Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blog Tour: Envy by Rachel Van Dyken

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series…

Every family has rules, the mafia just has more….
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani’s future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.

4.5 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I love Rachel Van Dyken's Eagle Elite series. She can write the biggest, most diabolical mobsters and yet have me swoon over them just the same!

Renee is the nanny for Nixon's daughter and Phoenix's son. While she is no stranger to the life that these men lead, she longs for the day that she will be going away for school. She's 21 and wants a life separate from this one. No more guns and blood and fighting.

Vic Abandonato watches over the family. He will protect them with his life. He is an assassin. He takes out who he needs to and doesn't hesitate to do it. Time and time again.

Vic Corazon Abandonato.
In all his gory glory.
Tight black pants.
Tight black shirt.
Enough guns strapped to him to win an all-out war.
And no smile. 

Renee isn't exactly immune to Vic's charms. Now Vic...he's to protect Renee, but he wants her. With every fiber of his being. But she is never to be his.

"I have enough deaths to pay for-I wold not survive having yours on my head too."
"Because you would get killed?" I croaked.
That smirk, that beautiful smirk, crept across his face again. 
"No, Renee, because I wouldn't want to live-not knowing that I was allowed to and you were in the cold, hard ground."

Just like every book in this series, nothing and no one is as they appear. Renee's life is clouded with mystery and she seems to be the only one in the dark. Vic has taken vows to protect and vows that have changed his life forever. Renee is not his for the taking.

My loyalty had never been tested in such a violent or ridiculous way. 

In the midst of all this suspense, Ms. Van Dyken's sense of snarky humor manages to lighten the dark side of this read.

I could see her toned thighs fucking taunting me with every step she took in my direction. I wanted to lick between them to see how many licks it would take to get to her center. 

I don't think I will ever look at a Tootsie Pop the same way again.

Things are going to get ugly. Things are going to get gory. Prepare to be horrified at some parts.

The mafia didn't do things by accident. It was no accident she had been asked to watch the children. 

Nixon has always been my favorite, but he barely resembles the same man he was in the first book. Even then, he knew he would ascend to great power, but along the way he has hardened to such a ruthlessness that sometimes I wonder who the hell he is-the choices he makes, the actions he takes-jeez this guy makes Don Corleone look like a lamb.

I watched in horror as Nixon dug the knife into the top of Vic's hand and started etching out the different names that he'd sworn to protect. 

How can two people with such different values and morals ever be together in a world that is filled with revenge and blood lust?

I pulled back and laughed. I laughed hard because I was happy. Because she made me happy. 
Because for the first time in a long time-I knew joy. 

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Rachel Van Dyken’s ENVY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
July 25th
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Booknerdingout – Review & Excerpt
Ceej's Life Reads – Review & Excerpt
Fun Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
Lost to Books – Review
Marta Likes do Read – Review & Excerpt
The Bookish Sisters – Review & Excerpt
July 26th
AMPed Up Books –Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Bookworm Misfit – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
S3OC – Review & Excerpt
July 27th
A Fortress of Books – Excerpt
BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Freak – Review
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Cool Flight – Review & Excerpt
July 28th
Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt
Ginreads – Review
Melena's Reviews –Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Excerpt
July 29th
All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt
Life with Lesley – Review & Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
Novel Grounds – Review
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
July 30th
Jenn Avery Romance Lover – Review & Excerpt
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Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt
Thestarslisten – Excerpt
July 31st
Cup of Tea Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ebook Indulgence – Review
Lisa Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt
August 1st
3 degrees of fiction – Review & Excerpt
Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
Naughty and nice book blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt
August 2nd
Babbling Chatter Reads – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Kiss and Tell Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt
Sentranced Jem – Review & Excerpt
August 3rd
Naughty Mom Story Time – Review & Excerpt
Nightbird Novels – Review
SA Clayton – Excerpt
The Divas Book Lounge – Review & Excerpt

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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