Goodreads Rating: 4.73 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Publication Date: April 30th 2019
Publisher: Self Published
Debase, the final book in the Eagle Elite Series and the first new book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken is Live!
With blood on my hands, I held her.
With death in my soul, I took from her.
With the devil in my heart, I coveted her.
There’re many definitions of Hell.
My list was exhaustive, my definitions tragic.
Tonight I was adding something new to the very top.
Girl number six thirty-two.
She arrived on my birthday, the same day, every year, I play Russian Roullete and pull the trigger.
She was my omen.
My end game.
She made it personal.
And for the first time in my life, I gave in.
A virgin mob boss with no soul.
My name is Andrei Petrov.
They call me the devil.
All I want is for the pain to end.
All she wants is for me to share it.
I am the last remaining heir to a dynasty that should burn in Hell.
And my last wish remains for it to die with me.
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I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Trigger warning: This book contains scenes not suitable for readers 18 years old and below. It has graphic / gore scenes, abuse, rape, slavery, prostitution, torture etc.
Debase is one hell of a ride. There’s so much build up and it gets darker and grittier. It’s the first book in the Elite Bratva Brotherhood series and I’m already invested with the upcoming novels as we meet new characters. You may / may not read Eagle Elite series but I recommend you do so you can follow the entire story as this book (Debase) is set in that world. My favorite characters from Eagle Elite played a part here (Hello my baes Sergio and Chase Abandonato!)
The story follows Andrei Petrov, the sole heir to the Petrov Bratva. If you recognize him in the Eagle Elite, he’s the Russian who allies with the Italians. Supposedly he’s the nemesis but I cannot tell you the reason why he’s a double agent. Andrei is calculating, ruthless and stoic. He’s raised in an abusive household and his father took away his innocence except his virginity. He promised he won’t be like him. A misogynistic rapist. Then he met someone. He doesn’t meant to keep her. She’s bound to be sold. After all, Girl #632 is a De Lange. The enemy of the four most powerful mafia families and this time, he’ll do everything to secretly keep her safe from the Italians.
Alice is no different from Andrei. She’s been abused by her own family. Deep down she knew she’s safe with Andrei though he’s rude to her in the beginning. She’d rather die than to be with her own family. This lady is as tough as nails and what she went through the last 20% of the book makes me want to cheer her on. Her bravery and resilience. Just wow. Her eccentric personality captivated me and she’s adorable.
Andrei and Alice are a wonderful match. I enjoyed the angst, the tension and the slow burn romance. Both of them slowly overcame the devils of their pasts and learned trusting each other. The love between them was heartfelt. Through darkness and light, they conquer it together.
The best part of this book was the plot twist. Holy crap. Blood in. No out. My mouth is zipped for that part. I don’t have a clue about the next book but I’m indeed excited to find out whose story is next. 😉 Once again, Rachel Van Dyken amazingly built this mafia realm.