BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – Empire by Rachel Van Dyken

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EMPIRE

BY Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: May 31, 2016

*Must Read ELUDE prior to Empire*

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SYNOPSIS

I have lost everything.

My purpose

My love

My soul

Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle — the promise I made her brings me back.

So I breathe.

I live.

I hate.

And I allow the anger to boil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I don’t want to be fixed.

But the Empire is crumbling and it’s my job to fix it.

My job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago.

A trip to New York, only one chance to redeem a lost part of our mafia family.

The only issue is, the only way to fix it, is to do something I swore I’d never do again.

An arranged marriage.

Only this time,

I won’t fall.

Or so help me God, I will kill her myself.

My name is Sergio Abandonoto, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate?

You have no idea.

I am the mafia.

I am the darkness.

Blood in. No out.

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Whitney’s Four Star Review

**Empire is not a stand alone and this review will contain spoilers if you have not read Elude. The Eagle Elite series is best read it order, starting with Elite**

If you were left sobbing at the end of Elude like me, you’ve been waiting to see Sergio’s broken heart mended. Like most of the men in this series, Sergio is a bad guy with a heart of gold. The only problem… Sergio’s heart broke when his wife, Andi, died at the end of Elude.

The storyline of this book is directly related to Elude so we kind of know where this was going to go. Sergio was always supposed to marry Val, Frank’s niece. Val is an innocent. Completely oblivious to her real parent’s identity and her ties to the mafia, Val has spent years with her over protective crazy Italian uncles. Her shy demeanor and tendency to get lost in romance novels make her everything Sergio doesn’t want or need.

Their arranged marriage has a rather rocky beginning as you might imagine. Sergio is doing his best not to feel anything for his pretty new wife, despite his attraction and urge to protect her. His indifferent behavior is devastating to Val who can clearly see how alone and angry he is over Andi’s loss.

Of course, this is Rachel Van Dyken, so there’s a little mafia drama, some laughs, some tears, and all ends well. Our other mafia friends make their appearances and even after all this time, Chase still makes me swoon. But I’ll shut up about him since this is Sergio’s story.

Any fans of the series will be pleased with this book. It was different for me for a couple of reasons. One is obvious- Other than Nixon, Sergio is the only character to have his story told in two books. Another is that some of the mafia drama is really happening in the background and the story seems to focus more on the love story between Sergio and Val. This is a three person POV and Frank’s chapters have more of the mafia focus which I think is appropriate for the series… it’s an end of an era for his generation.

The lead characters for the next book are introduced but I won’t ruin anything by spilling the beans. I’m so happy this series will continue. I just can’t get enough of these characters!

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About Rachel Van Dyken

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.  She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!  Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!  You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW AND EXCERPT – Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

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Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite #6

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 Synopsis:

Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.

Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.

Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.

One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.

But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.

I’d only use my gun to protect her.

I’d give my life for hers.

I’d cry.

And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.

I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.

Or the beginning of something beautiful.

The beginning of her.

The end of us.

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Whitney’s Five Star Review:

Holy book hangover batman!  Rachel Van Dyken is a rockstar.  She might be the only author I know who can keep a series going this long and each book is better than the last.  Elude, the sixth installment of the Eagle Elite series, will probably make into my top reads for the year.

There’s just something about Sergio… he’s been a bit more mysterious than the other characters, more mature, just more!  Now we really get to know him and watching him fall for Andi is both devastating and beautiful at the same time.  For two people who never should have been together, Andi and Sergio’s relationship will just make your heart sing.  Though Andi is dying, they both help each other live and learn to love.

As with the rest of the series, there are some twists and turns, some suspense, a bit of violence (pretty light though).  The sexy factor has increased with each book as the characters mature and though it’s not explicit, it is definitely there.

I cannot give spoilers but I will say that we are teased with a few new characters and I am beyond excited for the rest of this series.  I ended this book in a happy place despite having cried my eyes out because Rachel is also good at making us laugh.  She created the perfect balance with this story.  I do recommend reading the series in order as each story builds upon the last.  Don’t let the fact that there are several books though keep you from reading it.  The Eagle Elite series is time well spent!

