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(Eagle Elite #8)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  3,307 ratings  ·  533 reviews
Part of a world I loathe.
Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.
Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.
I'm. In. Hell.
Also known as the Cosa Nostra.
My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.
Son to a murdered mob boss.
Heir to a throne of murder and lies.
My name is Dante Nicolasi.
And there will be blood.
ebook, 379 pages
Published July 31st 2017
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Blood In. No Out.

Wow! Enrage left me speechless, it fed my hungry soul yet I'm craving for more. I inhaled it like it was my last breath, I devoured it like it was my last meal, I drank all of it to quench my thirst yet I needed more. I am contented. I am satisfied yet I could not get it out of my system. It's still in my heart and mind. Hell, it's even in my soul and regardless of how many times I reread the book, I was still stunned, surprised, in awe and above all I still f


I loved this book because ALL THE REASONS!!! I loved it so much, I went back to the beginning and read Books 1-7 in 1 week because I could not put them down! I know. I know. I should have read this in order. I usually don’t care about reading in order, but I truly regret it this time. It doesn’t matter because I still enjoyed every…single…moment of this series. And I just want more because I can’t get enough! Obsessed is jus
Elfina Renee
I swear this series just keeps getting better and better! 5 stars baby!
Rachel Van Dyken brought me to my knees. Off and on I cried and felt the emotional turmoil and unfairness of Dante's situation. The indignation, all consuming rage, another case of railing at the computer screen like a crazy ass loon.
I wasn't ready for the story to be over or for how it ended.....yeah just twist that knife a little bit deeper, having to wait for Chase's story absolute torture.
Ahhh to be this close to th
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


A deep intricate novel that weaves suspense, grit, and raw emotions in such a riveting and heart pounding manner. Rachel Van Dyken once again drowns her readers with her longing and heartfelt words as we are swept away once again in the world where loyalty, honor, revenge and the mafia are prominent and ingrained.


Enrage is a book that took my heart right off the opening pages as two broken damaged individuals are brought together in a u
Beatrice Masaluñga
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Dante Nicolasi is Luca Nicolasi's son and Valentina's twin. He's soon-to-be mafia boss in the Alfero family and undergoing an initiation is required to prove his leadership and can be trusted. He has to learn the difficult way with the other bosses even if he doesn't want to be part of this mafia world. He's quite temperamental and cocky but when it comes to family, he'll do what it takes to keep them all safe.

His love interest is Eleanor / El Petrov. She's sold in the Russian mafia and througho
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the eight book of the series and I gotta admit.. it's starting to feel like the storylines are being recycled a lot! All the Hs are starting to sound the same; they're all super duper angry, extremely brooding and oh so rude towards the h, but alas! It was just them acting out in denial of their true feelings which is more or less instalove!
What I enjoyed the most was actually revisiting past couples, and the last 15% of the book had me on the edge of my seat.
I am definitely not gonna mi
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the family, blood in - no out.

Omg, that was Amazing!!! I was completely captivated throughout, the characters the plot the unpredictability, just wow.... throws mic.

Dante's journey in Enrage begins when he is undergoing lethal training at the hands of the bosses which basically involves being beaten and starved and beaten again, he is later sent on an assignment within Eagle Elite as a student and to gleam whatever information he has while there. This is Dante's chance to prove hims
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
I love this series and unfortunately this was not one of my favorites. While still well written at times I was confused. I definitely wished for more of a connection between Dante and El. I was SO SAD about Chase and Mil and wished instead that this book was Dante and El's story alone leaving out anything happening to the others :(
Chase should have had his HEA :(
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars---Spoiler Free review because the mafia has to keep some secrets!

"This isn't a fairy tale, and if it was, I sure as hell wouldn't be the prince."

Dante Nicolasi is undergoing some serious training at the hands of the "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" kind of training sessions. He is young, intense, angry, intimidating, but also harbors his own inner fears and demons. He is full of hatred and rage over circumstances and desires revenge. This is his chance
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Full disclosure: I started Enrage by reading the end. I needed to know. I am in Rachel's reader group and knew something BAD was going to happen. I mean, the next book is called Eulogy for God's sake. And, I am still a bit teary eyed from Elude. So, yeah, judge me if you want, but I read the end first so I could prepare myself. Still fucking hurt. Damn you Rachel Van Dyken!
Spoilers are coming. They are marked, so unless you, like me, need to know, click at your own risk.
A quick run down
♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
4.5 stars

Wow! I liked Dante in the previous book, but I completely fell in love with him in this book. This man, so strong and loyal to his brothers in The Family.

El is broken. She'd married the devil and had been his sex slave until Frank killed and saved her from her abusive husband. Now she's brought into the Sicilian Mafia. Out from one hell and pushed into another, if you will. But things are different here. The women of the men are treated differently; she's treated better by the men...
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ARC received for an honest review

Blood In. No Out

What can I say about Enrage other than wow.

I have been a fan of this series since I first stumbled across the first book, Elite, a few years back.

Each and every story just gets better and better, and the Eagle Elite family gets bigger and bigger.

There is just something about these mafioso that keeps me coming back for more. Ms Van Dyken has created a wonderful group of people that you love or hate, depending on their actions at the time (but
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
4.5 stars
Didn't see that coming. Full review HERE on The Romance Book Disciple!
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
It's no secret I love the Eagle Elite series, they are so dangerous and intriguing and at the same time they are also relaxing and funny! I know for everyone it's different but for me it was like that. Although this one was quite different..

I was curious for this one from the glimpse we got in the Christmas novel, so I was very happy I could actually start reading this one!

For me Dante wasn't a bad one I liked him immediately just like El, she has a very rough and hard past but she doesn't let i
Jan 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book better make up for the disgrace that was the last book. In fact, if Val were to be killed in this book, I'd completely forgive the author for the previous book. :) ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars

No spoilers!

The Eagle Elite series has never been about taking the easy road. There is no easy road when family is blood in, no out.

Dante Nicolasi is settling into life with Cosa Nostra. Participating in daily training with the bosses, he has a lot on his plate as he starts classes at Eagle Elite.

El is no stranger to danger and terror. Now that she is under the protection of the Italian families, life is a little easier and she is adjusting to her new freedoms. But the protections s
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Enrage'by Rachel Van Dyken is book 8 in the "Eagle Elite" series. This is the story of Dante and El. I have not yet read the other books in this series, so for me this was a standalone book.
El was taken from the Russians and now is under the Sicilian Mafia protection. El feels dead inside after all that she has been through. But looking at Dante makes her feel alive...a feeling she is at first upset about. El feels that she will always be 'emotionally bleeding' until her heart stops. El is jus
Heather andrews
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dante seems to always ruin his girl's fun, "...I ran my finger lower, lower — his hand shot out and grabbed my wrist before I could continue my exploration. “Hunting for treasure?” He said without opening his eyes, his firm still grip on my hand. “Or just curious from last night?” Dante's woman just doesn't understand some of his frustrations, “I have a sexy as hell woman straddling me and I can’t even see her, what do you expect me to do? Laugh? You realize how painful it is to be pressed again ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's taken me a long time to process my thoughts on this book and even now 12 hours later I still don't know how I feel so bare with me as it may be a long one.

On one hand I want to shake, shout and scream at Rachel Van Dyken but on the other hand I want to kiss and congratulate her on yet another EPIC instalment in the Eagle Elite series. I was reeled in and hooked right from start to finish. I could not put it down and luckily my children slept late because I wasn't moving for anyone or anythi
Three Chicks
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

I have come to expect the unexpected from Rachel Van Dyken’s Eagle Elite series. These books are not for the faint of heart. They are Mafia romances chock full of angst and violence and death. I always think I know the outcome and I’m almost always wrong.
Dante Nicolasi is the twin brother of Sergio Abandonato’s wife. He is being trained by our favorite good fellows to join their ranks. He suffers daily beatings to strengthen his tolerance and skill. Of course, he isn’t allowe
Aug 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
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That freaking ending. WTAF.


Didn't care much for Dante & El's story. I just read read it lol

Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Italian Mafia... Family, Blood, Mafia...

Dante and El...

Fight for their future....

I just love it...
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rachel has a way of pulling on the heartstrings of her fans, leaving them in a puddle by the end of the book.

Enrage is so full of emotion from all sides. As Dante, the son of Luca Nicolasi, finds out what it means to be the prince of the Mob - there is trouble brewing among the families that could cause the mother of all wars. Peace can only last for so long and Dante is about to be inducted into the mob life by fire.

Each book gets better and better and I think the Elite will live forever! Jus
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing

5 Mafia Loving CROWNS

I love Mafia romances. The corrupt yet honorable men, the fierce and devoted women, and the world filled with blurring grey lines is nothing short of enthralling for me, and Rachel Van Dyken's world has just become my new favorite Mafia romance.

The anti-hero of this story is Dante, and I love him! It is so clear to see why El is attracted to him. Why she is drawn to all the good and bad parts of him. Because we see the good and the pain ins
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Well I sure as shit wasn't expecting that ending, but it is Rachel Van Dyken. She is always able to throw me through a loop with one thing or another in her books.

"Loyalty. Family. Honor. Independence. Class. Blood."

"Blood In. No Out."

Where oh where do I start this review?!? Dante was raised knowing what his family was but never having to deal with any of it. That is until his father was killed and he was thrust into the world he never wanted any part of. El wasn't given a choice when her hu
Meegz Reads
*5 Stars*

"What made them mafia - is what made them people"

I was curious about Dante from the previous book. And I had figured out who his lady would likely be from that as well. This was a great story of initiation and finding ones place.

There's a great push and pull between Dante and El, and there are many things going on in the background, as with in all the other books, that keep our favourite family moving forward, and giving us so many pieces towards the whole, of this big mafia world a
Quinn's Quippy Quotes
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback, own, signed
Holy f'ing hell.

This book isn't a 5 star because Dante and El's story was so fantastic, but because this story line was unfreakingbelievable! Thank God I was spoiled with how this book ends because I don't think my heart could've took it. But the way RVD orchestrated it was genius. I've been dreading Eulogy, but now I'm ready. I'm ready to wrap this series up and move on.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to follow but fucking hell. She broke me.
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
RVD did amazing with this book! I mean, it hurt like hell but it was worth it.

Blood in, no out.
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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.

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Other books in the series

Eagle Elite (9 books)
  • Elite (Eagle Elite, #1)
  • Elect (Eagle Elite, #2)
  • Entice (Eagle Elite, #3)
  • Elicit (Eagle Elite, #4)
  • Ember (Eagle Elite, #5)
  • Elude (Eagle Elite, #6)
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