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.
Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition … but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.
Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon — and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses … and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.
I am officially in love with Lisa and her wallflower series an I am just beginning. They’re like candy, so sweet, devouring, and down right good. I just loved the wallflowers – Annabelle, Lillian, Daisy, and Evie. They are so witty that every time they came together on the pages – their conversations made me have giggling fits (or should I say conniptions?). I sure wouldn’t mind having them for friends, never a dull moment with those four. Simon, Simon, Simon, what a character you are, I liked you from the beginning. And Lord Hodgeham – what a deplorable and disgusting codger he was. He made me grimace every time he graced my pages.
There was many favorite moments in this book that I loved but I will blame that on Lisa because she is such a great writer, the way she brings her characters to live, and how she writes their dialog, they seem so life like, real, and highly humorous. I loved when Simon was claiming Annabelle as his territory, telling the other available bachelors to back off, they had their turn and now it was his; how attentive and sweet he was to her during her snake bite ordeal, doing anything to ease her pain an agony; their game of chess when she asked him if he was her adversary which he told her no then she asked if he was her friend and he told her no he wasn’t her friend – I could just imagine how he would say he response to her during that moment because he had something up his sleeve; and after she put away the cheese game he told her checkmate after he finally compromised and captured her; when she was playing cards and Simon told her in her ear that she had five minutes to end her game or he’d ravish her right there, which he is true to his word as he was chasing her down the hotel when she was trying to get to their hotel room and they ended up in the closet instead; and finally how patient he was with her on their wedding night – I thought that was sweet of him.
I have never seen a book that made me laugh as much as this one did. It is full of great humor which I loved an I believe that is what made it so great. It was so great that I can’t wait to continue with the other wallflower stories.