COVER REVEAL – THE FINISH LINE (The Ravenhood #3) by Kate Stewart

๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ… COVER REVEAL + FLOCK IS ON SALE! ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ…


๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ž is the explosive conclusion in The Ravenhood Trilogy from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, coming on January 26th! Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! 

Purchase the first two books here! #๐…๐‘๐„๐„ to read in #๐Š๐ข๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ 

Start the journey for #99cents 

FLOCK is on #SALE: http://mybook.to/FlockKateStewart
EXODUS: http://mybook.to/ExodusKateStewart

The Finish Line Blurb 

Secrets and Lies…

 

Iโ€™ve lived the entirety of my life wrapped up in subterfuge for one purposeโ€”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 Iโ€™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, Iโ€™m no longer that man.

 

With the lies Iโ€™ve told, the life Iโ€™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 itโ€™s already too late.

Add to your GOODREADS TBR:

๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค– (The Ravenhood #1)- https://bit.ly/38FTjxP

๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ– (The Ravenhood Book #2)- http://bit.ly/3qiC638

The Finish Line (The Ravenhood #3) – https://bit.ly/3bzZQf1

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LIVE – EXODUS (The Ravenhood Duet, #2) by Kate Stewart

EXODUS, book two, is the explosive conclusion in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is LIVE! Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! โฃโฃ
EXODUS (The Ravenhood Duet, book 2) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
PURCHASE HERE!
Blurb:

 

Can you live a lie?

 

Itโ€™s a ghost town, this place that haunts me, the one that made me.
Itโ€™s clear to me that Iโ€™ll never outgrow Triple Falls or outlive the time I spent here.
I can still feel them all, my boys of summer.
Even when Iโ€™d sensed the danger, I gave in.
I didnโ€™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.
Iโ€™m done pretending I didnโ€™t leave the largest part of me between these hills and valleys, between the sea of trees that hold my secrets.
Itโ€™s the reason Iโ€™m back. To make peace with my fate.
And if I canโ€™t grieve enough to cure myself in my time here, Iโ€™ll remain sick. That will be my curse.
But itโ€™s time to confess, to myself more so than any other, that Iโ€™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.

Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค- (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8โฃโฃ
๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVCโฃโฃ

 

The Ravenhood Duet Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/38Y1FiU
Kate’s Newsletter-Get a FREE book!: https://www.katestewartwrites.com/contact-me.html

 

About the Author:

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.

BLOG TOUR – FLOCK (THE RAVENHOOD DUET, #1) by Kate Stewart

FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„!ย Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! โฃโฃ
FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค- (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8โฃโฃ
๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVCโฃโฃ
๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž

Blurb:
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 naรฏve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.

Triple Falls wasnโ€™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.

Thatโ€™s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You canโ€™t re-live your own love story, because by the time youโ€™ve realized youโ€™re living it, itโ€™s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.

Looking back, Iโ€™m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.


And all were punished.โฃโฃ

Release Event Sign ups:ย https://forms.gle/sd8bEXebZowV1X3P7
Join Kate’s Asskickers:ย https://www.facebook.com/groups/katesasskickers/
The Ravenhood Duet Spotify Playlist:ย https://spoti.fi/38Y1FiU
Kate’s Newsletter-Get a FREE book!:ย https://www.katestewartwrites.com/contact-me.html

About the Author:

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.

REVIEW – FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, #1) by Kate Stewart

SYNOPSIS

Can you keep a secret?
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I grew up sick.โฃ
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Let me clarify.โฃ
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I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.โฃ
โฃ
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.โฃ
โฃ
When I lived this story, my own twisted fairy tale, it was unbeknownst to me at the time because I was young and naรฏve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.โฃ
โฃ
Triple Falls wasnโ€™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.โฃ
โฃ
Secrets that cost us everything to keep.โฃ
โฃ
Thatโ€™s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You canโ€™t re-live your own love story, because by the time youโ€™ve realized youโ€™re living it, itโ€™s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.โฃ
โฃ
Looking back, Iโ€™m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.โฃ
โฃ
And all were punished.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Even though I vowed to be different from my mother in the way I live my life, we have the same disease. We crave the all-consuming soul-stealing, drama-filled romances that are destined to end badly. I inherited my heart from her, and itโ€™s relentless.

