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I was immature and rarely rejected, so it never occurred to me that I needed more than good looks, nice eyes, and a killer smile to get by. I used my charm on everyone from my own parents to schoolteachers. If someone told me no, I helped them understand why they should change that to a yes, and usually I was successful. Eventually my mom noticed she had raised a spoiled monster, so when I turned sixteen she tried to keep me in check by talking my teacher out of changing a bad grade. I may have flirted with said teacher, I may have sat on her desk, and I may have slightly come on to her-then again, she was really young and I was desperate to pass the class.
My ear still burns when I think about my mom pulling me out of the principal's office headfirst. I learned an important lesson that day, one that stuck with me.
She said looks would fade, but you were stuck with a personality forever. As the whiskey seared its way down my throat, I winced, swallowed, then poured myself another shot. Then another. And another. My chest still hurt. I rubbed the spot where my heart was trying to put itself back together again. Would it be like choosing a best friend? Or picking out my favorite G. How did people survive making those types of choices? I mean, when Dad asked if I wanted orange juice or milk, I hid under the table and cried!
You'll know your own mind. Trust me on this. You'll know. More mature. Not true. Not at all.
Because when it finally came down to picking one girl, I'd hit a little. Yes, let's call it a snag. I mean, to call it a mistake makes me look bad, and I'm not the bad guy in this scenario.
Believe me, if there ever was a villain to name all villains? A monster kids talked about around the campfire? Whispered about in front of a mirror? Look no further than Jordan Litwright.
I took three more gulps straight from the Jack Daniel's bottle, hoping to erase my own memory. My story starts like a lot of people's do: Followed by several more bad decisions. And then guilt. A few tears. Please, I'm a guy; I don't cry.
Hell, my eyes may. The thing about picking one girl? The thing about growing up and knowing that it's time to retire your college sweatshirt and grab a tie? Well, it sucks. It makes a man feel trapped. And when men feel trapped, they do stupid shit. When men like me feel trapped? Well, we say yes when we should say no.
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I said yes. And now I'm sitting in my penthouse apartment in New York, alone. A shrill bark interrupted my pity party. The dog didn't count. He was hers. Didn't belong to me.
Just part of the bet, part of the ruse, part of the seduction, if you will. I'd taken that bastard in just like I'd taken the princess-made an honest dog out of him-and when it came time to bail, she left the little monster with me.
The shih tzu, whatever-ran circles around my legs, pink leash in its mouth, waiting to go outside. Otis had a tendency to show his approval via bodily functions. I get pissed on. But she wasn't here to see it.
Not anymore. But that's the end of the story. I need to start at the beginning. Actually, let's start before the beginning. But the minute we were pronounced man and wife--I knew. I'd only use my gun to protect her. I'd give my life for hers. I'd cry.
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And I would, most definitely, lose myself, to a dying girla girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place. I always believed the mafia would be my end game--poisoning my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. You know what, this book is worth waiting for and I didn't expect Ms. Van Dyken will put such kind of twist. Rachel Van Dyken officially broke my heart.
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My goddamn feels. I am not prepared for this, I bawled like a baby. I don't have tissues with me. Everything damn hurts. My heart hurts for Sergio. My heart hurts for Andi.
Such a heartbreaking story. So damn beautiful. I am carried away. I cannot think of coherent thoughts because it damn hurts. I have no words and this is all I can You know what, this book is worth waiting for and I didn't expect Ms.
Apr 16, Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle rated it it was amazing. Just take my heart and rip it to shreds! My God! I thought Eulogy was a hard read, but this! This broke my soul.
God, could I love her more? Her vibrancy and outlook on life is phenomenal.
They way she brings Sergio to life is every single thing! I love them together. I love their story! It was epic.
It was love. It was the epitome of romance. Must read for sure! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This one totally has spoilers and a big one, so don't read further unless you want things spoiled. I really liked Andi, she was fun when most people wouldn't be. I thought she faced her death in a good way. I loved how she got under everyone's skin, but most especially Sergio. It was nice to see him change, to become lighter, to become who he could have been at one point.
But, and it's a big one, She died, she really died????? That stunned me, I kept waiting for some miracle to happen. I loved t This one totally has spoilers and a big one, so don't read further unless you want things spoiled. I loved that the gang moved in for the end, that they were there for both of them. I loved the final moments between Sergio and Andi, so sweet. I also loved that all the guys came out to Sergio after Andi had died.
I don't know right now what to think of the black folder. I sort of find myself angry, angry that Andi knew, angry that she is giving the ok for Sergio to go after this new woman, angry that Luca gave Andi to Sergio only to take her away.
Plus what is up with Dante, why didn't they want him with Andi. Also, how would you feel if you were this new girl, to know that he loved and married Andi, but now is going after you.
I have big reservations there. I guess we'll have to read the next one to see how things play out. However, a friend of mine said, you need to read this book and it can be read as a standalone, nothing was catching my attention on my site so I downloaded and dived in. Five hours later with my emotions all over the place I was stunned into silence.
