Elude by Rachel Van Dyken
Eagle Elite #6
Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.
Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.
Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.
One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.
But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.
I’d only use my gun to protect her.
I’d give my life for hers.
And I would, most definitely, lose myself, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.
I always believed the mafia would be my end game–poisoning my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.
Or the beginning of something beautiful.
The beginning of her.
The end of us.
Elude is book #6 in the Eagle Elite series.
I never planned to read this book, I love this series but I planned to boycott this book.
Because I’m a wimp, I read to escape to a world where happily ever after is a guarantee. Where cancer doesn’t exist and only the bad guys die.
I love my literary world and the shelter it provides me from real life. So I don’t let the heart-breaking books in, I pretend they don’t exist.
But then Empire was announced and I had to pull up my big girl panties and deal with the hurt. Because I knew this book was going to cause me pain. Yes I know this is a book, but when you’re a true reader you live those characters’ lives you feel what they feel.
So my heart is broken and I’ve cried a lot, but I’m also ok.
Because this book isn’t a painful death.
This story is about a short but outstanding love.
It’s about healing and acceptance and it was beautiful.
I wish it didn’t end with loss but even though my heart hurts it’s not the end. The love they shared was epic enough to never be forgotten but selfless enough that it won’t be the only love.
Beautiful 5 stars