Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen More of my reviews at The Cozy Reading Corner

When I read the premise for Scarlet, I knew immediately that I just had to read it! Because first of all, it's a story about Robin Hood and second, because one of the members in his band of merry men is a girl. And she's not some doe-eyed damsel in distress either, Scarlet is a knife-throwing, take-care-of-herself kind of gal that you do not want to piss off! And Robin is a moody and very handsome do-gooder that may or may not harbor feelings for Scar. (To find out, you have to read the book!) Another member in Robin's band is John. He's a hunky specimen who actually has a heart and he may or may not harbor feelings for Scar. (Once again, if you want to know..... you have to read the book!) Last, but certainly not least, is Much. This guy is all heart and happens to be missing his right arm from when the Sherriff cut if off to punish him. Just like in all Robin Hood stories, these people steal from the rich and give to the poor. So, the Sherriff of Nottingham is taxing these poor people like crazy and Robin, Scar, John, and Much are working overtime trying to get enough money and food to help everyone. The Sherriff is of course trying to catch the Hood, but they are too elusive. So, he hires a thief-catcher to bring them in. Only this time, he might just succeed. This book was absolutely awesome! I loved the story and the characters! Scarlet is a very scarred person, but she had still managed to stay pure at heart. Robin also has a few shackles around his heart and you can sometimes glimpse some pain in his ocean-blue eyes, but he never fails to put others before himself. John and Much were both loveable brutes. I also want to thank A.C. Gaughen for coming up with this new unique twist in the classic Robin Hood story that I am hoping comes with a sequel ( because I am really loving where things are headed **hint-hint**)! <3

An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley.