Saturday, March 26, 2016

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

"I'm removing your stocking," Hunt said. "And I would advise Miss Bowman not to interfere."

Lisa Kleypas' skillful ability to convey a thought, emotion or image in the most perfect way possible, comes to light in this wonderfully unique novel featuring a brash, non-aristocratic hero, and a lady without a fortune. 

Simon Hunt is an entrepreneur (the son of a butcher) who's made a fortune on investments and other profitable endeavors. His influence has assured him an invitation to many society events, from balls to dinners and house parties, regardless of his less than gentlemanly ways.

When he meets Annabelle Peyton, who's desperately seeking a husband to solve the financial distress of her family, Hunt sets out to win her for himself. The only problem is that he's not looking for marriage, but for a mistress, and she would rather marry anyone in the world but him. And so begins not only a cat and mouse chase, but a great and incredibly satisfying love affair that will leave the reader breathless for more.

If you're looking for a plot a little different from the norm with vividly drawn characters and deep emotion, then this is the book for you. An unforgettable read.

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