ebook & audiobook
Every family has rules, the mafia just has more….
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani’s future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
Point of view:
1st Person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
This novella is book 9.5 in the Eagle Elite series. Van Dyken has a reading order on her website.
As a 1001 Dark Nights novella – this is designed to be a little shorter and serves as an “intro” to the author for those unfamiliar or a “bonus” for long time fans. I’ve read all of the Eagle Elite books, so I’m not unbiased, but I think it is a good “taste” of the series and VanDyken’s style.
Vic was introduced in Eulogy, but you don’t have to read that to enjoy him here. (But you SHOULD read Eulogy, because it was the best of the series!)
Envy is a novella, so the speed of the relationship is quick – but I felt like it worked here and was well done. Vic & Renee were both developed & intriguing characters. They’re cute as a couple and I couldn’t help but root for them.
We also get a tiny more about Andrei – definitely setting up for his book, Debase.
I only listened to this once. I’ve read it multiple times. I’m disappointed that Scarlet Chase was cast AGAIN. I love her as a narrator (Blacktop Cowboys series is phenomenal), but she definitely has a “mature” voice which doesn’t fit with the 19-24yo characters she keeps narrating. Additionally, one of the things that I’ve loved about this series is that each character has his/her own voice throughout the series because the narrators changed depending on the POV. However, Scarlet Chase has been the female lead for Enrage, Eulogy, & Envy and David Benin has been the lead in Eulogy & Envy as well as narrating a DIFFERENT character in Enrage.
I’ll keep pre-ordering the e-books, but I’m losing faith in the audiobooks.
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, adorable son.
You can connect with Rachel Van Dyken here:
My Favorite Quotes
Of course it would be in a killer’s arms where I felt the safest and most alive…a death dealer, giving life. Who would have thought? – Envy by @RachVD #Mafia #Romance #EagleElite #1001DarkNights #NovellaTweet
I don’t like being the last thing people see when they leave this earth. – Envy by @RachVD #Mafia #Romance #EagleElite #1001DarkNights #NovellaTweet