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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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The history was well done but didn’t get in the way of the action. And since Will is weak and Meg is straddling his wwants bits with her own naked ones, he has no choice but to give Meg what she wants. Lodty one I had of Will and Meg did not fully develop until half way through the book. No eBook available Zebra Books Amazon. The balancing of Will Scarlet as main hero under the shadow of Robin was well played. I could really care less about them. As book reviews go, this one is actually one of the more difficult ones I’ve tried to write.

I think I may have try again later on this one.

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Meg persuades Hugo – who she has a “history” with – to release Will and the nobleman, and they set out once again to rescue Ada. Both the hero and heroine are clearly flawed and vulnerable but very likeable characters. You can find their review here since I agree completely with them: I found her very difficult to warm to at first myself. You can find the rest at All About Romance: An active member of the Chicago North and Wisconsin chapters of Romance Writers of America, she’s also a part-time movie buff, former belly dancer, and wannabe choral singer.


Will works for a new evil Sheriff of Nottingham. He feels the sting of her tongue and she never really does thank him for coming to her rescue. 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. It is very fast paced.

I know women like Meg and it was gratifying to read a character who was so well developed. I wonder if my latest book shipment has arrived as yet. This was a fun romance with an interesting topic and perspective. And she starts touching his face to see what he looks like, cause she’s blind. I love historical novels. Will feels he finally has a purpose when it comes to Meg, and as he learns who this particular woman is, he begins to fall in love with her.

I’m always a bit afraid they’re going to become avatars for the author’s Mary Sue fantasies. I like that sort of blurb for each chapter and these give a bit of hint as to what will happen in the chapter.

I didn’t bother to go more than a few chapters in, so I don’t know if ther Pretty much as bad as the name suggests, but not quite in the usual way.

The action kept the story moving as I wanted to know how they were going to get out of trouble and I kept guessing at who was the real villain! Recommended for fans of historical romance, fans of the Robin Hood legend, and fans of the BBC television show: 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.


A mind-boggling passage to illustrate her logic-defying excuse: 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. More than I bargained for Although the title has absolutely nothing to do with the story, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

REVIEW: What a Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty

The characters were very likable and they were well developed throughout th I’m giving this scoundeel 3. His willingness to sacrifice his body was well done This was a really great medieval historical romance. The oversexed heroine is so spiteful, downright rude, vindictive, ungrateful, irascible to define her succinctly: Feb 19, Melody Medeiros rated it it was amazing. Will Scarlett is one character who I think is often overlooked, but Carrie Lofty has definitely brought this character into the spotlight with a great tale.

I did have a tough time getting into this book in the beginning.

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View all 10 comments. Apr 30, Katie babs rated it it was ok. Gives me the shudders.

I spent much of this book feeling like I was as blind as the protagonist, but I did love the story and the writing was good. I got the impression that some research had been done, which is always nice.

May 07, Helen rated it really liked it. Jan 31, Marcella rated it liked it. In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable.