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.…
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rmaitzen - LibraryThing
I think this is my favorite Mary Balogh so far. I liked the prickly teacher as the heroine, and I especially liked that she pretty much stays prickly, instead of turning into an idealized sap like ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LadyWesley - LibraryThing
Claudia Martin finally gets her turn -- and her comeuppance. Claudia and Joseph make a wonderful couple, and it was great fun to see all of Claudia's old colleagues as well as most of the Bedwyns ... Read full review