Code Name: Aries | Janie Crouch

This was my first Janie Crouch after my friends recommended her to me.  And wow.  This will not be my last book of hers….in fact I have ordered several of the Tactical series before finishing this one! She is that good, fellow readers!  
Ian DeRose Zodiac Tactical. He is a former Navy Seal and he is one of the good guys.  He surrounds himself with the most skilled former soldiers and has a lot of contacts in the right places.  He definitely isn’t someone that I would want to mess with.  He is on a mission to bring down some really bad folks, and it is personal.  This mission brings him to a small town in Oak Creek, Wyoming.  Where Wavy Bollinger bursts into his life.  I mean, this is one of the best “meet cutes” that I have read….especially in a romantic suspense.  She is a force to be reckoned with.  And she takes Ian, also known as Aries by total surprise.  

This book jumps right into the action.  There was one point in the book, where I had to put my kindle down and walk away because I was so nervous.  Of course, I couldn’t stay away for long.  This book sucked me and I did not want to put this book down.  Crouch’s writing style is so smooth and I loved the transitions between the characters, it never felt abrupt.  And the connection that these two shared was really special.  Ian is closed off, quiet and reserved where Wavy is the sunshine in a storm and together they really are perfection.  I would say this book isn’t on the steamy side, but when it gets steamy it’s really hot.  I I didn’t miss that aspect of romance books, but the suspense was spectacular!
I won’t lie, there are some really intense situations in this book, but for me it was so very worth it because Wavy & Ian work so hard to get themselves back to each other.  I also would be remiss if I didn’t mention Ian’s team.   I cannot wait for Sarge and Landon’s story.  These group of guys have each others back and know what each other needs before they often do.  If you enjoy  suspense, a found family, a stellar team of good guys, and a little small town then I highly recommend this book! I started here because it is the start of a new series, but I will be going back and reading the Linear Tactical series!  Happy Reading!