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Simplemente inolvidable (Simply Quartet #1)

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Una fortuita tempestad de nieve ha dejado aislados, en una hospedería de montaña, a dos personas que de otra manera nunca tendrían nada que ver. Lucius, vizconde de Sinclair es un aristócrata altivo y acostumbrado a imponer su voluntad. Frances es una profesora sencilla, inteligente y audaz. Contra todo pronóstico, crece entre los dos una atracción irresistible. Lucius des

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ebook, 347 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Urano (first published 2005)
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Dina
I've been struggling to write this review for days, collecting my thoughts and, I confess, trying to find a reason to raise my 3-star rating. Sadly, I found none. :( 3 stars isn't bad in my rating scale, but I'm not used to giving Ms. Balogh less than 4 stars. I love her writing and the romantic feel she always evokes in me when I read her books, but alas, I'm disappointed to say that she missed the mark in this one.

Simply Unforgettable is the first installment in the Simply series, a quartet of
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Rane
Jan 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caught in a snowstorm and stranded in a small inn, Frances Allard, Lucius Marshall feel a spark of dislike that turns into a flaming attraction and a night of passion, but when they go their ways, they still a deep pull that memory wouldn’t fade, and Lucius is determined to have Frances one or another, as Frances fights to keep her past a secret or lose your heart to Lucius

The first in the Simply series by Mary Balogh, was a good start for the series, but along the way it ended up being flat a
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♥ℳelody
DNF @ 50%
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I lasted longer than I thought I would. I was planing on quitting this 20 pages in to be honest but decided to at least read up to the couple's ‘one night of passion’ that seems to be the big moment readers love. And even then I did A LOT of skimming afterward to just get to the half way mark. There were so many things that didn't work for me or just plain bugged the crap out of me.

THE PLOT
So I knew this wasn't for me the minute I found out the dreaded 'heated night of passion then
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Karen
Nov 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
Simply Unforgettable is the first book in the Simply series by Mary Balogh.

Francis Allard is a teacher at Miss Martin's school in Bath. If you have read the Slightly series you will recognize this as the school that Freyja Bedwyn patronizes. She is mentioned in this book but only as the anonymous patron who supports the school.

Francis meets Lucius Marshall during a snowstorm and they spend two passionate days together at an inn waiting for the snow to melt. After the storm is over, he takes he
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Caz
I've given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals, so 4.5 stars.

Mary Balogh’s Simply series, in which the heroines are four teachers working at a select school for young ladies in Bath, was originally recorded in the mid-late 2000s, but has been unavailable for some years and was never – as far as I know – made available digitally. After years of wishing on my part – and that of a number of fellow Balogh/Landor audiobook enthusiasts – these recordings are at last being re-rel
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Brittany B.

Wow! Hard to rate this book. So what I decided : 5 stars for the first 40%, and 3 stars for the rest.
3.5 Stars for this first book in the Simply series.

Here's the dilemma: This book has the most charming beginning. I adored the way the couple met and fell in love. I was so sure this would be a quirky, passionate love story.

But Mary Balogh turned it into an historical soap opera. The number of anticlimactic revelations was underwhelming. The heroine's past was so complicated with nonsense that
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Desirée
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Leído en Agosto 2009

Buena trama!!
Juliana Philippa
Pardon the pun, but this book was "simply forgettable" for me [2.5 stars:]

The first in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE was unfortunately not so for me. I am a huge Mary Balogh fan, but this is my least favorite book of hers and I actually had to stop myself from skimming parts at the end (which is just unheard of for me). Meanwhile, I have continued on to the second book of the Quartet, Simply Love, and found that book highly enjoyable - I recommend just skipping to that one.

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Vashti
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I'am a fan of Mary Balogh, and all of her books that I have read thus far, that being said I enjoyed this book but the heroine Francois Allard drove me crazy. I understand there has to be some conflict and drama, yet this woman was an absolute idiot in my opinion. She had several chances for love and happiness, yet she kept throwing them away because at first she didnt believe Viscount Lucious Sinclair really loved her. Well when she discovered he really did she still refused him based on propri ...more
notyourmonkey
Put it down 10% in because of dickbag hero; picked it up again and enjoyed it in a procrastinatey manner. Then, about 65-70% in, I was committed enough to keep reading but spent the rest of the book yelling at the heroine to tell the hero exactly how much of a giant dickbag he was being. To my surprise and moderate gratification, she did, as well as a couple of other well-executed put-downs. I just - ugh. This book is built around the conceit of the hero and heroine saying goodbye to each other ...more
Denise
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually enjoyed this one, even though the reviews here were not that great among my GR friends.
I loved the way Lucius did not give up on Francis even though he should have. She was a bit much on the good byes however. I loved the way Lucius (again with the stupid names) set down the woman everyone thought he was supposed to marry. I wanted to applaud him and yell HAH! take that beotch!
Well at last now I can finally read the one I had been waiting for.. Simply Love It all has to do with my o
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Julianna
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighthearted Regency Romance; Persistent Heroes
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Simply Unforgettable is the first book in Mary Balogh's Simply Quartet, which follows four teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath. I didn't realize until I'd already started reading it that this series is essentially a spin-off of her Bedwyn Family Saga, which I probably should have read first. I didn't have any trouble following Simply Unforgettable, but I have a strong feeling that Miss Martin herself was likely introduced in the Bedwyn books and there may h
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Christine
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I'm probably being a little hard on this book, but seriously....how many times did he have to offer to marry her while she refused him before the author even bothered to explain WHY she couldn't marry him? Maybe she was trying to increase tension, but as I've said many, many, many times before (broken record), withholding information does not create tension. Just the opposite -- it's annoying. If I'd known her problem, I might have been able to sympathize with her. Instead, I had to assume she w ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
I listened to this on unabridged audio and was very quickly bored and easily distracted. It's a shame because Balogh is usually one of my go-to author's when I'm in a slump.

