Blog Tour | Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken

52154430._SY475_Pages: 384

Goodreads Rating: 4.50 /  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

Publication Date: May 19th 2020

Publisher:Van Dyken Enterprises INC


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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 since the incident.
Ever since Him.
There’s been a war in our little clique.
After all, a house divided cannot stand.
He’s the problem, not me.
He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.
Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.
But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.
And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.
Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.
The second worse thing?
Fall in love with your best friend.
And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the number one 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!

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My Review:

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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 the precedent series.

Ruthless Princess is about Serena Abandonato and Junior Nicolasi. They’re childhood best friends, secret lovers and sworn enemies (forced to be enemies). Their parents set a rule that their children can’t form an romantic relationship, break the rules it’ll be punishable by death. Serena and Junior are consumed by hatred with each other and it drains them. They passionately love each other as well as hate to save themselves. There’s a lot of stakes if they get caught. Imagine pretending not to love someone for a year and the sexual tension ignited between them.

What’s so good about this series is that these characters made a name for themselves. They aren’t their parents’ shadows and they stepped up their own rules. They aren’t afraid to commit mistakes and learn from it. I’ll say they are smarter. I love that aspect and I look forward for the changes as they rule the mafia. It’s an intense start.

Overall, I like this book but gave it 3.5 stars. Main reason was some parts dragged on and there isn’t much build up with the De Langes. We’re just sidetracked and jumped back into Serena & Junior’s relationship. I guess we’ll see the development as the series progressed. I think it’ll be on Asher’s book but that’s gonna be a long wait.

Final rating: 3.5 / 5 stars


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