Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Eulogy (Eagle Elite #9) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken Publication Date: February 20th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance


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All is lost.
All. I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage. I've lost my soul. She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been. Sixty lives are mine to take. Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance. Sixty lives plus one more. Mine. When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled. Only one person stands in the way. She doesn't realize I'll kill her too. I don't own a heart. And even if I did — I wouldn't fall prey to its lies again. I am Chase Abandonato. Heir to a legacy of betrayal. And I will kill them all. Even if it means pointing the gun at myself. A life for a life. A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Blood in. No out.



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Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

While thinking about what I should write in this review, I thought I should check out my review of Chase's first book aka Entice. In my review, I wrote " Chase needed a girl who would love him with all her heart". The whole time I was reading Eulogy I realized that Mil hadn't given him her whole heart. Only a part of it. And it pained me. It made me wonder about all the couples in the series. Are they really in love? Are they as broken as Mil and Chase were? I am not sure about anything anymore when it comes to Eagle Elite. I hope the rest of the couples are safe. Maybe that's the reason I am hoping to see the series ending soon. I don't want anyone else to go through what Chase did. My poor baby was broken. He wasn't the Chase I knew and loved. He was a broken man whose only mission was to kill the De Langes and drink. He almost burned his house. His relationship with Mil had cracks and I never noticed them. I can't believe that Mil was acting the way we saw her in the flashbacks. I had a different image for her in my mind.

I was a little hesitant when I began reading the book. I kind of wanted Mil to come back and reveal that this whole thing was a plot to find some things out. I am still not over her betrayal. I was feeling numb the whole time I was reading this. Luciana is a good woman. I liked her, but unfortunately, I met her in the wrong book. This time I am sure that she is the one who is going to love Chase with all her heart. She will be there to chase the nightmares away (and no that wasn't a pun). I am glad I didn't cry in this book. I have been crying for the last couple of books. 

The book wasn't bad. The problem is me and my weird feelings. I liked seeing Chase starting to become a version of himself that a mix of the man I knew and the man who had been through hell. Luciana is the opposite on Mil. She wears pearls and screams when she sees a mouse. She is not one of the bosses. She is a regular girl who has no idea what been with the mafia means. If I had met her before I would have definitely sung her praises because she brought a different kind of air to the series. I am looking forward to seeing more of her in the next books. Honestly, she is amazing. What she did in her mission to save Chase is not something I am used to seeing, but she gained the respect of everyone. She is the best part of the book.

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Excerpt:
BLOOD. BLOOD. BLOOD. It covered my hands. It surged through my heart. It dripped from my fingertips onto the concrete floor. Trapped. Broken. Finished. Hungry. Insanity scratched its way into my psyche as I eyed the door and waited. One heartbeat, two heartbeats, three… It opened. I fired two rounds, and acrid smoke filled the air. I thought I knew what love was. I was a fucking idiot. Every single bone in my body shuddered with rage, with the need to rip something apart, someone, anyone —all of them. My friends. My brothers. I brought the war to our house, and they would finish me because of it. I’d thought I loved her. Our love had been a lie. Her betrayal my only truth. And now? Now, I finally knew what love was. I’d seen it, smelled it, tasted it. And lost it. I’d fucking lost it. They would pay. They would all pay. For taking her. For turning her against me. For making me believe that blood was everything, only after mine was spilled.


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Meet the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the 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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