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Can you live a lie?

It’s a ghost town, this place that haunts me, the one that made me.

It’s clear to me that I’ll never outgrow Triple Falls or outlive the time I spent here.

I can still feel them all, my boys of summer.

Even when I’d sensed the danger, I gave in.

I didn’t heed a single warning. I let my sickness, my love, both rule and ruin me. I played my part, eyes wide open, tempting fate until it delivered.

There was never going to be an escape.

All of us are to blame for what happened. All of us serving our own sentences. We were careless and reckless, thinking our youth made us indestructible, exempt from our sins, and it cost us all.

I’m done pretending I didn’t leave the largest part of me between these hills and valleys, between the sea of trees that hold my secrets.

It’s the reason I’m back. To make peace with my fate.

And if I can’t grieve enough to cure myself in my time here, I’ll remain sick. That will be my curse.

But it’s time to confess, to myself more so than any other, that I’d hindered my chances because of the way I was built, and because of the men who built me.

At this point, I just want to make peace with who I am, no matter what ending I get.

Because I can no longer live a lie.

450 pages, Paperback

First published July 31, 2020

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Kate Stewart

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USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in
North Carolina with her husband, Nick. Nestled within the Blueridge
Mountains, Kate 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. The Ravenhood Trilogy,
consisting of Flock, Exodus, and The Finish Line, has become an
international bestseller and reader favorite. Her holiday release, The Plight
Before Christmas, ranked #6 on Amazon’s Top 100. Kate’s works have
been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, The New York Daily News,
Huffington Post and translated into a dozen 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.

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Profile Image for Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥.
797 reviews2,817 followers
November 19, 2021

This book!

There are no words that seem adequate enough to describe how I'm feeling right now.


My eyes are swollen and burning. My nose is stuffy. My heart has been shredded and pieced back together, but there is still a couple of gaping holes that can't be repaired. I'm in love, and I'm heartbroken. I'm happy, and I'm devastated. I feel so many things at once.

If you want to know if Exodus is worth your time, the answer is HELL. FUCKING. YES. It's one of the best books of the year! Hands down! 5 stars doesn't seem like enough to give such a fantastically written story.


I originally planned to add more to this review, but I've since decided against it. You need to experience everything this story has to offer for yourself. Exodus is completely different than anything you're expecting. I promise you that.

The Ravenhood Duet is like nothing I've ever read. It blew me away, and I don't say those words often. I will never forget this story, and neither will you.


Kate Stewart, you're a motherfucking unicorn. I've read less than a handful of books in my entire life that have pulled this level of emotion out of me. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Romance fans of all kinds, this one's for you!
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220 reviews3,415 followers
May 22, 2022
You told me this would get better. You promised me. You said you are going to bawl your eyes out.

Oh, I did. I did cry, wishing once again I was illiterate. I cried for being lied to, I cried because I read over 700 pages for them to mean absolutely nothing at the end. I cried because I am pissed as a consumer, I have the right to be.

This review will contain spoilers.

I started this book and I had to restart my kindle, I had to make sure I wasn't reading New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.

Once I made sure it was the right book, I figured out what was going on. Cecelia, who you told me would GROW AS A CHARACTER!! (Bitch, where??)

She was abandoned by both dicks she was sucking at the same time because of their little gang issues, the little gang who wants to destroy everything her daddy owns.

You will hear Cecelia say: "please don't leave me", "please come back", "please don't lie to me" over 300 times. All because she got d!cked on a boat in book 1 by two men at the same time and that was the highlight of her life and she thought humiliating herself for more d!ck constantly would be her entire personality from that day on.

Then, while she cries and waits for her 3some material to come back, fucking Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast shows up on her backyard, calls her pathetic and that is enough to make her drop her panties to the floor and start eating croissants, because not only she has unresolved daddy issues she also developed a degrading kink.

Like everything else in this series, this relationship was not developed at all, he just showed up on her backyard and his accent was enough for Cecelia to say: I can move on from the men I was just crying about two seconds ago because the vagina wants what it wants. French D!ck.

I mean, I don't blame her, but make it make sense.

Zero development, zero effort, the most confusing storyline and the worst plot known to men, but yes Tobias is the new guy, he is also Dominic's older brother (the other guy she was fucking) and the master mind behind the plan of destroying her daddy.

Coming back to our twilight parallels, Tobias for some unknown reason breaks into her house constantly, while she is in the shower, making breakfast and they fuck seven times a day because when you don't know how to write a relationship, sex scenes will sell your book for you. We have proof right here.

I am still in awe you managed to make this series blow up.

Every single character in this book has issues with their parents. Standard. My favorite quote in this book was the only quote that finally described this entire series and it's main character and it came from our new boy Lumiere:

"I don't blame you Cecelia. You were taught from an early age to be a fixer, to crave affection unreturned, and somehow believe it will be rewarding. Some of us don't want to know the inner workings for your mind, tell you secrets and profess our love. some of us want to fuck you until we tire of you and move on."

And that is exactly what happened in this entire book. I beg you, please learn something from this. As a woman, it is my job to tell you this is the closest thing to reality we are going to get with this ridiculous book.

This series had ONE CHARACTER, one single character who was BEARABLE. A little down to earth, remotely interesting, and Kate killed him.

I almost DNFED the book right there but I am a content creator on instagram (go follow me @entirelybonkerz I post live reactions of me shitting on books) and people were counting on my sacrifice so they would never have to waste their time the way I did with this series.

The "begging for dick", being turned down and humiliated thing repeats itself for the majority of this book. There is something else going on plot wise? It changes 300 times, her dad dies, Tobias sedates her and tattoes her against her will to brand her, her mom was the one who was really responsible for Tobia's parents death, yatta, yatta, yatta.

At the end of the book, she tries to show Cece grew up, with daddy's money she went to college, became a CEO of something?????? Started talking like she was making big shots and she was a big deal, she left that little town where she bounced on all penises after Dominic's death, because Tobias kept telling her constantly he didn't want her. She even got enganged to a rando.

Every single thing with a Dick was completely in love with her, her new lawyer, her new fiancé who she broke up with to go back to Tobias. Six years later, six long years being away from all of those guys she decided the best decision was to:

Tell her fiancé she masturbates every single day thinking about Lumiere fom Beauty and The Beast (*be our guest playing in the background*)

She goes back into town and is shocked that everyone has moved on, that Sean got married and has kids, because she is a selfish person who can't stand the fact that she is not the center of attention anymore. She humiliates herself one more time in front of every single man, and keeps begging for dick for god knows how many more pages.

I swear to god, when these men talk about her, they probably refer to her as: that one drunk chick we used to f*ck when we were high.

