Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet Series #4)

Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet Series #4)

by Mary Balogh
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Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet Series #4) by Mary Balogh

Against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into the sensual, enthralling world of four teachers at an elite academy for young ladies.

As headmistress of Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Bath, Claudia Martin 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, embarking on a plan of seduction that leaves them both yearning for more. But Claudia knows she has no place in Joseph’s aristocratic world. And now that world is about to be rocked by scanda.…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 breaking every rule for a love that is everything he has ever wanted.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440241997
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Series: Simply Quartet Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 95,356
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Mary Balough is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Magic, Simply Love, and Simply Unforgettable, the first three books in her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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Simply Perfect 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Claudia Martin, owner and headmistress of Miss Martin¿s School for Girls, has had a rough day starting with one of her teacher¿s unable to provide French and music lessons due to a headache. Things got worse after the auspicious start and now the ultimate has arrived, in the person of a Marquess. Joseph says that close friend and teacher Susanna Osbourne, married last year to Viscount Whitleaf, sends her best regards (see SIMPLY MAGIC). Joseph offers his carriage to take Claudia to London when she leaves in two days. She finds no excuse to say no, but does not trust his title or his friendly demeanor deep down she writes off her attraction as inane as she is too old for such nonsense. After visiting his parents while his father recovers from an illness, the thirtyish Joseph knows he needs a wife and an heir. He had been leaning towards Lady Portia Hunt although her airs could freeze the Thames in summer, but now finds he is falling in love with the intelligent caring spinster. --- The apropos title says it all as Mary Balogh provides another superb Regency romance. The lead couple is complex as each comes into the relationship with preconceptions that prove false when it comes to their beloved. The return of characters from previous novels like Susanna strengthen the plot as sub-genre fans will enjoy knowing what has happened to them since their tale was told. This is simply another great novel in an outstanding series (see SIMPLY LOVE, SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE and SIMPLY DANGEROUS). --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great! I was not at all disappointed. Though I am greatly disappointed about the fact that we will not hear much from Mary b. for a while...at least where it concernes the Bedwyn family or any of their connections. That family is and attracts pleasant and comical situations with just the right dose of passion in each character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Ms. Balogh and her Slightly and Simply series. But this latest I did not care for and frankly, Claudia Martin deserved better. She is the one we all have been rooting for throughout. The one we all knew was beautiful and worthy of love. But this romance seemed forced. There was too much of Lizzie in the book and it seemed very likely that Joseph fell in love with her simply due to her kindness and devotion toward his daughter. The two had very little interaction otherwise. And Joseph seemed kind of like a weenie at times. It may be just me but I like my heros to be more alpha than beta as was in this case. He was led to easily by the nose by Miss Hunt and his father. I was happy that Ms. Martin found love but that was about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The traits of a really good romance is a book you can't put down, makes you laugh and cry and are sad that the story ends. This is the last of the simply seris and, in my opinion, the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely written, bur frankly quite boring and predictable. Poor girl meets rich guy, problem that keeps them apart, happy ending. And the characters are so one-dimensional. Also there really wasn't much of a historical atmosphere. If you swapped the carriage for a car, you could easily say that this book  was based on the 21st century. A relly disappointing read, I'm so tired of these weak, 'historical' books
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jen: Simply Perfect is the final book in a series about the teachers at Claudia's school. Over the course of the series, there have been some memorable plots and characters... but I believe this one is my favorite. I enjoyed the characters and their back stories were well-developed and believable. The storyline was interesting and at times heart wrenching (I kept a box of tissue handy for most of the reading). The series is worth the read and best read in order: Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect. And in the end, Simply Perfect is just that... simply perfect.
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