Simply Perfect

Simply Perfect

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Random House, Inc.
Set against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh’s latest novel sweeps us into the sensual, enthralling world of an elite academy for young ladies. Here, amid music lessons and garden parties, whispered confessions and secret yearnings, one of the school’s teachers—headmistress Claudia Martin—will find her well-ordered world jolted by love when she meets a man who would make the perfect husband…for somebody else.

Tall, dark, and exquisitely sensual, he is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As owner and headmistress of Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Bath, she long ago resigned herself to a life without love. Until Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, arrives unannounced and tempts her to toss away a lifetime of propriety for an affair that can only lead to ruin.

Joseph has his own reasons for seeking Claudia out. Instantly, irresistibly attracted to the dedicated teacher, he embarks on a plan of seduction that leaves them both yearning for more. But as heir to a prestigious dukedom, Joseph is expected to carry on his family’s legacy. And Claudia knows she has no place in his world.

Now that world is about to be rocked by scandal. An arranged marriage, a secret that will shock the ton, and a man from Claudia’s past conspire to drive the lovers apart. But Joseph is determined to make Claudia his at any cost. Even if that means defying convention and breaking every rule for a love that is everything he has ever wanted—a love that is perfection itself…

Baker & Taylor
Having resigned herself to life without love, Claudia Martin, headmistress of Miss Martin's School for Girls, is drawn despite herself and the difference in their stations, to Joseph, the Marquess of Attingsborough, who is willing to defy convention and break every rule in society to make her his, in the conclusion of the romantic Regency series. 65,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Having resigned herself to life without love, Claudia Martin, headmistress of Miss Martin's School for Girls, is drawn to Joseph, the Marquess of Attingsborough, who is willing to defy convention and break every rule in society to make her his.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780385338240
0385338244
9780440241997
Branch Call Number: ROM Balogh, M 300.4 2008
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 24 cm

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lbarkema Jul 01, 2015

Another perfectly executed novel by Mary Balogh. I loved how mature these characters were, and it was apparent in the way they treated each other with mutual respect, and others. Not crazy drama-filled, and in that case it felt much more real. Can't wait to go back and read the Bedwyn series now. I've done things a little backwards.

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Jul 03, 2012

A nice story with an interesting setting and lively characters.

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