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I put off reading this last intallment of the Drake sisters for nearly a year. The reviews were so bad, bordering on scary. I thought I don't need to depress myself and went on to other things. Still I really wanted to know how the Drakes ended up, so I finally gave in and got it yesterday. I just finished. This one was amazing and unique, it was touching, at times painful, it was all the things we all read for. It was the perfect end to a really good series.
Christine Feehan can be repetitive, if I never hear the phrase "They couldn't tell where one ended and the other one began" again in my life it would be too soon. And that phrase, or some form of it does appear in this book but still this book is absolutely my favorite of this series. Elle and Jackson's encounters in books earlier in the series were usually based on misunderstandings, a really tiresome plot device, and that was yet another reason to put off reading this book. Happily that was not the case. Elle and Jackson's relationship is solid, they learn to rely on and respect each other almost from the very beginning of this book. Which makes this book such a nice change from the rest of the books in this series.
A number of loose ends from several of the earlier books get wrapped up in this last installment, always a nice way to end a series. All the sisters and their respect others play prominent roles in this book, which if you haven't read the entire series would make it a bit hard to keep up, however if you have it's a real joy.
If you have read the rest of this series but not this book because of the poor reviews, all I can say is give it a chance, you won't be sorry.
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I am an immensely devoted fan of Christine Feehan. I can honestly say that I've read and own ALL of her books to date, as well as have numerous on audiobook. I would like to point out to those that "stopped" partly through this book left out on a good listen. Though I can understand that the story can make listeners uneasy on the subject of rape and abuse, there's more to it than that. There's the tale of Elle overcoming what she went through, and the strength the listener can pull from her. There's a strong sense of devotion from both Elle's family and her destined lover Jackson that the listener connects with.
Also, the main reason I admire this book in particular is it shows a whole new and different side to Feehan's writing. Though she's written well over 50 novels, this one shows that she can pull away from her usual story lines and create something new and daring. I must say, she pulled off the new style and valorous writing very well in this book.
I would recommend listening/reading the other books in the Drake Sisters series to get a better understanding and appreciation to the sisters' powers and story line.
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