A swordsman for the Sheriff of Nottingham, Will Scarlet has finally emerged from his famous uncle’s shadow. But when he’s unwittingly drawn into a bloody battle . Read What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty by Carrie Lofty by Carrie Lofty for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Devon’s review of What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty Historical romance released by Zebra 2 Dec This is Carrie Lofty’s Zebra debut.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable. Meet Robin’s rakish nephew, Will Scarlet, a man whose talents with the sword and the ladies are legendary—until his desire for one woman changes everything.
A Passionate Lover A swordsman for the Sheriff of Nottingham, Will Scarlet has finally emerged from his famous uncl In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable. But when he’s unwittingly drawn into a bloody battle between the Sheriff and a nobleman, it’s impossible to tell friend from foe. A woman’s screams lead Will straight into the carnage to save her—but the ravishing young lady is not the helpless maid she appears to be.
An Amorous Lady Meg of Keyworth lost her sight to illness years ago, but that hasn’t stopped her mission to save her imprisoned sister, who’s been arrested by none other than Will Scarlet.
Meg wants to hate Will for betraying her family, but he sparks heated desire in her heart—a desire that only he can satisfy. Meg is lovely and loving, and bedding her is sensual bliss. To please her in every way is what he wants most. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published December 2nd by Zebra first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
What a Scoundrel Wants
To ask other readers questions about What a Scoundrel Wantsplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about What a Scoundrel Wants. Lists with This Book. Feb 06, Verity rated it liked it Recommends it for: The oversexed heroine is so spiteful, downright rude, vindictive, ungrateful, irascible to define her succinctly: Being blind is not an excuse for being a bitter pill. Will got injured while trying to save Meg. A mind-boggling passage to illustrate her logic-defying excuse: Wanting to finish this book was an arduous undertaking.
Her talent was never in question.
Will woulda gotten more warmth if he had travelled barefoot to Antarctica. On pagehe even stole the words right outta my fingers. View all 15 comments. Jun 08, Kim H rated it it was amazing Shelves: As book reviews go, this one is actually one of the more difficult ones I’ve tried to write. I say that not because I have any reservations about whether or not I liked this book – no contest there, I totally loved it.
Scounddel Everyone, and most especially romance readers, has s sort of preconception – wznts it literary As book reviews go, this one is actually one of the more difficult ones I’ve tried to write. P Everyone, and most especially romance readers, has some sort of preconception – be it literary or cinematically based – regarding the Robin Hood legend and the familiar characters many of us have known and loved since childhood. For me, it was Erroll Flynn in those impossibly gay green tights, which didn’t seem so impossibly gay when I was 10 years old, and suffering from a major soundrel on a guy who I later found out much to my annoyance died about a year before I was even born: P What a bummer.
When Kevin Costner did Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves back inI was in near ecstasies. I certainly thought Kevin was hawt at the time, so this worked for me. Coincidentally, Marsha Canham released the first book in her Robin Hood trilogy: Through A Dark Mist, later that wqnts year, and though I discovered them some years later, anything I have read since that deals with the Robin Hood legend whzt had that series to measure up to as well.
REVIEW: What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty | The Good, The Bad and The Unread
Lofty doesn’t attempt anything so ambitious as attempting to wat her own version of the Robin Hood legend. A wise move for a new author, in my opinion. What she did instead was write something that could respectably dovetail with almost every other popular adaptation of Robin Hood – most especially with Robin Hood: What A Scoundrel Wants could very nearly pick right up where the film leaves off.
Will Scarlet is the hero of this tale, and rest assured, flawed though he may well be, Lofty’s Will is very much a hero.
As sheriffs go, the new guy is actually quite a bit nastier than Alan Rickman was in Prince of Thieves, and not nearly as entertaining. Unfortunately for Will, he is set up to be the patsy in one of the sheriff’s nefarious plots, and in the process of extricating himself from a very sticky and life-threatening situation, he comes to the aid of a lady in distress another potential patsythe heroine, Meg of Keyworth.
