Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on March 23, 2017
Series: The Remedy #3
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy & Magic
Source: eARC from Author
Skylark Samuels has a secret. She's not a normal teenager, although she plays one in real life. Pretending to be something you're not isn't easy, especially in high school where gossip is gold. For years, Sky manages to hide her uniqueness, until one fateful day when she exposes her gift, her curse, and all her fears come to pass. Now instead of going to college near home like she planned, she has to leave town and go someplace where the rumors can't follow. The plan when she gets there: keep to herself and stay under the radar. But blending into the background is impossible when local heartthrob Dylan Parks notices her.
Even though Sky keeps her distance and doesn't act like one of Dylan's adoring fans, he goes out of his way to talk to her. Her. The girl who wants to be invisible. Sky isn't immune to Dylan's charm, but getting close to him is a bad idea. It goes against the promise she made to herself. Besides, if Dylan knew the truth, he wouldn't want her. If he discovered her secret, he'd treat her differently and possibly fear her. It's happened before.
But the more Sky gets to know Dylan, the harder it is to resist him, until fate intervenes. A tragic event forces Sky to reveal herself to the one person she's come to care for, and his reaction is unexpected. For the first time, she doesn't feel so alone. But what she doesn't realize is that she's never been alone. When she finally lets her guard down, someone comes along who threatens to unravel everything, because being normal was never Sky's destiny.
**Harmful Rush is a standalone, full-length novel set in the Remedy world. You do not have to read the first two books to read this book.
Harmful Rush is a young adult paranormal by author Debra Doxer. Harmful Rush is the third book in the Remedy series, but it can be read as a complete standalone. It follows a different group of characters and is in a college setting. I loved the first two books in the Remedy series, which followed a different couple, so I knew I had to continue on in this world where some people can heal with just a touch! Even though Harmful Rush can be read as a total standalone, I would really recommend starting with Keep you From Harm because I think it does a great job of setting up the ability and introducing you to some important characters. (we got to see them again near the end of Harmful Rush by the way and I was super excited! I love Raielle and Lucas!)
In Harmful Rush we meet Sky, who has the same ability as Raielle. She can heal someone with just a touch. The ability is much more complex than that and there are repercussions for the user, but Debra Doxer does a fantastic job revealing all of that, so you will have to read the books to get a better understanding of how the ability works. I am totally fascinated by the idea of it all. I love it. I love the world. I love the characters. And I really really love how the book left off, with the possibility of more Sky and Raielle in the next installment.
Harmful Rush was a book that I read in one sitting. Once I picked it up, I really couldn’t put it down. Debra has this great ability to create a world that feels so three dimensional that you get get trapped inside it. It felt totally real to me. And the characters. Whoa. Whether you love them or hate them (there are both in this book) I couldn’t get enough of them. Harmful Rush reminded me of my love for the world building in the Remedy series. I can’t wait for the next book. If you have not read a Debra Doxer book, what on earth are you waiting for? She is a fantastic author, and I have enjoyed all 4 of the books I have read from her. (The Remedy series, and The Candy series.)
Bottom line: If you are a fan of paranormal ability books, The remedy series is one you should check out. The world building is great. The ability to heal is fascinatingly complex and the characters are really compelling. I love these books.
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