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Spirit Bound

(Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  7,293 ratings  ·  354 reviews
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan comes her stirring new novel in a magical “series of six sisters not of flesh and blood but of the heart…”*

Lethal undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knew a thousand ways to kills a man—and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. That’s what made him look forward to his new mission: arrive in the coastal town of Sea
Mass Market Paperback, 404 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Piatkus Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Reread from November to December 2015.
My thoughts:

I liked this more the second time in some ways. I didn't have as high expectations because I wasn't reading this after Water Bound this time. It's not my favorite in this series, but it's still very good. I wouldn't knock the rating down much, but it would go down to 4.5/5.0 stars this time because I'm getting pretty strict when it comes to five star ratings.

I'm a sucker for Russian heroes. I won't even lie. I liked that Stefan is as much a creat
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it

I actually read Spirit Bound years ago when it was a new release but it's a book that I never forgot and decided to read it again. It was almost like reading it for the first time since my memory is horrendous and I barely remembered the specifics of what occurred in the story.

I did enjoy it this second time around and I know it will forever be a book that sticks with me since this series had some amazing characters. I did have some issues with it though because it connects to the Drake Sisters
Alex is The Romance Fox

Spirit Bound is the 2nd novel in the Sea Haven series. This is the story of Stefan Prakenskii and Judith Henderson.
The story starts really slowwwww….and I struggled a bit getting into the book. The good news is that by page 70, things begin to happen.
I am a bit undecided about the two main characters.
Judith, artist and bound by the spirit elements, has found peace with her “sisters” after fleeing from some dark things in her life.

Stefan is a manipulative, deceiver, liar, cold-hearted killer as
Elizabeth (Liz)
Ahem. Review revised from original comments whereupon I used foul and negative language to express my displeasure with GR for losing my original review, which I labored over for at least 40 minutes;) Ms. Feehan does not deserve to have my juvenile (though justified) tantrum associated with her fine, fine book:)

In brief: Russians and kaleidoscopes and spirit elements, oh my! This easily could have been the silliest book I've read all year, but Christine Feehan can, apparently, make me love *anyth
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Originally posted at

Favorite Quote: “..he was drowning in the need to be a better man.”

Stefan Prakenskii is working undercover in a French prison, trying to uncover the location of a secret microchip. He believes his cell mate, Jean-Claude LaRoux, stole the microchip but that’s not what interests Stefan. It’s the hundreds of pictures of a single woman that decorates the cell. A beautiful solitary woman who speaks to Stefan through the photographs. When hi
Tilly Slaton
A story of betrayal, lies, assassination, undeniable attraction, obsession and elemental magic.

Spirit Bound is the second novel in the Sea Haven series. This book is the story of Stefan Prakenskii and Judith Henderson.

After years of tracking down the criminals responsible for crimes against his country and months of undercover work in a prison as Jean-Claude's cell mate, Stefan is ordered to set up a cover in Sea Haven and gain Judith's trust. Using an identity other than his own, Stefan deceive
I liked the beginning of the book and I was hoping the Hero would redeem himself for lying to the heroine about his undercover aka his real name and purpose of being in Sea Haven..but no even after he had fallen in love with her and was even warned by his brother to be honest with her, he continued lying to her and was deceiving her about his real identity and purpose for pursuing her....I hated that and each time he pretended to be the other guy "Thomas" I just wanted to kick him so he could ju ...more
Re-read: November 2015
I enjoyed this much more this time and felt I got so much more from it - perhaps I was in a funny mood the first time around.

Originally read: February 2012 - 3 Stars
3.5 Stars..... I wanted to give it a 4 star bit it didn't quite make it for me but thought 3 stars was too low. I did like this book but found it a bit slow in places and I wandered off several times to read something else! However I did obviously come back to it. I struggled to feel the romance between the H/h
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

The Drake Sisters series remains one of my favorites by Christine Feehan (Jonas and Hannah’s story is my most reread by far…ah Jonas!). The idea behind this series is each book follows one of 7 sisters, each with their own special talent. The youngest of seven sisters will in turn have 7 daughters, and the legacy continues. One of the Drake sisters married Ilya Prakenskii, the youngest of 7 brothers – brothers who were scattered and separated at young age
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
3.25 stars.

