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Book Review of Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet, Bk 4)

Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet, Bk 4)
Simply Perfect (Simply Quartet, Bk 4)
Author: Mary Balogh
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Read these books in order; I read the last one first and didn't understand some of the relationships and comments between characters.

The author must have been running out of plot devices because she made some mistakes that I thought were obvious. Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, was planning on marrying Portia, someone his family encouraged. In spite of his pending betrothal, he continues to seek out Claudia Martin, owner and headmistress of a private school. Claudia does nothing to encourage Joseph, but he pursues her.

Portia, a stickler for protocol and the ton's rules, commits a faux pas of gigantic proportions near the end of the book.

Joseph and Claudia were very aware of their behavior and how it was viewed by the ton. While Joseph was probably still engaged, the couple entered into a relationship. I thought they would be more circumspect and proper.

The errors were so glaring that they interfered with my belief in the story.

Simply Quartet

1. Simply Unforgettable (2005)
2. Simply Love (2006)
3. Simply Magic (2007)
4. Simply Perfect (2008)