5 out of 5 Stars!
Book Binge Reviews
Reviewed by Judith
When I first began reading this novel I was trying to
remember why I agreed to read it. I am not, to state it
bluntly, really a sci-fi fan in any of its forms,
whether the print media or any other form of
entertainment. I just can't seem to find the energy to
wade through all the ins and outs of alternate
universes, or to keep straight characters whose names
sound like pharmaceutical generics, or figure out how
all that futuristic stuff relates to all the other
component parts of a story. In short, I usually don't
read sci-fi or futuristic novels.
5 out of 5 Teacups!
Happily Ever After Reviews
Reviewed by Clare C.
Human trafficking is one of our dirtiest
little secrets. In Vigilant, Weber is an
I-Marshal whose current assignment is to stop a gang of
bad guys from kidnapping the highly prized blond-haired,
blue-eyed women sought for sale. Yadira, a woman who was
part of the gang, is his prisoner and his way to bust
5 out of 5 Stars!
The Reading Reviewer
Reviewed by Mary
Are you my salvation or my damnation? Even in the future, when you are the top cop the problems that plague us in the 21st century are still the same. I-Marshall Weber is trying to bring down a human trafficking ring and finds himself caught in a gun battle right out of the old west that he survives with a bonus. Weber teleports out of the situation and has the misfortune of bringing back the most stunning woman, ah suspect he has ever seen. Yadira Maxwell is not an innocent by-stander, but she is also not part of the mess created by her now deceased husband and Weber figures that out quicker than anyone else on the force does but keeping her alive is proving to be a challenge since someone really wants her dead.
Weber may come in to save her but he is the force she fights against how is she going to trust him to help her? She has been internally tagged so the man that wants her dead is going to be able to find her unless Weber comes up with a solution. Running at first appeared to be an option and even after some skirmishes with trouble, they keep on moving toward clearing her name and getting some time alone.
Who do you trust, who do you turn to, where do you run when every step you take is being watched by someone? Yadira wants to believe that what is happening to her is real and not a dream but is Weber an angel sent to save her or the devil sending her to her eternal punishment. She has to decide, and really quick because this is all going down one way or the other since someone has the means to cause her demise and rule books are thrown out as anything to stay alive becomes an option. The moneyman has hired the big guns to eliminate her, and has the power to make her non-existent, but what is the motive behind all this that even Weber cannot quite figure out.
Being chased isn’t fun, on the run is worse but Weber provides Yadira with the tenderness that reminds her of what a heat-filled kiss tastes like and how tender the strong arms of protection feel.
This is not my first book by Michele Hart so knowing I was going to like it was not the question – how much was. I did enjoy it because Ms. Hart knows how to write a futuristic adventure without making the reader struggle to figure out the complexities and not feel lost. She lays out the plot, explores the nuances of the characters, and rolls out the story without ever leaving the reader wondering what just happened, and how is that person.
Beyond 5 Stars!
A Journey of Romance
Reviewed by Zee
I must say that this sequel is
even better than Hart’s fantastic Luminous Nights. The
opening pages throw you straight into a kidnapping scene
on a subway-like cab car. You can instantly tell that
the bad guys are trying to take a woman named Yadira for
the purpose of their boss selling her off to the highest
bidder. Then you have Weber, our beloved I-Marshal, who
is there to make sure that is exactly what doesn’t
happen. When the kidnapper is shot dead, the victim
taken into custody and the entire subway car blown up
with over 100 people dead, … that is when the adventure
starts to happen.
Storm Goddess Book Reviews
World-building is a process that isn't as easy as one may think. And for this book, the world-building was amazing! Set in the future, Michele Hart creates a fun, imaginative story in Vigilant. Readers are sure to be wowed with this non-stop action, edge of the seat never knowing what's going to happen next.
I haven't read many sci-fi romance books before, and I'm wondering why not! This book was a treat, and absolute blast for me, and I enjoyed it. There are plenty of mixed genres within this book. I-Marshall Weber and Yadira are interesting, intriguing, and they make a great team in this action packed thrill ride.
