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Rush (Phoenix Rising) Paperback – August 27, 2013
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In Rush we finally experience the famous warehouse fire that started it all (it is only referred to in the other books). If you read Blaze, you know it left off with the team thinking they found Quaid, Jessica's husband, who they all thought died in the warehouse fire because that is what they were told by government officials.
The plot in the Phoenix Rising series gets thicker in Rush. More is at stake and the tension is stronger. The team of characters are still pushing along to find out more information on what is going with each of their abilities and why the government wants to keep a lid on all of it. Joan continues to intrigue me keep me on the edge of my seat. Things move quickly in the story and I found myself hanging on each word.
Quaid and Jessica are two very tortured individuals. We don't learn a lot about them in the first two books but Joan does a great job of setting the stage for them in Rush. Jessica thought Quaid was dead for the past five years and her life spiraled out of control after that.Read more ›
Now don't get me wrong I loved the other two books in the series but they didn't show us much of how the team was before the explosion. Even though this was a very heartbreaking book in many ways it also had its happy moments. Getting a glimpse of all of them happy and seeing how their personalities and lives were before helps in understand how each of them got to place they are now. This book brought the whole team back together (with the exception of Seth) plus the extra's they have picked up along the way. With the flashback group and present group it shows they are just as strong as a united front now battling evil senators, corrupt military men and psycho scientist as they were in fighting fires five years ago.
From the start of this series we knew there were 7 members of the fire fighting hazmat unit that had gone into a warehouse to fight a fire. Six had emerged permanently altered. One died. Well we found out at the end of the 2nd book that maybe that one didn't die.
Quaid Legend and Jessica Fury were so in love with each other before the fire. The bond they had was so deep that when Quaid died Jessica turned to a life of drugs and men to try and ease the pain. She also vowed to bring down the senator she knew was responsible for what happened to them all including the death of her husband. As a Washington lobbyist she has been gathering information on him in hopes to bring him to ruin. She is now one year sober but still fighting with the deep depression of the hole in her heart losing Quiad caused.Read more ›
The romance between Jess and Quaid is interrupted by a few problems but that doesn't stop the attraction between the two from building throughout the story. The sex scenes are well written and take place at appropriate times during all the chaos.
All of the characters are easily related to and easily draw the reader into their world. The enemies are ones that everyone will love to hate; the government, private business and evil scientists. The good guys have a lot of people to fight to keep their lives and to keep the ones they care about from being taken away again. The situation is further complicated by the supernatural abilities that the characters have to learn to control and understand.
The author has created a situation that draws the reader in and builds the suspense with every turn of the page. The fighting between the bad guys and the good guys is well described and believable giving the reader the sense of being right in the middle of the action.
The only negative I had with the story was I personally wish that Jess had overcome her problems a little sooner, but I think that she may surprise us in future books. Overall I was very entertained and intrigued with this book and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
I was provided this ARC by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review
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This review is coming waaaay late - I distinctly remember reading it and have no idea why I didn't review it at the time because I LOVED this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ToryMichaels
4 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third in Joan Swan’s Phoenix Rising series. Read more
When firefighter Quaid Legend and his team are caught in a chemical explosion, the team is horrified to learn Quaid has died. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Georgette W.
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Love it! Great next book in a great series! Keep these puppies coming...I need some new, enticing, sexy, books to read on my way to work. Read morePublished 19 months ago by lulabell
I love the team and what great friends they are, had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Read morePublished 19 months ago by KP
I have to admit I was not sure I would like this book. After reading the reviews, I was even more unsure if I would like it but I have to say it was a really good read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by greenamberrain