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Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters #7)

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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  6,871 ratings  ·  267 reviews
In her Drake Sisters novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan delivers "everything her fans have come to expect" (Publishers Weekly). Now, she exceeds expectations as the fate of all seven sisters depends on the destiny of one.
ebook, 480 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Jove Books (first published June 1st 2009)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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Jessica
Christine Feehan's books are always well written with interesting characters and plot lines, and this book is no different. However, The multiple chapters of waaaaayyyyy too much detail on the lead female character's sadistic sexual slavery was TMI!

It was seriously unsettling and held no entertainment value, and the book could have been all the better for me had she simplified it somewhat. It was just too much for me, and left me unsettled for days. I didn't want to read any of my other books t
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Evelyn Bryant
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Cindy
An outstanding read - with difficulties. In the first portion of the book the heroine is captured, tortured, and raped repeatedly with the intent to 'break' her. It takes a month before her friends and family manage to locate and rescue her. This would be uncomfortable reading about a relatively unknown character and is much worse when it is someone we have come to know and love through the previous books. The dynamics of Elle's struggle to overcome her physical, emotional and psychic trauma, in ...more
Barbara M.
2 or 3 Stars?...I can't decide...

"Hidden Currents" was the last book in the Drake sisters series.

It includes very descriptive torture and rape scenes... If you normally shy away from novels with these storylines than this isn't a book you want to pick up.

I've never been a huge fan of this authors because her books are usually up and down...half the book is great and then the other half leaves you disappointed. That's how HC was. Half the book was great, the other...not so good. It's starts off v
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Corrine
Sometimes when I read a book quickly I get a reading "high" and think, Man this is one of the best books I've ever read, only to think about it for a few days and realize there were glaring flaws that I just didn't catch in my euphoria. This might be one of those cases, but I don't care. I loved this book, it's the book I've been waiting the whole series for.

Elle Drake is the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter, and as such, she will carry on the Drake legacy. She's known for years that Jackson Deve
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Andrea Hussey
What a crappy ending to this series. The potential these books had to be good was amazing. The execution, however, was not. When I hear of such a legacy as this, seven sisters with unique powers who help out others and are supposed to get with one man sounds so interesting in theory, but you get an author like this and it just completely fell apart.
(there are plot spoilers, I just didn’t want to hide the whole review.)

Elle was the wild sister with a temper that I expected so much out of. She doe
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Cheryl
This is probably the worst book I've ever read. The fact that it includes detailed rape/torture scenes in it bothered me only in the sense that it doesn't make an enjoyable story and I felt it was completely unnecessary. If I were reading a book about a war-torn 3rd world country where that happens and where the point of the book was to shed light on the horrid truth, then it wouldn't have bothered me. For this book, it felt contrived and shed no light on human trafficking.
**spoiler alert**
To m
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Calisto
I can't put into words how much I hated this book...but I'm gonna try. Now, I'm not a Feehan fan (read one Carpathian before this series and...shudders) but I really liked the idea of magical sisters. To be honest, the other stories weren't toxic. The first four are solid stories but it seems that Feehan (at least in this series) had an absolute knack for making secondary characters utterly amazing but then didn't know what to do with them when they got their own book. This happened in the last ...more
Kaleigha
I have been waiting for this book, as in literally counting the days, since early April. And, it was well worth the wait. I know that some will take issue with the darker, violent, downright painful storyline, but to me it was so very well done. Bad things happen to good people. People we love. People who least deserve it. This is more than true of Elle. No one deserves what happened to her. But even with all of that, this very much remains a love story.

I have gone back over the previous six bo
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Mojca
I admit I was a bit leery of this book thanks to all the reviews both here and on Amazon, but in the end this one turned out to be a wonderful, a little heartbreaking, and a lot bitter-sweet story, and provided a perfect ending to this series.

The scenes everybody so complained about (the first five chapters of the book) weren't as "bad" as we've all been warned. They were necessary to the story, to Elle's growth, maturing, change, and understanding of self, and they their execution was extremely
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Monique
Feb 18, 2011 Monique rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Feehan fans/paranormal romance lovers
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3 1/2 stars actually...I don't know how to make a half star on the rating...

I really do not know how to respond to this book...It pulled me a lot of differents ways most more uncomfortable than pleasurable....I remember having to stop reading various books from Mrs. Feehan's Carpathians series because within the first like three chaps. I just thought that they were too visceral for my taste...I know she is known for being extremely explicit in her romance novels, that I can kinda handle, but, th
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Ana T.
Hidden Currents is the last book in the Drake Sisters series... I've really enjoyed the series so far and I must say that I think Feehan came up with a very different and definitely darker book than the others to close the series. While I had no problems with it the number of negative reviews on Amazon surely attests to the fact that a lot of readers do.

To begin with, Elle, who is an undercover cop is found out and tortured by the man she was investigating. Not only that but he wants to break he
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Pam
Wow...what can I say about a book starting so powerful? Elle( the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter) is kidnapped and Brutalized by Stavros ( a very rich shipping magnet). He is psychic just like her. He wants her for his "mate" to make strong psychic babies. He is a monster...he dominates her and punishes her to get her to bend to his will. This was hard to read how beaten she was. Stavros was a "sick man." He kept telling her he loved her.....ha if thats love....NO THANKS!


Her family ( 6 other psy
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Susan
Hidden Currents is book 7 (the final installment, perhaps...) of Christine Feehan's enjoyable Drake Sisters series. In it, we find the story of the youngest sister Elle Drake, and the man destined to help her shoulder the intimidating Drake legacy, Jackson Deveau.

