Review: Bang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken


He was my best friend.

Until he became my enemy.

All within the span of one night.

Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang.

The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life.

This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred. Choices are never black and white. And the life you thought you knew is… one giant lie.

He was dead.

And I didn’t want his life to be in vain, so I tried to make something of myself. I tried and failed.

Now he’s back. Alive. And he wants something…


Nobody ever said the mafia played fair.

Welcome to The Family.


This book was another continuation of the mafia series but it fell slight short for me in comparison to the Eagle Elite books and only because this was more of a love story. This is the story of Sergio’s brother, Ax, and Amy. So lets talk about what I liked, obviously the gang is all back. I love that nothing is done in the mafia without a purpose, there is always a plan and an under-lying plot.

Amy fell a little bit flat for me in terms of a character, she was very one dimension, especially in comparison to the other mafia ladies. Ax was interesting and I would have liked to know more about his up-bringing prior to all of his family drama. Did he get beat like Nixon, did his father plot against him like Phoenix, did his father abandon him like Tex, or did his father crush his dreams like Chase. In the end it was a nice, quick read but it fell a little short for me.


“…sometimes what’s the best for us – is exactly what hurts the most.”


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