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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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    ESP 01-07-17
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    "Pride and Prejudice meets Big Bang Theory"

    Patterned after Jane Austen, the wallflowers are endearingly desperate, and the men are gorgeously arrogant. The conversations are warm, silly, or dire, depending on the occasion. The book is full of characters that grow uniquely beyond type.

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    Sherri Lupton Hollister Pamlico News 01-06-17
    Sherri Lupton Hollister Pamlico News 01-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous Kleypas"

    Lisa Kleypas takes the traditional and turns it and twists it until it is unrecognizable! The wallflowers shouldn't be so charming or interesting but Annabelle and her friends are much more than society realizes. Their newly formed friendship will turn the stuffy ballrooms upside down and their own plans into something magical.
    When a lady tries to do her duty and her heart gets in the way wonderful things can happen!
    This is a fabulous story and I look forward to reading or listening to the rest of this series!

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    Verne 12-12-16
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    "WOW!!!"

    I loved listening to this novel . It was full of intrigue, laughter and adventure. It captured my interest from the first chapter to the last. I am eager to read the rest of the series

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    Claire America 11-25-16
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    "Vivid and spellbinding"

    Lisa has an amazing gift for creating characters that come alive and describing the time and location vividly without going on and on about it. The characters and story line are believable and interesting.

    I don't normally 'read' historical romances but after listening to this book I couldn't help but listen to the rest of the series.

    The narration was also excellent and added to my enjoyment of the book.

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    J. Jones Yorba Linda, California United States 11-24-16
    J. Jones Yorba Linda, California United States 11-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Nice to revisit"

    I thought I'd read this and I had, but it was fun to listen to.

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    "Great characters and lovely story"

    Great listen I go back to often. This is probably my fourth or so. Now reading this and imagining Hodgem(sp?) as D. Trump is only adds to the creep-factor and satisfactory comeuppance!

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    alwyssmilng 10-09-16
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    "Well drafted storyline"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Secrets of a Summer Night to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    Any book written by Julie Garwood


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Her chosen voices for the characters


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual, Ms. Kleypas has written a well structured story and developed characters. She captured the emotions of her characters well and also provided realistic historical details about the time period. It was a well developed story, with little to no holes in the plot. I can't wait to find out what happens to the next "Wallflower".

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    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 06-23-16
    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "i absolutely love this series!!!"

    I love all of Lisa's books but especially the Wallflowers followed by the Hathaways . I actually read these series a couple of times a year.

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    Kathy Faifield, Australia 04-15-16
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    "Too much heat"

    The storyline was enjoyable and the characters were likeable but there was way too much focus on sex.

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    bluestategirl Vermont 12-28-14
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    "So good!"

    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.

    Loved it!

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