Review: Elect by Rachel Van Dyken


Elect by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Elite Eagle (# 2)
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Publisher:  Forever
Pages: 328
Source: book provided by author for review



Would you die for the one you love?

Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family’s enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family’s sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend… But Trace isn’t ready to give up on a future with Nix–and if he won’t fight for them, she will.

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .


Review: Elect basically picks up where book #1 (Elite) left off. It is written mainly from Nixon’s point of view but readers get a glimpse into other characters’ views as well.

Since I absolutely hated Nixon after the first book, I am so glad that I read Elect. Readers get to see inside Nixon’s head and understand him a little better. Everything really starts coming together and making more sense. Elect definitely turned him for jerk to lovable character. However, it will break your heart for other characters (sorry, I can’t give anything away here). I think as I keep getting deeper into the Eagle Elite series, the more the characters change and grow. I end up falling in love with a new character with each book I read. Let’s just say that poor Trace has a very difficult decision to make and I really envy her.

While book #1 was a little difficult to read, Elect was not the same. There is more action, violence and drama than Elite. We learn more about the mafia and how the “boys” operate their family business. By the end of the book, I had fallen in love and I think I’m going to claim the title “Mafia Princess” and I am definitely #TEAMCHASE. It’s not hard to connect with the characters but Van Dyken will keep you on your toes. Just when you think you know what is going to happen next, you get the most shocking outcome.

As with Elite, I would not recommend Elect for younger readers. It contains violence that is meant to be for adults.