Review: Elect by Rachel Van Dyken
Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.
Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will.
In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner...
What I thought:
Rachel hooks you within the first pages. She hooks you straight through the heart and you can't put the book down, afraid that your heart can't handle it and will break.
I absolutely loved the first book in the series and just having finished and loved another one of Rachel's books days before I read Elect I had ginormous expectations. And it delivered above and beyond.
The constant twist and turns never give you a chance to settle down from the last one and you are constantly thinking "Wow, did that just happen?". The plot never goes where you expect it to but it's awesome!
I have generally had enough of love triangles in YA and NA and avoid them like the plague but Rachel does it so very well and she just kept breaking my heart. Because I love both guys! You get to spend the entire book inside Nixon and Chance's heads, so of course you'll fall in love with them. They're so different and yet so.. so.. amazing make me sound like a love sick teenager, perfect is too over the top and awesome make them sound like a rock band. They're just the ultimate book boyfriends. I seriously have no idea what I would have done in Tracey's place and I'm so happy I'm not her. Well, she's the daughter of a mobster and all that so I probably wouldn't wanna be her anyway.
Nixon and Chase are bot great characters but I miss spending time inside Tracey's head, mostly because I miss Monroe. She was a big part of Elite and she has stepped back in Elect, as she should, but I still miss her. She's my kinda girl and miss her wit and hot head. But hopefully we'll get more of her in the books to come.
This book will have you crying, laughing and chock the heck out of you. It's a phenomenal love story in a setting you've never seen before!
About the author:
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 and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!
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