ARC Review: Scandalous Prince by Rachel Van Dyken

Scandalous PrincePages: 336

Goodreads Rating: 4.63 / 5 stars

My Rating: ★★★★.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

Publication Date: September 22nd 2020

Publisher: Self published

Synopsis:

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The Woods are Lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go, before I sleep —Robert Frost

I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I’d be the very monster I was protecting her from.
She didn’t know it was me.
She didn’t know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her.
I may as well have given her the mark on her finger.
The one that shows where her loyalty must lie.
Because we don’t sin in silence.
And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe.
My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her.
And when she found out—I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from.
Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal.
The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled.
We both carry scars.
But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe.
I’ll take it.
Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato’s perfect angel would pick me—over her perfect life.
“I broke you,” I confessed.
“The worst part… is that you liked it,” she snapped right back.

Welcome to the second generation of the mafia, may the best man or woman, be left standing.
May God bless our tainted souls.

My Review:

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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Scandalous Prince is bloody genius. I was so engrossed with the story that I didn’t see the plot coming. That makes me look like a dumbass given that there’s a lot of clues. I guess I just let the story took me over.

The story is about Violet Abandonato and Breaker Campisi. The rules standstill — they strictly cannot engage in an intimate relationship like Serena and Junior did. In the previous books, we all know Violet is a mafia princess and Breaker is tasked to protect her at all cost. She’s timid, simple and a book lover while Breaker is a womanizer. Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of him. I’m rooting for Violet throughout the book and I have a soft spot for her. She’s very much like Luciana but she got her rebelliousness on Chase.

I don’t want to give much away due to potential spoilers. The events turned upside down for these two and some Russian Mafia guy named Valerian Petrov came into the picture. All the craziness happened and it’ll mess you up greatly (both in good & bad). The first half will confuse you but it’ll enlighten you slowly. Just have a little patience until you get into the plot twist that got me like “HOLY SHIT. THAT WAS BRILLIANT.”

Rachel Van Dyken can do so much more than what I’ve expected. I love how she creatively took a different direction especially these next generation characters stood on their own. I grew to love and appreciate them more just like their parents. Aaah. I love my Eagle Elite fam. Overall, this is frickin’ good and it definitely stands out. I’m excited for Ash and Annie’s book and I can already feel the angst between them.

Final rating: 4.5 ⭐️

Beatrice

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