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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Reissue edition (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062019821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062019820
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

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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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100 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Fani on August 12, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is magnificent! I couldn't stop laughing while reading it, much to my husband's regret who was desperately trying to sleep and the fact that I kept re-reading the funny passages again and again didn't help at all! The way poor Radcliffe finds himself attracted to a young boy "Charles" and starts to wonder for his sexual preferences is incredibly hilarious.
In a few words, the story goes as follows: The earl of Radcliff meets a yound couple, a brother named "Charles" and his sister "Beth" trying to escape from their uncle. Much to their dismay (!), he offers to escort them to London, settle them in his house and introduce them to the ton as his relatives so that Beth can find a husband to escape from her uncle's plans. Although Beth is a very attractive woman, he finds himself attracted to her brother, Charlie! Radcliff is shocked by his response, but when he finally admits to himself that he is indeed attracted to "him", he finds out that he is also attracted to Beth... only at certain times! Little does he know that the brother and sister are in fact twin sisters and keep switching places as Charlie and Beth. As if this is not enough, a blackmailer appears that threatens to reveal the twins' secret.
How much longer can the twins keep their secret? Who is the vilain? Will Radcliff find out the truth before he loses his mind? Get the book and find that out!! I only regret that this book has been in my "to read list" for over a year and I only decided to read it last week. I will certainly not loose time again and go right away to order the other books of Mrs Sands! Don't make the same mistake with me if you haven't read this book. Go and get it right away!
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
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This is my first Lyndsay Sands book but certainly not the last. This book is definately an ORIGINAL! Although I have read books where one twin disguises herself as a boy, never where the hero falls in love with her when she was still a "boy". The confusion that Radcliffe suffers throughout the story could only be described as pure, unadulterated, HILARIOUS torment! While the story seemed a bit improbable, nothing could detract from the FUN of seeing poor Radcliffe deal with his conflicting urges whenever Charlie flipped back and forth between "Charles" and her impersonation of her sister, Elizabeth. I especially liked the scene where he wakes up cuddling "Charles" and his subsequent panicked reaction. Of course, when Radcliffe takes "Charles" to a brothel in order to make a man out of her. . . I laughed so hard I cried! GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!!!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By michelle on February 27, 2000
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This is my all time favourite! After reading many novels of similar plotting, "The Switch" is a real original. I loved the humor and couldn't help laughing out loud and hard. The characters are so well drawn and Charles/Charlotte is just the best heroine. There is so much in this story that one must feel blessed to have sampled it. The best feature of this novel is the affections Lord Radcliffe feels for Charlie when in her disguise as a boy. Radcliffe's confusion of his own sexual preferance is something to laugh at. The humour and wit and mishaps I so thoroughly enjoyed. It is entertaining when these two characters are thrown together, especially when Charlie plays "Charles". From the scene where Radcliffe wakes to find Charles tangled in his arms I could not put it down. This is a must read again and again!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Moore on May 16, 2002
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This was a recommended choice ..., and I am so thrilled they were right. I love to be able to read a romance and laugh.
Beth & Charlie (short for Charlotte) are twins running away from their greedy uncle who plans to marry them off to dirty old men for money - having practically run through any of their assets he could find already. They escape their uncle and decide that they will be less noticable as a boy and a girl instead of two twin girls.
They are noticed by Lord Radcliff escaping, he escorts them to London and invites them to live with him while they find "Beth" a husband. The girls take turns switching roles of who is the boy and who is the girl. Every time Charlotte switches identities, it leaves Lord Radcliff wondering his sexual orientation. One moment Beth is a sister to him and the next she is everything he would have in a woman. At times, he is inexplicably turned on by Charlie and other times he is relieved that it must have been a figment of his imagination. His confusion is hilarious.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Condit on November 10, 2001
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Well this was another book which I couldn't put down. If it hadn't been for that pesty thing called work and the fact that I need to eat and pay rent I would have read this straight through. I first discovered Lynsay Sands with ALWAYS and I've loved every book since. I love the humor she puts into her books. This one had me laughing out loud and getting strange looks from people. Her heroine in this book is very strong and has a innocent but experienced air about her. She gets herself, her twin sister and the hero into tons of trouble all the time. She seems to collect poor unfortunate souls and gather them together to make for a wild household, much to the dismay of the hero. He takes it all in stride though and eventually comes to the conclusion that he likes the way she helps all her "strays" as he calls them.
Now at first the heroine is dressed like a boy called Charlie who is traveling with his twin sister Beth. Actually Charlie is Charlotte but out hero has no clue but is very upset when he finds himself strangly attracted to Charlie. He even finds himself attracted to "Beth" at times and at other times he feels nothing towards her more than friendship. He doesn't realize that the twins have been switching places. When he finds out the whole truth he is greatly releived.
On the whole I loved this book and will read it again but I wish that there had been a little more romance between the hero and the heroine. They are actually together more when she's dressed as a boy than as a woman. Other than that I would highly recommend this book and any other of Lynsay Sands books.
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