Tuesday 12 January 2021

♛ Destructive King (Mafia Royals #3) ♛Rachel Van Dyken ♛



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

…When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
— Mary Elizabeth Fyre

"I'm sorry for your loss." I would rather be tortured for an eternity than hear those damn words from one more person, as if Claire, my dead fiancé, was a cell phone or car keys.

How about, I'm sorry your life is over.
I'm sorry you want to die too.
I'm sorry you see her in your dreams and wake up only to relive the nightmare.

I'm supposed to be the strongest of them all. Ash Abandonato, ruler, assassin, made man, brother, friend—instead, I hurt everyone I touch in hopes that they'll feel even a sliver of the pain that bears down on my shoulders.
I didn't lose.

It was taken from me.
And it's all her fault, Annie Smith.

I daydream about her death.

And then I close my eyes, and I see her soft smile. I feel her touch, her kiss—it was a mistake what we did that night, but I can't take it back, and now she's under my father's protection—my protection.
My worst enemy.

The woman I'm the most attracted to.

I can't decide if I want to strangle her or kiss her, and now that she's stuck in my life, my only goal is to make her feel the same loss I do and destroy her in the process.

I'll trick her with my touch.
Seduce her with my kiss.

And in the end, when my enemy is at her most vulnerable—I'll bring down an entire Empire and continue my reign as King.

Bow down, I'll say as I bring the Five Families to their knees.

Blood in.
Never out.



ARC received author for an honest review. 
The life of the father has become the life of the son.
Chase Abandonato has been my favourite RVD mafioso since I first read Elite.
Ash Abandonato has been the Next Gen kid that I have been jonesing for.

And Rachel Van Dyken has not disappointed.

Actually, what I should be saying is "holy f*&k RVD, what are you doing to me?"

We had seen what was going on in Ash's past, and now we get to see how he moves forward. And Annie is just the girl to do that with.  I adore her. Every last molecule of her. You are going to fall in love with her just as I did.

There is so much that you think you know about Ash's story, but I am here to tell you

Gah, there is so much I want to say about Destructive King, but I don't want to give anything away. You need to dive in to this story and let it take over your soul.

I love love loved seeing the OG EE, and my man Chase 😍
Now, I am bloodthirsty for the next installment in the Mafia Royals.

Blood In. No Out.





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 sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.