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Excerpt:

“You weren’t kidding about those mimosas.” Andi yawned behind her hand as we walked through Lincoln Park. I’d originally thought to take her to the zoo since she had that odd fascination with animals, but after seeing how tired she was, I decided to save it for another day.

“Well…” I held in my chuckle. “…when you have five of them…”

“I had three.” She held up four fingers.

“Good to know you’re just fine.” I laughed. “Should I carry you?”

“Probably.” She gave me a dopey grin. “But I think I can at least make it to the car.”

“It’s about a mile away.”

“Oh.” Her face fell.

“How about a piggyback ride?” I offered lamely, hating that a simple walk to the car was making her sad because she was so exhausted.

She stopped walking and crossed her arms. “Riding a cowboy was on the list.”

“I’m not following.”

“Talk to me in a southern accent, and I’ll imagine a cowboy hat on that gorgeous head of hair and boom… I’m riding a cowboy.”

I pinched the bridge of my nose. “Andi, I have so many different scenarios that would fit perfectly with that statement. None of them, however, include me carrying you through the park while singing ‘Achy Breaky Heart.'”

“Oh good. You know it then?”

“I need to learn the art of silence.”

“Probably true.” She nodded.

“And teach it to you,” I added.

“Aw, come on cowboy…”

I rolled my eyes and turned around so she could jump onto my back. “Should I find a park bench, or can you actually jump this high?”

“Never ask a ninja if she can jump — it’s degrading.”

“My mistake. I thought you were a short Russian masquerading as a baker. Go ahead, ninja. Jump.”

She did, probably using the rest of the energy she had left. Her arms wrapped around my neck tightly. “Mush.”

“I thought I was a horse.”

“I changed my mind. Girls can do that on occasion.”

Damn, the girl made me smile. The afternoon sun was starting to set as we walked along the path. Andi was encouraging me to use a southern accent in her most Russian accent.

And I was trying to pay attention to our surroundings, just in case we’d somehow been followed.

I thought we were in the clear until we reached the edge of the park. I could see the street, and immediately regretted that simple fact the minute two black sedans pulled up to the curb.

Five men got out.

Two from the first car.

Three from the second.

Andi tensed behind me.

“Andi.” I kept my smile in place like there wasn’t anything wrong. “Got any energy left?”

“Enough.” She shuddered behind me.

“My gun,” I whispered. “It’s in the back of my pants. Reach between your legs and slide it up so nobody sees.”

“You know in any other situation…” she muttered as I felt the gun slide up my back.

“Good,” I encouraged. “The minute I put you down I want you to aim for the guy to the left. Don’t shoot for the head. Hit his kneecap so he goes down. If he reaches for his gun—”

“This isn’t my first rodeo, cowboy.”

“You’re right. I forget.”

“I’m good. Don’t worry about me.”

The tension left my body. “I won’t. Just don’t get shot. I hate having to sew up bullet wounds.”

“Please.” I could feel the energy riding off her body. “You owe me a massage if my body count’s higher.”

“So now it’s a competition?”

“Russians rarely lose.”

“Well, you should get used to it. Because this Italian’s going to hand you your ass.”

“I’d like to see you try.”

The men were trying to look nonchalant, outside their cars, smoking cigars like they weren’t waiting for the perfect opportunity to attack.

“One,” I whispered.

Andi slid farther down my back. “Two.”

“Three.” The word fell from my lips just as I ducked to the right. Andi went to my left and popped off two rounds directly into the guy’s kneecaps — not just one, but both of them. A crunching sound broke out across the park as he fell on bones, cracking them further. He wailed in pain and surprisingly didn’t reach for his gun.

Three of the men started charging me. Gun less, I could only rely on the fact that my fists were just as deadly as any gun could be, and I punched the first man in the throat then turned and elbowed the next. They stumbled back. Another gunshot went off. Andi was seriously picking them off like she was shooting fish in a bucket.

