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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  3,584 ratings  ·  270 reviews
There’s two sides to every story...
And ours? Isn't pretty...
Then again, what's pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I'll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem?
We're cousins.
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn't attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also
Paperback, 386 pages
Published December 18th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 17th 2014)
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Darlene I have read the first 2 books in the series and once I read the description for this book, I had to get it before Entice. I'm on page 242 of 379 and s…moreI have read the first 2 books in the series and once I read the description for this book, I had to get it before Entice. I'm on page 242 of 379 and so far, it has just been a complete re-telling of the first book, but from the guys' perspectives. I'll be sure to comment again if it turns out to contain some kind of spoilers that would ruin the 3rd book.

ETA: I finished it. Definitely no spoilers. It wraps up pretty much exactly where the first book finished. :)(less)

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Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for an honest review

PERFECT prequel to my ever- favorite Mafia series.

I love you, Trace. I always have. Just remember that, okay? Hold on to it. No matter what I say or what I do... and trust me, I'll do some terrible things. Just know. I love you. With every fiber of my being."

This is perfect. This is why I love this series. Rachel Van Dyken perfectly executed writing this prequel after all the books she has already written in the Eagle Elite series.

At first, I thoug
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it

I honestly didn’t intend to read this book. I’m not one of those readers who dislikes a book to then go on to read and slam the next one and so on and so forth.

I didn’t like the previous book (Elite) so I was done. Or so I thought but I couldn’t settle on anything else. I started and quit several books this weekend and so I returned to this.

This is (in my opinion) a better book than Elite. It answered some of my questions and gave a more rounded view of events.

I’m not a fan of love triangles in
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Needs to be read after book 1. Book 1 sounds amazing!
And ours?
Isn’t pretty… Then again,
what’s pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem ?
We’re cousins .
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also known as the M
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 "Nixon or Chase?" stars

Well, this was an alternate POV of events and basically book 1 with some inputs and insights from the "mob guys"

But also there was Phoenix's POV, but i absolutely dislike the, whatever...

I liked it even if it s the same story from other sides, I liked being in Nixon's and Chase's head...

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Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am NEVER disappointed reading one of Rachel's books, especially the Eagle Elite series! Enforce is book 1.5 in this mafia story and it is the male POV's. Mmmhmmmm.

Although some of us have already read books 1 and 2 of this series, this book gives a look into the men's brains when things went down and also fills in some gaps.

I don't want to give anything away, but Rachel is brilliant. If we would have had Nixon's point of view through the beginning of this action packed twisty love story, we wo
Dec 20, 2017 marked it as to-read
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There’s two sides to every story…

And ours?
Isn’t pretty… Then again,
what’s pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem ?
We’re cousins .
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also
Three Chicks
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane

I love Rachel's Eagle Elite series and this one didn't disappoint. There were many times in Elite that I wondered just what was going through Chase and Nixon's minds, especially when they would blow so hot and cold with Trace. Enforce fills in all those gaps.

Being inside Chase, Nixon, Phoenix and Tex's head can really mess with you. They are so jaded and violence is such a part of their DNA that sometimes the reader has to take a step back and take a minute. But thes
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There’s two
sides to every story…

And ours?
Isn’t pretty… Then again,
what’s pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem ?
We’re cousins .
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also known as the Mafia where blood is thicker than life, and to keep
Well, keep your friends close, and your enemies?
Even closer…
Valentina "TinchyB"
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Happy New Year folks!
First book in this New year and I started with my mobsters as you can see...
Hope to see great new books like this one!

