Review: The Finish Line by Kate Stewart (The Ravenhood #3)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity.
"Ma chatte. Mon corps. Ma femme. Mon cœur. Ma vie." My pussy. My body. My woman. My heart. My life.
When Kate Stewart wrote the Ravenhood Duet, it was meant to be exactly that--a duet, meaning two books. Flock and Exodus landed on many a year-end best reads list last year--including my own--and for good reason. These books were like an even more elevated version of Stewart's writing, and she was already an amazing storyteller to begin with. She'd planned an extended epilogue for the duet, but that epilogue? Welp, it was not only extended but it expanded to the point that it's now a full-length novel and what a novel it is! I highly recommend you read this series in order. It's like a religious experience...minus the religion. Unless amazingly written romance is your religion. Wink.
This is the story of Ezekiel Tobias King and Cecelia Leann Horner, otherwise known as Tobias and Cecelia. If you've read the first two books in the series, then these two are so not strangers to you. However, if you're new to either the series or to this author's writing--seriously?!--then this is where I suggest you read the books in order, but if you're a risk taker who doesn't mind spoilers when it comes to the earlier stuff, then step right up and dive in. Be prepared for epicness, and make space for this title on your best of list.
I don't want to go into the details of the main characters and the story. This is the sort of the tale where you hand over the reins to the author and trust them to spirit you away. When I tell you that Tobias and Cecelia's love story will give you all the feels, I mean it will give you ALL. THE. FEELS. These two are perfectly flawed, which is just how I like them because it allows for growth and development. When I heard Kate Stewart went from quick read to something more substantial with this, I was both excited and anxious, but I needn't have worried at all. The Finish Line went above and beyond. Five-plus stars.
Read my reviews for the Ravenhood series:
Flock (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Exodus (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review
The Finish Line (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Date Read: 30 January 2021
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