 

 

 

My mind is completely blown away by what Iโ€™ve just finished reading.ย โ€FLOCKโ€ย is a decadently steamy summer sizzler!! It messed with my heart and my head! Iโ€™m left feeling bewildered andย DYINGย to get to the truth just as Cecilia, the heroine is. Once again, I fell in love with the beautifully written words of the incomparable Kate Stewart. I bow down to this gifted author!

 

 

Cecelia Horner is a nineteen-year-old girl who thinks she is going to spend an uneventful year living with her estranged father before heading off to college. Little does she know that she will meet a group of ridiculously gorgeous bad boys who will seduce her into their world of intrigue and danger. Cecelia will experience things almost every woman fantasizes about but never gives a voice to, all the while knowing she is putting her fragile heart in harmโ€™s way.

 

 

 

 

I had such a hard time putting this one down and Iโ€™m dying to pick up the second book after being smacked in the face with the craziest of cliffhanger endings!! Luckily,ย โ€EXODUSโ€ย is live on Amazon now! Make sure you set some time up to indulge in this duet. You are going to find it very hard to tear yourself away from it!

Here are my overall ratings:
Heroes:ย 5++++
Heroine:ย 4.5
Plot:ย 5++++
Angst:ย 4.5
Steam:ย 5++++
Chemistry Between Heroes & Heroine:ย 5

โ€THE RAVENHOOD DUETโ€ย is available NOW!!!!

FLOCK:ย http://mybook.to/FlockKateStewart
EXODUS:ย http://mybook.to/ExodusKateStewart

LIVE – FLOCK (Ravenhood Duet, #1) by Kate Stewart

FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„!ย Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! โฃโฃ
FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค- (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8โฃโฃ
๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVCโฃโฃ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž

Blurb:
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 naรฏve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.

Triple Falls wasnโ€™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.

Thatโ€™s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You canโ€™t re-live your own love story, because by the time youโ€™ve realized youโ€™re living it, itโ€™s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.

Looking back, Iโ€™m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.


And all were punished.โฃโฃ

Release Event Sign ups:ย https://forms.gle/sd8bEXebZowV1X3P7
Join Kate’s Asskickers:ย https://www.facebook.com/groups/katesasskickers/
The Ravenhood Duet Spotify Playlist:ย https://spoti.fi/38Y1FiU
Kate’s Newsletter-Get a FREE book!:ย https://www.katestewartwrites.com/contact-me.html

About the Author:

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.

COVER REVEAL – EXODUS (The Ravenhood Duet, #2) by Kate Stewart

EXODUS, book two, is the explosive conclusion in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is coming August 6th! Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! โฃโฃ
EXODUS (The Ravenhood Duet, book 2) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค- 7/30 (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8โฃโฃ
๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ- 8/6 (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVCโฃโฃ
Blurb:
Can you live a lie?
Itโ€™s a ghost town, this place that haunts me, the one that made me.
Itโ€™s clear to me that Iโ€™ll never outgrow Triple Falls or outlive the time I spent here.
I can still feel them all, my boys of summer.
Even when Iโ€™d sensed the danger, I gave in.
I didnโ€™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.
Iโ€™m done pretending I didnโ€™t leave the largest part of me between these hills and valleys, between the sea of trees that hold my secrets.
Itโ€™s the reason Iโ€™m back. To make peace with my fate.
And if I canโ€™t grieve enough to cure myself in my time here, Iโ€™ll remain sick. That will be my curse.
But itโ€™s time to confess, to myself more so than any other, that Iโ€™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.

Release Event Sign ups: https://forms.gle/sd8bEXebZowV1X3P7
The Ravenhood Duet Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/38Y1FiU
Kate’s Newsletter-Get a FREE book!: https://www.katestewartwrites.com/contact-me.html
About the Author:

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.

COVER REVEAL – THE FLOCK (The Ravenhood, #1) by Kate Stewart

Can you keep a secret?
FLOCK, book one in The Ravenhood Duet from best-selling author, Kate Stewart, is coming July 30th! Get ready for a sinfully ๐‡๐Ž๐“, ๐€๐๐†๐’๐“๐˜, ๐”๐๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹, and ๐“๐—ช๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ƒ love story filled with suspense, a little action, and ๐€๐‹๐‹. ๐Ž๐…. ๐“๐‡๐„. ๐…๐„๐„๐‹๐’! โฃโฃ
FLOCK (The Ravenhood Duet, book 1) by Kate Stewart
Cover designed by: OkayCreations
Add to your GOODREADS TBR:
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค- (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8โฃโฃ
๐„๐ฑ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ- (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVCโฃโฃ


Blurb:
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 naรฏve. I gave into temptation and fed the beating beast, which grew thirstier with every slash, every strike, every blow.

