Thursday, 5 December 2013

Elect (Eagle Elite #2) by Rachel Van Dyken review



Synopsis:

Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will. 

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .

Expect release date: 10th December 2013


Alicia's Review:

WOW. I'm not sure what to say. I did not see half of them twists and turns coming. I've been completely blown away by this series. I never expected it to be so good but it is, by far, better than I ever imagined.

The emotions I got from reading Elite then Elect is outstanding. I was so excited but held in suspense all the way through.

So the love triangle in this series reminds me of the love triangle in Twilight series. Wait before you misunderstand me there. These books are NOT similar to the Twilight saga at all. Nothing alike. Both AMAZING for their own reasons but so far apart. What I mean is the love Bella felt for Jacob was never enough to out shine her love for Edward. My feelings for the characters were exactly like Bella's was and just as strong.

In the Eagle Elite series it's the same for me. There is not a chance that my feelings and love for Chase can out shine my love for Nixon. Chase may own my heart but Nixon holds my soul. That type of love can never be beaten. I still am and always will be team Nixon!

I wasn't sure where Rachel was going to take Elect after the way Elite ended. I have to say, she couldn't have made this book any better, any more amazing or any different. It's in a league of it's own!

5 stars baby!! #TeamNixon

Excerpt:

I woke up with a killer hangover. My fault. Grumbling, I took a shower and went downstairs to get some breakfast before I went over to the Space to see if Phoenix would change his tune.
“Hey.” Trace was sitting at the table eating some toast.
“Hey.” I waved. Idiot. She was sitting right in front of me.
Her eyes didn’t leave mine. I was frozen in place and could literally hear every beat of my heart in the silence.
“You’re wrong, you know.” She stood and walked toward me. “About a lot of things—everything, actually. And you’re an ass.”
“I—”
“I’m talking, you’re listening.” She smirked and grabbed the front of my shirt and pushed me toward the pantry. She slammed me against the door, pretty forcefully, I might add, and then opened it and shoved me in. I mean, I could fight her but I was too damn turned on and curious to do anything except stare at her.
“I. Want. You.” She took off her shirt. What the hell? “Only you.”Her jeans were next.
The pantry immediately became my number one favorite spot in the house.
Facing me in nothing but her scandalous white lacy underwear, she whispered in my ear. “This. What you see? What’s in front of you, it’s not just about me wanting you. I want all of you. I want to be vulnerable with you, exposed. But you have to let me…maybe the reason I don’t want to open up that part of myself to Chase is because he isn’t you, Nixon. He doesn’t have this.”She placed my hand on her bare skin right above her breast. Shit, I was slowly dying inside. Did she even realize what the hell she was doing to me?
“He doesn’t have our history, our past, our drama. I love him, you’re right. I love him so damn much that I can’t imagine life without him. But he and I—we aren’t this. So tell me, Nixon. Tell me if you want me to forget. I’ll forget what we have, if that’s really what you want. If you want me to jump into his arms without looking back, I will. But know I’ll hate you forever for giving me up.”
“I’m not,” I interrupted her. “You can’t give up something you never had.”
She slapped me hard across the face. “You promised, Nixon. You promised me.”
I kissed her hard on the mouth, clenching her wrists in my hands as I pinned her against the door. “You’re right,” I growled and pulled away. “And I’m sorry for hurting us, for hurting you, but Trace…next time you trap me in a closet, in nothing but your underwear. I will take advantage of you. I’ll screw you until you forget your own name. Don’t play with fire, and don’t mess with me. I’m still terrible for you; he’s better, and I stand by what I did. Now move out of the way before I truly lose control and steal your virginity next to the damn Cheerios.”
She crossed her arms over her chest and glared as I sidestepped her and walked out of the pantry and directly into Tex.
“Whoa!” Tex looked at my face and then lower. His smile widened.“Taking care of business in the pantry or Mrs. Butterworth just make you horny?”
“Shut up.”
“It’s cool! She’s naked, I get it!” Tex called after me, while I raced back up the stairs, grabbed my phone and keys, and then ran out of the house. Away from Trace, away from everything.
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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 and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! 

You can follow her writing journey at 

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author 
The Bet 
The Wager 
Ruin 
Elite (Eagle Elite)
The Devil Duke Takes A Bride
Tear: A Seaside Novel
Upon A Midnight Dream
Whispered Music
The Wolf's Pursuit 
The Ugly Duckling Debutante
The Redemption of Lord Rawlings
Waltzing with the Wallflower 
Beguiling Bridget
An Unlikely Alliance
The Seduction of Sebastian St. James
Compromising Kessen
Every Girl Does It
The Parting Gift 
Pull: A Seaside Novel 
Shatter: A Seaside Novel 
Divine Uprising

Coming Soon 
The Gamble 
Elect (Eagle Elite) 
Entice (Eagle Eite) 
Elicit (Eagle Elite)
Irresistible Terms 
When Ash Falls 
Forever: A Seaside Novella 
Fall: A Seaside Novel 
Toxic
The Spinster Club

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