She sees Tobias with someone else, gets drunk, pukes in front of him, keeps begging him to tell her the truth, take her back, love her. At some point her ex-fiance comes back to confront them all and we get the most beautiful sentence of this book out of Tobia's mouth:


Of course, Tobia's was in fact just trying to protect her from how much he hates himself, he actually is in awe of her as a woman and as a person (totally understandable, she is a great character). At least they admit they're both sick for wanting each other so much.

For some reason, I still believe this book had a fuckboy as a ghost writer. Everything Cece "learned" they say it was because of a man, they made her, they trained her, they taught her... bla bla bla bla bla. When she throws a fit or gets angry Kate always uses the sentece: "GOING ALL GIRL ON SOMEONE" because girls are always irrational, and emotionally unbalanced right? Or maybe just this one.

Now you want me to read and review Finish Line and I want to kill you all for it, but I love you too much to say no so I guess we are doing this. My brain will turn to mush due to 500 more pages of:



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1,072 reviews51.4k followers
September 5, 2020
alexa play daddy issues by the neighbourhood

oh boy, where to fucking begin...

this was a lot different both tonally and in writing style in comparison to the first book. gonna have to agree with a lot of other reviewers here and say that loving the first book in the duet does not guarantee you will have a good time with the second book. but i am going to disagree with other readers in that i think the first book isn't pointless.

again, it's sort of hard to talk about this book without spoiling things so i am going to try and give you some answers while still remaining vague so you can decide for yourself if this is something you'd like to pick up/invest time into:

- the relationship that our heroine ends up in is definitely toxic. it's up to you to decide whether or not you can look past that.
- there's a definite teen soap, OTH feeling, to some of the "history repeats itself" stuff near the end of the book.
- i would honestly categorize this series and this book in particular as dark/suspenseful.
- the writing of this book did at times feel repetitive and a little annoying with regards to our heroine and her feelings.
- if you picked up the first book and got invested in someone in particular, you might not want to pick this up.

i realize that all sounds incredibly negative but i think i tend to guard things closely when they affect my heart. i definitely do not believe that this book or this duet is for everyone. but i enjoyed the hell out of it.

our heroine is a mess and our hero even more so. but kate was able to convince me that these two were meant for each other. and even when i got annoyed at times at the cowardice of certain characters, all of it kind of made sense at the end. i feel like this is a duet that i am going to be thinking about for a really long time. and it's definitely one that i will be revisiting certain moments of, over and over and over.
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3,915 reviews33k followers
June 16, 2021


I thought Flock was epic and it blew my mind, but I had no idea, no clue, just how epic the conclusion to this story would be. As of now, Exodus is the very best book I've read this year. And I have a feeling it's going to be really difficult to top! It's truly brilliant and a must read.
“It takes a queen to love and understand a king. Did you think this would break me? You made me!”

Cecelia's journey continues... One of my favorite parts of this story is watching Cecelia's growth and seeing her strength. The romance aspect was incredible, but there were so many more complexities. I felt so much for these characters and I flew through this book. It was a long one, but it didn't feel long at all. It was completely unputdownable and I FELT SO MUCH. I'm one of those 'give me all the feels' readers, so this was honestly perfect for me.

There is so much I want to say about this book, SO MUCH, but I'm not going to because I don't want to spoil 'Flock', and going into these books blind is such an experience and it's one I don't want to ruin for anyone. These books hit me so hard. They're emotional, twisty, original, angsty, steamy, and everything I want in a book. The Ravenhood duet is of the best duets I've ever read. Kate Stewart's talented writing and passionate storytelling really shines with this one and I can't recommend it enough. My favorite Kate Stewart book (and I've read them all) and my top 2020 read.
“You left the best part out of your story.” He draws his brows and shakes his head. “Don’t.” “Us. That’s the best part. Our part.”

October 16, 2021
PAIN. 5 MILLION STARS. Tobias King is the hottest man i’ve ever seen in my life. Cecelia became the bad bitch I wanted her to be. I cried 95% of this book but I loved every second of it. All my questions were answered, all my tears were shed, and my heart has been ripped from my chest but put right back.

eggs—runny, coffee—black, music—loud, cars—fast.
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302 reviews28 followers
August 3, 2020
Spoilers ahead people peeeeeep
Here we go withmy rant...am just so furious about everything that happened in these two books, first big surprise it is not menagerie or reverse harem but there are multiple men that the heroine falls in love with. I don't see the necessity of the first book because it is not even about the real man that she ends up with. So we have her story with Sean and Dominic at the first book and I rooted for them so hard despite my frustration with the way the handled the secret of the brotherhood. That is why I gave it higher rating ,I really enjoyed it but the second book I hated it with passion. Dominic dies, sean gets married to another woman and the asshole she is pining for is with another woman. I felt so embarrassed for her when she meets Tessa sean’s wife and he never came for her and that was so sad .but I hated how she was the only one who was fighting for love and paying for all the things that happened in the past .i felt like the author just wanted to teach Cecelia a lesson and what ruined the fucking book for me was how easy she forgave him and took him back after everything he did, I never hated a hero as much as I hated Tobias .and Cecelia was just naive little sad girl with daddy issues and she just wanted to have this big painful love she read in the books and I felt so sad for the girl. This the end of my rant, I agree this book evoked a lot of feelings in me and I applaud the author for that , at least I know kate Stewart can write. But these two books especially the second one in the series was not my cup of tea. Adios
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514 reviews2,034 followers
August 3, 2020

“Your heart is not your weakness, Cecelia. It’s mine.”

Ahhh oh shit I...just finished my top read of the ENTIRE year. Probably one of my fave stories of all time.


This week I read one of the MOST AMAZING STORIES I'VE EVER READ. I cannot even begin to explain the emotions!!! The Ravenhood Duet by Kate Stewart is going down as one of my TOP READS EVER. This woman is talented beyond measure. How does she do this to me all the damn time?! She has a way of making me feel things I didn't even know I could feel for characters. THE EMOTIONS SHE BROUGHT OUT OF ME during this RIDE!!! I haven't felt this way about a story in a LONG TIME. The story line is ORIGINAL, refreshing, sexy, mind blowing, heart melting and heart stopping. YOU. WILL. NOT. KNOW. WHAT. HIT. YOU!! I DREAMED ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS AFTER I FINISHED. I AM STILL LIVING IN THIS STORY. I NEVER WANT TO STOP LIVING THIS STORY. THAT, is what reading a book SHOULD be! AND YES I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT READING BOTH BOOKS! You won't be able to put them down!

DUET. OF. THE. YEAR!!! This is not just a story, it's an experience!


THE RAVENHOOD DUET by Kate Stewart is available in KINDLE UNLIMITED!

