Sunday, June 8, 2014

BOOK REVIEW...Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2) by Diane J. Reed

Title:  Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2)  
Author:  Diane J. Reed
Publication Date: May 8th 2014 by Bandits Ranch Books, LLC

Plot:   The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . .

Stone of Thieves is a sensual, stand-alone new adult novel and the sequel to Robin in the Hood in the Robbin’ Hearts Series. Due to mature themes, readership is advised for ages 17+.

 My Review 

*I was offered a review copy via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

Stone of Thieves was a definite refresher from all the other books I had been reading lately. It had danger, it had excitement, it had intrigue, and it also had some romance thrown in the midst.

I felt like throughout the story line, I was constantly mystified by the enthrall of the plot and characters that I kept wondering: What is the Stone of Thieves and what can it do? What will happen next? And how will Robin embrace her new found sense of self from the uptight upbringing that she had grown up to?

You see, Robin grew up in a privileged and sheltered lifestyle but when she learns the truth about her mother and her Gypsy lineage, this all reawakens her to reevaluate everything she’s ever believed and valued.

Joined by love Creek, Robin goes through a lot of change and development throughout her journey. With her learning more about herself and her becoming the next Gypsy Queen, chaos and darker themes come into play and threaten Robin’s very own life. How will everything play out? And with the magical Ruby Heart (or "Stone of Thieves") in her possession, can she keep this magical talisman out of enemy's hands and from those who would kill to wield its mystical power? Read and you will find out!

Get ready for to embark on an exciting journey encompassed with thrill, magic, and sensuality! I think I should probably check out book one in the series now as I have the feeling that I had missed some of Robin and Creek scenes in that. Hmm..

Anyway, thank you to the author for extending an invitation for me to read and review her book in return for some honest feedback. I enjoyed this read tremendously and look forward to more! Robin’s character was such a breath of fresh air and the overprotective Creek made me fawn and squee for whenever he entered a scene! lol

Such a fun, captivating, and exciting whimsical read! Definitely "robbed" my heart!♥

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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