Book 1 - Wallflowers series The heroine, Annabelle Peyton, has ambitions to marry a peer in spite of the fact that she has no dowry. However, her plans are repeatedly foiled by the pursuit of Simon Hunt, a handsome, wealthy and ill-bred entrepreneur who holds an irresistible fascination for the reluctant Annabelle. This excerpt takes place after Simon Hunt has witnessed the wallflowers behaving scandalously. To ensure his silence, Annabelle is forced to bargain with him. . .