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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: RIP by Rachel van Dyken


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Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken (October 20, 2015)


From Goodreads.com:  Pretty things aren't meant to be broken. 
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I'm her nightmare.
I'm her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn't remember me.
She will.
It's inevitable.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury--I can't.
She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.
I bit.
I tasted.
I fell.
Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.
 
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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Before we get into my review, can we all take just a moment to admire this cover? Its ok, I'll wait - I know it takes a few minutes to really take in all the details. Now that we've all gotten that out of the way (oh and did I mention that's Rachel's husband on the cover?) we can move on to our review.

RIP takes place within her well-established Eagle Elite world, however, like the rest of this series, this novel can be read as a stand alone as well. There are no cliff-hangers and while characters from her other novels are present as well, you wouldn't be missing anything if you jumped into this series beginning with this story (although the entire series is so good, why would you want to start now and not with book one)? If you have been reading this series from the begining however, I will say that I would read this book after you have already finished Elude as the timelines do sort of over-lap. 

As with her other stories, the characters featured in RIP are all extremely complex and well developed. And even though this has been an on-going series, Rachel still manages to throw in some unexpected twists and surprises that leaves the reader in awe. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book not only to fans of Rachel, but also to people who are looking for a good mafia based story, or just someone wanting a story that will grip them tight and take them on a well-written and engaging ride. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.
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RIP is available from Amazon.com

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