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"Drake Sisters" series book 4
on 24 February 2009
Libby Drake is the fourth magical Drake sister to find true love in "Dangerous Tides". A highly qualified doctor; Libby also has the ability to heal with her gift, magic that causes her to transfer her own energy into someone and in extreme cases she endangers her own life and those of her sisters by taking on the injuries of someone very badly hurt. This is exactly what she does when her nemesis Tyson Derrick is hurt during the helicopter rescue of a teenager. Tyson's safety harness snaps and he sustains major injuries; including non survivable brain damage. What makes this event even more tragic is that Tyson is a brilliant biochemist, a genius geek who has already won a Nobel Prize for Medicine. Unable to stop herself, Libby heals Tyson but leaves herself gravely ill in the process.
Awakening in hospital Tyson is convinced Libby was in his hospital room; the woman he has secretly been besotted with since meeting her in school. Yet he is positive that her family is a bunch of charlatans and remains determined to remove Libby from the presence of her sisters; siblings he believes have manipulated Libby into believing she has the magical ability to heal and then psychosomatically take on the patient's symptoms.
With no social skills and a determination to prove the Drake sisters are con artists, a long term relationship between Tyson and Libby appears initially unlikely, even though they are seriously attracted to each other. Yet despite their major differences the leading lovers mesh really well together and CF realistically creates a couple that completes each other. Their verbal sparring and growing relationship certainly brings out different aspects of their personalities, as Tyson releases his inner caveman to protect Libby against her inability to say no to anyone, whilst Libby herself becomes far feistier throughout the course of the story.
Typical of this author, there is far more going on plot wise than just a couple falling in love as both Tyson and Libby appear to be targeted for murder. "Dangerous Tides" certainly contains the most complex plot line so far in this series and has a major twist which I didn't see coming at all. I am still thoroughly enjoying this series and can't wait to get my hands on book 5 "Safe Harbor" and book 6 "Turbulent Sea".