Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan is the fourth installment in the Seven Sisters Series featuring the magical Drake sisters. In each generation, the youngest of the sisters gives birth to seven daughters, passing on the legacy of magic that has passed through their family for generations.
All the sisters travel the world but always return to their family home nestled on the cliffs just outside the tiny Northern California town of Sea Haven. The wrought-iron gate that guards their house is always kept padlocked; prophecy states that the gate will open to welcome the man who is destined to become the love of the eldest child. So far the gate has opened for three men, and the three eldest Drake sisters are engaged to be married. Now it seems it is Libby’s turn.
Doctor Libby Drake is the practical, sensible one in her family. A respected doctor and medical researcher, her work has taken her to the corners of the world, as she’s helped fight disease in many third world countries. But Libby is much more than that. She is a natural healer with the ability to help the sick and injured. Her gift takes an incredible toll on her physically, but her innate compassion and caring nature make her ignore her own needs and reach out to those who require her skills the most.
Tyson Derrick is a man of science who believes only what he can prove in a lab. He’s a brilliant biochemist and medical researcher for BioLab Industries and has won a Nobel Prize in medicine for his work. He is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys diving, racing, white-water rafting, working with the forestry service as a firefighter and participating in helicopter rescue missions. While engaged in a helicopter mission to rescue a kid stranded on the cliffs, something goes horribly wrong. Tyson’s safety harness fails and he plummets to the rocks below, sustaining serious injuries.
Libby is shocked when she discovers Tyson has been brought in to the local hospital with severe head trauma and internal injuries. She’s secretly had a crush on him for years, even though he was her nemesis all through medical school. His prognosis is not good, and she feels compelled to heal him even though she knows she is risking not only her own life, but also her sisters’ lives in the process.
When Tyson gets out of hospital, he goes in search of Libby. He knows she did something to him, he just doesn’t know what. He doesn’t believe in magic. In fact, he believes that her family is nothing but charlatans and con artists who have fed Libby’s fantasy of being a faith healer.
These two strong personalities clash, but always simmering just below the surface is an underlying passion that neither of them can deny. But it seems that both Libby and Tyson have bigger problems. What really went wrong with Tyson’s safety harness? Was it an accident or something more sinister? And Libby’s skills as a healer have attracted the attention of a powerful and dangerous man with ties to organized crime. His men use blackmail and threats to try and coerce her into going with them to meet their boss.
Danger and evil swirls around them, threatening both their lives as well as the tentative bonds of love that are forming between them. Tyson and Libby must work together if they are to discover where the greatest threat is coming from before it is too late.
Christine Feehan is an undisputed master of the paranormal romance. She never fails to offer her readers a story filled with action and adventure, tempered with love and passion. The bonds of sisterhood, family and magic are seamlessly interwoven in each tale, making every book in this series something special. Libby and Tyson’s story is another link in the incredible family saga of the Drake family. I can’t wait for the next one.