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Lissa's Review: Elite (Eagle Elite #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Forever RELEASED: July 9, 2013 GENRE: romance, suspense LENGTH: 277 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


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.


I’ve heard about the Eagle Elite series a ton since I’m in Rachel’s reader group. And I still had never read them. I was like why haven’t’ I? I was on the hunt for a book that I could get lost in. And I thought, why not? I should have started it a long time ago. Let’s just say I’m glad I did. I genuinely loved and enjoyed this story. From the get-go, it drew me in. We don't know anything about this school she got into. Just that it was one that was hard to get into. Luckily or unluckily she won the lottery. From there everything about her life changes. There’s a lot of danger in the air, coming from everywhere. Tracey, I don’t even really know how she kept it together so well. She took the news, of where she came from pretty well. Then there’s Nixon. He’s scary but also a charming guy. That would do anything for her. You learn more about their past throughout the story. I did enjoy that, and I don’t like when a story gives everything away from the beginning. This was a great start to this series. I can’t wait to read the other eight. Yes eight! What have I gotten myself in to? I also want to point out that the connection that Trace has with Nixon is intense, it’s very believable, and you felt like a fly on the wall. Watching them really fall into each other. Overall, Five Boundless Stars.

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