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The Deed (Deed #1)

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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)
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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
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Zoe
Mar 01, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
downgrading my original rating because well I am older and wiser now. this woman is the president of TSTL club. innocence and stupidity are two different things.

why does this book have good reviews? I find the "innocence" of the heroine idiotic. and the feelings between the couple unreal. I had trouble reading past 50%. I am still reading it (albeit at a very slow rate) because I really want to see what the hype is about. so far I do not see how this book could ever be rated with higher than 2 s
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Heather
Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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Inka
Честно казано, очаквах да ми хареса повече, но й давам 3 звезди при реални 3,25.

Лейди Емалин, или Ема, както я наричат всички отива при краля с молба да принуди съпруга й да се прибере у дома и да изпълни съпружеските си задължения, тъй като е вече на 22-години и копнее за деца, но откакто е омъжена, мъжа й пътува постоянно оставяйки я да старее в дома им. Кралят е удивен от наивността на Ема, научавайки, че според нея, консумацията на брака значи само да спят в едно легло и осъзнавайки, че брак
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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
Em
Jan 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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Jenny E
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Michelle K
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-read, historical
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
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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
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Cheesecake
Emma the clueless and Amaury her new hubby.

Well.... DNF about 60% cause I just couldn't bring myself to pick it up again. I did skip to the end though.

The *Deed* is procreating, and the *schtick* is that Emma is ignorant beyond belief. It was cute at first, even though she comes across as more of a moron than a naive virgin.
But then the author chooses to hit Amaury with the 'idiot' stick too.
Now it's a full blown comedy of errors...

Emma has been married for a couple years but is still a virgin
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Sheila Melo
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
FINAL DECISION:  The story is uneven and while it has some very funny parts, I ultimately found it pretty average.  It was okay as a one time read but I don't think I would read it again and I'm not excited about reading further in the series.

THE STORY:  Emmaline Eberhart has to petition the King to get her husband to consummate their marriage.  When her husband dies on his way home to do his duty, Emmaline is widowed and now in a vulnerable position.  The King sends Lord Amaury de Aneford to ma
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IamGamz
A fun, light read. Enjoyable and funny.
Maida
It's funny but I got tired of suspending my disbelief throughout the book. Also, the head hopping was confusing especially when Bertrand had a POV. Gross!
Czarina
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
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Lil' Grogan
Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Bridgette South
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nonieღserenity2bliss
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Sommertime
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-loan
3.5 stars. This was a fun, cute medieval romance. There was a bit of humor mostly around the H and h perceptions of how men and women should and do behave. There was a nice romance and a lovely slow burn love story.
Dalimar
Me lo recomendaron cómo una historia muy cómica y de verdad a mi no me causó ninguna gracia. Sólo me desesperó bastante.
Kari
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mediev-viking
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!
Allison
Feb 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nicole
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Best Sands book I've read. Funny and sweet. A definite keeper.
Abby Ang
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
help i don't know why i do this to myself
Zel Polev
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shalon
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Dolores
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lynsay-sands
First off Lynsay Sands has done it again it doesn't matter if it's The absolutely brilliant Argeneau Series or the Historical genre.

(There are areas where it's so comical you could just imagine how the scenario is interacted 😂 )

This is about Amaury de Aneford (the ba***rd son of a Lord) better yet the most sort after soldier all around England. And the virgin widow Lady Emmaline Eberhart, who had gone to King Richard to demand her husband of 2 years to do his bed sharing & what goes on. Well
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Chelsea Barker
I thought this was a fun and funny book, though you can definitely tell this is a "first" novel.

I liked the heroine, Emma's, innocence and naivety, even if the actual premise of the book was more than a little unrealistic. I just can't believe that no one explained things to her, not even a maid? The hero, Amaury, was okay, although he didn't seem to have much personality. Lord Blake was by far more entertaining.

Emma blackening everything, even the bed linens, for mourning had me giggling for
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Kathy
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Deed #1
The Deed (Deed, #1) by Lynsay Sands The Deed by Lynsay Sands is the first in a series of three standalone books that are tied together by one small thread. Though this book is the definition of a "Historical Romance" there is so much more to it than just that. Lynsay Sands brings her story to life in the pages of this book and uses a good deal of humor to do it. A thoroughly enjoyable read!

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Amber Cash
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emmaline finds herself in an odd situation as the Virgin bride of 2 yrs to a duke who doesn't want to consummate the marriage. After aytempting to carry out orders from the king, the Duke dies and Emmaline is forced to marry Amaury to save her lands. Attacks from bandits, mercenaries, and the cousin of her deceased husband lead Emmaline and her new husband down a treacherous road. Packed with murder attempts, mystery, and a peculiar love story, this book promises (and delivers) to grab and keep ...more
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“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.”
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“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.”
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