REVIEW : Alma Underwood Is NOT A Kleptomaniac by Lacey Dailey

Alma Underwood is NOT a kleptomaniac.
But she does take things that don’t belong to her.

The best part about working as a maid in her parent’s motel is pocketing all the random objects people leave behind. From old ticket stubs to the glue that comes with a toupee, Alma has discovered it all and stored it in a tub beneath her bed.

Her greatest treasure isn’t what she found in room six at Great Lakes Motel, but it’s who she discovered in an old, abandoned train car behind her house.

His name is Rumor, and he certainly won’t fit under her bed.

After a quick scan of Rumor’s surroundings, it becomes crystal clear that he’s not just hanging out in the train car for a place to escape. He’s living in it.

With determination heavy inside her, she does the only thing that makes sense to her…

She brings him home.

Turns out, he’s looking for a treasure of his own, and who better to help him find it than her?

There’s something about being in Rumor’s presence that brings on a feeling I can’t quite explain.


Alma and Rumor. I can’t explain how much I LOVE these two and their relationship. This story was funny, it was sweet, it was romantic, it was emotional, and it was heartbreaking.

Alma and the whole Underwood family are a crazy bunch. There is so much love and laughter within that family. Alma has a heart of gold and it shows when she finds Rumor and pretty much decides for him that he is her new roommate. Rumor Rawlings. My heart broke for him, I just wanted to give him a hug. He has experienced a lot in his life, but hasn’t given up. When he meets Alma, his life changes forever. The more time he spends with Alma the more he starts to open up, he lets down the walls that he built to protect himself.

This book is truly beautiful. The cover, the story and the writing. I was completely sucked into this story and fell in love with not just Alma and Rumor but every single character in this story. They all added so much to the story and played a role in the plot.

Alma Underwood Is NOT A Kleptomaniac is a beautiful story of love and finding yourself again. This book is one I know that I will think about in the future.  


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