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Tempting the Sheriff

By: Anna Lowe
Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne,Chris Merlin
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Don’t believe what they tell you about Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest. There was never such a man. But there is a woman....

That’s me, Robynne: fox shifter, master archer, and jaded outlaw with a fierce desire to avoid trouble. But when my impulsive brother and his merry band of misfits rob a passing carriage, they set off a chain of events that changes my destiny forever. Too late to stop them, I settle for the next best thing: taking from the rich and giving to the poor.

All well and good, except that puts the new sheriff of Nottingham hot on my trail. Operative word: hot, because unlike his predecessor, Daniel is a muscle- and duty-bound knight/dragon shifter freshly back from the Crusades. One who inspires all kinds of new desires.

As outlaw and sheriff, we’re sworn enemies, though we want the same things: justice for the downtrodden, the return of our rightful king, Richard, and a chance to indulge our wildest, most sizzling fantasies.

But that’s not so simple for us star-crossed lovers. The year is 1193—an era of scheming princes, greedy warlords, and ruthless shifters. To earn our happily ever after, Daniel and I must rely on cunning, fierce fighting, and love that burns hotter than dragon fire.

I’ve never let rules, expectations, or impossible odds stop me, but I have to admit, this will be one hell of a challenge.

And if you hear a canine growling, that’s my fox side. Challenge accepted.

Sherwood Forest Shifters

Steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

Book 1: Tempting the Sheriff

Book 2: Tempting the Outlaw

Book 3: Tempting the Maiden

Can Robynne and the sheriff outwit adversaries, uphold justice, and find their happily ever after? Find out in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance that corrects all the errors of the Robin Hood legends. If you enjoyed the humor of The Princess Bride and the action-packed romance of Outlander, you’ll love this fresh new twist on a classic, complete with brave knights, cunning bandits, fire-breathing dragons, and forbidden lovers. 

Fair warning: No cliff-hangers, but this story concludes with a happy-for-now ending, only because the situation in Nottingham doesn’t yet allow more. Robynne and Daniel will get their HEA by the end of the trilogy, once the events of books two and three play out. I swear, it will be worth it!

©2023 Anna Lowe (P)2023 Anna Lowe

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  • Vicki
  • 14-12-2023
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Tempting the Sheriff

Ms. Lowe has done it again and wrote a great story with this first book in the Sherwood Forrest Shifters series. This is a modern-day version of Robin Hood where Robynne Hood is a woman. The book had humor as well as romance. Robynne is a fox shifter and a master archer. Daniel is a dragon shifter. They have been apart for many years and now Daniel is the acting sheriff of Nottingham. Daniel's predecessor was a horrible and cruel man. Robynne and Daniel were mates/lovers on opposite sides of the law. It was great that he was alive after being away for so long. Robynne's brother, Robert Hood, along with his merry men, was so funny at times and a little dense. He was able to take from the wealthy (especially women) so easily. Robynne and Daniel meet and although there are still feelings, can she trust him. I love when Ms. Lowe mentioned in the book "a better life for lesser off souls." It kind of makes you see Robert Hood's point of view. Kelsey Osborne and Chris Merlin did a great job with the narration. Chris is a very nice addition to the team. I received this free copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • jennine.
  • 23-11-2023
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RECOMMENDED ROMANCE ADVENTURE.🐺💖🐲

GOOD READING AND LISTENING RELIABILITY is a constant with Anna Lowe's books. The stories inspire empathy and make the characters into our friends. The best part is that mates find a way through adversity to their happy ever after. This start to the series has left me happily content and looking forward to the rest of the series. RECOMMENDED ROMANCE ADVENTURE.
You will love the narration, two words in I was sold, that sheriff is something else. Robynne's voice matched her exactly.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-11-2023

Great fun read!

Wasn’t sure I would like this but I am sooo glad I chose to read it! Great fun, romance and shifters! I highly recommend the entire series!

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  • Danielle Carpenter
  • 29-01-2024
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Robin Hood is overdone

I wasn't particularly impressed with this series, and the whole thing needs to be read to the end of the series. The story in itself is creative but I feel Robin Hood has been over done, even introducing a woman as Robin Hood. Enjoy the journey if Robin Hood is your thing, I'll be moving on to more creative work.

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  • deb1210
  • 07-01-2024
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What fun!

