Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.
Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure, he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.
Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon — and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses…and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.
©2010 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"By turns amusing, sensual and sober, but always compelling, this is a first-rate offering from a truly talented storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
Very disappointed in this book. To much repeating previous dialogue/events between characters and the story dragged on-and-on. How many chapters did it take to tell us why "Mary" could not marry?
Say something about myself! I'm 66 with poor vision and HANDICAPPED,I save all my actual reading for my bible. My pleasure is at AUDIBLE!
with many short side trips that end up dead ends and some "stuff" one would not expect, this is a delightful and although a beautiful love story, it is a book with humor, friendship, backdoor planning and ....oh I don't want to say more because right at the moment you sit back, secure in the fact that you have the plot figured out ,WAM,..... not so and off it goes again...No profanity and oops there I go again..lots of surprises......READ THIS BOOK!!
The characters in this story are very well developed. I like the long-standing attraction between the two main characters and the way they truly came to understand and love one another. The action scenes are very well described and the plot is excellent.
If you like mid 19th Century romances, this won't disappoint. I thought it was very predictable. Girl of good background with noble blood meets a "Rhett Butler" type character of ignoble birth. It isn't bad it is just predictable. I prefer Lisa's more contemporary romances.
I love to read! With kids, that hobby is impossible...enter Audible...problem solved. Chores that I dread are now quiet time for this Mommy!!!
I love period romance, and Lisa Kleypass does not dissapoint in this novel! Narration is great, and the intro to these four characters make you want to delve deeper into their lives. I really love how Kleypass sets up the next book in the Epilogue of each novel! Worth a credit!!!
I love to read and have used it as a way to visit other countries and other worlds. Audible allows me to fit more books into my busy schedu
This is my favorite of the Wallflower's book. I like Simon Hunt and Annabelle because of their passion. It's clear to the reader how much they like one another before they realizew it themselves. Other reviewers have criticized Annabelle's mercenary tendencies however, Annabelle's plot to marry for convenience is not unusual given the times.
could not stop listening to this book but reader has an old sounding voice at times felt like i was listening to a forty year old reading about a young girl, good book love the wallflowers group!
This is the first book of Lisa Kleypas i have listened to and I really enjoyed it. And I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
The narrator made the women in this story sound like a bunch of Hysterical Harpies while the "heroine" was so darn shallow and self-centered she was just about unbearable. Her "genteel" family was near financial ruin (a relative was selling her body to help pay the bills), yet she and her mother were only interested in her marriage to a wealthy peer even though a dashing wealthy man of trade had been interested in her for years. She couldn't possibly love the butcher's son so she along with her other cold-blooded wallflower friends set about to trap a not-too-bright titled man into a compromised wedding. Nothing romantic here. The only warmth came at the very end, but by then I could care less.
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