Saturday, May 17, 2014

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

Release Date: May 13th 2014
Rate: Loved it (5 stars)

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.

I thought I couldn't fall more in love with this series, but Chase Winter won my girly heart and the bookish one, too. Entice is back with more mafia, more guns, more hot, badass guys and more danger. But what makes this third book in the Eagle Elite series rise the temperature and make girls go crazy is that this is Chase Winter's story. How he looses everything... for a girl!

Chase Winter, cousin of Nixon Abandonato, head of the Abandonato crime family, is loyal to his cousin and family, 'cause family it's everything. Not long ago thought he found his middle half, he put her above his family, but he lost her over Nixon.
Now nursing a broken heart, he finds himself marrying strong and temperamental Mil de Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US. They have story and they are starting a new life as a married couple, but all is a fake to keep Mil out of danger. However, what starts as a favor, might turn real. Very real.
When danger starts to follow the whole family, secrets must be revealed or they would all loose their lives. 

Entice starts with one epic, emotional and heart-stopping prologue that made me cry. I couldn't believe it and it definitely stop my breath, which I think it was what the author meant: to leave the readers speechless. 

As the story begins, it gave me the impression that Chase was running out of time. Danger was lurking at every single moment they turned their heads, but they also have their moments. Moments to heal, to find themselves and to fall in love. 
This story is as badass as every other Eagle Elite book, but this is Chase Winter and he can make any mafia guy look sexy as hell as sweet. So, to me, this story was the sweetest of them all. 

What I like about Rachel Van Dyken writing, aside that is simply perfect and keeps the reader deep into the story and makes you fall in love with every single character, is that she doesn't forget about her "past" characters. Meaning that we get different point of views in this story, too. We obviously get the chance to be inside Chase and Mil's head, but we get a second chance with Nixon and Tracey. Although I was beyond happy to know how the loving couple were doing after Elite and Elect, I found myself craving for Mil and Chase's chapters.

I thought I couldn't fall more in love with Chase or with the mafia gang, but I found myself deeply into the story and wishing for it to not end just yet. As in every single Eagle Elite book, this one has one sweet and loving finale, followed but a mind-blowing follow-up that makes you crave for more, for the following book and to know what's going to happen.

What's left to say is that Entice is a mind-blowing, badass book that's definitely a must read. And if you haven't read any of the Eagle Elite I can only tell you to start right now. You're missing some hot, badass guys that would blow your mind from the very first page!
Filled with action, danger, guns, fights, mafia-style, hot guys and romance, Entice is one of those books about bad boys you should hate, 'cause of their job, but they are so amazingly hot, loving and loyal to each other that makes you want to be part of the family, too. Definitely one of my favorite reads of this year.

by Rachel Van Dyken

“Ten bucks says the only person not packing is Mils grandma by marriage.” Mo said once we’d all finished eating our dinner, which has basically been a painful process of chewing, swallowing,drinking unhealthy amounts of wine and trying to stare at my plate to keep from looking at Trace, while my wife sat next to me. Hell had officially risen to earth and I was smack dab in the middle of it trying my damndest to remember how to swallow without choking — without dying a little bit inside each time I saw him touch her face. And trying not to feel like an ass when Mil caught me staring — again. I’d resolved about an hour ago to actually be the man she needed me to be and I was already failing. Horribly. The second time I looked,Mo kicked me under the table but accidentally hit Tex instead causing everyone to look up, which was probably why Mo said what she did.
We all turned heads to look at the hundred year old woman. She was currently on her fourth glass of wine and looked to be about two seconds away from falling into her chicken cacciatore.
“Nope.” Nixon shook his head. “It’s always the ones you don’t expect. My money’s on Grandma.”
“I’ll take that bet.” Tex rose. “Seems like someone needs to fall on their own knife and all that. This has to be the most depressing wedding I’ve ever gone to and that includes the fake one Mo made for her kittens when she was four.”
“They lived happily ever after.” Mo tilted her head into the air and narrowed her eyes.
Tex leaned down and tapped Mo on the nose. “Yes if happily means they lived for five damn minutes before marching directly into oncoming traffic.”
“I think the wedding just hit its low point.” Mil muttered. “Save us, Tex. I beg you. Find the gun and I’ll give you a prize.”
“Prize?” Tex’s eyes lit up. “As in—”
“As in her new husband won’t punch you in the face. You’re welcome. Yay, prizes.” I did a fake punch into the air. “Now go create some excitement before Nixon starts picking people off with his semi-automatic.”
Nixon rolled his eyes. “Right, like I’d even bring—”
“It’s in the SUV.” Trace answered sounding bored. “Saw it when I took out my dress.”
“Damn.” He looked away.
Just then a very drunk looking cousin Vinnie got up and took the microphone from the band. “Look here! I have a toast to the bride and groom!” The feedback from the microphone mixed with his inability to stand up straight caused him to drop the stand and then fall flat on his ass.
“For the love of God save us all.” I pushed Tex towards Grandma.
We all sat at the table, the very depressing bridal party table, and watched as Tex slowly made his way towards the elderly woman.
“This won’t end well.” Trace said under her breath. “The man has the subtleness of a bomb.”
“Exactly.” Mo grinned from ear to ear.“I did say we needed entertainment, didn’t I?”
“Mo… ” Nixon warned.
“He cheated on me Nixon. Let me have my fun.” She said smoothly.
“He what?” Nixon roared jumping to his feet, curious stares pinned in our direction as Mo grabbed his hand and pulled him back to his seat.
“I’ve got this. You aren’t the only one who knows how to use their powers for evil, brother. Revenge is a bitch, isn’t that what they say, Trace?”
She looked guiltily down at her hands.Yeah, double meanings I could really get without. Hopefully Mo wasn’t going to get Tex shot at our wedding, not that I’d be against it. This was the first I heard of him cheating, granted, Mo hadn’t really been all that for sharing recently. She was as secretive as ever. Something told me it was for a reason,but I’d been too wrapped up in my own drama to even ask. How bad did I suck as a half brother? Bad, real bad. On a scale of one to ten in the suckiness department I’d be around an eleven.
Tex finally reached her chair and sat down next to her, his smile was wide, I couldn’t tell what he was saying but his hands were all over the place, and then he set one hand on Grandma.
“Oh this isn’t going to end well.” Mo chuckled. “She hates being touched.”
“It is Tex.” I pointed out. “She could do a lot worse.”
“Doubtful.” Mo snorted crossing her arms.
Holy shit what the hell? Had I been living under a rock for the past few months? What went down? And how didn’t I know about it.
I winced when Tex moved his other hand next to Grandma’s leg. Probably wouldn’t be a good time to tell him that she’d seen her fair share of murder. I almost closed my eyes when she looked down at his hand.
“Aw shit.” Nixon shook his head. “You had to challenge him, Mo.”
Mo’s face twisted into a murderous smile as she pointed and exclaimed. “Game. Set. Match.”
Grandma had Tex by the balls.

“Ouch!” This from Mil.

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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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