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The Archer's Arrow [Reading] ➿ The Archer's Arrow Author A.J. Marcus – Polishdarling.co.uk A Ren Faire Romance Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood quit competing and now runs an archery booth at the Ren Faire He enjoys his unencumbered life with few attachments but lots of casual friends T A Ren Faire Romance Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood quit competing and now runs an archery booth at the Ren Faire He enjoys his unencumbered life with few attachments but lots of casual friends Traveling across the country from fair to fair adds spice to his life John Aquitaine found acting in college and started a comedy show with his good friend, Pete They are the Perfect Princes, and it helps John escape real life The gypsy lifestyle lets him keep people at arm s length until an arrow nearly hits him and The Archer's PDF or he meets the handsome Robin Lockwood The flame between them sparks quickly, but the relationship is slowed when John s dark past catches up with him John s Uncle Fred, the source of his horrible memories, appears at one of the Perfect Princes performances, and it upsets John so much he needs Robin to rescue him Their love is tested again as Uncle Fred plans to finish what he started when John was a child.


10 thoughts on “The Archer's Arrow

  1. Sheri Sheri says:

    This was.different.I adore Robin of Locksley and I think I was drawn to this book because of my weak spot for this legendary archer The blurb sounded pretty appealing and I thought I d take a chance.I have no complaints about the writing and the editing was crisp Alternating voices told us their tale, and wow, what a bizarre tale they have to tell This is where the head scratching began.Robin is a loner and believes he s content with his solitary life until a loose arrow nearly takes out a s This was.different.I adore Robin of Locksley and I think I was drawn to this book because of my weak spot for this legendary archer The blurb sounded pretty appealing and I thought I d take a chance.I have no complaints about the writing and the editing was crisp Alternating voices told us their tale, and wow, what a bizarre tale they have to tell This is where the head scratching began.Robin is a loner and believes he s content with his solitary life until a loose arrow nearly takes out a stranger He is enticed by this Prince and finds himself in uncharted territory Soon he discovers a new itch wanting to be scratched and this time it ends in a different gratification Putting physical needs aside, he nurtures his emotional hungers, and falls in love for the first time He was an Olympian, so I suppose I can see where free time would have been limited, but I failed to see the fall I struggled to grasp his sudden connection to John His approach often came across too juvenile for his age and the same applies for John I frequently felt very young adult vibes instead of a growing relationship between two men in their early twenties John is a tortured soul, and no matter how desperate he is to leave his demons in the past he just can t shake them His horrific secret overtakes his life and he s kept everyone at arm s length until Robin I love the premise that someone can pull you back from your nightmares and protect you from the big bad uglies that haunt you in the night I understand why things moved slowly between the two of them, and respect the patience they both endured to move forward in their relationship However, it was just so slow it nearly dragged me along at times Suddenly shit hits the fan and this is when I couldn t hang on any longer The plot almost became frantic and so improbable I couldn t stop the eye twitching It was frustrating, infuriating and the secondary characters did nothing for me Actually, their faces would make fine target practice.John s mother, John s father and let us not forget his Uncle.It began somewhat weak and sluggish but I enjoyed the MC s enough to keep trudging along and then BAM too much, too much stop the madness What just happened to the plotshakes head Outlandish surprises threw me so far off, I couldn t get back on if I wanted I was left discouraged and unsatisfied Silver lining I ve never been to a Renaissance faire before, and now I kinda want to go to one 2.5odd offblance overthetop stars


  2. Debra Debra says:

    Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood has given up the stress of competition to travel the Ren Faire circuit with his archery booth The nomadic life works well for him and he is content with one night stands whenever the mood strikes him.John Aquitaine is on the road for a different reason Abducted and abused as a teenager, he is estranged from the family that failed to support him afterwards Other than his few friends and his show partner, he keeps to himself reading and hoping to get through Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood has given up the stress of competition to travel the Ren Faire circuit with his archery booth The nomadic life works well for him and he is content with one night stands whenever the mood strikes him.John Aquitaine is on the road for a different reason Abducted and abused as a teenager, he is estranged from the family that failed to support him afterwards Other than his few friends and his show partner, he keeps to himself reading and hoping to get through the night without waking up screaming The travelling mostly keeps him away from his hometown and makes it easier to avoid relationships When an errant arrow from Robin s booth brings the two men strike up an easy friendship When it is apparent that Robin hasof an interest, John is clear to him about his limitations with intimacy I enjoyed the two men together and loved the fact that their relationship was true to the story and did not become a love cures all story John s past comes back to haunt both men and shortly after they meet, Robin is being targeted by a homophobic vandal within the faire When the faire makes a stop in John s hometown, the family that he has been trying to avoid shows up and wreaks havoc with his attempts to live a normal life The secondary characters at the faire were good characters who were supportive of both John and Robin and made for much better family than the one John was born into.This was the first of the books I read in the series and easily worked as a stand alone story The writing flowed and the story kept me interested I ll be looking forward to going back and reading Ed s story


  3. Susan A Susan A says:

    This book needs a better warning about the sexual child abuse plot.