What a book, I seriously adored this book, everything about it and now I have to try to put into words why you should read it too. She thought it was hilarious; it just made me feel like a bit of a monster.
Andi was the best heroine I have read about in a long time. Too many books these days have weak women and Andi is anything but. She is emotionally and mentally strong and physically she can dump a trained assassin on his ass. In truth, Andi had nothing to smile about, she has Leukaemia and is staring death in the face.
Andi was the daughter of the head of the Russian Mafia, he had connections everywhere and having a daughter in the FBI was more than embarrassing, that embarrassing her life was expendable.
So stop being such a damn martyr and for once in your life let someone save you. Sergio was quiet and aloof but there was no denying his strength and power, it oozed from very page. He was quite the enigma but as Rachel Van Dyken weaves their story the real Sergio slowly makes his way to the surface. And I was screwed. With a woman literally fighting for her life you would expect the book to be dark and relatively depressing but Andi is seriously hilarious.
She lets nothing faze her, her positivity, her sense of humour, just everything about her makes you smile from ear to ear. As much as I cried while reading this book, I laughed even harder, sometimes I had tears from both mixing at the same time. Yes, it is emotional but at the end of the day enlightening at the same time. But really…this was Andi he was protecting, he never stood a chance.
This was a beautiful love story from beginning to end. Hell, I would have rather died. So yeah. A story where I was so emotionally invested in this couple and this group as a whole that I lived and breathed every word, every scenario and experienced every single emotion along with them. This is a story that will leave you stunned into silence as you appreciate what you have just read and will just leave you wanting to be a better person and make a difference.
Live life, be an Andi. I just never knew it…until now. Now I have to go back and read all the others. Amazing job Rachel Van Dyken, you nailed this one and this is one story and two characters that I will never forget.
Jul 09, Sam rated it it was amazing. This book, well, it should come with a survival guide or something. If I could give you readers advice on what you need for your self-help pack it would be these items: Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pasta- Not all mixed together but if you choose to do this, that's on you!
These are just comfort foods I ate to get me through! I swear, I salute her for getting through writing this book I wish I just wish this pain would go away.
I am sitting here bawling like a newborn just writing this review because all of those emotions have come flooding back. Every time I write a review for Rachel's books, I always state how amazing it is.
But this book, it's in its own league entirely. The emotion, the heart and soul that Rachel poured into this book can be felt with each word you read, connecting you so personally to this story. I saw the whole family of characters in an entirely different light.
Their sincerity, loyalty, love and care for each other was such a pivotal point to the book and I didn't think it was possible to love them more than I already do, but I was so wrong. Elude is the story of Sergio. Diving into this story, Sergio is forced to marry Andi to protect her from her Russian Father.
Andi is a beautiful strong young woman who lives her life to the fullest, whole heartedly, with no fear, and can seriously drop someone on their ass if needed Totally badass! She is Sergio's enemy and he wants to kill her So with the marriage forced upon them, Sergio vows to protect Andi forever. But what he didn't expect was for her to own him, body, mind, and soul. I loved the banter between Andi and the rest of the family, the little firecracker had me snort laughing all the time!
I personally read for feels. I love the way words wrap around me and make me hurt, love, laugh and this story gave me everything and so much more than I could have asked for. Rachel Van Dyken has delivered something so special with this story. I know my heart will never be the same again.
Elude has more heart, love and HOPE than all of the other books in this series. Rachel Van Dyken, you have delivered something absolutely world changing. This book will not only touch people, it will give people the hope they need. I admire you for writing something so personal, so raw to you and as a reader, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Elude Author: Rachel Van Dyken Series or Standalone: Part of a series but can be read as a standalone Category: Romance, Mafia POV: Dual Characters: Not telling What can I say about this book?
Rachel Van Dyken is my new favorite author and I am so sad that it took me so long to read this! Sergio Abandonato is a complex man. Born within the mafia he has battled his roots and still fighting to find his place in the family He has s Title: Born within the mafia he has battled his roots and still fighting to find his place in the family He has secrets; numerous secrets. When he is forced to marry the daughter of the enemy Russian mob, his life will be forever changed.
Because Andi is not your usual heroine. She is sassy, strong, funny, beautiful, but she is dying. I was Sergio's punishment. I wasn't blood. I won't go into detail because the book has to be experienced without any spoilers, so I am just going to focus on the writing. The writing; oh my God! Excellently written, the book is a battle between comedy and drama. The author has done an amazing job balancing Andi's grim fate with her vivacious personality.
She is a lovable heroine, but at the same time you know she can kick anyone's butt, including Sergio's. Sergio is a hero unlike any I've read before.
He is convinced not to let anyone into his heart, especially a girl that is inerrupting his life by simply How could someone so full of life be dying?
And how could she be okay with it? He doesn't want to care, he is cruel at her sometimes, but there is more to his character than his insensitive words.
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His words said he hated me. His body said he wanted to keep me safe. Sergio's inner conflict over Andi and how he is supposed to behave towards her broke my heart.
