I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Author: Karen Hawkins
Series: The Oxenburg Princes #2
Published: August 25, 2015 by Pocket Books
Gregori Romanovin, Oxenburg’s warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a house party deep in the Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians led by a man the locals have dubbed “The Scottish Robin Hood.” The battle-savvy prince instantly realizes there’s something different about this thief, and it’s not just the Scottish accent—it’s the fact that “he” is really a “she.”
Lady Murian, a young widow out for revenge against the powerful earl who killed her husband and stole his birthright, is now living in the woods with her family’s banished retainers. To stay alive, she and her band of men rob rich nobles coming to visit the evil earl. But when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach, she gets far more than she expected. For when the prince uncovers her true identity, she’s afraid that he might be the real thief…of her heart.
I randomly picked up the first book in this series a couple of months ago and though I didn’t really care for it I figured I would give the second book a try and WOW! What a much better story!
Lady Murian is hiding under the cloak of Robin Hood and her merry men as they steal from coaches on their way to visit the powerful earl who killed her husband. But one such stop changes everything as they ambush one of the Prince’s of Oxenburg. The Prince known as Max wants to learn more about these thieves and why they look so hungry. Once he finds out the truth he does everything he possibly can to help!
This book was soo much better than The Prince Who Loved Me-the first in the series. Murian was such a likable character! She was strong and stubborn but it didn’t overshadow the plot. She was set in her ways but was open to ideas and help. She didn’t turn away help but she knew what she wanted. Even though she loved her husband she realized that they were young and she could learn to love again. I fell in love with Max in the beginning but then he started to get a little annoying near the end but that might just be me. He didn’t want Murian to get hurt and not let her in on the plans and that bothered me but I guess it’s also the time period. Some of the scenes were steamy but I kinda glanced over them-wasn’t in the mood to read steamy scenes last night but they were pretty good.
I would recommend this book more than the first one in the series and I look forward to reading the novella that just came out and the next in the series!