From New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, comes ENVY, a new novella in her Eagle Elite Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series…
Every family has rules, the mafia just has more…. Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to. Do not make eye contact unless you want to die. And above all else, do not fall in love. Renee Cassani’s future is set. Her betrothal is set. Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that. He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer. And he only wants one thing. Her. Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying. Good thing Vic has a firm hand.
The Eagle Elite family are back they may all be that little bit older but they've lost none of their fierceness.
In this story we follow Nixon's cousin Vic from previous books we know what he does for the family what he's capable of but we don't know him. Renee is the nanny he can't help but watch even though she's off limits and Renee is just biding her time so she can leave her overprotective family behind.
What I didn't realise that Vic took an oath to remain loyal to the family that means no distractions no love interest in fact he has to be celibate.
This was a totally different take on a forbidden love story. I loved the two main characters the push and pull between them, the red hot chemistry it just worked perfectly. The author always manages to make me fall in love with her guys no matter what kind of monster they are.
I can't wait to get more of the Eagle Elite guys it's a series I never want to end.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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The Eagle Elite...how do I love thee! Let me count the ways...
This series is my unicorn. It is the happy place, the warm fuzziness I need with guns, gore, and mafia. Clearly my unicorns fight more than graze. Lol. These "unicorns" run the world. They aren't rainbow following happily lazing unicorns. No, they are the guns blazing, knife throwing, and drugging kind. My unicorns fight for love, fight for the right thing, and will do anything for family. So...
Let me count the ways...
Phoenix (though it took a bit)
Sergio (still cry whenever I think of his journey)
Ax (must not forget him)
and now Vic.
Rachel find some way to make you feel all the feels (All the feels!!!!) In every single one of these books. Even in this novella! I'm not ashamed to say I cried. I own it because when family hurts, you hurt.
Do yourself a favor, join the family. They will always be there to pick you up! And for those of you already in "the family" what are you waiting for? Vic has something to say.
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I tried not to judge. It was hard. They were mafia bosses—I got it. Or at least I thought I understood it since I had grown up around it. But my upbringing wasn’t as severe. My dad was a Nicolasi and always kept things quiet around us. It wasn’t until I was twelve that I realized it wasn’t normal for us to make as much money as we did through two jewelry stores and five laundromats. I wrongly assumed that every business owner with a lot of cash drove a bulletproof Mercedes to protect their family. The older I got, the more horrified I became of the life my father lived, the life he forced us to live, and the complete unrest I felt every time I closed my eyes and prayed for him to come home. He was a made man. One of the best in the family, which meant Phoenix trusted him, which in turn meant he trusted me to watch his little boy. And every time Phoenix looked at his phone I wondered if it was my dad texting, if he was alive, if he was okay. He’d been gone for a month. We hadn’t heard from him except for a few “hey, I’m alive” texts. I hated this life. And I wanted out. “Renee.” Nixon leaned down and touched my shoulder. “Are you okay?” I stilled. Remembered not to look directly into his eyes and forced a smile. “I’m just tired, you know how it is.” “Kids do that to a person,” Phoenix piped in, finally sheathing the knives he’d apparently pulled out in the last few seconds that I’d been thinking about my dad. “We need to leave in five.” Nixon stood. I looked away. I had to. It made me sick to my stomach the blood these men had on their hands and the way they so casually talked about killing as if they were discussing the latest episode of This Is Us. I forced a smile at Serena and Junior just as the front door swung open, nearly coming off its hinges. There he stood. My nightmare. Vic Corazon Abandonato. In all his gory glory. Tight black pants. Tight black shirt. Enough guns strapped to him to win an all-out war. And no smile. The man never smiled. It wasn’t in his makeup to smile. The one time he smiled was at Chase, and I think it was just a happy accident because Chase looked as shocked as the rest of the group did. I glanced away, again making sure I wasn’t drawing attention to myself, and fed the kids. Vic was a silent killer. I imagined that people didn’t even know they were dying until they saw the blood running like a river from their chests. I shivered. That’s what assassins for the mafia did. They weren’t made men, they weren’t in line for boss. They did the dirty work-and they took the fall for it. They had one job. Protect the family at all costs.
About Rachel Van Dyken:
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, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!