Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted August 3rd, 2015 by in *Review / 4 comments

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Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas *Stephanie’s Review*Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
Also by this author: Scandal in Spring
Series: Wallflowers #1
Also in this series: Scandal in Spring
Published by Avon
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 375
Format: eBook
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

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. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I decided that I wanted more historical romance in my life again. I also really, really loved the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas. It’s been several years so I thought it was time to re-read the series.

I remember being pretty wishy washy about Annabelle and Simon. Annabelle has so much on her shoulders since her father’s death. The family bills are being paid but just barely and the price is higher than just the coin. Annabelle doesn’t have the luxury of marrying for love. I enjoyed Annabelle. She’s smart and kind but a little snobby. She doesn’t want to marry outside of the peerage.

Simon Hunt is an interesting hero. He isn’t a peer but is richer than most of the peerage. Simon is also pretty disdainful of the very people he’s worked so hard to be amongst. I can’t say that I blame him. The peerage aren’t overly friendly to those outside themselves. Simon is an interesting mix of overly guarded and alpha with gentleness and love. He certainly has a healthy dose of arrogance.

Secrets of a Summer Night is the first book in the Wallflower series. Each of the Wallflowers is introduced in this book. It was interesting to see who will be coming up in the next books. I’ve read the books before so obviously I know the characters but they’ve faded around the edges. I’m looking forward to getting reacquainted with them.

Stephanie

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4 Responses to “Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas *Stephanie’s Review*”

    • Stephanie

      It took me awhile to warm up to Simon and Annabelle the first time but this time (because I already knew everything) it was so much more fun! I knew I liked them so they didn’t have anything to prove. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Annabelle definitely rankled more the first time. I was able to enjoy her character more this time around. I have to admit that more than once this time I wanted to thump Simon for his alpha tendencies. 😉

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