Sunday, January 31, 2021

REVIEW: The Finish Line by Kate Stewart




While I feel it probably goes without saying, I feel the need to preface this review with the understanding that this is the third book in a series, and you must read the first two books first because this review most likely will spoiling you for the previous books.

Honestly, The Finish Line was an unexpected surprise. I thought the second book ended in an open ended way that left me longing for more but accepting of where the characters were in their journey. When I saw that this was a continuation of the story of these characters, I was curious and cautiously optimistic. 

Continuing with that honest reflection, since it's been a while since I've read the original duet, when I started reading The Finish Line I felt rusty on what I thought were pertinent details so I reread sections of Exodus to refresh my memory and I'm glad I did. It helped reconnect me to the emotional journey of these characters and kept me focused on what was happening on the page rather than trying to remember what I forgot (so if you're like me and a little rusty on things, I definitely recommend skimming the previous book to reconnect some dots). Once I was fully back into the narrative of The Finish Line I was emotionally sucked in, so much so that I had to put it down at times because it just hurt sometimes. This story is the story of Tobias, really, and it pieces together a lot of the backstory of the Ravenhood. But even though it's a story of his past, it's also very much a story of Tobias and Cecelia and their present. The story weaves through history as it pushes us forward into the future and features as much history as it does present day twists and turns. I was captivated and entertained and felt a full range of emotions. And while I was uncertain when I first started reading, about what I was getting into, I can say without any hesitation that this was a book that this series needed. It filled in gaps and gave everything more depth and range--it was a novel that I never would've thought I needed and yet I did and I'm so glad Kate Steward decided to write it. 

Grab this once you've read the first two books...but also grab some tissues because you're gonna need them.


𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞 is the explosive conclusion in The Ravenhood Trilogy from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is live! 

This trilogy is of a modern day take on Robin Hood, but with more Fast and Furious/Fight Club vibes. It’s an unconventional love story—#𝐁𝐀𝐃𝐁𝐎𝐘𝐒 #𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐎𝐄𝐒—filled with 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞, hella 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦, major 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬, a little 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, and 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐒! 


**All books in the The Ravenhood Trilogy must be read in order. 

Purchase the series here! #𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 to read in #𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 ð”𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 



𝗪𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤? 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 @

The Finish Line Blurb 

Secrets and Lies...


I’ve lived the entirety of my life wrapped up in subterfuge for one purpose—revenge.


Through the years, I lived more as an enigma than a man.


For so long, I denied I had a beating heart of my own. 


Until her. Until she unearthed the starving vessel inside, forced me to acknowledge it, forced me to understand that I’m capable of bleeding the same as any other.


For that, we paid. We're still paying.


Yet, she demands it still, the useless heart of the ruthless thief and shameless villain she fell for. My fear is, I’m no longer that man.


With the lies I’ve told, the life I’ve led, my mistakes are beginning to catch up with me, day by day, one by one. 


This is my last chance, and I have no intention of losing her again, but as the deception of my past starts to unravel and close in, shedding my humanity may be the only thing that can save us both. 


Maybe it’s already too late.

Add to your GOODREADS TBR:

𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤- (The Ravenhood #1)-

𝐄𝐱𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐬- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-

The Finish Line (The Ravenhood #3) -

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