Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Deed (Deed, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Deed (Deed, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Deed (Deed #1)

by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  2,410 ratings  ·  154 reviews
An innocent young beauty finds herself the fulcrum of a struggle for feudal power. Along with her ample dowry, Emma finds herself promised to Amaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword has preserved the King's crown-and whose rugged good looks make her heart skip a beat. But on the wedding day, as a rival knight gallops toward the bridal chamber, Amaury will fin ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Avon (first published 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Deed, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Deed

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley ColeBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireLothaire by Kresley ColeFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JamesDevil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
The One and Only
96th out of 513 books — 236 voters
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsDuncan's Bride by Linda HowardThe Bride by Julie GarwoodTexas Destiny by Lorraine HeathSilver Lining by Maggie Osborne
Mail Order Brides and Arranged Marriages
57th out of 181 books — 256 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Maureen Feeney
This is book 1, with book 2 "The Key" ,and 3 being "The Chase".
This book is great and funny.Lady Emmaline Eberhart petitions the King to get her husband to consummate her marraige, but her husband dies on route to do the deed.The King orders her to remarry Sir Amaury one of his trusted knights. Amaury is a landless knight who bears the taint of his illegitimacy, Amaury knows that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for him to be "Lord" of his own manor, something he has dreamt of since he w
...more
Heather
i had been taking a break from romance books cause they can seriously be irritating at times.i was in the mood to start them again,and i pick up this thing.it makes me want to stop reading them again.
ive never seen a book centered around..the deed.i mean,obviously its in romance books,but to name your book after it..
who would ask a king to make their husband consummate the wedding? u'd never go to your king for that. or anyone for that matter. geez! &u'd never talk about consummation in fron
...more
Em
Very early on, I had issues with this book.
The main character, Emmalene, who is 22, was unbelievably naive. She apparently knows how babies are made, but when she sees the hero, Amaury, naked she thinks his penis is something like an extra leg. How can one know what it takes to make babies and not know this? It confuses me greatly. Her naivety in general was annoying anyway. I can handle a character that's innocent and a little naive, but in this case it was not believable at all. The hero was n
...more
Megan
I love Ms. Sands vampire series, so I thought I would try to read a couple of her historical romance books. I'm sorry to say that I couldn't get through this one. I made it halfway. It was just so boring, and it tried SO HARD to be funny! A little too hard. The only other historical romance book I've read by her is Love is Blind, which I enjoy and recommend. I also have The Switch to read in my TBR pile, so I hope that one is better than this one...

This book is about a woman who's husband hasn't
...more
Jenny E
This was a decent read, although I didn't like it as much as Love is Blind. I am not particularly fond of this time period...medieval? The premise of the book wasn't as interesting as Love it Blind either, and it was a little silly, but I do like the way Lynsay Sands writes and I really love her heroines. They are strong and feisty, but not irritatingly so, just in a real way. I just didn't feel the love connection between these two characters though. I think some of that had to do with the time ...more
Dwayne
Such a hilarious book - I've been howling with laughter since the first few pages! Emma's totally and completely nuts - she sought audience with the king to force her husband to attend to his husbandly duties, which, in her (completely lacking and innocent) knowledge, means sharing the bed - literally. When her second husband Amaury is faced with the challenge of showing her what exactly happens between a husband and a wife on their wedding night, she thinks his extra appendage a deformity, wond ...more
Michelle Kelly
Delightfully lovely...review here at http://anotherlookbookreviews.blogspo...

What a witty and fun read The Deed was. Poor Emma was so naive that she didn't understand what consummating the marriage meant exactly. Sure her husband slept with her one night but the only noise coming from the bed chamber was his snores.

Emma's misunderstandings about many different things made me chuckle quite a few times. After two years of marriage and with only one night of sleeping together Emma is desperate to h
...more
Lil' Grogan
Clunky. Lots of exposition between pauses of conversation. Lots of focus on the bad in Amaury's character. The developing sweetness between them is alluded to but actually off-page. Ultimately, leaves us with a couple in love but a wife who keeps quiet because she can't be bothered to fight. Yeah, it's late 1300s, but...

