Tuesday 22 September 2020

♛ Scandalous Prince (Mafia Royals #2) ♛ Rachel Van Dyken ♛ Blog Tour ♛



  A mafia romance about secrets and soulmates by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The Woods are Lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go, before I sleep —Robert Frost

I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I'd be the very monster I was protecting her from.
She didn't know it was me.
She didn't know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her.
I may as well have given her the mark on her finger.
The one that shows where her loyalty must lie.
Because we don't sin in silence.
And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe.
My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her.
And when she found out—I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from.
Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal.
The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled.
We both carry scars.
But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe.
I'll take it.
Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato's perfect angel would pick me—over her perfect life.
"I broke you," I confessed.
"The worst part… is that you liked it," she snapped right back.

Welcome to the second generation of the mafia, may the best man or woman, be left standing.
May God bless our tainted souls.


ARC received for an honest review 

Back in 2013, just a month or so after we started bloggig, I received an ARC of this mafia book titled Elite, by a new to me author, Rachel Van Dyken.

And from that moment I have been hooked on her Eagle Elite / mafia stories.

I have been through thick and thin with them all (hands off Chase, he is mine!), and now I am doing the same with Eagle Elite: The Next Generation.

I never thought I would love a series as much as I did the OG EE, however Ms Van Dyken is proving me wrong with the Mafia Royals.

Scandalous Prince is Breaker and Violet's story, and we are thrown right into the deep end with this one. I have a friend who had read this book a few days before me, and I was messaging them with updates as I was going.  I was all woah, WTF and hang on a minute! This was edge of your seat, non-stop, adrenaline rush kind of reading.

Gah, I don't know how to put into words how much I loved this book.  I only finished it last night, and I already want to read it again!

Just know that whatever you think is happening, you have no idea what is going to happen next.

I loved getting more of my man Chase and the rest of the original crew. I love the banter and snark and laughs between them all. And you know the saying "let's keep things in the family?"  Well yeah, this lot really do like to keep things in the Family (in a non-incestuous way of course!)

It was also great seeing a few things from Ruthless Princess from another side (you don't need to have read RP but why would you not want to??).  

I also loved the bit of set up we have for Ash's story. I CAN.NOT.WAIT for that one!

In the words of 2007Britney, Gimme more!



Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. 

With over four million copies sold, she's been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. 

Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.