Series: Omega Sector: Under Seige #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: California, Colorado
Also in this series: Daddy Defender, Armed Response
Also by this author: Special Forces Savior, Man of Action, Infiltration, Survival Instinct, Daddy Defender, Armed Response, Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Calculated Risk, Security Risk, Shadow, Constant Risk, Risk Everything, Echo, Phoenix, Baby
An agent will do anything to take down a terrorist.
Even if that means using a woman as his weapon.
To locate a terrorist, Ren McClement must find the criminal’s “dead” wife Natalie. His plan: use the innocent beauty as bait. But when his duplicity leads them into grave danger, Ren reveals his secret to Natalie...and his passion for her. Will furious Natalie be able to forgive his lie? And will they get to the mastermind before he unleashes mass destruction?
I adore Crouch’s Omega sector books and Lawman’s Protection was no exception! I wasn’t a huge fan of Ren at first, but thankfully he wasn’t as awful as Joe (from a few books ago. I’m still pissed at that asshole!).
Natalie’s story made me cry. The abuse she suffered was bad enough, but the terror she has lived in for the years in hiding is just as heartbreaking. Ren was so sure that Natalie was in on Friehof’s plan he was willing to use her without her consent. However, once he spent time with her, he did realize that she was not only NOT helping her ex, but that she was essentially his first victim. If you don’t feel for Natalie, you might be dead inside. I wanted her to get her HEA so much! I was totally invested in the story because I just had to know she finally is free!
The story is a culmination of the plot ARC with Friehof but it isn’t necessary to read the previous books. However, you should! I have enjoyed this series, and the previous Omega Sector series books. Its romantic suspense at its finest-building romance mixed with danger! Crouch manages to pace the story perfectly so that it flows well and never feels slow! Also, safe for mom because the sex scenes are fade to black! Mom-you would love this series and you can order it in paperback since you hate your kindle. 🙂
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: yes
- Trope: secret identity, on the run
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Some of the abuse Natalie suffered is listed; it is not gratuitous but could be a trigger for those who experienced domestic abuse « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes with epilogue of sorts « Hide Spoiler