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Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, Bk 1)
Secrets of a Summer Night - Wallflowers, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Kleypas
ISBN-13: 9780061259340
ISBN-10: 0061259349
Publication Date: 12/1/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 24
ISBN 0060091290 - Not following too many of the generic rules of romance novels has worked for Kleypas, making her one of the few romance authors I would read from again of my own choice.

Since her father died, Annabelle and her family have fallen on hard times, financially, when she discovers that her mother has taken a different fall of her own - assuming the role of mistress to a pig of a man to help pay the bills. Annabelle feels the pressure of the need to marry well, which will save her mother from Lord Hodgeham and keep her brother in school. Landing a man with a title and money isn't just an issue of snobbery, it's a must. Her upbringing has taught her that she should marry a peer and her families dire straits requires that he be wealthy enough to help them. Unfortunately, Annabelle doesn't have a dowry and without a dowry, she's just a pretty face, more likely to end up someone's mistress than the wife of a peer. After almost 4 seasons without an offer of marriage, Annabelle's on the verge of becoming a spinster.

Decidedly not the right man, Simon Hunt is the son of a butcher. He's wealthy, but in the low-class way of having worked for it. Worse, he likes to talk about work and making money. Some of the peerage invites him to places he really doesn't belong, throwing he and Annabelle in each other's way. She admits she finds him attractive, but she's got her mind set on marrying a certain sort of man. And she has a plan.

As the season began to draw to a close, Annabelle found herself sitting with 3 other girls. They'd sat together often, watching others dance, but never spoken. One night, however, that changes and the four girls make a pact to help each other find husbands. They've all got their own reasons for ending up wallflowers: Evie's family is wealthy but common and the Bowman sisters, Lillian and Daisy, are American and a bit too rough around the edges. They're only accepted at all into society because their father is very rich. The four become fast friends and the husband hunting begins with Annabelle's plight, since she is oldest.

The story of the girls' friendship is given more ink than the usual romance novel drivel, which is a huge plus. The girls are funny and real and I hope Kleypas realizes, through the next three books, that the romance isn't nearly as interesting as they are and keeps them centerstage. Simon and Annabelle don't follow the standard romance novel pattern too closely, either, with no other man/woman thrown between them and no major misunderstandings to muddy up the romance. That alone makes this one worthy of a quick read.

- AnnaLovesBooks
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Helpful Score: 7
Great start to a great series. I actually read the first book last, as I wasn't able to get it until I found it at PBS. These are 'keepers' (Lisa Kleypas's Wallflower series).
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Helpful Score: 6
This book has you hooked from the very first page! I never used to like historical romances and this was the first one I had ever read and now I can't put them down!
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Helpful Score: 6
Love Lisa Kleypas! Another good one by her, the 1st of 4 in a series. My 2nd fav of the 4 (Devil in Winter is fabulous).
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Helpful Score: 4
Lisa Kleypas is excellent! This is the first of a series--look for the other three with seasons in the titles...they're all great!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the first book of a 4-book series about the "wall flowers". I ended up reading it last, however, it is not a problem to read them out of order. I think this and the second book of the series are the best.
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Helpful Score: 4
First from Wallflower series, Annabelle's story(gotta love Simon Hunt)
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Helpful Score: 4
i really enjoyed this book. it was funny and witty. I laughed a lot at certain points of the book. A very good read.
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Helpful Score: 4
Loved it. First book I read by this author and will now have to read them all.
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Helpful Score: 3
Part of the husband hunting for four girls. Always a hot read
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! This was my first by her and I'm already waiting for the rest.
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Helpful Score: 2
4.5 stars--really entertaining. I've come to think of Lisa Kleypas as comfort reading. She has the ability to take what is normally a rather boring time period, a fairly simple plot, and a cast of endearing characters, and turn it all into a book I have trouble putting down.

Annabel is the first in a group of four unmarried women who call themselves 'wallflowers'. Always sitting on the sidelines, ignored by all the eligible gentlemen, these friends have banded together to find each other husbands. Annabel desperately wants a nobleman, one with enough money to save her and her family from poverty and ruin. To her displeasure, her most avid pursuer, Simon Hunt, is a businessman with a great deal of money but no title. Furthermore, he has made it clear that while he would welcome her as a mistress, he has no interest in marriage. Thus the wallflowers come up with a sceme to find Annabel a more suitable option.

