Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Elicit (Eagle Elite #4) by Rachel Van Dyken

Release: August 11th, 2014
Rate: Loved it (5 stars)


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.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family.

Book Addicts, you can start fangirling right now because Rachel Van Dyken did it again. This time with Tex Campisi. She brought the Eagle Elite series to another level: more blood, more mafia, more betrayal, more romance and definitely with the badass guys we have fell in love with.

We have met Tex Campisi before and we know about his darker side. But after killing his father, all the mafia families are waiting to see what the next Cappo is going to choose: stay with the Abandanato and choose family or go with the Campisi and choose blood. There's a war coming and Tex Campisi and Mo Abandanato are in the crossfire. 

As a fan myself of the Eagle Elite series I can just say that Rachel Van Dyken is starting to making her stories darker and involving more and more the darker side of being part of a italian mafia family. Bringing the story that adrenaline that the reader experiences by being on edge the whole story and not knowing if blood or love is going to reign.

I love it and Tex and Mo are a darker and modern version of Romeo and Juliet. I was waiting on their story, because I wanted to see how their families would interfere in their romance. A romance that has grown with the years and that has suffered a lot. And they are not only an inspiration, they bring a funny side to the story when they are together, joking, and they are the prove that, for love, you can do unthinkable things. Even betraying the one you love. 

Another difficult thing is to keep all the characters from previous stories alive in the present one, and Rachel Van Dyken has the ability to never forget any single one of them and even have the audacity to introduce new ones that would be potential main characters in future Eagle Elite series. Knowing when they have to be part of the story, when it's time to twist and turn the story and when it's time for the main couple to play they part. 

Another thing I love and that makes my heart beat faster every time I read a new Eagle Elite story? How the author misleads you at first. I'm not saying anything else for those readers who have not read Elicit or Entice, where you can see clearly what I'm talking about. Just saying that the almost heart attack? Is definitely worth it.

I am a Chase fan all the way down, but Tex has also a space in my heart. All thanks to his beautiful story full of sacrifice, pain and badass moments. And the only thing left to say is that I make an exaggerated bow while fangirling and thanks Rachel Van Dyken for bringing her writing to another mind-blowing amazing level. 
Fans of badass guys who are loyal until the end, must read this series and everyone looking for a good, full of emotion and epic romance have to read the stories of the Eagle Elite's boys. Definitely a must read.

His eyes flickered to my lips. Before I could stop myself, I kissed him. Our mouths collided. Tex lifted me into the air, growling as his hands slid into my hair giving it a little tug so that he could kiss down my neck. When his mouth found mine again, he broke off the kiss with a curse, taking a step away, his chest heaving.
“I’m sorry,” I murmured, mouth swollen and eyes filling with tears. “I know you hate me.”
Tex’s eyes hardened as he placed his hands on his hips and looked away. “I could never hate you as much as I love you. That type of hate? That depth of hate? Doesn’t exist, baby, believe me, I search for it every night that you lay next to me and I refuse to touch you. I crave it every minute of every day when I see your beautiful face.”

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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!

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