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Ruthless Princess

(Mafia Royals #1)

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A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

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 sinc
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Published May 19th 2020
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Five stars and two twirls!



They are the children of the leaders of two of the five families. Junior Nicolasi and Serena Abandonato we’re doomed from the moment they first fell in love. Their parents had been through it in the past, when members of the families fell in and out of love with each other. They knew that jealousy, hurt and anger can start wars between friends and family. So they made it a rule that their kids can’t get together. No kissing, no dating, no falling in love. The punishment
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Amo Jones
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
FAVORITE BOOK OF 2020 ALERT

If you follow me on the Gram, you would have witnessed my raving about this book. This was my FIRST RVD book and now I'm about to start her Eagle Elite series.

I'm going to start by saying that I find it very difficult to find time to read these days, and when I do, the book must have been EPIC because I can't afford to spend my time on anything short of that.

Writing. THE. WRITING. I ate her writing up all the way through. The prose was probably one of the best that
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Trinity
May 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
Honestly - I wish I knew what I did to my friends to make them hate me this much. I cannot think of another reason why they would tell me that I should give this author another chance after the total MURDER PORN that was Royal Bully.

But - I caved. And I read it (okay I skimmed parts of it just so be done with it) - but I read enough to really start to wonder if this author actually knows ANYTHING about the mafia at all. My final thoughts? No she doesn't. Nor does she care enough to actually to
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Mickeysreads
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read, arc, five-star
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RECEIVED AN ARC FOR A HONEST REVIEW

Let me just start off by saying this is the BEST MAFIA BOOK I HAVE READ SO FAR. HANDS FUCKING DOWN. I can not express how much I loved this book.

Rachel did an amazing job with this one, I believe this is how Mafia royal romance stories should be. Both man and woman are treated equally here, literally. Their definition of foreplay is fighting each other, making each other bleed. NO HOLDING BACK. When I say fighting I literally mean punching, kicking, slici
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Rachel (LoverofTBR)
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BR with the amazing ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛! I’m really glad we ventured into this series together. I loved our convos where we gushed, freaked out, got angry, swooned, and analyzed a certain A & A couple in this book 😉💝. We will still try our best to get a place at their family dinner table, right?!

Rating
4.5 ‘the Phoenix has risen’ ✨

Song Recommendation
Aye Mere Humsafar with English translation

Review
Blood in. No out.
Brace yourselves everyone. The new generation of Eagl
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Jen
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I’m on holidays; review to come!💘
Elle Kennedy
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
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♂️Must Have Book Boyfriends ♂️
MOTHERFREAKING AMAZING!!! I read this book in ONE SITTING. I was CONSUMED with these characters! This is forbidden romance to the point of DEATH. Yep, you read that right, these two are absolutely forbidden to be together, it’s against the LAWS of the family. My god, I had an epic hangover after I finished, and I still think about the ride Rachel took me on. 😭😭😭 Top read of 2020. Unforgettable.

Sentranced Jem
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mafia, arc-2020, 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Having read Royal Bully, I knew I was going to be in a world of pain(the good kind) even before I started Ruthless Princess.
I wanted to read Serena and Junior’s story the moment I was introduced to them in Royal Bully.

If I haven’t for the hundredth time mentioned this before, I will mention this again, Rachel Van Dyken writes one of the best romance books when it comes to Organized crime. Hands down! Her Eagle Elite series is perfection, an OG!

Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken was o
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4 “As long as we both shall live” Stars”


I love mafia romances. So when I read this blurb and knew this author had written another highly rated mafia series, I decided to jump on board. I did not read the prior series which was about all the parents of the children in this series. This new series said that it could be read as a standalone series and that you did not need to read the prior series, but I think I would have had a better handle on the families if I had read the prior series in my opi
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L.J. Shen
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
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BookSmackedMel
Buckle up folks and prepare to get engrossed in this story of the inner struggles between love and obligation. I’m obsessed with this next generation of mafia royalty.

And to think this is just the beginning…

This book will have you reaching blindly for your popcorn. The visuals brought forth by RVD so captivating that you won’t want to look away from the pages as the scenes play out in your head.

That’s literally how I feel typing out this review as I sit here going through the moments. And tho
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Ilsa Madden-Mills
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
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Sarah
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
****AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW ****

5 NEW KINGDOM CROWNS

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
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4-4,5 stars

What a fantastic read, I really enjoyed it! I was hooked and I find the story addictive! This was a dark and intense read! It has a great plot and interesting characters!

I loved the pace and I was intrigued!Serena and Junior's romance is slow burn with all the feels!Their love was pure!

I loved the writing a lot! Rachel Van Dyken did an amazing job!
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Nas
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: cutsieeee, mafia
can someone just confirm for me that breaker and serena are cousins? BECAUSE I'M CONFUSED. THEY FUCKING KISSED???? i feel sick



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best friends to lovers to enemies to lovers trope???
mafia??
another eagle elite spin off???
i would like to read this now. please i need it


this is serena and junior's book? Phoenix's son and Nixon's daughter??? omg my heart is not ready for this beauty
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
(3.4-3.5 stars)
The Next generation of Mafioso and second generation at Eagle Elite University is here with the “families” children. This follows friends to enemies Junior Nicolasi and Serena Abandonato. These two are like fire and water, hot and cold but sizzle off the pages. As the heirs to their mafia families there is only one important rule to follow. DO NOT get involved with the other families in a romantic way. Well, that might be hard for these two to abide by. Can they get their friends
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Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!


So… I must've read something completely different than everyone else because this was fucking awful and obviously overhyped.

The storyline was too far-fetched, unrealistic and the characters were weak and juvenile. The authors attempt in making the characters ruthless badasses was a complete fail. Their childish behavior, heavily applied to both main and side characters, was too off putting for me and that only further contributed in making this novel an absolute mess. Need
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K. Bromberg
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Ruthless Princess brings us the next generation of the cosa nostra. If you haven't read the OG books (the Eagle Elite series), its totally fine. These are about their kids, so the parents are present, but you don't need to know their story to understand Serena, Junior, Asher, Izzy, and the rest of the cousins.

I will say this about the Eagle Elite crew: they all had rough childhoods as part of the mafia and I never imagined they would put their kids in this position. But, that is me trying
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Jessica Alcazar
I didn’t jump on the RVD train until very recently, so I had zero background into her mafia word wizardry before I began this book. To say I was shocked by the time I finished it, is an understatement. It wasn’t so much this book that shocked me, even tho I found it to be riveting, I was more shocked at the fact that I hadn’t read any of her books in the mafia world before now! Ya’ll, there are too many authors and not enough hours!! Someone is gonna have to come up with a way to fix that!

The
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Lorraine Lesar
They broke the rules when they were just 15. They kept on breaking the rules, even knowing it meant a death sentence if found out. Then someone found out.
They had to stop before a bullet put a stop to them.
Their love turned to hatred.
Then to war.
But you know there’s a thin line of emotion between love and hate. Being a romantic, I expect love to win every time. But does it?
My thoughts:
ALL of them were spoilt, bullying brats! Juvenile is far too a lame word, but I can’t think of a better one at
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warning: None of you are prepared for this book!!! let me repeat, none of you!!! it's absolutely mind-blowing!!!

“And in another life, your father wouldn’t kill me for loving you. I would have seen you pregnant with my children; I would have my ring on your finger. I would have your blood etched on my fucking soul, and I would give you my name.” Tears dripped off my chin as I nodded my head. “Serena Nicolasi.” I gasped and then changed my min
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Beatrice Masaluñga
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Valentine PR!

I am truly excited for Rachel Van Dyken's new mafia series featuring the next generation of characters. I've always loved The Eagle Elite and Elite Bratva Brotherhood series. It's a whirlwind journey for all the characters and now, we enter a new chapter. Regardless which series you read first, Mafia Royals can be read as a standalone series. You won't get lost as the author left a guide and a brief background from th
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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "The Phoenix has risen!!! stars***

IT'S LIVE!!!!



"Our love was impossible.
And I knew more than her -how easy love could start a war."


Wow!!!! Just wow!!! I'm really impressed with this world that Rachel Van Dyken has create in here!!!!
The next generation is even more impressive than the first one!!!!
I won't hide to you that some times the things that were happening in here were seeming unreal, but this crazy world of brutality it might exist somewhere out there!!!!
This story was full o
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Queen of Mafia has brought another fantastic book to us, and as usual with her, I didn't get much sleep—but it was worth every minute I spent reading it, and every cup of coffee I will have to consume to function today because Junior and Serena's story is EVERYTHING! It is blood, it is family, it is passion, it is LOVE!

Old and new blood collided in a story that will most definitely tug at your heartstrings. A story that you won’t be able to put down. Rachel has created a new writing style f
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♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
5 Ruthless Stars!

Who ran the world? The Five Families. The Chicago mafia. Crime syndicate. Whatever you wanted to call it. We were it. It… owned us.



First of all, let me tell you—I ugly cried almost throughout this book.

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I BR this with the awesome Rachel (LoverofTBR), and we had an exceptional time, getting our souls shattered. We were speculating about two certain characters throughout this book, and those two stole our hearts. This book brought a lot of explosions, and we were crying togeth
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Willow Winters
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
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Meghan Quinn
A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number-one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

With each breath, we make our vows of hate.
Until disaster strikes...

Sending me into his arms and heart forever.
Our love started a war even hatred couldn’t end.

With each punishing kiss we fall deeper.
They will kill us for this.
And for the first time in my life.
I welcome deat
...more
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