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...
©2014 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Book 2 in the Eagle Elite series continues with Nixon pushing Trace into Chase's arms for the greater cause. Whilst Chase understands Nixon's reasons, Trace as usual is left in the dark. Nixon has loved Trace nearly all his life, and he will do anything to protect her, even if it means watching her with his best friend Chase, who also thinks himself in love with Trace. Trace who has not yet had time to adjust to her mafia family ties is left with Chase protecting her following her grandfathers unexpected need to go into hiding, and Nixon's determination to keep her at arms length. With secrets, betrayal and so much passion I loved spending my days with these families and even though Trace and I picked the best man, I won't spoil it for you. In my eyes there was never any competition. Team Chase or team Nixon, choose one and stick with him, as a heads up I've just started the next book so I'm hoping that eventually they both get their happy endings. Beautifully written in multiple POV, a complete must read for all Elite fans and I must say, one of my favourite mafia series to date.
"Most monotonous love triangle - weakest girl ever!"
This novel last eight hours and seven minutes, about 8 hours too long. The plot of the book is about a love triangle between Nixon and Chase who both have a thing for Traci all set in the back drop of the mafia controlled high school. I have to say, I have never read a weaker characterization of the girl, Traci, in any novel of this genre ever! The author presented her as a simpering, co-dependent, fragile china doll, who can't barely even think let alone sort out a relationship. The two men didn't fair much better in terms of the authors depth other than 'I Love You' no but wait, 'I love you more'. 'No you take her" lines. after a half hour such drivel and then we have seven and half hours more to go. The plot was like watching a ping-pong match between two amateurs only intent on returning each others volley -- the white ping-pong ball being the girl. Back and forth over the net again and again with the same choices the same dialog - over, and, over, and over, and over ... You get my drift. I kept waiting, hoping -- but no joy!
The only bright spot was at the very, very end where a sub-character woman steps up and makes it more interesting (see my seven minutes comment). If the next book is about her, maybe you should give it a read. But for this book, it is a define NO! Don't bother. Find someone who listed or read it and let them tell you about it -- it will save a lot of time.
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