Secrets of a Summer Night

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What a wonderful story This was another gem from one of my favorite authors As always Lisa Kleypas never ever fails me Secrets of A Summer Night had me hooked from the very start enraptured me in

What a wonderful story!This was another gem from one of my favorite authors. As always, Lisa Kleypas never ever fails me. Secrets of A Summer Night had me hooked from the very start, enraptured me in a way that I never imagined, and I found myself having a hard time putting it down.I loved Simon Hunt! He’s strong, smart, swoon-worthy, and sweet. Yet he could be a bad boy at times. No matter how rich he is, the peers have never accepted him as one of themselves. For the fact that he was born a commoner, a butcher’s son, he knows exactly who he is and never pretends to be someone he’s not. He was attracted to Annabelle since the first time he laid eyes on her and he couldn’t get her out of his mind. Two years later, Annabelle had remained unwed and Simon was more than ready to claim her as his own.“I’ve wanted you since the first moment I saw you standing outside that panorama, digging for coins in your purse. I couldn’t take my eyes from you. I could hardly believe you were real.”Annabelle Peyton and her family were in desperate straits. Marrying a wealthy nobleman was the only way for her to save her mother and her brother. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed her character. She’s strong-willed, independent, and smart. Despite her lack of dowry, the way she ignored Simon’s offer was a reflection of the value she placed on herself.It was so sweet seeing Simon taking care of Annabelle in a time of need. And it was so lovely that their feelings grew stronger and deeper for each other with each moment they shared together. I loved the sizzling chemistry between them and how they couldn’t keep their hands off each other and certainly, the way they kissed. **Melt** Not to mention their steamy hot and passionate sexy times.“I have no self-control where you’re concerned. Every minute that I’m not with you, all I can think about is being inside you. I hate everything that keeps you separate from me.”This was a very well-written and heartwarming story with an engaging plot, adorable characters, and breathtakingly beautiful romance. It was hilarious, refreshing, and touching all at the same time. Simon and Annabelle’s love story made my heart swell and the ending brought tears to my eyes. The banter between the 4 wallflowers was witty and true to life.I don’t want to say much more because this is a book you should read it for yourself.By the way, this was a very good historical romance story. I was overjoyed that I decided to pick up this one. Loved it!----------------------------------------**Thanks for the buddy read, lovely Ally.The best Secrets of a Summer Night Creat Lisa Kleypas am Kindle Four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands no matter what it takesProud and beautiful Annabelle Peyton could have her pick of suitors if only she had a dowry Her family is on the brink of disaster, and the only way Annabelle can save them is to marry a wealthy man Unfortunately her most persistent admirer is the brashFour young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands no matter what it takesProud and beautiful Annabelle Peyton could have her pick of suitors if only she had a dowry Her family is on the brink of disaster, and the only way Annabelle can save them is to marry a wealthy man Unfortunately her most persistent admirer is the brash Simon Hunt, a handsome and ambitious entrepreneur who wants her as his mistress.Annabelle is determined to resist Simon s wicked propositions, but she can t deny her attraction to the boldly seductive rogue, any than he can resist the challenge she presents As they try to outmaneuver each other, they find themselves surrendering to a love powerful than they could have ever imagined But fate may have other plans and it will take all of Annabelle s courage to face a peril that could destroy everything she holds dear.. LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award winning author of 21 novels Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.. Popular Books Secrets of a Summer Night 4.5 I love you Dammit Stars***********Spoilers**********“You…you mustn’t stare at me like that.” Soft as the murmur was, he caught it. “With you here, nothing else is worth looking at.” -Annabelle and SimonI love Lisa Kleypas! Now a little while back I bought the whole Hathaways series for 4.00 and it was my first taste of Lisa Kleypas. I fell madly in love with all the Hathaways and when I finished that series I went to goodreads to find more books by LK to read. That was when I found out that The Wallflower series is connected to the Hathaway series and was suppose to be read first. Oops. Of course I went out to every book store I know and found the whole Wallflowers series for a 1.00 each. It was such a good buy! I enjoyed Secrets Of A Summer Night!!! It was everything I love about LK's books. Annabelle and Simon's story was so very sweet. “Let me spoil you,” he whispered. “Let me take care of you. You’ve never had anyone to lean on, have you? I’ve got strong shoulders, Annabelle.”