The three men turned their heads to glare at her. Then, rather than attacking, came at me again.

Surprised, I was knocked in the face by the first guy but sidestepped the next hit then landed a hard blow to his stomach followed by a knee to the groin. With a growl, I head-butted the next guy then punched him in the jaw; the sound of teeth breaking was my only indication that he’d be down for the count.

The final man circled me.

“Let me get him,” Andi pleaded behind me.

“He’s mine,” I barked.

The man shrugged and held up his hands. “You should let girl do your work.”

I rolled my eyes. “I’ll never hear the end of it.”

“Andi,” the man called, “why not come with us, huh? You’ve done job. Time to come home.”

“Job?” I repeated.

Andi came up beside me and aimed the gun for his forehead. “I’ve never worked for you.”

“Oh?” The man chuckled and glanced at me. “He knows as well as I know… you are never out.”

“Please let me pull the trigger.”

The man ran at us.

I ducked then heaved my body into his, sending him backward against the park bench. Punch after punch I landed to his face, his blood mixing with the slices breaking out on my knuckles.

The sound of sirens interrupted my blatant mutilation of his body.

“Serg…” Andi kicked me. “…gotta disappear.”

I backed up, chest heaving. “Right.”

With one last kick to his body, I grabbed her hand and ran like hell toward our car, our very easy-to-spot car

About Rachel Van Dyken:

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com .

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BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW – Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

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Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite #5

Release Date: FEB 19

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Synopsis

I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.

I know only pain and survival.

That is until the Cappo’s sister walked into my life.

And changed everything.

She’s a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can’t escape the fear her seductive looks instill–knowing it’s only a matter of time before I fail–again, and take her for myself.

This is the story of my redemption.

But it’s not pretty…I died, and now I’m alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.

And I will have my vengeance.

Or die trying.

I am Phoenix De Lange.

Death is all I know.

Until she offers me a piece of life–I can’t resist taking.

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Whitney’s 4.5 Star Review

The Eagle Elite series just keeps getting better and better! Warning: if you haven’t read the series, this review will contain spoilers.

I might have cried when I learned Phoenix was getting his own book. Even when I wanted to hate him in the first few books, I couldn’t because I knew what a rough hand he’d been dealt in life. He made a lot of mistakes and Ember is about his redemption.

Phoenix can’t forgive himself for his past actions and all the people he’s hurt. Being assigned to watch after Bee (Tex’s sister) is a nightmare for him because she makes him feel. And he knows he doesn’t deserve to feel anything but pain.

This is actually a three person POV with the bulk being from Phoenix and Bee but Sergio has a few chapters as well. There are some twists and turns and the end of the book sets up Sergio’s story which is up next.

Since this is a mafia book, there is the requisite gunfire and violence but the Eagle Elite series is not dark and is safe to read for everyone (I’d say 16+). The violence is toned down, there is little to no cussing and the sex scenes are not explicit.

Instead, we have a cast of characters I have loved from book one who we’ve been able to watch grow over the years. Chase is still my #1 but Phoenix is now coming in at a close second.

4.5 stars and please note this series must be read in order.

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About Rachel Van Dyken

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at http://www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

PROLOGUE REVEAL – Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

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Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite Series

Release Date: Feb 19

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Synopsis:

I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.

I know only pain and survival.

That is until the Cappo’s sister walked into my life.

And changed everything.

She’s a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can’t escape the fear her seductive looks instill–knowing it’s only a matter of time before I fail–again, and take her for myself.

This is the story of my redemption.

But it’s not pretty…I died, and now I’m alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix DeLange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.

And I will have my vengeance.

Or die trying.

I am Phoenix De Lange.

Death is all I know.

Until she offers me a piece of life–I can’t resist taking.

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Prologue:

Phoenix

“Do it,” my father spat. “Or I will.”

I looked at the girl at my feet and back at my father. “No.”

He lifted his hand above my head; I knew what was coming, knew it would hurt like hell but had no way to fight back — he’d already starved me of my food for the past three days for arguing, for trying to save the girl and her cousin.

