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The Deed (Deed #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,210 Ratings  ·  197 Reviews
“Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes.”
—Suzanne Enoch

“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!”
 —Christina Dodd

Before her Argeneau vampire family paranormal romance novels made her a New York Times bestselling superstar, Lynsay Sands did The Deed. Lynsay’s witty, sexy, utterly fantastic debut romance transports the reader back to Medieval England to witness the
ebook, 384 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 1997)
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May 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good grief. How did I ever think I would enjoy this book? The heroine's naïveté crossed the border early on from the Land of Merely Absurd into the Land of Stoopid where it frolics joyfully for most of the book. Don't get me started on the tons of misunderstandings or the endless sophomoric humor about penises and sex. Here's just a sample.

- The heroine requests an audience with King Richard II in order to request that he order her husband of two years to do "the deed", so that she can have bab
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
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
Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
Jan 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2010 added it
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 K
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read, historical
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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
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
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
Sheila Melo
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
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!
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Bridgette Bandell
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
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.
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Me lo recomendaron cómo una historia muy cómica y de verdad a mi no me causó ninguna gracia. Sólo me desesperó bastante.
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
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.
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  ·  review of another edition
help i don't know why i do this to myself
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blah-blah
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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!

August 7-8, 2012 - Kindle Edition
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Diana Zander
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Schon auf den ersten Seiten ein Lacher nach dem anderen. Hätte diesem Buch sehr gerne mehr als fünf Sterne gegeben.
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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
Mar 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand why many people consider this book is so funny and hilarious.
I personally think this book so awful, that makes me hesitate to read Lynsay Sands other books. because this is the first book I find people recommend for funny and good book.
so for many years I reject all recommend book from this author, only because I read this book
I can believe what is so funny about people must consumed their wedding while all the town waiting in front of their bed door.
so i won't recommended t
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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
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love reading Lynsay Sands.
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My bookclub OSRBC selected this as our Feb 2017 read and I was thrilled to gind this book at the library! I remembered reading a Lynsay Sands historical romance before but could not remember it much. I associate her with the contemporary vampire Argeneau series so was surprised to see she gas such a long list of HR published.

In this 2011 version there's a poignant letter to support the republish of this 1997 story. Lynsay Sands wrote this book, her first, in her first step to recovery and finis
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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
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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 duty."
"'Twas probably suicide," Amaury muttered grimly.”
“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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