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Stone of Thieves

(Robbin’ Hearts Series #2)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  44 reviews
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, ...more
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by Bandits Ranch Books, LLC
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Didi
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 STARS

The follow up to Robin in the Hood was great! It was darker, more mature and upped the magic floating around tenfold. It literally picks up where RitH left off: Creek and Robin are on a plane headed for Venice, Italy. The goal is to find Robin's mom, long believed to be dead, and connect with her. Bringing her back to Bender Lake would be the best case scenario, but Robin and Creek are expecting the unexpected.
Some very interesting developments occur this time around and this story goes
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Stone of Thieves is book two in the Robbin’ Hearts Series by Diane J. Reed. I loved both books one and two in this series. But book two has a completely different feel to it. Book one was YA, with a lighter, humorous feel. Book two, though, is much darker, more mystical. And most definitely graduated from YA to NA.

We start right out where Robin in the Hood left off. Robin and Creek are on their way to Italy. They are in love. But there is so much mystery and pain attached to Robin’s past. Cre
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Kristalia
Final rating: 4.5/5 stars

"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 ri
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
*ARC provided in exchange for honest review!*

Stone of Thieves continues the tale of the fun couple Robin and Creek! While I enjoyed book 1, which does not necessarily need to be read, I found this book to hold much more pleasure for me! The excitement level was upped as was the mystique and overall romanctic feel. While the first book was rooted in the YA genre, I felt a bit of an NA turn in this progression

As a whole, I found myself intriqued with the setting and the overall feel to the plot. T
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
5 The Power of Love Stars

"Love and Loss - they are destiny."


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A mystical journey, a coming of age, a haunting curse and family, the biggest blessing and sometimes your worst nightmare. Two kids becoming adults and the rulers of their own fate, everyone else be damned...

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Robin and Creek, are traveling to Venice to unravel the mystery of her parentage. Her father's ramblings have send them on a wild chase that will strengthen their bond, test their love and make them a force to be reckoned with. A co
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SoWrongItsRANDI {Bell, Book & Candle}
Bell, Book & Candle | Stone of Thieves Review



It's sequel time, baby! All jokes aside, sometimes sequels are not as great as the first. And in this case I would have to say that statement is true. I was really diggin' the first book, Robin in the Hood, but this one left something to be desired. I don't know, it just felt too...Disney fairytale. It's like everything had some perfect solution and the characters were either one extreme or another. They were either super wicked or super good - n
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Michelle
Copy provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆ 4.5 Stone of Thieves Stars☆☆☆☆

StoneThieves

Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed is the second installment of the Robbin Heart Series but can be read as a standalone.

Are you ready for a magical adventure where gypsies, revenge, cursed stone gem, and lovers fight for their love? If so, Stone of Thieves is the book for you. Stone of Thieves is unlike any fantasy book that I have read and I loved that Ms. Diane Reed took her readers on an unforgettable jo
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Athena Grayson
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of New Adult Romance
I've been eagerly awaiting this sequel since the first Robbin' Hearts novel came out, and Diane J. Reed does not disappoint! From the first page, this book dives into the exciting adventure awaiting Robin and Creek in Venice and it *does not let up.* Danger, mayhem, and the questionable underbelly of the city of secrets will keep you reading, because there is just no good place to stop before the last page.

This book is the second in a series, and while you don't need to have read the first to pi
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Lea (Between fantasy and reality)

Review also posted on my blog Between fantasy and reality


This series is the biggest surprise of the year for me. Sure, when I signed up for the blog tour I expected it to be entertaining, but this was amazing, a true adventure full of humor, emotions, action and secrets.

In the first book Robin, or Rubina since that is her real name, found out her entire life was a lie. When her father ended up in the hospital, she found out that they are in massive debt so she breaks him out and goes to the one
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TeriLyn
Jun 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

**Stone of Thieves generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

3 Magical Stars

Stone of Thieves proved to be an eye-opening read. My preferred genres to read usually do not include fantasy books but this one really helped give me a push towards wanting to experience more. The magic and adventure wrapped around Robin and Creek’s romance provided a fast-paced energy flowing from the pages. Written really well, this new adult romance grabs your attention from the beginning.