His fist hit my temple so hard that I fell to the ground with a cry. The click of his boots against the cement gave me the only warning I’d have as he reared back and kicked me in the ribs; over and over again he kicked. The girl screamed, but I stayed silent. Screaming didn’t help; nothing did.

I waited until he was done — I prayed that he would kill me this time. I prayed so hard that I was convinced God was finally going to hear me and take me away from my hell. Anything was better than living. Anything.

“You worthless—” Another kick to the head. “—piece of shit!” A kick to my gut. “You will never be boss, not if you cry every time you must do the hard thing!” Finally, blessed darkness enveloped my line of vision.

I woke up from the nightmare screaming, not even realizing that I was safe, in my own bed. With a curse I checked the clock.

Three a.m.

Well, at least I’d only had one nightmare — that I’d remembered. I’d been living with Sergio for the past week; his house was so big that I’d basically taken the east wing, and he’d taken the West, said he’d hated living alone anyway. I wasn’t stupid; I knew the guy wasn’t exactly a big fan, but it worked. I needed to stay in the States while I figured shit out.

And I wasn’t ready to leave. Not when I needed to learn all I could from Nixon. Not when I had responsibility.

And not when I had those black folders freaking burning a hole in my mind.

Luca hadn’t just left me an empire; he’d left me secrets. I wasn’t sure what was worse, knowing everything there was to know about those I was supposed to be protecting or knowing that at any minute one of them could turn on us.

“Hey!” Bee barged into my room.

“Damn it!” I pulled the blankets over my naked body, my heart picking up speed at her tousled hair and bedroom eyes. Tex’s sister, Tex’s sister. My body wasn’t accepting that — physically it wasn’t accepting any information other than she was beautiful.

And it was dark.

I looked away, scowling.

“I heard screaming.” Bee took a step forward, her perfume floating off her body like an aphrodisiac or drug, making me calm, making me want something I had no business wanting.

“Yeah, well…” I gave her a cold glance. “…clearly I’m fine, so you should go. Actually, why are you here? You know you live with Tex, right?”

She shrugged and sat on my bed. I clenched my fists around the blankets to keep from reaching out to her. It was getting harder and harder to ignore her warmth — when I lived in a constant state of near-death cold.

“He’s with Mo, and they need privacy. I’m not stupid. So I asked Sergio if I could move in for a while.”

“You did what?” I asked in a deadly tone, one I was sure would probably give her nightmares later.

She grinned. “I’m your new roomie!” Bee bounced on the bed and sent me a shy look from beneath her dark lashes. “Admit it, you miss our slumber parties.”

Forget the nightmare — I was looking at it.

About the Eagle Elite Series:

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About Rachel Van Dyken:

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.  She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY- Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

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Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite Series

RELEASE DAY: Dec 18

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SYNOPSIS

There’s two sides to every story…

And ours? Isn’t pretty…

Then again, what’s pretty about the mafia?

Trace Rooks, that’s what.

But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her.

The only problem?

We’re cousins.

And she may just be our long lost enemy.

Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.

Welcome to hell also known as the Mafia where blood is thicker than life, and to keep yours?

Well, keep your friends close, and your enemies?

Even closer…

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EXCERPT

From Nixon’s POV

Doors slammed down the hall, blanketing us once again in silence. Damn it, Mo was smarter than I gave her credit for. When I’d asked her to put Trace on her floor, I hadn’t meant in her room, in my sister’s room.

Shit. She was going to pay for that.

Trace’s lower lip trembled as her eyes closed. She shook as multiple doors slammed down the hall, and with each tremble of her body — I wanted. With each twitch of her lips — I was tempted.

Finally, the slamming stopped. I walked behind Trace and closed the door. She didn’t budge. I couldn’t take it any longer. I had to be closer. My sanity was at stake. I swallowed and walked up behind her, my lips grazing the velvety softness of her ear. “You don’t like rules, do you, New Girl?”

She shivered in response to my voice.

I almost touched her then.