Years ago, as Jackson lay in enemy hands, tortured and broken, Elle filled his mind and shared her psychic energy and strength with him to save his soul. After his escape, Jackson moved to Sea Haven with his friend Jonas Harrington to
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PT
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Anna-Lisa
Apr 10, 2010 Anna-Lisa rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anna-Lisa by: lovelylilain@yahoo.de
Okay. As much as I looked forward for this one I stopped after chapter 7. I just read the last chapter to know how the end is but I knew that before I read it.

Sorry but this storyline in this book isn't working for me. It's ridiculous and for me it seems like the author wanted it to be the big-bang thing.

But honestly?
The start alone with this strange psychic sick perv who wanted Elle to do what he wanted being his sex slave? And Jackson being on her mind telling her she should do what that perv
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Heather
i had to slam this thing down. it was THAT bad. &i will not pick it up again. ever.
am i the only person who doesn't think sexual torture should be in a romance book?!
christine feehan had me believeing that maybe she's jealous of small skinny beautiful people because all her characters in this series are that way&then they end up getting slashed &beaten and tortured.
i couldn't believe what i was reading. that someone actually came up with this&then put it in a book for the world
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Amy
This book would get 0 stars if that was possible.

I liked most of the others in this series but this was terrible!! I certainly didn't expect page after page of torture and rape scenes to start off the book, followed by totally ludicrous and offensive scenes where the heroine supposedly begins to recover. Wow, what was this author thinking?? I should have read the amazon reviews before reading this.
Holly
Definitely the best of the series. I was really surprised at the direction she took the story. Although tough to read at times (because of the content) overall it was very well done. Kudos to Feehan for closing out the series in such a great way.

Although..from events that happened in this novel I'm wondering if she isn't planning a spin off of some kind?
Eileen Troemel
If I could give this zero stars I would. The first six in this series were light, easy, romance paranormal with a little bit of danger and little bit of sexual dominance. This book spent five chapters with the main female character being tortured, raped, and eventually rescued. If that weren't bad enough, later she has the main male character who we already knew was tortured relive some of that torture. She has her main character who was demolished by her torturer have sex three days after she's ...more
Lynsey
This is so hard to rate because I have absolutely loved this series and have become very attached to the characters. So much so that I wish there were more sisters because I'm not quite ready to let the Drake's and their men go!

Firstly, I love how everyone is present in this book. No one is forgotten and yet I didn't feel that the focus was taken off the main characters at all.

I really loved Jackson. He's a very intense character who has been surrounded by mystery up until now and I loved how it
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Oleta Blaylock
I have put off reading this book because I had heard so much about how Elle was raped. I was afraid that there would be an actual description of that scene. Luckily that is no the case. There are descriptions of what she went through and the condition she is in and there is some short scenes of abuse. So those that aren't comfortable with violence and abuse might want to avoid this book. I have wonder for a very long time what would bring Jackson and Elle together. Like Jonas and Hannah they alw ...more
Nely
Elle Drake is the youngest of the seven Drake sisters and we’ve known all along that Sheriff Jackson Deveau has been destined to love her. Still knowing that she is next in line to find love - since all her sisters have now paired up with their significant others - she is farther away from home and Jackson then ever. Elle is working as undercover agent and is involved with a very dangerous and powerful man. When Elle fails to arrive home, her disappearance leaves Jackson and those witchy sisters ...more
Ciera Jenkins
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Sandra
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Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
I picked up this book because the first Christine Feehan book I read was Water Bound and I liked it a lot. I knew the Drake sisters books were also based in Sea Haven, and the Drakes were mentioned in that book. I could not figure out what order they are in so bought this one which I suspect is the last one and not the first although it didn't make a lot of difference. This one ended where Water Bound began although with a different set of characters.

I don't think I will read any more of this au
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Karen Droms
I purchased this book from Audible.com. I got one of the first books in the series as a special deal, and thought it and the next few were good enough to purchase the rest of the series.

Boy, was I wrong.

The fifth and sixth books in the series were bad enough, but with a lot if fast-forwarding I got through them. I returned this one.

Yes, after 13 years as an Audible member and hundreds of books purchased, I finally returned one. It. Was. That. Bad. Maybe it's just me, but graphic descriptions
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Amanda
For some reason I got the sequence of this series mixed up and I ended up reading this book first.
Although it was violent and very intense I enjoyed it a lot and thought it was beautifully written. I was actually glad the author took the plunge and didn't fall short...I've read so many books where the heroine is miraculously saved right at the moment before she is raped or tortured, after a while it becomes ridiculous.
Elle is a strong woman who is able to overcome her trauma; she is not broken
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Terri
ehhh...i wasn't...it was kinda...bleh...7th book of a 7 book series...knew all of the characters...and yet the author kept telling the reader about the powers and situation as if it was new...these girls are the 7 daughters of a 7th daughter and yet only one of their aunts is mentioned...at one point this aunt lives in sea haven and then for the wedding she has to arrive as if from a distance for the wedding...they are going to get married in a couple of days and then they are getting married th ...more
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“I can't be anything but what I am, Elle. If you want a man who is going to treat you like a broken doll, you sure as hell come to the wrong place. And if you expect me to step aside and let you make decisions that are ultimately going to harm you, then baby, you definitely have the wrong man because I protect my woman. Right or wrong, politically correct or not, I stand in front of her when there's need.” 17 likes
“Before Elle had come into his life, he didn't even know what tea was. Now it was a staple. Worse, he actually knew the differences in teas.” 10 likes
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