Fallen Royal by Rachel Van Dyken Review

Release Date: October 5, 2021

A mafia romance about betrayal and faith by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Timesbestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

“The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever.”—Ryan Bigge

I grew up knowing it would happen one day. 
Believing that I would fall into my father’s footsteps and become a monster of my own making. 

So I fought it. 
I lived. 
I loved. 
I teased. 
And then one day… I destroyed. 
And realized I loved the pain. 
Obsessed over the feeling. 
So I cut again and again and again. 

She saw my rage, my madness, and tried to stop me from destroying myself, and I hated her for it, pushing her away past the point of no return. 
Izzy Abandonato was supposed to be mine. 
But there are some things people can never come back from. I hurt her, she hurt me, and now I’m living a lie. Telling the ones I love that I’m on one side when for years I’ve been forced to play both. 

I’m no angel. 
I’ve fallen. 
And I may single-handedly bring down the Cosa Nostra—by default. 

I, Maksim Sinacore, will have my vengeance. 
I will win her back. 
Even if it means I have to kill everyone in my path. 
The pain masks the betrayal. 
I never realized that one day—I’d be the very rat that I hated. That I was sent to kill. But once you’re deep in a lie—you’ll do anything to hide the truth. 

She fell for the bad one. 
She fell for the sinner. 
So why does that make me smile?

My Review of Fallen Royal by Rachel Van Dyken

The mafia world that RVD has created has so much depth and interesting characters it feels like you are reading about a family you know and love. It is no different with Fallen Royal–these books are a welcome escape and I, for one, am thankful for Rachel Van Dyken’s talent for writing incredible stories.

Maksim and Izzy’s story is so unique and hauntingly beautiful. I went in with no idea what would happen, and those twists blew me away. Fallen Royal differs from any other of her mafia books, but I can only say that it is an emotional rollercoaster. I shed more than a few tears and laughed at the family antics.

The twists were unexpected and added to the growing angst in the story, but ultimately made this romance an emotionally charged must-read. Here’s your warning to go in prepared, with wine and tissues.

5 Stars

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About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated into more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. 

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