By: Rachel Van Dyken
Published: May 13, 2014
Source: Personal Kindle Library
From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...MY REVIEW:
“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.
I've said many times that Mafia + Romance = a great story. I have enjoyed this series from book one. There are some cliche moments and a predictable ending, but I enjoyed it all the same.
This story is the continuation to Chase's story from book 2, specifically the continuation of the "big bang" surprise that comes at the end of book two, Elect.
This book is told from alternating POV's of Chase, Mil and Nixon. Chase, along with his best friend Nixon have been thrust in to the rolls of Mafia bosses over their families at a very young age. As such they find themselves having to sort out the fallout of age old wars between all of the mafia families. Mil's family is part of what started the war and she is now the first ever female boss over them. Many, even her own blood, want her dead. What she needs is money and protection and she knows Chase can provide both.
There's bloodshed, there's angst, there's love - this series has it all when it comes to a great contemporary romance.
I'd always been attracted to danger. And Chase? His very name was the definition of the word.
I was playing with fire. Chase was the flame.
I was that guy. If you asked me - it was worse than the friend zone.
"I can't help but want you. I can't help but need you. I can't help but depend on you."
Final Rating - 4 stars.
To see my other reviews from this series, follow the links below:
Book One, Elite (5 stars!).
Book Two, Elect (4.5 stars!)