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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 town, 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.

©2008 Mary Balogh (P)2016 Tantor

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Loved it

Enjoyed this immensely. Great characters and nice to see the characters from the other series as well

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  • Nana Mar
  • 03-08-2017

Stubborn Woman sweet man Loved It!

Don't give up on this book. Despite frustrating dragging and long repeats ending is worth the time .

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  • SIMARA
  • 30-01-2018

My favorite of the series

This series was a hit or miss for me. I didn’t like books 1 & 3 but I really liked books 2 & 4. This one was the best. The story was very well developed. I started not really liking the hero at the beginning but ended admiring him. The romance was believable and the ending gave me such a happy feeling. Excellent narration by Rosalyn Landor as expected. Recommended!!

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  • Glenda
  • 07-10-2017

Captivating ..Characters and story..

In addition to being a wonderful story of love discovered, there are many lessons in human nature and human behavior to relish and to cherish. The love of a father for his daughter and the need to defy the demands of convention and rules of old English royalty are engagingly told. The narrator is truly excellent. I will look for other books narrated by this person.

I loved this series. I really enjoy Mary Baloch and I especially like her series writings... I like to keep up with her characters.

Totally recommend this book, this series, this author, and this narrator.

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  • Nydia Daugherty
  • 07-12-2017

Frustratingly Perfect!

A most lovely story. I found it frustratingly perfect and oh so romantic. A surprising inclusion of the Bedwyn drama made it all most complete.

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  • ladykonline
  • 19-06-2017

Enjoyed Ms. Martin's Adventures

Slow at times, however I enjoyed the triumph of love and acceptance with real life situations.

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  • L. Unenanond
  • 15-03-2017

No, just no

The hero of this story has no balls. I cannot find it in me to understand his logic. Very disappointing.

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  • 01-10-2019

Performance well done

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  • Pianolady
  • 21-05-2017

Simply wonderful

Mary Balogh is my favorite romance author. She is up to her usual great storytelling. This is the first time I listened rather than read and it is just as satisfying! Get started with Mary Balogh and you won't be able to stop!

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  • Micky
  • 22-11-2019

Best of the series

This book was the best of the series. The story was very interesting and even more so because of the children and the life Rosalyn Landor's voice gives them.

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  • Kelly
  • 15-08-2019

Simply loved it

I do not want to say goodbye to the Bedwyns and their friends. I want more. what better praise is there.

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