Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Alliance I-Marshal Weber hauls Yadira to her home planet and infiltrates the human-trafficking ring controlling her. But he finds himself unbearably attracted to his witness. A gift for detecting deception reveals she’s the next victim of a criminal industry.
Descending into shadowy worlds of slavery, Yadira endures a dark angel stalking her dreams and watches the quiet I-Marshal become dangerous in her defense. Everything about him moves her…except the memory of seeing him execute the most important man in her life. Shouldn’t she take vengeance? Delusions of a heavenly guardian affect her mind.
Slavers and demons plan to snatch her from Weber’s custody while he is uncovering connections, and Weber won’t hesitate to execute the guilty surrounding Yadira. Who but a son of fire can save her from fiends harboring hardcore fantasies of harming her?
Clare C's Review
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 blonde-haired, blue-eyed women sought for sale. Yadira, a woman who was part of the gang, is his prisoner and his way to bust the ringleaders.
I’m not a huge fan of science fiction, but I found Vigilant easy to read. While some things were different from a contemporary piece, enough things were similar so that I didn’t feel lost or like I had to learn a new culture in order to understand the plot. Hart does a wonderful job of weaving vital information into the story in such a natural way. She has a friendly writing style that invites the reader into a wonderful, interesting, exciting world.
The characters were very well developed. I liked how Yadira grew as a person from the beginning to the end. She starts out as a sheltered person, but she really comes into her own and takes control of her own destiny. Weber’s journey was also riveting. As someone with supernatural powers, he’s jaded by what he can see about a person. Yadira makes him understand that his powers don’t have to keep him apart from people.
I liked the whole idea of angels, and I loved how Hart wove Dokiel into the story. Like Yadira, I couldn’t tell whether he was part of Weber or a separate being. It added another element of mystery and suspense.
Though the novel is longer, the pacing keeps it moving quickly. This is the first novel I’ve read by Ms. Hart, and I very much enjoyed the adventure. Whether or not you’re a sci-fi fan, you’ll enjoy this stirring, romantic adventure.
5 Tea Cups!