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Segredos de Uma Noite de Verão

(Wallflowers #1)

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Apesar de sua beleza e de seus modos encantadores, Annabelle Peyton nunca foi tirada para dançar nos eventos da sociedade londrina. Como qualquer moça de sua idade, ela mantém as esperanças de encontrar alguém, mas, sem um dote para oferecer e vendo a família em situação difícil, amor é um luxo ao qual não pode se dar.

Certa noite, em um dos bailes da temporada, conhece out
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370 pages
Published 2015 by Arqueiro (first published October 26th 2004)
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Kenna ♡ I read (am reading at the moment actually) this series out of order. I started with the Devil in Winter (#3), then read Scandal in Spring (#4), and…moreI read (am reading at the moment actually) this series out of order. I started with the Devil in Winter (#3), then read Scandal in Spring (#4), and now I am reading Secrets of a Summer Night (book #1) and plan to read book #2 after. Nothing was really spoiled for me. By reading the last two books in the series first, I wasn't confused or anything. No, in my opinion, you do not NEED to read the books in order. (less)
Ambar Hussain Obviously this answer is late, and I myself read this novel over a year ago but out of all the Lisa Kleypas novels, Simon and Anabelle's story is not…moreObviously this answer is late, and I myself read this novel over a year ago but out of all the Lisa Kleypas novels, Simon and Anabelle's story is not really elaborated on. Of course, they are given mention in the following novels and I quite like the ending of "A wallflower Christmas" because there are a few scenes dedicated to each couple, and this pair - as secondary characters - play a minor role in "Seduce me at sunrise" (Hathaways #2). Evie and Sebastian however - the third (and my favourite!) couple of the wallflowers - get further expansion in the ravenels (Lisa Kleypas's latest and ongoing series), namely because there are 2 out of the 6 (currently 4) novels dedicated to their children. The third one (Devil in Winter) is about their son Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent and the fifth one (coming out next year - Devil's Daughter) is about the eldest daughter Phoebe (who is given minor mention in a wallflower Christmas and the first book of the hathaways!). Hope this helps!(less)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 I love you Dammit Stars

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“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 Simon

I 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
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Penny Reid
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Alp
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 co
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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Katerina
I read it during a summer night.

I swooned.

I wrote a review.

Oops.
Auntee
May 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves historicals
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 more to the list--the deliciously sexy Simon Hunt (be still my heart)! I loved this guy! Talk about swoon-worthy! I'm te ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
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 wh
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader
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 more 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
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
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 more time.



#bathtubbook

And 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 s
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Phrynne
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4000-books
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!
Ingie
Written April 5, 2015

4 Stars - Charming, steamy and much chuckling fun. These determined 'Wallflowers' are women to admire

Yet 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 Amazon right now.)

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Well done, well narrated, very entertaining HR
I 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, funn
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Shawna
5+ stars – Historical Romance

This 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
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peachygirl
First things first. Where do I get a guy like Simon Hunt? Preferably without a grouchy, stuck up friend like Westcliff??
The things he does for Annabell even after she treats him like dirt... And the two years wait for a dance *sigh* This guy is the stuff dreams are made of!😍
María Ángeles
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De los que te enganchan desde el principio y que son un placer leer.
Primer libro leído de Kleipas. Ya era hora...

Jen
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 fanta
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Ronyell
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 ...more
Jilly
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 A&E Colin Firth one. It took all day, but it was comforting.

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Mr. Darcy makes everything better...

This book is like that. No matter what's going on, it made me smile. The characters are
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Mo
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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. Hmmm...did 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, Lilli
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)


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 first...

Miss Annabelle Payton’s family are on the knife edge of poverty, to sto
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Ally
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never has man trapping been so much fun to read

Big thanks to Alp for the Buddy Read.

Setting / Time / Genre: Regency, England

Length: 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 more by the author: Sure am!

Synopsis in one sentence or slightly more: Annabelle's family is basically destitute and she conspires with her wallflower friends to
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Lisa Kay
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Good Gravy Beans...this 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 her...but also comes to truly love her. Love how Annabell ...more
Stacey is Sassy
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.
Océano de libros
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annabelle Peyton no pasa por su mejor momento, lleva unas cuantas temporadas sin conseguir un compromiso matrimonial que la saque de las dificultades económicas 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 demás eventos. Es así como conocerá a tres chicas en su misma situación: Evie, Lillian y Daisy, las cuatro jóvenes deciden convertirse así en las “floreros” con un objetivo co ...more
Jan
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this first book in the Wallflowers series. Annabelle and Simon are well-matched, although it is rather a rocky path to their HEA.

I did feel a little frustrated at times in this book by the snobbery directed towards Simon who was 'new money', a brilliant businessman but who did not belong to the English Upper Class. Probably quite an accurate reflection of the times, however. Unfortunately, some of the snobbery was from Annabelle herself, and I didn't like that. Yes, she was sheltered an
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Daniella
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 f
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C
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¿Por qué, señor, por qué? ¿Por qué he tardado tanto en leer esta joyita? Creo que mentalmente estaba esperando que lo reeditaran para tenerlo en papel, así que ¡chica lista yo! :D Simon Hunt ya está en el grupito de protas masculinos de Lisa Kleypas que tienen mi corazón. Demasié <3
April (Aprilius Maximus)
OMG SUCH FUN! The female friendship between the 'wallflowers' is 10/10!
Julianna
Jun 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Historcal Romance or Lisa Kleypas
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
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Jacqueline's Reads
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 d
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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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“Having regrets is the only sign that you’ve done anything interesting with your life.” 152 likes
“Annabelle’s eyes stung as she stared at him, while need and inexhaustible tenderness gathered like an ache in her body. “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.” She managed a tremulous smile. “So you may as well stop complaining and resign yourself to it.” 116 likes
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