Lisa Kleypas : Secret’s Of A Summer Night (#1 The Wallflower’s)
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. . .
Girl number one is Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster. Using her exceptional beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman shouldn’t be difficult, but Annabell’s most persistent admirer – Wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt – has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistable pleasure, he will not offer marriage.
Her friend’s, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon – and her own longing’s. But on one summer night, Annabelle succomb’s to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses. . .and discover’s that love is the most dangerous game of all.
The back blurb really doesn’t live up to the actual novel, it doe’s start of a little slow but once it get’s into its stride then this really is a lovely introduction to the wallflower’s. We meet each one and even though this is prominently about Annabelle and Simon it doe’s introduce us to each one and if you read Secret’s Of A Summer’s Night then you will definitely pick up on the subtle little tease’s that you get about the girl’s especially Lillian Bowman (Who is the focus of the second book) she is a fascinating character but one that I will leave alone until later. The story is very tried and tested within the Historical Romance genre but that is what is so good about Kleypas’ work, she is a talented writer and very good at bringing new life into what can be a very tiring genre. There is some really lovely scene’s in this book that are so well written that they do stick into your mind, without giving too much away; I particularly like the part nearer the end when Annabelle run’s into a burning building to save Simon, in that scene alone she really prove’s not just to her self and Simon but to the reader’s as well that she is a strong and passionate woman, who will do anything for her family. This is definitely worth a look, it may not suit someone who is just coming into reading Historical Romance as it is a series’ and for a lot of people the idea of committing themselves’ to a series’ is a little daunting, but still it is such a worthy beginning in which is most likely a brilliant series’.