Thursday, May 15, 2014

Entice (Eagle Elite #3) by Rachel Van Dyken: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


Blurb:

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.

It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out.



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About the Author:

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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Review by Yvette:

Action, romance, suspense and a surprising bit of comedy – the Eagle Elite series by Rachel Van Dyken contains all this and more, immersing readers in the unpredictable and dangerous world of the mafia. When your main characters are figureheads of a criminal organization, there is never a dull moment in the narrative, and the series' third installment, Entice, delivers epic amounts of drama and bloodshed. While the overarching narrative introduced in the previous two books continues through Nixon’s perspective, Entice introduces a new plot featuring protagonists Chase and Mil, one that reveals an imminent threat from a mysterious source. With Entice, Rachel Van Dyken pulls out the big guns (pun intended), taking the story in a direction I never would've imagined and blowing my mind in the process.

After being the odd man out in the love triangle opposite Trace and Nixon, I was looking forward to the time when Chase would get his chance at requited romance. Granted, this romance came with an unexpected twist in the form of Mil, but their antagonistic rapport made for an entertaining read. The dichotomy between the couple worked particularly well because their differences complemented each other. Chase's easygoing and playful personality is a far cry from Mil's tendencies toward caution and suspicion, but together, each attempts to fix what is broken in the other.

Chase and Mil's romance provides a welcome respite from the ongoing chaos surrounding them, giving readers a few moments of peace amidst the action-packed narrative. Aside from these moments, though, Entice is nonstop excitement, with the members of the Elect and their families constantly on the alert. There's a sense of anticipation throughout the narrative, knowing something is coming but not quite knowing what that might be. The multiple-narrator format kept me on edge, never knowing what new revelation would emerge to shift the narrative in a new direction.

After reading Entice and the sneak peek of Elicit, I'm not sure whether I love or loathe Rachel Van Dyken for the stress she put me through. While I'm inclined to lean towards the former, my internal monologue while I was reading Entice consisted of a fair amount of curse words and disbelieving exclamations, especially after I read the chapters narrated by Tex towards the end. The short glimpse inside of his mind was fascinating because his character has always been a wild card in terms of his thoughts and motivations. The fact that Tex had me laughing aloud on multiple occasions during such serious circumstances had me (almost) wishing that the entire story was in his point-of-view. From the looks of the preview into Tex and Mo's upcoming story, Elicit, we're in for another pulse-pounding, jaw-dropping, the you-know-what hitting the fan type of read.

Rating: 5 Stars


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