Saturday, January 3, 2015

Review: Stone Of Thieves (Robbin Hearts Series #2) by Diane J. Reed

Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2) 

Book: Stone Of Thieves (Robbin Hearts Series #2)
Author: Diane J. Reed
Publisher: Bandits Ranch Books LLC
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: NA
Source: paperback review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . .

Stone of Thieves is a sensual, stand-alone new adult novel and the sequel to Robin in the Hood in the Robbin’ Hearts Series. Due to mature themes, readership is advised for ages 17+.

My Review:
Stone Of Thieves has taken on a whole new feel and a change up with some of the plot from the first book. The first one, Robin in the Hood, was a fun, lighthearted YA story. Stone Of Thieves has taken on somewhat of a darker theme. Robin and Creek are now 18 and things have gotten hotter between them. This story went from YA to NA very quickly. I couldn't put it down. You will not be disappointed, this is a must read!

The story picks up shortly after where the first one left off. Robin and Creek are heading to Italy to try and find Robin's mother. It's not long after they arrive that their lives are put into danger. They have people trying to kill them and have no one to trust but each other. They are on the run and have no where to hide but with the gypsies. This group of gypsies has known and loved Robin's mother for years. Now all she can do is hope that they know if her mother is still alive and if so where has she been hidden for the past 18 years.

Robin continues to have visions of her late ancestors. She is trying to figure out what it all means. Does the ruby stone really have magical powers or is it cursed? Robin's grandfather will do anything to get the ruby stone back.

I really enjoyed learning about the gypsy culture and how everything comes together. I liked the gypsies in this book but I was starting to miss the people back at Turtle Shores. I was surprised by the events and people that changed things up yet again near the end. This series just continues to surprise me. The adventure, suspense, action and romance gets better and better with each new book and I love it. This book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Jamie!! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Stone of Thieves, and the sequel Sherwood's End will be out on Amazon & Kindle shortly! In the third book, Robin & Creek will spend more time in Turtle Shores again :D Have a fabulous 2015!

    1. You are welcome Diane! I really like the people at Turtle Shores so that is good news. :)

  2. I nominated you for the Sisterhood Of The Blogger’s Award. You can read my post HERE. :)