The Switch [NOOK Book]

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When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth were escaping from their uncle-taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn’t help falling head over heels-and out of a window-for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning; Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing “him” and her lovely sister to London.

But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent ...

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Overview

When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth were escaping from their uncle-taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn’t help falling head over heels-and out of a window-for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning; Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing “him” and her lovely sister to London.

But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess. Though it was a great game to play a boy, there was more fun in being female. And after one brush of his fiery lips when her guise was gone, Charlie swore to be nothing but his fiery woman forevermore.

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Who shall play the boy today? This is the key question for Charlotte (or Charlie) and her twin sister, Elizabeth, the lead characters in Lynsay Sands' entertaining historical. The transformation into a gentleman enables them to escape from their bad-tempered uncle and the loathsome marriages he has arranged. Enter Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, who insists on escorting "Charlie" and his sister to London. He takes Charlie to a brothel, a gaming den, a shooting range, and an all-night drinking session. Charlie is the braver of the two sisters, rescuing a young woman from the brothel, standing up to bullies, and saving a passel of puppies. Sands has a great time with Radcliffe's confusion, as he is attracted first to "Charlie" on one day and to "Elizabeth" the next. How much fun can one author get out of all this gender-bending? If it's Lynsay Sands, the answer is a lot. She's based an entire romp of a novel on it, and just when you think she can't wring a new trick out of it…she does. Ginger Curwen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062025043
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 30,119
  • File size: 374 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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  • Posted June 28, 2009

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    The Switch

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    When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle--taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels--and out of a window--for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning, Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister safely to London
    But how could he do that? With every touch Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess. Though it was a great game to play a boy, there was more fun being female, And after one brush of his fiery lips when her guise was gone, Charlie swore to be nothing but his woman forevermore.

    This is an older 1999 book by Lynsay Sands, and I loved it. I love this kind of plot were there are twin girls or even one girl, who disguises herself as a boy, and the mighty lord finds himself having unnatural feelings for the boy. I had to laugh when Elizabeth took the role of Charlie and went with Radcliffe to the tailors, and when she got home found that the sock she put down her britches had rolled into a ball. I could have just seen the tailors face when he was getting Charlie's measurements. If you like this kind of plot I think you might enjoy this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Good Read !!!!

    The twins Charlie(Charlotte) and Elizabeth, confuse Lord Radcliffe, and you will find yourself smiling while reading this one.. Lyndsay Sands has again produced a well-written story was just the right touch of humor thrown in.. A definite recommend..

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    Confusing

    Perhaps I am too lazy when reading for pleasure but I found I was constantly going back pages to see who and what was happening. I love aything else this author has done but this book was not her best.There was no even flow to the story and wondering who was whom page after page just didn't make for good reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Funny and romantic!

    I really liked this book! It was one of my favorites of Lynsay Sands. The crazy antics that ALWAYS seem to follow Charlie and Elizabeth is refreshing and hilarious to find in a romance novel. The mystery and drama in the book gives it a nice plot. I absolutely love ALL the characters, except the antagonists of course. If you liked this book you will definitely like her other books as well!

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Lynsay Sands is on my auto-buy list no matter the genre.  The Sw

    Lynsay Sands is on my auto-buy list no matter the genre.  The Switch is one of her hysterical historicals.  It had some truly funny moments (like the moment Radcliffe realizes he took Charlie (a woman) to a brothel) but I will admit this isn’t a re-read for me.  It is a fun, check your brain at the door, easy read but then pass it on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    I have always enjoyed this author but this book outshines the rest. A new turn of events with every page and the ending was great. I love the characters and the unexpected events. Great job and kudos for an amazing book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    It was okay

    I liked the plot, and I love Lynsay Sands. To me this seemed too fast paced in the places it should have gone more slowly, and too slow in others. The plot was well thought out, but it was too predictable.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    Fantastic Summer Read

    When they first met Lord Jeremy William Radcliffe, Charlie and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were escaping from their uncle - taking turns acting the young gentleman to avoid detection. But Charlie couldn't help falling head over heels - and out of the window - for the handsome lord. Of course, that was only the beginning: Lord Radcliffe insisted on showing "him" and her lovely sister safely to London.

    But how could he do that? With every touch, Radcliffe seemed unknowingly to incite indecent desires in Charlie, and his fraternal intent was certain to land her in a fine mess. Though it was a great game to play a boy, there was more fun in being female. And after one brush of his fiery lips when her guise was gone, Charlie swore to be nothing but his woman forevermore.

    Two orphaned sisters are avoiding their uncle's marriage decision by masquerading as a traveling brother/sister group, but upon their night of escape, they are discovered by the earl of Radcliffe. Deciding to offer aid to some innocent-looking siblings on their first-trip to London, Lord Radcliffe takes this group under his wing and eventually finds himself romantically draw to one sibling in particular --- although sometimes drawn to the boy ("Charlie") and other times the girl ("Beth"), Radcliffe finds himself hilariously torn between his sexual desires toward the two --- who are actually Charlotte in disguise throughout the whole book.

    This was a great, fun tale with wonderful characters and would be a fantastic summer read! The plot was intriguing and always kept you on edge to see what mischief the sisters would get into next and what new romantic fumbles would happen with the male leads. I was in the mood for a theme in regards to the 'Hero not knowing she's a woman' story and was immensely happy with The Switch. It was enjoyable to experience Radcliffe's awkwardness throughout the book in his feelings toward Charlotte in disguise. The sisters got along splendidly and the side characters didn't distract the reader away from the overall plot, but I did find Charlotte's (aka Charlie & Beth) attitude towards helping the less fortunate bittersweet ... she took caring to the extreme and I found it a bit annoying and not really realistic.

    All in all, if your looking for a fun beach read that is both humorous and romantic - this would be a great candidate.

    Likes: The sisters daring mannerism toward anything manly (ie. wanting to visit gambling hells and clubs, etc.)

    Dislikes: I felt the story dragged here and there, but would pickup again after a few chapters.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    highly recommended- great read

    the characters are fast paced. the plot is good and there is humor in their encounters. I really enjoyed reading this book. I know you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Love it!

    I love this book. Its one of my favorite historical romances that you wrote and I would love to read it again when i havethe money to purches it a an ebook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Good book

    I enjoyed reading this book I had a good laugh the characters were pretty great in this book I would recommend it to my friends!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    I like it

    I really liked this book i read it for the first time when i was in florida with my gradpndparents, and I loved it. I think it's wonderfull, and i'm going to buy it today. I got it from the library before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    I loved this book!

    I had read this book 3 years ago and even now i still think about it. It is a disscription of what laugh out loud funny really means. Whenever i need a laugh i think of a situation one of the sisters was in and it never fails to cheer me up.

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