Can he remain detached? She smelled like lilacs; her skin was perfection; her laugh was warmth. A huge bravo to the author for handling such a delicate theme with such care! I cannot wait to dive into Empire! The members do kill, and sometimes bad things happen, but they are all true family. They argue, pick at each other and support one another. Often they have troubled pasts or some block they have to overcome to move forward. Sergio is a perfect example of this.
In the previous book of this series, we found out that he was a double agent between the FBI and Mafia. He did so to save members of the family, but still it goes against everything. Now, he has direct orders to marry and protect a girl wanted by the Russia mob. Also she's terminally ill. So yeah, it's quite the explosive and emotional storyline. I worried over the direction the five families were headed.
I laughed at the digs the guys and their women got in on each other. I teared up during the emotional times be ready for tears. And of course I was, as always, surprised by Luca's mastermind black folders he left behind.
I love this series, and I can't wait to find out what the crew is up to next! FangirlMoments and My Two Cents.
I feel so honored and privileged to have been given an ARC of Elude and the chance to read this amazing book in advance.
Elude is simply amazing and over the top. I really had a hard time putting it down coz I did not want to miss what was gonna happen next. It had me glued to the book right from the very first page to the last. This has been an emotional read for me. I was crying so hard that I had to stop reading to compose myself coz I feel so honored and privileged to have been given an ARC of Elude and the chance to read this amazing book in advance.
I was crying so hard that I had to stop reading to compose myself coz I could not anymore see the words clearly. One has to be prepared with lots and lots of tissues by your side when you read Elude. This amazing book is really worth every tear I shed. Elude for me is a celebration of life, friendship, family, loyalty and most of all love.
You can really feel the love and support the Elite men had for each other. Family really came first. When one needed help and support, they were always there to give them. A lot of sacrifices were made just to protect Andi.
For one, Sergio sacrificed himself by agreeing to marry Andi to protect her from her biological father. That in itself for me is the ultimate sacrifice because he opened his home, his whole being and most especially his heart to a dying girl. Though he had a dark past, he still was able to open his heart and let Andi in. But hey I still believe that everyone can change given the right circumstance. All of us can change for the better. There were some revelations in this book that I never saw coming.
It made me fall in love more deeply with the series and my Mafia men. It made me swoon and fall madly with him. With the tears, there was also laughter. She definitely knows how to balance her stories. All her books are a total package. I can go on and on with my review. It would definitely be worth the time and money you will spend reading. With sadness, there is joy. With darkness, there is light. This is so deserving my 5 Star rating…. Sep 29, Aira Cabrera rated it it was amazing.
Just beautiful. I'm not gonna lie, I cried the whole time I was reading this book. It cut me open. It devastated me. It made me laugh so much. It healed me.
At least that's what I'm trying to tell myself. I don't know if I could ever move on from Sergio and Andi. I don't know how I'm going to accept someone new. Sergio made a lot of mistakes in the past, but he did all of them for family. They don't feel that way though.
His punishment was supposed to be Andi, but she turned into a be Beautiful. His punishment was supposed to be Andi, but she turned into a beautiful and life-changing gift. Andi has always been sick. She's accepted it.
She lives life to the fullest, and she never lets a second pass without truly living. I was in awe of her. I'm a pretty happy person, but I don't know how I would've handled being as sick as Andi. Sergio was such an asshole at first! I wanted to kick him in the head. Andi was such a ray of sunshine, even at first. There was no way Sergio could have not fallen in love with her.
It was impossible not to. The tears and sobbing came when Sergio really fell in love with Andi. I just I couldn't handle it! The things he did for her were so swoon worthy, and just what every girl dreams of. You give me moments, moments where only we exist. Everyone was just wonderful. They were there for Sergio and Andi. They laughed with them, cried with them, and felt with them. Don't be afraid to read this book.
It might make you cry It might even make you want to kill the author, but it will heal you as well. Such a beautiful story! Our love is forever. Jun 15, Liza rated it it was amazing.
Rachel Van Dyken cut the deepest. I had one great emotion with Elude but I'll never tell you what. Instead, I'll just talk about Andi and Sergio. I loved Andi first before Sergio did. She talked about her sickness way early in the story and it's like a black cloud looming over me throughout the book. I was in constant fear. Right there and then, Rachel had made the connection between me, the reader, and Andi, her ch Rachel Van Dyken cut the deepest.
Right there and then, Rachel had made the connection between me, the reader, and Andi, her character. Everytime she talked about her death ever so lightly, I shed a tear or more for her. She can't die," I keep telling myself. Or maybe I'm praying "I've cried twice in my life. Believe me, I won't cry over you. His darkness was choking. He only cared about blood. Until Andi became blood.
He cuts cheeks like a vampire snaps heads. He was scary I even winced. Mafia action, mafia chaos, mafia problems.I'll Be Home For Christmas.
Actually, not only the guys, but their wives too I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to see what happens next! But hey I still believe that everyone can change given the right circumstance.
And for Sergio and Andi, this couldn't be more than true for this couple. This installment is book six in the series, and even though I sobbed happy and sad tears How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.