Special Forces Savior – Janie Crouch [Review]

Special Forces Savior book details


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.

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





I read this book for a tour when we were on Books That Hook. Although I received a free digital ARC for review purposes, my opinions are my own. This is an updated review.

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The Story

Special Forces Savior 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.

The story is told in third person, alternating between Derek and Molly. That worked well for this type of book.

Special Forces Savior is fast-paced and exciting. 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 book, even during the romantic scenes.

The Characters

I loved both Molly and Derek. They were characters I could cheer for and worry about.

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.

Their romance progresses at a reasonable pace. The book includes some kissing. Intercourse is implied, but not detailed.

The Writing

I enjoyed how the investigative procedures felt real and accurate. I’m not an expert on law enforcement; 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 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.

Do I Recommend?

Special Forces Savior was a lot of fun to read! I only had the one complaint I mentioned above, and that wasn’t a big enough deal for me to take off any stars. For me, this was a five-star read, because I thought the characters were very likable and the story moved along quickly. The story is romantic and action-packed at the same time. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic suspense novels.

My Rating: 5/5 stars


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About Jen Schaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).
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