Monday, April 18, 2022

Book Review: Of Heists and Hexes by S.L. Prater

Title: Of Heists and Hexes
Series: A Witch's Ever After #1
Author: S.L. Prater
Genre: Fantasy; Magic; Retelling; Witches
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
TW: Child Abuse, Child Death, Mentions of Sexual Assault

Sheriff Nottingham should not be enjoying his pursuit of the witch Robin Hood. It’s supposed to be a job: catch the thief, bring her to justice, pursue the next criminal. But the longer their game of cat and mouse goes on, the more he never wants it to end.

Nottingham senses Robin is luring him into a political dispute between the king and an ambitious prince—a battle that threatens to destitute the poor in Sherwood. But the sheriff can’t risk getting involved. He’s already overwhelmed raising his little sister Marian and keeping the people of Sherwood safe, and Prince John isn’t an enemy he can afford to make.

Robin’s alluring use of illusion magic has Nottingham at his weakest. The closer he comes to capturing the witch outlaw, the closer she gets to stealing his trousers again … and his heart.




*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Hello Fellow Reader,

I haven't read too many Robin hood retellings, especially gender-bent ones, so I went into this pretty blind. The book is from Noah, The Sheriff of Nottingham, point of view which is interesting. I really liked Noah, he was  gruff but also charming, kind and caring. I wish we had a couple of chapters in Robin's point of view as I would have liked have read more about Robin's band of witches, even still I was very happy with Noah and he may just become my new book boyfriend. 

The Chemistry between Noah and Robin was hot and when you eventually get to the smutty goodness, you realize it was completely worth it. At first, I felt the story was moving a bit too slowly, but by the fourth chapter the true plot starting unraveling and the pacing picked up. The magic in Prater's world was interesting and wished she went into more detail about it. Also, the ending was very satisfying and the last chapter provided good closure.

Overall, a very interesting retelling and I can't wait for more in the series.


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