Crazy, tomboy and dumb, unused-to-women knight. Friends with not-so-smart advice. She's used them before, this time wasn't as well done. Also, repetition of the frightful mystery
...more
Bridgette Bandell
This is the first book by Lindsay Sands that I have ever read and let me just say hehe….wow…..
This book is really cute and funny… We have Lady Emmaline Eberhart petitioning the king to get her husband to effectuate her marriage however, on his way to do the deed… he passes away. The king forces her to remarry one of his knights. The heroine in this story is so naïve and innocent that it’s comical..! I was having a rough day and needed a pick me up, heard this book was funny and so I gave it a sh
...more
D.A.
When Emmalene Eberhart attends court to petition King Richard’s help on a matter, he obliges, albeit he is flummoxed. No one, not the Archbishop Arundel, the cleric, nor King Richard could have been prepared for what Lady Eberhart requested. She asked King Richard to order her husband to fulfill his marital obligations. Apparently, Lord Fulk, hadn’t bedded his wife in two years. As the king’s, the archbishop’s, and the cleric’s mouths hung agape, she awaited the king’s reply. After further quest ...more
Thoa KÒi
Một câu chuyện cổ tích dành cho người lớn. Nữ chính xinh đẹp, quyến rũ nhưng rất ngây thơ. Ngây thơ nhưng thông minh và anh hùng. Nam chính nghèo nhưng dũng mãnh, tài giỏi.
Bên cạnh họ luôn có những người hầu, người lính, người bạn tốt bụng, tử tế, trung thành. Họ cùng nhau đấu tranh chống kẻ xấu và có 1 cái kết có hậu.
Đọc giải trí thì hơi phí thời gian.

lời dẫn của truyện.
Nàng Emmalene Eberhart muốn làm “chuyện đó”. Nàng thậm chí còn cầu xin nhà vua cho phép và ra lệnh để chồng mình làm điều đó
...more
Nonieღserenity2bliss
First book by the author. It was very delightful and almost a reminiscence of Julie Garwood's historical romance because the heroine is quite the character. Lady Emma is almost similar to most of JG's heroines in that she's naive, courageous, good-hearted, and a bit foolish at times. It makes the whole story fun, easy and light. So if you're looking for a fun, easy romance to read, this is it.
Czarina
I may or may have rated a book this low but if it happens, it's very rare. I really feel sorry for this book because it had such good premise but just didn't deliver. Sure it made me laugh in the beginning and all. I can't deny that there's humor. But I keep on finding myself complaining about the main characters.

In the earlier reviews I've read, they all say that the heroine is naive. It's true but then so is the hero. They're both naive although in different ways. The only character who's lika
...more
Allison
I know that it was meant to be funny, but the jokes really rubbed me the wrong way in this book. Sexism up the ying-yang. The writing did flow, and I didn't hate the book. Eh.
Kari
This book was as silly as it was funny, I loved it! Emalene and Amaury were great, and I was laughing throughout the story, definately recommend if you want a light, lovely read!
Dalimar
Me lo recomendaron cómo una historia muy cómica y de verdad a mi no me causó ninguna gracia. Sólo me desesperó bastante.
Nicole
Best Sands book I've read. Funny and sweet. A definite keeper.
Camilla P.
Allora, una veloce premessa: non pensavo che avrei mai, dico mai, letto un romanzo rosa di questo tipo. Con “di questo tipo” intendo i romanzi pubblicati in edicola, con copertine onestamente imbarazzanti, in cui c’è la solita coppia sospirante formata da uomo aitante (meglio se mezzo nudo) e donna persa tra le sue braccia, o che lo respinge con aria sofferta.
Ma visto che questo libro mi era stato inviato tanto tempo fa da un utente Anobii, non mi ricordo in che occasione, ho deciso di leggerlo
...more
Ada
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Farrah
Nov 29, 2012 Farrah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

I LOVED this book. The Deed was one of the best historical romances I've ever read!

Emma was a hilarious heroine. This chick is tough. And has a hell of a lot of spunk. When her husband wrongs her, what does she do? She shoots an arrow at him to prove a point. That instance and many others had me cracking up at her antics and admiring her strength. She's low on self confidence but, for just this instance, it didn't bot
...more
Hanife
Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.

Hikaye kendisinin aman aman güzelliği olmadığı kanısına varan kızımız Emma’nın kralla görüşmek için saraya gelmesi ile başlıyor. Görüşmek için salona çağırılıyor ve kral derdinin ne olduğunu soruyor. Kızımız özel olarak konuşup konuşamayacaklarını soruyor. Kral ise burada konuşmasını istiyor. Kızımızda kocası için buraya geldiğini söylüyor. Kral tekrar sorunun ne olduğunu soruyor. Kızımız görevini yapmıyor diyor. Kızın ağzından kerpetenle laf
...more
Shalon
blah
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Well, what a hoot! I had read all the write ups by others on various sites, but thought it couldn't be as funny as people were saying, however it totally was a real scream! I laughed all the way through, even the prologue had me laughing out loud! The storyline was great, and unfolded easily and the whole story flowed so smoothly, it is a very well written book. I had worried I might not like the old English language, but I actually found it quite endearing and 'sweet' in some ways, as well as f ...more
Shelley
Great book so far, very hard to put down! Love Lynsay Sands Historical Romance & Highland Romance stories, they are a nice change from her vampire series which are also a hoot. Can't believe I got this book the day after was reprinted last year & waited until now to read it. I could kick myself. If there wasn't so much to do & so little time I would already have the book read, it's that good. I lose time when I sit down to read it and get lost in Lady Emma's & Lord Amaury's world ...more
Cruth
"for it was a fact ladies did not enjoy the act" p.171, loc.1954

