Elect by Rachel Van Dyken picks up literally at from the ending of Elite and takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion. This book was so suspenseful I wasn’t sure what was gonna happen and I literally could not put it down. Despite the drama, mafia craziness, and darker moments, this story centers around the most amazing of love stories. One person willing to give up everything in an effort to protect the one they love. Nixon has definitely made it to my best book boyfriend list. There were times his arrogance and behavior annoyed me in the first book, but he is redeemed completely in my eyes.
There are times this book borders on being like a love triangle which made me a little upset with Trace. I cannot understand how easily she fell into her feelings with Chase. Add in the craziness of the old history we learn about while solving the mystery of who killed Trace’s parents and who is behind all the upheaval and I have to admit I was left a little confused. I am still not sure of the Nixon/Monroe/Chase family tree. But regardless, the story comes together well and I was not disappointed in the end. Another unexpected was Phoenix’s POV. I really felt for him after getting more of his history and am glad for the way it turned out. I am hopeful based on the ending with Mil, that another book has to be in the works.
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About the Book:
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 . . .