Annabel was, to me, a fairly likeable character. At certain moments her prejudice can become irritating, but watching her grow out of it is gratifying. I liked Simon very much, but the author doesn't go into quite as much depth with his thoughts and feelings. While the romance is present and very satisfying, the story is really more centered on the girls and their friendship. This is what sets the book apart--the girls and their antics made me laugh out loud more then once.

Overall, this is a light and fun read for any woman who enjoys historical romance. Even if you normally don't, I'd give it a try. Lisa Kleypas is uniquely engaging.
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This book surprised me, as I found the writing to be far richer in detail by comparison to the other three books, and denser as well. I can only guess that Ms. Kleypas wanted to make sure that her Wallflower world was thoroughly established at the beginning (although I didn't have any trouble reading the books out of order). She doesn't disappoint, the writing is excellent and you get the impression that she did a lot of research into the time period. Although this book is considered a romance, I'd venture to say that's only a portion of the whole story. It's equally about friendship and the difficulties upper class women had to overcome at that time, particularly those that were impoverished. Definitely a lot of Jane Austen themes here. Annabelle's story revolves around her desperate hunt for a husband during the tail-end of an era where the peerage held the reins, socially, politically and economically. She meets and develops a deep friendship with the Wallflowers--ladies, who like herself, are not considered marriage material by the upper class. She meets Simon Hunt who is not a member of the peer, but a self-made millionaire, and he pursues Annabelle to be his mistress for the greater part of the story. Perhaps my only only complaint about this book is that we are not given any good reason why Simon is not "the marrying kind." He comes from a very solid family background, lots of siblings, good parents. I am not sure, other than maybe greed at getting any woman, any time with no strings attached is his reason for not snapping Annabelle up sooner. That, however, is just my guess, because we really don't get to know the hero all that well. Other than that, Annabelle's story is worth a read, not a quick read compared to the other 3 books, but still worth the time.
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1st in the Wallflower Series - probably the 3rd best in the series of 4.
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Has some dark threads but is overall fun and entertaining. Liked the character development for some of the women in the book and the guys were multi-faceted. Time period is later than regency, 1840s, so has setting that includes a lot more industrialization and changing social norms.
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In general I like this author. I think my favorites among her titles are the first Vallerand novel, Only In Your Arms, and Dreaming of You, featuring Derek Craven (a background character from an earlier Kleypas' novel, Then Came You). Dreaming of You is actually one of my favorite romance novels and has earned a permanent place on my shelf, as well as an occasional re-reading. Its one of the rare stories where you can understand perfectly what the hero and heroine see in each other, and where neither of them is so irritating during the story that you want to take a stick to them.

This book, Secrets of a Summer Night, was a cute read, but not as endearing as others by this author - you don't get to know the hero and heroine quite so well. Though I note a few similarities. There is a common outsider theme - rather disrespectful and roguish heroes with vulgar amounts of money made in a "common" way, and a catastrophic event as the impetus for admission of affections...however, its just handled more deftly in Dreaming of You.

Still, worth a look. But if you've never read this author before, start with Dreaming of You - just MHO, of course.
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Starred Review. Deftly evoking not only the romantic tension between hero and heroine but also the conflicts and challenges of the Victorian era, this superb romance from Kleypas launches her new series centered on the Wallflowers, four young ladies who are sick of being snubbed and overlooked by London's bachelors and who have banded together to find themselves husbands. Beautiful Annabelle Peyton represents Old World aristocracy; she's genteel but impoverished and desperately trying to maintain the appearance of wealth. Commoner Simon Hunt, on the other hand, is a brash, ambitious entrepreneur who has made a fortune investing in industry and railroads and is only marginally accepted by society. As Annabelle attempts to trap a moneyed aristocrat into marriagewith the help of her vivacious fellow Wallflowers, of courseSimon boldly pursues her, first with the desire to make her his mistress and then with far more noble intentions. The scenes involving Annabelle and the three other Wallflowerstwo impudent American girls and a shy, stuttering English heiressare almost as enjoyable as the ones in which Annabelle and Simon try to outmaneuver each other. The protagonists inevitably wind up at the altar, but their story doesn't end there. Kleypas delves deeper, touching on Annabelle's changing mindset (specifically, her growing admiration of Simon's working-class roots and her acceptance of everything he stands for) and Simon's insecurity over taking her away from polite society. By turns amusing, sensual and sober, but always compelling, this is a first-rate offering from a truly talented storyteller.
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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.
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The Wallflowers are four young ladies who scheme together in an effort to find husbands. This book is about Annabelle Peyton's search for a nobleman to make an offer of marriage and save her family from disaster. Her only persistent admirer is Simon Hunt, the butcher's son. Simon is a self-made millionaire, but doesn't have a title...something the Wallflowers insist on.