FLOCK: https://amzn.to/30lREct
EXODUS: https://amzn.to/39PXcyQ

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857 reviews288 followers
February 24, 2022
2.6 ish 👽

”Safety truly is an illusion,” I conclude, the rest of my blissful ignorance falling away.
He dips his head. “And the most powerful, but once you make peace with it, it’s easier taking bigger risks to seek greater rewards. But that’s no excuse to make a stupid move.”

oh yes from here n out theres gon be spoilers

before : 3+ stars idunno
the second dog & sean caught them : none

‘There’s a scene in one of the Twilight movies where Bella remains unmoving in a chair—riddled in heartbreak—while staring out the window watching the seasons pass before her eyes. And on my balcony, as the trees shed and deaden before giving new life to fresh blooms, I realized I’d lived the past three seasons of my life much the same way she did when she was deserted by love.’

wow congratulations u have smth in common w/ the almighty bella swan

so that was the opening. her being all heartbroken and shit. i tbh had a good feeling at that time. coz this felt like the start of a great famous theme authors used when theyre about to change love interest (or not. but the books ive read, yeah)

”You’re disgusting. This air about you,” I hold up my palm and wave it. “Like you have some right to act this way, to treat me any way you want to.”
“Is this going to be a ‘do unto others’ speech? Because I guarantee you’ve fucked me enough by existing.”
“You’re ridiculous, and not at all worthy of a conversation.”
“You forget who you’re talking to.”
“Yeah, well, you can tuck your cock back in, asshole. This isn’t a pissing contest.”
“You have a disgusting mouth.”
“You’re a prick and a bastard, and my mouth and manners belong to civilized humans, not entitled sociopaths with zero compassion.”
“You’re a little girl with a filthy mouth. And if I’m not worthy of a conversation, then why are you still arguing with me?”
“Good point. Go fuck yourself,”

and u bet yo ass +0.45 point was solely for this toxicity

i honestly love it when this happen in a series. where the girl was engaged to an insta love relationship in book 1 and hated her real love interest in the next one (idk why but hate to love chemistry is always better)

’I am an addict.
I’m the pathetic girl who just can’t take a hint, the one who refuses to let go.
If I’m being honest with myself, I’ve seen it in the face of every person who looks at me now—the pity and the concern. Their withdrawal has cost me my pride, my self-respect, and the respect of the people who know me.
It’s cost me far more than any high is worth.
And it’s past time that I remember how to kick…’

oh yes, glad ure self aware. i still dont like u btw

’It’s noteworthy from his kiss that he’s high from my pain, and all I’ve done is reward him with my reaction, my angry tears. He loves my opposition, and the sadness he’s inflicting with these heavy truths—his angle to take me down, just as psychological as it is strategic.
I rip my mouth away, shaking my head, disgusted. “You’re getting off on this, you sick fuck.”
“Sadly, so are you,” he counters, possessing my mouth again in a way I can’t—don’t want to escape. And I kiss him back because my body never listens. After all, he’s right. My heart was begging for love in all the wrong places, lurching in any direction for a home. But it’s not my heart he wants. It’s my spirit he’s intent on destroying.’

man, i really do loved the first 200pgs (0 sarcasm)

His words come out in a whisper. “You are a fighter. I’ll give you that.” His lips inches away, he searches my eyes. “But you give too much for not enough. You trust too easily because you’ve been lonely your whole fucking life.”
“Says a lonely king to the lonely little girl.”

’He didn’t want to feel anything, and instead, he felt everything.
We’ve just ruined ourselves with our hate for the other.’

so in conclusion,

this was a fucking mess. the characters, story line. this author’s writing style might be the problem for me, coz i did like this toxic af couple (muchhh) more than the first book but not enough to like the book (i still skimmed. sorry. cant help it. ‘s book’s long babes. it just got boring okay dont blame me blame my attention span)

as u can see ive got no particular reason why this is a 2stars it just is bye
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2,223 reviews8,032 followers
August 3, 2020

Remember that cliffy we all fell down in 'Flock' well this picks up right where Flock ended, we all wanted to know who this new character was that we'd all been introduced to? So buckle up and prepare yourself for one wild ride! All those secrets those boys of summer hid from our heroine and us the readers well you are going to be in for some big surprises because this author does..not...hold...back!!

Holy Crap!! I've barely slept, I look like I've been pulled through a hedge backwards and this book right here is the culprit!! OMG guys this book, this duet was phenomenal!! No words can describe all the feelings this duet wrung out of me, just when I was leaning towards one of her summer boys I'm introduced to the real 'Frenchman' and let me tell you, he just blew all other #bookboyfriends out of the water!! Holy crap without mercy I fell hard, and fast!!

All the feels in the world, I cried, I swooned, I laughed, I sighed, and boy did I love these characters and all their flaws!! These characters, this series is forever going to leave a stamp on my heart!!

I'm so sad this duet is complete!! Such a bittersweet moment when I closed that last page even though I loved how the author wrapped it all up, I just wanted, needed more. This became an all time favourite of mine fast!!

This is a duet I would read again at leasure, a duet I would buy in paperback format, this is Kate's best work to date!! If you've not read this duet it should definitely be bumped up your pile of tbr books. Yes I know my review is vague, I've done that for a reason, you need to go in blind, you need to feel everything this duet is going to throw at you, and like me it might just end up on your favourite shelf of 2020!!

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2,055 reviews12.2k followers
August 4, 2020

Once upon a time, I was a lonely girl who met a lonely king, and we both suffered from too much pride and oh, how the reckless have fallen.

Do you see that crazy person staring blankly at the wall while clutching a bottle of wine and babbling to herself? Great. Now mind your business because she is NOT OK. She is me. OK? Alright? I am not ok. How do you even go on after this duet? How do you read anything else after it? How do you gather the remnants of sanity long enough to write a coherent review? You don't! So don't be expecting anything like that here, because you won't get it. What you will get is incoherent babbling in bouts of full body sobbing and maniacal laughter. In that exact order. I said mind your business! I feel like I've just been hit by a mac truck of feels.

How do I even describe this duet to you? Soul shattering. All encompassing. Heart wrenching. Erotic. Utterly unforgettable. PHENOMENAL.
He didn’t want to feel anything, and instead, he felt everything. We’ve just ruined ourselves with our hate for the other.

Full disclosure, I must have spent a good 60% of this book hysterically sobbing. Like to the point of full body shakes when my husband finally looked at me like I've gone and lost it completely. And you know what? He was not wrong. God damn but Stewart can write. The woman can wring emotion out of her readers like nobody's business but she seriously hit it out of the ballpark with this story.

Let's talk about Cecelia for a second, because as many may judge her, I loved her. It's not often you read about such a sex positive heroine that owns her desire and what she wants and I loved her for it. She's a fighter and she's magnificent in her fight. This is a woman that doesn't take things lying down and isn't afraid to rage and fight for what she wants.