What a fun read! This series is a take on the tales of Robin Hood, but with a pnr twist! The merry men are a bunch of various shifters who prefer to live away from humans in Sherwood Forrest. I love that the author made the hero Robin into Robynne, a girl, and she is a skilled archer who leads the merry men on their quest to help the poor. Robynne, a fox shifter, is quite the firecracker! She’s highly protective, smart, and very determined to rail against the expectations of women in this era. I loved her!

Daniel, the temporary sheriff of Nottingham, grew up with Robynne and they are mates. Unfortunately that comes with a daunting set of caveats being a sheriff and outlaw! They are totally into each other and know they have to find a solution that allows them to be together. I look forward to seeing how they do that.

So far, a good start to the series and I see lots of possibilities.

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  • trufriends
  • 08-12-2023
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retelling

a retelling of Robin hood. Which in this case happens to be a female I must say this is a MUST listen.

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  • Shayay19
  • 07-12-2023
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Fun story!

Both narrators do a good job! A quality recording and a good listen.

Robin Hood with some twists! Love fairy tale re-imaginings! Add in shifters and I’m loving it even more! Fox shifter Robynne has an idiot brother, who is causing mischief by robbing the rich, so she has to essentially clean up after him and the other merrymen. She’s in a less than ideal situation, but her loyalty and good heart shine through. A bit of a curve ball is thrown her way, when a love she thought dead re-emerges, but they aren’t exactly working in the same circles. Turns out lost love Daniel is the new sheriff of Nottingham! Love their connection!! Their feelings are so sweet and touching! Love how this second chance romance develops. And he’s a dragon shifter! Wonderful! This isn’t exactly a cliffhanger, but there is more story to be told for this world and these characters. Looking forward to the rest of the series! A fun read!

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  • VaWineLover
  • 05-12-2023
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Lovec the duel narration

Very exciting to get a new series from Anna. We go way back in time to the time of the Crusades and the story of Robin Hood and his merry men. But there are some differences to the tale. Just a couple of small things. Robert Hood is the 'take from the rich' part of the equation. His sister, Robynne, is the 'give to the poor' part. She is also the one who is a dead shot with a bow and arrow. So basically, Robert gets himself into trouble and Robynne gets him out. Then, their is the new Sheriff of Nottingham, Daniel, who is Robynne's childhood playmate, and also her mate. Oh yeah, Robynne is a fox shifter, Daniel is a dragon, and the rest of of the Merry Men are also shifters. See? Just a few differences.

Daniel has recently returned from the Crusades and has been given the temporary post of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Most of the locals seem to have a hate-on for him. Apparently, the former Sheriff, now deceased, had quite a bad reputation. He can't believe it when he finds out that his mate is considered an outlaw and is living in Sherwood Forest with her brother and a gang of robbers.

I won't spoil the story for you. Suffice it to say that the local Sheriff and the local bandit aren't going to be announcing their nuptials any time soon. Daniel is going to do his best to change the opinion of the locals about the current Sheriff while trying to keep Robynne out of trouble. Robynne is going to attempt to keep her brother out of the dungeon, or worse, while helping the locals. The two lovers are going to steal all the moments they can to be together without being caught at it. I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author. My review is voluntary.

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  • Douglas
  • 27-11-2023
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Robin Hood with a twist

What a great spin on a classic story. Robynne Hood and Daniel Sheriff of Nottingham are lovers that have been separated by the Crusades. The story that is told will keep you spellbound. It has everything a book needs - action, intrigue, honor, dignity and steamy action. I was gift this book as an arc. This is my honest review. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next two in the series.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 27-11-2023

Robin Hood But Not What You Expect

This is the story of Robin Hood, but not the story we all know and love. Robin is a woman, and not only that she’s a fox shifter. The sheriff of Nottingham is her fated mate and a dragon shifter. Are you intrigued good because you’re going to love this story.

Robin was forced to leave her home, and with nowhere else to go she joined her younger brother Robert in Sherwood Forest. Robert and his band of Merry Men were eking out an existence, living off the land and for the most part behaving themselves. That is until the day they decided to rob a stagecoach. They did this without Robbin’s knowledge or approval.

When this robbery took place, the new Acting Sheriff of Nottingham came riding across the ridge. Will he stop them or when he realises that his fated mate is close by and that Robert her brother is leading the robbers will he let them go?

