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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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    LadyM United States 03-12-12
    LadyM United States 03-12-12
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    "Has Everything a Book Needs"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! As an avid romance reader the story has everything, in my opinion, to make a book enjoyable. It keeps ones interest, and if possible I would like to have listened to it all at once, but it's too long.


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

    There were many, and I don't want to give anything away, but toward the end when Simon's wife tries to save his life, the author and narrator conveyed the emotions well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several.


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

    Both.


    Any additional comments?

    It's one I will listen to again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-08-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-08-13 Member Since 2017

    Live, love, laugh...

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    "An enjoyable listen..."

    A beautiful story that is very romantic. I loved the ending (one of the few that has made me cry). It set the ground for the next book that I will begin immediately. The narrator was very good also.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 11-12-12
    Amazon Customer Leumeah, Australia 11-12-12
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    "WALLFLOWER NO MORE"

    This is the first in the series and i really enjoyed it. The narration is great and the characters wonderful. I read the second, then the third, however the third book is not available in audible format yet. Enjoy following this series, it's light, moving and i enjoy the history aspect of these stories. That alone intrigues me, how it was back then, very different!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 09-13-10
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 09-13-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Book"

    This was a goos story and not the same old, usual plot found in may books. The characters are fresh and fun. Good story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne Hutchinson, KS, United States 04-06-12
    Jeanne Hutchinson, KS, United States 04-06-12
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    "I loved everything about this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Secrets of a Summer Night the most enjoyable?

    First book was wonderful, funny and oh so romantic!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Simon!!


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Annabell


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Foundry fire


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend it!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 02-23-12
    Sheba LANCASTER, TX, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2011

    AVID READER!!!!

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    "Simon and Annabelle"

    This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Kleypas and I enjoyed it thoroughly.  The chemistry between Simon and Annabelle was just the right amount of tension and electricity.  It wasn’t overly sappy nor under developed.  It was very nice.  I fell in love with the way Simon felt for Annabelle and vice versa.  Experiencing this type of love myself, with my husband of 11 ½ years, I truly could relate to how Annabelle felt when she went back in the foundry after the love of her life.  I could totally see myself doing that.

    I know there is a part 2 to the Wallflower series, but I just don’t know how I’m going to feel about the story focusing on other characters beside Annabelle and Simon. I’m already attached to them. But I definitely will be reading the next novel in the series because I did so enjoy this first novel. Good job Lisa Kleypas.  

    The narration by Rosalyn Landor completely benefited the story.  I knew who was talking at every turn.  Even her male voices were great. She did an awesome job.

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    S NY 09-30-10
    S NY 09-30-10 Member Since 2013
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    "NARRATOR AND HEROINE BOTH ANNOYING--"

    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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    J. E. Culver 07-15-17
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    "Enjoyable series!"

    I have read this Wallflower series and now will listen. The narrator gives a great reading. Can,t wait to start the next .

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    Hilda Morgan Beale 07-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great read from Lisa kleypas"

    The book is an easy read and lovely romance story line. Also the characters were very likable.

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    Joyce 06-02-17
    Joyce 06-02-17
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    "Definitely R rated...."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, typical storyline and it would have been really good but the bedroom scenes were just too much for me and I found myself fast forwarding to the next chapter.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rosalyn Landor’s performances?

    No, male voices were not very good.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO! I don't watch R movies


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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