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+
- Genre: Contemporary romance, Magic, Magical realism
- Age: young adult, mature young adult
- Source: owned paperback: Copy courtesy of author Diane J. Reed in exchange for an honest review
- Read from July 20 to 22, 2014
FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
"You and me - we're forever, right? Come what may?"
"Forever for me began the very moment I set my eyes on you. I protect what i love, Robin."
I have to say, first book, Robin in the Hood, left a strong impression on me, and I couldn't wait to read the sequel. And when it finally arived in my hands, i couldn't read it due to University obligations. But, since i finally had time to read, I picked this jewel up and started to read. It was interesting and thrilling ride, although i wish that i had not read it so fast. But this book - it grabs your attention and you just want and need to know what happens next.
Except for this book being attention grabber, I found out that it's also interesting and darker than the previous book. It's also a direct sequel for the first part, following Robin and Creek and their search for Robin's mother Alessia in Italy. That's why, if you are not familiar with the first book, you should definitely read it first.
In this book, you will meet new characters, some less likable than others, you will witness the new bonds between the two lovers, you will see new sides of the story and new mysteries about Gypsy Queens, the ruby heart and ghosts that want revenge more than anything.
I enjoyed it and I couldn't stop reading (I also really, really love the new covers). In the first book, you knew what the second book would be about. Amd I have to say, the writer delivered it very well. And now i am left wondering about what the third book, Sherwood's End, will bring.
"You were always a queen in my book."