5+++ Star Review: Elude (Eagle Elite, #6) by Rachel Van Dyken

Saturday, 24 January 2015 No comments
Elude (Eagle Elite, #6)Elude by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+++ Stars

Words cannot express my love of this series. Yes, it’s far-fetched with young men, and women, running the largest Italian mob families in the USA but so brilliantly written that even the harshest of critics couldn’t take away from the truly gripping storyline.

In this instalment we spend time with the ghost that is Sergio. After his fall from grace in the eyes of the Italian families his only hope to survive the fallout is to accept an arranged marriage to the estranged daughter of one of the largest Russian mob families. Andi is beautiful, feisty and sassy but she's also dying of leukaemia. Knowing her time is short, she embraces her life with a determination and passion and despite not loving Sergio, she is more acceptant of the marriage than he is. Sergio is furious that his choice has been taken from him and Andi revels in his frustration and taunts him until he cracks and finally accepts her, if not married life.

5 Star Review: Elicit (Eagle Elite, #4) by Rachel Van Dyken

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 No comments
Elicit (Eagle Elite, #4)Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is fast becoming one of my all time favourite series. The complexity and passion in the storyline makes your heart beat and your nerves tingle. What started off as a NA treat has become a Mob masterclass.

Tex Campisi is probably my favourite character. He is extremely funny, sweet, beautiful and above all an accomplished killer. The love of his life is none other than Mo, Nixon's sister and despite the threats Nixon rains down on him in a daily basis about staying far away from his sister, Tex is powerless to her charms. Mo is perfect for Tex, she too is a highly skilled fighter and with her knives strapped to her body, any man should fear her, including Tex. The real magic though appears when these two are together. Unable to resist their love for each other but knowing they can never be together, Tex and Mo's emotions explode.

This story continues with the families battling for control and with the Sicilian threat ever looming and Tex being expected to take the reins of the Campisi empire, the group have to work together to find the best way to alleviate the pressure they are facing and which will arrive at their door all too soon.

I love the passion and determination Mo shows throughout this story. She loves her man and nothing and no-one will stop them being together. The extremes she goes to to protect and keep Tex from harm is breathtaking as is her resolve to once and for all make this man hers for eternity.

I won't go into details about the storyline as it will spoil it too much if you haven't already read it but you will be blown away at the return of a ghost and also getting to know a couple of new characters a little better. I love the way everything is solved with a punch, gun shot or a stabbing in their lives. Far fetched, yes, but totally enjoyable and crackpot crazy!!!

I can't wait to read the next instalment but in the meantime there are some novellas to whet your appetite for more and to fill in some of the gaps. I don't know how Rachel does it though. With so many complex twists and turns she brings her readers to a crescendo only to leave them wanting more once again. For me that's the sign of a truly talented writer.

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5 Star Review: Hero by Samantha Young

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 No comments
HeroHero by Samantha Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Copy provided by the author, Netgalley & Little, Brown Book Group UK in return for an honest review.

HERO: Such a small, inconsequential word but which embodies a love story that is captivating, fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding. Caine and Alexa are two beautiful characters with sass, sex appeal, and unfortunately intertwined lives that have set them apart in the cruellest of ways but can they overcome their differences in order to be in the same room together let alone fall in love?

5 Star Review: Ember (Eagle Elite, #5) by Rachel Van Dyken

Monday, 19 January 2015 No comments
Ember (Eagle Elite, #5)Ember by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you love your mafia books then you’ll adore this series. It’s subtly dark and dangerous and your imagination runs riot as you visualise in graphic detail the horrors that are experienced at the hands of those with Cosa Nostra blood running through their veins.

This series really does get better and better and I never want it to end. What this book portrays is a story of hope and redemption which Phoenix firmly believes he isn’t entitled to after the atrocities of his past.