By Mary Balough
Rated: 5 Stars
Claudia Martin, headmistress and owner of Miss Martin's School for Girls, had no use for the ton, and reserved a special disdain for dukes. To Claudia's great consternation, Joseph, the Marquess of Attingsborough, refuses to succumb to her icy disapproval. Instead, he thaws Claudia into accepting his offer for her and two of her recently graduated students to travel with him to London. That trip turns out to be just the beginning of his campaign to win Claudia's affections, but she is certain she can resist the infinitely rakish Joseph. A prim and proper spinster discovers love is never sensible when she engages in a spirited battle of wits and wills with a nobleman with charm to spare. With her signature exquisite sense of characterization and subtle wit, Balogh brings her sweetly sensual, thoroughly romantic Simply quartet to a truly triumphant conclusion.