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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  11,941 ratings  ·  910 reviews
Would you die for the one you love?

Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she k
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Forever
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Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

It took me a while to write this very short review because honestly I don't want to give anything away and I also wanted to make sure that I was in the correct mind frame.

Sometimes you get so excited for a book to come out and when it does it can hurt your book feelings. With that being said...

The moment they knew that Trace was in danger they should have put her butt into training on how and what to do to protect herself. Not treat her like a porcelain doll. It was annoying to read t
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

I don't think I've ever changed books on my Kindle as fast as I went from Elite to this one. The second I read the last sentence of that I was racing to get to this book and find out what RVD was going to do next.

I had heard there was going to be a love triangle involved in the story, and then I figured that out on my own from reading Elite, so I was nervous to see how exactly that would play out. Triangles are far from my favorite thing and there has been multiple books I've avoided because of
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

So I'm the type of reader that hates love triangles, because someone is always bound to get hurt. There's no question about whether or not this book is a love triangle. We have two heroes who are both in love with the heroine and a heroine who's not so sure who she love more than the other. I despised Trace in this book for absolutely no reason, because I felt she should be loyal to Nixon. But the events that happened in this book made for an extremely difficult situation. So while I felt Trace
This is book two out of Rachel Van Dyken's series, and my attention is caught! The first book was an ok read for me; but Elect captured me, and I am now a huge fan of this series! There were so many secrets that began to surface in this story, and so many questions that I had. A love triangle did develop, and I can honestly that usually I do not enjoy any story with a love triangle in it; but with everything going on, it was impossible not like the book anyway. Seeing as this is an ongoing serie ...more
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Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

"Smart and sexy. How did I get so lucky?"
"Wow, cocky and a killer. How did I get so lucky"

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The story kills off perfectly from Elite, but somewhere all the way I don't know where to fit the prologue in... Hmmm

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Nixon comes to face to face all this challenges and is near in answering all the questions he needed an answer. But he has to make a sacrifice by underplaying his love.

Well, there is Chase, of course, who loves Tracey too and acts as her bodyguard!!!

How can they survive this?

Lynsey A
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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***3,75 "Frustating!!!" stars***

"Every Saint has a past,
every sinner has a future..."

And that was the reason that it took me three years to finally read the second book of the "Eagle Elite" series!!!! I knew that this would happen and i didn't like it!!!! Nopeeeeee.....
But damn it, Mrs. Van Dyken is giving us more and more books of these people and i want to learn everyone's story so badly...
So, i put my big girl's pants and i dove in.... and it was b
5 "Star-Crossed Lovers" stars for the story and 4 stars for the narration!

This mafia new adult series, which will also appeal to YA romance lovers, keeps getting better and better! So many secrets, so many intersecting past connections and the need to fulfill the most basest of human nature needs--to find true love and acceptance--among the chaos of this dangerous, power hungry, mafia world. Amid all this danger, who will succeed in finding their HEA?

When you're the head of your mafia family,
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
4.25 Stars

I loved Elite, so I couldn’t wait to jump in with Elect, but the moment I read the prologue, (which I soon found out it was a chapter towards the end of the book) I became very upset.

Here’s the thing with me, I do not like reading the ending at the beginning of the book. I wish authors would put a warning and say “HEY GUYS! I put the ending right here, to get you hooked and maybe indirectly piss you off”

Then I wouldn’t be so upset every time I come across that. So I got upset and put
Jessica Florence
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok so here goes. It picks up where we left off after Elite.
The Sicilians are coming! Scary Sicilians. The mystery still exists who killed Trace's parents and what the hell are they going to do.

This book is in 3 peoples point of view, Nixon, Chase, and Phoenix. Yes I said Phoenix. You think you know his whole thing, but you don't and I came to love his voice.

So, You still have the story line of two guys in love with the same girl
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But Nixon and Trace are together. Romeo and Juliet. They ar
What Makes Patri
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel Van Dyken made me love Eagle Elite in the first book, but in this second book I totally adore it!
Elect is even funnier, hotter, messier, more romantic and with more mafia style than the fir
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love-triangle or not but there’s more to them. Let me say that this was one that I could tolerate and I liked it. I love how each POV consists of Chase and Nixon's feelings for Trace. Overall the story is good definitely worth a read.

Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ah damn, this book! I love Nixon, love-hate Chase, and hate Trace. That order, lol.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2! Flew right through this one too.. I will type up a review as soon as I'm not henpecking on this blasted little screen. LOL; still quite enjoying it!!!
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing


Her body slumped against mine. “I feel lost.”
“Let me find you.”“I feel sick.”
“Let me heal you.” I kissed her head.
“I feel sad.”
“Let me be your happiness.”

“When I wake up in the morning… I don’t think, wow, how can I make her love
me more? How can I have my way with her? I, I, I? Not in my vocabulary. In fact,
I’m a big fan of the letter u. I eat, I think of you. I drink, I drink to you. I cry, so you
don’t have to. I’d die, for you to live. And I’d survive with a broken heart only if it
meant men
Quinn's Quippy Quotes
1. Called it
2. I really could've gone without all the back and forth between Nixon and Chance dilemma
3. The whole 'secret' was just a little underwhelming.

With that said, RVD creates such addicting storylines. There's so many more things I want to know now, starting with Chase and Mil!!!!

The series binge continues.
Dark Faerie Tales
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fantastic sequel with even more action, mystery, and steamy romance. This is one of my favorite new adult series.

