Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Vigilant, the first book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Series: The Night Guardians, Book 1
Author: Sara Davison
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: June 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
She must choose between the man who represents the law and the one who may have taken it into his own hands.
Neglected by her parents for most of her life, Nicole Hunter keeps everyone, especially men, at arms’ length. So when Attorney Gage Kelly walks into the diner where she is waiting tables one evening, she fights her attraction to him with everything she has.
Gage and his brother Holden grew up in an abusive home, and Gage has baggage of his own. But the connection between him and Nicole is too strong to ignore, and Gage manages to convince them both that their relationship is worth the risk.
Then children begin disappearing in the night.
When Detective Daniel Grey starts to close in on the child snatcher, and enlists Nicole’s help, she faces her deepest fear. Everything and everyone she has clung to so tightly could be ripped from her, leaving her completely alone.
Except for one.
This was my first read by Sara Davison and the premise had me instantly intrigued. I have some mixed emotions, but overall this was a book that made me think, and that’s something that I prize in a novel.
This book asked a very powerful question about just how far one would go to protect the helpless–even when that help is illegal. It was a deep ethical question that left my heart in a constant state of discomfort. I have always had a heart for foster care. Growing up, I had friends in foster care and am well aware that it’s a very broken system. Having said that, I still couldn’t bring myself to approve of the actions taken by the abductors. I couldn’t believe that if the cases were really as described, that the kids wouldn’t have already been removed. If they truly were real circumstances, then they would be a nightmare. I really wasn’t expecting my emotions to wrestle as much as they did while reading this. I struggled with what was realistic versus what was real for the characters. I say this as my own flaw, and not that of the writing–because if the cases were really truly real, I’m not sure how I would react myself.
Personally I was not a fan of the romance in this book. I have no problem admitting that I’m generally not a fan of the love triangle. Knowing that each of the characters were Christian going in, it really bothered me to see the triangle even develop (considering the first relationship was known up-front). Also, there was no time for a friendship to even begin before they were thrust into either a relationship or lustful emotions. I struggled to like Gage as a character initially because he came off too strongly and had seemingly no respect for boundaries. I never got to appreciate Daniel because he entered territory he should never have gone. I don’t want to spoil any content so I won’t give details, but I heavily struggled with the romance in this one.
Even though I had some mixed emotions, I’m still glad I picked this one up, and I’m curious where Sara Davison will go for the next in the series.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy, and the suspense novel, Vigilant, book one of The Night Guardians Series. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including the Word Award for Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards, and is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature and currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.
(1) winner will receive a copy of Vigilant and $25 Amazon Gift Card!
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