Special Forces Savior by Janie Crouch ~ ARC Review

Special Forces Savior by Janie Crouch ~ ARC ReviewAuthor: Janie Crouch
Title: Special Forces Savior
Series: Omega Sector: Critical Response #1
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 224
Release Date: January 1st 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense

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 some very bad men. After weeks of chasing cold leads, he has found the evidence that could expose the architects of a lethal terrorist bombing. But before Derek can start busting bad guys, he needs help from Dr. Molly Humphries, Omega's lead forensic scientist. Molly works to retrieve the data—and overcome her debilitating crush on the super agent. And Derek carefully suppresses his mutual smoldering attraction, sure that his dark past will drive Molly away. But when Molly's kidnapped, Derek 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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*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

Special Forces Savior is the first book in the Omega Sector: Critical Response series by Janie Crouch. It is a Harlequin Intrigue novel.

Point of View: 3rd person, alternating

Tense: past

Sexual Content: kissing, implied intercourse

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Special Forces Savior was a lot of fun to read! It’s exciting, fast-paced, and romantic.

The story is about Derek and Molly. They work together at Omega–her in the lab, him as an agent. They’ve known one another for about four years, and they have a history of being hot-cold. Derek is investigating a terrorist attack in Chicago. He brings evidence for Molly to process in the lab. This puts her in danger. They have to keep her alive, while dealing with their feelings for one another.

I like a lot of different things about Special Forces Savior. One is how likable the characters are. Molly is a nervous, scientist-type, but she’s brave in the face of danger. Derek is a tough guy and distances himself from Molly, mainly because he thinks she is too good for him. Although they each have some baggage, neither character is self-deprecating to the point of being annoying.

Another thing I enjoyed about the book is how the investigative procedures felt real and accurate. I’m not an expert on law enforcement; so I can’t say one-hundred percent that everything was correct. However, I believed it one-hundred percent, and that’s what counts in my opinion when it comes to books.

The book grabbed my attention at the beginning by jumping into action. It opens with a gunfight. I expected it to taper off, but I was pleasantly surprised that it kept up that pace throughout the whole book, even during the romantic scenes.

The only negative thing I made note of while I was reading Special Forces Savior was: I didn’t know what Omega was at first. I was confused about what the organization was and why they would be investigating a terrorist attack, especially considering I was under the impression that Derek did hostage rescue, which didn’t seem to fit with him investigating terrorists. Around ten percent into the book, the author explained what Omega was. I just would have liked to have had that information earlier.

Otherwise, I had no complaints. I really enjoyed reading Special Forces Savior. I give it 5 stars, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes romantic suspense.


About Janie Crouch

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  ElizabethLowell. 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 fornearly 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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