Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This book totally made up for the few things that annoyed me with the first in the series. It was nonstop action from start to finish and Scarlet finally comes to terms with her purpose and mission. Gisbourne is properly creepy and it’s interesting to see how Scarlet comes into her own with the position that her marriage causes.
I would have been content if this was the last book in the series, but of course there’s a new twist that causes more to be resolved. Part of me feels like this was an extension of a storyline that goes a little too far (need more books!), but part of me does enjoy it. We’ll see where the last book takes us!
Warning: Contains frequent violence
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Robin Hood and strong heroine fans!
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