Title: Elect (Eagle Elite #2)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Published: December 10, 2013 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Genre: New Adult, Romance
This is the second book in a series. So if you like to be totally surprised, go read Elite first. You can see my review on Elite here.
Trace’s grandfather is in hiding for killing the De Lange leader. Nixon has to figure out if the De Lange family was behind Trace’s parents’ murder, and he needs to find out fast. One of the original Sicilian families has come over to investigate the death of the De Lange leader, and they want Trace’s grandfather to pay; a life for a life. Nixon needs to work fast to save Trace’s grandfather, but he also needs to keep Trace under protection, keep their relationship a secret. So Nixon and Chase do the only thing they can think of, have Chase who is already acting as Trace’s bodyguard also act as her boyfriend. Will Nixon’s plan have a happy ever after or will Trace forget about Nixon, and fall in love with Chase?
Warning: once you read the prologue you’re not going to want to stop. Elect is a continuation of Elite. The only thing that’s different is that the story is told through Chase’s and Nixon’s point of view instead of Trace’s. I normally am partial to the female’s point of view, but I still thought this was a great book.
I love to be surprised when I read a book, so I hope I’m not giving too much away. As you can probably guess there ends up being a sort of love triangle with Nixon, Trace, and Chase. That’s all I’ll say about that. 🙂
The one thing in the story that didn’t feel real to me was how the characters acted like carrying a gun, beating people up, etc, was no big deal. But then when I thought about it, if that is the life that they grew up in, then maybe they are just so used to it and desensitized about it all by the time they are in college.
I have some go-to authors, and Rachel Van Dyken is becoming one of them. She has an art for storytelling; she brings you into her world and you don’t want to leave. I would definitely recommend Elect.
Elect is available to buy on December 10th, 2013.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*****