Enrage, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!!
Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: July 31st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.
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.
Dante slammed his hand into the tree, his jaw popped as he gritted his teeth together and then calm washed over him as he whispered near my ear, “Want me to kill him?”
A few people walked by and stared at us, it looked like he was kissing my neck, like we were normal college students sharing a moment.
Nope. Wrong story, kiddos.
He just offered to kill someone for offending me, run along, nothing to see here.
“After,” I said. “Kill him after he stops being useful to you, to the bosses.” I couldn’t believe what was coming out of my mouth, what I was agreeing to. “Yes.”
Dante pulled back, his face broke out into a smile. “How messed up is it that I’m actually looking forward to that moment?”
I gulped. “It’s in your blood.”
“I wish it wasn’t,” he said gruffly. “I wish I didn’t crave it — dream about it — almost as much as I wish I didn’t feel guilt every day because of it.”
I sighed and put my hands on his chest, then ran them up around his neck, he didn’t move, or flinch, so maybe we were having a moment as our mouths almost touched. “The only shame in life, is not being who you were truly born to be. If that means you kill the bad guys — kill the bad, guys Dante. Just don’t lose your soul in the process.”
“And if it’s already gone?” He croaked his eyes darkening as he slowly leaned in until his forehead touched mine.
Days ago I would have been terrified that his body was this close.
Days ago, I would have shoved him away and run.
Days ago, I would have shuddered that his bloodstained hands were running up and down my skin.
Today was different.
Today I closed my eyes and drank in the wicked scent of Dante Nicolasi, the cologne mixed with soap. I inhaled.
And opened my eyes again.
Yesterday I was angry. I was afraid.
Today. Against the tree.
Pinned by Dante’s arms.
I was safe.
“I’ll help you find it,” I whispered.
“Just don’t damn yourself in the process, El.” He cupped my face with his right hand, his eyes fell to my mouth, his half-lidded seductive look could stop a girl dead in her tracks.
The wives always talked about how attractive his father was, even at an older age.
Almost like he’d aged backward.
Dante was no different.
If it was possible for a human to get more attractive by the day — he’d be the one to prove you right.
“Are you going to kiss me again?” I asked hopefully.
“No.” He pulled away.
My heart sank into my stomach.
“Because I don’t want to start something I have no intention of stopping.”
My head jerked, our eyes locked, and I saw it. The honesty.
“Told you I’d never lie to you, El.” His voice had a warning edge to it, like I shouldn’t push him, push whatever invisible boundaries he’d mentally set up between us. His eyes never left mine.
And I knew, this was what he looked like when he was telling the truth.
His eyes pierced through my defenses in an unapologetic search for my heart, my soul.
And I let them.
“We should get to class.” I finally found my voice and started walking, he fell into step beside me.
And I spent the rest of the day thinking about the non-kiss.
And the promise that came with it.
My Book Review:
I am so EXCITED to go back to EAGLE ELITE!!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed this series by Rachel Van Dyken and I just cannot get enough of The Mob Bosses & The Wives!
Dante, Dante, Dante… I have a serious book crush on Sergio, but Dante is right up there!
“Dante Nicolasi was easily the most beautiful and horrible person I’d ever met in my entire life.”
Dante signed up to learn the ‘family business’ and the Mob Bosses quickly put him under their wing in grueling training which is more like torture. While, El is adjusting to living with the Italians after being saved by Frank from her abusive husband, Xavier. El and Dante are forced into close living quarters (sharing a bathroom) and attend Eagle Elite together.
“These are our cards, El.”
Dante & El are both forced into keeping up appearances and having to endure the mob life while trying to appear as normal college students living the life. Upon returning to Eagle Elite, they are introduced to the new ‘Elect’ which happen to be the Russians and they are not happy that El is in the Italian’s protection.
“She’s tasted mother Russia, what the hell would she go back to Little Italy?”
In Elude, I remember Andi discussing her sister that she had never met with Sergio. But nothing is mentioned about this in Enrage. BUT this book is another great mafia romance story, with so much more drama, conflict, and love going on! There are a couple other plot twists/story lines not only dealing with Dante & El… That you just have to read it!
“For the first time in my life I had hope that my future wouldn’t be filled with death but life.”
All I can say, without getting in trouble with the Elect, is that pick up this book its 68 chapters long that you will want to devour! “Blood in, no out…”
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Blood in.. No Out…
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Meet 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, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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