Title: Overwhelming Force (Omega Sector Critical Response #5)
Author: Janie Crouch
Stars: 4 1\2 out of 5
I can honestly say I never expect much from Harlequin Romance books. Just a quick easy read with every little substance.
This book not only had substance but a message too. The characters are well developed with a back story that gives readers hope for second chance romances in the real world along with humorous moments.
This is the first book in this series as well as by the author Janie Crouch and I plan to go back to read more by this author.
There is no surprise why the killer is killing and the readers will be given pcies why it is happening but if you pay attention it doesn't take long to figure out why. The story has a great build taking its time making sure you understand each of the characters without making it borning or slowling down the story.
The message is all about how people normal person are treated in the media when the spot light hits them. We tear about their lives, their body types and education. Women are the worst. We tear each other apart treating each other less than equals just to make ourselves feel better.
We demand to be treated as equals in the world but we can't treat each other as equals. How can we expect men to treat us as equals when we can't treat another woman as an equal.
The only problem I had was in the final as my son would call it boss battle. I had to read it several times to understand what was happening. That is why it is a 4 1\2 instead of a 5. I think it could have been explain better to keep the readre from getting confused.
Advance Copy from Netgalley
Despite an illustrious career as a top hostage negotiator, Joe Matarazzo is haunted by the past. It was a year ago that three innocent lives were lost under his watch. But Joe isn't the only one who remembers that day. When Joe's exes begin to fall victim to a violent stalker, Joe seeks the help of Laura Birchwood—a lawyer and the woman he once loved. Despite old wounds, Laura agrees to help Joe find out who's framing him. And while they expect to be met with danger, they're unprepared for passion that still burns strong, and their determination to give what was between them a second chance
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Harlequin
Nominated for the 2014 & 2015 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and winner of the Golden Quill for Best Romantic Suspense , Janie Crouch has always loved to read romance. She fell for Harlequin Romances when she lived in Wales, UK as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult. To be able to write books like the ones she has always loved to read is a dream come true.
Janie recently relocated to an American Army base in Germany with her husband and four school-aged children after living in the Tidewater Virginia area for twenty years. Her "day job" is teaching public speaking and communication at a local community college. When she's not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), Janie enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and obstacle racing.
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