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.
How to start a review on a book I’m still not sure I liked? Having requested a review copy of Guarded I knew I needed to read Vigilant first, and I must say I was not all that impressed. At times the story showed a great deal of potential until I came to see that the male lead characters were both stalkerish, self centered (somewhat not too badly.), overbearing, controlling, smooth, and jerks. I don’t use that word lightly since I want to be truthful but not offensive but honestly they were too alike in bad ways and somewhat the same, they had a lot of the same arc. And the romance was so rushed… Highly disliked this one.
I don’t especially like this series and if I had read the first I wouldn’t have requested the second.