Triple Falls wasnโ€™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.

Thatโ€™s the novelty of fiction versus reality. You canโ€™t re-live your own love story, because by the time youโ€™ve realized youโ€™re living it, itโ€™s over. At least that was the case for me and the men I trusted my foolish heart to.

Looking back, Iโ€™m convinced I willed my story into existence due to my illness.


And all were punished.โฃโฃ

Release Event Sign ups: https://forms.gle/sd8bEXebZowV1X3P7
Join Kate’s Asskickers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/katesasskickers/
The Ravenhood Duet Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/38Y1FiU
Kate’s Newsletter-Get a FREE book!: https://www.katestewartwrites.com/contact-me.html

About the Author:

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.

BLOG TOUR – THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs, #3) by Kate Stewart



The Guy in the Middleย by Kate Stewart is LIVE! Check out this jaw-dropping excerpt! Don’t forget to one-click yours today!

Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
Designed byย QDesign
PURCHASE HERE!!!
๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ-โฃ https://www.instagram.com/p/B9FIiUliq4-/?igshid=5dag9h7ejzme

 

Blurb:

 

I was born to play and bred to win.

My priorities were instilled in me early onโ€”family and football. Those ideals led me to TGU and a coach whose ironclad principles mirrored my own.

With one last college season to play, my goal was singularโ€”get drafted. By realizing my NFL dream, I could save my family, our ranch, and the only home Iโ€™d ever known.

Two birds, one ball.

Playing hard was my only option, but thereโ€™s always a wild card.

For all of my planning and hard work, I never anticipated falling for the coach’s daughter. Harper was a fair catch, but who knew loving her could be the one play to throw my career before it started or that the weight of our secret would change the game.

*This is book #3 of The Underdogs Series, but you can read as a stand-alone. *Formerly published in Team Player 2 but is now a 107k full length novel with an extended epilogue.
EXCERPT:
Harper

โ€œIโ€™ve missed you, you know? More than you can imagine.โ€

โ€œCanโ€™t imagine it at all,โ€ he says, picking through a book heโ€™s not reading.

โ€œCan I help you two?โ€ One of the store sales associates asks, and I shake my head and smile. When she takes her leave, I look over to Lance who stands fuming on the other side of a table filled with loose items. Weโ€™re in a mismatch shop full of mostly cheap junk, and I canโ€™t imagine him finding anything for his mother here.

โ€œLance, I have missed you. Horribly.โ€

โ€œCould have fooled me.โ€

I can only take so much. Irritated, I lift a designer coffee mug from the table.

โ€œYou like this for your mom?โ€

โ€œNo.โ€

โ€œHow about this?โ€

โ€œNope.โ€ Heโ€™s not even looking at whatโ€™s in my hands.

โ€œYou sure? Itโ€™s a hide purse. Cute for a rancherโ€™s wife, donโ€™t you think?โ€ This gets his attention, and stormy eyes lift to mine.

โ€œWould you buy that for you?โ€

I look it over and shake my head. โ€œNot really my style.โ€

โ€œBet itโ€™s not.โ€

I can feel my ears reddening. Fuming, I eye a box on the shelf, snatch it and shove it into his chest. โ€œHow about this giant fucking purple dildo and matching anal plug!? Think mom will like that?โ€

He looks up completely unaffected, โ€œNope.โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t think weโ€™re in the right place,โ€ Tossing the box down, I stalk out of the cluttered shop and into the department store next to it. Heโ€™s hot on my heels.

