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Secrets of a Summer Night files Secrets of a Summer Night, read online Secrets of a Summer Night, free Secrets of a Summer Night, free Secrets of a Summer Night, Secrets of a Summer Night c89e35842 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 Brash Simon Hunt, A Handsome And Ambitious Entrepreneur Who Wants Her As His MistressAnnabelle 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

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  1. says:

    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 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 , 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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    The first time I read this book in 2012 I didn t appreciate it I d just plowed through a bunch of historical romances and this one blended in with the crowd.OMG I WAS SO WRONG This book is magic I loved it A LOT The push pull between the two main characters was masterfully done The tension of Annabelle s circumstances and Simon s ignorance of her circumstances was so perfect I loved both of these characters so much The perfect blend of tragedy, suspense, humor, romance This book is and has everything It s basically flawless.

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    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 him to get into this society that he really doesn t care about, except that it allows him to be close to the object of his desire, Annabelle Peyton But Annabelle has been raised from the cradle to seek a marriage with a gentleman at the least, and a titled one, if entirely possible Plus I think she is a little intimidated at how intensely Simon seems to want her, and how he is such a strong, vital man not what she would consider an English gentleman at all The first half of this book is a bit of a cat and mouse chase, as Simon spends his time hunting down the wary Annabelle Can I just say I adored Simon He is just delicious to me I love a strong, independent, self made hero, who doesn t spend his time worrying about what others think Annabelle came off as kind of mercenary Yet I found I could not dislike her She was in desperate straits I could see why she was so fixated on making a good match Yet at the same time, I wanted to yell at her, Hey, Simon is loaded He s hot He wants you Marry him Let s be honest I would have been throwing myself at Simon He s one of my all time favorite LK heroes top three Yes I know he s got some ungentlemanly intentions towards Annabelle, but I felt that he would take her any way he could get her He shows his love and devotion in many ways I love the scene when he cares for Annabelle when she gets snakebitten He totally could have taken advantage of her, but he didn t And things are getting where she doesn t have the luxury to wait for an honorable offer Yet he ended up offering marriage, after all Because he loved her to the depths of his soul Sigh And what a good husband he is Now after their marriage, I felt some frustration towards Annabelle for her snobbery against Simon s family I can understand culture shock, but she was married to Simon, and her life had changed permanently I didn t really see her setting her mind on the fact that she was now a middle class businessman s wife to the degree that I hoped for She liked the trappings of being a rich man s wife, but didn t like to think about how he made his money or his origins It took that potentially tragic event for her to snap out of her old thinking mode and see what a wonderful love and life she could have with Simon.I didn t care for Westcliff that much at first But when Westcliff tells her off, I started to warm to him Before that, he was rather cold But you could see he disliked Annabelle because he didn t really think she deserved Simon To be frank, I was somewhat agreeing with him I felt I could like this cold, aristocratic man when he risked his life to save Simon who was socially beneath him and was protective about him against a fortune hunting adventuress, which was how he saw Annabelle I felt that Westcliff knew Annabelle pretty well, because in some ways they were of the same mindset and were having to open their minds to the fact that the Old England was changing as the century wound to a close I liked that they became a united front in their mutual caring for Simon It may sound as if I am being harsh about Annabelle I really like her despite her snobby tendencies She is a very sweet, kind person, and was good to the other Wallflowers She has a good sense of humor and was a good daughter I just tend to be very protective about my favorite heroes I want their heroine to be completely in love with them, because my favorite heroes are the type who are 110% in love with their heroine They should be loved to the same intensity I hate when the feeling is unequal in a romance I was glad that Annabelle finally came around, although I wished it was a little bit sooner.This is my second favorite Wallflower after Devil in Winter because I loved the fact that Simon was a man who set himself on a course, and never gave up That course was winning his heroine, Annabelle I loved the friendship between the four wallflowers, Annabelle, Lillian, Daisy, and my favorite, sweet Evie You get the impression that the friendship they form will stand the test of time And you hope they will all meet and marry men worthy of them Also I loved the late Victorian setting, and how rich the descriptions of this time and the people are in this story Secrets of a Summer Night is definitely one of my all time favorite Lisa Kleypas novels.Actors I would cast as Simon and Annabelle Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale image error

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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 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 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 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.

  5. says:

    I read it during a summer night I swooned.I wrote a review.Oops.

