Always Author:Lynsay Sands Bastard daughter to the king, Rosamunde is raised in a convent and wholly prepared to take the veil . . . until good King Henry shows up with a reluctant husband in tow for her. Suddenly, she finds herself promising to love, honor, and obey Aric . . . always. But Rosamunde's education has not covered a wedding night, and the stables are a poor e... more »xample for an untried girl. Will Aric bite her neck like the animals do their mates? The virile warrior seems capable of such animal passion, but his eyes promise something sweeter. And Rosamunde soon learns that while she may have trouble with obeying him, it will not be hard to love her new husband forever.« less
It was so hard for me to rate this book. The humor was awesome. I laughed out loud in so many places. The plot was the same as all Sand's historic novels so I have to dock points for that. And I didn't care for the two main characters and the rehashing of what the Church deemed to be proper marital bed etiquette was frustrating. Once was enough but Sands kept going back to it. I loved all the side characters though. So in the end I thought right in the middle with three stars was the best I can do. Read it for the funny scenes and dialogue. Other than that there will be no surprises down to the murder attempts: they really are all the same in her books in this genre.
I really enjoyed this book. The parts where the nuns tried to explain the marriage bed and the resulting wedding night with the bride's father (the King) outside the door was hilarious. I would recommend this book to anyone.