, as he begins to imagine scenarios of her spotting him trailing her.  What would she do? How would she react to his distrust, when she’s never given him any reason for such a thing?  

Before Evelyn exits the building, he leaves.  

However, soon, she is insisting on actually attending the event they had decided to skip. Maybe someone’s attending that she is to see.  

When another calls him away from his wife, at the event, Adrian cannot help but feel it was a choreographed interruption, but the brief interruption is over much quicker than was supposed. As a result, he finds his wife sneaking away.  

Why?  He just has to know the answer to that question.  Could his instincts have been right all along?  Is there someone else?

Adrian follows Evie, only to find his wife rifling through the manly desk in the library.  

My Take:

Victoria Alexander’s MY WICKED LITTLE LIES is a fun read with an enticing premise and an ending you’ll just love! 

Evelyn Hadley-Attwater isn’t at all stuffy. She’s confident and knows how not to be a lady, while her husband, Adrian Hadley-Attwater, is a reformed—by circumstance—former bad boy who can’t seem to keep his adventurous side tame.  However, these two together are the perfect match in more ways than you will imagine.

In MY WICKED LITTLE LIES, Victoria Alexander creates a believable but not a boring, married couple romance and laces it with spies, mystery, and humor.

This is a standalone novel, but you will certainly want to read the first book of the Sinful Family Secrets series titled, HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS (September 2011).  


For readers of this blog, throughout the United States and Canada, you can enter a random drawing for a free physical book of MY WICKED LITTLE LIES just by leaving a comment!  

The comment form will require an email address.  However, your email address will not be published.

I will announce the winner on a future blog post.

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  1. This book sounds like a fun read – i love stories set during Victorian times & the characters in the story seem like a lot of fun to follow 😛 (mill1(at)sympatico(dot)ca) Thanks!

  2. This looks like a great read! I put it on my e-wishlist in case I don’t win 😉

  3. Martha Lawson

    Love her books!! Please enter me for it.

  4. I have not read any of her books. This is a good one to start with! Thanks!

  5. I love historical romances and this one sounds great:)

  6. Sounds like a great book. Love it when I find a new author.

  7. I like that you found the couple’s story to be believeable and still interesting. Yes, such marriages are possible. Thank you for the chance to read My Wicked Little Lies.