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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I think having lkfty bang of a first scene was given higher priority than coherence. So I get that instant sexual attraction and interactions are probably pretty common in these sorts romance books. Yes, Meg is talented, but not because of her blindness.

All Will wants to do is rest since he was hurt in the fray, but Meg complains to the point where he leaves her by the river to fend for herself. I’m never a fan wqnts heroines with disabilities, because they tend to be written as either saintly and patient, with no volatile emotions because they’re The Noble Cripple, or they’re made into The Magic Cripple who might be [insert physical disability here: The caerie scenes were great, and I could taste the blood and desperation in the air.

That my love for the characters will come later? Highly recommended for those who like Robin hood stories. The writing was horrid and the plot, cliched. That voice, his sarcastic wit.

There’s an unappreciative sister, but I don’t understand why she’s so whiny. I had a little difficulty with getting into their heads and fully understanding what exactly x thought they were doing at times, but always felt like I was in very capable hands with this author, and that everything would z together in the end. The heroine, Meg, was a bit harder to love. Wanst you’re not a fan, the myriad threads and required foreknowledge will likely leave you hanging.


So I get that instant s Well, I gave it a shot. I would never have bought it – a story about Will Scarlett, an ally of Robin Hood! 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. Ones that don’t include jerks like meg.

lpfty Books by Carrie Lofty. In college, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to the Midwest, where she’s kept him a happy ex-pat for more than twenty years.

She’s worked hard to overcome obstacles and even laments the loss of her sight, which I found very refreshing. In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable.

When he left her by the river to fend for herself, I wondered if Meg had fallen into the river by accident and could have drowned, would I have been sympathetic?

Meg wants to hate Will for betraying her family, but he sparks heated desire in her heart—a desire that only he can satisfy. Well, I gave it a shot. The tale focuses on the much-maligned Will Scarlet rather than Robin himself, and the author gives reader I have loved Robin Hood books from a variety of authors ranging from Parke Godwin to Marsha Canham, and I am so happy to see a book that sits well alongside them.

He feels the sting of her tongue and she scoundel really does thank him for coming to her rescue.

What a Scoundrel Wants

That takes real guts. I also found the way that Meg treated Will was very harsh. Jan 24, Karla rated it did not like it Shelves: The author definitely gets bonus points in my book for making Robin Hood kind of a jerk. 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. The one with the lowest stars takes the author to task for a sex scene in which Meg, our lead character puts the moves on Will while he is asleep and injured.


I am not sure if Carrie meant to keep this a mystery, or if something was left out because I feel that a few interactions were missing between these two.

REVIEW: What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty | The Good, The Bad and The Unread

The characters are both flawed but grow with each other. 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.

Meet Robin’s rakish nephew, Will Scarlet, a man whose talents with the sword and the ladies are sxoundrel his desire for one woman changes everything.

whzt Meg is tough and resilient, a true heroine who both uses her handicap and overcome A vividly described story that plunges wantss reader deep into the milieu of Robin Hood’s era, this book brings home the gritty reality of the time thanks to the author’s attention to detail and careful research. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Also the way each of them learns to sconudrel outside of themselves is really well done.

Oh man, I need to watch Robin Hood: I think there was more than meets the eye between these two and not just the one introductory scene of torture Finch inflicts on Ada. I think i’m going to have to give up You could smell the smoke from the fire. Jan 15, Abby rated it liked it Shelves: