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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  3,584 ratings  ·  459 reviews
Pretty things aren't meant to be broken.
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I'm her nightmare.
I'm her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn't remember me.
She will.
It's inevitable.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury--
296 pages
Published October 20th 2015
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Ashley You can read as standalone but there is some timeline overlap and the main male character is introduced briefly in the last EE book.
Rachel Dyken Hi Kim ;) This is Romantic Suspense and it's loosely tied to my Mafia series Eagle Elite ;)

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Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 (Oh the Emotions You Make Me Feel) Stars

It’s no secret I love Rachel Van Dyken. It harbors beyond obsession. I traveled five hours to see her in person … for the second time! I beg for all of her books because they are addictive, different and always steamy.

Rip is a standalone. STANDALONE, did you get that? Standalone, but Rip is also a spin-off from the Eagle Elite Series. The timeframe is set during Elude, but caution, I would read Elude prior to reading Rip because there will be spoilers
Olga therebelreader
RIP is a mind blowing experience that will change your perspective. Prepare to be amazed and confused! This book will change your entire mindset and shift your perception into a whole new paradigm.

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Nikolai is a different kind of an anti-hero whose the practices and skills will expose you to different perspectives. He is a doctor, extremely intelligent and handsome too, and he is good in controlling people's minds and memories. Not simply good, he's the best! He's Russian and he offers his
3 Sweet Mafia/Mob/Serial Killer Stars
This one started off pretty good and then later on it turned into a big unbelievable eye rolling session for me.
Maya's Russian Mob father has given her to Nik the Dr who's known to make a man walk into a burning fire to kill himself. Nik has Maya sign a contract to be his employee for a year. She will have to earn her freedom as well as other things. Maya's father has warned Nik that if he touches her in any way he will kill her.
So right away you can tell th
Unexpectedly Sweet

This book tells the story of Maya and Nikolai. At first, it seems that the story will be a straightforward forbidden love story, with the young, naive Maya, falling for the older, dangerous, Nikolai. While all of that is true, this story was anything but straightforward.

Early on, Maya is sold to Nikolai by her father, a Russian mob boss. Why Nikolai wants Maya is somewhat vague, but it is obvious that the two have a past. That past is slowly pieced together through flashbacks a
Wow!!! What an intense journey this book was. I'm going to attempt a review without any spoilers, because half the fun of this book is the mystery and suspense.

Our hero, Nikolai Blazik is a highly intelligent doctor who is world re-known, wealthy and gorgeous too. He's part of the Russian mafia and supposedly works for a Russian mob boss, Petrov. Our heroine, Maya is the daughter to Petrov. Maya is given a interview with Dr. Blazik arranged by her Father. This interview was for a paper she's wri
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Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My lady boner for Rachel's books is porn star status. It's that big. Luckily for me, it can see reason. Not all of Rachel's books have been a home-run for me, but the ones that were she hit out of the park. Rip is one of those books.

I knew this book was going to be good. I had already fallen in love with the characters from the Eagle Elite series so by the time I was ready to start swiping, the anticipation was about to kill me. The thing about anticipation is that as much as it can heighten an
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

I am addicted to Rachel Van Dyken and her mafia series!!!!!! And in her newest release, RIP, RVD continues to spellbinds her readers with this edgier, dark, gritty, and suspenseful read. I love reading books that holds you hostage because you never know what to expect. I love how RIP was a story that unfolded in a precise and intricately manner. Slowly, RVD peels each layer of grit, suspense and truth as readers got to know Nikolai Blazik, t
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Smutathon Book 4 - Forbidden Romance / one word title / different worlds

- The story highlights Dr. Nikolai Blazik. You know him in the Eagle Elite series as "The Doctor". Nikolai is a mentalist / hypnotist, torturer and master manipulator. I'm terrified of him and I can't comprehend from all the disturbing stuff he did to his love interest, Maya Petrov. His character is very anti-hero and I like this book explored his complexity.
- The scenes are descriptive and graphic. It's easy to visuali
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 "messy" stars

Maya Petrov gets the opportunity of a lifetime, she gets to interview HIM – the genious of medical science, Nikolai Blazik...and the fate or some fucked up ordeal in the most darkest corners of the human psych made it happen differently – the meeting ended in Maya's signing a one year contract that includes working for Mr. Blazik but it also includes every other aspect of her life now owned by him.
She just wasn't aware that her prison –was her freedom.

