4.5 and 4 Stars for Who Knows the Storm (The Vigilante #1) by Tere Michaels #MM #Dystopia


Title: Who Knows the Storm (The Vigilante #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Tere Michaels (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 17, 2014 – 240 pgs


In a dystopian near future, New York City has become the epicenter of decadence—gambling, the flesh trade, a playground for the wealthy. And underneath? Crime, fueled by “Dead Bolt,” a destructive designer drug. This New City is where Nox Boyet leads a double life. At night, he is the Vigilante, struggling to keep the streets safe for citizens abandoned by the corrupt government and police. During the day, he works in construction and does his best to raise his adopted teenaged son, Sam.

A mysterious letter addressed to Sam brings Nox in direct contact with “model” Cade Creel, a high-end prostitute working at the Iron Butterfly Casino. Suspicion gives way to an intense attraction as dark figures from Nox’s past and the mysterious peddlers of Dead Bolt begin to descend—and put all their lives in danger. When things spin out of control, Cade is the only person Nox can trust to help him save Sam.

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At the beginning of the book, I was a little lost with all that was going on, but as the book got going and the world building continued, I really fell in love with the story line.
I really liked the way the flashbacks helped us figure out what was going on and where some of the feelings the characters were dealing with came from. They were very well tied and written into the story so as to help keep the suspense and intrigue flowing.
I do wish that we would’ve gotten more intimacy between Nox and Cade as it was such a sweet and special thing for both characters and really helped solidify their relationship to me.
The plotline was really really excellent too. I could’t put the book down until I got to the end.


Okay I liked the world this author built after the storm and the way everything was ran.
But for some reason I had a harder time getting into this book. It was about half way through before I really started getting into this story.
You get Nox who has been taking care of Sam since he was a baby when his parents were killed. Sam gets a letter delivered by Cade which honestly not sure how I feel about Cade’s character yet. One of Cade’s customers asks him to deliver the letter to Sam.
Which really starts of this book with the mystery of whether Sam’s parents are really dead or not and why Nox was so drawn to Cade.
There is a lot of action while they are dealing with the criminal element of Dead Bolt. There was a scene or two of steam between Cade and Nox but otherwise they were not together much in this book.

Honestly this one was a little slow to me at first and but it slowly build up to a very good pace. The only problem for me with that was it really did not happen till towards the end of this book.

So all together I really liked this book it was just a slow start for me..

I would recommend this book!



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Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)

It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before her first book was published but there are no regrets (she doesn’t believe in them). Along the way, she had some interesting jobs in television, animation, arts education, PR and a national magazine—but she never stopped believing she would eventually earn her living writing stories about love.

She is a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Her home base is a small town in New Jersey, very near NYC, a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, her teenaged son—who will just not stop growing—and two exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, reading her book club’s current selection, and volunteering.

Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry. It’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers, and is always available for speaking engagements, visits and workshops. Send here a message through her contact page or connect with her on Twitter (@TereMichaels) and Facebook .

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