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Turbulent Sea

(Drake Sisters #6)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  10,966 ratings  ·  336 reviews
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,
Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Jove (first published July 2008)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Dd

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I am in love Photobucket and I don't care that he's taken and a fictional character. He's just SO DAMN PERFECT!

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I loved every domineering, over-protective, swoony thing he did or said <3
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Example: Ilya wants to be with Joley, forever, not just as a one night stand.

"I want you more than I've ever wanted anything in my life, but you were hoping to have sex and walk away without ever looking back. That's not what's between us. That's how you're looking at me - at us - and I'm not
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
YOWZA!! If dark, brooding, dominant Alphas trip your trigger, then you are in for a treat when you pick up "Turbulent Sea" by Christine Feehan! This is the sixth book in her series about 7 magical sisters and the special men each find to fulfill her destiny. Although the series is not erotica, it's definitely hot enough to keep us horny doggettes happy.

Joley is the sister with magic in her voice and she combined that voice with her love for music into a career as the lead singer for a rock band.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I must admit that I loved the Ghostwalkers books much more than this one. I think it was because I am not enamored with fictional subjects about celebrity. The elements pertaining to Joley's world-wide stardom as a rock singer seemed to overshadow the narrative in this book. I wonder if Ms. Feehan has a favorite female singer who inspired her to write this story and to model Joley after. I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is yes.

It was a very good story. If I hadn't read and fell for the
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Turbulent Sea is the sixth book in the Drake Sisters series by Christine Feehan. I love everything that Feehan writes, and this was certainly no exception. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put this book down until I was finished.

Joley Drake has the gift of voice. She can compel people to feel and act a certain way, just by speaking or singing. She has made a very successful career for herself as a professional singer. Joley and her band have legions of fans that
Apr 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Feehan fans
I feel like I waited forever for this book and man, it did not diappoint. I started out about half in love with Ilya and by the time the book was done, I am completely head over heals for this guy. He is simply awesome.

I can't tell you how much I really enjoyed this book. This book was a little like the Carpathian series, more so than the other Drake sisters. But there is nothing wrong with that.

I loved the twist with Ilya at the end. I found myself grinning like a fool. Kudos to Feehan for this
Joley Drake, rock star sensation, has been growing a little fed up with her life of late. Despite the carefree picture she paints of herself, she craves for normality and a life away from the limelight. She hides her true feelings from everyone, including her sisters, but she cannot hide them—or herself—from the one man she knows should keep her distance from.

Ilya Prakenskii is a man of many secrets and Joley is one of them. When he first heard her voice, she brought light into his barren world
Sep 27, 2009 rated it liked it
3 Stars...I liked it.

Every time I pick up a Feehan book I'm reminded of why I don't read books by her very often. She does great with internal dialogue, plot and characters but her style of conversation between characters have always been a bit awkward for me to read.

This is book six in a seven book series. I read it as a stand alone, and I have to say it wasn't hard to get a "feel" of the large and close family. Of course I wasn't familiar with all the previous characters and their stories but
Jun 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ever since Ilya Prakenskii was introduced as a secondary character in this series and possible love interest for Joley that I have been convinced that their book would be one of my favourites. I love mysterious bad boys with a dangerous aura and Ilya, from the first, seemed exactly one of that kind.

I have realised that in my latest reviews of the series I have been somewhat remiss in mentioning the Drake sister’s powers and how that influences their stories. The truth is that sometimes I think
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
This book started off quite slow and I really wasn't feeling the Joley/Ilya vibe at all then about 4 chapters in, I switched from book to audio and from chapter 6 , the books started to pick up and became quite an enjoyable listen in the end.

The general themes were quite similar to previous books, Joley is rich and famous ( this sister is a singer) and whilst her sisters all love and adore her, they don't seem to see the real her but Ilya Prakensi does and doesn't want to let her go.

Asthe book
Turbulent Sea is book 6 in Christine Feehan's Drake Sisters series. Unfortunately, it's the last book in the series until June! What am I going to do? Luckily, I have about a bajillion books on my tbr list just waiting for me to pick them up. But I digress, back to the review.

Turbulent Sea is the story of world famous musician Joley Drake, and secretive bodyguard Ilya Prakenskii. Joley is the sixth daughter of the enchanting Drake family. Joley is a charismatic performer, and shares a powerful
Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was ok
Yet another disappointment I am starting to wonder why I put myself through this. After the let down with the Hannah and Jonas story line it has gone even further down hill for me. I missed the other sisters; I think the interactions between them are part of why the first few worked for me. Yet again the Russian Mob thing is so overdone and I am guessing it will have a huge part in the last book as well. I was also disappointed in the lack of magic in this one. There was so much of it in every ...more
Sonya Heaney
Oct 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
Okay. Proper review on the way.


He marks her as his mate permanently without her permission.

She doesn’t want children, but he deliberately impregnates her without her permission (how is this better than rape??).

He has a family legacy that he has to impregnate her SEVEN times – whether she wants it or not. She's a famous singer, so there goes her career! The author is from a massive family (over a dozen), and has a massive number of children (nearly a dozen) – this is NOT romantic for the
Sangeeta Joshi
Aug 08, 2008 rated it liked it
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This is not a stand-alone book. I realized it in the first pages but it was too late, I was already hooked and couldn’t put it down. This story was my type of story, with my kind of hero and a great heroine, a very passionate and steamy love story, fast-moving action plot, with magic elements that intertwined perfectly, and the writing was superb. Now I’ll have to buy all of the previous books…
HERO is a Warrior and a Loner, cold, ruthless, with supreme self-control, trained since childhood to be
Jun 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
Shelves: christine-feehan
Another great Drake sister novel by Feehan, I had been looking forward to Joley and Ilya's story since they first met! (In Hannah and Jonas's book, I think). Their chemistry is awesome, Although it can be read alone, I would recommend reading the other books first, that way you have the full history of this great couple!

No spoilers but I LOVED the twist about Ilya's family and the resulting twist that has on he and Joley's future! :)
Originally Read: 2011
Re-Read: November 2015
May 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
**spoiler alert**
This book was an absolute let down. I had such high hopes for this after seeing the chemistry betwee them in the previous two books. I expected so much more from them, but this was the biggest disappointment.

Joley was supposedly a really tough and wild woman, but in actuality she wasn't very tough at all. Her reputation had been built up in the other books, only to fall completely flat in this one. I'd recommend to Feehan not to pick an indepentent, strong female character if
Turbulent Sea
Drake Sisters, Book 6

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series that I didn’t finish a million years ago.

The Characters:

Joley Drake:
Ilya Prakenskii:

The Story:

I’m too lazy to write a real review. Overall I like the book. I’ve read so many Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart books that I forgot there was a time when the Drakes didn’t trust the Prakenskii brothers.

The Random Thoughts:

Not having specific song/album names drove me crazy for some reason

The Score
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
*WARNING* contains explicit sexual content
This is one of those stories where I detest the female main character. Joley Drake is selfish, takes everything for granted, knows she's being a demanding "diva' and continues to do so! The story may be okay, but with such a terrible heroine, it just ruins the story for me.
Aug 06, 2008 rated it liked it
This is the sixth book in the Drake sister's series by Christine Feehan. The Drake sisters are a paranormal romance suspense. The paranormal comes from the fact that the sisters possess a type of magic that resembles a mild form of witches though that is never stated that is what they are. They aren't the "charmed ones", but they are definitely stronger together than apart and each specialize in a different area. In Turbulent Sea it is the next to the youngest, Joley, whose magic is expressed ...more
BJ Rose
I started this book twice before, but the first chapter turned me off and i put it aside for something else. This was strange, because I loved the earlier books in the series, although I was disappointed in Hannah's story. This time I decided there had to be more, so I read past that first chapter, and I'm happy to say that there was more to like than dislike. In fact, there was a lot to like about Ilya, and I absolutely loved the twist about his heritage!

Things I liked:
The sense of family that
Jen Davis
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Christine Feehan’s Turbulent Sea is book 6 in the Drake Sisters series. I have to admit, I have been looking forward to this story above all the others. Not for the heroine, Joley, but for Ilya Prakenskii, the mysterious Russian we met in Oceans of Fire and who saved Hannah’s life in Safe Harbor .

PLOT SPOILERS: Joley is a rock star out on tour. She’s been getting threats for ages from stalkers and over-zealous fans, but now she’s facing real danger. A teenage girl disappeared at an
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story of Ilya and Joley had a rocky start in the previous books. They really didn't appear to like each other that much, at least on Joley's side of it. On Ilya's side, well, he didn't give much of anything away ever, so the verdict on whether he liked her was anyone's guess. That changed during Hannah's book, for me at least. When he became livid with how she went on national T.V. to show the world that the Reverend was a pervert, and how she hated that he had seen how she acted in order to ...more
Kandice Dover
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This took a while for me to read because the first few chapters kind of bored me and it made me mad, not as mad as Safe Harbor made me, but still, I did want to throw this book a time or two....maybe three....okay so it was more than three times.

Anyway, the things I really didn't like was the fact that it took a little longer for things to get started. So she goes for a run and she has a bad feeling, great, but that was the end of it at that point. There was also a lot of teasing in this book, a
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this one. It wasn't perfect but I have to say that there were some outstanding things about this book that let me overlook the negatives.

I have a funny relationship with this series because even though there are some slightly cringeworthy elements and cliché's, I still find this series incredibly compelling and I just can't put the thing down once I start reading. I did skim a little bit when the detail or dialogue was going too in depth without telling me anything new, but on the
Enjoyed the characters, Joley Drake and Ilya Prakenskii, and the plot was different in that it centered around protecting a rock star as well as Russian Mafia, but the writing style weighed down the momentum for me. Too much narration that went on for too long bogged the story down. Rambling.

Joley first met Ilya several books ago in this series. He has reappeared here and there since with the building up of this story. I was abit shocked by how the band members' lifestyle were portrayed. All
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book 6 of the Drake sisters Joley and Ilya
Ive got to say I wasn't sure about this book. I'd had so many hopes I was worried CF wouldn't be able to deliver them. I'm really glad to say she did better and beyond what I was expecting.
Joley has alway know Ilya would win in the end. Joley is very stubborn and doesn't like been told what to do even if for her safety. Ilya unfortunately sounds like he's always giving orders. They seem the complete opposite but work beautifully together.
You learn a
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
I feel like Christine Feehan is hyped all over goodreads. Her plot was creative but her writing was plodding. Her exciting plot line was dragged down by Feehan's refusal to just let characters show what they are thinking.

For example (pg. 193 - picked at random):
Brian returned within a few minutes, his steps heavy, his shoulders slumped. He looked as if the weight of the world was on him.

Either sentence would have been enough. But don't worry, Feehan goes on:

Joley glanced around her to see if
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I didn't read the first five books in the series but didn't have any problem knowing who was what. Perhaps I would have gotten more from the book if I had been more invested in the characters before this point but oh well. I needed a challenge read with a musician as a lead character in a romance and this fit the bill perfectly.

Overall, I liked the book. I'm not generally a fan of the alpha male 'I'm going to be a complete asshole and you're going to love me anyway.' But in this case I
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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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