Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Robin in the Hood @DianeJReed

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)
Title: Robin In The Hood
Author: Diane J. Reed
Robbin' Hearts Series #1 
Release Date: October 1st 2012 
Format: Paperback & Ebook
Bandits Ranch Books, LLC 
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review.

“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…

Diane J. ReedDiane J. Reed is a mutli-award winning author who has 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 her website at or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit.  


What if someday your world falls into pieces and you have to escape into the unknown? And, What if doing things you never thought you will do is the only way to move on? Robin in The Hood is a story about answering questions like those. It's a sweet, breathtaking, magical and loving story about a girl who really discovers who she is while living in an unexpected place.

Once her father suffers a stroke and they find themselves broke and with no place to go. She decides to run away and ends up in a trailer park. There she will meet the craziest, interesting, loyal and amazing people. Of course she also meets Creek, a bad boy with a soft spot. He is a young man that will help her during this new adventure.

Turtle Shores hides more than the eye can see. Robin will discover a lot about her past, her family and none of it will be easy to digest.

I love every single one of the folks at Turtle Shores. Each one of them is unique in their own way and each one has a lesson for Robin. They become the family she never had by simply being there. I could say thousands of words about them but you have to read the book to truly understand what I'm talking about.

The love story between Robin and Creek is incredible. It's not only him who will help her heal, she does a good job helping him to be more complete. Their relationship is honest, sweet and strong. It grows step by step until it becomes an unstoppable force.

I really like the magic in the story. The visions and the feathers made it more extraordinary. I wasn't expecting this but I love it.

The book has a fast rhythm, the words flow naturally and the dialogues are amazing. The writing style is engaging and the author creates a solid world with believable characters.

Just so you know, there's a lot of action in the book. There were moments full of adrenaline and tension. Just to say one thing: there are things blowing up into the air!

Overall, I love the book. I can't wait to read the next book and just to know there is a third makes my day even better.


  1. Robin In The Hood sounds great. Thanks for sharing your views.

    Great Review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

    1. P.S. love the colorful backdrop of your blog.

  2. Thank you so much for your lovely review of Robin in the Hood! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! Have a fantastic 2015 <3

  3. I admit, Ruty, it's the cover that lured me in. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Such a high rating!


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