Set against the seductive backdrop of Regency England, New York Times best selling author Mary Balogh's latest novel sweeps us into the sensual, enthralling world of an elite academy for young ladies. Tall, dark and exquisitely sensual, he is the epitome of male perfection. Not that Claudia Martin is looking for a lover. Or a husband. As owner and headmistress of Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath, she 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.