“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…
Note: As to keep with my policy to not reveal any spoilers, I will state my reasons for liking or disliking a particular book.
Robin in the Hood…
Wow. Normally, I’d think of a good read as being an adventure, but this book is so much more. Robin in the Hood takes you into an adventure and keeps you gripped to each and every page until you can’t let go. From the very first page I could identify with the heroine and not only that, she reminded me of an old friend it was almost scary.
The plot is well put together, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested and coming back for more. And the characters, oh my! I can’t tell you which ones I liked best. They all fit so well with the story and have a life of their own. They stand out as much as the heroine does and I like that they are not put in the story as a means to fill in, but they bring humor and even more originality to the story.
Is Creek swoon worthy? Yes, he is, but not just because he’s your typical heartthrob. There’s so much more to him than just a pretty face and I loved that.
I am definitely looking forward to continuing on the series.
Diane 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 www.banditsranch.com or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit.