I won’t let anything happen to you. I swear on my life, I’ll protect you until the day I die.

Rachel Van Dyken

ebook & audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
There are two sides to every story.

And ours?
It isn’t pretty.

Then again, what’s pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her. The only problem?

We’re cousins.
And she may just be our long lost enemy.

Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell — also known as the Mafia.
Blood is thicker than life, and to keep yours?
Well, keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer…

Thought you knew Trace, Nix, and Chase’s story? Think again.

Point of view:
1st Person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 1.5 in the series, but not because it’s a novella. It’s actually the events in Elite (book 1) from Nixon, Chase, Tex, & Phoenix’s points of view. Van Dyken has a reading order on her website.

I honestly liked this book much more than I liked Elite. I’ve read (or listened) through the series multiple times now and except for a single read and a single listen ~ I always skip Elite and start with Enforce.

The first time, you kind of have to have Elite ~ but the writing, emotions, and connection just isn’t as solid as it is in Enforce. And I HIGHLY recommend the audiobook. 

Jeremy York, James Babson, Andrew Eiden, & Jack DuPont are all excellent here. What I love about this casting is that York as Nixon, DuPont as Chase, Eiden as Tex, & Babson as Phoenix stays consistent through book 5. Not only are they fabulous narrators, but this creates a wonderful cohesion in the series that makes binging it truly enjoyable.

Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
This is mafia. There are murders, torture, and other violence.

About the author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York TimesWall 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, adorable son.

You can connect with Rachel Van Dyken here:

My Favorite Quotes

I won’t let anything happen to you. I swear on my life, I’ll protect you until the day I die. -Enforce by @RachVD narrated by @jbabzbabson @eiden_andrew Jeremy York & Jack DuPont #Mafia #Romance #EagleElite

God, I’d go through hell if she’d just glare at me like that every second of every day. -Enforce by @RachVD narrated by @jbabzbabson @eiden_andrew Jeremy York & Jack DuPont #Mafia #Romance #EagleElite

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