Wednesday 20 May 2020

♛ Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals #1) ♛ Rachel Van Dyken ♛

A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend…

I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.

But ever since the incident.

Ever since Him.

There’s been a war in our little clique.

After all, a house divided cannot stand.

He’s the problem, not me.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.

Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.

And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.

Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worse thing?

Fall in love with your best friend.


And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

ARC received for an honest review

Me as I was reading Ruthless Princess: I laughed. I got angry. I still hate Nixon. I was WTF and holy hell. I cried. Did I say I still hate Nixon. I cried again.

I don't think I need to say any more.

But I will.

Firstly, that cover is FIERCE and I will definitely be getting this book for my shelf.

secondly, this could be read as a stand alone, however to me, if you haven't read the Eagle Elite series (at least in part) things may get a little bit lost. There has been a lot of build up to this series, and you need to know at least some of it.

I am obsessed with this book.  I am obsessed with Eagle Elite: The Next Generation.

I have so many thoughts about this tale, however I also feel that readers need to just dive in and experience this story, therefore

Serena, Junior and Ash really are their dad's mini-mes.  I could completely see their parents in them.  Yet they are so much more.  I felt they were more stubborn.  More intense. And at times more ruthless.

I was lucky that I was buddy reading this book with a friend, as I was able to vent my feelings as I was going.  And I went through allll the emotions. I was a wreck. It is the morning after the night before, and I am still at a loss for what to say.

Buy this book.  And devour it.  Just have wine / vodka and tissues handy.

Rachel Van Dyken is the number one 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!