Review: Empire (Eagle Elite #7) by Rachel Van Dyken



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I have lost everything.
My purpose.
My love.
My soul.
Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle–the promise I made her, brings me back.
So I breathe.
I live.
I hate.
And I allow the anger to boil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade.
I am broken, I dont want to be fixed.
One last trip to New York, one last chance to redeem a lost part of the mafia family. The Empire is crumbling and it’s my job to fix it, my job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago.
The only issue is, the only way to fix, is to do something I swore I’d never do again.
An arranged marriage.
Only this time.
I won’t fall.
Or so help me God, I’ll kill her myself.
My name is Sergio Abandanoto, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate–you have no idea.
I am the mafia.
I am the darkness.
Blood in. No out.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 12.53.20 AM5 stars

I knew this was going to crush me, but heal me at the same time.

Sergio is empty. Andi is gone, and she’s not coming back. He knows this, but he just doesn’t want to accept it. I felt so bad for him. He had a lot of responsibilities, and he was expected to do everything and anything for blood.

Val is so lovely. She’s the opposite of Andi. She’s shy, innocent, and gentle. I really didn’t want to like her too much, because I didn’t want to feel like I was betraying Andi, but like Sergio, I couldn’t help it. I know Andi would have been mad if I didn’t give Val a fair chance.

This story was heart breaking and heart warming at the same time. It’s a beautiful story. I really loved this, and I finally felt peace and happiness from Sergio.


The loving couple in the rain



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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, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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