I loved this book. Annabelle and Simon were a great couple. The Wallflowers are a very interesting group. Their "Rounders with Knickers" game was very funny. This is the first book in the Wallflower series and I'll definitely be reading the rest.
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Lisa Kleypas continues to be one of my favorite romance authors! This was a very good read; humor to keep you smiling, love to keep you warm and passion to keep you enticed! After reading this first book in the Wallflowers series I fell in love with the four women who make up the "Wallflowers" group and had to keep reading all the books. I only wish I had found them sooner.
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Deftly evoking not only the romantic tension between hero and heroine but also the conflicts and challenges of the Victorian era, this superb romance from Kleypas launches her new series centered on the Wallflowers, four young ladies who are sick of being snubbed and overlooked by London's bachelors and who have banded together to find themselves husbands. Beautiful Annabelle Peyton represents Old World aristocracy; she's genteel but impoverished and desperately trying to maintain the appearance of wealth. Commoner Simon Hunt, on the other hand, is a brash, ambitious entrepreneur who has made a fortune investing in industry and railroads and is only marginally accepted by society. As Annabelle attempts to trap a moneyed aristocrat into marriagewith the help of her vivacious fellow Wallflowers, of courseSimon boldly pursues her, first with the desire to make her his mistress and then with far more noble intentions. The scenes involving Annabelle and the three other Wallflowerstwo impudent American girls and a shy, stuttering English heiressare almost as enjoyable as the ones in which Annabelle and Simon try to outmaneuver each other. The protagonists inevitably wind up at the altar, but their story doesn't end there. Kleypas delves deeper, touching on Annabelle's changing mindset (specifically, her growing admiration of Simon's working-class roots and her acceptance of everything he stands for) and Simon's insecurity over taking her away from polite society. By turns amusing, sensual and sober, but always compelling, this is a first-rate offering from a truly talented storyteller.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful. Reread the Wallflowers series after about a year. I had actually posted this book on PBS and had to re-order it to re-read. I'm so glad I did. I loved Annabelle and Simon Hunt. He is a seriously manly character. I love the way he sets his sights on her and only her and goes after her with such focused determination. I think I'd reposted this book initially because the end of the book is a bit of a drawn-out resolution. It takes this pair a long time to speak of how they feel. I almost felt sorry for him when I read it this time, she is such a snob and he obviously loves her so much. For me, the love scenes weren't particularly memorable but the building of their romance is sweet and perfectly paced. I also liked the introduction of the wallflowers and Marcus Westcliff who is one of the great Kelypas heros of all time. Although after a re-read, Simon Hunt has moved onto my top ten.
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What a fantastic book. This was the first Lisa Kleypas book I have read and I will definitely be reading more from her! Starting with the other 3 Wallflower books!

I completely enjoyed this book mostly due to the Wallflowers themselves. The romance between Simon and Annabelle was great, detailed, complex, and steamy, but the friendship between the 4 girls and their hilarious conversations, antics, and ideas really drove this book home for me. I can't wait to see what else they come up with when it comes to finding husbands for the rest of their group.
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I read the other Wallflower books first so I was a bit surprised at how shallow Annabelle seemed in this book. She was really sweet in the other ones. But in this book, she did a small transformation from being superficial to down-to-earth. At the beginning of the book I got the sense that if Annabelle had a dowry she would be thumbing her nose at the other wallflowers as well. It was only because of her circumstances that she became friends with them.

Simon was actually quite wonderful in this book. Even though he was considered the hero here there was very little for him to do but to win Annabelle and save the day with her family. He was straight forward and didnt play any games. It was nice and kind of refreshing.

I loved the Wallflower interactions and the set up for Lillians book.

Good, quick read. Nothing that would be life-altering but fun all the same.
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Started with the Hathaways and loved that series so backtracked to read this set. Loved the Wallflower girls.
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I liked Simon very much, but Annabelle got on my nerves pretty quickly. Simon's a decent, handsome, sexy, wealthy man, ready to marry her but initially she can't make up her mind to marry him because of his lower class orgins. Her family is almost destitute but she can't make up her mind because of his orgins! Annabelle's stupidity in the first part of this story, and her willy-nilly behavior toward Simon because of his lower class birth made me despise her -- he deserved better (even though she wises up before the end).
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I loved this book. It was a great beginning to a great series. I highly recommend this book and the following three to anyone who loves or even just like Regency Romance. I think that Lisa Kleypas nails it.
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Kleypas at her best.
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For romance lovers Lisa Kleypas is a must. This is a quartet series "the walflowers". Each book is great on their own as 4 walflowers take matters into their own hands and scheme to find husbands for each in the group. This is the first in the series and for anyone who loves Madeline Hunter & Liz Carlyle... you'll find Lisa Kleypas to be a "must read".
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What a fantastic book. This was the first Lisa Kleypas book I have read and I will definitely be reading more from her! Starting with the other 3 Wallflower books!