As I already said,I'm team Chase all the way,but in this POV I can understand Nixon too...
Love my made men!!!
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Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I have read all the books in the Elite series and I have loved them all. I am a diehard fan of everything Nixon, Chase, Tex, Trace and Moe. When I saw the author was writing Enforce which is told in Nixon’s, Chases’, Tex’ and Phoenix’ POV I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure how an all male POV would work being that this story is Elite but switched up. Let me just say the author HIT THIS BALL RIGHT OUT OF THE PARK. I cannot begin to explain how much I enjoyed Enforce.
Hannah H.
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am giving this book a 4.5 stars This book was basically the first book in the series but re-written in different characters POV's. I love when authors do books like these because it is always so interesting to see what all of the characters were thinking during various scenes in the book. While in book one the readers got to see Trace's POV, in Enforce you get to see Nixon and Chase AS WELL AS Phoenix and Tex! I was so surprised to see Tex's POV but I absolutely adored it! This book made me f ...more
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3.5 Stars

I wasn't sold on actually reading this because I felt there wasn't going to be a lot left to discover, and in truth, I was mostly right. The one reason this is worth reading, Phoenix. And now I'm ready to dive into Ember.
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
I absolutely love the Eagle Elite series. Love. I also love Rachel Van Dyken. Her writing is brilliant, witty, emotional and funny. She's one of my go to authors where I just read everything she writes. Period. This series is one of my favorites. Ever. So when I heard she was writing Elite from Nixon and Chase's point of view I may or may not have done a little dance. I had a hard time putting this book down. There's nothing better than getting inside the minds of some of your favorite character ...more
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“I just hated that I would be her tutor in the ways of reality – her prince of darkness.”

It’s been awhile since I’ve read the series actually, I’ve been holding off to reading this one. I have some reservations but I know, one thing for sure, is that I’ll fall in love with the characters all over again.

What I’ve loved while reading this is that this is on the Elect’s POV and I’ve come to know them personally, read their thoughts and understand them on the actions and decis
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
God.. Tracey is fucking dumb as a bag of rocks. Chase, honey, I'm so sorry you fell for her because she doesn't deserve you :(.

Tracey and Nixon deserve each other - god they're unbearable. Nixon is actually the worst. See, the difference between Nixon holding a gun to Trace (without her knowing) and Sergio holding a gun to Val (AND HE TOLD HER HE WAS), was that Nixon claimed to have feelings for this chick and STILL did those things.

Even on their stupid picnic date, when she asked if he's going
Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"But every possible outcome ended with either her death or her in danger. Weirdly, I didn't want someone like her at Eagle Elite. She didn't belong in my world. She deserved a picket fence. A husband."

HOLY HIS POV GREATNESS!!!! I have to admit to normally cringing at his POV books for many reasons. Often I feel like I am reading the same story with a few extra scenes and I prefer that if I am going to get both POVs it is at the same time within a dual POV book! But damn listening to Nixon as
Heather andrews
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was nice to go back to the beginning so nice that I have endless highlights and notes on my kindle, that would seriously make for one long-a** review so I'm just picking my favorites to mention. Although we go back to the beginning we're seeing the beginning from a different perspective, we're seeing it in our mafia men's eyes and some scenes were added so don't be thinking 'why should I read this I already know what's going to happen. I already know what went down.' All I'm saying is you don ...more
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I adore the Eagle Elite Series by Rachel Van Dyken. Each book elaborating on the different characters within the series, inviting us into their Mafia world while showing us their journey's to happiness and love.

Enforce takes us back to the beginning and this is a kind of re-telling of Elite from the men's POV. I say "kind of" because though we already know what will happen in Elite, it is a treat to be in their brain's and to get that added layer of the story where we were missing what they were
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A retelling of Elite from the guys point of view.

Its great to get into the guys heads as they meet Trace for the first time, when they find out the big secret and how Phoenix takes everything going on around him and how he does everything for the Elect.

Fans of the series will love this book and it helps to fill in some of the blanks as to where Nixon was when Trace was at the party.

