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Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #1
Published by Hachette Digital, Inc. Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Suspense
For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .
The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she's ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy -- until it was too late.
Elite is a powerful romance that keeps the reader on the edge of your seat. Rachel Van Dyken is a new author to me and I’m so excited I finally found her.
I swear I yelled at this book or rather the characters more than ever before. Ms. Van Dyken yanked me into the Eagle Elite world, made me feel the myriad of emotions her characters endure. As I finished Elite I felt as if I had run a marathon in record time. I was exhausted, and I wanted more. I was so obsessed I turned around and read the next book Elect immediately!
Trace Rooks is a feisty young woman beginning her college career at an exclusive university. She’s thrust into this strange world and subjected to some awful things. One of the wonderful things about this book besides the romance are the many converging plots. As soon as you think you know what this book is going to be about Ms. Van Dyken throws a curve ball. Many times, I felt my eyes bulge while thinking Holy Sh*t did that really just happen!
Elite is a new adult romance but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s your standard college romance novel. Elite deals with many adult scenarios. It’s easy to forget the characters are so young because of how they handle the cards they are dealt.
Nixon Abandonato is an enigma. It’s hard to tell what is going on in his head but damn he wears Alpha Male with aplomb. He’s the leader of the mysterious Elect and a complete ass. The characters are fascinating. I hate to say much more because I don’t want to give away the exciting secrets within Elite. However, I can tell you that Trace and Nixon set the pages ablaze with their sensual romance and intense banter in Rachel Van Dyken’s Elite! I am thrilled to Joyfully Recommend it for November!