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Secrets of a Summer Night: The Wallflowers, Book 1 | [Lisa Kleypas]

Secrets of a Summer Night: The Wallflowers, Book 1

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.
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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.

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"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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    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.


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    all of them


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    Trisha 10-08-11
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    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
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    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!!

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    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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    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.

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    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 02-13-11
    Michelle Griffin, GA, United States 02-13-11 Member Since 2010

    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!!!

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    "Addicted to this Series!!!"

    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!!!

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    Carla Memphis, TN, United States 02-10-11
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    "My Favorite Wallflower Book"

    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.

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    "a cute historical romance!"

    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!

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    Jackee Goovigen, Australia 02-05-11
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    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.

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