-SimonAnnabelle took me a bit to warm up to. At first I wanted to shake Annabelle because she was so snobby and full of self importance. I hated the way she looked down at Simon like he wasn't good enough for her just because he wasn't peer. But slowly she realized that she was a prejudice snob and that Simon was great. And as she grew as a person she grew on me as well. I ended up loving her. She turned out to be a brave, sweet, and loyal. Simon omg Simon!!!! He was amazing and made the book for me. I love a man that knows what he wants and goes for it. I got that in spades with Simon. He seen Annabelle and he set out to have her. Period! He went after her like a lion going for a gazelle. Simon was sexy, sweet, honest to the point of rude at times, possessive, and confident. I loved how he slowly broke down all Annabelle's walls and worked his way into her heart. He could see the wonderful person she was underneath. I also loved that he seen her worth when all the other men seen a broke woman they could take a vantage of. But the thing that melted my heart was that Simon thought she was sleeping with a man for money and didn't care that she wasn't a virgin he still wanted to marry her and take care of her. Of course she was a virgin he was wrong but the point was it didn't matter to him. “I love you, dammit.” She brushed her lips teasingly against his. “How much?” He made a slight sound, as if the soft kiss had affected him intensely. “Without limit. Beyond forever.” “I love you more,”-Simon and AnnabelleSimon and Annabelle's relationship was a slow burn since at first she would snub him. But they had serious passion. I felt they had a great build up to a sweet love. It felt real. Simon was so sweet to Annabelle after they were married. He really took care of her and her family. And Annabelle fell hard for her husband. They both had a playful side that was cute. One of my favorite things about this book was the friendship between Annabelle and her fellow Wallflowers Lillian, Daisy, and Evie. They were a funny band of misfits hell bent on finding husbands and helping each other in any way they could. My favorite of the group was Lillian. She was so outspoken and foul mouthed. I loved how her and Earl Westcliff (Marcus) butted heads and took a dislike to each other. There was some major passion burning under all that hate and I can't wait to read their book! This was a sweet, romantic read and I loved it! I only took off a 1/2 star for Annabelle's snobby attitude because I wish she would have changed sooner. Other than that it was perfect! These 2 quotes just sums it up so nicely!! They are my favorite quotes of the whole book!“I realized something,” she said huskily, “when I was standing outside the foundry, watching it burn and knowing you were inside.” She swallowed hard against the thickness in her throat. “I would rather have died in your arms, Simon, than face a lifetime without you. All those endless years… all those winters, summers… a hundred seasons of wanting you and never having you. Growing old, while you stayed eternally young in my memories.” She bit her lip and shook her head, while her eyes flooded. “I was wrong when I told you that I didn’t know where I belonged. I do. With you, Simon. Nothing matters except being with you. You’re stuck with me forever, and I’ll never listen when you tell me to go.” -Annabelle“My God, I can’t stand this! I can’t let you go out every day, fearing every minute that something might happen to you, knowing that every ounce of sanity I’ve got left is hinged on your well-being. I can’t feel this way…it’s too strong…oh, hell. I’ll turn into a raving lunatic. I’ll never be of use to anyone again. If I could just reduce it somehow…love you only half this much…I might be able to live with it.”-Simon
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    LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award winning author of 21 novels Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.

