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REVIEW - Ruthless Princess

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

Title - Ruthless Princess
Author - Rachel Van Dyken
Name of Series - Mafia Royals #1
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date - 19th May 2020
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

A mafia romance about best friends turned enemies by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend…

I never thought my father would ask this of me, to become the second generation at Eagle Elite University, to rule with an iron fist, and to take care of anyone who gets in our way.

But ever since the incident.

Ever since Him.

There’s been a war in our little clique.

After all, a house divided cannot stand.

He’s the problem, not me.

He used to kiss me like I was his oxygen.

Now he looks at me like I’m his poison.

But we both drank it, again and again, never believing there would be a day when our love would start a war.

And our friendship would shatter into a million pieces.

Then again, the worst thing you could do in the mafia is hang on to hope that your life will be normal.

The second worse thing?

Fall in love with your best friend.


And heir to the Nicolasi throne.

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TOTAL RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ARC PROVIDED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW Warning: None of you are prepared for this book!!! let me repeat, none of you!!! it's absolutely mind-blowing!!! “And in another life, your father wouldn’t kill me for loving you. I would have seen you pregnant with my children; I would have my ring on your finger. I would have your blood etched on my fucking soul, and I would give you my name.” Tears dripped off my chin as I nodded my head. “Serena Nicolasi.” I gasped and then changed my mind. “No. Serena De Lange-Nicolasi. Because if I get to marry the king , I want him all. The bad parts, the good. I want the forbidden. I want the Phoenix.”

I have always been a fan of Rachel Van Dyken's books because of the way she manipulates the story line. There are moments when you will cry, there are humorous moments and the story is never dull. Ruthless princess too had all of those characteristics. I mean I was so hungover this book that I ended up making so many book edits!!! “I’ve never been able to sleep when you’re in my arms, Serena.”“So, what did you do the whole time?”He hesitated and then, “Wait for you to fall asleep and wish that I wasn’t in love with my best friend…”

So, this is the story of Jasper and Serena. Serena is the mafia princess of her family , with her being Nixon's daughter and all and Jasper is Phoenix's son. Jasper was perfect in every damn way , but in this it was the heroine that took my heart. Serena , oh god, I don't even know what to say!! She was so perfect. Her ruthlessness , her courage and strength just made it so easy for me to fall in love with her!! In this book we also got to see our old elite generation parenting, and that was something to witness🤣🤣🤣!!! “I’ll hate you for as long as we both shall live,” I uttered the mantra we’d been repeating to each other for years. “Hate you,” she repeated in a soft voice. “For as long as we both shall live.” And so, the hurt continued.

The way their story is portrayed is amazing. Every dialogue, their longing and the feelings they had for each other just tore my heart. And Rachel just broke my heart when she gave a certain twist in Arsher's story. I literally cried with him!!! I just hope he just gets his own book fast, I can even guess with whom his story is going to be!!😉😉 It was impossible for me to give this book anything less than 5 stars. Recommended for all the mafia lovers , trust me , this book won't disappoint you!

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