โ€œGot that fucking right.โ€

I turn back to see heโ€™s spoiling for a fight and release a stressed breath. Fighting with him is the last thing I want to do. โ€œLook, lets, justโ€ฆโ€ I search around and pull a sweater from the closest rack. โ€œHow about this? Simple, elegant.โ€

โ€œYou think Momโ€™s simple, huh? Iโ€™ll give her your regards.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s it.โ€ I hook the sweater back on to the rack and close the space between us, forcing his eyes to mine. โ€œGod, youโ€™re still a brute, arenโ€™t you? You havenโ€™t changed a bit. Still pig-headed as hell.โ€

โ€œPig-headed?โ€ He opens his mouth in mock shock and covers his chest with his hand. โ€œHow dare you.โ€

Iโ€™m in between fight or flight, but Iโ€™ve been dodging this long enough. My heart canโ€™t take more confrontation. I missed him too much. His eyes flare with satisfaction at my irritation. โ€œMisery loves company, right, Lance?โ€

โ€œNever said I was miserable.โ€

โ€œYou donโ€™t have to. Did you come to New York just to torture me?โ€

โ€œMaybe.โ€

โ€œRub it in on what Iโ€™m missing out on?โ€

A voice sounds from next to us. โ€œIs there something I can help you find today?โ€

We both turn to the woman with lasers in our eyes, and she swallows. I clear my throat. โ€œWeโ€™re fine. Thank you.โ€

Lance winks at the woman, his eyes scanning her form. โ€œMaybe you can help me?โ€

โ€œYou son of a bitch,โ€ I hiss, before walking away from the table. His voice rings out next to me as I rip through a rack of scarves.

โ€œGood to know you care, Priss, gotta admit, itโ€™s surprising.โ€

I reel on him. โ€œDonโ€™t you dare! Leaving you was the hardest thing Iโ€™ve ever done in my life. I had to make a clean break. I had just lost everyone that mattered to me. I was losing my mind.โ€

โ€œI got pissed for one day, and you went off the grid.โ€

โ€œAnd you let me go because you knew no matter how much we wanted it to work, it couldnโ€™t. You have no idea what I went through!โ€

โ€œWhat you went through? Do you know I spent six months ranting to an Uber driver named Dave because everyone on my team hated me when the truth came out?โ€ He stomps after me as I pull sweater after sweater off the rack. โ€œTroy jumped ship after he got drafted. I had no one but Tony and those fights.โ€

I turn to him with twenty sweaters in my arms. โ€œJenner? When did yโ€™all get so tight?โ€

โ€œWhen shit got tough, and my fucking girlfriend bailed!โ€ He glares down at me, his breaths coming out fast.

โ€œGuys, weโ€™re going to need you to take this outside.โ€ A woman whom I assume is the store manager approaches us cautiously.

I look around the store and see all eyes are on us, especially the women sizing him up. โ€œHeโ€™s available ladies,โ€ I snap, laying the sweaters on a nearby table, โ€œIโ€™m willing to bet he comes really cheap.โ€ Heโ€™s on my heels as I push through the glass of the department store.

โ€œOh, was I supposed to wait for you? Must have missed that memo. Thatโ€™s it, you must want a saint. Thatโ€™s why you didnโ€™t stay.โ€

โ€œI was twenty years old and alienated from a place I didnโ€™t want to be anyway.โ€

โ€œGood to know.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s not the way I meant it. And you know damn well until you, I was only there to appease my Dad, who I barely speak to now.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m sorry about that, I am, but thatโ€™s on him. And what in the hell are you talking about โ€˜alienatedโ€™?โ€

โ€œForget it.โ€ I pull on my gloves as heavy snow starts to come down. โ€œI think weโ€™ve concluded our tour for today.โ€

He glances around the sidewalk. โ€œWell, no need to show me more, I hate this fucking place!โ€

โ€œAnd why is that? Not enough free-range chickens?!โ€

His eyes flare. โ€œYou digging on the ranch now, Priss? I saw a fucking rat the size of a cat on my run this morning!โ€

โ€œProbably has better manners than you, shit head.โ€

โ€œPulling out the big guns now, huh? Thereโ€™s that backbone. I was wondering where it went.โ€

โ€œGo home, Lance, you hate it here. And you obviously hate me.โ€

โ€œJust the opposite. Itโ€™s impossible, and believe me, Iโ€™m trying!โ€

โ€œWell, I hope you succeed! Thanks for stopping by, Mary Poppins. Best Christmas ever! Make sure to bulldoze the nativity scene on your way out!โ€

โ€œFuck this.โ€ He throws his hands up and eyes me warily before turning and walking away.

โ€œMerry Christmas to you, too!โ€

About the Author:

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.

REVIEW – THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs, #3) by Kate Stewart

SYNOPSIS

I was born to play and bred to win.

My priorities were instilled in me early onโ€”family and football. Those ideals led me to TGU and a coach whose ironclad principles mirrored my own.