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  • 4.5 I love you Dammit Stars Spoilers You you mustn t stare at me like that Soft as the murmur was, he caught it With you here, nothing else is worth looking at Annabelle and SimonI love Lisa Kleypas Now a little while back I bought the whole Hathaways series for 4.00 and it was my first taste of Lisa Kleypas I fell madly in love with all the Hathaways and when I finished that series I went to to find books by LK to read That was when I found out that The Wallflower series is connected to the Ha [...]

  • What a wonderful story This was another gem from one of my favorite authors As always, Lisa Kleypas never ever fails me Secrets of A Summer Night had me hooked from the very start, enraptured me in a way that I never imagined, and I found myself having a hard time putting it down.I loved Simon Hunt He s strong, smart, swoon worthy, and sweet Yet he could be a bad boy at times No matter how rich he is, the peers have never accepted him as one of themselves For the fact that he was born a commoner [...]

  • Gosh, what a standout start to the Wallflowers series Simon is a definite hero in pursuit, one of my favorite types He saw Annabelle and he had to have her He wasn t always upstanding in the things he said or did, or his motivations But it didn t help that Annabelle s inbred snobbery caused her to look down at him Simon is a self made man He is very wealthy and his wealth has opened doors for him socially just barely The fact that he is a business associate and friend of Lord Westcliff does help [...]

  • First of all, a big fat boot in the rear to me for letting this gem languish in the TBR for so long Why am I so stubborn So I have drifted away from historicals, but c mon, this is Kleypas I should ve known better I ve loved so many of her books, and her heroes are some of my all time favorite romance heroes Zachary Bronson, Jack Devlin, Derek Craven now I can add one to the list the deliciously sexy Simon Hunt be still my heart I loved this guy Talk about swoon worthy I m telling you, there wa [...]

  • 4 stars Having regrets is the only sign that you ve done anything interesting with your life The first book in the Wallflower series, Secrets of a Summer Night is about Annabelle, a beautiful woman searching for a husband, but her family s financial troubles prevent this No man wants to marry a woman with no dowry, but Annabelle must marry soon to prevent her family from being put out on the streets.Annabelle s only luck seems to be with Simon Hunt, a man not of the nobility, but one who mad a g [...]

  • Finally, FINALLY, a Lisa Kleypas book that I actually like I m not broken after all I was beginning to think that perhaps I was the only person on earth to hate Lisa Kleypas I 2 starred both Suddenly You and Somewhere I ll Find You, and I was really ready to just throw in the towel However, I already owned Secrets of a Summer Night so I figured I would try one time bathtubbookAnd I m soooo happy that I gave this one a try This was a great story with a complex H and h, a great set of side charac [...]

  • Finally getting around this vintage Kleypas I found it much better written and engaging than her latest historical offerings, which I recently read, though I must also admit I enjoyed Secrets of a Summer Night as a fun series set up than for the romance itself.Long story short, Annabelle Payton is a genteel but destitute beauty who needs to marry for money, quickly Simon Hunt wants her, he s handsome and now filthy rich, and well connected into the Ton, but remains a cleaned up butcher s son, t [...]

  • This is my kind of leisure reading, a good historical romance, well written with charming characters and a lot of witty dialogue I very much enjoyed the romance between the two main characters and loved the friendship between the four Wallflowers The story was really entertaining and full of drama Loved it I am looking forward now to the rest of the series

  • Written April 5, 20154 Stars Charming, steamy and much chuckling fun These determined Wallflowers are women to admireYet another amusing Wallflowers HR as audiobook 11 hrs narrated by always excellent Rosalyn Landor You get this one for just 7 incl the e book kindle at right now Well done, well narrated, very entertaining HRI liked the of many readers so much beloved Devil in Winter 3 3.9 stars some weeks ago and this series instalment was just as well written, funny and filled with interesting [...]

  • 5 stars Historical RomanceThis is a great start to a fun, dazzlingly romantic series about four young ladies with very different personalities and backgrounds entering society who form a deep bond of friendship that grounds them as they traverse the rocky course of relationships and husband hunting in stuffy Victorian era England.Beautiful Annabelle Peyton is determined to find a wealthy suitor with a high position in society to wed in order to save her family from financial ruin Simon Hunt is a [...]