Now as for the rest of it, you'll get nothing. Absolutely nothing from me. Because this is just one of those books that you need to experience totally blind. I thought I was a pretty open minded reader, but this story took me so far out of my comfort zone, I was lost at sea. Drifting in an ocean of emotion so potent, I could practically taste it. But that's also what I loved about this story. The fact that it was unlike anything else I'd ever read. It was one of those books that I will never forget. Ever. And this is coming from someone that barely remembers what she had for breakfast. Puny memory here, people.

Do yourself a favor and go in blind. Don't seek out spoilers. Don't read in depth reviews. Just trust me on this.

Is it an easy read? Not even a little. But what I appreciate about Kate Stewart's raw talent is nothing was for shock value. There's hints throughout the very first pages of what's to come and the story unravels like the most enrapturing mystery. It was gritty and all encompassing. This book owned me. Cold black heart and soul. It will be a book I'll be singing the praises of for years to come. It will be the book I recommend to anyone and everyone. It will be a book I will never, ever forget. It's one of my top reads of the year. Magical. All encompassing. Unique. A one of a kind experience that broke me and put me back together again. INCREDIBLE.

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845 reviews1,568 followers
August 15, 2020
5 Dream a Thousand Dreams Stars ⭐

I can't breathe. My heart won't be the same nor will I ever forget this intense reading experience. I never believed that a story had the power to rip me to shreds and slowly mend me. A story like no other, the Ravenhood Duet was phenomenal.

"The men in my life pried my eyes open, made me aware of the war they’ve declared. And I know now if I were faced with the choice, I would scream my decision-all in.

Forever in."

Everything I thought I understood from Flock was turned on its side in Exodus. There are simply not enough words to explain the journey of all the players. What started out as a secret into an organisation with its own agenda, proved that true knowledge is the key and that love isn't enough. It takes trust, sacrifice and even betrayal to accomplish what has been set in motion.

"And it’s then I allow myself to fall, further and further into the biggest secret of my life. A secret I’ve known longer than I will ever admit. I’m falling in love with my enemy."

Without reading this duet, a reviewer cannot explain what transpires. Because this must be read without any true understanding to be appreciated. It only takes one woman to unravel all the hard work, and one woman to provide love and humanity to those who fight a hidden war.

This duet makes you view relationships and what we deem normal in a whole new light. Where black and white doesn't exist and being able to live freely is only for the brave. I've been sucker punched in the best possible way. Extraordinary. 🖤
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821 reviews6,868 followers
June 10, 2021
imagine me, a black women having to read the lines “Dominic, do you have any idea how hard it is for a twenty-six-year-old white woman in a power suit to get weed in this town? The discrimination is real, my love.” yeah, 3 stars just for that. anyways this book was a bit better, it introduced a new love interest who was by far way better than sean but also idk i was just like bored LOL.
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258 reviews1,778 followers
August 11, 2022
5 stars to my daddy Ezekiel Tobias King 👑

“T’aimer m’a rendu malade et je ne veux plus jamais guérir.” Loving you made me sick, and I don’t ever want to get well.

This book was unexpectedly incredible. Between the plot, the introduction of Tobias, the sexual tension, and the enemies to lovers trope, this book is so fucking well-rounded.

Tobias King (The Frenchman)

This man is EASILY in my top 5 favorite heroes. Just everything about him is so spicy. Tobias may have ruined every other hero for me. I literally started a book after reading this trilogy and went “this is DRY”…just nothing compares.

He starts off as the biggest asshole ever, which you already know, I love. Tobias is the kinda guy who makes you forget you ever loved anybody else. He forces Cecelia (h) to question her love for Sean and Dom by their 2nd interaction ever.
One second, I’m standing, in the next, I’m off my feet and flat on my back. My heart stops beating as the breath is knocked out of me just as my mouth is brutalized by something resembling a kiss. He weights every inch of me as he attacks my lips, separating them with the thrust of his tongue.

When they finally stop making out he just throws jab after jab at her—

→“Tu n’y connais rien à la fidélité.” You don’t know the first thing about loyalty.

→“I wonder how your boyfriends would feel if they knew you kissed me back.”

→“I could’ve fucked you, and you know it. You can’t be loyal even to those who you proclaim to love.”

Tobias and Cecelia’s hate for each other accompanied by their LUST for each other is just so expertly done. They ooze sexual tension. Like when they’re fucking and he tells her to 'call out to him' which she refuses to do so he—

He drives in again, his palm gliding up my body before he tightens it around my throat.
“Call out to me,” he orders, his voice laced with restraint. “We might as well enjoy hell together.”
The feel of this is overwhelming; too carnal, too personal, it’s just entirely too much, and it’s driving me to the brink. His thrusts deepen, and I begin a quick climb, the pressure of his fingers around my neck fluctuating with every roll of his hips.
I rip at his hand as he denies me air, the intensity building with every squeeze and release. My need growing the heavier his hand becomes.

→Him punishing her 😌🥰


Even then, after she refuses to call out his name, he gets possessive and jealous while still being cocky 😌-

“You can’t tell me who to sleep with.”
“I don’t have to. You won’t fuck anyone but me…”

In all honestly, this is more of an enemies to lovers to enemies to lovers which is SUPERIOR. When lovers becomes enemies it’s just so 🤌🏻💋

“Je baise mon poing tous les jours en pensant à toi.” I fuck my fist to you every day. He unbuttons my slacks and slowly pulls them down. “Et je te déteste pendant tout.” And I hate you the whole time.


There’s so many other beautiful and heartbreaking moments in this book that I physically CANNOT go into because it only brings back pain 😭💔

This book and really this series is one of a kind and really, so are Cecelia and Tobias. Tobias forced his way into Cecelia's life and made sure she fell for him and that she couldn't love anyone else. Tobias made Cecelia feel REAL love and god it was beautiful.

the ravenhood
↠ 1: flock3.5 stars
↠ 2: exodus — 5 stars
↠ 3: the finish line4.5 stars
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689 reviews13.5k followers
July 24, 2020
Where do I start, you guys?! WHERE. DO. I. EVEN. START. First off, I had the pleasure of reading The Ravenhood duet early and it has shaken me to my core. I am a MESS. I can't do ANYTHING but obsess over these characters. I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF THEM. They have CONSUMED me heart and soul! I cry just thinking about them. I AM SO EMOTIONAL over what I read. This is hands down the BEST DUET OF 2020! Words can't do it justice. It is MORE than intense, it is MORE than angsty, it is MORE than passionate and juicy and addictive and twisty and heart-stopping. IT IS SO SO SO MUCH MORE. This wrecks you. It makes your heart bleed. It's utterly consuming, you literally CANNOT pull yourself away from the pages. It's the most unique storyline I have read ALL year. I just... YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS COMING AT YOU. Get ready, you guys. GET. FREAKING. READY. You NEED this duet in your life. It is a MUST READ. Absolutely unforgettable. A SIX STAR DUET. And what I consider to be a MANDATORY READ for romance lovers. Kate Stewart doesn't hold back and EVERY WORD is passion, magic, angst, heart. I'm so OBSESSED! Completely and totally OWNED. Add this to your TBR.
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February 22, 2022
#1 Flock — 3 stars
#2 Exodus — 3.5 stars

***im in a hurry to get to the next book, so quick reactions and minor spoilers.***

please tell me they didnt get back together in just one chapter before the epilogue 💀🔫 not after all the angst and the Bella Swan break up (Twilight: New Moon) parallelism. 😫

also, WHO PUT THE NECKLACE ON CECELIAS PILLOW??? i mean, i dont think the significance is in the who. just the fact that either one or both Sean & Dom did. but call me CURIOUS.

