#Review “Ruthless Princess” by Rachel Van Dyken

Ruthless Princess: 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 is LIVE.

Sarah’s Musings…


Omg!!!!! I said before and I’ll say it again. THIS WORLD IS MY FAVORITE MAFIA WORLD. You can’t change my mind. Bring on more. I need more.

I fell in love with the first generation of the Eagle Elite, and Ruthless Princess, book one (stand-alone) in the second generation, starts off with a bang.

Junior. Savage and I love him. Serena. A bad b*tch. They are fire together, and I couldn’t get enough of them. Their love is all consuming, the take on the world for you kind of love and I’m here for it. Their love is the epic kind, and their moments of sacrifice and the emotion felt so authentic and real. My heart ached for them, my kindle steamed up with their passion, and their anger was kindling for it all.

And all the kids who we meet, I loved. My heart hurt for them, they made me laugh and cry, and I wanted to be a part of their crew, this family who supports each other with honor and heart. I’m here for the #bloodinnoout oath. Sign me up.

The one thing Rachel Van Dyken always does with the Eagle Elite is builds a family. You felt it with the first generation, and, to be honest, I felt it more with the kids. They live and die by the rules, but these young adults had the challenge of also living up to their parents, carrying the weight that it entails. I would also venture to say that these kids may be a bit more savage than their parents, and, again, I’m so here for it. I love absolutely love where Rachel too is and where she ended this story, and I’m dying for more. I NEED MORE. I swear she could write in this world forever.

Rachel Van Dyken has started off the new Eagle Elite generation with a romance laced in darkness and chaos. Serena and Junior’s story is fraught with danger and passion that is all consuming. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. This will without a doubt be a must read of 2020.

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 For As Long As We Both Shall Live Crowns

This is this first book that I’ve read by Rachel (runs and hides) and I am completely floored. I don’t even know where to start with this EPIC Mafia Romance. This is one of my favorite genres and Rachel took all prior notions I had and blew them all away. This is an intense thoroughly brutal romance and Rachel doesn’t pull any punches, she lets you see the darkness and I AM HERE FOR IT ALL. 

If a heart could break multiple times, mine just had I swear I felt it crash to the ground, I saw myself fall to my knees in a bloodied frantic mess as I hurried to put the pieces back together before he noticed. 

Serena and Junior are star crossed lovers that were never supposed to be. They are the heirs to two heads of the Costa Nostra families and they have strict rules in place that adamantly forbid this. So, they tried to turn that powerful love into just as equally powerful hate so that they would not be killed for the sin of falling. They turn themselves inside out trying to make this happen so that they can continue to protect the family at all costs, even the costs of their shattered souls. 

I love a really good star-crossed romance, and this is one that I won’t soon forget. You could feel the passion and the power of these two literally pour from the pages saturating you in this heady combination. The ache and longing are so intense that you feel it in your soul causing your own heart to ache for what they can’t have but so desperately want. It’s those visceral feelings that really make a great story for me.

In this world there’s nothing more important than family and loyalty. After tragedy strikes the new generation of the Elect take matters into their own hands changing the rules of the game, even if it causes war.

Her taste was my poison. My addiction. My soon to be benediction. And I would never have enough.

Rachel has completely changed the game for me, every so often you fall upon and author that takes your soul and annihilates it with their genius and Rachel did that for me. I am obsessed with this series and can’t wait go back and read her entire backlist of the Eagle Elite Series to see how it all started. If you are a Mafia whore like me than you will die for this just as I have. Rachel has created something filled to the brim with such raw passion and intensity that it will leave you utterly breathless and completely sated. This book is without a doubt a Top Read for me this year, no question!!!!

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advance Complimentary Copy. 


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 worst thing?

Fall in love with your best friend.


And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

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About Rachel:

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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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