Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted February 1, 2022 in review Tags: , ,

Broken Crown by Rachel Van DykenBroken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken
Pages: 285

Series: Mafia Royals #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Ruthless Princess, Scandalous Prince, Destructive King, Mafia King
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap, Dissolution, Exposing the Groom, The Unperfects, Office Mate
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the final standalone in the bestselling Mafia Royals Romances…
Unrequited Love. Arranged Marriage. A love triangle for the ages.A contemporary mafia retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table.
I will do anything for my family, and as the heir to the Campisi Mafia throne, I fall on my sword and do what's expected of me—it wasn't an accident that I was given the name King.
I marry the girl I love—who's already in love with someone else, and because I'm a masochist, I make him her personal bodyguard.After all, who better to protect the woman I love than the man she loves? I have seven days after our wedding to own her—body and soul.Seven days to show her everything I feel.
But tragedy strikes, and I'm forced to take the weight of the mafia crown on my head.Now I need my Queen by my side. I don't know who's with me or against me, but I will rule them all with an iron fist and make everyone proud.As our seven days come to an end, I wonder how I will ever be able to let her go.
"Until it ends," I whisper. A tear slides down her cheek. "Until it ends."Amen.

If I have learned anything from the Eagle Elite and Mafia Royals series, it is to never think you know what is going to happen. Seriously, each one of these books threw me for a loop at least once, and Broken Crown was no exception. The number of times I said “What is happening?!” is pretty high.

I have been curious about King since the beginning. He always seemed like a “fun time” guy with nothing weighing him down. Obviously, we know that can’t be true since he is the heir to the Campisi family. I enjoyed getting deeper into King’s character for sure, but Del was a conundrum at times. King loves Del, but Del loves someone else. However, this is the mafia, and they are forced to wed. The feels will get you in Broken Crown! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

As I said before, don’t fool yourself into thinking you know what is going to happen in Broken Crown-you don’t. That is part of what makes this book and the entire series so delicious.


  •   POV: dual 1st
  •   Tears: a few
  •   Trope: arranged marriage, mafia
  •   Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series (It would be better to read the previous books before this one since it has been building to this point)
  •   Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  •   HEA: View Spoiler »

The Scarlet Scars duet by JM Darhower, Nikolai by Cala Riley, Prodigal Son by Jay Crownover…then you will probably like Broken Crown!

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About Rachel Van Dyken

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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One response to “Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken

  1. Even though I have only read the first book what really impressed me is how the author continued to shock me all the way through. I was on the edge because she is so unconventional of an author. ITs super refreshing. This review is a good reminder I need to get back to the series.

    Lovely review Samantha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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