Tobias, i—

never been happier than being the Frenchmans hoe 🤠

this book started right where the first one left off, and i was instantly HOOKED. that first Tobias & Cecelia encounter was wild. it was overflowed with hate, anger, attraction, and the resulting tension was cheffs kiss.

Cecelia jumping from loving one man to another was too much too soon, but theres no denying that her chemistry and dynamic with Tobias was so much more enthralling than her with either Sean & Dom or both.

i neither liked nor disliked Cecelia, but the fact that literally every guy she came into contact with ended up either charmed by her or falling for her has me seriously wondering, what is so special about her?? because i dont see it. 😬

the way the plot unfolded felt disjointed imo. like, one moment we were enjoying the romance portion of the book, and the next there were bullets flying and we had to deal with one very grave casualty. 😭

there were so many plot twists, yet at the same time i feel like the book dragged at times. idk maybe its the time jumps. i need a moment to let things sink in. i know i love Tobias though, and if i ever re-read the book, it’ll be for him. :)

(read as an audiobook)
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2,129 reviews13.8k followers
May 5, 2021
3.5 stars

I'm not going to lie- I had high expectations going into this one and I didn't really end up loving it. In the begging, the format was very much like book one. We had Cecelia begin a romance with someone and start falling for them. FOR 200 PAGES. The beginning of this book was so slow and I was just waiting and waiting for something to happen. Around 200 pages, something finally happened and I finally started enjoying the story. But, since this is book two of the series, I felt like the romance just kind of left book one in the dust and created this new romance I was supposed to root for. Instead, I didn't really feel that all-consuming connection Cecelia was supposed to have with our hero in this book. I liked him enough, but I preferred the romance of book one. And I'm still confused about the secrets the guys are keeping and this group they're a part of. Are we supposed to understand what they're doing?? Because I have no idea. I'm assuming it's going to be discussed in book three, but I don't enjoy going through two whole books and still being confused about certain components of the world. I still enjoyed this book, I was just expecting a lot more.
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January 29, 2021

🦅All three books in The Ravenhood Trilogy are 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 & #𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 to read in #𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 ⁣🦅⁣

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!

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𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐞?⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s a ghost town, this place that haunts me, the one that made me.⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s clear to me that I’ll never outgrow Triple Falls or outlive the time I spent here.⁣⁣⁣⁣
I can still feel them all, my boys of summer.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Even when I’d sensed the danger, I gave in.⁣⁣⁣⁣
I didn’t heed a single warning. I let my sickness, my love, both rule and ruin me. I played my part, eyes wide open, tempting fate until it delivered.⁣⁣⁣⁣
There was never going to be an escape.⁣⁣⁣⁣
All of us are to blame for what happened. All of us serving our own sentences. We were careless and reckless, thinking our youth made us indestructible, exempt from our sins, and it cost us all.⁣⁣⁣⁣
I’m done pretending I didn’t leave the largest part of me between these hills and valleys, between the sea of trees that hold my secrets.⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s the reason I’m back. To make peace with my fate.⁣⁣⁣⁣
And if I can’t grieve enough to cure myself in my time here, I’ll remain sick. That will be my curse.⁣⁣⁣⁣
But it’s time to confess, to myself more so than any other, that I’d hindered my chances because of the way I was built, and because of the men who built me.⁣⁣⁣⁣
At this point, I just want to make peace with who I am, no matter what ending I get.⁣⁣⁣⁣
Because I can no longer live a lie.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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April 30, 2021
★1.5/5 STARS ★

I honestly have no idea how this book has such a high rating. Did we read the same thing? I read a book that made me physically cry because it was so bad. I was so close to just putting this in the DNF pile but I held out hope for the two amazing boys we met in book one. What a mistake. The character development for Dom and Sean were just tossed aside for the first hoy guy that walked through the door. This review is going to contain some spoilers that I wish I knew before reading this so I could have stayed far away!

We end book one with Cecelia meeting with Dom in a parking lot and Sean at work. They are both clearly at war with themselves. They both explain how sorry they are for hurting her and how they did it to protect her. Sean leaves her with these parting words.

“𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩. 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙬𝙖𝙮”

She was in love with these men, knowing they are in this gang of sorts. She spent months learning to trust them and learn about their lifestyle. Dominic showed a side of himself to her that he shows no one else. We, the readers, fell hard for this bad guy that’s secretly just misunderstood. Then there is Sean who was just a big softy that was so in love with Cece.

So what does she do?


They first meet and he’s an asshole. He’s the “top dog” who everyone reports to. She begs him to let her see Dom and Sean and he says he’ll think about it. Months later, she runs out in the woods searching for answers and he fucking sexual assaults her AND SHE LIKED IT?! This kiss “breathes life back into her”

She tells him to stop and he refuses, biting and bruising her. The way the author glosses over this is disgusting. She finds out mystery man is named Tobias and he’s Dom’s brother.

The *cough cough* rapist, I mean Tobias, shows up at her house a week later and demands they talk. She learns some things and they agree to work together. Tobias will wait to bring her father down until she gets her inheritance. He decides to practically live in her house.

This girl is putty in his hands. In a constant state of arousal that messes with her thinking. He cocky and rude and is constantly saying stuff like “I know you wouldn’t refuse me if I tried something” and I HATE THAT SHIT. This was when I first noticed how weak the MC is.

Tobias manipulates her into believing the boys never loved her.

“𝙄 𝙣𝙤 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙧𝙪𝙚𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚”

Does she not remember them saying they are trying to protect her? That everything they do is for her. The author tried so hard for us to hate our boys from book one and it was horribly done.

Tobias says more mean things that turn her on and they have sex.

He then says a line that ruins his character for good.

“𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙚”

Sean and Dom were very vocal about how everything is her choice. She chooses what and who she wants. Tobias, the fucking pig, just takes. Do you know what is sexy? Consent. Choices.

She ends up falling for him. He did NOTHING to redeem himself. And guess what?

