Man of Action

Man of Action

by Janie Crouch

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Overview

Man of Action by Janie Crouch

He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner…

At nineteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting at-risk women, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373699179
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Series: Omega Sector: Critical Response Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janie Crouch has loved to read romance her whole life. She cut her teeth on Harlequin Romances as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult.

Janie lives with her husband and four children in Virginia, where she teaches communication courses at a local college. Janie enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure/obstacle racing.

For more: www.janiecrouch.com

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Man of Action 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
OMG! I started reading this around midnight last night and what a mistake that was. When I caught myself reading with my eyes closed (I hate when that happens) I knew it was time to give it up. First thing this morning, before I even brushed my teeth, I finished it. Awesome read! Man Of Action is my first book by Janie Crouch but won't be my last. This book has a nice smooth flow. The characters are well developed and just awesome. Andrea and Brandon's story has plenty of suspense, action and spice. I loved Man Of Action and will happily read more from Janie Crouch in the future. Man Of Action is part of the Omega Sector: Critical Response Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I won a copy of this book from Goodreads. Lucky me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1) A hero of Asian decent? More of this, please. Not that it had a huge impact on the story but that is how things are. It's a detail, not a defining character trait. 2) I was able to relate really well to how childhood abuse manifested in Andrea. It so mirrors how I relate to the world. I just want to offer her all my support and, "You got this girl." 3) The denouement was good. Great. As a lifelong fan of crime fiction (and non-fiction, too) I appretiate a well thoughg out plot. 4) This book just made me really happy.
Aunty_Susu 7 months ago
I loved this book. I loved Andrea – what a remarkable woman she is, with flaws that are not often touched on in a story. I enjoyed Brandon’s growth and loved the input from the secondary characters. Really well written with a great plot. Another fantastic story in the Omega Sector: Critical Response series.
Debby236 More than 1 year ago
Andrea Gordon had a tough life. That changed the day she helped with a bank hostage crisis. Four years later she is now one of Omega Sector’s top agents. Her ability to read people is unrivaled. Then she is matched with profiler Brandon Han and everything changes. The two are sent to her old home town to help track a serial killer. The women killed are at-risk and often have no family. As the case proceeds, the two find themselves unable to resist the attraction that simmers between them. Then Andrea’s sordid past surfaces and everything changes again. Brandon loved to work alone and did not want Andrea along. Andrea knew this and was hesitant to work with him as a result. It turned out they both had the wrong idea about each other. Working through all that led to some amazing scenes that will have you glued to the pages. Janie Crouch knows how to write intrigue and suspense. Perfect for the beach, the hammock and just at home reading, Man of Action will satisfy you in more ways than one.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Amazing, psychological thriller, that not only shows the darker side of human beings, but what light and joy, balance, can be found in a loving, accepting relationship. With this story, Janie Crouch shows again her diversity as an author. The suspense is as intense as always, but the source of the tension comes from the psychological aspects, the fear and threat of the serial killer, the escaped, dangerous prisoner, the burden of old memories, past that keeps showing up, the fear of acceptance when secrets are revealed, the strain is palpable, the pressure is constant. The images painted by the author are sharp and telling, memorable, and alerting. The attitude of the community towards the killings, so saddening, brutal, but lifelike, that the girls didn't matter, because who they were, gave me one of the most somber moments in the tale. I love the characters in the story, all of them, even the secondary cast, are complex, deep, and have layers to them. Layers, that are revealed like peeling an onion, keeping the intensity high, the secrets revealed shocking. Andrea's past, everything she had to overcome, what she had made out of her life, you can't help but admire and adore her spunk, determination, desire to survive, and excel. Brandon can come off as a heel, his attitude isn't always the best, his preconceived assumptions frustrating, but he does admit his own shortcomings, takes ownership in his attitude, and grows in understanding of Andrea, and others with similar situations. There are so many moments between Andrea and Brandon, that took my breath away. Them, face to face communicating, is vivid, energetic, even fierce, making me wait in aspiration of the outcome. The budding relationship is fragile, the feelings are raw, the pain of rejection is real, but the joy, tenderness, and support, protectiveness, all come to the stage, giving redemption. The fact that they are both professionals in human behavior, and how they could use the skills, not only in the case at hand, but with dealing with people around them, with each other, gave another dimension to the tale. "This is some seriously dark stuff, pretty amazing story" - were my initial thoughts as I finish the book, on one reading. The Omega Series has blown my mind, book after book. They are easily read as stand alone stories, this especially, but I wouldn't miss any of them, if you are a romantic suspense fan, or enjoy a story with developed characters, intense situations, and life threatening danger. ~ Five Spoons
jdbg More than 1 year ago
Omg, this is the BEST of all of Janie Crouch's books so far and they are ALL great!! I read it in less than 24hrs; I could NOT put it down! I had bought Untraceable 1st then went back and bought ALL of her books and all the books after that! I cannot wait till the next one in a few months and the one after that with Steve Drackett in it!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
How did I miss the middle two books in this series? ( Fully Committed and Armored Attraction )? Must. Fix. Soon. Man of Action is another race against time to find a killer (ahem...killers!)--with just enough of a romance to satisfy. The killer wasn't obvious, though I did manage to figure it out ahead of the characters...which had me screaming No! Don't do it! when Andrea came across the real baddie while Brandon and the others thought they had the perp in custody. Man, talk about stress...and then things get evenworse. Yeah, so the "suspense" part of this romantic suspense clearly knows its stuff. I loved that Brandon was able to bring Andrea out of her self-imposed ice shell, and that Andrea returned the favor by helping Brandon to depend on a partner again (his last one--also his best friend--had died from cancer a year earlier). They came from wildly different backgrounds--something Andrea was especially sensitive about--but their relationship really worked. Brandon did make me get all growly for a bit (even though he knows what he's thinking/feeling isn't right, he keeps on keeping on--grrrrr) but fortunately two of the secondary characters helped him to get his head out of his butt before it was too late. Which helps the "romantic" part also have a check mark. :) There isn't a cliffhanger ending, though there is a loose end left running around--literally--which means I'm going to have my eyes peeled for book #5. Fingers crossed that it'll be soon! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Really loved this continuation of Janie Crouch’s Omega Sector: Critical Response series! We are pulled into the intrigue immediately, and it only gets deeper when a second case is introduced. At 19, Andrea Gordon’s life was turned around when she was instrumental in stopping a bank heist and recruited to be an Omega Sector agent. She keeps her head down and does her job and doesn’t interact much with the outside world … or even her fellow agents … until Brandon Han. Brandon is a super smart profiler, and prefers to work alone, but an order is an order. Once he spends the first couple of days working with Andrea on a new serial killer case, he finds that she’s not the cold fish everyone thinks she is. And he actually likes her … which is helpful since he’s been attracted to her for years! Will they be able to track down this killer before he strikes again? And when danger from her past arises, will Brandon be there to save the day?