I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed
Series: Robbin' Hearts Series
Published by Bandits Ranch Books on 10/1/2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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“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:
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…
The opening chapter of this book will hook you in!
Robin is definitely not used to living the way the people at Turtle Shores do. It becomes quite an adjustment for her, but one that she makes pretty well. She may even like the group that she now lives among. I love that Robin begins to learn that there is more to life than what you can buy, and how expensive it is. She learns to appreciate the small things.
Creek is a good guy. He does some crazy things sometimes, but it’s all to help those he cares about. I also like that he is able to bring Robin out of her shell, and show her how amazing things are even when there is no money to be had.
The romance is a little fast, but it is still believable. The characters are young, and sometimes intense situations bring out your emotions faster than any other time. The ways these two get themselves into trouble is insane. They definitely have luck on their side.
Overall, I loved it. There is even a hint at something magical, and I really hope to find out more in the next books.