Friday, January 8, 2016

Tour-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: SPECIAL FORCES SAVIOR by Janie Crouch (Omega Sector: Critical Response #1)

Special Forces Savior
Omega Sector: Critical Response #1
By: Janie Crouch
Releasing January 1, 2016
Harlequin Intrigue


He has to shut down the terrorists or lose everything. Including the woman who's become a target.

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Derek Waterman is hunting the architects of a lethal terrorist bombing. After weeks of chasing cold leads, he has finally found the evidence that could expose the perpetrators. But in order to take them down, he needs help from Dr. Molly Humphries, Omega's lead forensic scientist.

Shy Molly works to retrieve the data--and overcome her debilitating crush on the sexy agent. Derek carefully suppresses his mutual smoldering attraction, sure that his dark past will drive Molly away if she knows. But when Molly is kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to save her. Even if a lethal enemy will do everything to keep him from doing so.

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“Did I misread what I saw? Was it all in my imagination?”

Lie to her. That was all he needed to do. One tiny lie, let her down easy, and this crisis was averted. Moments passed. It was his tactical advantage and he knew he should take it.

But looking into her precious brown eyes, her sweet face, he couldn’t do it. “No. You didn’t imagine it.”

She took a step closer. He took a step back.

“Why, Derek?” Her question was barely more than a whisper. “Why have you stayed away from me all this time? You’ve had to know I wanted to be with you.”

“Molly, our worlds don’t mix. I’m not the right person for you.”

“Don’t you think I should get to be the judge of that?”

So, right off the bat I identified with Molly-scientific female leads are always easy for me to connect with, and Molly's character exhibits attributes I find in myself.  She's also strong and brave, and committed to doing the right thing.  And oh, I loved Derek.  He's your typical alpha male "I'm not good for you" guy that of course we all want to keep for ourselves.  

This story is packed with plenty of action and suspense right from the start.  There's also romantic tension between Molly and Derek (some of which is downright cute), but don't pick this up thinking you're going to be getting down and dirty--those scenes are all behind closed what you'll "see" is pretty tame, though still contributes quite a bit to the story.

The story keeps you on your toes, and will keep you guessing as to who the perpetrators behind everything really are.  The story also features some great supporting characters, and I'm intrigued to see if Liam and Jon get their own stories since I really liked their characters here in this book.

For me, since this story dealt much more heavily in the action and suspense as opposed to the romance (compared to most of what I read), this was a solid 4-star read.  I'd definitely recommend it to fans of the romantic suspense genre--you will not be disappointed!

Author Info
Janie Crouch loves to read – almost exclusively romance – and has been doing so since middle school. She cut her teeth on Harlequin (Mills & Boon) Romances when she lived in Wales, UK as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult. Her favorite authors include: Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, and Elizabeth Lowell.

Janie recently relocated with her husband and four children to Germany (due to her husband's job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years.  When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing. Janie completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2014.

Most of all, she loves to laugh and smile and count her blessings. And her blessings are many.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring and reviewing SPECIAL FORCES SAVIOR!