Omega Force, Book 1
Synopsis: As leader of the elite counter-terrorism team Omega Force, former army ranger Jack “Kell” Kellison is always focused on getting the job done. So when a Houston high-rise is bombed and the governor killed or missing, Kell’s mission is clear: infiltrate the group suspected of the bombing and neutralize the threat by any means necessary. But once Kell meets beautiful chief suspect Mori Chastaine, he realizes there’s more to this case than meets the eye. And more to Mori than any man—any human man—could imagine.
Mori Chastaine is running out of options. Suspected for a crime she didn’t commit, forced into a marriage she doesn’t want, she sees no escape—until Kell walks through her door. A lifetime hiding her true nature warns her Kell might not be who he seems. But he could be the only one able to help save more innocent humans from becoming pawns in an ancient paranormal power play. If Mori reveals her secret, will Kell join her fight? Or will she become his next target?
Review: Susannah Sandlin has two different and very interesting series and I admit that I was curious to read this new one. I think this new book is very different from what she has written so far and although we have some supernatural aspects here, it was intriguing to have it in the background over the story. I found it interesting to have for once a human hero in the midst of creatures of all kinds. Despite his lack of powers, our hero is great to meet and discover. And like for her other books, this one does not disappoint and it was a real pleasure to read it. But what about the story exactly?
Kell is a ranger who leads a rather unusual team. I must say that it is not always easy to be at the head of shapeshifters when he is not one himself. Yet he controls everyone the best he can, with his years of experience. But the new mission will change his life. Infiltrated in a suspected organization they think as a terrorist group because of a bomb exploded in the governor’s place, our hero did not expect to fall in love with their leader: Mori Chastaine. Yet he is convinced that it has nothing to do with her, but he also knows that Mori has a big secret, and Kell will have to see through to understand what is really happening.
I admit that I was curious to understand what was really going on with Mori. She is a very private woman who has trouble to open herself up to others and yet she could use some help. We discover her gradually throughout the novel, as well as her many secrets. I confess that I did not expect about some of them. Our heart breaks while thinking about everything she undergoes to help innocent people at risk. Kell quickly falls in love with this girl … and I admit that this has bothered me a little but Susannah leads perfectly her story and allows us to quickly forget this fact. I waited to see how far he was ready to go to charm her and what he would do to save her because it was really not an easy task.
It was a good story and for once it is not really based on the extraordinary abilities of the characters of the novel. Full of action, love and evil, this is an enjoyable read.