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Publisher's Summary

Before her Argeneau vampire family paranormal romance novels made her a New York Times best-selling superstar, Lynsay Sands did The Deed. Lynsay's witty, sexy, utterly fantastic debut romance transports the listener back to Medieval England to witness the outrageous trials and temptations of a good wife whose husband unfortunately dies before he can do...The Deed. The lady, left shockingly unprepared, finds herself promised to a handsome, landless knight, and misunderstandings, missteps, and (of course) passion ensue.

The first of her more than 30 historical romance novels and anthologies known for their wonderfully humorous edge, The Deed is a delightful treat for confirmed Sands fans as well as for listeners who appreciate the early novels of Julie Garwood.

©2017 Lynsay Sands (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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A few twists and turns

Strong heroine. A few funny scenes. The strength of this story is in the plot and its twists. Internal character development is not as strong as external couple development. Still worth the listen because its Lysnsay Sands and its well written.

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  • rozet
  • 2017-11-09

funny loved it

always enjoyable story both audio and read. Heroine funny with her innocence. strong character. strong hero to match her love for others.

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  • BJ
  • 2018-05-04

Excellent

This is a great book as are all of your books. The only thing I miss is a good epilogue to finish off the story and make sure that she had no trouble having the baby, etc. Things like that would make me happy and feel as if the story had really come to an end. Thank you for letting someone that knows nothing of writing to spout off about it without taking offense. Warm Regards, BJ Sherwin NP-C

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  • Banncam
  • 2018-12-06

NoGo! If you are a serious reader

I’m a serious reader and don’t like short cuts and low level story telling. This story is over done and not believable; annoyingly so. The performance is also really hard to get through. I’m sorry to say this, I usually don’t leave reviews but this book is too expensive not to warn readers.

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  • Vashti
  • 2018-08-06

Amazing Books

Sands is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to start the next segment.

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  • Dolores
  • 2018-02-13

HUMOROUS WITH AREAS OF ANXIETY

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 here is the first area you could be gobsmacked if you're thinking in today's scenario & not that of the way it was back in the Medieval era & on top of that having grown up without a mother figure to talk to her how the marital bed goes 😉 AND this is the start of their humorous life together but with having to watch their backs as they KEEP having episodes of Where they're getting jumped by a varied load of unscrupulous people. I have a couple of negatives which is so rare of me to write for Lynsay's work, which I won't take it off my scoring, Some of the vocabulary is wrong for the era. And the other was I'm sorry to say I found the way narrator Chloe Lynn said AMAURY it sounded at times like ANN-MARIE But NO Matter What The Story is a Great One

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  • Rebecca Butler
  • 2017-11-16

cute love story

This was such a cute love story. There was adventure, humor and romance. Lady Emma was so funny, I love how sweat and naive she is.

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  • Chrystal F.
  • 2020-06-25

If you want excitement... Read something else.

I love Lynsay Sands but this book was SOOOOO horrendous. I couldn't even finish it. The constant "battling" between both main characters was utterly atrocious. Her lack of knowledge when it came to the consummation of the marriage was forgivable because yes, she did not have a mother there to explain things to her but I feel at the same time or father could still have help her a bit. And then Amaurys attitude... What, is he bipolar?! Like seriously. I get the time and place for the setting, but his outlook when it comes to a wife... Made me want to jump in the book and show him a thing or two. Like I said, I love Ms. Sands but I would NEVER recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Angela B. Chrysler
  • 2019-11-17

How stupid can you get?

Seriously. Can a woman BE any more stupid? She clearly has no idea what sex is, but she knows enough to petition the king who orders her husband to consummate the marriage. She STILL doesn't know what sex is. And still, maids explain, people describe, and STILL she doesn't get it. Maybe she's a visual learner? The woman in this is too stupid for me to enjoy the book.

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  • Edwina "I Love books"
  • 2019-07-24

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Lady Emmaline/Emma Eberhart has requested an audience with King Richard. She wants him to command her husband of 2 years the Duke of Eberhart to consummate there marriage. On his way to due what the King commands he is killed. A few days later the King commands Amaury de Aneford to marry the widowed virginal Lady Emmaline/Emma. This begins one of the funniest romance stories I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Emma's in laws are determine that the Dukedom and all its wealth will not be given over to Emma's new husband and the now Newly minted Duke Amaury Aneford of Eberhart. The in laws many plots to murder Amaury all go awry. The villains are know from the beginning of the story. I think Emmalines lack of knowledge of the marital bed would have been more believable if she were younger maybe 18 instead of 22. Living in the country would have taught her something about sexual joining. I also would have like an epilog . So 4 stars instead of 5

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  • Kara
  • 2019-04-12

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struggled with the narrator. struggled to get into the story. storyline good. . . .