By Janie Crouch
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The Texas heat did nothing to stop an elusive criminal.
Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Jon Hatton is running out of options. If he doesn’t get a decent lead soon, a serial rapist will strike again. His best chances lie with the intuitive skills of forensic artist Sherry Mitchell, a beautiful woman struggling with PTSD.
In exchange for her help, Jon teaches Sherry to manage her symptoms, and soon they are unable to resist their Texas-hot attraction. With Jon as her lifeline, Sherry uncovers clues that prompt a frightening message from the attacker. Jon knows Sherry’s determined to help catch this criminal, but keeping her safe is his top priority. Followed by making her his bride.
Janie Crouch proves herself as an outstanding writer in this engrossing and suspenseful romantic novel. The character development is some of the most realistic I’ve read, right down to the unexpected but entertaining humor when Jon’s buddies show up in town. The relationship between Sherry and Jon builds so naturally and their chemistry simmers slowly developing to a boil as the story evolves, especially considering that these two don’t start off on the best or most trusting terms. And the storyline? Crouch weaves and teases as the story builds, and an unsuspecting twist or two blindsides the reader. I pride myself on regularly figuring out the “who” in “whodunit” before it’s exposed, but I never saw this one coming, and the final confrontation scene with the rapist was well executed. Thrilled there was a HEA, but was almost disappointed for the story to end. Hope to read about Caroline and Zane in a future book.
Review was originally posted on Amazon and Goodreads on April 12, 2016.