The Finish Line by Kate Stewart: My Review of One of the Best Books of the Year

Don’t miss my book review of The Finish Line by Kate Stewart – the epic conclusion to her dazzling Ravenhood series.

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The Finish Line by Kate Stewart is the final book in her contemporary romance series, The Ravenhood, that romance book fans will find worth reading. This is the epic conclusion to a must read series that delivers a powerful second chance love story. Find out if this is one of the best novels of 2021 by checking out the full book review from romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books.

The Finish Line
by Kate Stewart

Series: The Ravenhood Series
Contemporary Romance
Tags: Second Chance Romance
, Wounded Hero, Favorite Romance, Billionaire
January 2021

Rating: ★★★★★
Boyfriend Rating:

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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.

THIS BOOK. Hands down one of Stewart’s best and now one of my all-time favorite romance books!

I sometimes dread this moment after finishing a book that has consumed my heart and my mind and I’m not quite sure how I can adequately put all of my feelings into words.

I’ll just start by saying that Kate Stewart is unlike any other. She has given me such a gift with this story and with this entire series.

I devoured Flock and Exodus and became totally wrapped up in the world she created and with the characters who became so real to me.

It was the most amazing duet to read.

But oh, I am so grateful that Stewart decided that the extended epilogue she had planned after Exodus was not going to be enough.

The Finish Line became its own book, the finale, that gives more and more and more to this amazing story.

I can say that it’s the most amazing second chance romance where the struggle to trust and love again is so real, honest and heartbreaking to see unfold but so completely worth it.

“Nothing has, or could ever, compare to what she stirs inside of me.”

Getting a different POV and the back story and history to the man I consider now to be one of my most favorite romance book boyfriends was everything I didn’t know that I was missing and that I didn’t know I was needing.

This book made me love this man, truly and completely, when I couldn’t initially because I had loved another first.

This is a story about the evolution of a modern-day king. A man who sacrificed and suffered only to finally realize he wasn’t living because he wasn’t whole without his queen by his side. And boy did his queen shine in this one.

This book gripped my heart and did not let go until the very last word was read.

After three books, I’m still not sure that I’m ready to leave these characters and this worldview but I am so incredibly grateful to have taken this epic journey with Stewart.

A Second Gift

I read romance books because I love how they make me feel – love, heartache, devotion, devastation, the list goes on and on.

It’s gifted authors like Stewart who make characters just jump off the page and make me feel right along with them.

But music also has this ability to evoke strong emotions and make me feel the words.

Kate Stewart gave me a second gift with her playlist for this novel. It is absolutely INCREDIBLE.

The songs fit the emotions of this story so perfectly and I cannot stop listening to it.

Do yourself a favor and listen to it. It’s amazing.

You honestly have to go into this series a bit blind to enjoy it but trust me when I say it’s worth it.

I can’t recommend this book, this series and this playlist enough.

*Thank you to WordSmith Publicity for this advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.

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