Thursday, August 2, 2018

ENVY ~ RACHEL VAN DYKEN --> EXCERPT



 

From New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, comes ENVY, a new novella in her Eagle Elite Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series…

Every family has rules, the mafia just has more….
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani’s future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Her.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.

EXCERPT:

I tasted his fear.

It mingled with his lust.

His desire.

I wanted him.

So I took him.

Because waiting for him to snap was like watching someone slowly burn from within until they lash out at everything around them. He felt the attraction. We were heat, we were untamed, we were greedy.

He reached for the front of my shirt and ripped it with his right hand. I gasped as he exposed my bra and then ripped that too, like I could go out and find another one just like it.

It would be easier if he was clumsy…

If he didn’t know exactly what he was doing when his tongue slid past my lips and teased every inch of my mouth.

He knew.

He knew my body better than I did.

I arched into him wantonly.

He responded by lifting me with one arm and bracing me against the tree, running his wicked mouth down my neck and licking one nipple, only to go to the other like he’d been waiting to do it all day.

Each moan was swallowed by more deep kissing.

More, more, more.

“You’re bad for me,” he whispered against my neck. “I want you anyways.”

“You’re bad for me,” I admitted. “I’ll take you any way I can get.”

He growled against my mouth, and the vibration of it sent shivers down my spine. Abruptly he pulled away.

I wanted to protest, to tell him not to run.

I didn’t have to.

He threw me over his shoulder like I weighed nothing and carried me into the house, slamming the door behind him, locking it to keep bad guys out—or maybe to keep the baddest of them all…

In.

He tossed me onto the nearest couch and attacked. His mouth came down hard, next his body, until all I knew was him.

Vic’s scent.

His taste.

The weight of him pressed against me.

I opened my mouth to him as he deepened the kiss. His rough hands cupped my breasts, weighing them, squeezing, as he sucked my tongue with his lips, bit down with his teeth.

Heart racing, I couldn’t even form a logical thought beyond how good he tasted and how hot his skin was.

“This happens once.” He pulled away abruptly. “Promise me.”

I gulped.

“Renee.” It was his tone, the sound of my name falling from his lips like he was tortured by my name—by me. I knew that kind of torture, I knew what it was like to kiss my enemy and want him in my bed.

To hate myself for wanting the murderer.

MY REVIEW:

As part of the Eagle Elite series (which I love), this novella could stand alone, but I wouldn't suggest, I would suggest you go back and read and enjoy this series.

In this book, Renee, who is the nanny for both Serena (Nixon & Trace's daughter) and Phoenix (who Renee calls Junior, who is Phoenix and Bee's son). As is always true with the mafia, nothing is at it appears.

Vic, who is the "bodyguard" of the families and sworn to protect them, is secretly staring at Renee and Renee is trying to avoid looking at any of the family members. Her father told her never to look them in the eyes.

Renee is biding her time until she leaves for college and the mafia world she was raised in. She is excited to get away from it all.

Renee turns into his new assignment and it is going to be a difficult one. Renee is determined to make Vic want her once they are forced together, but, Vic knows the secret that could destroy Renee that even she doesn't know.

The ending revolves around the Russians and Andrei and it will come as quite the shocker.

4.5 stars




 

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Rachel Van Dyken’s ENVY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

July 25th

All about reading – Review

Booknerdingout – Review & Excerpt

Ceej's Life Reads – Review & Excerpt

Chatterbooks Book Blog – Review

Fun Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

Lost to Books – Review

Marta Likes do Read – Review & Excerpt

The Bookish Sisters – Review & Excerpt

July 26th

abibliophobia anonymous book reviews – Review

AMPed Up Books –Review & Excerpt

Beyond The Covers Blog – Review

Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt

Bookworm Misfit – Review & Excerpt

iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

S3OC – Review & Excerpt

July 27th

A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

Bloggin' With M.Brennan – Review

BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book Freak – Review

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Cool Flight – Review & Excerpt

July 28th

Ariella’s Bookshelf – Excerpt

Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt

Canadian Book Addict – Review

Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic – Review

Ginreads – Review

Melena's Reviews –Review & Excerpt

Romance Book Review For You – Review

Two Book Pushers – Excerpt

July 29th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt

Bad boys and bedtime stories book blog – Review

Kari's Book Reviews and Revelations – Review & Excerpt

Life with Lesley – Review & Excerpt

My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt

Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt

Novel Grounds – Review

Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt

July 30th

Blogging For The Love Of Authors And Their Books – Review & Excerpt

Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt

Heart and Soul Book Blog – Excerpt

Jenn Avery Romance Lover – Review & Excerpt

Joandisalovebooks – Review & Excerpt

Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt

Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt

My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt

Thestarslisten – Excerpt

July 31st

Book Lovers Reviews and Recommendations – Review & Excerpt

Cup of Tea Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Excerpt

Ebook Indulgence – Review

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

Lisa Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt

August 1st

3 degrees of fiction – Review & Excerpt

Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt

Desperately Seeking HEA’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Little Read Riding Hood – Review

Naughty and nice book blog – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This CHick – Review

The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

August 2nd

Babbling Chatter Reads – Review & Excerpt

I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review

Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt

Kiss and Tell Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt

Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt

Sentranced Jem – Review & Excerpt

August 3rd

Blushing babes are up all night – Review

Morning Books and Coffee – Review

Naughty Mom Story Time – Review & Excerpt

Nightbird Novels – Review

Romance Readers Retreat – Review

SA Clayton – Excerpt

Tales-of-a-bookworm23 – Review

The Divas Book Lounge – Review & Excerpt

 

 

About Rachel Van Dyken:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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