I completely enjoyed this book mostly due to the Wallflowers themselves. The romance between Simon and Annabelle was great, detailed, complex, and steamy (had seriously reminded me of Pride and Prejudice with the hate/love aspect), but the friendship between the 4 girls and their hilarious conversations, antics, and ideas really drove this book home for me. I can't wait to see what else they come up with when it comes to finding husbands for the rest of their group.
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Loved this series. Read every one of them. Very sexy guys.
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Lisa keeps it simple while keeping you entertained.
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Lisa Klypas is one of my favorite authors. This story begins in London 1841. Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal! (HUSBAND HUNTING)
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Book one in the wallflower series...Go ahead and get all four..as soon as you finish one you'll want to start the next..The best series Kleypas has written...
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Enjoyed the book. It's different than most of the historical romances I've read, in that the hero is from the working class & still the heroine falls for him.
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Great author
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Good read!
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excellent romance novel
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I really liked this series, the stories were each different and fun. A great read.
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Slow start, but at the end quite engaging.
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The first in the series of the "Wallflowers". This book is very enjoyable and you are introduced to 4 very different young ladies and how they came to be called the "Wallflowers" and how they enjoy life. But they get their man in the end.
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This was the beginning to a wonderful series. I loved the wallflowers. Each has their own personality and they were all just so unique. Couldn't put them down once I started them, read some in one day.
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I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. It didn't grab me at first but I eventually came to love the characters.
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Loved this book! This was the first book by Lisa Kleypas I have read, and I am hooked! Loved Simon Hunt-great character.
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Delightful
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Such a wonderful story! The ending was my favorite part and I even felt myself getting a little emotional. I'd say it's a must read from Kleypas.
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lisa kleypas hits another homerun!
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My absolute favorite series. This is my favorite book of the series, too. Perfect story.
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GREAT READ - Stayed up till 4:30 am last night to finish it ! ! !
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A lively romance about a poor girl trying to make a good marriage using her beauty and wit. It is set in 19th century London.
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Another good book by Lisa Kleypas. Can't wait for the second in this series to come out.
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Secrets of a Summer Night
FROM THE PUBLISHER

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.
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Usually I do not read historical romance but like a variety! I was fortunate enough to meet Lisa Kleypas at a book signing where I was impressed by what she said in answer to questions she was asked. The "Wallflowers" series sounded interesting & maybe fun so I started with Secret of a Summer Night. The book held my interest, I found it hard to put down. If you enjoy historical romance or are looking for a change try Lisa Kleypas books.
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great read!
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I love her books! Her series are wonderful and this one does not disappoint. You want to be friends with all these girls and enjoy how they go about catching a husband. A wonderful fun read!
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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.

I love the wallflowers and can't wait to read the other girls stories... she is so against Simon because he is untitled and came from the wrong side of London, no matter that he has become successful and reluctantly accepted into society. Great book~
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I love this book, finished in one day. (My poor family)
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Four young ladies have one common goal--find a rich husband. Good book!
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I really enjoyed this book!
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A great read!
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Love this book. Really interesting characters - far more nuanced than most romances - and a fun plot.
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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
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beginning book of the "wallflower series". sensual and emotional.
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a keeper!
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Four young ladies enter London society with a 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 intruiguing - and persistent - admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduc`e her to irrestible 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 comspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon-and her own longings.l 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.
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1st in the wallflower series. Delightful!
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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.
Good book to read
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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.
A fun read.
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Fun romance novel. Easy and fast read.
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1st of 4 in this series...
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Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their femine wit and wiles to find a husband. so a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.
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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 sceme 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 pleasures 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.
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4 young ladies enter London Society with one common goal, to use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.
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"Four young ladies enter Londay society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband...So a daring husband-hunting is born."
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This is Annabelle's story. I love this series! =)

"Four young ladies (dubbed the 'wallflowers') 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."
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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 intriguingand persistentadmirer, 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 Simonand 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.