Ember by Rachel Van Dyken
Eagle Elite #5
Release Date: FEB 19
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.
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
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