4.5 out of 5 Stars!
Reviewed by Candy
Alliance I-Marshal Weber is assigned to bring down a human-trafficking ring. Weber sets a trap but everything goes wrong. He is forced to kill two of the kidnappers and takes the third kidnapper, a young woman, to headquarters for questioning. Weber has a gift that allows him to read guilt from a person’s aura and he finds out that his prisoner is really a victim of the ring. Weber finds himself attracted to his prisoner. She cannot forgive him for killing her husband who was one of the kidnappers. Can Weber convince her to forgive him and still bring down the human-trafficking ring?
Yadira’s life was never easy. J, the man Weber killed, was the only person in her life that she loved. Now he is dead. Her troubles, however, are just beginning. Now that J is no longer there to protect her, she is at the mercy of the leader of the human-trafficking ring. Only I-Marshal Weber stands between her and pure evil. Members of the crime ring turn out to be real Demons. No matter how often she escapes them, they always find her and bring her back. Can she survive?
Michele Hart introduces a world where real angels and demons exist. The angels work with the I-Marshals to combat evil. The demons infiltrate a planet to make life miserable for its inhabitants. The I-Marshals have their work cut out for them. Not only do they have a human-trafficking ring kidnapping innocent girls, but they also have a traitor in their ranks working with the demons. Ms. Hart takes the reader on a ride guaranteed to leave you breathless by the end of the book.
4 out of 5 Stars!
This was my first foray into sci-fi erotica and it’s been an interesting journey, one that was certainly memorable and I’ll be visiting again soon if Vigilant is an example of what can be found in this strange new world.
This is actually a sequel to Luminous Nights, but works really well as a stand-alone read. The plot here revolves around an officer trying to crack a human trafficking ring, it’s an interesting tale and is conveyed with quite a relaxed writing style. I was worried at first that we’d have all kinds of new made-up terms for everything and it’d be a real drag to read but those fears were very quickly allayed as I quickly got a grip of things, making this an enjoyable, well paced read.
Yadira was a fun character and it was nice to see her develop throughout the tale. Starting out quite shy and reserved but coming into her own and taking control of her destiny, Weber was the alternative took grew within the tale also, learning that people can be more than the seem at the start, this is a lesson I wish more people would learn and Michele did an excellent job of conveying his growth in an entertaining fashion making for a compulsive read I raced through.
In a world where real angels and demons exist things are never really going to be what they seem but were as all this could have been confusing it’s been handled in such an Intriguing and well written way that the reader is never lost and I think that’s a real credit to Michele Hart.
This is one for those who believe in Angels and like their erotica futuristic, fresh and fun.
Reviewed by Rose Anderson, the author of
Hermes Online, Siren Publishing
Michele Hart creates a fantasy world in Vigilant you can almost taste. A quick moving tale where things are not as they seem. I'm a reader who often figures out the ending in the first few chapters. Her book had me completely surprised at the end. Well paced, well written. I definitely recommend this read and look forward to Ms. Hart's next.
J.D. Faver, the author of Painted Lady …Bad Girls need love too…
I loved this book! I hated this book!
What I loved: The way Ms. Hart dropped me right into the action and mainlined me into the character’s brain from the first page. Without lengthy backstory and information dumps to show the reader the future world, she managed to paint a vivid picture of a brutal society where women are traded like baseball cards and lives hold minimal value. Weber, dedicated I-Marshal becomes captor and subsequent protector of a beautiful young woman who has been cruelly used as the slave-trader’s pawn. Yadira has never known a loving family. That she has survived to become a young adult is a miracle. Now she finds herself the property of yet another man, after that man has killed her lover and protector. Although drawn to each other, neither can afford to trust the other as Weber uses Yadira for bait to draw out Brinolis, the evil criminal master mind behind the slave-trade ring. Weber is driven to bring him down as well as those who purchase the young kidnapped victims.
What I hated: Oh, yeah. I hated the way I had trouble putting it down and the way the characters haunted me when I did manage to turn away.
A thoroughly good read but not to be started at bedtime because you will look all baggy-eyed the next day.
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