Starting off my Thursday book reviews, I was trying to figure out where to start. I recently finished book 3 in this series, Entice. & Let me tell you, it was enticing! 😉 However, I feel the need to post the reviews to the first two first, as it is a series. Here we go.
Elite by Rachel Van Dyken (Book 1 Eagle Elite Series)
I had the most trouble putting this book down. Actually, I don’t think I did. Yes, I read it from start to finish in one sitting. I carried it to the bathroom with me and I’m not sure I ate dinner…I never thought I would be interested in a mafia book, but this was amazing and so well written.
Tracey Rooks grew up in Wyoming on her grandparents farm. It was the only life she ever knew. After her grandfather’s death, Tracey is all he has. When the Eagle Elite scholarship comes up, Tracey jumps at the chance to secure their future. When she unexpectedly wins the lottery, her life completely changes.
The students at Eagle Elite are unlike anyone she has ever met. When she first stumbles in the gates she meets Nixon, leader of the Elect. They have 3 rules- Don’t touch the elect. Don’t look at the Elect. & Don’t Speak to the Elect. No matter how hard she tries she can’t keep them from her. It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why. At first I really was irritated. Nixon was a complete jerk. But when Trace’s life as she knows it begins to unravel, Nixon & Chase are there for her in ways I didn’t expect. It was a wild ride this book but I loved every second of it. Nixon was a passionate, strong man. & Chase was a sweet, funny man. I couldn’t wait to see what was to come in the next book.
Elect by Rachel Van Dyken (Book 2 Eagle Elite)
Nixon. Chase. Trace. Nixon. Chase. Nixon?
Although this story didn’t hold me as completely as Elite did, I was so happy for it. It was an emotional book. When someone loves you so much that they would die for you, it’s a strong, all-consuming love. It’s hard to understand that kind of love. It’s hard to comprehend why someone would leave you after they promised to be there for you forever. Nixon would do anything for Trace. Even if it meant giving her to his cousin who he knew was in love with her. Chase is such a good guy. No amount of beating himself up can make me think less of him. He falls so hard for Trace and who can blame him? He spends almost every waking moment with her but even he knows that she and Nixon are meant to be together. But what happens if that isn’t possible? There were so many possibilities with this book and it just turned out so well. Go ahead- take the ride that is this series- you won’t be sorry!
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST 2 BOOKS!
Entice by Rachel Van Dyken (Book 3 Eagle Elite)
You guessed it, 5 stars!
This book was nothing short of amazing. Rachel Van Dyken has an extreme talent for putting a creative spin on a topic that otherwise, I would not have been interested in. Now I’m waiting very impatiently for the 4th installment in the series!
This is Chase’s story. Chase has agreed to do Mil a favor and marry her. Mil has just become the first female mob boss for the DeLange family and she has a huge target on her back. She needs Chase’s protection and his money.
Money & protection are two things Chase can give, no problem. His heart? How can he give her that if he’s no longer in possession of it. He’s still nursing a broken heart over losing Trace and doesn’t want to entertain the possibility that he could love again. Let alone to give his heart to the girl who embarrassed him so many years ago.
Oh but how the tables turn! As the blurb says, “loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated.”
Hold on to your seat and dive on in! Then check out all of Rachel Van Dyken’s other titles. Especially The Bet series (The Bet and The Wager) You won’t be sorry!