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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Review: Enrage (Eagle Elite #8) by Rachel Van Dyken


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Publisher: Rachel van Dyken (July 31, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: 
Part of a world I loathe.
Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.
Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.
I'm. In. Hell.
Also known as the Cosa Nostra.
My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.
Son to a murdered mob boss.
Heir to a throne of murder and lies.
My name is Dante Nicolasi.
And there will be blood.



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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

It has been about a week since I finished this novel. And I'm still not entirely sure I can talk about it in a way that is going to do it justice. I have been with these people since Elite came out back in 2013. I have laughed with them. I have cried with them. I have celebrated the birth of babies and mourned the loss of characters that had come to mean a lot to me. I have watched them go from intimidating college students to bad ass mafia leaders. And I have watched as their world became more and more violent. Because as you know with the mafia, it's blood in - NO out. 

And even knowing all I know about these characters and their lives, I was not prepared for Enrage. This book gutted me emotionally in a way that I wasn't prepared for. It seemed as though I ran the gauntlet of emotions while reading. I smiled seeing Nixon with his daughter, I cringed watching Dante go through his training. My heart broke for El and all she had been through, not to mention what she was being put through by those who meant well for her. I was suspicious of the Russian students, and I swooned when Dante and El finally realized that they could save each other. That they were in fact perfect for each other. And then the ending. I have SO MANY WORDS about the ending, but unfortunately without giving away some major spoilers the only thing I can say about it is that Rachel van Dyken has done it again. 

This is one of those stories that will stick with you long after you've read it. It will leave you in disbelief. I will leave you in tears. And it will leave you begging for the next installment. 

In conclusion, I am sure this story will appeal to those readers who like well written and engaging stories that are brutal (in a good way) and unapologetic.


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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                               Enrage (Eagle Elite #8) is available from Amazon.com


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