Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken

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Posted February 21, 2018 in review Tags: ,

Eulogy by Rachel Van DykenEulogy by Rachel Van Dyken
Pages: 448
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Series: Eagle Elite #9
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Empire, Enrage, Envy
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, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play
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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.

The next stand alone in the internationally bestselling Eagle Elite Series.

Check out rachelvandykenauthor.com for updates on this series or stand-alone reading order!

Eulogy. GAH. What….Why….Wait…..GAH!!! Seriously, I’m not sure I will be able to say more words than that about this book.

Chase is a mess after his wife’s betrayal and death. I was a bit leery about this plot line because Mil’s death was a surprise. Killing off a major character is risky; Mil has been the main character in her own book as well as a major character throughout the story since her intro in book 3. But, it wasn’t gonna keep me from reading!

Add to this drama the mystery of “Agent P” who is telling the FBI everything about the families. WTF?! I spent a ton of time guessing who might be this rat, but honestly, I was wrong. I won’t give it away or give any hints. Maybe you will see the clues I missed?!

Luciana is a delight. When Van Dyken killed off Andi and set Sergio up with Val I was skeptical. But Val totally stole my heart and became one of my favorite characters. Luciana had the same effect! She is spunky and intelligent. She stands up for herself even when she is terrified, yet manages to not come off as some kind of hardened badass. I was never a #TeamMil fan, so her death was kind of meh for me anyway. Regardless, Luc is endearing and lovely! The last few mafia ladies have been fantastic and more dynamic. Mil always felt like a stereotype in some way. I struggled with Chase throughout the book. I understood his pain and desire for revenge, but he was just NOT Chase anymore. While I understood that from a story telling angle, as a reader, I just wanted him to be the Chase I fell in love with. Sigh….

Redemption, death, family drama, murder, and resurrection coincide in Eulogy! To fully appreciate this world that Van Dyken has created, you really do need to read the previous books. Could you read it as a stand alone? Maybe. But I don’t advise it! Eulogy brings back so many characters from previous books and loops plot twists from former books into the story that even I had trouble keeping up because I have forgotten parts of the books!

 

  • POV: multiple 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: mafia
  • Triggers: not triggers per se, but there is a lot of murder and violence
  • Series/Standalone: series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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Judgement Road by Christine Feehan, Beautiful Killer by Sherilee Grey, Rocco by Sarah Castille…then you will probably like Eulogy!

 

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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!

Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken or join her fan group Rachel's New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com.

Rachel's books, The Matchmaker's Playbook and The Matchmaker's Replacement have been given the Kindle in Motion treatment! Check it out!

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