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Earth Bound

(Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart #4)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Air Bound returns to the mysterious coastal town of Sea Haven where six sisters of the heart are bound by the elements, and one is stalked by an inescapable past…

After escaping from a cult, Lexi found refuge with her sisters on the farm that more than sustained her body—it nurtured her soul as well. But she never forgot the terr
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Jove
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I so wanted to like this book.
The 4th book in Christine Feehan's Sisters of the Heart Series and tells the story of Lexi and Graviil Prakenskii.

I just could not engage with the two main characters. Their whole interaction just seemed a bit off for me.

The plot was okay but the story just moved so slow and with so much repetition...the same thing over and over again.

What made me finish the book was that I wanted to finally get to see the Prakenskii brothers finally being together again.
And the sce
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I did a reread at the end of last year, and it was still great. Loved the relationship between Gavril and Lexi. How Lexi was protective of Gavril and wanted to take care of him, which seems totally flipped around since she's the one who has been wounded as a child. But then, hasn't Gavril? Being trained from childhood to be an assassin and tortured physically? This story isn't as complex as some of the others, but I didn't mind the focus on Gavril dealing with the monsters who were stalking Lex ...more
Maayan
6+ Stars!
I simply adored this book. It was amazing. The H was phenomenal. Extraordinary. The h was sweet and I rooted for her to conquer the demons in her past. This couple were PERFECT for each other. I truly loved it. And I'm so gonna order a paperback. This book would be one I'm gonna re-read over and over and never tire of it. I loved the way he loved her. No other words to describe his love for her. You have to experience it. All I'm gonna say is....READ THE BOOK! :D

Safety Gang Safe. No ow
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Julia's Book Haven
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is my favourite Christine Feehan series. I love love love these books. Lexi and Gavriil were so cute and I just wanted to hug them through out the whole book. I can't wait for the next book which from foreshadowing in this one will hopefully be Lissa's book. Fingers-crossed cause I'm really interested in her back story now that we got a glimpse of it. I will give anyone who is a thinking about reading this a heads up, this is very much insta love. ...more
Lover of Romance
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: genre-paranormal
My Review Summary
Lexi has made a new life for herself in Sea Haven with her five sisters that made a bond with each other in a counseling session years ago. They came to Sea Haven to begin anew, all of the six have special abilities with the elements of the earth, and Lexi connects with the earth and has a talent for growing plants and vegetation. All six bought the land and share in the responsibilities of it. Lexi loves what she does and thrives in it, and it keeps the past and the monsters of he
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Holly
This is my favorite series of Feehan's. I gave up on the Dark series long ago, and while I've read some of the Leopard and Game books, this is the one I get most excited for. I dove in as soon as I received the book for review. While I enjoyed it, I didn't love it as much as some of the others in the series.

I still love the relationship between the sisters most, and now the added bonus of the brother's forming their own relationships with each other. My favorite part of this book was Gavrill's
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Ira
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Ms. Feehan paired the damsel in distress or the weakest link of the sisters with the badass of the brothers in this book, smart:)

I guess you can skip this book in term of the series storyline, except the one tried to kill Ilya Prakenskii, this book more about Lexi's childhood abusers wanted to kidnap her again. Of course won't that easy, she have her sisters, brothers in law and Gavriil this time.

However in this book, you will see the Prakenskii brothers reunion for the first time and that was a
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I have to admit, I read this book to relax. Also, I'm a little OD-ed with sex. One can only read so much BDSM and non-con. Sometimes, I need my mind cleared out just like a nice sorbet between dishes in a 12 course meal.

I like this series because of the whole family connection. I love these deadly Russian assassins. What's not to like? Sexy accent, hawt body, loyal and lethal killers are all up my alley.

This one features the "youngest" sister Lexi. She doesn't like being around men and for goo
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Dark Faerie Tales
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Can two broken people find love?

Opening Sentence: “Pain was a strange entity.”

The Review:

I haven’t read any books in this series, this is my first. That being said, it was definitely one that while you may be missing some of the backstory you don’t feel completely lost reading out of order. So for me to fill that backstory, I am going to definitely go back and read the first three books. Lexi is a survivor from a cult; she has joined her sis
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Dawn Livingston
Aug 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
I've read a few of Feehan's Dark series and they're okay, some I like better than others but I don't go out of my way to read them. They can be a little too.. romance novel corny with too many eye rolling moments for me. I have liked the series that this book is part of (Sea Haven?) though. I especially liked the one with Rikki as she's the only Autistic heroine I've seen so far.

This book... it was a disappointment. I haven't read any of Feehan's Sea Haven series in years so maybe the pendulum h
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Stephanie  G
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lexi’s nightmare comes true, the cult has found and threatened her but unlike her nightmares, Gavriil Prakenskii saves her in this sensational paranormal romance.

Gavriil knows that Lexi is destined to be his but he doesn’t think that Lexi can find happiness with a man full of secrets and shadows and well acquainted with violence and the reader can’t help but get caught up in this heart gripping tale as Lexi and Gavriil’s personal demons slowly give way to their chance at happiness. The attracti
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Christa
This book had been on my radar for a while because of the cover.

There were two things that bothered me about this book.

The instalove.
This comes at 2% on my kindle.
He knew her. He had always known her. He’d known she was somewhere in the world waiting, and the itch in his palm and the pain paralyzing his mind told him this woman belonged to him and only him. How completely unexpected and unacceptable was that?

There’s a lot of telling not showing.
She detested being the weak link on the farm
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Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I don’t know whether it’s just me or it’s Christine Feehan, but that was so ordinary. The last three Sisters of the Heart books were very enjoyable, good story lines, lot of stuff happening, an interesting set up and a great group of characters. But this one was just off. There was barely any story line at all, just constant interaction between Gavriil, the hero, and Lexi, the heroine, but not even growing together because they were perfect together within minutes of meeting each other.

Both are
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 Reading In Pajamas
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review & Giveaway: Earth Bound (A Sea Haven Novel) by Christine Feehan http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2KP
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4 Stars

REVIEW:
This is a touching story of two tragic, lost souls learning to find trust and love in each other. It was more an emotional love story even though the physical part finally came and was worth the wait. Although I wish it had moved past the “I’m not good enough for you” stage faster, I di
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Penny Watson
I'm not sure how to rate this.

I loved the hero and heroine. This was a fantastic pairing of personalities. If Feehan had just focused on the romance instead of the horribly traumatic and disturbing backstories of so many characters, this would have been perfect for me.

Unfortunately, Feehan's new favorite themes seem to be sex trafficking, torture, and rape. Including the abduction, rape, torture, and murder of children. The trauma these characters have endured is brought up repeatedly in the boo
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Darcy
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure about Gavriil at the start of this one, but quickly he won me over. I loved how Gavriil was instantly smitten with Lexi, but knew he needed to go slow with her. It was fun to see all the others at the farm warn Gavriil, warn him that if he hurt her they would all come after him.

I loved how Lexi saw a different side of Gavriil, one in which he was a bit softer. You had to laugh every time she was defending him to her sisters.

I liked how Gavriil slowly became a part of the farm and
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Jess
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for_review
I didn't care for this story. I know to expect insta-love, insta-claiming and all that, but it just didn't work at all for me.

The one part I did like was that the brothers FINALLY reconnected. The best part of the book, too bad they didn't get more page time together.

I'm not sure I care enough at this point to read the final two books.
Rosemary
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Lexi's story. Great read.
TJ
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This installment of the Sea Haven series isn’t as chock-ful of action and suspense as the others so far. Instead it deals with two very broken people and how they help each other find happiness and love again after a lifetime of absolutely horrifying experiences. That isn’t to say there isn’t action and intrigue, it’s just that the focus is more on the relationship side - in a very good way.
JenMcJ
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
I'll take a Gavriil, please.
And washing machine sex...
Tammy  Zautner
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
As with Air Bound, Earth Bound is also a darker tale involving the abuse of children for Mrs. Feehan. This book is about Lexi and does contain child molestation/pedophilia. However, if you have been following this series since Ilya you know that she has taken the path of sex trafficking for this series. While there is no extreme sexual description regarding the actual acts, you do get a keen sense of what took place, as well as descriptive scenes explaining the punishments doled out for noncompl ...more
Shauni
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

Earth Bound is book number four in Christine Feehan's Sisters of the Heart Series. I must admit this is probably my least favorite series that she writes. Consequently I never really expect much. I think in a way that is really better because Ms. Feehan has been so hit or miss in the last few years.

I am happy to say, Earth Bound is the best of the series so far. We see character development and growth that has been missing in som
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Sofia
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Earth bound is the fourth book in the Sea Haven series and tells the story of Lexi, the sister gifted with the earth element and Gavriil Prakenskii, one of the oldest brothers.

When Lexi moved to Sea Haven with her five sisters to start anew she was pleased to run their farm being responsible for a farm isn’t easy but Lexi loved taking care of it. It also helped that she could feel what the earth needed. But Lexi’s past isn’t that different from that of her sisters’.

Her past is once again haunti
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Lara
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
It's been a while since the previous book in the series was published, and once I started reading I remembered what I find tiresome about it. The previous series started well, then turned to focus on violence against women and trauma along with the suspense. Personally, I'm a bit tired of it, but at least this series has a foundation that incorporates that history.

One of the other things that bothers me is how the women become so soft and yielding and panicky. Lexi has been struggling for a whil
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Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

I admit that I enjoy most of what Ms. Feehan writes, but I also admit that it’s been so long since I’ve read one of this series, that it took me a minute to get all the supportive cast straight. That said, even with needing to stop and think about who’s who, I think someone who just picked up this book could just enjoy it for the fascinating paranormal romance that it is.

Lexi has every right and reason to not trust men, and to not want to e
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Keri
This one worked much better for me than the last one did. I thought that Lexi and Gavriil balanced one another and each had what the other needed to heal. I did think that for Gavriil being such a bad mamajama that he got in touch with his more sensitive side awfully fast when it cameto Lexi, but it was enough to detract from the story. Lexi was kidnapped at 8 years old from her bed and forced to live with a cult and forced to marry one of the leaders at a very young age, as well as suffer horri ...more
Bronwyn
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have loved this series from the start With Rikki and Levi in Water bound and was really looking forward to Lexi's story and getting to meet another Prakenskii. It was nearly only a 3 star for me as while I really enjoyed the story and was glad not every chapter contained a sex scene a couple of things annoyed me.
The major one was when Jonas (from the Drake sister series) spoke with Lexi and said that he and Hannah have a new born daughter BUT in the previous book with Airiana and Max, Air Boun
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Maggie
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When members of the cult Lexi destroyed find her, the entire Sea Haven farm is at risk. Lexi’s heartsick over this turn of events and knows if she picks up the phone, Witness Protection will move her and she’ll lose her new family.

Fortunately, Gavriil Pratenski choses that moment to find his brother Ilya, to let him know he’s now on a hit list. One look at Lexi and stone-cold Russian “fixer” Gavriil wants to start fresh – with Lexi.

Both Lexi and Gavriil have serious trust issues and are broken e
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Kimberlee
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this series

Another Prakenskii brother has fell like a redwood in the forest. This time it's Lexi who has had a horrible childhood. This series is like that of the Drake sisters. Now we have the seven sons of the seventh son. Amazing Each brother taken and raised to be killers for the Russian government, now hunted by the very government that trained them. Each falling in love with a group a women that have their own family trauma to over come. I love how Gavriil and Lexi fall in love an
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Varied Books
Jul 08, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
10/22/17 Ammy sale $1.99

Audio Book- Narrator has a sexy voice.

As I'm listening he's not that great w/ voice inflections. I'm not hearing the harsh or stern voice or any real change to express character emotions. But I am loving the H. He is fun in a yummy way.

It's bad when u want to fall asleep during the sex scene that finally happens. The narrator sounds like he is giving a documentation of the scene.

Sad b/c when the narrator gives the H a Russian accent he sounds sexy.

I am rating the narrato
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 70 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received ...more

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Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart (6 books)
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“Or maybe it was survival mode they both lived in, and they didn't dare allow anyone else in because if they were ripped apart a second time there would be no fixing either of them” 6 likes
“Lexi frowned again, a little distracted, trying to follow what they were all saying. She knew they were trying to divert her attention. She tried to remember who Uri Sorbacov was. He was the son of the man who had murdered the Prakenskiis’ parents and abducted all seven brothers, separating them and forcing them into schools to become covert operatives and worse. He also had been the one to order a hit on most of the Prakenskii brothers and had tried to abduct Airiana. He had a litany of sins to answer for, but was safe in Russia, far from retaliation.” 1 likes
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