Daniel, the new Acting sheriff lets them go and later meets with Robin, where he tells her he has only been sheriff for one day and has no intention of carrying on the cruel acts perpetrated by his predecessor. Can she trust him?

I’m not going to say anymore because it would ruin the story what I will say is that the story is one that is original, well written, and you will adore the characters. Not to mention the palpable steaming chemistry between the fox and the dragon.

I look forward to listening to the next book in this series avidly!

The narration is wonderfully performed by Kelsey Osborne, who has narrated all of the books I have listened to by Anna Lowe, but this time Chris Merlin joins her, the pair make a beautiful partnership and I look forward to hearing more books done in this way

The narration is wonderfully performed by Kelsey Osborne, who has narrated all of the books I have listened to by Anna Lowe, but this time Chris Merlin joins her, the pair make a beautiful partnership and I look forward to hearing more books done in this way

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  • Sarah
  • 22-12-2023
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Fantastic spin on Robin Hood story

I’ll be honest I absolutely love Anna Lowe and narrator Kelsey Osborne so I went into this not liking a non British person doing voices for Robin Hood themed book.
BUT as always Anna Lowe wrote a fantastic story but also the amazing Kelsey Osborne does her usual amazing job. This time she’s complimented by the lovely Chris Merlin. I’ve not listen to much of him but will now be looking out for his audiobooks.
Finished on a cliffhanger so cannot wait for next in series.

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  • DML 🤓
  • 09-12-2023
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A twist in the tale

Who loves a good shifter story? Me, that’s who.
A great twist on the Robin Hood story.
The fox and the dragon, fated mates, one being the sheriff and one the outlaw, who robs from the rich and gives to the poor.
Robynne and Daniel are on opposite sides of the law, so will love prevail, of course.
I like that this story gives an HEA rather than have to wait until the last book, of course there is more to their story and I am looking forward to that along with the others in this series, especially Tuck.
Love the dual narration of each chapter.

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  • Vix83
  • 08-12-2023
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A twist on the original story

Tempting the Sheriff is the start of an exciting new series by Anna Lowe. This book introduces Robynne Hood the outlaw and Daniel the sheriff of Nottingham, along with many other interesting shifter characters (I am looking forward to learning more about them in the other books). Similarly to the original tale, Robynne is giving stolen coins to the poor, but in this case they were stolen by her brother. Robynne and Daniel are fated mates but are on opposing sides, even though they want the same things. This ends with a happy for now (which the author has made clear in the blurb).

Overall it was an enjoyable listen. There is the danger, excitement and steam that’s always present in Anna Lowe’s books. The narration by Kelsey Osborne was amazing as always, and the addition of Chris Merlin works very well. Recommended.

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Robin Hood But Not What You Expect



This is the story of Robin Hood, but not the story we all know and love. Robin is a woman, and not only that she’s a fox shifter. The sheriff of Nottingham is her fated mate and a dragon shifter. Are you intrigued good because you’re going to love this story.

Robin was forced to leave her home, and with nowhere else to go she joined her younger brother Robert in Sherwood Forest. Robert and his band of Merry Men were eking out an existence, living off the land and for the most part behaving themselves. That is until the day they decided to rob a stagecoach. They did this without Robbin’s knowledge or approval.

When this robbery took place, the new Acting Sheriff of Nottingham came riding across the ridge. Will he stop them or when he realises that his fated mate is close by and that Robert her brother is leading the robbers will he let them go?

Daniel, the new Acting sheriff lets them go and later meets with Robin, where he tells her he has only been sheriff for one day and has no intention of carrying on the cruel acts perpetrated by his predecessor. Can she trust him?

I’m not going to say anymore because it would ruin the story what I will say is that the story is one that is original, well written, and you will adore the characters. Not to mention the palpable steaming chemistry between the fox and the dragon.

I look forward to listening to the next book in this series avidly!

The narration is wonderfully performed by Kelsey Osborne, who has narrated all of the books I have listened to by Anna Lowe, but this time Chris Merlin joins her, the pair make a beautiful partnership and I look forward to hearing more books done in this way

The narration is wonderfully performed by Kelsey Osborne, who has narrated all of the books I have listened to by Anna Lowe, but this time Chris Merlin joins her, the pair make a beautiful partnership and I look forward to hearing more books done in this way

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