Blog Tour and Review!! Empire (Eagle Elite Series) – Rachel Van Dyken

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I have lost everything.

My purpose

My love

My soul

Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle — the promise I made her brings me back.

So I breathe.

I live.

I hate.

And I allow the anger to oil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I don’t want to be fixed.

But the Empire is crumbling and it’s my job to fix it.

My job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago.

A trip to New York, only one chance to redeem a lost part of our mafia family.

The only issue is, the only way to fix it, is to do something I swore I’d never do again.

An arranged marriage.

Only this time.

I won’t fall.

Or so help me God, I will kill her myself.

My name is Sergio Abandonoto, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate?

You have no idea.

I am the mafia.

I am the darkness.

Blood in. No out.




The loving couple in the rain    



I received an ARC for an honest review.

Just when I thought Rachel wouldn’t make me cry again for Sergio (and now Val), she does! There is no way I can you give you a big review without giving away too much. This book had so much going on with it and some turns that kept me sucked into it for the entire night. The entire night. I loved every second of it! And I have to say, Sergio has officially taken the spot as my favorite, sorry Tex!

Sergio is back to his hot and cold ways, as frustrating as ever. There’s not much anyone in the Family can do to make him better, and I don’t know that he wants it. Valentina!! I freaking love her so much! She is the most innocent and naive girl, and her heart is so huge. The most perfect fit for Sergio if I ever saw one ❤

I didn’t think I would be happy to see Sergio with anyone besides Andi…then again, I also didn’t think I’d be crying at 1:00AM this morning. But I am pleased with all the outcomes of this book, it is beautiful and moving, and funny as always. And that’s all I can say! You need to read it yourself, and if you haven’t read Elude yet. Get. On. It!!

Get the beginning of Sergio’s story in Elude


Twenty-Four hours before were were to be married–I offered to shoot her.

Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.

Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.

One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.

But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.

I’d only use my gun to protect her.

I’d give my life for hers.

I’d cry.

And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl–a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.

I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.

Or the beginning of something beautiful.

The beginning of her.

The end of us.




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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