  • I ve put off reading this series for so long and I have no idea why I read the Hathaway books and thought nothing in the HR world could compare Was I being a tad too judgmental Maybe Am I questioning my fierce love of the Hathaway clan Hell no Cam s a delicious bit of man and remains to this day one of my favorite book boyfriends.That being said, I m adding Simon Hunt to that list Tall, dark, brooding and commanding in certain areas of his life ahem Oh hell yes Annabelle was a fantastic match fo [...]

  • Why is it every time that I read a book by Lisa Kleypas, I am always so into the characters and the situations that surrounds them Well, the answer to that is that Lisa Kleypas is clearly a brilliant romance writer and reading many of her books has been an awesome experience that I have enjoyed doing over and over again This time, I have read the first book in Lisa Kleypas Wallflower series called Secrets of a Summer Night and it is surely full of drama, thrills and hot romance that will surely [...]

  • I liked this one, a lot Simon, a self made man Born the son of a butcher, he has worked hard to make his money and his place in society OK, he will never be a nobleman but, honestly, who would want to be But status matters to some and it matters to Annabelle She needs to marry and marry well Her family s finances are dwindling fast.He did not strike her as a trustworthy man in fact, for all his elegant clothes and polished appearance, he didn t seem quite civilised.He was the kind of man that a [...]

  • My Review This was a very easy, enjoyable read and though it seemed to drag in the beginning, I did learn things about class distinction that I had not been aware of.I am adding Simon Hunt to my rapidly growing list of favorite heroes, but I can t tell you how many times I wanted to kick Annabelle to the curb Hmmmdid they have curbs back then Well, if the did she would have found herself sitting on one had I had my way.I enjoyed the devious banter between the wallflowers, Annabelle, Lillian, Evi [...]

  • Miss Annabelle Payton, Miss Lillian Bowman, Miss Evangeline Jenner and Miss Daisy Bowman are regular sights at the peripheral of a ballroom With each young lady having oddities and foibles that make them untenable to the bachelors of the ton However, they strike up an unlikely friendship each vowing to help the others out to find a husband by means fair and foul With the beautiful and spirited Annabelle being the firstMiss Annabelle Payton s family are on the knife edge of poverty, to stop these [...]

  • Historical romances are like my Chicken Soup for the Soul They just make me feel better When my daughter was younger and would get sick and stay home from school, we would watch Pride and Prejudice in our P.J s, with chocolate And, I m not talking about the Keira Knightly version I mean the six hour AE Colin Firth one It took all day, but it was comforting.Mr Darcy makes everything betterThis book is like that No matter what s going on, it made me smile The characters are adorable, the humor is [...]

  • Awesome narrator enhanced the story.I love this series and was excited to try out the audio version The narrator does a fabulous job and I never struggled to decipher which character was talking This is the first book in the series and my second favourite but only by a smidge I love the rough around the edges, Simon Hunt I don t particularly enjoy seeing the class distinction and resulting snobbery I will definitely be listening to the rest of the series in the future.

  • This is a review of the audiobook Good Gravy Beansis book is good I ve been having a few major problems with my house remodel, and this book always my favorite of the Wallflower series, saved my sanity I popped this book in my ears b c it was loaded on my iPod and it has helped me get through a rough couple of days LOVE Simon Annabelle s story Love how Simon is attracted to Annabelle at the beginning, and pursues herbut also comes to truly love her Love how Annabelle resists him she s a product [...]

  • Never has man trapping been so much fun to readBig thanks to Alp for the Buddy Read.Setting Time Genre Regency, EnglandLength 384 pages Series Yes and I believe but am not entirely certain I have read the other three Re read may be in the works Sexy times Light on the sexy sexerson By my definition, that it Plan on reading by the author Sure am Synopsis in one sentence or slightly Annabelle s family is basically destitute and she conspires with her wallflower friends to trap a member of the pe [...]

