Always [NOOK Book]

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Bastard daughter to the king, Rosamunde was raised in a convent and wholly prepared to take the veil . . . until good King Henry showed up with a reluctant husband in tow for her. Suddenly, she found herself promising to love, honor, and obey Aric.

But Rosamunde's education had not covered a wedding night, and the stables were a poor example for an untried girl. Would Aric bite her neck like the animals did their mates? The virile warrior seemed capable of such animal passion, ...

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Always

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Overview

Bastard daughter to the king, Rosamunde was raised in a convent and wholly prepared to take the veil . . . until good King Henry showed up with a reluctant husband in tow for her. Suddenly, she found herself promising to love, honor, and obey Aric.

But Rosamunde's education had not covered a wedding night, and the stables were a poor example for an untried girl. Would Aric bite her neck like the animals did their mates? The virile warrior seemed capable of such animal passion, but his eyes promised something sweeter. And Rosamunde soon learned that while she may have trouble with obeying him, it would not be hard to lover her new husband forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Evelyn Feiner
Ms. Sands again proves her gift for capturing the historical period by blending fictional characters with real people. Intrigue and humor fill the pages of this sensual romance, as we enjoy some truly unforgettable scenes that will make you laugh and turn up the air conditioning.
Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062024770
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 23,021
  • File size: 506 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2000

    Did you ever wonder what they taught nun's of ages past?

    Ms. Sands does a marvelous job of intrigue. She gives just enough clues to hint at the true villain while leading you down another path purposefully. She wraps it all up in humor to keep the prose from turning to murder and mayhem. This particular plot includes the education of a would-be nun about the marriage bed that will keep you chuckling to the end. And did the priest say 'obey' in the wedding vows? Well forget that!! Who would ever believe the king's love child would obey anyone, least of all her new husband. I look forward to more from this author. She never fails to entertain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Sweet story

    Will read again

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Good Story!

    This story will not disappoint. True Lynsay style, humorous, romantic, and a great mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    The playroom

    There are many toys here for u. Go to next result

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Great

    Great story! I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it!

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Good Book

    Good story would read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Great read

    I loved this one. Lynsay Sands does it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Very good read!!!!

    Though not as excellent as her other highland books, still a good read.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Enjoyable

    While not as good as Lynsay Sands' later Highlander series, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. The humor, as always with Lynsay Sands, was great!

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  • Posted June 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Lynsay sands.Need I say more?

    Always is another wonderful book from Lynsay Sands. Its original. The characters are funny and you can relate to them. Rosamunde and Aric are a couple you will be routing for.If you enjoy funny captivating books with really steamy love scenes then read always. You will love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2007

    Loved it

    I have read many Sands books, and love her vampire series. I was not too sure she could do this time period. I was pleasantly surprised to find she did, not a perfect or outstanding job with the time period but a good job none the less. Because the story sweeps you up and the time period becomes secondary to the story. The dialogue is great, especially Rosemundes. Rosamunde's character is very naive due to her upbringing and this causes many a funny scene with Aric. There are some moments when you question who you should feel more embressed for Aric or Rosamunde, but the scenes are innocent and good natured. Which is why I found easy to connect with and feel free to laugh out loud, literally. Its one of those books you can't put down. My only criticism is that there isn't a continuation for Aric's friend Robert.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2004

    HYSTERICAL!!!!!

    I absolutely loved this book, but I'm not sure if it is because I was laughing so hard or if it was so well written. I have already passed this book on to three friends and they have all felt the same way! It was a great read, hard to put down, and extremely entertaining. Definitely worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    Lynsay's Most Enchanting book yet!!!!!!!!!

    Lynsay's newest book proves she is a writer to watch. She broke into the romance world with a bang with The Deed, and has proven with such great books as The Switch, Lady Pirate and The Key that she can do it again and again. Her style is fluid, her voice so natural, and there is no one else like her around. Her books are warm, intelligent and with a ton of humour. When I am reading anything by Lynsay, I am always smiling or laughing outloud!! So many times when someone tries the light touch with historical, their heroine comes out like an idiot. Lynsay deftly walks that fine line between jest and joke, with intelligent resourceful characters that often do silly things - but for good reasons!! Most especially, her books are never contrived. In Always, her Rosamunde is a gently raised illegitimate daughter of King Henry, and just before his death he arranges a marriage for her to Alric. He is coming off a bad engagement and has little trust for women, but sees no choice in the forced marriage. While Rosamunde is not totally against the idea of a husband, she brings a vast lacking in knowledge to the marriage bed due to the concepts instilled in her by the nuns . Rosemunde is an adorable, charming, witty character and one you will long remember. I read a lot, so often books tend to blur together. Years from now I will think of Rosamunde and remember her well!! Pick up Lynsay Sands and you are guaranteed a good time!! WISE Writers and Readers Book of the Month for April 2001 Book of the Year for 2001

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