Series: (The Ravenhood #1)
Author: Kate Stewart
Release Date: July 28, 2020
Genre: NA, Romance
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.
I’m so glad I finally picked this book up. I’d been circling the idea of it for a while since I’d been seeing it all over TikTok and Instagram. It did not disappoint. It was so well written, smut with an actual plot.
Cecelia was a firecracker with a huge heart. I constantly felt so bad for her while simultaneously wanting to be her. She has the worst case of daddy issues along with a healthy dose of parenting her mother. She was tough as nails but her bleeding heart definitely gets her into some trouble.
Said trouble takes the form of Dominic and Sean. These men were smoking HOT. They each had such chemistry with Cecelia in drastically different ways. I couldn’t get enough of either of them. The sex scenes were some of the best written ones I’ve come across. Nothing that left me cringing or annoyed. I couldn’t tear my eyes from the pages. Also you might need to mentally prepare yourself for chapter 25. Probably one of the hottest and best written steam scenes I’ve come across.
Like Cecelia, I found myself getting more and more drawn in by the mysterious Ravenhood. We’re given so little that I found myself pushing forward trying to understand and get answers. I enjoyed the Robin Hood-esque of the group but I don’t think I truly understood everything, yet.
I enjoyed this book to say the least. The little prologue chapter had me a bit worried due to its rambling style, but don’t let it put you off. I started the book after the dinner and stayed up until 2am to finish it. I have work at 5am so it was a rough next day but totally worth it.
EDIT TO ADD: Since reading and writing this review, I’ve revisited this book quite a few times. Chapter 25 is one of the hottest scenes I’ve come across and I adore the heck out of Dom and Sean. I see myself revisiting even more in the future.
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