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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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Absolutely love this book

this is a wonderful read and the narrator is excellent. I really enjoyed the light-hearted banter between the girls and the depth of relationship. I enjoyed both the relationships built with the men as well as the camaraderie between the women.

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Love this series

This is my go to series when there is nothing new to interest me. I have listed to it at least 5 times.

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Finding Real Love in Unexpected Places

I loved this book. Unlike most period romances it had unexpected twists and turns as well as heightened passions. A great read

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absolutely love this book

I love the narrator for these novels. I owe the novels and now the audibles. I find myself rereading and listening to Lisa Kleypas continuously. what a great storyteller! I love how her novels connect and link characters from other series. just fabulous.a great read!!!

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Pleasant romance with some humor

This was entertaining but not terribly memorable. The hero is a bit unusual in being a self-made man, and there are some humorous elements, which I always appreciate.

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the. first. wallflower

Loved the story. Just enough humor and excitement that you didn't want to
stop listening. Looking forward to the
next book in the series.

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  • Astrid
  • Kensington, Australia
  • 07-14-15

Enjoying the wallflowers

This is the second wallflower book I've listened to ( the first was Evie's book). I found this book really engaging, I liked the character of Annabel and enjoyed the growing tension between her and Simon.
I know a lot of readers struggled with Annabel's apparent snobbery but I think considering her in the context of her time and place, I found her willingness to go with significant social change quite inspiring and well drawn.

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  • miss
  • Manly, Australia
  • 05-22-15

Great romance

Easy to listen to. It's basically a historical romance in the style of pride and prejudice (ish) but with erotica (after marriage of course!)
I enjoyed it - easy listen! Have fun.

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Secrets of a Summer Night

Beautifully done. Though, maybe it could have been done with a little more speed. The story was good, just a little slow to begin with or perhaps its just me. But I love their interaction.. so much chemistry even from the beginning. And then after the wedding, goodness, these two doesn't seem to have left that stage yet, even till the end. I will be reading the next one. Want to know more about the Earl.

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Great start to this series!

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love Lisa Kleypas historical romance series. The wallflowers started off with a bang. Annabelle is beautiful, elegant, aristocratic, yet her family is penniless which put her in disadvantage for marriage. Simon Hunt, a self made business man is tall dark and yes dangerous and has tried to seduce her many times over the years until he finally gets his way. That is not the end, rather the beginning of Annabelles seduction by his masterful mind. Simon discovers he has feelings for her, feelings he never thought were possible for him and these come to a crushing crescendo towards the end of the book. The only reason I give four stars to this book is because I wished I got to know Simon a little better, to understand his actions and reactions easier, there was a tiny bit of a disconnect there, but otherwise it was very enjoyable read. The hathaways is by a far cry the best series of this author.

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