Published in 2014 - 2015 by Harlequin Intrigue
he never expected to see her old flame again. Or be kidnapped by him.
The wrong place at the wrong time; that's the only way Sophia Reardon could explain her predicament. She wasn't even an FBI field agent and now she was being taken hostage. By her ex-boyfriend Cameron Branson. The moment Sophia walked into his undercover operation, Cameron warned her that his employers would want to break her. So keeping her by his side, pretending not to have feelings for her, was the best way to maintain his role in the dangerous organization, and the only way to keep them both safe. Because if they got their hands on her, she could expose him and his secrets. And then they'd no longer have any reason to keep her around.
From the page one Infiltrator pulled me into the dark, edgy, and dangerous undercover world. The author's storytelling gifts come out in the captivating, additively smooth flow of the tale, with humorous and witty dialog bits, that makes you laugh out loud when you least expect it.
The fierce, energetic action kept its hold on me. The encounters with the criminal group, DS-13, are sharp and intense.The kind of confrontations that has a gut-wrenching effect, and makes you bite your nails off.
The romance between Sofia and Cameron is at times so sweet and tender, while their attraction and passion for each other are distinct and scorching. So many swoon-worthy moments in the story, that made me smile, and are just adorable!
The Bronson siblings are entertaining and boisterous. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out and read their stories.
Smart, charming, and delightful characters, with the edge-of-your-seat action
~ Five spoons all the way!
THE CLOCK WAS TICKING, THE ENEMY WAS WATCHING…
At first it looked like a glorified babysitting job: safeguard a scientist while she created a countermeasure to neutralize a dangerous weapon that had fallen into the wrong hands. But when Dr. Megan Fuller's life was threatened, undercover agent Sawyer Branson knew the enemy was closing in. Sticking by Megan 24/7 wasn't something he took lightly, even if Megan didn't seem to appreciate his constant presence. For a man used to getting any woman he wanted, Megan was a challenge he was coming to enjoy. Because beneath her boxy lab coat and pinned-back hair lay a brilliant and beautiful warrior. And before long, Sawyer's determination to save the world was matched only by the sudden need to make Megan his.
The intensity of the power of ten, mixed with steamy, yet tender and sweet romance.
The humorous, fun, charming Sawyer is easy to like. Megan is a bit shy and a mess in the social settings, as well as so smart, she is able to create something that could destroy the world as we know it.
The way their attraction is described, slowly growing and intensifying, is alluring. Yes, there is hot passion, but mostly it is the tender caring that melts your heart, so sweet you can't help but smile. They are super adorable together. They make every moment together swoon-worthy, and when Megan says, after yet another attack on them, 'I think I might be broken' my heart totally went for her, and the devastation and defeat she must be feeling.
The suspense is intense, in a typical Crouch way. The evil plan of DS 13 and the possible help from someone in Omega, is coming to the light. Life-threatening situation after another, the tension builds, it's tangible.
I absolutely enjoy reading a story, where I feel I am right there in the scene, feeling what the characters are feeling, seeing what is happening, as the case is here. All the suspicion, deception, desperation, defeat, fear, and anxiety in the air kept the hold on me.
Fantastic continues in the Omega Sector series where the war on terror continues, and the Branson siblings keep falling in love.
Even though this story continues where Infiltration, Omega #1 left, it is a stand-alone novel. But the reader will get more out of the story, having that in the background.
~ Five spoons!
Posing as a married couple to save the world was easy compared to the very real feelings between them…
As Bob and Lisa Sinclair, Omega Sector agents Evan Karcz and Juliet Branson were a formidable couple—until a brutal attack left Juliet traumatized. But with a powerful crime boss selling military secrets, the safety of millions depends on the undercover operatives. It's up to Evan to rehabilitate Juliet…and not fail her as he did on the mission that still haunts him.
Evan's strategy is to be near Juliet night and day to practice posing as a loving couple. But soon he realizes there's a sizzling passion between them. And it's being threatened by forces stronger than they ever realized. With a killer stalking Lisa Sinclair, her "husband" knows he'd risk his cover—and his life—to protect her.
