Series: Omega Sector #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Special Forces Savior, Man of Action, Survival Instinct, Daddy Defender, Armed Response, In the Lawman's Protection, Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Calculated Risk, Security Risk, Shadow, Constant Risk, Risk Everything, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout, Code Name: Aries, Code Name: Virgo , Code Name: Libra, Texas Bodyguard: Luke, Hero Unbound
She 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.
Infiltration by Janie Crouch is the type of book that makes me love romantic suspense. Crouch dives right into the action, giving you the characters backstory interwoven with the action. I really prefer this style because it doesn’t slow the story down at all.
Infiltration starts by introducing Cam, our hero. Cam is undercover for Omega Sector with a very dangerous gang called DS-13. Sophia is a photgrapher/graphic designer for the FBI. I loved that she worked for the FBI but in the most unassuming position possible! It never occurred to me that the FBI would have so many innocuous jobs but it makes total sense. Once these two cross paths, you realize that this isn’t the first time they have met. 5 years prior, they had a relationship. Then Cam broke it off with a short message wishing her the best. It crushed Sophia.
As I mentioned, Crouch drops the reader right into the danger and it doesn’t ever let up. Cam has to protect his cover, get the info he needs, and save Sophia from this dangerous group of men. Rapid and exciting, the plot moves seamlessly from one danger to the next, all while building the romance between Cam and Sophia again. I dove into this late one night, fell asleep with my kindle, and when I woke up, went right back to reading. I gobble up Crouch’s books like a fat kid with cake. While overall the plot is a bit predictable, and the villain comes across a bit cartoonishly evil, I still enjoyed every page!
If you long for romantic suspense without unnecessary angst and drama, with characters who are smart and savvy, Infiltration should be on your TBR! And, with only a fade to black sex scene, I dub this safe for my mom!!! (Seriously mom, I think you will like this one!)
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: undercover, second chance
- Triggers: View Spoiler »In order to keep his cover, Cam has to force Sophia into some situations that might be upsetting for some readers « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler