Book Review: MAGIC IN THE WIND by Christine Feehan

Series: Drake Sisters, #1
Publisher: Berkely
Released: October 1, 2005
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Rating: ★★★★

“Sarah’s coming home.” Ever since Damon Wilder sought refuge in Sea Haven, he’s heard the same breathless rumor pass the lips of nearly every local in the sleepy coastal town. Even the wind seems to whisper her name – a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah’s clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.

But Damon has not arrived alone. Two men have tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House, where Sarah hides her own secrets. And danger- as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known- is just a whisper away…

MAGIC IN THE WIND is a 103-page story that kicks off Christine Feehan’s Drake Sisters series. I first read this a long, long time ago, before I even knew what a book blog was. :-)

This book introduces the Drake family, a tight-knit group of seven sisters with awesome magical abilities, powers to control earth, water and air. Though we get to meet a few of the sisters in this book, MAGIC IN THE WIND is Sarah’s story.

Sarah is the eldest sister, and she’s come home to Sea Haven on a special assignment for work. Her path crosses with the new man in town, brooding and reclusive Damon Wilder. Damon’s in hiding from terrorists who nearly killed him months before, leaving him badly injured instead. Neither Sarah nor Damon is interested in a romantic involvement, but Drake family magic has other plans in mind.

I enjoyed this book and thought it was an intriguing opening for the series. Though short, it’s packed with romance, suspense and magic, three of my favorites! Damon and Sarah had a serious case of insta-love, and I thought their relationship could have been developed more. Of course, the speed of their attraction could be blamed on magic, so I’ll let it slide. ;-)

I’m in love with the setting of this series – Sea Haven, a small town on the Northern California Coast. It is described as such a magical place, fitting for these seven sisters!