  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Robin Lockwood is a single gay man He s also a former Olympic archer who s left the pressure filled competitive life to enjoy aleisurely nomadic life of the Ren Faire circuit running an archery booth and enjoying the occasional one night stands that he finds among the show folk and faire attendees.John Aquitaine is an adult survivor of pedophilia who s still haunted by the trauma of his past He s also an actor who s making a living on the ren faire circuit as one half of a dramatic duo t Robin Lockwood is a single gay man He s also a former Olympic archer who s left the pressure filled competitive life to enjoy aleisurely nomadic life of the Ren Faire circuit running an archery booth and enjoying the occasional one night stands that he finds among the show folk and faire attendees.John Aquitaine is an adult survivor of pedophilia who s still haunted by the trauma of his past He s also an actor who s making a living on the ren faire circuit as one half of a dramatic duo that bills themselves as the Perfect Princes Though John is now older and his hours at the gym have made him a sculpted specimen of masculinity his emotional scars and shattered self esteem have left him incapable of making any deep romantic connections, and deeply leery of any physical relationships Even in sleep he can t always escape the troubling memories that still haunt his dreams When the two meet, they re attracted to each other but can John overcome the problems of his past and is Robin ready for something less casual than one night stands I enjoyed the opening parts of this book a lot I was a big fan of the Ren Faire in Tuxedo NY and visited it several times when I lived in that area This book offered the opportunity of spending time with show folk who I d often wondered about The main characters are both well drawn and the prospect of their getting together worked well for me, even if it did seem a bit hurried I d also liked to have spenttime with the characters in the normal faire environment However, as the tension ramped up and characters from John s past resurfaced, the book lost a bit of its charm and believability for me John s mother wasof a two dimensional arch type than a fully developed character and the real evil doer wasof a caricature than a real character For me, the final conflict between Robin and John s tormentor was mostly unbelievable Still the author s prose was generally better than average for m n fiction and his main characters were worth spending some time with I just wish that the story had gone another way I m now curious about the author s other books in the Ren Faire Romance series and will most likely check them out For those primarily concerned with such things the adult sex scenes were not terribly graphic, realistic given the problems that John had with sex The earlier sex that happened when John was still a teen were only referred to and never fully detailed Two niggling complaints The price that Robin was charging at his archery booth for those looking to try their hand seemed outrageously high The title of the book and the cover art suggested a storycentered on Robin This book was reallycentered on John Note I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review


  5. GayListBookReviews GayListBookReviews says:

    I have had the honor of reading and reviewing the other books in the Ren Faire series From the first book I have adored the concept of the nomadic Ren faire characters This book has the same feel good aspects with a unique landscape and struggles to find peace that the other books had as well.John is an actor on the Ren faire circut His family are his acting partner, Pete, and Pete s wife Always a bit of loner he enjoys the life he has made and hopes to find peace one day.His past is haunti I have had the honor of reading and reviewing the other books in the Ren Faire series From the first book I have adored the concept of the nomadic Ren faire characters This book has the same feel good aspects with a unique landscape and struggles to find peace that the other books had as well.John is an actor on the Ren faire circut His family are his acting partner, Pete, and Pete s wife Always a bit of loner he enjoys the life he has made and hopes to find peace one day.His past is haunting and abusive, but he has fought back to live a normal life Or at least a life free and of his making.Robin is an archer After leaving behind his parents dream of olympic medals he now enjoys the freedom of his chosen nomadic life Archery, camping, and men and he is happy Then he meets John They become friends, and thenRobin sees a man worth the time to invest in He sees a future in John, something he wasn t sure his traveling ways would give him.I think what I liked most about the interactions between John and Robin was their friendship and respect for each other John had had enough trauma in his life and Robin wasn t going to add to it They move slow physically, they talk, they listen to one another I m not saying they weren t affectionate and possessive even at times But they both saw each others needs and tempered their actions to allow love to grow.I ve liked this entire series You get a bit of everything Heat and affection, friendship and angst Throw in a good bad guy and it makes everything interesting.Reviewed by BeansTo seeof this review and others like it please visit us at Gay List Book Reviews at www.gaylistbookreviews.wordpress.com


