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Who Knows the Storm

(The Vigilante #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  311 ratings  ·  85 reviews
The Vigilante: Book One

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
ebook, 240 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Julio Genao
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
babies and bathwater and et cetera.


my problems with this one began early, with the author's apparent lack of understanding into just what new york city means and how it works.

the premise here is that political apathy and unprecedented environmental catastrophe combine to kill tens of thousands and turn NYC into a ruin.

but it's just not... plausible.

like everything else that follows.

NYC is so massively important that the governor of new jersey lost all hope of winning his party's nomination for
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

I've been sitting on this review forever because I just don't know what to do with it. This book is really hard to describe and even harder to dissect. A dystopian-lite story about a lawless New York City with a batman-esk vigilante defender, a high class prostitute, and a thriller-ish plot? How does one explain that?!

I think to enjoy this story at all you have to get past the idea that the country would let New York City, which is, let's face it, the gem of the United States, rot. I
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was my first novel length feature from Tere Michaels (no, I don't read the "Faith, Love, & Devotion" series; haven't been inspired to) and I admit that the word "dystopia" was the key hook that intrigued me.

For the most part, I enjoyed this. The winning element for me was Cade Creel. Despite being a high-paid model slash companion, Cade didn't exactly come into the industry with wild-doe eyes. Cade knew what he was doing, being a companion, he knew how to deal with his clients. There were t
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biob
Ravaged by storms and floods, New York City has become a hollow shell of its former life. The city wasn't the only victim. Sixteen year old Nox Boyet also died that day, his life smothering in the flames of anger, love and paranoia. Nox's resolve pushed his body from the remaining ashes, and the Vigilante was born.

Seventeen years later, New York City is divided between the wealthy and poor. Nox is a man of the night, roaming his neighborhood to enforce his jurisdiction in the form of punishment
Lilia Ford
What a surprise: I picked this up and next thing I'm on the final page and it's 3am! I had a bit of trouble with the expositional opening, but once we passed that and met Cade, I was completely hooked. I really liked the dynamic between Nox and Cade, who have amazing heat, but most of all I just loved the plot, which kept taking unexpected twists and building mystery on mystery, none of which I saw coming. That's rare for M/M thrillers, where I usually find the romance much better done than the ...more
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-alt-dystopian
This book grabbed me right from the start. Explanations for the storms that hit and destroy NYC weren’t there but I didn’t feel they were needed. The destruction happened and people had to deal with it and survive in any way that they could. Nox’s story is told both in the present and as flashbacks to Evacuation Day.

I think Cade is right and Nox is a superhero. What he went through to protect Sam was hardcore but I couldn’t help but feel that he over-protected Sam in certain ways and while I und
James Cox
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blew. Me. Away. This was an awesome book!
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it



I felt this cold desolate world easy...and, gosh. I so liked it...and...


The action was GOOD!

The MCs were INTRIGUING! I really liked them.
Sam---> I loved!


The cover *sigh* cover love indeed.

Please know there is CLIFFHANGER.... with a HFN and many questions.

BUT.....What Made This Book Not So Enjoyable...

-This book had flashbacks.>_<

-The smexy scene(s) they lacked luster. And there was NO cuddling.

-Character change , Nox...
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Please please tell me there's another book coming soon. I wanna know who the bad guy is!
MsMiz (Tina)
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
A well written story with strong characters and a plot that will keep you thoroughly engaged and guessing until the end. This is a series, so please note you will not have all your answers!
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Who Knows the Storm is a great, action-packed dystopia within the m/m romance genre (at least that's how I would define it).
I simply could not put it down until I had devoured the last page. It's not a secret that nothing gets resolved here, so I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series.

New York (and presumably all northern parts of the States, as it is unlikely that ONLY New York would be affected) is destroyed by a weather catastrophy (resulting from climate change, probably), drowni
Christopher Rice
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I inhaled this book in several hungry sittings and immediately started sending author Tere Michaels gleeful, stalker-esque e-mails about it. This is the great dark gay superhero love story I’ve always hungered for. “Gay Batman” were the words Tere used to describe her latest novel as we enjoyed drinks together at a writer’s conference a few months ago, words that had me rushi
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
If it's not for the dystopian claim, I'd give it higher star, maybe.
Because for a story claimed as dystopian it didn't felt dystopian enough for me.

