Rating: 5 out of 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.
In the first two books, we’ve all been riveted around Trace and Nixon dangerous relationship. We’ve only seen glimpses of Chase Winters, Nixon’s right hand man and his competition for Trace’s heart. His intensity was often masked by the scary persona he wore… and wear it well, he did. Only Trace was able to get through to him and it was heartbreaking to see him lose the girl he loved to his best friend. After Elect, I wanted to see Chase find a semblance of a happily ever after, even as they live in a perilous nightmare.
Chase Winters’ life has been heading south. Not only did he lose the girl he loved, he also finds himself trapped in a marriage arrangement with the new, young boss of the De Lange family. The De Langes are not really popular among the mafia families especially since their last boss betrayed the Chicago mafia. And now, Emiliana “Mil” De Lange, daughter of one of the most hated mob bosses in the Chicago outfit is running from her own blood. The De Langes do not want a girl to lead the family and they are all scrambling to take her out of the picture. And Chase, knight-in-shining-armor-extraordinaire, just had to protect Mil from the bad guys. Marrying into the Abandonato family ensures a modicum of safety that can buy Mil just enough time to set right the wrongs her father brought upon the family.
The most intriguing part about this whole affair is that Mil and Chase already has a shared history even before the events of Entice. It gave their relationship a depth that would have otherwise been lost if it was yet another insta-love story. Furthermore, I think the fact that they’ve both been sexually involved before made for some utterly intense sexual tension. They want each other, no doubt about it. I mean, it’s CHASE WINTERS… who could NOT want him (except Trace, of course, but that’s beside the point). My point is that, RVD could not have made this anymore delicious than it already is!
Like any good mafia-themed book, Entice hooked me with the heart-racing action sequences. What would this series be without gun-toting maniacs running around and blowing things up, right? Their dangerous circumstances also gave our favorite gang that tangible desperation as they tried to fight their way to the end and remain in one piece.
There really is something captivating with the way RVD writes. I mean, Entice kept me in breathless anticipation of what’s coming up after each page. Having read the first two books, I’ve come to expect the unexpected when it comes to this series but RVD continually surprises as she ups the ante for this series with Entice. I mean, from the prologue itself, I knew something bad was waiting for me between the pages of this book and I even had an idea about how it’s all going to go down. That said, it felt like such a treat to be shocked to the core and shaken all over.
Each book in the Eagle Elite series has been a climactic experience. Entice is the third book and I can feel the story winding up into a dramatic and explosive close. RVD is talented in the way she sets up future installments while still enriching the story of the current book. That’s how I felt as I was reading Entice. This is no doubt Chase’s story. He owned it. But the hint of what is yet to come excites me beyond imagination!
Kudos to RVD! I’ve written several reviews of her books and this one is no different. Her writing is smooth and flawless and such a joy to devour. Entice may be a quick read but it definitely does not pull any punches! If you’re a fan of mafia books, go check out this amazing series! You won’t be disappointed!
didn't get a chance to post sooner. Sorry, bookworms!