I'm not a fan of Feehan's writing either. I've read her Carpathian books and some others and I find her proses too purple and her dialogue too forced. I only read them when I want to take a break from what I've been reading because I know what to expect: super possession, over the top heroes and their over unrealistically sweet heroines. I know that the heroes would never cheat on the heroines and freely admits their love. Sometimes that's a nice break when I've been reading a series of books with emotionally retarded heroes. However, I never liked Feehan's voice as a writer.
With Oceans of Fire, I didn't get the impression that it's the same voice. I think she hired a ghostwriter for it or something because I actually enjoy the interaction between the characters. Each character stayed true to his or herself. Oceans of Fire is book 3 of the Drake sisters series. I didn't read book 1 and 2 but was able to keep up with it pretty well. As for too many subplots, I read the same complaints in the reviews and I didn't find it to be so. So the main plotline is that the hero, who works for interpole, was send to Sea Haven (place where the Drake sisters live) to investigate a smuggling ring with his partner. Heroine witness the death of his partner at the beginning of the story. Hero tries to protect her from the Russian mafia, the people involved in the smuggling ring that killed his partner, and at the same time, earn her forgiveness. Along the way more mysteries unfold but I didn't feel it distracted from relationship between H/h. I felt lots of angst from both of them cause they were hurt badly. Her because of his betrayal and him because he couldn't live without her and was hurt that she refused to give him another chance. I really liked the relationship and interaction between the sisters as well. It felt real, unlike the interactions between the Carpathians. I can't wait to read book 5, Hannah and Jonas story. Book 3 made me very interested in their relationship. They always argue and bicker but you can tell their both secretly like one another. Also I'm glad I've read book 3 because it introduces the hero in book 6, who's the type of hero I like to read about: a seemingly villian with a soft spot for the heroine.
Overall, if you're not a fan of Feehan, I would still give this book a chance cause it's pretty different from her usual ones. For once, the heroine has a nice backbone.
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