Monday, August 11, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Review : Elicit (Eagle Elite, #4) by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite, #4
by Rachel Van Dyken

August 11th, 2014

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Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. 

I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself. 

But the only person able to do my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it. 

Im cursed so I did it. 
I'm numb so I held it. 
I'm wicked so I liked it. 
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare--the five families greatest enemy. It's my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I'm going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I've always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill. 

Blood Always Wins. 
The only way out is death...yours. 

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family.

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My Review of Elect HERE
My Review of Entice HERE

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"Eight minutes where I'd rather time didn't exist." I whispered watching pain roll across his face in a wave. 

"Kiss me again." 

With a soft exhale, he brushed his lips across mine, little feathery strokes that tempted me with promises of something more. He used his tongue to trace the outline of my lips before sliding inside, past my teeth, tasting every inch of me, giving me every inch he could of himself. Living in the moment, both of us knowing that it would soon be over. 

"Seven." I whispered against his mouth.

"Go to school," he urged for a second time. "Make mistakes, Mo. Get in trouble, let Nixon find you sneaking wine into your backpack. Get sent to the Dean's office, make mistakes," he said again then licked his lips. "Let someone pick up the pieces of your broken heart, let someone fix what I destroyed."

"What if I want to drop out and hermit myself in my room?" I refused to look at him. 

"That's not living, Mo." Tex cupped my face. "I have five minutes left with you, do you want me to use it to kiss you or lecture you on why I'm right?" I grinned as a tear slid down my cheek. 


His smile matched mine. "I forget how much you like being scolded." 

"Only if the one scolding has a firm hand." 

"Every last inch of me is firm and you know it." Tex tugged me into his lap. "School will distract you, it will give you a better future then guns and war, it will take your focus from tragedy to the future. Please, for me, Mo, please try to do normal."

"Normal." I shook my head. "Not sure I know what that word is." 

"Normal," Tex repeated. "Making love to someone under a tree not because you have to say goodbye, but because it's the best way you can think to say hello." My lower lip quivered. "Normal." His voice was hoarse. "Marrying the love of your life not because her brother shoots you at point blank range--but because not marrying her would be a fate worse than death." He was silent then added, "Three minutes." I clenched his shirt with my hands and fought the urge to sob against his chest. "Normal." Tex's voice was barely audible. "Going from country to country, traveling all over the world, not because you have a hit on you, but because you want to see the girl you love smile in every country God ever created." 

I knew the time was ticking by, it seemed the less time we had the faster it went, I guess that's life. I was looking at two more minutes, maybe less, with my lover, my friend, and all I could do was clench his shirt in my hands and twist, somehow willing him to stay on the ground rather than get up and walk towards certain death. 

"Normal." Tex moved to his feet, helping me up. "Giving the woman you love two hours of your time, because you can't imagine spending your minutes, those precious seconds, any other way." Tex kissed my mouth hard, nearly bruising my lips before stepping back and kissing my nose. "Time's up," he said gruffly. 

"We're no longer friends." I said it as a statement, not even a question. 

"For two hours I was your lover, your friend, your everything." Tex looked away. "For the rest of eternity--I'm now your enemy."


Breathe in ... Breathe out ... Breathe in ... Breathe out!!!!

I don't even know where to freakin' begin with Elicit! I skipped dinner, I lost slept and my house is a mess, but who cares!!!!! This book was 100% worth it all!!!! I have read all of the books in the Eagle Elite Series, and I am addicted!!! I can't get enough!!! Rachel Van Dyken created a world where I want to escape to every single time!

Elicit is all about Tex Campisi and Monroe Abandonato. Tex and Mo's world will forever change when destiny comes knocking on the door and Tex has to take his place as the youngest Capo dei Capi. A destiny that might cost him his friends and the woman that he loves. 

I don't really want to give anything away about Tex and Mo's story. There are so many twists and turns that my head is still spinning!! This fourth installment of the Eagle Elite Series was more dark, emotional and intense than the other books. If you have not read any books of this series I highly recommend that you add them to your TBR list ASAP!! Trust me, you won't be disappointed! Rachel Van Dyken's writing style is PHENOMENAL!!! Don't get me wrong, I loved the previous books of this series, but Elicit,*t!!!  I lost count of all the WTF moments that left me speechless. This is an EPIC love story that will keep you turning the pages, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page! 

Tex and Mo are an explosive couple! Two strong and passionate people that are willing to do whatever it takes to protect one another. The chemistry between these two is blazing hot and the love that they have for each other is breathtaking! Prepare for some major *Swoon* attacks. Tex Campisi is AMAZING!!! I really liked Nixon and Chase in the previous books, but Text?!?!?! Oh, Mamma Mia! This Capo stole my heart!!! And, don't even get me started with Mo. She is the kind of heroine I love to read about. She's confident and she fights for what she wants. Nobody orders her around, and if they do, they will pay! She's a kicka** mafia princess! ;)

I often talk about my connection with the characters in a book. In this series, I have connected with all of the characters. After reading Elicit, I feel like I really know them all. These characters grew in each and every book. Nixon, Trace, Chase, Mil, Tex, Mo and other characters who I won't mention because I don't want to give out spoilers, all hold a special place in my heart. I loved the banter between the Eagle Elite boys and their girls. Freakin' hysterical!!! I LOL in so many occasions! Chase and Mil are getting extra brownie points for their scenes. I love these two to pieces!!! Another thing that I love in these books is the multiple POV's. And, I'm not only talking about two POV's . This book had more than three POV's and it made the story even more addicting! This series made me FEEL. I laughed and cried with them. Please make sure you have a box of tissues near by because you are going to need it! My heart is breaking all over thinking about the difficult moments these characters had to overcome. 

Eagle Elite is my first mafia related series that I read, and I love it!!! Rachel Van Dyken really knows how to pull us into the story from beginning to end! I highly recommend this series! It's in my top five favorite series of all time! I can't wait to see what's next!!!!!

***eARC received for honest review***

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I give, Elicit, by Rachel Van Dyken 5 action-packed, gripping, passionate, all-consuming stars! 

About the Author

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!

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