  6. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    The stories take place over the faire circuit, but we get to revisit the previous characters from book to book A.J Marcus has delved into the world of the Ren Faires and brought them to life.See the entire review at The Novel Approach The stories take place over the faire circuit, but we get to revisit the previous characters from book to book A.J Marcus has delved into the world of the Ren Faires and brought them to life.See the entire review at The Novel Approach


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10 thoughts on “The Archer's Arrow

  1. Sheri Sheri says:

    This was.different.I adore Robin of Locksley and I think I was drawn to this book because of my weak spot for this legendary archer The blurb sounded pretty appealing and I thought I d take a chance.I have no complaints about the writing and the editing was crisp Alternating voices told us their tale, and wow, what a bizarre tale they have to tell This is where the head scratching began.Robin is a loner and believes he s content with his solitary life until a loose arrow nearly takes out a s This was.different.I adore Robin of Locksley and I think I was drawn to this book because of my weak spot for this legendary archer The blurb sounded pretty appealing and I thought I d take a chance.I have no complaints about the writing and the editing was crisp Alternating voices told us their tale, and wow, what a bizarre tale they have to tell This is where the head scratching began.Robin is a loner and believes he s content with his solitary life until a loose arrow nearly takes out a stranger He is enticed by this Prince and finds himself in uncharted territory Soon he discovers a new itch wanting to be scratched and this time it ends in a different gratification Putting physical needs aside, he nurtures his emotional hungers, and falls in love for the first time He was an Olympian, so I suppose I can see where free time would have been limited, but I failed to see the fall I struggled to grasp his sudden connection to John His approach often came across too juvenile for his age and the same applies for John I frequently felt very young adult vibes instead of a growing relationship between two men in their early twenties John is a tortured soul, and no matter how desperate he is to leave his demons in the past he just can t shake them His horrific secret overtakes his life and he s kept everyone at arm s length until Robin I love the premise that someone can pull you back from your nightmares and protect you from the big bad uglies that haunt you in the night I understand why things moved slowly between the two of them, and respect the patience they both endured to move forward in their relationship However, it was just so slow it nearly dragged me along at times Suddenly shit hits the fan and this is when I couldn t hang on any longer The plot almost became frantic and so improbable I couldn t stop the eye twitching It was frustrating, infuriating and the secondary characters did nothing for me Actually, their faces would make fine target practice.John s mother, John s father and let us not forget his Uncle.It began somewhat weak and sluggish but I enjoyed the MC s enough to keep trudging along and then BAM too much, too much stop the madness What just happened to the plotshakes head Outlandish surprises threw me so far off, I couldn t get back on if I wanted I was left discouraged and unsatisfied Silver lining I ve never been to a Renaissance faire before, and now I kinda want to go to one 2.5odd offblance overthetop stars


  2. Debra Debra says:

    Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood has given up the stress of competition to travel the Ren Faire circuit with his archery booth The nomadic life works well for him and he is content with one night stands whenever the mood strikes him.John Aquitaine is on the road for a different reason Abducted and abused as a teenager, he is estranged from the family that failed to support him afterwards Other than his few friends and his show partner, he keeps to himself reading and hoping to get through Former Olympic archer Robin Lockwood has given up the stress of competition to travel the Ren Faire circuit with his archery booth The nomadic life works well for him and he is content with one night stands whenever the mood strikes him.John Aquitaine is on the road for a different reason Abducted and abused as a teenager, he is estranged from the family that failed to support him afterwards Other than his few friends and his show partner, he keeps to himself reading and hoping to get through the night without waking up screaming The travelling mostly keeps him away from his hometown and makes it easier to avoid relationships When an errant arrow from Robin s booth brings the two men strike up an easy friendship When it is apparent that Robin hasof an interest, John is clear to him about his limitations with intimacy I enjoyed the two men together and loved the fact that their relationship was true to the story and did not become a love cures all story John s past comes back to haunt both men and shortly after they meet, Robin is being targeted by a homophobic vandal within the faire When the faire makes a stop in John s hometown, the family that he has been trying to avoid shows up and wreaks havoc with his attempts to live a normal life The secondary characters at the faire were good characters who were supportive of both John and Robin and made for much better family than the one John was born into.This was the first of the books I read in the series and easily worked as a stand alone story The writing flowed and the story kept me interested I ll be looking forward to going back and reading Ed s story


  3. Susan A Susan A says:

    This book needs a better warning about the sexual child abuse plot.


