Sunday, June 29, 2014

BOOK REVIEW...Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed

Title:  Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)
Author:  Diane J. Reed
Publication Date: October 1st 2012 by Bandits Ranch

Plot:   “Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?” 
But she never dreamed she’d fall in love…

Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal truth:
They’re broke.
Her stepmom has skipped the country.
And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad's hospital room to collect on the millions he's racked up in debt.

Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices. Either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank.

Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities. There, she encounters Creek, a local bad boy who also commits crimes to provide for their motley neighbors. Realizing she could use Creek’s help, Robin proposes an ingenious plan—they should team up to rob banks together. But when their partnership leads to a romance that turns Robin’s world upside down, she soon begins to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and real love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy…

 My Review 

☆I received a paperback copy of this book (+Stone of Thieves) from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you SO much!!☆

#What a captivating and magical read! Definitely a timeless adventure filled with mystery, intrigue, enchantment, and life’s ever growing lessons!#


Robin McArthur is a girl who on the outside seems like could want nothing more. She has looks, wealth, privilege, and status; everything a young woman could hope for. That is, in retrospect, to what she really and truly wants but lacks: love.


But….what happens when that is all taken away from her? Left with no money and debt collectors knocking on her door, Robin and her dad go on the run and slowly by slowly Robin feels herself doing the unexpected to survive: lying, stealing, and deceiving to stay afloat.


Now at a crossroads, fates steps in and she meets Creek, another lost soul with a criminal track but “a heart of gold.” Robin bonds with Creek and learns the importance of love, family, and that some of the most precious things in life can’t be measured in money.



Which brings me back to…
What about her major debt problem to clear up?


Well, once again, here’s where Creek steps in. Along with Robin, they stage a series of bank robberies and slowly gain back the money to put them in the green.


Only, making up the money that is owed becomes just a part of the problem. When trouble comes lurking its way and Robin finds herself slipping only deeper into the insurmountable. Will she get caught?

Will Robin ever get the chance in regaining a “normal” life? Will her father’s past indiscretions be solved? And what about Creek? How will things turn out for the teen that’d been not so long ago on the wrong side of the tracks but not so different from her after all?


Read and you will find out!

My Rating:
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8.5

 About the Author 

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Diane J. Reed has a Ph.D. in English and a lifelong passion for books—both popular, forgotten & literary—as long as they touch her soul & make her want to tuck them under her pillow at night to remember them in her dreams. She writes novels that are infused with enchantment, where characters dare to break through boundaries and believe in true love. She also has a soft spot for artisans & outlaws of the heart, those who burn brightly to live each day as a gift—because it is! She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to visit Diane J. Reed's website at or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit. 

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