Ok, let's put aside that, considered it's me-not-book case.
I do enjoy the story. The mystery kept me guessing, and the action manage to kept me awake. And I do enjoy the romance between Nox & Cade though I think it's happened too fast.
And I knew it's first book for a series so I dont get all the answer, but why they left New York City ruined? It's c
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very, very good.
Great audio,great narrator .
Awesome story!
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m intrigued by this start to a new series and actually came close to speed-reading the book because I literally didn’t want to put it down. That said, I think the story is full of plot holes and does a lot of hand waving to cover up some illogical leaps. I’m on the fence about whether this actually bothers me or not because the characters are solid and the overwhelming action keeps the book moving so quickly it’s hard to stop and pick out the errors. I do hope the author slows down future book ...more
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, sci-fi, dystopia

So, dystopia/scifi is not your thing?
Fear not, Who Knows the Storm is one of the least dystopian books in genre I read. The basic setting is this:
Endless storms and rain created floods that have taken many lives and completely destroyed infrastructure of New York. All those prime properties were now deserted and entrepreneurs saw great opportunity to turn NY into "Las Vegas ugly twin." 10+ years later, gambling and prostitution is legalized and NY is now the place you can indulge in anything y
Caroline Brand

This was very different from anything I have previously read from Tere Michael and as confusing as it sometimes was I really quite enjoyed it.

It appears that the apocalypse has hit New York when storms roll in and changes life as people know it.

Nox Boyet is from a wealthy family but when your father has just been murdered, your mother is in a mental institution and the rain seems to be sinking your world what are you supposed to do? He braves the storm to try and
Lonestar Mama
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
After finishing that story, I'm just a big ol' bucket of confusion. I had no idea what was going on while reading. Not only that, but a lot of the character's actions seemed... implausible. For someone who supposedly built his whole life around protecting his kid, that someone left said kid alone WAY too much. More than I would ever feel comfortable leaving my own child, that's for dang sure.

And it was weird how when the author needed a character to be gone from the scene, she just let them run
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
Faith, Love and Devotion is one of my favorite series and so I was really excited to see this new dystopian series by Tere Michaels. But this one was much harder to get into and it lacked the emotional intensity that I was expecting.

While this book didn’t quite meet my expectations, but I will read book 2 to allow the author to continue building the characters and the world. Do not go into this book expecting an epic, emotional love story, you will be disappointed. I am hoping that this book was
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is was a very good story that I highly enjoyed. Why? Because it was surprisingly very different than what this Author has written in prior books I've read.

I was expecting it to be written well so no surprise there. The world building is very interesting and I was completely engulfed. The MC's were straight shooters and that is my kind of character! The sexy times were HOT! The action was intense and what most would class them as secondary characters really were stars of the show.

♣️ Lynda ♣️
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to ♣️ Lynda ♣️ by: James Cox
3.5 Stars

This book was an entertaining read. It did draw me and and I read it quite quickly but there was just something missing for me. Character development? How devasted NYC is while other cities thrive?
I can't decide if the flashbacks helped me or drove me insane with their lack of too much information. I guess since this is a series we have to read on to fully understand what the hell is really going on and why.

The premise is good and worth the time to read.
Jessie Potts
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, m-m-paranormal
I really enjoyed listening to this. I think the interludes worked perfectly on audio version but I wanted to know more about Knox and who's after him!! Argg Also I can't wait to see Mason and Sam's relationship grow :)
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, sci-fi, audio, rereads
OK where is book 2?

I need it RIGHT NOW

So confused
Lois - Who Reads
The world building and character development is completely on point in this book. You are quickly brought into this world and who Nox and Cade are now and some flashbacks give you the story leading up to the present. This is a large story with lots of moving parts, but is not difficult to follow. I really enjoyed both of the MCs and was really rooting for them. Yes, Nox's lies to Sam and his helicopter parenting are imploding, but it was easy for me to understand Nox considering all that he had ...more
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read this author before. This is a mm dystopian story.
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The M/M world needs more books like this.

I love a good plot. And I love M/M books. But I’ve been in a slump lately because it feels like I’ve been reading the same three plot lines over and over again. I needed something different, and Tere Michaels did it.

Set in a dystopian, near-future New York, WHO KNOWS THE STORM is the story of those trying to make a life for themselves in the city ruins after an epic storm. As someone who has economics and history, I found the story incredibly believable
T.M. Smith
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nox Boyet has been on his own since he was sixteen and his parents were killed in the storm that changed everything. Nox’s own life was almost ended that night by Jenny, a woman that worked with his father. Instead, Nox escaped with the newborn baby that he has raised as his own since that fateful night. When a stranger shows up at their house to deliver a letter for Sam, a letter that promises the answer to questions Sam has had as long as he can remember, who his parents were, they couldn’t ha ...more
Dear Tere Michaels, I love you and hate you at the same time right now. You are a very cruel woman, did you know? Leave us hanging like that!?!?! It's just not fair. Love, Me.

So, it seems whenever I hesitate to read a book, because of the mixed reviews or because they are out of my comfort zone, it's when I love them the most. This is the case. Who Knows the Storm is a wonderful book. Written in a way that transport you right in the middle of the chaos/action/drama. I loved the feeling of being
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I think this series could have potential, especially with a feisty sexy thing like Cade in it. Gotta love a man who's not afraid to show off his ass and package. ;) I thought he was a good match for Nox, who definitely needed someone like Cade in his life. Nox's sole purpose had always been to keep his family and neighborhood safe and now he had someone else to help him care for Sam. Make that two someones with young officer Mason. The twists and turns in the plot were interesting as we
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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 he

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