Elect by Rachel Van Dyken Review & Giveaway

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synopsisNixon 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 . . .


I knew the instant she came into the room. It took exactly three seconds for her perfume to float from her body and into my personal hell.

I was lying underneath a giant white down comforter and trying to breathe in the smell of the laundry detergent.

“Chase?” she whispered.

Shit. I squeezed my eyes tightly closed and answered, “What?”

“I’m sorry.”


The light was off so I couldn’t see her, but I knew she was close. Soon her cold feet were touching my legs as she got out of her bed and lay down next to me in mine. Thankfully, the comforter was creating a really nice boundary between her and my body. Otherwise…well, I would have probably died.

“For whatever I did to make you mad.” Her hand reached out to pat my arm. “I’m sorry.”

“Trace…” I groaned, “you didn’t do anything.” And that was the problem, wasn’t it? My pride was hurt a bit; that much was sure. But, part of me, a small part—or maybe a large part—thought we had something. A connection that she and Nixon didn’t have. What we’d shared over the past few months had been unique, different. I felt it and she didn’t. She shouldn’t be apologizing for being the strong one.

“Come here.” Suddenly I wasn’t so concerned with losing control. I was her friend, she’d put me in that zone, and the last thing she needed was for me to be an ass about her not loving me when her grandfather was stuck in hiding and her almost-rapist was chained to a chair on the grounds threatening to kill everyone. “I’m the one who should be sorry.” I kissed her head and sighed when she wrapped her arm around my chest and tucked her head under my arm.

“What are you sorry for?”

Oh so many, many things. “Not being who you need me to be.”

“You mean like earlier when you were being a jackass in your stupid Betty Crocker apron?”

Chuckling, I squeezed her closer. “Hey, don’t hate on the apron. And yes, like earlier today. I guess…well I guess I’m just not used to all your hormones.”

“What?” Her voice bordered on murderous.

I laughed. “Trace, I’m just used to a lot more violence and killing, and here you show up with a cow keychain, a fetish for every damn squirrel on campus and the ability to make me laugh my ass off, regardless of if you mean to or not. You’re just…”

Amazing, she was amazing.

“Perfect, and your light kind of makes my darkness seem a lot more lonely.”

“But you’re with me twenty-four-seven?”

Yes, just another problem. “Right, but you aren’t mine. Get it? It’s like getting a present for Christmas only to find out someone’s going to take it away on New Year’s.”

“What kind of present am I?” Trace laughed. “Come on, you can tell me.”

“A bike.” I shook with laughter. “Because I would ride you so hard that you’d—”

Her fist knocked the wind out of my stomach pretty effectively, ruining the arousal I’d had going for me about fifteen minutes ago.

We lay there in complete silence for a while, and then she said in a sleepy voice, “Don’t leave me again, Chase. Please.”

“I won’t,” I vowed. “I swear.”

myreviewThere’s nothing like reading a book that makes you think and it doesn’t have a cookie cutter storyline. Elect by Rachel Van Dyken is one of those such books that has a complex storyline that makes it hard to predict what will happen from page to page. Oh, and just an FYI: Elite should be read before reading this one.

Rachel Van Dyken has proven she is quite talented and is a diverse writer. I say this because the Eagle Elite series gives us tons of suspense and action and then she also has the Bet series which is downright hilarious!! Rachel Van Dyken has moved into the category of an author that I will read simply because it is her!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Elect in exchange for an honest review.



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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  1. Randi Palmer says:

    All the hot guys! Thanks for the giveaway! Love RVD,

  2. I think I would attend but only if I was in the right crowd lol Those people are brutal!! lol

  3. Marcy Meyer says:

    It would definitely be interesting to attend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thank You for the Giveaway :):)

  5. Sounds a bit like Romeo and Juliet. I don’t know if I would cut it as an Elite.

  6. Stephanie F. says:

    I would go if I had friends like these their to have my back. 🙂
    Sounds like a great series.

  7. Yeck, yes! Why shouldn’t I go? An adventure is an adventure! I say, “Bring it!” Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Heck yes I would all that male hotness at one school yum
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  9. Cristina Riquelme says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Aww yeah!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Carrie Stevens says:

    i think id rather just read about it lol

  12. Shannon Cole says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

  13. Carol Savoy says:

    Oh YES I would so love to attend 🙂

  14. Karin Shaim says:

    Of course I would love to but I live too far.

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