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Water Bound (Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The paranormal is blended inside a mystery, which in turn is inside a powerful romance

In Sea Haven, Rikki Sitmore dives for sea urchins. However, her attention radically changes when she notices a man in trouble in the swirling currents. Rikki rescues severely injured Lev Prakenskii. Besides his physical traumas, Lev suffers from situational amnesia, ...
In Sea Haven, Rikki Sitmore dives for sea urchins. However, her attention radically changes when she notices a man in trouble in the swirling currents. Rikki rescues severely injured Lev Prakenskii. Besides his physical traumas, Lev suffers from situational amnesia, but is well aware he must remain hidden as someone wants him dead.

Reluctantly Rikki takes Lev to the estate she and her five "sisters of the heart" call home. Like Lev, Rikki has issues as she cherishes the water and loathes the fire as a tragedy left its imprint on her. Each has deadly enemies coming for them, but together with two hearts beating as one, they can overcome anything even lethal predators and autism.

Returning to Sea Haven, home of the Drake Sisters, Christine Feehan begins a new saga as once again some paranormal is blended inside a mystery, which in turn is inside a powerful romance. Though somewhat similar in tone to the "parent" Drake Sisters' series, the audience will relish this action-packed tale from the moment Rikki saves Lev from drowning and fans will enjoy this entertaining thriller. Ironically even with a strong love story between two traumatized souls and plenty of suspense, it is the deep look at what haunts the pair especially Rikki and the tragic fire that brings compassion to the tale.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on July 9, 2010

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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

SUCKED!!!

I read all of Feehans books, but I HATED this one. Was long and had none of the excitement I read in other books. Had this been another author I would have thrown it away without finishing it. I think she should rethink this series.

posted by hkocurek on July 31, 2010

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    SUCKED!!!

    I read all of Feehans books, but I HATED this one. Was long and had none of the excitement I read in other books. Had this been another author I would have thrown it away without finishing it. I think she should rethink this series.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

    A Lesson in Tedium

    This is an almost 500 page book of repetitious writing, uninteresting characters, and a plot that gets lost in all of the repetitive descriptors. I really enjoyed the first 7 books in this series- light escapism with interesting and strong characters, but this book fell subject to Christine Feehan's new writing style- overly detailed and un-engaging. If the writing were really good I would have said the descriptions added color instead of it boring me to sleep. I will admit that I don't know what happened from about page 300-400- I couldn't make myself read any more so I skipped to the end.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

    Truly one of the dumbest books I've ever read.

    Unless you're into 100 pages of explicit sex, 100 pages of descriptions of autism (which are about as enlightened as Wikipedia) and 100 pages of ho-hum plot, RUN FROM THIS BOOK! I can't believe I finished it.

    The characters are dumb, dumb, dumb. Some combination of reality and fantasy. What the heck is a 'water element'? Ever met one?? A 'fire element'? Well, that's an arsonist.

    Have to hand it to the author....she managed to keep an orgasm going for 20 pages. Not bad.

    Every character is contrived. The local cop is married to an international super model. Good God! How many international super models do you know who live in a po-dunk town and are married to a local cop??? And a sister who makes her living making koleidescopes??? How quaint.

    And to top it all...so realistic...our hero is a life-long assassin who has killed maybe hundreds of people...by his own admission...has now suddenly found redemption and settles down to raise vegetables and go scuba diving. Could I make this up??? Well the author did.

    I recommend you find another book to read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 27, 2012

    Flamekit

    Looks over at Shimmerkit. "You look tired," she observes aloud.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Yuck!

    Way too much sex and not enough drama! The text needed more dialoug and less tell tell!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    Water logged disappointment

    Not up to par with the Drake sisters series. The return to Sea Haven was nice but the main character Rikki was not credible nor sympathetic. Handicapped/autistic/paranormally gifted. Really? The story was slow and plodding. Not excited about this series at all.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    What happened, Christine?!

    This book was a bore, It dragged on and on, I thought it would never end. The author failed to spin chemistry between the 2 romantic leads. There was so much emphasis on the female lead's handicap, yet the ignorant reader was not adequately informed on such a condition. It was tiring.

    I loved all Sea Haven books, but if Water Bound is a spin off toward another series, this first launch was a dud. I had hopes for the male lead as he started off interesting in the last Sea Haven book, but....o well...

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