I
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Kate
Much like in Robin in the Hood, this book is action packed. From the first page until the last there is always something going on. On their way to Italy, Robin and Creek are on a mission to rescue Robin’s mother and find the truth about the ruby heart stone. But things are never easy and Robin and Creek are in more danger than ever. The gypsies who hold information they need are mysterious and their way of life confusing to the young Americans. But together they can overcome it all and save Robi ...more
booknerd_dork
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
*I was provided PB copy of the book for an honest review by the author.*
Stone of Thieves is second book in Robbin's Heart series and it is standalone. But you should read the first one also to know how Robin's journey started.
"Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?"
But she never dreamed she'd fall in love..."

You will wonder how she became a Bandit or Gypsy Queen and her journey in falling in love.
This book is AMAZING!!! She never thought her life will change within three months, from being
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Dianne
After an amazing start with Robin in the Hood I knew there was no way I could miss Diane J. Reed’s second book in this series, Stone of Thieves, but could she deliver with the same fresh style? Not a problem! Robin has grown from a stereo-typical little rich girl to a young lady who has learned how to truly love and be loved by those around her. Instead of taking, she gives, and she believes in the unbelievable and how she may be the key to the impossible.

Stone of Thieves has grown up with Robi
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Hooked On Books
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This continues the story of Robin & her now boyfriend Creek.
Robin is learning more & more about her true identity & the truth of her past. She is also learning why her Dad found it hard to show her any real affection & who her mother is.
Robin & Creek go to Venice to find her mother, but as soon as they get there people are out to stop her at any cost. They get shot at & chased & they end up with a band of Gypsies. It is here that robin learns even more & gets the
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Rachel R. (My Book Empire)
YES YES YES YES YES!!!! A SEQUEL!!! THANKS DIANE!!!! *fistbump*
Maria
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Abridged from my blog, Reading the Alphabet

After finishing Robin in the Hood, I could not wait to begin on Stone of Thieves.

Whereas with Robin in the Hood I thought that the audience could be upper YA given the ages of the characters and the relatively light crushing on a boy, with non-graphic scenes of kisses and not-over-the-top violence that bordered on funny, Stone of Thieves kicks things up a notch in multiple facets early on. This sets it squarely in the New Adult range, albeit in a tastef
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Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
I SO FRIKIN' LOVED THIS BOOK. *controls feels* Agh, Stone of Thieves is a stupendous read! I devoured it in just a few hours because I.could.not.stop.reading. I think it took me little over three hours and when I reached the end of it I was definitely not prepared to say goodbye to this book. The plot, the characters and the magic are highly enthralling, making this book a definite page-turner.

Stone of Thieves continues on with Robin's quest to find her mother with the help of her exceedingly ha
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✿kawehi.reviews
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I was offered a review copy via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

Stone of Thieves was a definite refresher from all the other books I had been reading lately. It had danger, it had excitement, it had intrigue, and it also had some romance thrown in the midst.

I felt like throughout the story line, I was constantly mystified by the enthrall of the plot and characters that I kept wondering: What is the Stone of Thieves and what can it do? What will happen next? And how w
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Stephenee
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

This series just keeps getting better!! I loved book 2, maybe a bit more than book 1 (but I can't tell you for sure) and that is only because we get to see more of Robin and Creek and the ways in which they are able to expand their love and relationship. My favorite characters are still Robin, Granny Tinker and Creek, but I have added two more favorites after reading this book and they are Zuhna and Alessia de Ba
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Jamie
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
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Lori
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The magical yet edgier long-awaited sequel to Robin in the Hood is finally here! This is a captivating tale of finding and embracing one's true identity and heritage. Robin and her love, the gorgeous and fiercely protective Creek, have both turned 18 and embark on a whirlwind Venice adventure to find Robin's mother that extends into the wild forests beyond the city and the dungeon crypts below it. I fell in love with the characters: Robin, who is strong yet vulnerable and confused, struggling to ...more
Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
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From a rich girl in a snobby boarding school to a trailer park bank robber to someone with a mission, Robin McArthur/ Robin McCracken/ Rubina De Bargona has seen it all- at the age of just eighteen.