With one last college season to play, my goal was singularโ€”get drafted. By realizing my NFL dream, I could save my family, our ranch, and the only home Iโ€™d ever known.

Two birds, one ball.

Playing hard was my only option, but thereโ€™s always a wild card.

For all of my planning and hard work, I never anticipated falling for the coach’s daughter. Harper was a fair catch, but who knew loving her could be the one play to throw my career before it started or that the weight of our secret would change the game.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

โ€What if this moment, right here, is the moment that changes your life?โ€

 

 

 

 

FINALLY!! Itโ€™s been a LONG five months wait to get Lance & Harperโ€™sย COMPLETEย story and it was so worth the agony! I love angsty sports romances and Kate Stewart took the angst to an almost unbearably painful level, but oh, was it the best kind of torture! Lance and Harper are two book characters you will find it hard not to love with all of your hearts. Their journey to a happily ever after is filled with incredible steam, heart, and so much emotional torment. Theย โ€Underdogsโ€ย series is going up there as my absolute favorite by this amazingly talented author, and also as one of my top-ranked sports romance series of all time. Itโ€™s one I will be re-reading many times over!

 

 

 

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero:ย 5
Heroine:ย 5
Plot:ย 5+++++
Angst:ย 5+++++
Steam:ย 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine:ย 5

โ€THE GUY IN THE MIDDLEโ€ย is available now! Add this to your TBR if you havenโ€™t done so already!

Universal link:ย http://mybook.to/TheGuyInTheMiddle

EXCERPT REVEAL – THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE (The Underdogs, #3) by Kate Stewart

Want a peek insideย The Guy in the Middleย by Kate Stewart? Check out this jaw-dropping excerpt! Don’t forget to add it to your TBR!
Contemporary Romance
Blurb:

I was born to play and bred to win.

My priorities were instilled in me early onโ€”family and football. Those ideals led me to TGU and a coach whose ironclad principles mirrored my own.

With one last college season to play, my goal was singularโ€”get drafted. By realizing my NFL dream, I could save my family, our ranch, and the only home Iโ€™d ever known.

Two birds, one ball.

Playing hard was my only option, but thereโ€™s always a wild card.

For all of my planning and hard work, I never anticipated falling for the coach’s daughter. Harper was a fair catch, but who knew loving her could be the one play to throw my career before it started or that the weight of our secret would change the game.

*The Guy in the Middle is a stand alone novel in the Underdog Series. This is Lance’s story.

EXCERPT:
Harper

โ€œIโ€™ve missed you, you know? More than you can imagine.โ€

โ€œCanโ€™t imagine it at all,โ€ he says, picking through a book heโ€™s not reading.

โ€œCan I help you two?โ€ One of the store sales associates asks, and I shake my head and smile. When she takes her leave, I look over to Lance who stands fuming on the other side of a table filled with loose items. Weโ€™re in a mismatch shop full of mostly cheap junk, and I canโ€™t imagine him finding anything for his mother here.

โ€œLance, I have missed you. Horribly.โ€

โ€œCould have fooled me.โ€

I can only take so much. Irritated, I lift a designer coffee mug from the table.

โ€œYou like this for your mom?โ€

โ€œNo.โ€

โ€œHow about this?โ€

โ€œNope.โ€ Heโ€™s not even looking at whatโ€™s in my hands.

โ€œYou sure? Itโ€™s a hide purse. Cute for a rancherโ€™s wife, donโ€™t you think?โ€ This gets his attention, and stormy eyes lift to mine.

โ€œWould you buy that for you?โ€

I look it over and shake my head. โ€œNot really my style.โ€

โ€œBet itโ€™s not.โ€

I can feel my ears reddening. Fuming, I eye a box on the shelf, snatch it and shove it into his chest. โ€œHow about this giant fucking purple dildo and matching anal plug!? Think mom will like that?โ€

He looks up completely unaffected, โ€œNope.โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t think weโ€™re in the right place,โ€ Tossing the box down, I stalk out of the cluttered shop and into the department store next to it. Heโ€™s hot on my heels.