Vivid and intense action mixed with red-hot romance, that left me breathless and there might have been some tears.
I could sense the darkness and despair of Juliet, the emotions shadowing and tormenting her, after the past opp ending terribly. The self-doubt, angst, and fear constantly present with her. Evan's guilt and regret are palpable, with the feelings of failure, and responsibility for the attack towards Juliet.
It doesn't take long, when the new operation starts, that the intensity and danger of the work Omega Sector do, step in. The action is thrilling, the threats to their lives real, and the risk of exposure constant.
Not only do they have to deal with the dangerous opp at hand, but the monsters of Juliet's past were taunting her with threatening emails, bringing even more jeopardy to the already tense situation.
The unity, support, teamwork and protectiveness of the family is a delight. I loved visiting with the siblings from the previous books in the series.
The connection between Evan and Juliet is beautiful, tender, and fragile. The trust, devotion, kindness, and care are adorable, the zeal and fervor of their passion unmistakable. I loved to see the development in Juliet, as she leaves the nightmares of her past, and finds her inner agent again, one step at the time.
The story has a beautifully crafted plot, where all the pieces of the puzzle fit into the place at the end, with elements that keep the reader guessing. The tension in the story is built up brilliantly, and the attraction and passion between Evan and Juliet is constant smoldering fire, that burst into flames at the right moments. The images of the event are vividly painted, lively in the mind of a reader. The final climax of the story took my breath away, and yes, there were tears in my eyes. Can't wait for the next installment of the series, Dylan's story, thankfully out already next month. All the stories in the Omega Sector are easily read as stand-alone novels, but I think you will get more out of the story if you have read the previous ones.
Untraceable is another home run from Janie Crouch, truly recommend for all romantic suspense fans
~ Five Spoons!!
He'd been hired to transport precious cargo--and it put a beautiful twist in his solitary life
Former operative turned pilot Dylan Branson has one mission: deliver vital codes to Omega Sector before millions of lives are lost. Surprisingly, the codes reside in the photographic memory of Shelby Keelan, a beautiful computer expert who's so far survived two murder attempts.
Used to doing things solo, Dylan will get Shelby to Washington, DC, then walk away. So he's stunned to discover she's as much a loner as he is--and how much that appeals to him. Now, with both their lives in danger after his plane is sabotaged midair, Dylan no longer thinks of Shelby as just a job. Or that he'll be able to let her go once it's over.
I love this series! And I have to admit, Dylan and Shelby just got to me, they are characters that are easy, for me, to relate to. Shelby has some quirks that made me smile with understanding, the need to be alone, needing your space, being too direct and not a fan of chit-chat, and loving numbers, having sass... She is amazing!
Dylan is a bit of a grouch, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, protecting himself from getting close to people, since his wife and unborn baby died. But he does redeem himself in the story, and there are several swoon-worthy moments, that just made me sigh. Dylan's better qualities come through loud and clear as well, his loyalty, protectiveness, caring and wanting to fix things for other.
The other Branson siblings from the previous stories also play a part in this book, and Sawyer & Megan have a moment that just melted my heart. This book is easy to be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend also the previous books in the series.
The story has a flow that caught me from the start and certainly kept it until the end. The build-up in the tale is smooth, from the moment Dylan and Shelby meet, the connection is there, the chemistry is in place, and they just click, feel comfortable, at home, within each other's company.
Then the suspenseful tension takes a hold of the story and keeps building up, as Dylan and Shelby found themselves again and again in life and death situations on their way to DC, and end up at the mercy of the wilderness. All the events and murder attempts prove, that Omega Sector does have a mole, and he is most likely high up in the hierarchy. It takes all the Branson siblings, with the help of Megan and Shelby, to risk their lives while fighting against the horrid terror attack about to happen.
I was swept away by this story, both times I read it. It has fast action, slowly building terror, fascinating and charming characters, and some of the best romantic scenes, that even with the second reading left me in tears!
~ Five Spoons!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me