Major Crimes by Janie Crouch

Categories: 3 butterflies, adult, agent, contemporary, fluttering thoughts, hacker, hot romance, Janie Crouch, Omega Sector: Under Siege series, RBR, romance, romantic suspense, second chance romance, secret baby, suspense, sweet

Major Crimes (Omega Sector: Under Siege #4)



By Janie Crouch
Published: June 19th 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Source: review copy
In a Flutter: A sweet second chance romance
rating-system3

Working together would bring down a killer
But her secrets could tear them apart…
Hayley Green never wanted to see Omega special agent Cain Bennett again. Ever. He seduced her, then sent her to prison for hacking, and Hayley’s only just started piecing her life back together. Except now Cain needs Hayley’s help to catch a murderer. Their past is colliding with their still-smoldering attraction…and the only thing more dangerous than the killer is the secrets Hayley’s been keeping.

Fluttering Thoughts:

Worldbuilding: Gainsville, Georgia, Colorado Mountains, on the run sort of setting for part of the story. Cool Omega Sector concept!
Characters: Cain seems like a good guy, all caring and protective alpha male type of agent.
Hayley is a nice mix of hacker and small town girl, and the stuff she dealt with made it easy to empathize with her.
They had some chemistry, but I didn’t feel much hotness to it, tbh. Probably because of the whole kid thing, too – it’s a scenario I find decidedly unromantic, with the chase and everything else on top of that. Sweet, but unromantic – personal preference, for sure.
Plot: Nice mix of second chance romance with a flavor of enemies to lovers and secret baby. It’s not a scenario that works for me, tbh. The suspense arc was interesting, nice rhythm of action, but of course the focus wasn’t the intrigue as much as the romance angle, which for me came off as unromantic, sadly. When I read the blurb, I thought this would be a story about a second chance romance between two agents or an agent and some sort of co-worker/partner for a case, with an enemies to lovers spin – but no babies. If I’d known it would be a secret baby sweet romance type of story, I wouldn’t have gone for it, truth be told.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV. Nice banter, though little page time for it since there was so much else going on.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb, through it gave me the impression that it would be a bit of a different trope mix.

I recommend Major Crimes to fans of Romantic Suspense second chance romance, especially the secret baby twist. It wasn’t that wild of a ride for me, but it’s sweet and if you’re into that mix, I think you’ll have a great time with it 🙂

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