Opening Sentence: I hid in the shadows hoping he wouldn’t see me as he hit Ma again.

The Review:

Nixon Abandonato has had to sacrifice a lot to honor his family. He has made a lot of enemies throughout the years and everyone he cares about is a liability. Tracey is the girl of his dreams, but being with him is dangerous. If the wrong p
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Eagle Elite Book 2

Warning: This book evokes extreme emotions. Readers have been known to scream, laugh, and cry. It is recommended to read with a stress ball and tissues, probably a bottle of wine too.

I was privileged enough to receive an ARC of Elect, in return for an honest review.

When I read Elect, there were four words that came to mind.

Hot. This book was amazingly hot, Rachel Van Dyken Turned. Up. The Steam. With the love chemistry, the Mafia, the tension, the angst you will need a f
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it

I was super excited when I saw this on netgalley! Honestly can Nixon be more perfect? Yeah no! Omg he was amazing! I really really enjoyed Chase , but I felt like there was something missing with him. I enjoyed the rivalry between them but let me be honest and say at times it kinda got annoying. I loved both books but I have to be honest. Trace, was funny, shy, and most of all so in love with Nixon. Nixon, was amazing, caring, hot, sexy, thoughtful, selfless, lovable, alpha and amazing (yes I l
loved first book but didnt even like this one. :(

Book 1 in this series was a 5 star read for me. I'm saddened to say I feel generous giving book 2 a two star rating. I just found it to be overly repetitious and dull at times. I was bored with this read and it lacked the intensity and passion previous book in series had. The love triangle was extremely tiresome. This story just didn't work for me personally. It felt very juvenile and I will not continue this series.
Gina *loves sunshine*
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2018, book-2
The 2nd full size novel of the Eagle Elite series - this is basically the 2nd half of Nixon and Trace's story. And like all good big series' you get a full dose of all the other characters as well, slowly setting them up for future books!!

Elect was actually quite heavy on the mystery, it had my full attention trying to figure out who did what, who betrayed? who was with them or against them? This was still quite a mix of Young adults mixed with adult type scenarios, I can't wait for these guys t
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Do not read this book unless you have read "Elite (Eagle Elite #1)." This is a continuing story therefore "Elect" cannot be read as a standalone.

Well, it was all going on in this story. Secrets were uncovered, lies were told, a love triangle began and it wouldn't be a Mafia story without a huge amount of violence. "Elect" began with a prologue that al
Jun 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Honestly? This book was a big disappointment. After a strong book like Elite was, I expected a hell of a lot more from Elect and the last thing I wanted was a lame teenage love triangle.

The dual POV made it hard to like Chase when you knew how Nixon was suffering on the side. Also can we talk about this? Why make a book that was suppose to be Nixon/Tracey but felt a whole lot like the author wanted us to ship Chase/Tracey? I couldn't give a crap about them together! This old cliché of the guy fa
Georgia Mourikis
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stories & Swag
The semester at Eagle Elite continues in book two. Put on your uniform skirt and pull on your WIN boots because the bell has rung and class has begun. The Elect are back at one of the most prestigious universities and Nixon is still in charge. Trace is being torn between love and loyalty. Chase is put into the hardest assignment of his life. Tex and Mo are in love and having a blast. Poor Phoenix is battling not only is inner demons but fighting for his life.
I didn’t know what to
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
I was lucky enough to get the ARC of Elect in return for my honest review, so here it goes!

Well, maybe here it goes. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this review. Yes, I am that book hung-over with 'Elect' and trust me you will be too.  Run to your TBR (To Be Read) list and add it, and if you haven’t read 'Elite' add them both, you will. Not. Be. Sorry!!

I should start with saying that after I read the first book in this series 'Elite' I was hooked. I don’t do Mafia type books but
K.A. Graham
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
WOW…I don’t even know where to begin with the awesomeness that is Rachel Van Dyken! She’s a truly caring human being, and blows my mind with her ability to suck you into her stories continually. Yes, she will tell you that’s because she has a psychology degree…HA! Elect blew me out of the water, and if you haven’t read Elite, the first book in this series…run to your computer and one click that baby! I was gifted an ARC in return for an honest review of Elect. So this book was beyond emotional f ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Amazing Stars!

This sequel did not disappoint!

Trace, I understand her bond with Chase, he is her saviour, and she loves him, just not the same way she feels for Nixon. . One is her saviour, and the other is the air she breathes. And whether heart was shattered, I cried with her...

BUT I didn't quite get how she could get passionate with Chase so fast... how fast she could decide and choose ... That part I didn't like. I guess that was her way of dealing? I really wouldn't know cause the stor
Jenn Poole
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOAH! I mean, really?! I am so impressed with this book. putting it down to be a productive member of society was out of the question. I sat in the same spot from start to finish. The great thing about Rachels books is that you don't see the story unfolding how it does. Many books today you can predict the ending and all the character building by the time you get to chapter 5. Just when you think you may know what is going to happen, something gets thrown in and you have no clue what is about to ...more
Alicia Taylor
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
WOW. I'm not sure what to say. I did not see half of them twists and turns coming. I've been completely blown away by this series. I never expected it to be so good but it is, by far, better than I ever imagined.

The emotions I got from reading Elite then Elect is outstanding. I was so excited but held in suspense all the way through.

So the love triangle in this series reminds me of the love triangle in Twilight series. Wait before you misunderstand me there. These books are NOT similar to the Tw
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