Saturday, February 21

Blog Tour Review: Ember by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Ember
By: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #5
My Copy: Ebook for Tour Review
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I am a Killer. A Rapist. A Monster.
I know only pain and survival.
That is until the Cappo's sister walked into my life.
And changed everything.
She's a light who makes my darkness darker, her smile makes my heart turn to ice, and I can't escape the fear her seductive looks instill--knowing it's only a matter of time before I fail--again, and take her for myself.
This is the story of my redemption.
But it's not pretty...I died, and now I'm alive, but not living, breathing but not surviving. I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra.
And I will have my vengeance.
Or die trying.
I am Phoenix De Lange.
Death is all I know.
Until she offers me a piece of life--I can't resist taking.

More About Rachel
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 and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at

The Eagle Elite series is my favorite of all the mafia novels I have come across. From the start it has been one action packed thrilling ride slightly wraps up one story while dropping you in the middle of another two steps from the landmine. This book was truly a test of talent. After spending so much time portraying Pheonix as the villain Rachel successful conquered the grueling task of twisting the imagery to lead us into another powerful romance. Bee and Pheonix neither one have had a easy life up until now, and Pheonix is trying his hardest to change his spots. I am an absolute sucker for the villain turned victim, and his story is the genuine article. Raised at the hands of a monster he has learned how to survive even at the cost of his own sanity. I think it is only right that you see him find light at the end of the tunnel. It is only right that Bee  discover she can find a home that she has always dreamed. Not only with Pheonix, but that this family that runs deeper than blood can be one to her as well. This is anything, but an easy read. I see some sensitive readers having an issue with the past Pheonix has lived, and Bee acceptance and willingness to overlook it. My personal opinion of the story is that Rachel has taken a very touchy and questionable topic, and wrapped it into this powerful and dark realistic story proving that love can be found anywhere. I love the raw and gritty story, so this was absolutely not a problem for me. I love this series, and just can not say enough, about this wonderfully talented author. If you want to learn more just jump back to every review from the previous titles in this series we have read them all. 

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