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    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 was a time or two that I was wondering if Annabelle Peyton had rocks for brains, rebuffing Mr Hunt who wants to marry a peer when you can have Simon even if he was not the marrying type I know Annabelle had her mind set on marrying a peer to get out of a horrible financial predicament, and Simon son of a working class butcher was anything but But there was this sizzling attraction, even though she didn t want there to be This book was just filled with sexual tension, and had me on the edge, just wondering when and how Annabelle was going to give in to the temptation that was Simon So he wasn t a peer, he wasn t the marrying kind, he wasn t in her social class even though he was filthy rich due to hard work , he wasn t the physical ideal he was big and brawny and rough looking , and she thought of him as ill bredbut she couldn t deny the connection that they had I loved the verbal sparring that they did, loved the whole Scarlett Rhett vibe, loved how she tried to put him in his place and loved how he came back for , and wouldn t be denied He wanted Annabelle and he was going to have her What else did I love Her relationship with the other Wallflowers The scenes with the bold Americans Lillian and Daisy Bowman, and the shy, stuttering Evie Jenner were some of my favorite non Simon scenes in the book It was so funny how they plotted to snag an appropriate husband for Annabelle not that I approved of their methods but their conversations were often hilarious And their game of Rounders which sounds like baseball where they played in their drawers, only to be seen by Lord Westcliff and Simon So well written loved the defiance shown by Annabelle and Lillian spoilers But my favorite scenes were the ones involving Annabelle and Simon The extended chess game sigh , the tending to Annabelle after the snake bite sigh , the purchase of the boots sigh , and the honeymoon Yowza and the bit of suspense at the end, and the declaration s of love P e r f e c t i o n.Oh, I could go on and on, but I m dying to start It Happened One Autumn I want to see the stuffy Lord Westcliff redeem himself in my eyes For this first book of The Wallflowers series 5 big stars My idea for Simon

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    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 great deal of money is business He s unrefined, blunt and even worse, he does not want Annabelle for his wife but as his mistress Befriending three other wallflowers at a ball, they make a pact to help get every single one of them married, and first up is Annabelle as this is her last season to find a husband They concoct a plan, and hopefully they re mischievous ways will work I spent most of my youth hauling sides of beef and pork to my father s shop Carrying you is far enjoyable How sweet, Annabelle mumbled sickly, her eyes closed Every woman dreams of being told that she s preferable to a dead cow Historical romance is not my go to genre, but it s so fun to dabble in from time to time Lisa Kleypas is an author I really click with because I don t end up rolling my eyes at the language or actions of the characters She does her research really well, and is able to make a smooth transition into whatever time period she places her books in.I also normally don t like Cinderella stories, and the rags to riches trope But I loved Annabelle as a character, she was strong but had morals and pride Her relationship with Hunt was a hate to love kind of story where over time the two get to know each other and fall in love, rather than love at first sight and it worked for me.Beautifully written, I cannot wait to read the rest of the Wallflower books disclaimer I ve read Devil in Winter and Again the Magic, but I still really want to read the other two books This book was exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right time I m coming to believe that there are two kinds of people those who choose to be masters of their own fate and those who wait in chairs while other dance I would rather be one of the former than the latter Follow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter

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    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 characters, and a romance that developed slowly over time Despite some awkwardness between the two MCs at the 80% mark or so, the romance was simply divine I think I found the first Kleypas series I can get behind Here s to hoping the rest of the books in the series will be winners too.

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    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, therefore he won t do No, no and no stomps dainty foot Oh, conflicts that shouldn t be conflicts, how many innumerable romance books have they spawned She must be a manipulative uppity lightskirt because she just is and is been giving me the cold shoulder for the last couple of Seasons He must be a selfish, unsuitable boor because reasons Let s see how long it takes her to become desperate enough to accept a would you be my mistress proposition Let s see if I can be the Self Victimising Queen of the year 1843, by the way.A little pragmatism from the heroine s part and a little less cynicism from the hero s and this book would have ended by what, page 50 I understand the need of a plot, and this type of scenario can be a legitimate one as any, but at the same time I ve never been fond of storylines where each lead is ready to uncritically assume the worst about the other almost at first sight, so it was hard for me to warm up to both Annabelle and Simon They eventually come to their senses pretty soon, it s a romance after all, though despite the unconvincing villain sub thread kicking in to infuse some action, the gist of things seemed to boil down to the basic fact that the heroine had to reconsider her morals and overcome her snobbery about the hero s origins Meh.That said, this is still a quite satisfying read, just not as outstanding as I was hoping for The writing flowed, there were some nice touches of humour and Kleypas s ability to convey the couple s chemistry and sensuality always top rate, if here somehow disjointed from the emotional progression The best parts were the scenes involving the secondary characters and their relationship with the protagonists and reading about how the four Wallflowers meet and become a team was really enjoyable Same goes for Simon s interactions with two future heroes, which also give deeper background information on the world the author has created for this series and which sound like very promising material for the following books.

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