This book was so disappointing in so many ways. It's full of cliches and ridiculous behavior. You have the virgin schoolmarm who is beautiful but doesn't know it and the high society rake who must marry a high born lady to pacify his granddaddy. These two conveniently get stranded together (without chaperone) during a snowsto
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Dee
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wendy
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars - this book has mixed reviews but I loved it; especially the audio version. Mary Balogh and Rosalyn Landor are a wonderful combination. A beautiful, gently moving story with a gorgeous hero and worthy heroine. And there's a bit of 'An Officer and a Gentleman' moment. There's more Mary Balogh audio books becoming available in the UK; I need the rest of the series please.
TJ
Jun 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really torn on this one. I LOVE the way Mary Balogh writes and this books was no exception. I was infuriated at the storyline, though. It was frustrating to have the hero pursuing the heroine throughout the ENTIRE book and NEVER know why she keeps refusing (in very curt and rude ways)until the last couple of pages of the book.
Pamela(AllHoney)
I haven't read much by this author but she seems to be well loved by many romance readers. The other book I read was just okay for me. I liked this one but didn't feel the "WOW" factor from it. I will probably to continue to give this author a chance to wow me.
Ana Maria
Me pareció un libro precioso!!!
Muy bien escrito, muy romántico
Él, muerto de amor pero dándose cuenta de a poco.
Es cierto que ella es un poco cabezota, pero tampoco es poco el escándalo en que se vió envuelta en el pasado.
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Realmente, Mary Balogh es una excelente escritora.
Lo único que me resultó un poco largo fue el final.
Stephanie
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
Mary Ballogh’s SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE: Sin, Singing & Secrets

http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201...

Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.


Nobody does it better: 19th century romantic fiction, that is. Mary Balogh has meshed the perfect balance of respect, history, romance and heat in each of her stories.

This particular book is first in a series, originally published in 2006, centering around four
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CatBookMom
This first-in-series is another of Balogh's better books, but it bogged down in the middle for me; I've stretched a 3.5+ to 4 stars, just because I liked the characters, particularly how much fun they seemed to have in the first few scenes, when they were snowbound in a small inn.
Cruth
Author: Mary Balogh
Published: 2005
Length: 343 pages
Setting: London, Bath. Regency.
Sex: Not frequent. Explicit.
Hero: Viscount.
Heroine: Teacher. Singer. Orphan.
Almost Cheating: Lucius is intending to ask Portia Hunt to marry him.

I was going to DNF. I was struggling to get into it and I wasn't enjoying the premise: He has to marry someone else but he really, really wants her.. But I am waiting on some holds at the library so persevered.

And in the end I enjoyed it.

It's certainly likeable.

The charact
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becky
May 17, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dana Burda
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romanul a aparut in limba romana in anul 2013 sub titlul " Pasiune si prejudecata" la editura Orizonturi. Mary Balogh este una din scriitoarele de romances care imi place extrem de mult. Știe sa imbine elementele cheie ale unei adevarate povesti de dragoste, alege corect personajele, le creaza diferente firesti si acceptabile pentru cititor, stie sa-i introduca in aventuri credibile si gaseste finaluri care il fac fericit pe cititor dar care sunt si pline de surprize pentru ca dragostea schimba ...more
Amyiw
This was mostly a miss for me 2 1/2 stars for the beginning. After their first departure, it never got back to good. She pushed away, he didn't investigate yet is so persistent. And the big reveal... I felt like he did towards Francis, "what an idiot you are". So... Balogh is one of my favorite authors and luckily I read the next 2 in this series first or I doubt that I would run to them anytime soon. Certain of her series just don't compel me but the next two were pretty good, not my favorite o ...more
Autumn
It was enjoyable, but I'm just going to say that I "liked it" based on the fact that it really wasn't that original. I was in the mood for a love story, which this definitely is, but it's just like any other English romance from another time when words like "ton" and "rake" and "dandy" were used far too much. Really it can be summed up like this:

Man and woman are desperately attracted to each other and in love, but they act like they hate each other for a while. Then one thing leads to another a
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Tina
Nov 19, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
SYNOPSIS: Lucius, Viscount Sinclair rescues Frances Allard during a snowstorm when her carriage overturns. The two find shelter in an inn that has been closed for the Christmas Holiday. Over the next few days, while cooking together, talking about literature, having snowball fights and building snowmen, the two realize they are very attracted to each other and consummate their relationship.

Parting ways once the snow clears, Frances returns to her job in Bath as a school teacher while Lucius retu
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Jilly
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am such a romance junkie and none of it really holds a candle to Outlander which is how I judge all. Some have been really good while others start out promising and flop. This is one such story. It is romantic that they are caught in the snow storm and forced to stay at an empty inn together (an in which is closed). Francis ends up cooking while Lucius cuts wood and does the more hard labor chores.

Their time together there quickly develops into a mutual liking of one another and passion ignite
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Dawn
One day on a snow road the world of Miss Francess Allard and Viscount Lucius Marshal Sinclair collided. I mean that literally, so they end up spending a tranquil two days at a cozy inn and what could have been the end of a story is only the beginning.

Lucius has been a bachelor for years but his grandfather is dying and now is the time for him to find a wife and get on with becoming an Earl. He has been well matched with a woman named Portia but that is before he meets Francess. Francess is a sch
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Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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Simply Quartet (4 books)
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