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Secrets of a Summer Night Audiobook
Secrets of a Summer Night
Written by: 
Lisa Kleypas
Narrated by: 
Rosalyn Landor
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Secrets of a Summer Night Audiobook

Secrets of a Summer Night: The Wallflowers, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"By turns amusing, sensual and sober, but always compelling, this is a first-rate offering from a truly talented storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Helle Copenhagen, Denmark 03-19-12
    Helle Copenhagen, Denmark 03-19-12 Member Since 2008
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    "very erotic and I love it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recomend it to those who like to get an arousel through their ears


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of a Summer Night?

    The love scenes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me wan't my husband.


    Any additional comments?

    It is very classic romantic but with the grafic love scenes that really are well written. If you can get by your high literature standards, and don't laugh to much of the tall dark mysterious stranger caractor vs beautifull young damsell in distress theme, it is good for what it is.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Trujillo Brighron, CO, United States 03-12-12
    Christina Trujillo Brighron, CO, United States 03-12-12
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    "a secret that every woman wants"
    What did you love best about Secrets of a Summer Night?

    The story is very intriguing . it did make me feel a little bit embarrassed. the story keeps you coming back for more listen to. It does capture a woman in what they are like and what other people to be like.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zzrole 03-08-12
    Zzrole 03-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful Story"
    What did you love best about Secrets of a Summer Night?

    I loved the plot and the realistic way she conveys conversation and life. The narrator was amazing! Great accents and every character was recognizable. She obviously read what she was reading before she started because she always knew what emotion to put into the dialogue even before the author made note of it.


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was romantic, it made me chuckle and it made me tense with anticipation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S.Elizabeth Maryland, United States 03-05-12
    S.Elizabeth Maryland, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Lisa Kleypas but..."
    What did you love best about Secrets of a Summer Night?

    ... this novel and it's story came in as a B+ to me. Still a good read/listen but it kinda pales in comparison to some of her other books. I had hoped to read all the Wallflower books but with #2 focusing on Lillian (Rosalyn Landor's American accent is hard on the ears, to be honest) I don't see myself reading a Wallflower novel beyond this one.Also, this book left a lot to be desired in terms of romantic magnatisim. They had character chemistry but it certainly didn't sweep me off my feet. It made me miss the passion of Alex & Lily (Then Came You) and Sara & Derrick (Dreaming Of You).


    Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great performance but her American accent sounds super obnoxious.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to feel more passion btwn the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Borger, TX, United States 01-18-12
    Amazon Customer Borger, TX, United States 01-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great one@"
    Would you listen to Secrets of a Summer Night again? Why?

    yes over and over!!


    What other book might you compare Secrets of a Summer Night to and why?

    Since this is part of a series I guess it would be the other books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trisha 10-08-11
    Trisha 10-08-11

    Trisha

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    "Not up to author's previous standard"

    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?

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    SSMITTEE 04-20-11
    SSMITTEE 04-20-11

    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!

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    "WONDERFUL LOVE STORY"

    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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 04-20-11
    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 04-20-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "Passionate and entertaining!"

    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.

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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 03-24-11
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 03-24-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable"

    I liked this book even if the ending was a bit predictable. It's a light, entertaining listen.

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-23-11
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-23-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Predictable"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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