Robin in the Hood (Robbin’ Hearts Series #1) by Diane J. Reed (Review by Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy)


Title: Robin in the Hood (Robbin’ Hearts Series #1)

Author: Diane J. Reed 

Published Date: October 1st 2012

Genre:  Contemporary/YA


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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:
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…


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***Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy’s Review***

  Robin used to live a luxurious life with her families mansion, her private school, her latest and greatest phone, and her rich friends until one day her world completely changes. After Robin’s dad suffers a stroke at his law firm, she is at the hospital where she finds out that their family is flat broke. After sneaking her father out she steals a car and drives to a backwoods trailer park to hide out. It takes her a while to really get the hang of trailer park life but when she does, she can see that everyone there is a tight knit group that will love and protect anyone that needs to stay there. She meets a boy about her age named Creek and he tells her that the only way they can all survive is she and Creek have to get money and to make money they have to rob any place they can. However, the longer she and her father stay, the more Robin finds out about her past and the more she realizes her life was a complete lie.
I completely loved this story. I loved the characters and I got really attached to everyone. I laughed, I cried, and even gasped from some serious shocking moments. When things are going good I felt really happy but when things go bad I felt genuinely sad that they can’t seem to catch a break after all they’ve been through. I didn’t want to put this book down and read it so quickly because it just had amazing twists and turns. Definitely excited for the next one in the series.

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  • Diane J. Reed

    Thank you so much for reviewing Robin in the Hood, Katie! I’m truly honored that you enjoyed Robin’s & Creek’s adventures! <3

  • Michelle Mauer

    WOW! I can’t wait to read this! It sounds awesome

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