Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan
Hidden Currents is the last book in the Drake Sisters series. The series follows seven sisters with magical powers that have been passed down for generations. Each sister possesses a unique ability except for the youngest sister, Elle. Since she is destined to have the next generation of daughters she possesses all the gifts. They live in a small coastal town, Sea Haven, in northern California. The villagers all know about the sisters. And have been helped by them numerous times. This book is about Elle.
Elle is the mysterious sister out of the bunch. You don’t learn too much about her in the previous books. She disappears for blocks of time and no one is sure what she does. It’s only at the end of book six, Turbulent Sea, that you learn that she is an undercover agent. This book begins with her on a mission trying to determine if a Greek shipping magnate, Stavros Gratsos, is involved in human trafficking and other illegal activities. She’s just decided to tell her boss that he’s clean when he invites her to his island. She then overhears a conversation with his bodyguard that causes her to try to leave his yacht with the other party guests. She is detained and taken to his island. As they approach the island a psychic jamming frequency makes Elle’s powers unusable. Stavros then tells her that it will be her home where she will raise his children, how he’s been searching for a psychic woman like her.
I have to warn anyone that can’t read about women being abused that the first 100 pages of this book made me feel a little nauseous and my chest tight with tension. I’m very empathetic when it comes to what I read and I felt despair, fear, and shame while reading Elle’s feelings during her imprisonment. Christine doesn’t go into details of the rape but does describe Elle’s wounds from being beaten in vivid detail. I was reading the book during my lunch break at work and had to stop to go back to work just as the rescue mission to retrieve Elle was starting. I couldn’t stop thinking about what was going to happen. Heading up the mission is Elle’s destined mate, Jackson, and her sisters with their fiancés (of which most have been involved in some sort of law enforcement). They had been searching for her but couldn’t find her due to the dampening field on the island until they combined their powers with Jackson. They’re able to rescue her but Stavros gets away but not before telling Elle she belongs to him, he’ll find her anywhere, and kill anyone she loves.
The book then follows her recovery. She feels she can’t live with her sisters and only feels safe with Jackson. And Stavros is also psychic and continues to try to terrorize Elle. I won’t describe any more of the book because it would ruin the rest but needless to say it wraps up the series very satisfactorily. I really enjoyed the book. It definitely pulls on the emotions of the reader.
And it brings to the attention of readers how serious human trafficking has become and how hard it is to fight to destroy it. I hope that this review interests everyone in this series; it is well worth the read. And I must say that Christine did leave an opening for a possible spin-off series. To say that Christine is an excellent author is an understatement as her turn of the written word had such an effect on me that I was as jumpy as a cat the rest of my work day until I could get home to read about the rescue mission and breathe a sigh of relief.
Book Blurb: from Christine’s website
From afar, Sheriff Jackson Deveau has always loved Elle Drake, the youngest telepath of seven sisters. After a long time away she’s finally returning home to the small coastal village of Sea Haven. But someone has been following Elle, someone who doesn’t want her to make it back. And when Elle fails to arrive, her disappearance strikes fear in the hearts of everyone who loves her. Now it’s left to Jackson to uncover the mystery of Elle’s vanishing, and rescue her from an unseen danger. But Sea Haven is no longer safe for anyone, and it’ll take the powers of all the Drake sisters and their men to survive the coming storm.
Here are the covers for the rest of the books in the series.
“Sarah’s coming home.” Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he’s heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name – a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah’s clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.
But Damon has not arrived alone. Two men have tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House, where Sarah hides her own secrets. And danger- as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known- is just a whisper away…
Bestselling novelist Kate Drake is one of seven sisters gifted with amazing powers of witchcraft. Returning home in time for her northern California town’s annual Christmas pageant, Kate catches the spirit of the season and decides to open a bookstore in a charming but run-down historic mill. Decorated former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Granite, now a local contractor, doesn’t mind working in the undeniably eerie house-not if it means getting closer to Kate. There’s something about the quiet, sensual woman that powerfully attracts him.
When an earthquake cracks the mill’s foundation and reveals a burial crypt, Kate senses that a centuries-old evil has been unleashed…and that it’s coming after her. Though Matt vows to guard her from dusk till dawn, Kate knows she will have to summon all of her and her sisters’ powers to battle the darkness threatening to destroy both Christmas and the gift of soul-searing passion her hometown hero wants her to keep forever…
Called “the reigning queen of paranormal romance” by Publishers Weekly, New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan offers an imaginative blend of sensual romance, fast-paced adventure and the paranormal that has thrilled countless readers. Now, she tells the story of Abigail Drake, of the magical Drake sisters — seven elementally gifted sisters, and their prophecy of love…
As the third daughter in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with a mystical affinity for water, and possessed a particularly strong bond with dolphins. She spent her entire life studying them, learning from them, and swimming among them in the waters off her hometown of Sea Haven … Until the day Abby witnessed a cold-blooded murder on shore, and found herself fleeing for her life — right into the arms of Aleksandr Volstov. He’s an Interpol agent on the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, a relentless man who gets what he goes after — and the man who broke Abby’s heart. But he isn’t going to let the only woman he ever loved be placed in harm’s way — or slip away from his embrace…
With her sensual blend of paranormal romance and breathless suspense, New York Times bestselling author “Christine Feehan boldly goes where no writer has ever gone”*. Now she introduces Libby Drake, of the magical Drake sisters—each mysterious, gifted, and enchanted by prophecies of love…
Dr. Libby Drake is sensible and practical. To her more adventurous sisters, she’s always been the “good girl”. Certainly not the kind to attract the attention of a genius like Ty Derrick—until a tragic accident leaves the handsome biochemist at her mercy.
Acting on her uncanny ability to heal, she stirs in the reawakened Ty his own long-suppressed desires for the woman who saved his life. But he’s not the only man with designs on Libby Drake. Her miraculous and selfless power has also captured the attention of a dangerously influential admirer. He’s pursuing the elementally gifted beauty for his own wicked purpose. And he’s willing to go to deadly lengths to make it happen.
One of seven daughters in a line of extraordinary women, Hannah Drake has been the elusive object of affection for Jonas Harrington for as long as the young man can remember. If only the stunning super-model was driven by a passion other than her career. But Jonas isn’t the only one with desires for Hannah.
From the shadows has emerged a vengeful figure who stalks the beauty with one terrifying purpose: to strip her of all she is and destroy her. Only one man was destined as her protection. Now, out of a storm of danger, Jonas must guide the woman he loves from a sinister darkness that threatens not only Hannah, but the entire Drake family.
The star: Joley Drake was born with a legacy of unexpected magical gifts, but it was the gift of singing that made her an overnight sensation—a rock and roll goddess trapped by fame, fortune, and ambition. Heated by the flush of success, Joley could have any man she wanted. But there’s only man who can give her what she really needs.
The bodyguard: Ilya Prakenskii, cool, inscrutable, dangerously sexy, and working in the shadow of his infamous reputation—that of a secret Russian hit man on the payroll of a notorious mobster. He’s the last man Joley should get close to, yet when her life is threatened on tour she has nowhere left to turn. But in the seductive safe keep of Ilya’s embrace, is Joley really as secure as she imagines?
Hooked yet?? Here is Christine’s website so you can go check her out yourself.
Now as you know my mom and dad have gone to RomCon the last two years, well Christine Feehan was there and my mom asked her if she called me would she say hello to me over the phone, Christine said yes. So mom called me and said hang on she had a surprise, handed the phone to Christine who said, ” Hello Stephanie, this is Christine Feehan and I hear you love my books. ” All I could do as she talked to me was say over and over “Thank you.” and “I love your books.”