Blog Tour + Giveaway - Harmful Rush by Debra DoxerMonday, April 24, 2017
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.
|I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC copy of Harmful Rush provided by Xpresso Tours and the author. Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity!|
I've had my fair share of vampires and werewolves, witches and wizards, so when it comes to the paranormal genre - as much as I love reading them - there isn't much that goes beyond "seen that, read that". But, to my utter surprise, Harmful Rush unique storyline blew my expectations out of the window and I found myself compelled to finish the story in one sitting.
Oh! I'm so very tempted to reveal what Sky's gift is, but that would be giving away a major plot point and I would rather you discover it for yourself. One thing though, the author does know to make a grand entrance! Barely 5% into the story and the plot took an interesting twist, forcing Sky to reveal her ability and ....let's just say things escalated quickly. Because of all the rumors and assault, Sky has to move away from home to attend college, where she met Maggie and Dylan Parks.
Oh my Dylan. A jock with a tender heart, his boyish charms knows no bounds AS he swept me off my feets! I really adore the romance in the story. The author took the time to develop Sky and Dylan's relationship, even though it was a crush-at-first-sight sort of thing, they always seem to put a smile on my face. Maggie was also such a fun character! I sort of wished there's more to the side story of her and Trevor.
There are teenage angst, drama, and lots of swoon-worthy scenes, but the best one yet was the plot twist that caught me blindsided, and the fact that it was so action packed just added lots of brownie points to the story. YOU JUST HAVE TO READ IT.
To be honest, I did not expect to love it this much! I'm definitely checking out the rest of the series because now that I have a taste of the author's works, I'm craving for more.
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.”