Secrets Of A Summer Night Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Can’t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

#1 in Wallflowers

Read: August 5, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

  • Didn’t quite ellicit an emotional reaction

Enjoyment πŸ€—: πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • Would definitely read again πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜

Heat: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • Not super memorable but love all the kissing! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚

Content warnings: Death of a loved one πŸ₯°, financial ruin, poverty, prostitution

Prevalent Tropes: Wallflower, β€œEnemies” to lovers

Tropes I like! 😍

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed πŸ›
  13. Teaching 🏫 
  14. Roadtrip Romance 

How it’s used…

Annabelle and her wallflowers are determined to be married advantageously. Simon Hunt, of new money, falls in love and marriage Annabelle 

Smutty times πŸ˜‹:

  • 20: Post marriage πŸ˜‰
  • 22: Stairway tup 😏
  • 25: off page

3-word Summary: Marriage is (the) goal

Representation: Self-made men

POV: Dual 3rd person

Thoughts πŸ’­:

  • The importance of money πŸ’° 
  • Bonds made & reenforced in the face of tragedy & death

Movie/show rec: πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½

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