Review // Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

June 23, 2022

Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

If he could live without his heart, he'd cut it out and hand it over. She's the only one who'll ever have it, so why not?

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Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

Standalone - The Centaurs #1
Release - November 12, 2013
Genre - Fantasy Romance
Primarily Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - 3.5 out of 5 / a few descriptive scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 411 pages
Publisher - Temple Publishing

Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.

He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.

Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

My Two Cents

4 "It only got better" stars

Here's the thing... when I first started this book, I thought it was going to be boring. It started off real slow and I contemplated putting it down. But I kept reading and I'm so freaking glad I did!! It just kept getting better and better the more I read. I really enjoyed this story and can confidently recommend it to any and everyone.

Rhycious was a centaur, a medicine man, and a war vet suffering from PTSD. He was struggling and just wanted to be left alone. Too bad his kingdom needed him. Oh and there was a damsel in distress who's very life required his tender touch. The fact that Patience was a wood nymph, the very creature his kind had battled for years, the same battle that caused his illness... this poor man.

I actually loved the fact that their connection was instantaneous. It was instalove and yet Rhy was determined to fight it. He felt he was too damaged for love and she felt that her time was too short to let him in. But neither of them could fight the inevitable and it was magical.

Amidst espionage and intrigue, suspense and mystery, love blossomed and I enjoyed every minute of it (after the slow bit in the beginning). The world building and storytelling were on point.

To be completely honest, this had the makings of a 5-star read. Unfortunately, I felt that too much was left unsaid and I'm left wondering if I'll ever get those answers. Was the poisoner ever found? How can people still eat at the palace if they haven't been found? Why was Pennelope portrayed as a sweet thing when she obviously wasn't? Will Samuel ever get his own love?

I have other questions but I'm waiting to see if they'll be answered in the next book, which is about Aleksander. He sounds like a delicious bit of myth!

About the Author

Sheri FredricksAlways on the hunt for the uncommon things in life, award-winning author Sheri Fredricks thrives on creating romantic adventures. A former engineering secretary, she lives on California’s beautiful central coast.

“I wanted to move away from a profession of inflexible right angles and create an unboxed world with no boundaries.”

A voracious reader since her early years, Sheri found her brain crowded with stories of her own.

“Ultimately,” she says, “my husband encouraged me to write them all down.” Winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award, and a Finalist multiple times for InD’Tale eMagazine’s Reward Of Novel Excellence award (RONE), she has numerous five-star reviews everywhere eBooks are sold.

Sheri loves to spend time at home and connecting with readers. A computer hutch keeps her focused on creating stories, but the panoramic view of life on a ranch will call her outside to play in the sun.

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  1. Centaur by night, man by day sounds like a very interesting combo!

    1. Right?! Doesn't hurt that the author made Rhycious delicious :)

  2. Its always the best when you have a story that picks up when you least expect it. Good to know about this one for future reference when I decide to grab it up. I personally love instant love connection especially when written right

    Great review darling!

    1. Thanks hon! And yes, when instalove is done right, it's beautiful. If you do end up picking this one up, I hope you love it too :D


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