Like many others, I didn't expect Libby Drake's story to be particularly exciting. It seems the three younger Drake sisters, Hannah, Joley and Elle would have the best and most interesting stories out of the series. I planned to buy Dangerous Tides anyway, since I'm a big fan of the Drake sisters.
Libby's story is much better than I thought it would be. It showcases the lengths people would go to in order to get what they want; whether or not they have good intentions. It also shows how irrational and selfish people can be when it concerns their loved ones. People are sometimes too blind to see what's right in their face. Despite their insight, the Drakes are also susceptible to these faults.
Just because Libby's the sweet and caring sister out of the seven does not make her any less lovable. Christine Feehan has a knack for diversity which I'm grateful for. If all seven sisters were similar to one another in terms of personality, then it defeats the purpose of having seven different people (it might as well be one girl) starring in each book (with seven different love interests); and it wouldn't be realistic.
Libby sometimes tires of her good girl disposition and wishes she wasn't such a goody goody. She feels as if she's boring, and isn't much fun to be with. Like many other women, Libby is insecure about her looks. Especially since she has a model and a rock star in her family. She is a compassionate and understanding person with or without her empathic abilities. She strives to help people any way she can; even at the cost of harm to herself - major or minor. Her ability to heal makes her the target of many desperate, unreasonable people, which puts her safety at risk.
Tyson Derrick is nearly a mad scientist. He's driven with the need to know almost everything about anything. His brain needs constant stimulation. To feed his hunger for action, he's often engaging in some sort of extreme sport or experimenting in his lab. He's socially inept and feels out of place.
Ty thinks the Drake sisters like receiving attention and believes their gifts are a farce. At first he wanted to save Libby from her crazy family, but came to realize she needed protecting from the ridiculous demands other people make of her. She seems to be the only one in Sea Haven who isn't dumbfounded by Ty's tendency to go off on factual tangents, and can match him fact for fact. She accepts him for who he is, and because of that, Ty refuses to let anyone take her away from him.
Dangerous Tides is filled with scientific research, action, suspense and heart warming romance. There's a strong sense of family and friendship (like it is with all the Drake sister novels). The events in this novel illustrate how much loved ones can impact a person's life, how people should appreciate certain things and not take them for granted.