It’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme where each week we answer the question: What are you currently reading?
I was recently approached by author Diane J. Reed and asked if I could review her book, Robin in the Hood. I agreed and was delighted when I received a paperback copy of the book in the mail this morning.
I honestly can’t wait to read this one since both the cover and the book blurb caught my attention and I am now intrigued. I do plan to post the review in my blog so please watch out for it in the upcoming week or so.
Now a little on the book itself.
“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…