Name: Oceans of Fire
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: May 31, 2005 by Jove.
Purchased: July 17, 2012, $7.99 then, $8.99 now on Kindle.
*Warning: This review will contain spoilers*
Blurb: As the third daughter in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with a mystical affinity for water, and possessed a particularly strong bond with dolphins. She spent her entire life studying them, learning from them, and swimming among them in the waters off her hometown of Sea Haven …
Until the day Abbey witnessed a cold-blooded murder on shore, and found herself fleeing for her life — right into the arms of Aleksandr Volstov. He’s an Interpol agent on the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, a relentless man who gets what he goes after — and the man who broke Abbey’s heart. But he isn’t going to let the only woman he ever loved be placed in harm’s way — or slip away from his embrace…
Review: Now, while I love the Drakes, Abbey isn’t my favorite. I spent at least half the book wanting to smack her. She just can’t seem to get it through her head that what happened wasn’t his fault, his enemy decided to strike at that moment.
I don’t know if it’s because the interrogation was basically downplayed, wasn’t really brought up in detail, or because I already know what’s going to happen in Elle’s book but I just can’t sympathize with Abbey.
And her thinking that he betrayed her just to protect his job is ridiculous and unbelievably selfish to me; she knows he was after a child killer. I say go after him! Save lives! I’m completely on Aleksandr’s side here. Now, I can kind of understand her reaction when she didn’t know all the details but after he explained? No, I can’t accept her continued reaction. She basically wanted just one side of him instead of the whole package.
Besides that though, the mystery of it was really interesting and engaging. I also think that the way she introduced the male version of the Drakes was great. It left him vague enough to still be a mystery, especially wondering about his brothers, but still gives the readers an idea of whose love interest he’s going to be.
I mostly looked forward to when she was with the dolphins, the mystery, and when the family was together.
Thank you for reading my review.