Title Leverage (Omega Sector #4)
Author Jamie Crouch
Stars 3 out of 5
Dylan Branson left Omega Sector after saving lives because of the loss of two. Shelby Keelan has an amazing photographic memory for numbers so when Dylan is told to bring the computer expert to DC he finds she is more than he expected. People are out to kill her as they race to stop a count down to what you ask? Well that is what they are trying to find out.
This was the first time I have ever read anything by Jamie Crouch and while the writing was simple and basic I found the story to be lacking. It was extremely predictable from the bad guys to the hot good guys. Even the mysterious mole was obvious once the person was introduced. I had hoped for a crazy twist because everything about the book was predictable and how many hot and amazing good looking people can be in one room at a time?
There was romance that was left behind closed doors which is nice to read for a change. The action was great but there was too much inner monolog to keep me interested and I found myself quickly reading to get to the dialog that would move the story forward.
They action was good and that was the only thing about this book I enjoyed. I loved that Shelby just took what came at her with amazing stride and for someone who hates to be around anyone but those she knows it was pretty awesome.
I found the book lacked passion in how the author was telling the story. I wasn't convinced that Omega was trying to save DC in fact I would have rather been at the bomb site than in the alley. I loved Shelby because she wasn't your typical heroin and I enjoyed how she was blunt and honest. However Dylan came off a little to annoying, almost whiny and couldn't seem to ever make up his mind. Even when he did at the end of the book I couldn't help wonder would he leave her again. I just wasn't convince he had changed.
This book left me scratching my head wondering if she other 3 books were better.
Received an Advance copy from Netgelley.
Thanks Heidi for this review.
Synopsis: 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 isand 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.
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2015 by Harlequin
Janie Crouch is an author for Harlequin Intrigue. Her debut novel PRIMAL INSTINCT was nominated for a 2014 Reviewer's Choice Award by RT (Romantic Times) Magazine. Her Omega Sector series is available now!
Janie loves to read – almost exclusively romance – and has been doing so since middle school. She learned to love Harlequin (Mills & Boon) Romances when she lived in Wales, UK as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult. Her favorite authors include: Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, and Elizabeth Lowell.
Janie recently relocated with her hubby and four kids to Germany (due to her husband's job for support of the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing. Janie completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2014.
Most of all she loves to laugh and joke and count her blessings. And they are many.