I know why I left this book last year.
I didn't really like the hero:(
The way he used the heroine rather sickening, eventhought he changed pretty quick but he managed to drug the heroine because he wanted to protect her? Yeah right! I bought that! NO!!! A selfish man:(
The heroine? I'm not her fan either, I guess these two deserved each other.

However I like the story and the relationship between the sisters and the brothers is worth reading beside it was continuing from the book #1 whic
Apr 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
I have been a big fan of Christine Feehan for years. I've read every one of her Carpathian novels and most from her Game series. That being said, this was the first of the Sea Haven series that I've read and I was very disappointed.

Our two main characters: Judith Henderson is an artist who has stopped making the incredible pieces she used to make because she is haunted by the death of her brother, which she blames herself for. She also has distinct trust issues concerning men, which are underst
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
I finally finished this book! It literally took me 12 days of forcing myself to read 15 minutes at a time to finish it. I am not even sure why I pushed through. I guess it was because the book was loaned to me by a good friend, and I wanted to be able to discuss it with her.

The hero Stefan/Thomas is the brother of the hero in the first book Lev or Levi. His character and personality are just a regurgitation of the same, and Judith was not nearly as interesting a heroin as Rikki was. I think mayb
I feel like at some point Feehan must have reached critical mass of feedback from people saying "your heroes behave like crazed stalkers. This is not healthy relationship behavior!" but instead of changing how they act she now just has the heroine say at some point in the book, "that seems stalkerish, not romantic ... hahaha I'm being silly he's really sexy!" Better to not acknowledge it than to have the heroine assess the situation and think, Oh well, at least I'm being stalked by a hottie!, IM ...more
“There you are,” he whispered. “I see you.”
-Stefan about Judith

Many people in the world had family of the heart, kin by choice rather than by blood, and hers had come along in her darkest hour and saved her life.
-Judith's thoughts about her sisters

The woman needed to be outlawed.
-Stefan's thoughts about Judith

His fingers brushed hers. A jolt blazed through his body, the force of it shaking him. She was more frightening than any enemy he’d ever stalked and killed. She moved him when nothing ever
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like the different physic abilities of the characters. These women are not blood related, but claim each other as sister and their abilities boost each other. It would be a bonus to have a physic ability to tell you who you belong with, but as humans, would we really listen easily? Feehan has given an excellent story of love and loyal. A story of redemption, even the blackest souls have light in them somewhere.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This one was repetitive like all of her books (but I expect that) but also had some really big plot holes and WTF moments. Still good.
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 4/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 3.5/5
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan
Paranormal Romance Dec. 27th, 2011
4 stars

Sprit Bound is the second book in a series about women from varying backgrounds with elemental powers who find each other and create a haven in a small village known as Sea Haven. Together they have built a small but successful farm. (It is not necessary to have read the first book, Water Bound, but some characters do tie in from that book and the Drake sisters series.)

Judith Henderson is haunted by a mistake she made when
Mimi Smith
Dec 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
Rating 3 stars

*This book is a sequel to Water Bound*

I can't think of a way to summarize without spoilers, so here goes...

Lethal undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knew a thousand ways to kills a man—and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. That’s what made him look forward to his new mission: arrive in the coastal town of Sea Haven and insinuate himself in the life of an elusive beauty who had mysterious ties to his past, and a link to a dangerously seductive, and equally elusive master crimi
4.5 Stars--the review that follows is a partial review. To view the full text, please visit:

Judith Henderson is an artist that puts her whole heart and soul into her work. And since she is an
element, with a strong psychic gift connected to spirit, that means that she puts a lot more than just passion into it, and it shows. But after an unfortunate occurrence in Paris, which leads to her brother's death in Greece, she suddenly finds herself unable to cont
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Spirit Bound is Christine Feehan’s second book in her Sister’s of the Heart series which is a spin-off of sorts from Ms Feehan’s Drake Sister’s series.
Spirit Bound is a follow on from Water Bound which while I enjoyed it I didn’t love it and think that should have been a clue for me on how I was going to react to this series. I usually really enjoy Ms Feehan’s books but I’ve been struggling with her Sister’s of the Heart series and although I didn’t have any problems with reading Water Bound I d
Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I am what you might consider a pretty big fan of Christine Feehan. I've read every one of her books many more than once. This new series Sisters of the Heart is good but I'm struggling with the love i felt for the Drake sisters series. I'm not quite there in feeling for this new series what i felt for the Drakes. I love that the new series is set in Sea Haven and that the Drakes are somewhat included but not enough for me at this point. Book number two Spirit Bound is was really good once i got ...more
This is really 3 1/2 stars.

First of all I really like this series, so I wish that I could have given the book a better grade. I did read the book very fast and enjoyed it for the most part, but there were things that happened during the book that pulled me out of that 1/2 star. I liked Stefan and glad that he has been reunited with Lev, but the brothers don't get to meet up with Ilya yet. I feel there is going to be a big brother's reunion book in the works. I thought that Judith was a good fit
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Sisters of Heart series, this one was about Judith. I found this book very entertaining and really liked watching Judith and Stefan together. I also realize that pretty much every book in this series (and also in her Drake series which this is an extension of) is the same and as long as I acknowledge that, it doesn't really bother me.

It did take me a few pages to remember who was who and what was going on, but there was some extra foundation at the beginning that clued me
Dec 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5

I've really enjoyed Ms. Feehan's various series, and after loving Water Bound, I couldn't wait to see where this new series was headed. Unfortunately, this book had waaaay too much telling and not enough showing. I could skim through entire passages and not miss anything.

I did like the interaction between Stefan and his younger brother Lev in the book. Their relationship was the high point of the book, which is disappointing, since I really wanted to see more of the romance between Ju
Moon Love
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a huge fan of paranormal romance, but Christine Feehan is one author who's Sea Haven books I've enjoyed. I enjoyed Spirit Bound and coming to find out what made Judith so angry and reserved. I also loved seeing Stefan fall in love and become a better man.

What bothered me was how many times Ms.Feehan repeated how Stefan was a trained sex machine with no emotions. I stopped counting after the fourth of fifth time when it went beyond annoying to aggravating.

It was nice to see Lev and Rikki
For me a lot of the attraction of this book is the interaction between the siblings. You have the brothers, who were ripped apart as kids, yet still have that connection. Then there are the sisters, who aren't tied by blood, but by choice. The scenes where the boys teamed up and sort of bonded about their past and Levi warned Stefan off had me laughing and holding my breath. The scenes with the sisters supporting each other and urging each other past their comfort zones were fun too. I loved see ...more
Barbara ★
First of all I'm not a fan of insta-love. It never seems believable no matter how the author spins it. Unfortunately in Spirit Bound, our heroine blames herself for her brothers horrible death and has convinced herself that she is unlovable and must keep herself from others to protect them. And yet within hours of meeting Stefan, she's in love and within a day, having sex with him. And Stefan is a Russian assassin who fell instantly in love with Judith upon seeing her photo while in prison (long ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Oct 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
This is as good as the first in the series, or the Drake Sisters series that preceded it. Jonas appears in this one, in time to save the day and create more paperwork. Again there is suspense mixed with some supernatural.

I did not give this book the best rating because I am not sure Feehan gave me enough information to understand just what she meant by a "spirit elemental", which our heroine is. I think the characterizations and settings and plot were superb.

I love this kind of theme, where the
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book-nook
I don't really know how to review Christine Feehan books. They are so over the top and sometimes so ridiculously annoying and yet - I love them. It's like eating too much Dove chocolate - too rich, begins to make your stomach hurt, and yet - you reach for another. This one continues the story about the Prakenskii brothers with the story of Stefan. He learns about Judith while in a jail cell and meets her in Sea Haven, where he goes to find his brother. The relationship between he and Judith move ...more
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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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“They called each other family and that’s what they were—sisters. Many people in the world had family of the heart, kin by choice rather than by blood, and hers had come along in her darkest hour and saved her life.” 55 likes
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