Friday, May 22, 2020

Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken Blog Tour

A Mafia Royals romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend…
I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.
But ever since the incident.
Ever since Him.
There’s been a war in our little clique.
After all, a house divided cannot stand.
He’s the problem, not me.
He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.
But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.
And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.
Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worse thing?
Fall in love with your best friend.
And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

Book 1
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He licked his lips and repeated what he always did when we had to perform, when we had to do our jobs. “I won’t be gentle with you.”

Our foreheads touched, my chest heaved with exertion like it was hard to breathe when he was so near, but really it was the promise that killed me, a promise that he wouldn’t enjoy touching me ever again, that I was more curse than cure, and yet, I knew it was all we would ever get, these fleeting moments where we did our job too well. “Then make it hurt, baby.” My voice cracked. “Make it hurt.”

His lips parted in a groan as he spun me into his arms and crushed his mouth to mine. It was part pain, part pleasure as he pulled my hair then slid a hand up my shirt like nobody was watching when everyone was.

We broke apart, mouths swollen, my lower lip was bleeding.

A reminder for both of us—this was no cease-fire, this wasn’t real, it was all a carefully constructed show.

“Mmmmm…” I smirked. “Looks like Junior’s not playing around tonight, ladies.”

Screams went up as Junior grabbed my ass and squeezed so hard, I knew I would bruise later. He roughly pulled me against his chest and nipped at my neck.

I told my body it didn’t feel good.

I told my heart we were safe.

And I forced myself to believe the lie every single time we touched.

Because to do otherwise—would destroy me.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I loved The Bully, the short story before this one, and knew I wanted to read the rest of this series. I liked this one but didn't love it. It gave me all the feels it takes to make a story great but there were too many cringe-worthy feelings. And it took me longer to read it because I had to make myself finish it. Yes, I know it is a mafia story and not a sweet, lovey-dovey story. There was just too much these young teens and young adults were put through to be part of these families. And yes, I did read some of the Eagle Elite series and I loved what I read of it.

Serena and Junior are two children of the five main mafia families, and falling in love is not an option. But you can't help who you fall in love with. Whether it is an enemy or a friend. So they are keeping it a secret, but what happens if they get caught? The penalty for wanting out of the family life would be death. What will their penalty be?

Yes, it is worth reading if you like mafia romance and dark reads. Yes, it is worth reading if you love the Eagle Elite series. Yes, it is worth reading even if you hate Nixon from Eagle Elite. I am looking forward to reading the next one to see where author Rachel Van Dyken takes this series.

Rachel Van Dyken is the number one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals #1) by Rachel Van Dyken to read and review for this tour.

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