Meg is a very brilliant and gifted alchemist, shunned by the local populace as being a mad witch.
REVIEW: What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty
She has also discovered how to create counterfeit emeralds, which her sister was arrested attempting to sell. Will rescues Meg and leads her off into the forest, thinking she can clear him from any wrongdoing in the murder of a local nobleman. Once he realizes she’s blind, and then discovers her identity, he offers to lead her to Nottingham himself, thinking he can somehow barter her to clear himself.
Upon discovering Will’s identity, Meg realizes that he’s the man who arrested her sister and that she can’t trust him, and she sets out to lose him.
In the process of tending to Will’s injuries, Meg finds herself very strongly attracted to Will, and they have acoundrel brief and very unexpected sexual waht. In a nutshell, Hugo is a swine, and Meg stumbles across the outlaws in the process of hanging Will and the murdered local nobleman’s son, who they captured in the forest. Meg persuades Hugo – who she has carie “history” with – to release Will and the nobleman, and they set out once again to rescue Ada.
Meg isn’t pleased to be back with Will, but recognizing that he has saved her life more than once, she resolves to use him in her quest to free her sister, and then part company with him at the earliest opportunity.
Will realizes by now that Meg is the one who made the counterfeit emeralds, and that he can use her to keep his neck out of the hangman’s noose. It’s rocky and very mutually self-serving at first, but both characters develop well in the process, as their initial impressions of each other begin to change.
Meg continues to be stubborn and more than a little annoying, but when Will comes through for her when it really counts, she realizes just exactly what sort of man he is – he’s a hero. I can’t say that everyone is going to appreciate Meg as a heroine. I found her very difficult to warm to at first myself. Will is no saint either though, and in terms of what his brain tells him he should do in the interests of self-preservation, Meg isn’t far off the mark when it comes to character assessment.
From the moment that he encounters her however, he never actually does take the easy road and act in his own self-interest. It’s not socundrel the complete wabts to accepting himself as a noble and self-sacrificing hero; his illustrious uncle’s equal in any way.
But he’s on the right track and he does get there eventually, once he’s able to soundrel Robin again and they can finally resolve past differences and misunderstandings. And Robin Hood, once he does arrive in the story, is the perfect compliment to Will as a brother-in-arms, rather than as a cardboard prop, or as a rival for Will’s place as the hero of this story. Lofty manages to write him, his contribution to resolving the external conflict, and his oftentimes troubled relationship with Will in such a way as to lose nothing of his larger than life heroic character.
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In other words, Robin Hood has more than just a walk-on role in the story, but from beginning to end, Will Scarlet is the hero. Lofty can swashbuckle with the best of them, IMO. She has a very unique talent for taking something that should feel as familiar as an old shoe, and turning it into something original and unexpected. Her love scenes are at once steamy and so tender they’ll curl your toes, her characters multi-faceted and interesting – even when they are less than perfect, sometimes downright despicable.
I had a little difficulty with getting into their heads and fully understanding what exactly they thought they were doing at times, but always felt like I was in very capable hands with this author, and that everything would come together in the end.
And it did, very well. Almost surprisingly well, from my point of view. I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. Nov 18, Lanie marked it as did-not-finish Shelves: Well, I gave it a shot. It should have been fun. I love robin hood. And a member of the gang? But, the writing the writing was just to annoying. I had to keep going back to reread things. Then there was the plot. It was much to confusing, even for me. There were like a million things going on at once and to many hints at back stories that weren’t getting explained, but mentioned.
But my biggest issue was this sex scene. So I get that instant s Well, I gave it a shot. So I get that instant sexual attraction and interactions are probably pretty common in these sorts romance books.
Shirt rippers I call em. But this wasn’t like that. So the main man, will scarlet got hurt. So he’s all wounded and feverous.
So meg, our “heroine”, fixes him up and even gives him some herbs. So, OK, that’s nice. Then he falls asleep.