Thursday, November 8, 2012


"Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. 
Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.
It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for."

I LOVE Twists on old tales and the one Gaughen wrote was entertaining indeed. I love the dialect the story was  written in totally made me feel like I was in their era. However the overall dialog and story was a little choppy and the characters lacked that extra depth I would have liked to see and the relationships were so Daytime Soap Opera, that it was hard to make a real connection. At times I was fully immersed in the story (mostly towards the end) but there were times when I felt dis-connect. The sub-plot with Scarlet was interesting, but as it went on it was very predictable. In general I did enjoy this book, but I was hoping for MORE from it.

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