Can you keep a secret?
FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! Get ready for a sinfully 𝐇𝐎𝐓, 𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐒𝐓𝐘, 𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋, and 𝐓𝗪𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐃 love story filled with suspense, a little action, and 𝐀𝐋𝐋. 𝐎𝐅. 𝐓𝐇𝐄. 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐒!
FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Release Date: July 30th, 2020
Can you keep a secret?
I grew up sick.
Let me clarify.
I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.
Because of that, I believed it, because I made myself believe it, and I bred the most masochistic of romantic hearts, which resulted in my illness.
When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknownst to me at the time because I was young and naïve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.
Triple Falls wasn’t at all what it seemed, nor were the men that swept me under their wing. But in order to keep them, I had to be in on their secrets.
Secrets that cost us everything to keep.
That’s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You can’t re-live your own love story, because by the time you’ve realized you’re living it, it’s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.
Looking back, I’m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.
And all were punished.
4 ‘Can you keep a secret?’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t even know how to process what I just read. OH MY GOD. I. AM. A. FREAKING. MESS. I don’t even know how to write this review without giving anything away (I’ll try though!). First of all, you Kate Stewart you! I demand you give us Exodus RIGHT THIS SECOND lady! I can’t even after that cliffhanger. I need to know everything! Simply put, Flock was gripping, unconventional, suspenseful and scorching hot and it sure has left me at the edge of my seat and waiting for more.
Flock is the first installment of Kate’s new duet called The Ravenhood and it tells the story of young Cecilia Horner. The blurb of this book is purposefully undefined and trust me, I think it’s better if you go blind on this one. To explain it just a bit, this is about how Cecilia’s life changes after leaving her usual life behind for a year when she starts living in Triple Falls with her very-absent father. She works for him in his company and there she starts hearing about the mysterious Ravenhood. Things are about to get crazy, suspicious, steamy and emotional.
My greatest hope is to be in all-consuming love. My biggest fear is to be in all-consuming love.
I don’t know how Kate does it. I just know that whatever she writes I read. And I read anything she works on because I love her words and her freaking talented mind. She is such a versatile author and you can get a hilarious romcom from her or a dramatic contemporary romance or, in this case, a mind-blowing romantic suspense. I have to say, I was freaking anxious about reading Flock because the blurb is vague AF. I always like to know a bit what I am getting myself into and I didn’t know what I would encounter. I was thoroughly surprised, that is for sure!
“What if someone gets hurt?”
“Chance we have to take.”
“Why do I have a feeling that someone will be me?”
I loved these characters, I love how Kate developed their personalities, I loved the mystery around everything and the connection and burning chemistry between the protagonists. As you can see, I am not mentioning names or anything because I don’t want to spoil anything to anyone. I do have to say, I am not a massive fan of the kind of relationship developed in Flock but I was so into the story that I quite enjoyed it by the end. I was hooked, especially in the second half of the novel and I literally cannot wait to read Exodus because I NEED IT. Mother of cliffhangers, I need the conclusion of The Ravenhood right now!
I let that devil rule me for one summer, and it was just as reckless with my well-being.
Therefore, I am rating Flock with 4 STARS because, even though I am not a huge fan of this kind of romances, I have to say I loved this story and these characters. I was addicted from start to finish because, as always, Kate’s writing is just outstanding and gripping and her characters are complex and impossible not to love. I cannot wait to read Exodus and find out the whole truth about the Ravenhood and how Cecilia ends up. If you are a fan of Kate’s and you love romantic suspense, you have to check this one out!
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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.
Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.