Wallflower #1 Sommernattens Hemmeligheder
Title: Secrets of a Summer Night
Series: Wallflower #1
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Published in English: 2004
Dansk titel: Sommernattens Hemmeligheder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Forlag: Pretty Ink
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Romance & Historical
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes
Proud 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 more than he can resist the challenge she presents. As they try to outmaneuver each other, they find themselves surrendering to a love more 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.
At first, I was reluctant to the genre; romantic story, but this is so much more than that. Say Hello to Annabelle Peyton, the strongest most charismatic main character you’ll ever meet in any book genre. You get to know her quickly and you’d give her the moon if you could. Kleypas got the power to make such a character with words and it’s truly inspiring. No, wonder the books are so coveted.
It was so beautiful and after reading it, I instantly reached out for the second book only to be very disappointed; it’s a different lead role in the next book.
I love the humor surrounding the four main characters. They are so lively and passionate and together they are unbeatable. At times, I was laughing so loud with Annabelle’s crazy ideas made me love her even more.
We get to know all the characters a bit in this first book but they all get their individual shine in each of the books. Therefore, if you’re more into Lillian then Annabelle; you don’t need to worry a bit; she’s getting her own book. However, of course the focus is on Annabelle in this first book to kick off the series.
Read it if you love a good story with lots of humor, it will spellbind you forever. It’s a trip back in time to a place where money and social class meant everything; it’s a trip you’ll never forget!