Nikolai Blazik is
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow i didn't see that coming, Another amazing book from Rachel, I never could have guessed that i would have just read that, I had to make my self put this down so i wouldn't read it all in one go. This is one mafia book you have to read. Thank you so much Rachel i cannot wait to read what you give us next.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very tough to rate and review this one.Will have to mull this book over because the mention of a prior heroine dying cast a pall over this book for me.I will have to describe this book as a " creepy romance" if it was that at all.Does this make any sense at all!!
♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
5 Stars

I loved Nikolai when he appeared briefly in the Eagle Elite series. So mysterious and oh so hot. RIP was terrific; I enjoyed every second of reading the story of Nik and Maya. They were perfect in every way.

Nikolai is The Doctor, and Maya wants to interview him for her thesis. So a meeting is arranged, only things don't go as planned. She's not unfamiliar with the Russian Mafia, but she wants to be free. From this life and especially her father. So when Nikolai admits that her father ha
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
‘But what’s the fun in playing chess when you already know all the moves?’

I feel like I start every review I write for a Rachel book by saying that she is an author I can count on but I say it because it is oh so true! In this new stand alone mafia book (with Eagle Elite tie ins) she has proved once again that she excels in complex, action packed love stories that are incredibly unique and leave me wondering just how her mind works.

‘I’d saved her. She just wasn’t aware that her prison – w
Elfina Renee
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Rip was a physiological thriller of epic portions! It was one of those stories you think is going one way, pretty straight forward right? Well you'd be wrong because when the shit hits the fan what you thought you knew goes sideways!
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When Nikolai Blazik swore the hypocritical oath he must over looked these words which a doctor was suppose to live by. "I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work." But is he
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Maya Petrov is suddenly given a new internship with Nikolai Blazik, Russian Doctor, researcher, and genius. Too bad it is forced upon her and will essentially keep her at the Doctor's mercy for a year. Thrust in this strange and questionable new world with strict expectations and flexible ethics, Maya is just trying to figure out how she ended up in this situation and what is going on under the surface.

This is a mind-bending, mysterious, dark and twisty ride with deals, debts, danger, a
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 'Hopeful' Stars ~

This book was AMAZING!!!


Wow!!! I don't even know where to begin this review after reading that book. I'm actually kind of speechless…lol

RIP is different from any of the other Rachel Van Dyken books I have read. She is still a fairly new author to me. I have been meaning to read her Elite Series and I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Well I am definitely moving them up my To
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT .. Review to come ;)

Freaking loved it like everything else from Rachel. Rip was filled with intense situation and two unlikely people finding each other in such darkness.

Maya and Nikolia come form somewhat of the same world! But when Nikolia is given Maya he will have to find a way to keep the secrets locked away without falling for her and opening up the box that could destroy them all.

What an awesome story line, I always love the whole mafia stories but this one was crazy e
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
Holy crap that was ... crazy!!!

If you're looking for a book to get you into a Halloween feel, this is it. Mafia, serial killers, blood, lots of blood.... Did I mention blood?

I knew this would be nuts, I just didn't realize the extent. I also loved the added effect of the headlining news articles above most chapters. if it wasn't the news, it was a Russian Proverb, very well done, it gave it another dimension.

I also loved my mafia boys made a debut. They're even funnier and more ruthless than
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars
I really enjoyed this spin off from the Eagle Elite series and a look into the Russian side of the Mafia. I loved the connection between Nik and Maya and there was an element of mystery that kept me on my toes. It was also great seeing characters of the Eagle Elite series :)
Some things didn't work for me which is why the rating is the way that it is but all in all this was a great intro to a new series that I look forward to reading more of!
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Rachel delivers another heart-pounding, adrenaline fueled story spiced with romance!

Rip is a standalone and you will love every word of it! It’s a spin-off from the Eagle Elite series but you can read this and not be confused on anything. However, if you plan on reading that series and have not, there are spoilers from that series in this book. But again – it’s a standalone and a damn good one!!

