Abigail Drake, the third Drake Sister, has returned to Sea Haven to study the wild dolphins and help plan her sisters’ weddings. She is happy swimming with the dolphins that have begun to view her as kin and reuniting with her family after her long absences spent traveling the various oceans of the world. Witnessing the murder of an Interpol agent, the near demise of a longtime Sea Haven resident, and almost dying before being threatened by the man that had once held her heart was not in the itinerary.
Alexsandr Volstov, Interpol Agent, has come to Sea Haven with two things in mind. Catch the criminals stealing Russian antiquities and art and convince Abbey that they belong together. Four years ago they had met and been set to get married while he had been in the midst of chasing a Russian serial killer that was hunting children. After an enemy set up the death of a suspect and Abigail was targeted, both went through hell before Abigail was deported and left with the impression Alexsandr had betrayed her. She was the best thing that had ever happened to him and after four years of her not answering or even reading his letters he is determined to win her back through any means. The Russian Mafia, old grudges that developed into hit orders, and an old rival/friend that just might save the day all play a role in the tumultuous and fiery relationship that is Abigail and Alexsandr.
Though Alexsandr is a typical alpha male, I loved learning more of his background and the introduction of Ilya Prakenskii (who has a mysterious past one hopes to learn more of in later books) and I thought Abbey and her sisters balanced out the machismo well. The interactions between the sisters continue to shine as you learn more of their different personalities as well as minor tidbits about their extended family and fellow Sea Haven residents. If you don’t already know some of the back story for these sisters some of the references and relationships will not make sense and I highly suggest reading at least one of the previous stories in this series before Oceans of Fire. There were several plot discrepancies and facts that just seemed out of place in this story and with these characters, but that aside I enjoyed this book and the ups and downs between Abbey and Alexsandr that left you rooting for a happy ending for this duo.
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Jove (May 31, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 051513953X
- ISBN-13: 978-0515139532