Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1) (Mass Market)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Devil in Disguise, the first book in her beloved Wallflowers series.
The Wallflowers: 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.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She’s a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.
“The rare author who can make you laugh and cry— on the same page.” — Julia Quinn
“By turns amusing, sensual and sober, but always compelling, this is a first-rate offering from a truly talented storyteller.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Secrets of a Summer Night
“With her hallmark intense sensuality and skill for crafting a finely tuned, highly romantic tale, Kleypas pulls out all the stops as Annabelle and Simon embark upon a passionate journey of the heart. What a sheer joy to read, and you’ll emit a deep sigh as you turn the last page.” — RT Book Reviews (top pick) on Secrets of a Summer Night
“Kleypas is a romance gem, a queen among a vast royal court of historical romance authors, and Chasing Cassandra is a welcome star in her brightly twinkling constellation of interstellar romantic achievements.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Spectacular... The plot is well-balanced, the pace steady, the characters deliciously complex, and the chemistry electric. Kleypas fans and first timers alike will fall in love with this refreshing romance.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Chasing Cassandra