Rip is told from both Nikolai and Maya’s POVs. Nikolai is very gifted doctor. He has a very unique qua
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have not read the Elite series that this appears to be a spin off from. I didn't read many reviews before starting this, so at first I was really intrigued by what was going on. Never mind Nikolai being in the Mafia, at first I thought he was a Vampire!

I really liked the beginning and Nikolai and Maya's banter. I was confused at times by the timeline and if I was reading it correctly, the whole story took place in a really short space of time, so although we come to realise these two have his
Aira  Cabrera
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t know what to expect from this book. The synopsis is vague, and I didn’t want to read the reviews for fear of spoiling myself. This held my attention from the start! I was so intrigued by everything that was happening; even though I didn’t understand what was happening.

Maya is currently working on her graduate thesis. She has wanted to meet Nikolai for quite some time now, because he is an amazing and revered doctor. She has been trying relentlessly to catch an interview with him, but he
Escape into a Booksite
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
* 3.5-4 Stars*

It took me a while to get into this one, and decide if I liked Nikolai or not. I think I'm so used to the EE guys, that this spinoff with these guys just didn't seem too right at first. It seemed, more harsh, if that even makes sense. Not that the EE guys are innocent or anything, but there's a whole different tone in this one.

I liked Maya, she was pretty cool, and given that we knew more about things as the reader, than she did as the character, it was interesting to watch how s
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars
Rachel Van Dyken does it again, delivering another thrilling, heart-pounding story in her mafia spin-off , RIP!

Nikolai Blazik is a genius and a doctor, but he is also part of the Russian mob. When a debt is owed, Nik's neat and controlled world is suddenly filled with turmoil and tensity. Maya Petrov, daughter of Russian mob boss, may not remember Nik, but Nik hasn't been able to forget her. It could only take one wrong word, one wrong gesture, to bring back Maya's memory. But that isn'
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**** 5 Cranky Stars ****

This book is darker than the rest of the series, but it still owns my heart and soul.

Maya Petrov has had a hard life, being the daughter of a ruthless Russian mobster; she’s endured tragedy, heartache, and lies at every turn, but keeps her head held high and pep in her step.

When she finds herself as the newest “intern” to Nikolai Blazik, the mysterious and god like doctor, she’s thrown for a life-altering loop. Nikolai knows many secrets, secrets that could destroy M
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to start! This book was was a bit of a mind f*uck to say the least. It keeps you guessing right to the end and you need to be prepared to be blindsided by the multiple twist and turns. I like a story that keeps me guessing, a plot that had me trying to figure out the mysteries unfolding, I enjoy trying to guess where the story is going and I particularly love it when I'm totally wrong, I enjoy being surprised. This is definitely one of those books where you'll change your ...more
Whitney Mcgregor (A Literary Perusal)
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I've read all of Rachel's Eagle Elite series to which this book is loosely tied in to but from the start it had a bit of a darker feel, the characters a bit more mature, yet there is definitely still that lighter Rachel Van Dyken spin she tends to put on all of her novels. And just so you know, you don't have to read the Eagle Elite series to read this. They just happen to share a few characters and this is a stand alone.

Nikolai intrigued me from the
What an exciting and refreshing story. I need an epilogue!

I was dying to know all those secrets of Nic and why he did those things from the beginning of this story. Rachel Van Dyken did a good job let me hang in there. Really need to be patient or I would have steal a glimpse of the ending.

I couldn't write more about this story without revealing spoilers, just be sure to be patient to read it without skipping pages.

It will be better if this story tell me more about h's family though, includin
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rachel has done it again! This book has it all from start to finish. Rachel truly has a gift of writing such amazing storylines and characters that make us become invested in their lives. We laugh, cry, scream and keep coming back because we know her books will be great every time. This book is about Nik and Maya who have to overcome their past to get to their future, which is something we can all relate too. So please one click this book as soon as you can!
Very Mysterious & thought provoking

Different to any Rachel van Dyken books i've read so far.

Secrets and lies, Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia a whole lot of mafia and the plot unfolds bit by bit.

Nik is a mysterious Doctor who Maya thinks she's gone to interview for her thesis but how the plot turns on its head over and over from there.

Its not my normal read, I like passion and romance in my reads but it was intriguing right to the the end.
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