Sean and Dom come back. They were sent away BY TOBIAS and waited for her the entire 8 ish months! So Tobias knew the entire time that they still loved her and didn’t abandon her yet he still came in and manipulated Cece into thinking they were the bad guys.

She ends up trying to run away and Tobias has the audacity to mark her as his by drugging her and getting her tattooed without her permission! This is assault. Again, glossed over. A bunch of shit happens and Dominic dies protecting Cece.

The only reason I gave this 1.5 stars was for Dom. He was the most amazing man that I am so honored to have read about. Cece should have ended up with Dom, not his rapist of a brother.

Anyway, Tobias tells her to never come back and that is the end of part one. What a shit show, but guess what? IT ONLY GETS WORSE.

So 6 years later, Cece leaves her life she built to run back to her past. She is trying to sell her father’s company and the buyer so happened to be the rapist himself. He tells her to leave because everyone has moved on. She refuses.

This is the part where I started feeling physical pain by how bad it was.

He keeps telling her to leave. Literally, no one wants her there. So she gets drunk and practically gets on her hands and knees and begs him to take her back. He tries to gets her a ride home and this is what she says

“𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧? 𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙛”

Now who has heard that from a toxic ex before 🖐🖐

Tobias’s girlfriend ends up coming and Cece gets all hurt even though she was just engaged like 2 days ago. She ends up going full on crazy ex

“𝙃𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙢𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛”

Tobias then shows up to her house completely wasted. He rips her clothes off while she begs him to stop. Yet again, assaulting her. Oh but why does he assault her?

“𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙚, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙢𝙚”

Um honey. That’s not love. It’s honestly sad seeing how far our MC has fallen. She ends up leaving and Tobias says nothing.

I’m expecting her to move on and become a strong independent woman. Haha yeah that doesn’t happen.

He comes 8 months later and says he actually loved her the entire time. I’m sorry, I just don’t believe it. Maybe it’s because this takes place in the last like 5 pages of the book but it just feels insincere. He didn’t fight for their relationship during the entire book but suddenly wants to during the last few pages? Um, no

So that’s the book that has such high reviews. There is no way. I must have read a different copy. I wish I would have stopped reading after book one. It was far too long and included unnecessary inner monologues and 15 page conversations that were just BORING.
Now I’m in a book hangover, and not because it was so good that nothing will ever compare. It’s because it was so bad that I’m emotionally scarred.

I’m going to go reread one of my favorite books and try to erase this book from my memory.

Piece out ✌️
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293 reviews910 followers
March 24, 2022
All I can think about after finishing this book: Ezekiel Tobias Motherfucking King


God damn, this man puts all those boys from book one to shame 🥵🥵

This was definitely a significant improvement from the first book but it still had its faults

CECILIA REALLY NEEDS to get therapy or something. She’s just constantly going on and on about how sick in the head she is and blablablaaa. She goes back and forth constantly - one moment thinking about how she’s done and then the next moment going back to being obsessed

SUPER HAPPY WE finally got some answers. In fact, we got answers to almost everything, which I was pretty excited about. The one question we did not get answered though was who left the fucking necklace on her pillow???

I WAS NOT VERY satisfied with how Cecilia’s family backstory was resolved. It seemed like there was a lot more suspense leading to a more impactful reveal and it just didn’t impress me, idk 🤷‍♀️ I especially didn’t like how things resolved with her father

😱 OMG THAT MOMENT in the middle, the moment that changed everything. So this scene may have been my favorite, even though it was horrible, because it was so shocking and such a turning point in the book

I HAVE TO TALK about Tobias again. This man is a god. Obviously, he’s pretty fucked up and way too controlling… but once their relationship got more serious he turned into such a mush-ball and I just loved him. Plus their sex was hot as hell

Overall, this book definitely redeems the series, even if it’s still not perfect. I think there’s quite a few plot holes and the characters are pretty confusing, but honestly, it was just entertaining as hell. I’m not really sure what the third book is about because this seemed to have a HEA ending but maybe I’ll end up reading it one day - probably not immediately though 😅

PS: Anyone else notice how all the men in this series go by their middle name? I thought that was kind of strange.

Steam Scale: 🔥🔥🔥/3
Swoon Scale: ❤️❤️/3
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January 7, 2022
I did read Flock. I didn’t understand it. I thought that I missed something that everyone else got. I thought it would be all sorted in Exodus.

It wasn’t. You can throw gangsters, mobs, boardroom manoeuvres, accidental fires, bar smashing, broken engagements, drugged tattoos, the friend who will always love you, but non (said with a fake French accent) this was not for me. Too many plot holes.

I hate leaving reviews of books I didn’t like. It makes me feel grubby. I have loved and 5 starred other books by Kate Stewart. Everyone else seems to love the duet so it must be me.
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1,516 reviews816 followers
August 3, 2021
How does one judge a story like this with mere words and designate stars. The grief and torment it generates is immeasurable and as one of the reader so eloquently put it- you can't just read it, you have to survive it.
This wreckage of Cecelia Horner and Tobias King!
“Because loving you made me sick as fuck and losing you twice has made me terminal.”


I'm not sure what have I left intact, cause my heart is in tatters. My emotions have been through a winger, my sentiments scattered in tphe sentimental hurricane that Kate has penned
This second book in the Ravenhood Duet following in the footsteps of book 1 Flock is Pure agony in word form. Exposed like a festering wound, raw as the salt poured over it, it hurts oh-so-bad.
I cried ALL throughout the book. My tears streamed in uncontrollable rivulets, whenever I felt dessicated and screamed No More Kate!!, I turned the page and started with fresh downpour. I legit couldn't breathe, suffocating and choking on huge lumps of emotions stuck in my throat, my heart writhing in constant, torturous onslaught of pain
"I’ll always be the girl crying for the moon.”


kate distills the pain of unrequited love and bottles it for us to devour and die. Her merciless writing took me to dark places in my soul, where the sunshine of truths hadn't shone for years. It was a very personal journey for me and I recognized the river of pain that flowed straight from Kate's heart to my own. In that way I feel a kinship to her. She speaks fluent angst and I read and weep in the same dialect.
Cecelia is an addict.
"Meggie fell for a priest. I fell for a prophet. We declared war on their calling and cause, and neither of us won."


