Rare Vigilance is book 1 in the Whitethorn Agency, a fast paced, m/m romance with vampires.
Synopsis – Former marine Atlas Kinkaid knows not to ask questions about the clients he protects at the behest of the elite Whitethorn security agency. Just like he doesn’t like anyone asking about his scars—scars left by a mysterious attack that haunts his every waking moment.
Consumed by the need to find out what happened to him, Atlas takes a job providing security to Cristian Slava, the indolent—and gorgeous—son of a notorious businessman. Cristian seems to be just another entitled client, but when nights at the club turn into secret meetings and people start going missing, Atlas realizes there’s more to Cristian—and to protecting him—than meets the eye.
But the same people who are after Cristian have something Atlas desperately craves: they know exactly what happened the fateful night he was attacked—and are willing to tell him everything…
For a price.
I thoroughly enjoyed Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant, so when I saw this one pop up on NetGalley, I had to try for it. I was very happy when I was approved and it made it’s way to the top of my tbr.
Rare Vigilance is an easy read, it has a simple plot and the romance levels are a lot more gentle than I have been reading lately and there isn’t any smut, but I still enjoyed it. It did take me a little bit to get into, but once there were whiffs of angsty feels, I became invested.
Atlas is an easy character to adore. He has been through hell, he suffers from ptsd, anxiety and migraines, yet he gets the job done. His role as a bodyguard isn’t something that he enjoys, but it pays the bills. He especially doesn’t like his latest charge, the spoilt son of a local, rich business man. I enjoyed Atlas’s character progression.
I shouldn’t compare, but I will, I didn’t think it was as good as her first series. It was a little simple and predictable, but it was still and a decent read. I liked the vampire element, the way they function and there is lots of potential. I think the characters and world building in The Prince of Air and Darkness series were more fleshed out and had more depth.
I will admit I hated the ending and I think the cover needs to be redone. If it wasn’t for me already knowing the author, I wouldn’t have looked twice at the book. Will I read the next book? Probably. There are many unanswered questions that I would like the answers to. If you are looking for a slow burn paranormal romance with lots of potential then give Rare Vigilance a try.
It’s due for release on 22 June 2021.