โ€œGot that fucking right.โ€

I turn back to see heโ€™s spoiling for a fight and release a stressed breath. Fighting with him is the last thing I want to do. โ€œLook, lets, justโ€ฆโ€ I search around and pull a sweater from the closest rack. โ€œHow about this? Simple, elegant.โ€

โ€œYou think Momโ€™s simple, huh? Iโ€™ll give her your regards.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s it.โ€ I hook the sweater back on to the rack and close the space between us, forcing his eyes to mine. โ€œGod, youโ€™re still a brute, arenโ€™t you? You havenโ€™t changed a bit. Still pig-headed as hell.โ€

โ€œPig-headed?โ€ He opens his mouth in mock shock and covers his chest with his hand. โ€œHow dare you.โ€

Iโ€™m in between fight or flight, but Iโ€™ve been dodging this long enough. My heart canโ€™t take more confrontation. I missed him too much. His eyes flare with satisfaction at my irritation. โ€œMisery loves company, right, Lance?โ€

โ€œNever said I was miserable.โ€

โ€œYou donโ€™t have to. Did you come to New York just to torture me?โ€

โ€œMaybe.โ€

โ€œRub it in on what Iโ€™m missing out on?โ€

A voice sounds from next to us. โ€œIs there something I can help you find today?โ€

We both turn to the woman with lasers in our eyes, and she swallows. I clear my throat. โ€œWeโ€™re fine. Thank you.โ€

Lance winks at the woman, his eyes scanning her form. โ€œMaybe you can help me?โ€

โ€œYou son of a bitch,โ€ I hiss, before walking away from the table. His voice rings out next to me as I rip through a rack of scarves.

โ€œGood to know you care, Priss, gotta admit, itโ€™s surprising.โ€

I reel on him. โ€œDonโ€™t you dare! Leaving you was the hardest thing Iโ€™ve ever done in my life. I had to make a clean break. I had just lost everyone that mattered to me. I was losing my mind.โ€

โ€œI got pissed for one day, and you went off the grid.โ€

โ€œAnd you let me go because you knew no matter how much we wanted it to work, it couldnโ€™t. You have no idea what I went through!โ€

โ€œWhat you went through? Do you know I spent six months ranting to an Uber driver named Dave because everyone on my team hated me when the truth came out?โ€ He stomps after me as I pull sweater after sweater off the rack. โ€œTroy jumped ship after he got drafted. I had no one but Tony and those fights.โ€

I turn to him with twenty sweaters in my arms. โ€œJenner? When did yโ€™all get so tight?โ€

โ€œWhen shit got tough, and my fucking girlfriend bailed!โ€ He glares down at me, his breaths coming out fast.

โ€œGuys, weโ€™re going to need you to take this outside.โ€ A woman whom I assume is the store manager approaches us cautiously.

I look around the store and see all eyes are on us, especially the women sizing him up. โ€œHeโ€™s available ladies,โ€ I snap, laying the sweaters on a nearby table, โ€œIโ€™m willing to bet he comes really cheap.โ€ Heโ€™s on my heels as I push through the glass of the department store.

โ€œOh, was I supposed to wait for you? Must have missed that memo. Thatโ€™s it, you must want a saint. Thatโ€™s why you didnโ€™t stay.โ€

โ€œI was twenty years old and alienated from a place I didnโ€™t want to be anyway.โ€

โ€œGood to know.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s not the way I meant it. And you know damn well until you, I was only there to appease my Dad, who I barely speak to now.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m sorry about that, I am, but thatโ€™s on him. And what in the hell are you talking about โ€˜alienatedโ€™?โ€

โ€œForget it.โ€ I pull on my gloves as heavy snow starts to come down. โ€œI think weโ€™ve concluded our tour for today.โ€

He glances around the sidewalk. โ€œWell, no need to show me more, I hate this fucking place!โ€

โ€œAnd why is that? Not enough free-range chickens?!โ€

His eyes flare. โ€œYou digging on the ranch now, Priss? I saw a fucking rat the size of a cat on my run this morning!โ€

โ€œProbably has better manners than you, shit head.โ€

โ€œPulling out the big guns now, huh? Thereโ€™s that backbone. I was wondering where it went.โ€

โ€œGo home, Lance, you hate it here. And you obviously hate me.โ€

โ€œJust the opposite. Itโ€™s impossible, and believe me, Iโ€™m trying!โ€

โ€œWell, I hope you succeed! Thanks for stopping by, Mary Poppins. Best Christmas ever! Make sure to bulldoze the nativity scene on your way out!โ€

โ€œFuck this.โ€ He throws his hands up and eyes me warily before turning and walking away.

โ€œMerry Christmas to you, too!โ€

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About the Author:

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.