Daughter of Sherwood

Daughter of Sherwood by KC Kingmaker
4 Stars ARC worthy of a re-read

Daughter of Sherwood


Darkness lies in Sherwood Forest, and it’s calling to me…It’s not a good time to be a woman in Nottingham.

I have to contend with oppressive taxes, a sick mother, a cruel father, and pushy suitors nipping at my heels. Even as an heiress, I’m imprisoned by my lot in life. I’d rather be a man—gambling with guttersnipe boys, free from the shackles of my aristocratic duties. Dreaming of living in Sherwood Forest, on the edge of our estate. With my hood pulled low, I pretend to be just that: a man. I should have been more careful what I wished for.

When my family is attacked by a violent gang of bandits, my dream of a free life in the woods becomes my nightmare. I’m thrust from an imaginative prison to a real one. There’s nothing merry about these so-called “Merry Men.” They’re savage. Feral. They see me as nothing more than a prize—leverage to use against men who are even worse than they are. How long can I go before they discover the secret under my hood? What will happen when they find out I’m not the young lordling they think I am? I must escape their clutches.

And yet… can I really give up this exciting glimpse of twisted freedom to return to a mundane life of fealty and duty in my ivory tower?

My Thoughts:

Daughter of Sherwood was a great twist on the story of Robin Hood! I really enjoyed it, and will definitely pick up book 2 when it comes out. It is a darker, steamier twist to the original story, complete with a female portrayed as Robin Hood instead of a male.

I liked Robin as our FMC, she had to be tough to survive her life and even tougher to survive with the Merry Men. Her father was horrible to her, her mother was sick, and she didn’t have many people in her life to care for her and keep her safe. When she was thrown in with the Merry Men, she had to adjust to their way of living and learn the in’s and outs of being in a nomadic group who steal for a living.

This book was very spicy and I loved that aspect. There were solo scenes, couple scenes, and group scenes, and all of them were super hot! I loved the reverse harem trope of the story, it makes sense for a group setting to take place in a group like this, and from the way Robin was thinking, she was the perfect candidate to have multiple partners.

The plot was good, I liked it a lot and felt like the story moved along well. The only thing that felt rushed for me was the contest. there was like 1 hour left in the book and we hadn’t started the archery contest yet. It felt rushed for me and I spent most of the book thinking the contest would be book 2. It ended up being fine, just I think could have been expanded on.

I enjoyed the ending and 100% am excited to see where book 2 takes us!

Overall Daughter of Sherwood by KC Kingmaker was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it! I will absolutely be reading book 2 when it comes out.

Worthy of a re-read.

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**This book was an ARC read and gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

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