Having sang the sweet song of love while pierced in the heart with the sharpest thorn, she's forever on the lookout for the next high, next sharp thorn, to sing her painful melody again! She is on a journey to find closure after the devastating turn of events in Flock. Stumbling around with just one shoe, half a heart without the two pieces of her missing soul, She's grown older, none the wiser but definitely educated in dejection and rejection . betrayals snipping at her heels, she goes back to ground zero - Triple Falls, looking for Closure
Tobias is a man on a mission. He wants to control and monitor the world into a better tomorrow, but in his quest to conquer the world, he loses to his own basic instinct to love.
Their coupling is detonation and explosion, anger and violence and both incur heavy battle scars
“I loved the bastard I met, the thief that stole me, and the king who claimed me, but I refuse to love the coward. I hate the coward.”
I can't go into details but suffice to say, Kate kills you at every step. Heals your wounds and then stabs with her plot twists again. When all seems to fall into a comfortable pattern, halfway through she drops the bomb of atomic proportions. After that the story is in apocalyptic somber mood.


And the end is like what happened in Hiroshima!! Boom !!!!
“We don’t get a happy ending, Cecelia. We just get an ending.”
I must be afflicted with same sickness as Cecelia because, after the severe punches to the heart, I kept going back for more.
Unparalleled writing, unbelievable story and unprecedented ugly cryfest is guaranteed in this Duet.
Read and weep, hurt and howl, devour and die...then come thank me!!
5 stars for Liars, Thieves & Killers
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October 5, 2022
A Conspiracy of Ravens!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😥😱😭🫠🫥

The heroine: Cecilia Horner - she is staying at her father’s mansion in Triple Falls and working at his manufacturing plant, in order to fulfill his terms for her inheritance. Her father didn’t raise her, nor does he live in the mansion now. In the first book, Cecilia learned that her father got where he is through dirty business practices and his part in covering up the murder of a husband and wife who worked for him. They were Dominic’s parents.

The Hero(es): Tobias, Sean & Dominic - Dominic and Sean were both in love with Cecilia in Flock, but they turned her away in a terrible way. They said it was for her safety, but they totally removed themselves from her life for a very long time. Tobias is the leader of the Ravenhood, and he never approved them to bring Cecilia into the fold, now he has to figure out what to do with her.

The Story: Cecilia is in mourning for her relationship with Sean and Dominic and determined to get over them though nothing seems to work. She hates Tobias for ruining things with her guys. Tobias hates Cecilia for turning his brothers against him, since they never told him about her. The hate between Tobias and Cecilia turns to something more and she uses that to get over Sean and Dominic.

I had mixed feelings about this since Cecilia loved Sean and Dominic so much, but also because they did her wrong in more ways than one, even if it was for her own good. But I also didn’t like her catching feelings for Tobias. I was so confused as to what relationship I should be rooting for, or if I was hoping she would end up with all of them. The prologue at the beginning of Flock confused me even more, since it was Cecilia in the future, going back to Triple Falls.

Cecilia confounds me at times. I don’t know how many times in these two books she has said things like “No more”, “That’s it” and “I have had enough”. Yet she keeps going back for more. I like all of these guys, but sometimes I just want the girl to actually run from the cruel Hero and stick with it. Make him come running to her. I don’t know why books don’t do that more.

Like the first book, I really enjoyed the narration. I love Joe Arden, he does a great variety of voices. He is great as happy-go-lucky Sean, Brooding Dominic and Tobias “the frenchman”. Not to mention the fact that this series has both Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell narrating their own parts within each chapter. Maxine is perfect as Cecilia, her voice is not my favorite but she does angst like nobody’s business.

This was a long book and some very surprising things happened. I was literally in tears and I thought it was the cliffhanger to the next book when I checked and there was still over 7 hours left. I cried for most of the rest of the book. This one wrecked me, it had all the feels. I give the author props for making this a trilogy instead of 5 smaller books.

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August 6, 2020

For the first time in a very long time, I have no clue how to express my feelings on a book. I have no words in a sense, no clear thoughts, and I’m quite frankly emotionally drained. This duet came out of nowhere with it’s lawlessness, thought provoking, sensual inducing and wickedly addictive storyline that shook up our entire train of thoughts. If you thought that you survived the first book without any scars and you were going to go into this final one unscathed, think again.

After reading those final words at the end of Flock, I was left with more questions than what I knew to do with and I needed answers as of yesterday. Exodus wasted no time in giving us the big the moment we were all waiting for and then some with a curveball I sure as heck didn’t see coming. I was under the impression at first that this author was seriously going to display some masochistic tendencies because there is no way, NO FREAKIN WAY, we were going to be dealing with something that was going to potentially shred our hearts. Listen to me very carefully: I was wrong and it did happen.


The entire time I spent reading this book, I had a high case of anxiety. I was nervous with every turn of the page and when I reached the 30% mark, I was damn near ready to drink!! My emotions were all over the place, my sanity was right, and I spent the rest of the time trying to figure out exactly how this story was going to go with my heart intact. I haven’t read a book so angst filled and emotional in a very long time and it not only took me by surprise, it made the reading experience that much more enjoyable.

If I had to say two words about this book right now in this very moment, it would be to “GET READY”. Your heart will no longer be your own because you wouldve already given it away in the early chapters without ever realizing it. It sneaks up on you and that power that you thought you had which controlled your emotions, it will be eradicated.

There were a few things that I was not a fan and quite honestly, I felt like it was overlooked in a sense but this author sucked me into this story like you wouldn’t believe!! I read it slowly, I read it fast, I took a time out because I was honestly going to drink, and one thing became consistent. I came back for more. I needed it. I craved it. I devoured it and even though it gave me a few scars on my heart, I would do it all over again. This is a duet that is surely going to stay with me for a very long time.


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897 reviews472 followers
October 29, 2020
I got to 60%, but I'm just so frustrated that I don't want to continue.

I struggled with book 1 as it was only told from the female POV and I thought it had a lot of filler. I did like the characters in book 1 but was confused about the "secrets". I was really hoping book 2 would answer all the questions.

This book introduces a new love interest for Cecelia. So all the time spent in the previous book felt like a waste of time. I really don't like the new couple and I don't feel the same type of connection as I did with Cecelia and her men in book one. Also, I feel like I'm just slogging through Cecilia's endless thoughts. She is immature and I just don't even like her anymore.

I'm so irritated that I invested my heart in Sean/Dom/Cecelia in book 1 only to find they will not get their HEA in this book. In fact, what happened to Dom just downright ticked me off. I would have been so much happier if that would have been Tobias. But, honestly, I don't even care about Cecelia's HEA anymore.

I'm frustrated with the characters, the slow, slow moving plot, the inner ramblings of an immature and weak girl, so I'm done.
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1,227 reviews569 followers
July 14, 2020
How do you follow up the amazing book 1 Flock. Well you do that with an out of this world sequel that is Exodus. It picks up right where Flock ended and then it’s just full speed ahead.
I won’t go into to much detail cause then I will ruin the experience of this story. This is Cecelia‘s journey and it packs a punch. It’s a roller coaster of suspense, heartbreak and most importantly love.