  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Robin Lockwood is a single gay man He s also a former Olympic archer who s left the pressure filled competitive life to enjoy aleisurely nomadic life of the Ren Faire circuit running an archery booth and enjoying the occasional one night stands that he finds among the show folk and faire attendees.John Aquitaine is an adult survivor of pedophilia who s still haunted by the trauma of his past He s also an actor who s making a living on the ren faire circuit as one half of a dramatic duo t Robin Lockwood is a single gay man He s also a former Olympic archer who s left the pressure filled competitive life to enjoy aleisurely nomadic life of the Ren Faire circuit running an archery booth and enjoying the occasional one night stands that he finds among the show folk and faire attendees.John Aquitaine is an adult survivor of pedophilia who s still haunted by the trauma of his past He s also an actor who s making a living on the ren faire circuit as one half of a dramatic duo that bills themselves as the Perfect Princes Though John is now older and his hours at the gym have made him a sculpted specimen of masculinity his emotional scars and shattered self esteem have left him incapable of making any deep romantic connections, and deeply leery of any physical relationships Even in sleep he can t always escape the troubling memories that still haunt his dreams When the two meet, they re attracted to each other but can John overcome the problems of his past and is Robin ready for something less casual than one night stands I enjoyed the opening parts of this book a lot I was a big fan of the Ren Faire in Tuxedo NY and visited it several times when I lived in that area This book offered the opportunity of spending time with show folk who I d often wondered about The main characters are both well drawn and the prospect of their getting together worked well for me, even if it did seem a bit hurried I d also liked to have spenttime with the characters in the normal faire environment However, as the tension ramped up and characters from John s past resurfaced, the book lost a bit of its charm and believability for me John s mother wasof a two dimensional arch type than a fully developed character and the real evil doer wasof a caricature than a real character For me, the final conflict between Robin and John s tormentor was mostly unbelievable Still the author s prose was generally better than average for m n fiction and his main characters were worth spending some time with I just wish that the story had gone another way I m now curious about the author s other books in the Ren Faire Romance series and will most likely check them out For those primarily concerned with such things the adult sex scenes were not terribly graphic, realistic given the problems that John had with sex The earlier sex that happened when John was still a teen were only referred to and never fully detailed Two niggling complaints The price that Robin was charging at his archery booth for those looking to try their hand seemed outrageously high The title of the book and the cover art suggested a storycentered on Robin This book was reallycentered on John Note I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review


  5. GayListBookReviews GayListBookReviews says:

    I have had the honor of reading and reviewing the other books in the Ren Faire series From the first book I have adored the concept of the nomadic Ren faire characters This book has the same feel good aspects with a unique landscape and struggles to find peace that the other books had as well.John is an actor on the Ren faire circut His family are his acting partner, Pete, and Pete s wife Always a bit of loner he enjoys the life he has made and hopes to find peace one day.His past is haunti I have had the honor of reading and reviewing the other books in the Ren Faire series From the first book I have adored the concept of the nomadic Ren faire characters This book has the same feel good aspects with a unique landscape and struggles to find peace that the other books had as well.John is an actor on the Ren faire circut His family are his acting partner, Pete, and Pete s wife Always a bit of loner he enjoys the life he has made and hopes to find peace one day.His past is haunting and abusive, but he has fought back to live a normal life Or at least a life free and of his making.Robin is an archer After leaving behind his parents dream of olympic medals he now enjoys the freedom of his chosen nomadic life Archery, camping, and men and he is happy Then he meets John They become friends, and thenRobin sees a man worth the time to invest in He sees a future in John, something he wasn t sure his traveling ways would give him.I think what I liked most about the interactions between John and Robin was their friendship and respect for each other John had had enough trauma in his life and Robin wasn t going to add to it They move slow physically, they talk, they listen to one another I m not saying they weren t affectionate and possessive even at times But they both saw each others needs and tempered their actions to allow love to grow.I ve liked this entire series You get a bit of everything Heat and affection, friendship and angst Throw in a good bad guy and it makes everything interesting.Reviewed by BeansTo seeof this review and others like it please visit us at Gay List Book Reviews at www.gaylistbookreviews.wordpress.com


  6. Lisa The Novel Approach Lisa The Novel Approach says:

    The stories take place over the faire circuit, but we get to revisit the previous characters from book to book A.J Marcus has delved into the world of the Ren Faires and brought them to life.See the entire review at The Novel Approach The stories take place over the faire circuit, but we get to revisit the previous characters from book to book A.J Marcus has delved into the world of the Ren Faires and brought them to life.See the entire review at The Novel Approach


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