Published by Avon on July 25th 2017
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No one blends humor and sensuality like
New York Times
bestselling author Lynsay Sands in this captivating story of feuding nobles forced to marry…and destined to fall in love
Love thy neighbor, ’tis said. A fine idea, except when the neighbor in question is Lord Holden. Lady Helen Tiernay has complained frequently about his treatment of his people. Too frequently perhaps, for the king intends to curb their constant bickering by ordering them to wed. Helen can’t refuse a royal decree, but she’ll do everything possible to drive away her devilishly attractive husband-to-be.
Holden has faced all manner of horrors on the battlefield. But marriage to “the tyrant of Tiernay” is still a worrying prospect—until he glimpses Helen in the flesh. What flesh it is…soft, lush, made for his touch. If she weren’t so intent on thinking up devious ways to prevent consummating their bond, Helen would see how perfect they are together, and that a marriage begun as enemies can turn to absolute pleasure.
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Lady Helen Tiernay has complained to the King one too many times about her neighbor, Lord Holden. She has taken in numerous servants who’d been the victims of Holden’s cruelty. The King decides only marriage between the neighbors will solve their problems. That is where the hilarity begins.
This is my first experience with the acclaimed author, Lynsay Sands. I will be reading more from her if any of her other novels are as clever and humorous as Bliss is. The situations she comes up with to help Lady Helen to avoid marriage are brilliant. I was laughing so hard I was crying at the thought of the sight and smell of her ladyship when Holden went to their marriage bed the first time. As for Holden, he must be the strongest man in the Kingdom! The man avoids death left and right and is still standing by the last page, though I had my doubts at some points.
This novel originally came out in 2001, but has now been updated with a new cover to bring vibrance to an already fantastic novel!