Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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.
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.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 REVIEW by Kassa
I got “Harmful Rush” during a dry spell. A real bookish dry spell that made me reread my old favorites, because nothing new really captured my attention. This book hit me right in the chest and wrapped my soul in beautiful words.
I should have read the first two books before this one, not because I couldn’t understand the plot, but because I was missing out on two great books. Harmful Rush is a complete standalone and can be read without the first two books in this series.
The characters were great. They were well developed and sucked me right into their story without stumbling over plot holes or other irregularities. This book is not your regular paranormal or romance book. It has the best of both worlds.
The plot itself and the struggle of the main characters was so real, so gripping that I shed some tears because of the beauty of the words and the story. The anguish Skylark felt after what she went through was so heartbreaking that I really thought nothing could bring a Happily Ever After after the events that took place in the end. I thought it was over and yet I would have given five stars. Five stars for one of the best books so far in 2017 and probably through the whole year.
I have problems putting my thoughts and feelings properly in this review, but if you are looking for a gripping paranormal romance that makes you question if this could be reality. Read this book. Read it and cry.
Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”