Posted September 26, by Casee in Reviews 4 Comments. From afar, Sheriff Jackson Deveau has always loved Elle Drake, the youngest telepath of seven sisters. And when Elle fails to arrive, her disappearance strikes fear in the hearts of everyone who loves her. In the last two books, Elle Drake became even more enigmatic that she was in the first four books.
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Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published June 30th by Jove first published June 1st More Details Original Title. Drake Sisters 7. Elle Drake , Jackson Deveau. Sea Haven, California United States.
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Sort order. Start your review of Hidden Currents Drake Sisters, 7. Feb 24, Danielle The Book Huntress Back to the Books rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of the Drake series, readers who want an emotional yet dark read.
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This is probably one of the toughest reviews I've ever written, because of the very sensitive subject relating to what Elle endures in this book. I write this review with all due respect to other friends who have read this book and had issues and serious objections to the depiction of rape and abuse that occurs. I also write a disclaimer that I am not qualified to say what a rape victim can go through and how soon she can recover to move onto a normal life.
All I can do is say what I personally This is probably one of the toughest reviews I've ever written, because of the very sensitive subject relating to what Elle endures in this book. All I can do is say what I personally think of the book. I know that some will disagree, but we all see things differently, and that's okay. I thought this book was a very intense and moving story.
I went into reading it with a heavy stone in my gut, afraid that I couldn't handle the events that occurred. In my humble opinion, I thought Ms. Feehan wrote those events tastefully, and she showed just enough for you to realize what a terrible ordeal Elle went through. I really was expecting to see minute by minute, scene by scene descriptions of what this psychopath did to her. It wasn't written like that, thankfully. However, there are a couple of real time scenes that are hard to read.
But I think they could have been much, much worse. I came through those pages with a feeling of strange relief. I did make it through and I didn't break down. Now some readers question why Ms. Feehan felt she had to put Elle through this. Why does crap happen in life? I think we all ask ourselves that. Should a character in a romance novel be immune from the horrors of life that occur?
I don't think so. Are there some horrors I can't bear reading about in a romance novel? Yes, indeed. For myself, I can read about a character who has been raped in a romance novel. It's a rough thing and a touchy subject. But if it is approached with sensitivity, I can deal with it. I have other subjects I don't want to touch with a ten foot pole. That doesn't mean that those who don't want to read about rape or abuse are wrong or right. It's just different comfort levels.
I don't know what Ms. Feehan was thinking when she plotted out this novel. What I suspect is that she wanted to show the power of the human spirit to overcome the worst events possible.
I think she wanted to have her character go down to the pits of despair and realize that she could rise above it. Maybe she wanted to have Elle and Jackson be on completely equal footing.
It is not said explicitly, but it's clear that Jackson was also raped when he was kept as a prisoner by enemies during his time in Special Forces. I have a feeling that she wanted us to see how Elle has to come to the realization and acceptance of her destiny as the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter, and all the burdens that come along with that.
Maybe she wanted the bridge between Elle and her destined mate Jackson to be that much stronger for what they have suffered together, and the kinship that formed when Elle made contact mentally with Jackson when he was being held prisoner and tortured.
And conversely, how he refused to give up and moved mountains to get her back and to help her recover. Frankly, I think she was very brave to write this. Considering the backlash she's gotten, she really took a chance with this story. In all honesty, I didn't feel that the ugly events that occurred to Elle was a huge diversion from the original books. In my opinion, this is a series with fairly dark subject matter from the beginning.
I think the events in this book were slightly, but only slightly harder to read then when Hannah was savaged by the crazy man with a knife. Sexual violence hits home much worse, but the cruelty and horror of being violently attacked is bad, period. I have read all but two of the Drake stories, and they were all somewhat grim in some aspects of the storyline.
But, this grimness is contrasted to the power of the love and sisterhood of the Drake women, and the men they love. Do I feel that Elle recovered pretty fast from her ordeal?
But, I have to take into consideration that she's not an average woman. She is a woman blessed with powerful gifts and surrounded by other women with incredible gifts of their own. I also think that the bond she forms with Jackson helps her to heal faster. Should she have been ready to plunge into a normal sex life? I can't really answer that question either. I forced myself not to think of this as a normal, real life situation, because this is a paranormal romance novel.
The time line did seem very fast, I don't deny that. I'm not sure why Ms. Feehan decided to have this story occur over a matter of days. Those are questions I turned around in my mind. I do have to say that, given the fact that Jackson and Elle had a very intimate association on the mental and emotional level from the beginning, allowed me to accept that they would be able to pursue an intimate physical relationship perhaps faster than a woman who has been sexually assaulted might do in real life.
Again, I can't say because I don't have a real life scenario to apply it to, and I won't make any judgments on any women or men who suffered this way.
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Hidden Currents : Number 7 in series