Envy is a short novella for the 1,001 Dark Nights series. This book takes place in Rachel's mafia world, but can be read even if you haven't read the series. Each book in the 1001 Dark Nights series is to introduce new readers to different authors and different worlds. Envy is Victor and Renee's story. Victor is the mafia's enforcer and he swore an oath to protect the families. Renee is a made man's daughter who is babysitting for the mafia's families during the summer before she goes back to college. The problem is that Vic can't help but watch the nanny.
Something happens and Vic ends up being the bodyguard to keep an eye on Renee. Sparks start to fly and even though both try to resist, the temptation is there. Even with Chase trying to push the two together just to get it out of their systems both try to fight the flames of desire. Vic tries his best not to make a move since she is betrothed and he has taken a oath of celibacy for the families. Even though Renee is innocent, she knows what she wants and she wants Vic. Renee knows who Vic is and what he has done and even though she should be scared of this "monster" she doesn't see him as one. This book is sizzling with sexual chemistry, sweetness, a little bit of mystery, and sexual tension. Also, when you see Vic with the kids you will turn into a puddle of mush.
There's something about a book when you read it twice in two weeks. This book just hits all the right spots and will make you want to dive right in the Eagle Elite series again or for the first time if you've never read the series and will give you a serious book hangover. This book also introduces you to who the next book will be about in the series. Vic and Renee's story is sweet and passionate and will make you swoon. Vic is now one of my favorite book boyfriends.He's tall, brooding and protective. It's hard to write a spoiler free review when I just want to gush about the perfectness of Renee and Vic.
Rating: 5 stars!!!!!!