Simplemente inolvidable (Simply Quartet #1)
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...more
Simply Unforgettable is the first installment in the Simply series, a quartet of ...more
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 ...more
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.
So I knew this wasn't for me the minute I found out the dreaded 'heated night of passion then ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
(view spoiler)[Me encantó como Lucius plantó a Portia, una insufrible (hide spoiler)]
Realmente, Mary Balogh es una excelente escritora.
Lo único que me resultó un poco largo fue el final.
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 ...more
Length: 343 pages
Setting: London, Bath. Regency.
Sex: Not frequent. Explicit.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Parting ways once the snow clears, Frances returns to her job in Bath as a school teacher while Lucius retu ...more
Their time together there quickly develops into a mutual liking of one another and passion ignite ...more
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 ...more
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