Sunday, December 29, 2013

Elect (Eagle Elite #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: December 10th, 2013
Rate: Loved it

Would you die for the one you love?

Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will. 

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .

Rachel Van Dyken made me love Eagle Elite in the first book, but in this second book I totally adore it! 
Elect is even funnier, hotter, messier, more romantic and with more mafia style than the first book, and what makes it even more irresistible is the love triangle going on between Nixon, Tracey and Chase in order to keep Tracey safe. I had high hopes when I started reading this book, and Rachel Van Dyken did not disappoint me.
Elect picks up right where Elite finished. The war between families that started in the first book is still ongoing and now they also have the visit of what we could call the original mafia family. Also, in this story, Nixon sacrifices everything for the love of his life: Tracey. And in order to keep her safe, he leaves her with his cousin, the other boy that is in love with Tracey.
It was the best, hottest and most difficult love triangle I ever read about. Nixon seems to be the perfect fit for Tracey. He's bossy, only follows his own rules and would be the perfect definition of bad and dangerous boy. While Chase, is more softer than Nixon. He can be categorized in the good boy section. All taking into account that we are in the middle of a mafia war and the boys are part of a mafia family.
But how can you not fall for the bad boy who's risking everything, even his own life, in order to save you? And how can you not fall for the boy who's been there all the time and that seems that he would die for you, too, even if he knows that your heart belongs to his cousin?
Yes, it was difficult to decide between these two badass boys. But I think that I love a little bit more Chase. Rachel made me want him even more! Nixon sacrifices all, but Chase, too. In a different way since he's not the boss, but he'd also die for Tracey even when he knows she belongs to Nixon. Is all so heartbreaking!
The plot was simply amazing. Well built and leaving nothing behind, there's more action in this story than in the first one and we get to see new characters, too. And, as I said before, the love triangle between Nixon, Tracey and Chase thickens.
This story made me smile, cry, gasp and I simply couldn't stop reading. Full of unexpected turns and dangerous situations, a Shakespearean touch of impossible love, lots of hot, badass boys, redemption, suspense, drama, romance and betrayal. All with a mafia touch that made me love this book from the very first page until the end. It simply captivated me and made me crave for more! So I'm definitely waiting, anxiously, for the next two books: Entice and Elicit.

I still have the same actors in mind when I read the Eagle Elite series, so I'm going to repeat this time:

Jordan Legault as Nixon
Gabriella Wilde as Tracey
Mario Ermito as Chace

What do you think, Book Addicts?

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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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