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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Review #91: Robin in the Hood- Dianne J. Reed

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

15-year-old 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.

And everyone from bankers to bookies has come to collect.

His only saving grace is what he reveals to Robin in between drools: He truly does love her, in spite of all his mistakes.

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…

Title: Robin in the Hood
Author: Diane J. Reed
Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Review: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. Luckily I had come across a Facebook post by the lovely Diane J. Reed offering a print copy of her book Robin in the Hood in exchange for an honest review. I had previously heard about this novel and was excited to get this opportunity. I have been checking my mailbox diligently and yesterday was that special day that the book finally arrived. I devoured this book. It was cute, funny and I just wanted to giggle and hug it. The story was a riches to tags then to riches again. There was also an underlying message about stealing form the rich to give to the poor, a modern day Robin Hood. This novel also included action, mystery and best of all a beautiful love story.
I loved Robin! She showed a huge amount of growth in this story. Robin started off as a naive princess and became a street smart, young woman. I just wish that we could have learned more about Robin's past like school life and some childhood memories. Creek was definitely a hottie and a great guy. He gave 110% to everything he did, even if it was illegal. He did what he had to do to keep his family together and surviving. But again, I also want to know more about Creek. All of his secrets, I want to know them!!
This was such a great read! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to read and review this awesome book!i would recommend this novel to all YA readers and also to readers who enjoy lighthearted, fun reads. I look forward to more books by Diane J. Reed.

About this author

I write novels that are infused with enchantment, where characters dare to break through boundaries and believe in true love. I have a soft spot for artisans & outlaws of the heart, those of us who burn brightly to live each day as a gift--because it is! I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to visit my website or message me on facebook or twitter to share the whispers of your spirit. 

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