What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty
In this dazzling, original tale, Carrie Lofty imagines a new chapter in the well-loved Robin Hood fable. Meet Robin’s rakish nephew, Will Scarlet, a man whose talents with the sword and the ladies are legendary—until his desire for one woman changes everything.
I first discovered this book while running a search over on Smart Bitches for books that rated an A. When I read the description about a book based on Robin Hood it piqued my interest. After reading on and discovering that the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves inspired it, or more importantly that Christian Slater’s portrayal of Will Scarlet did, I was sold. Continue reading
Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist. Broodingly handsome, Gareth is scandalized to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of “Madame Esmerelda,” and vows to prove Jenny a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to her defies logic.
Okay, real quick like: This is a well written story, the characters are fleshed out, and it is intelligent and FUNNY. I couldn’t help but giggle at how wonderfully written and snarky the dialogue was.