I am beyond excited that this book is out so early in the year! I have this baby on my eReader, all tee’d up. The Finish Line by Kate Stewart is the third book in the Ravenhood series. I’ve been busy rereading books one and two the last few days. I am loving them just as much this time around, too.
Our h, Cecelia (19), moves to a small town to live with her dad in his mansion and work at his factory for a year. She is to learn the business in prep for inheriting it, along with his fortune. She and her dad are estranged. He’s cold, formal and as the story unfolds, we learn he’s made some enemies throughout his career. Cecelia becomes friends with the mysterious Sean(24-ish) who is a member of a club of sorts, who all have Raven tattoos. Sean is light, sunny, sweet, philosophical about life and his future. He’s a good guy who constantly dodges her questions about the club, his friends and what they’re into. She also becomes close with Sean’s friend, Dom (24-ish), who is the opposite of Sean in many ways. A genious, MIT grad, dark and moody. The two of them have a lot of secrets. Dangerous secrets and big ambitions to right some profound wrongs in the world.
This story has intrigue, heavy steam, weepy moments (soooo weepy, and I’m not a girl who cries much), angst, a super strong heroine, and heartbreaking anti-heroes. I read it the first time and thought about it for MONTHS afterward. These two books were on my best of 2020 list and I HIGHLY recommend you read them, then one click book three pronto. Review to come…
Here’s your 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.
Me: I seriously don’t want to work this week. Honestly, I just want to crawl under a blanket with coffee, then wine, and read 24/7.