REVIEW: KATE STEWART – FLOCK

REVIEW: KATE STEWART – FLOCKFlock by Kate Stewart
Also by this author: The Brave Line, Drive
Series: The Ravenhood Duet #1
on July 28, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance
Tropes: SO. MANY. SECRETS.
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Buy on Amazon
Cliffhanger: Yes!

Goodreads
three-stars

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.⁣

Before I start let me say this: Kate Stewart is one of the most talented indie authors I’ve had the pleasure to read. Over the years she has honed her superpower and is a force to be reckoned with. So, why the three stars, you ask? As much as I love this author’s writing, there are stories that don’t chime with me. I’d like to reiterate that this is a personal preference and has nothing to do with the author.

Flock is one of those stories that I love to hate.
– I had some issues with the characters who were in parts a little immature (OK, granted the heroine is barely legal and has daddy issues).
– I’m a mood reader – I think we all are and there are genres and tropes we need to be in the right mindset for. This particular one is one of those I don’t want to be surprised with and I wish I had known upfront. This is a little critique towards the author because I do think that this should have been mentioned at least in the blurb. I disagree with the majority of reviewers who say to go into this book blind. If you don’t want to be caught unawares check out the reviews on Goodreads.

Now for the good stuff. As much as I struggled with the characters the building of the suspense that culminated in a strong finish of the first book in this duet was sublime. I really loved the last 20% and Kate Stewart cranked up the angst that it was almost unbearable. What she excels at is keeping her readers on their toes and keeping them guessing and Flock is no different. Despite my misgivings I was highly entertained and captivated by the plot. It left me with so many questions and I think my questions have questions, it’s insane. Now I need to know what the cast of this duet is up to next!

three-stars

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1 Comment

  • I really like your review Astrid even if I am one to say to go in blind. In fact I honestly had a little warning and didn’t want to dive in as I don’t usually love these situations. But that turned out great for me.

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