Turbulent Sea

Drake Sisters Series - Book 6

By Christine Feehan

Jove - July 2008

Paranormal Romance

This story can stand on its own, but is strongly tied with the previous Drakes Sisters stories. I would recommend reading them in order. The following review does contain spoilers to previous stories.

Joley Drake. Passionate. Emotional. Wild Child. She is the one that can either rouse or calm an audience with her voice. She also drew the attention of many men.

A reverend claims that she is evil. He has been stalking their family for awhile.

A Russian mobster claims to be enchanted with her and follows the band. He uses his money to throw lavish parties that only the elite attend.

Then there is the bodyguard. Ilya Prakenskii. Mystery shrouds his past, but it is his current occupation that stirs fear. If he works for Nikitin, a known Russian mobster, why does Nikitin fear him? There is no question that he has risked himself numerous times helping the Drake family, not only by putting himself in physical danger, but also by using his magic to help Hannah Drake as she lie near death.

Joley is conflicted by what little she does know of Ilya. She fears he may have put a spell on her, just as he marked her hand, branding her as his.

Turbulent Sea was yet another phenomenal read by Christine Feehan. Ilya has been such a mysterious character since we met him, and it was exciting to learn about his past. It made me crave more. I enjoyed seeing Joley on the road with the band, and meeting these new characters.

However, I had a couple problems with this story. First, I got tired of Joley complaining of how she was attracted to dangerous men. Second, part of what has made the previous five stories so enjoyable was the interaction of the Drakes, Jonas, and the townspeople. That was missing from this story. I think if this book had been a stand alone book, I wouldn't have felt the let down.

Kathy Andrico - RoadToRomance.ca