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)
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 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.
This was a goos story and not the same old, usual plot found in may books. The characters are fresh and fun. Good story.
I bought this audiobook so I could reread the Wallflower series, it amuses me and entertains me and I laugh like I did the first time I devoured the series day after day until they were all read.
I like to listen to Rosalyn Landor so this book was a pleasing listen. The reason I would not give this book more than 3 stars is because of the characters themselves. I could not enjoy or relate to them.
I need more ears!
I loved Annabelle. Her family is down on it's luck after the death of her father and everything hinges on her making a good ton marriage. Unfortunately, without a dowry, and with her clothes much worst for wear, attracting a suitable man is clearly impossible. But our plucky heroine is determined to keep her chin up and persevere, even if she has to trick some hapless peer into marrying her.
Then along comes a wealthy commoner, Simon Hunt, a butcher's son who's made his fortune in industry. Simon is welcome at some ton events only because he's got friends in high places. He's met Annabelle before, and finds that he's still attracted to the lady, but she won't give him the time of day. To put it simply, Annabelle is a snob.
There's an oily villain, some fellow wallflowers (who act as fairy godmothers), and lots of opportunities for romance and misunderstanding at the Duke's estate during a months' long house party. The characters from Again the Magic are also here, so the series gather's some steam as more are introduced.
LK hits all the right notes with this one, and it's clear she had fun writing it. Best of all, you end up cheering for the leads.
Maybe I shouldn't regard this book in the light of the 21st century, but despite much of its lighthearted story and all trials and tribulations having happy endings, I couldn't help being bothered by the womens' plight in those times.
Their whole existence and well-being was determined by men. Everything they did centered around being taken care of by a man---their very lives, and their families' lives depended on men. Their situation, their entire future, rested on their capturing a wealthy man. And then, as if that wasn't bad enough, everyone had to pretend they weren't doing it.
The men, knowing of course what the women were up to, disdained their behavior if the women were too obvious.
And all the women continually apologized foer everything! Every nuance of emotion was so discouraged, it became exasperating.
Okay, okay, those were the times they lived in and it was said that those times were changing, but those male attitudes were seriously revolting.
Okay, okay. maybe I took it a little too seriously, and some of it was fun and enjoyable, but boy am I ever glad I didn't live back then.
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