Also in this series: Air Bound, Bound Together
Series: Sisters of the Heart #1
Published by Penguin on July 27th 2010
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
Off the shores of Sea Haven, a beautiful diver rescues a man from drowning, a man with no memory of who he is-or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. But soon, he and his savior will be engulfed in a storm of dizzying passion and inescapable danger...
Rikki, a diver in Sea Haven, is a woman that enjoys solitude and has a affinity with the sea and its elements. So when she went diving she ends up rescuing Lev Prekenskii, who has no memory of his past, and almost kills her viewing her as a threat. After he realizes who she really is, she takes him home with her. At first Rikki has a hard time with Lev so close to her, but amazingly she adjusts to his presence in her home and she is drawn to this enigmatic man that has wakened up every cell in her body. As their relationship intensifies, so does the danger that threatens them both and Rikki’s family and all that she holds dear. Only when she learns to trust in her own abilities and in the man who has stolen her heart, will she be able to survive the inescapable tide.
Lev Prakenskii is one of the seven brothers, that have special powers each of them, who is also the brother to Illya Prakenskii. Lev since he was a young boy was taken and trained to be a soldier, and a dangerous one at that. He doesn’t feel anything or nothing and no one has ever held him in one place. Until he ends up rescued by the beautiful Rikki, who is in need of someone that will protect and love her. At first his intentions are just to get healed, however the longer he is there, the more he feels like he has found a “home” with a woman whom he is falling in love with.
Rikki is tormented by her past, where everyone that she has cared about has died in a fire that she blames herself for, including her parents and her fiancee. Now she has met her sisters, who have all suffered pain in their pasts, but together they are a healing balm. Sharing land with her sisters in Sea Haven, Rikki loves water and especially the sea, which she feels a connection to. When she brings home Lev, her plan is only to see him get well, because at first having him in her space is challenging for her, but the longer that she is there she feels that she is falling in love with the one man that has a hold on her heart.
Ever since I read the Drake Sisters Series, and when I read Turbulent Sea, I wondered if Christine Feehan would work on the Prakenskii brothers, and I am happy to say that this series: Sisters of the Heart deals with each Prakenskii brother and each sister that has formed such a close bond to each other, even though they aren’t related by blood, they are sisters at the heart. Water Bound is the first installment in this series, and just as enjoyable as every one of Feehan’s books. I found both of the characters charming. The plot had me from the first page until the very last, leaving me satisfied yet I can hardly wait for the second one “Spirit Bound”. I think one of the things that I loved about this story was how much Lev and Rikki need love more than anyone, and they need that strong connection to one another. A True Romance filled with danger, passion and magic!