Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas is the first book in her Wallflower series. I normally don't read books in a series out of order, but had already started reading Devil in Winter before I realized it was the third in the series. From the back cover.~
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 love the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas. Secrets of a Summer Night is a fun and sexy book. I love how Annabelle and Simon fight their attraction to one another in most of the book. Annabelle must marry a nobleman with money to get her family out of debt. Although Simon has plenty of money, he does not have a title, so she doesn't even put him on the list of possible men to marry. However, Simon and Annabelle can't always fight their attraction to one another. When they finally give into their attraction, the reader can feel the passion between them. Annabelle and Simon show that opposites not only attract, but can fit together perfectly.