by Davison Sara


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943959709
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Publication date: 05/10/2019
Series: Night Guardians , #1
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 899,488
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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Vigilant 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
conniet729 3 days ago
This is the first book that I have read from this author. I love when I can discover new authors. I will be looking for her previous books. This is book 1 in the Night Guardians Series. This book is one that I needed to read at this season in my life. I have found myself asking the same questions that were asked in the book. Why does God allow things to happen? This book was a great reminder that I need to cast all of my cares on him - for he loves us so much. More then we could love ourselves. Disclosure: This book does cover some hard topics such as child abuse. This book feautured real, flawed, well written characters. They are relatable. The storyline draws you in within the first few moments. You will not want to put this book down once you start reading it. I look forward to the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book through the JustRead blogging program. All thoughts are my own.
Erin_Slocum 5 days ago
My Thoughts: Wow! Just wow. I really enjoyed this book. And reading the end just makes me want the next book in the series now. It’s that good. Okay so let’s chat about the actual book and why I liked it so much. This book focuses on some hard topics. Those are child abuse/neglect and the foster care system. We all know that foster care parents get a bad rap most of the time. People say they don’t care about the kids and only want the money. And sadly sometimes this is true. We also get told that child protective services just randomly takes kids away even if there are no grounds. While this might be true somewhere this is sadly not the case most often. Most often the case is that they can’t take away the child as they don’t have enough evidence or proof of what they know is going on. With that all being said this book does talk about this. There is a crime ring, though can you really call it that when they are simply taking children from a bad situation and giving them loving parents who want to care for them? Can Daniel stop the crime ring or at least find out who is responsible? Nicole Hunter is one of the primary characters. She herself was neglected as a child by her parents and now has some serious trust issues. Letting others in and trusting them not to abandon her is so hard for her. When she finally lets someone in she doesn’t want to risk losing them and may be blind to their faults. When Nicole meets Gage she finds a kindred soul? Does she really love him or possibly sense the same brokenness in him that she has? Can they heal each other or simply make each other whole? Gage and his brother Holden have a bond like no other. They were abused as children which cemented that they would always look out for each other. Holden has become a worker for Child Protective Services while Gage is a lawyer. Guys. Wow. Again this is a great book. Really well written. I was drawn in thoroughly by the characters and could not get enough. This is one of those books that you can’t put down because you don’t want to miss anything! Not one thing. I am 100% ready for the next book in the series to come out. If you like mystery and suspense you’re going to love this book. There is a teaser at the end of the next book to come in this series. It’s so good. I need that book like yesterday. Now I’m going to binge on this author as I’ve not read her works before and it’s definitely a new one for me to follow. For me my favorite character was Daniel. I love the struggles he goes through and how he stands back to let events unfold that he really and truly would love to stop. He fights for justice and love. And even when he’s denied what he truly wants he still fights for right and good. While doing so he keeps an eye out on all he loves as well. He’s true. Cannot wait to read more about his story. Oh and this book is set in Canada. Toronto to be exact. But they do mention the USA as the start of the crime ring! I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Publicity Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.
TheBeccaFiles 12 days ago
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.
Phyllis_H 12 days ago
A thought provoking adventure I'll be candid with you. I almost stopped reading Vigilant about a quarter of the way through. Up until that point, I was getting squirmy, fearful of the direction I thought it was heading. Starting with the account of children who were abused (not in detail but enough that I knew what happened), and with the telling of the one snatching children away in the night. I wasn't sure I was going to like what was coming next. I decided to give it a little more time and I'm glad I did. Not that it became an easier story - the subject matter didn't change. What changed was my perspective. As more of the picture was being revealed I realized this is not as much a story of good versus evil. It was more about choices and the question of whether it is ever right to do wrong to achieve the right outcome. That still makes me squirm but in a different way. Author Sara Davison showed the perspectives of several of the characters in such a way that I knew what was going on and what motivated them, yet the identity of a key person was masked. Several backstories were partially revealed until much further in the story, allowing for more mystery. The characters were intriguing and the men involved in the love triangle were so charming and lovable, I was quite torn between the outcome I wanted for Nicole. I had a feeling I knew the direction things were going and ended up being right yet I wouldn't say that the story was predictable. While I do not recommend this for younger readers, if you are okay reading about child abuse, handled in a sensitive manner, and enjoy romantic suspense, you should consider adding Vigilant to your library. Read my review of Vigilant by Sara Davison at I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
GrandaddyA 21 days ago
As the story unfolded, I began questioning the connection between two brothers suffering at the hands of an abusive father, a young woman working for a great older couple in their café, and a police detective visiting the grave of his mother. Now I probably have readers of this review wondering where I am going with this. Interestingly, the author keeps laying the groundwork, just like a quilter working on the underside of a quilt to bring the pieces together. Soon she turns it over and an exciting story is emerging. By this point, I did not want to put the book down because I had been pulled into the lives of the leading characters and wanted to see how this would all turn out. Using suspense, romance, faith, and intrigue, the story delves into a subject that should stir the sensibilities of every reader. Focusing briefly on the police detective and his partner, their current case is to find the persons who are kidnapping young children from their beds and vanishing without a trace. I believe other readers will be caught up just as I was with the struggle between good and evil. Or could it be a struggle between evil and a greater evil? You have to draw your own conclusions as you read the story. I must add that a few of the characters, like Joe and Connie at the café and Daniel’s father, seemed to be the kind of people I would love to know personally; but certain others would be the last people I would ever want to meet. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.