Monday, August 11, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Elicit, by Rachel Van Dyken

Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. 
I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself. 

But the only person able to do my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it. 

Im cursed so I did it. 
I'm numb so I held it. 
I'm wicked so I liked it.
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare--the five families greatest enemy. It's my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I'm going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I've always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.
Blood Always Wins. 
The only way out is death...yours.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family.

5 out of 5 stars

When I stared the Eagle Elite series never did I imagine how completely sucked in to a mafia series I would become, but then again when the head of the family is Nixon Abananto how can you not be?  Each book draws me in deeper and deeper, but through them all I've always considered myself a loyal member of Team Nixon, so how is it one book, one character can completely take me by surprise?  It's obviously because the author behind the words is a mastermind!  

I truly believe Elicit is the absolute best book thus far in the Eagle Elite series, and I cannot imagine anyone reading this story and being disappointed in it's main character Tex!  He is everything I loved about Nixon; confident, sexy, powerful, protective and dominant yet he has this unique sense of humor and darkness, which really sets him apart from any of the other characters.  Tex, a master at hiding his emotions from everyone except Mo, has always lived in the shadows, those not only those of his father the Cappo but also of Nixon.  So what happens when it's time for him to fulfill his destiny at the cost of the only thing worth living for, the only thing which brings him peace and genuine happiness?  I'll tell you what happens, you get a brilliant, enthralling, heartbreaking, epic story, which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

Full of twists, surprises, secrets and schemes once you start this book you will not be able to put it down.  There were times I even found myself wondering which characters to even believe much less trust.  I really enjoyed the experience of being inside Tex's head, witnessing the struggle behind every decision, every move.  I loved how RVD weaved memories of the past into the present, solidifying Tex was no longer a young boy with simple decisions and Mo wasn't just the girl he always loved to rescue, to make smile.  Things now are now much more complicated where lovers and brothers become enemies simply because they're from the wrong family, but then again what is family?  Is it the ones you share blood and a last name with or is the "brothers" you grew up with, the family you claim for yourself.  Things in all of these character's lives are so much more complicated now and that it's become even harder to do break away from the old ways and do things differently, especially when your'e playing the ultimate game of chess where one wrong move leads to death.

Elicit, isn't just a love story.  Yes, there is love and passion and yes it definitely gets pretty steamy, but this story takes you even deeper into the lives and emotions of mafia gang!  Rachel takes us places I never saw coming and leaves us with doors opening I never imagined existed!  Fans of this series will not be disappointed in Elicit, and those who haven't already picked up and read Elite, the first book, what are you waiting for because if you haven't read this series your missing out!

I was provided a copy in exchange for a honest review.

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