Book Review: Stone of Thieves

Hello my lovely friends! Today I have another book review for you – love the Robin Hood story? Want magic, excitement, and adventure? Without further ado, here’s the book for you!

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sotThe Book: 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: This is the second book in a trilogy, and while the first book was just an okay read for me, this one was lots of fun! Magic runs heavily through the book, as does danger, intrigue, and suspense. The settings are beautiful and evocative, and the characters are much more mature than in the first book. This does lead to some adult times which some readers may prefer to skip over, but on the whole the chemistry between the characters and the pace of the action is strong. I love that Reed dives into some unusual culture and details that are a welcome change from some of the more traditional cultures and practices that tend to color our pages, particularly in NA. I will say that there were times where though the subject matter felt mature, the writing still felt a bit young, as though the author brushed over the story instead of digging into the richness, and some of the characters’ thoughts and emotions still seemed rather young for the maturity of the subject matter, but on the whole it was an interesting adventure with lots of color and zing, perfect for those of you who enjoy a fun, wild read.

dianerThe Author: Diane J. Reed has a Ph.D. in English and 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 Diane J. Reed’s website at www.banditsranch.com or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit.

You can buy Stone of Thieves here. Have a fabulous day friends!

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