After accepting who she really is, and that her whole life was a fabrication of a dream meant to dissolve at some point or the other, Robin and her soul mate, Creek set off to Venice to find her long lost mother.

I read both books in the series togethe
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Monica Reents
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stone of Thieves was a wondrously mystical read! I loved book one of the series, Robin in the Hood, and couldn't wait for this book to be released. Diane Reed has created a series full of magic, mystery, and romance, written in a way that only she is able. The story and characters are flawless. This book has taken on a more serious tone than the first, so I would say that it has moved on from YA to NA.

Stone of Thieves shows us the mature side of Robin and Creek's relationship...and it's beautif
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Therese Comeros
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stone-of-thieves
** Copy generously provided by the author for review **

I am a type of reader who usually go for a horror, paranormal or mystery genre but when I get the chance to grab a hold of the book and try it for myself, this pushes me to give this kind of genre a chance. First off, I love the way on how the book was written because it seems like you are reading from someone's diary. The emotions on every character is delivered very well. I can even feel the sentiments of Robin's rants.

What excites me the
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Rebecca Edwards
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Received A Complimentary Copy of This Book From The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review!

I absolutely loved this book. This is the second book in Diane Reed's Robbin' Hearts Series. This book follows Robin and Creek as they journey to Venice in hopes of finding Robin's mother and discovering answers about who Robin is. What they end up finding is a whole lot more than they bargained for.

They discover a curse that that haunts her family, family members that want nothing more than to see her
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Elle Christensen
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: might-re-read
If I wasn’t already hooked on Robin and Creek…I am completely in love with these two! Diane J. Reed weaves a story with action, danger, magic, mystery, and a romance that will knock your socks off! We are once again embarking on a journey with them to find answers to the mysteries presented to Robin in the first book of the series. There are questions about her heritage, a curse, and a stone rumored to steal souls. Creek and Robin face off with danger in this action packed adventure. But what re ...more
Tina
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
If I could give Stone of Thieves 100 stars I would. I absolutely love this book and I cannot wait to read the other books in this series!

Robin and Creek head to Italy to search for her mother and find answers to her gypsy heritage. What they find is a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Their love is put to the ultimate test and Robin has to become the woman she is meant to be. There is so much more to this story, but I don't want to spoil any of it for you. Trust me this book is
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Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
5 Magical Stars

TITLE~ Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2)
AUTHOR~Diane J. Reed
GENRE~ New Adult-Romance-Fantasy
PUBLISHED~ May 8th 2014 by Bandits Ranch Books, LLC
PURCHASED/COST~ ARC for Review
MY RATING~ 5/5


MY THOUGHTS~

I chose to read this book because I was provided with an ARC for review and I absolutely LOVED the first book in the series.
Stone of Thieves is an awesome continuation of the Robbin' Hearts series. It picks up right where Robin in the Hood left off. While Robin in the Hoo
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April
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stone of Thieves is the amazing New Adult sequel to the quirky YA novel Robin in the Hood. Just like the characters have matured, so has the story. It's gritty and dark and even more mesmerizing.
One of the things I think I love the most is the author's ability to weave light through the darkness, and bring magic and passion to every page. The gypsies, the stone, curses, and true love bring a unique mystical aspect that I truly love. Not to mention Creek. Ah, what to say about Creek... He's like
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Amy
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I wish I could give it more than five stars because it's deserving of so much more! In book two Robin and Creek go in search of her mom and are met with adventure and danger at every twist and turn! It's an amazing story of how love can conquer all if you just believe! What I love about this book is that it was so easy to read... The words just flowed with every page and the story grips you.. You don't want to stop reading! I was not disappointed at all it turned out to be anot ...more
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USA TODAY bestselling author Diane J. Reed writes happily ever afters with a touch of magic that make you believe in the power of love. Her stories feed the soul with outlaws, mavericks, and dreamers who have big hearts under big skies and dare to risk all for those they cherish. Because love is more than a feeling—it’s the magic that changes everything.

Other books in the series

Robbin’ Hearts Series (4 books)
  • Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)
  • Sherwood's End  (Robbin' Hearts Series #3)
  • Secret Heart of Lacie Blade: A Novella in the Robbin' Hearts Series