Christine Feehan’s Hidden Currents is the 7th and final installment of the Drake Sisters series. As with each book in the series, this one focuses on one of the sisters and their quest to find a HEA. This story focuses on Elle, the youngest sister, who carries all the powers of the Drake line. We’ve seen hints in all the previous books that she was destined for a future with Jackson, the tough, introverted sheriff’s deputy, but their union won’t be a smooth one.
Elle is working undercover to bust a human trafficking operation. But she is kidnapped by the big bad-guy and held prisoner on an island that blocks her psychic abilities. She is tortured and raped for a month before she is rescued. Jackson gets her home, but her tormentor escapes and keeps a psychic link to her she can not break. Elle’s powers, which were once astronomical, are badly injured, as is her body. She leans on Jackson to keep her safe and is unable to share her pain with her sisters. It’s a hard book to read at times, but the focus is on Elle healing and regaining her strength as her bond grows with Jackson.
We certainly broke the mold on this one. I never saw the this kind of storyline coming. Even though each Drake sister has faced some sinister foe, none has ever seen the likes of this villain. The book was dark. Dark. Dark. I hated to see Elle go through this and in detail. And it was hard for me to swallow how quickly she was able to forge sexual intimacy with Jackson after her ordeal.
It was a love story a long time in coming… as I waited for Jackson and Elle to get together. And finally we get to see all the sisters marry their men.
Overall, it was a powerful end to an enjoyable series. I’ll always be a bigger fan of Feehan’s Carpathian books, but the Drakes are worth reading. 4 stars.