Anything that Rachel writes is pure gold and this series is one of my all time faves. You must read Elite before
Pamela Lilley
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy moly, the men's POV of Elite. We get Nixon, Chase, Phoenix and Tex's POV, mainly Nixon and Chase though, and it is well worth the wait for me to read book 2, just so I could get into their mindset. Of course it follows the same story, but gives me so much insight into the how's and the why's of the Elite and why they said and did what they did to Tracey. I must say I was not prepared to have my heart broken in two for Nixon, to love Chase and to feel sorry for Phoenix, but I did. I'm still ...more
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I am such a fan of Rachel Van Dyken's at this point, and Eagle Elite is by far one of my most favorite series ever. So when I found out that she was writing Elite from the boys' POV, I honestly could not wait. I had no idea that I could love this series or the first book more than I already did until after I finished Enforce. Rachel Van Dyken is a genius, and I loved seeing the Elect like never before. I honestly cannot recommend this series e
Amber Boyd
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy Mafia Batman!! Every time I think that Rachel can't surprise me anymore I am always floored and really why do I delude myself in thinking that she can't?! This latest in the Eagle Elite series comes at the absolute perfect time to me because by seeing Elite from Nixon and Chase's (and Tex's and Phoenix's) point of views she draws the reader even more into The Family. Seriously folks, if you haven't read this series what are you waiting for because it's drama-filled, sexy, a bit violent, but ...more

Okay! Shut the front and back door even the window! I am going to be all territorial and claim NIXON is MiNe! =))
*sigh* This book just clearly showed and remind me the many reasons why I love Nixon.
Here are proofs why I so love my Nixon :

" For the first time in years. I wanted. I wasn’t allowed to want. I had to die to my own desires. Because in the grand scheme of things? It wasn’t about me. It was about blood, family, protection. Blood in, blood out."

*Bad ass
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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**Received ARC in return for honest review**

The Mafia Queen has done it again! It's no secret that I'm #AussieMafiaPrincess, so receiving this ARC was like Christmas coming 2 weeks early.
Seeing the story from the boys' POV was like reading a whole new story, and my heart often broke throughout. The struggles they had to face, the decisions they had to make, the situations they were forced into- it gave you a whole new appreciation for what these Mafia boys go through.
But, God...PHOENIX!!
My he
Every time I pick up one of these books it's like that first sit into a perfectly temperatured bath. That feeling of rightness combined with the comfort of a favourite place, that's this series for me. Enforce was no exception, and it was great to re-read all the events of the first book from other characters' perspectives. I think, though, that's exactly why I'm scoring it lower. There wasn't really anything new here. I'd hoped for some more depth on the boys, on who they were and how they'd en ...more
Lindsay Ploshnick
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know it was possible to fall more in love with Nixon but Rachel has shown me it is. This book was everything I was looking for and more. I knew it was mostly going to be in Nixon and Chase's pov but to have Phoenix and Tex made it so much better. You get such a better inside view as to what happened when Farm Girl Tracey Rooks walked in and turned everyone's world upside down. I highly recommend everyone to read this book. I giggled, cried, got angry, everything you want from a book. Lo ...more
Definitely love these boys. Yep Chase (especially) who I feel for more cause he shined in this book. Nixon who I think is a little hard-headed and sometimes I didn't connect with him. Tex is still a mystery to me, I kind of need to know more about him (when his turn comes then I'll know) and as for Phoenix WOW that was the shocker there. I really thought that he was bad but in Enforce Phoenix is far from bad and why he became bad (guy has had enough) but this really opened my eyes and I did kind ...more
Tracy Perry
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rachel you did it again, So Awesome!! I so loved Enforce & loved reading the guys pov's!
So looking forward to Ember!! Team Nixon!!!
Jen Isherwood
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I really should have read this book as soon as I finished the first two books because now I’m going back and I’m having to relive Chases pain all over again and it’s breaking my heart!! Why Rachel!? Why??? My poor, poor Chase!
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This book is a retelling of the events that happened in Elite and Elect from the guys’ point of view. A lot of shit went down once Trace came to Eagle Elite and cousin who were more like brothers found themselves struggling with love vs blood. When you’r
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