  • Annabelle Peyton no pasa por su mejor momento, lleva unas cuantas temporadas sin conseguir un compromiso matrimonial que la saque de las dificultades econ micas por las que pasa, a pesar de ser de buena familia su falta de dote la convierte en una florero, es decir, el tipo de mujer que pasa desapercibida en los bailes y dem s eventos Es as como conocer a tres chicas en su misma situaci n Evie, Lillian y Daisy, las cuatro j venes deciden convertirse as en las floreros con un objetivo com n ayuda [...]

  • Reviewed for THC Reviews 4.5 stars After reading numerous rave reviews, I have been quite anxious to start Lisa Kleypas Wallflowers series However, when I first began Secrets of a Summer Night, I found myself wondering if I was going to like it as much as some of Ms Kleypas other works Initially, the story had a much lighter feel than the author s other books I had read to date, with the relationship between the Wallflowers seeming a little like chick lit not exactly my favorite genre in a histo [...]

  • What a fabulous read It s an incredibly romantic book Here you have sexy Simon Hunt who has been pursuing a very poor Annabelle for years but in a very roundabout kind of way He s like a little boy yanking on a girl s ponytail claiming to want to bug her but really just dying to be near her He s so mean to her at the beginning, mocking her that she s a wallflower during the parties and she should be grateful that at least he comes to ask her to dance but she refuses and basically tells him to sh [...]

  • Por qu , se or, por qu Por qu he tardado tanto en leer esta joyita Creo que mentalmente estaba esperando que lo reeditaran para tenerlo en papel, as que chica lista yo D Simon Hunt ya est en el grupito de protas masculinos de Lisa Kleypas que tienen mi coraz n Demasi 3

  • 4.5 starsAnother winner from Lisa Kleypas Secrets of a Summer Night is the first book in this series and on the face of it, the plot is simple and straightforward and yet there are meaningful layers and sub plots to this HR The Wallflower series is about romance, about making an advantageous marriage in a society that only cares about pedigree aristocratic titles and wealth But there is a new class of people emergingThe newly rich, usually Americans, they are on the fringe of influential English [...]

  • 4.5 This series is fantastic I ve been sick for the past few days and what I really wanted were some good romance books to comfort me Some people eat chicken soup, I curl up with Lisa Kleypas, who I think is one of the best historical romance writers.If you haven t read this series, you really need to The series is about 4 ladies and they are consider Wallflowers, which basically means they aren t the traditional English single ladies and because they are so very untraditional, they aren t desir [...]

  • Love this I can t believe I waited so long to read this My first Kleypas novel I have most of the Wallflowers all of the Hathaways but I borrowed this from Overdrive I will definitely buy this to reread.The heroine, Annabelle grew on me I loved the Wallflowers I m on their side I want them all to have their own happiness Simon grew on me He was so antagonistic, but such magnatism I just knew that he was attracted to Annabelle Was it I loved watching them together They had their ah ha moment Thi [...]

  • An impoverished heroine who does not know what she wants A determined hero who wants her as a mistress A psychotic son of a bitch who lusts after the heroine and is sleeping with the heroine s mother WTF Debates about how men were superior to women Drama about belonging to a lower class And a predictable ending.Yeah, in short, this book was barely okay There was virtually no character development, man I did not like the hero, the heroine and most of the characters here except for Evie and Daisy [...]

  • 4 STARS Te amo, maldita sea Ella le roz los labios de forma juguetona Cu nto Sim n emiti un peque o gemido, como si el beso lo hubiese afectado inmensamente M s all de todo l mite Para toda la eternidadQu bueno que no vivo en la poca de este libro porque ya no me hubieran considerado florero sino una pintura permanente en la pared.Es mi tercer libro de Lisa Kleypas y me gustado mucho.Las historia es divertida como cuatro chicas que son considerada floreros ya que nadie las volea a ver en las fie [...]

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