The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after....
Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters' debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing's happened....
Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title - only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited "wife" - certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new "husband"... and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts!
©2011 Lynsay Sands (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I guess humor like many things is all relative. I thought this book was hilarious, verging on slapstick. I could just imagine the shenanigans in my mind. It is farfetched and silly, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you take everything literally, maybe this isn???t your cup of tea, but if you want escapism and some laughs this is it.
I am only on chapter 4 and I'm already thinking of stopping it and writing it off as a bad buy. I know some reviews have loved this as a slapstick book but I thought it would have been a romance book as other Lyndsay Sands books have been and which I have loved, but this is just painful.
If you want a silly, stupid and farcical book then buy this but I'm off to listen to something else..
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
Yes, I will almost certainly be listening to this one again. It is so funny and entertaining. When I sought out this book it was just the perfect comedic touch I needed on a rough day.
Get your daily dose of laughs.
I read so I can write
I loved it. The premise doesn't indicate it will be a comedy but boy howdy it was. I laughed and enjoyed the story beginning to end. Definitely worth the time.
Of course Sarah Coomes rules again! She is so great and when she performs as a guy its pretty convincing! At one point, Christiana is drunk and hilarious, I don't think it would have been as funny if I would have been reading it.
I think my favorite part of this book was when Christiana and Richard meet at the Ball. I was dying laughing!
The plot was funny and very entertaining...I could not put it down.However one thing that always erks me is how all the women of London society always lose there head and can't seem to keep there virginity in tact after being kissed or touch by a man lol.....is there one book where the women of that period does not go all stary eye after a mere kiss.Or maintain her virginity without the man being the one to have the sense or is gentleman enough to stop before her reputation is destroy... the regency period is a good break from the paranormal which I have been stuck in lol....
GREAT narrator, one of the best I've heard. The story was cute, funny, and moved quickly. I'm not sure what was lacking on my side, maybe a love for the characters.
I love the way Lyndsay Sands writes, she puts so much humor in it. This story is almost slapstick. I laughed the whole time. I love a good romantic comedy.
Keep on keepin' on, Lyndsay.
Never judge a book by its movie
Yes especially if i need a good laugh.
The Deed by Lynday Sands.
I love Sarah Coomes. I know she always gets mixed reviews, but I have always enjoyed anything she narrates
I was laughing out loud at the scenes where certain characters are trying to move the dead body of an unkind Earl that nobody wants discovered (especially his wife, because if people know he is dead,, she would have to go into mourning, and could not be a sponsor for her sister who is looking for a husband)
Not your typical historical romance, but sometimes it's good not to be typical.
The Countess has some likeable characters, and an enjoyable plot. However, this read is sadly lacking in historical context. The dialog was too modern to be believable. Situations were plausible, but not carried out well. However, it did make for a low key light listen.
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