The storyline and its characters are so well thought out, developed and explored. The attention to detail and the curveballs from Kate Stewart are why I love to read.
The chemistry between all the characters are on point and especially Cecelia and her significant other. From the get go I felt it. I was hooked and completely spellbound.
There’s my favorite tropes enemies to lovers and second chance. They were so well intertwined into the storyline. It flowed effortlessly.

Exodus is fantastic and I was an emotional mess. Kate Stewart pulls out all the stops and her writing has never been better. The premise of the story is meticulously executed and the end result is a sequel that left me very happy and blown away. The characters come full circle with this book.
Exodus is a brilliant conclusion to the Ravenhood Duet. This is Kate Stewart’s best work to date.

5+ I Wish These Characters Were Real Stars

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826 reviews1,023 followers
August 3, 2020
5 'The Thorn Birds' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well, for the second time, it’s seems I don’t even know how to express myself because I have no words on how reading this book made me feel. It just made me feel SO MUCH. Kate has given us an EPIC conclusion for The Ravenhood duet and you guys don’t even know what you are in for because you are not expecting at all the intensity of what will happen. Exodus is breathtaking, thought-provoking, heartbreaking and basically a roller coaster of emotions. I told Kate herself, it just hurts so good and so bad at the same time.

So, Exodus, as I said, is the second and final installment in The Ravenhood duet and it follows the story of Cecilia Horner right after the ending of Flock. Without spoiling anything to anyone, let’s just say Cecilia’s life is about to become even crazier than we already saw in the first installment. The Ravenhood, love, sex, suspense, angst, suffering, feelings. You’ll find everything and so much more in this outstanding romantic suspense and its conclusion.

My heart was begging for love in all the wrong places, lurching in any direction for a home. But it’s not my heart he wants. It’s my spirit he’s intent on destroying.

I really don’t want to mess this for anyone so I won’t talk of what happens. Just as Flock, I recommend to just go blind after finishing the first book. I’ll just say I loved this storyline, these characters, the whole Ravenhood world Kate has created, the romance, the sex, the emotions running high. I just loved it ALL. I was sending tons of messages to Kate because as I said, I felt so much while reading this book. I literally cried my eyes out. I was crying so freaking much, all the freaking time. Kate made me fall head over heels in love with these characters and their inspiring stories. I love a smart and powerful romance that makes me think and Exodus surely did that.

“Your heart is not your weakness, Cecelia. It’s mine.”

Obviously, what makes the story so amazing are the characters themselves. Cecilia’s growth was an absolute delight to read, she is a kick-ass heroine and I loved her. I won’t say much about her romantic partners but let’s just say I loved how Kate developed it in Exodus. I had mixed feelings about the romance aspect in Flock but I totally get it now and man, it was angsty FIRE, burning chemistry and a roller coaster of emotions. Like I said, I cried so much because I adored these characters and their interconnected stories. Kate did an outstanding job, she is so freaking talented and Exodus was just that EPIC.

Love isn’t an inconvenience, it isn’t a mistake, and the danger makes it all worth it.

Therefore, I am rating Exodus with 5 STARS because I loved how this book made me feel (even though I suffered and cried so much sometimes!) and how Kate build these characters, their stories and their feelings. This is definitely one of my top favorite books of 2020 and I recommend to any romantic suspense fans out there to read this brilliant duet. It’s unique, gripping, twisted and burning with chemistry and emotions. I loved Cecilia and how her story ended. Highly, highly recommend!

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202 reviews394 followers
June 18, 2022
5 freaking stars ☆ I shed so many tears from this book. pain. just pure pain.

This book was so emotional, pure and also the vulnerable side from each of the characters in it?! I loved it. I probably wouldn't recover from this. I would always think about this freaking book, especially that one scene “We love rainy days, don’t we, baby?” yeah. whenever I see this line ever again, I would cry and whenever it rains, I would think of that and cry.

I still like Sean but he’s just not for me that’s all… but I’m so happy for him. I do. I would miss him ngl.

Dominic had a huge impact on me. He would be my #1 for sure. Love him with all my heart.

Tobias made my heart melt. He’s just perfect. I can’t describe how I love him so much just like how I love Dominic.

Cecelia, girllll she had been through so much. I feel like I was her while I was reading because I’ve suffered a lot just like her. She’s so strong and had I have a lot of respect for her. I love her so so much.

Overall, I loved this book so freaking much and I lowkey don’t want to start reading the last book because I don’t want this series to end.
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235 reviews68 followers
January 16, 2022
this book is painful

I- have no words. I cried myself to sleep last night only to wake up and cry more. I got the closure I needed it but damn that was painful.

I don’t know what to say without giving spoilers but I think this is a beautiful love story with many cracks.

This series is beautiful and destructive. I know is not the end but it will always have a part of me.

“t’aimer m’a rendu malade et je ne veux plus jamais guérir”

Song: Right Were You Left Me by TAYLOR SWIFT
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129 reviews22.5k followers
March 12, 2021
I was initially going to give it 4.5 stars, but I changed my mind because I flipped through the book again and it hit differently a second time.

I DID NOT EXPECT TO CRY HERE, FIRST OF ALL. while it wasn’t a FULL ON sob, goddamn it, it still ached.

One a scale of 1 to The Song of Achilles in sadness, I’d probably put it at a 3? A 4?

^^ (update) that’s the first time reading it. But because I went through the pages again, the pain just kind of... intensified. So after this second time reading the part that hurt, I’d up it to a 5.

I signed up FOR SPICE, not tears. But this book delivers both 🥲

The Frenchman... let’s start with this handsome specimen. SIR, I LOVE YOU. please know that, please accept it, I call dibs on this man because Dear God, the Armani suit and the commanding voice and the way he dominates—sorry, didn’t mean to salivate.

While I am now fully committing to marrying the Frenchman, I have to admit that I had no fuckin idea who he was at the beginning. Literally no idea other than he was this godly man everyone looked up to and obeyed and respected.

The way he bulldozes into her life, the way he claims her without really wanting to claim her = SWOON. I was definitely iffy on some parts of their story, but the sexual tension was there, so it pushed me forward.

“a business deal” OKAY YEAH WHATEVER U SAY DUDE.

he will ABSOLUTELY kill anyone who lays a hand on her.

I felt EVERYTHING in this book. sadness, kitty butterflies, anger, frustration, sexual tension, heartache. and lemme just say... i’d like to willingly put myself through it again. PLEASE.

Would have taken out half a star because some parts bored me enough that I couldn’t justify giving it five whole stars. but then I was like “you know what, i’ll just acknowledge it’s there, but still appreciate how much I love the book.” and soooo that’s what I did ☺️ there are parts in the other books i didn’t like, and those got 5 stars too, so it just felt right overall.

I also just wanna say... so much happened in the book that for a minute, I was like “WAIT, we’re STILL NOT DONE HERE?”

do with that what you will
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