Review: Elude by Rachel Van Dyken


Elude by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite (# 6)
Release Date: July 9, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 275
Source: book provided by author for review



Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.
Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.
Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.
One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.
But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.
I’d only use my gun to protect her.
I’d give my life for hers.
I’d cry.
And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.
I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.
Or the beginning of something beautiful.
The beginning of her.
The end of us.


Review: Elude is by far the BEST book in the Eagle Elite series. The other books do not even come close to this emotion filled story. If you don’t cry while you are reading Elude, you need your emotions reevaluated.

First of all, let me start by saying that Sergio was the worst treated member of the mafia family in my opinion. He came across as a decent guy, despite his profession of course. I think he is more emotionally involved in his work than most of the other mafia members. When he finds out he has to marry Andi, he is ticked. He feels forced into something that everyone knows is not going to end well. Andi is a very happy, positive character. Her personality shines brighter than that of any person, real or not, that I have ever known. She is terminally ill but lives every day to the fullest. She seems like an innocent person until you cross or threaten her. That’s when her mafia instinct kicks in and we see what a hardcore woman she really is. Who doesn’t love a woman that can fight, kill, and still make you laugh?

I am not afraid to admit that I ugly cried throughout this entire book. I feel an emotional connection to all of the characters, especially Andi.

I would not recommend Elude for younger readers. It contains violence that is meant to be for adults.