Almost threw the entire act way.

Almost threw it all away.

But it would have been selfish of me to satisfy my own damn curiosity and needs, when she had no idea what was at stake, what she was risking by being at Elite.

WHITNEY’S FOUR STAR REVIEW

I have been reading the Eagle Elite series from book one, anxiously awaiting each book as it comes out.  And though Enforce takes place during the Elite (book one) storyline, I’ve been excited because well… more Nixon and Chase!  Elite was told solely from Trace’s POV while Enforce has POV’s from Nixon, Chase, Tex and Phoenix.

This is not simply a re-telling of Elite either.  Those mafia boys were up to a lot that we didn’t know about and throwing Tex and Phoenix into the story really helped make it unique.  My heart just breaks for Phoenix and this book really sheds some light on all of the characters and why they act the way they do.  It sort of brings you back to the beginning and lets us know what they were all thinking.

The series definitely needs to be read in order (see the next section for info if you haven’t started the series yet) and I recommend reading Enforce after Elicit or Bang Bang.

If there were things you didn’t like about Elite, you may find the same problems here.  The characters are a bit immature but as the series progressed, they all grew up and acted more their age so it was easy to ignore in Enforce.

There is some sexual tension but no sex.  For a mafia book, this is pretty clean.  No cussing.  There is some violence but it’s not very graphic although it is much more so than in Elite.  These characters are not perfect.  They all have flaws and yet none of them have asked for the lives they were dealt so watching them struggle is tough.  Even the ‘bad guy’ will tug at your heart.

I highly recommend anyone who is a fan of the series to pick this up and give it a read.  If you are brand new to the series, you need to start at the beginning with Elite!

EAGLE ELITE SERIES INFORMATION

Reading order is Elite, Elect, Entice, Elicit, Bang Bang (a stand alone novella) and then Enforce.  Enforce takes place during the Elite storyline but is from the POV of all four main male characters.  I recommend reading it after Elicit as you will have a better appreciation for the characters and their storylines.  Enforce adds a lot of detail that Elite did not have.

If you haven’t begun this exciting series, get started with Elite!  Available now on Amazon, B&N, and iTunes.

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ABOUT RACHEL VAN DYKEN

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at http://www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

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Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway- Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

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Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite Series #4

Release Date: August 11, 2014

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SYNOPSIS

Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, twisted…my name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. I crave war more than peace, and I’m about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra…that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself.

But the only person able to do that…is my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it.

I’m cursed so I did it.

I’m numb so I held it.

I’m wicked so I liked it.

I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare–the five families greatest enemy. It’s my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I’m going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I’ve always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.

Blood Always Wins.

The only way out is death…yours.

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Whitney’s Five Star Review

BLOWN AWAY! That’s what I am after reading this book. The Eagle Elite series just gets better and better. Please note this series MUST be read in order or all of the reviews will contain spoilers.

This is going to be short because so much of the detail is in the surprises.  And yes, this book is full of surprises!  My jaw hit the floor a few times and I’d love to unread this book so I could experience it all again.  Just know that Rachel has outdone herself with Tex and Mo’s story. We get a few different POV’s (not just Tex and Mo) and it really works well. No problems with transitioning or tying all of their chapters together.

One thing that has impressed me about this series is that each book has gotten more mature which is needed to keep the storyline fresh. Tex’s personality is different enough from the other guys where this is not the same plot over and over. Rachel doesn’t really do sex in her books but holy hotness, this is by far the steamiest book of Rachel’s I have read. And again, it works because each book needs a new feel and the characters are getting older. The sex isn’t super detailed but it’s definitely there.

Rachel’s usual witty style of writing is evident and the few small typos I found did not detract from the reading experience.  The story flows nicely and even though there are many characters in this series, the author has done an outstanding job in developing their individual personalities.

Please, please read this book! Tex is amazing and I am even considering putting him up on Chase’s pedestal. The end does tie up nicely but leads you into the general idea of the next book in the series.

 

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About Rachel Van Dyken

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at http://www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

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