Author: Lynsay Sands
First published: April 1997
Length: 372 pages, 4247 kindle locations
Setting: Medieval Romance, England 1395 (Richard II)
Sex: reasonably explicit. First time is hurried and unsatisfactory/painful.

Sands' first published novel - and it feels like it. It has some really interesting ideas but struggles to see them to fruition. In time, the experienced author will find better balance between tell and show, repeated moti
...more
Robin (RBBR)
2011 http://www.avonromance.com/kissandteal/
Avon is teaming up with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to raise awareness and research funds for Ovarian Cancer. Between August 30, 2011 and February 28, 2012 portions of the purchase of books with the k.i.s.s. and teal logo will go toward programs that support Ovarian Cancer patients and their families.

If I had a shelf for Heroes That Need Smacked this one would be on it, he'd also get to be on my Heroes Who Came to Their Senses or Redeemed Them
...more
Cherise
I like this one better than the key. The h is a contradiction. She is so capable and knowledgable in some areas while being totally ignorant of bedroom matters. I like her being strong minded but still understand her role as the obedient wife and just does as the H asked most times. It grinds on my nerves sometimes when the h defies H's wishes just to show she has character but to me, no sense at all.

I especially adore the H here. This is one typical alpha he man that doesn't brood or hide his f
...more
Estefanía
Aunque no tiene las mejores críticas debo decir que este libro me hizo reír un montón , la protagonista es demasiado hilarante, el protagonista ? Bueno el es rudo, tosco, dominante y en ocasiones irracional pero como todos los libros de esta clase eso es normal... Al final quedan felices comiendo perdices.. Que esperaban otra cosa ?! Si obviamente después de acabar con los malos.

Es un libro que entretiene no es excepcional pero es divertido
Michelle
I started reading the Lynsay Sands vampire series and enjoyed her writing and humor so much that I thought I'd try her historical novels. Because I'm a bit behind on these I'm loving that they are re-releasing her earlier historicals so I can get caught up. Lynsay Sands has such a way with humor and almost impossible situations that you spend half her books slapping your forehead and saying "D'oh!" This story was no different. Emmalene was an innocent young woman who wanted a family of her own. ...more
Shelley

Lady Emma complains to the king because her husband has failed to give her children after 2 years of marriage. Unfortunately, hubby is ordered to her (BED)side by the king and on the way, dies. Emma becomes the King's reward to a landless knight who saved his life; and life, for Emma and Amauray is never the same again!It is a funny, light observation on the mistkes that can occur between the very different species of males and females and a very good read!

I found Lynsay Sands through her Argen
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Wonderful (Medieval Trilogy, #1)
  • Highland Thirst (MacNachton Vampires, #4)
  • The Warlord (Montagues, #1)
  • Charming the Prince (Fairy Tales, #1)
  • One Snowy Knight (The Dragons of Challon #3)
  • Castles In The Air (Medieval, #2)
  • Taming the Wolf (de Burgh, #1)
  • Noble Intentions (Noble, #1)
  • The Dragon Lord
  • By Possession (Medieval #1)
17059
LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more
More about Lynsay Sands...

Other Books in the Series

Deed (3 books)
  • The Key (Deed, #2)
  • The Chase (Deed, #3)
A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6) A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5) Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9) Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)

Share This Book

“Are you not the one who told me that she had to petition the king to get her husband to sleep with her?"
"Aye,that is the gossip at court, but no one knows what she looks like save the king,and he refuses to discuss it. 'Sides, her husband died on the way home to perform his....er duty."
"'Twas probably suicide," Amaury muttered grimly.”
5 likes
“Perhaps it was Lord Darion," Rolfe said at last, and Emma sagged with relief.
"Lord Darion?" Blake stared at him in confusion. "I have not heard of him. Does he have a keep around here?"
Emma glanced over her shoulder to see her cousin shake his head. There was a sparkle of mischief in his eyes as he met hers. "Nay.Darion is a spirit of the woods.And a defender of the weak. He has been known to protect unwary travelers who are set upon...always with a bow and arrow."
"Have you seen this Darion?"
"Oh,aye.Lord Darion saved my life a time or two.The first time I was a mere boy.”
3 likes
More quotes…