Monday, 10 July 2017


*100% of proceeds until July 16 goes to Cystic Fibrosis charities 
– with a special $0.99 price. 

Instinct #3
Janie Crouch
Releasing July 11, 2017

In Survival Instinct (Instinct #3) by Janie Crouch, Chloe Jefferies has the unique ability to hear voices in her head, but lately there's been too much noise from one person in particular that she can't seem to shut out. So, when things begin to happen on the set of the popular TV show where she's the creative force, security expert Shane Westman is called in. Will Scott be able to help Chloe fight the person constantly in her mind, or will the person responsible for constantly badgering her with his possessive ways finally make his move? 

Although I haven't read the other books of this series, I can say that this story can easily be read as a stand-alone. Right from the beginning, this story is very entertaining, fast-paced and had me hooked due to the hero's back story and how he can joke about it with one of the secondary characters, even though that moment in his life was tough. However, it was the introduction of the hero to the heroine that made this story really interesting and was a moment I absolutely loved, as the heroine is determined to keep her distance from the hero. He's a distraction she doesn't need, even though he helps to calm the voices in her head.

As for the dialogue, it charmed me from start to finish due to the main characters back stories; the suspense that had me on the edge-of-my-seat with worry for the hero and heroine; and this couple's growing relationship that had me determined to discover whether the heroine would be able to trust the hero with her secret. The heroine has been through a lot in her past and it's understandable why she considers the people working on the show her family. Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave and I liked how determined she was to protect the show and make certain that everyone on set is safe. I also liked that she let the hero in when it isn't easy for her to trust people. While the hero, he's been through so much, especially during his military career. He's lost people, which makes him determined to protect the heroine at all costs. I also liked his take charge attitude when it came to the heroine and his determination to discover what she's hiding. Because there's no way she can continue to not let him know, especially when things become dangerous for her and put a strain on the heroine's health.

Overall, Ms. Crouch has penned a really good read in this book where the chemistry and romance was sizzling, and the ending took me by surprise and had me on the edge-of-the-seat due to what happens with the person causing trouble on set and pushing their thoughts on the heroine. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up wonderfully due to the surprise the heroine and her sisters were keeping that make their bond as triplets even more special. I would recommend Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch, if you enjoy Romantic Suspense or books by authors Elle James, Misty Evans, Susan Stoker or Lisa Marie Rice.


The voices in her head have decided to kill her. 

Most people joke about hearing voices in their heads. For Chloe Jeffries, they’re real. And as the creative force behind one of the most popular shows on television, she has used the constant flood of voices in her mind to her advantage: fuel for entertainment.

But now one of the voices has decided it wants Chloe all for itself.

Ex-Special Forces soldier Shane Westman just wants to make it back to Wyoming to begin to heal from the horrors of war. The last thing he needs, even as a favor for a good friend, is to take on bodyguard duty of a flighty television writer. But once he does, he realizes there are threats at play he doesn’t understand. And the woman who has somehow begun to thaw his frozen heart is in desperate danger from a menace they can’t see, but is always close.

The voice that will never allow Chloe to escape alive. 

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Chloe Jeffries looked over at her creative team. The Days End team was tired. Worried. The stalker had seen to that. Not to mention all the new bodyguards had definitely put a damper on the creative energy usually surrounding the show. But the new guy coming in definitely wouldn’t.
 “The studio is sending in a security expert to coordinate security around here and to investigate our friendly neighborhood stalker,” Chloe told them. “We’re supposed to give him access to anything he needs. I’ve been assured that he will fit in just fine and will not hamper our artistic energy in any way. We won’t even know he’s here.”
“Like that guy walking towards us who definitely doesn’t scream I’m-a-Navy-SEAL or anything?” Travis’ eyebrow was raised so far it looked like it had found a new home in his hairline.
Chloe stared at the man in question. Didn’t seem able to turn away from him even if she wanted to. His long legs were encased in perfectly creased khaki pants, a collared light blue shirt tucked in—also perfectly—at the waist. His broad shoulders were covered in a tailored suit jacket under which Chloe was willing to bet all of this year’s salary lay a shoulder holster for a gun. His posture screamed military. The way he carried himself — the set of his shoulders and lift of his chest.
Alert. Deadly. Ready.
But impressive as his body was, it was his face that drew her more. There was nothing pretty about him. His face was rugged to the point of being harsh. His jaw already holding some stubble even though it wasn’t even yet lunchtime. And she had no doubt Mr. Military Man had shaved this morning, unquestionably during his perfect morning routine. His dark hair was cut close to his head, as if he couldn’t quite decide whether to keep it military short or go for a more relaxed style.
His eyes were hidden behind aviator sunglasses, but Chloe knew he saw everything. Knew he saw her and that if she stopped him right at this moment, blindfolded him and asked him to tell her where everyone was, he’d be able to do so with astounding accuracy, even though there were more than a dozen people milling around that he hadn’t looked at directly.
This man was the epitome of cool, calm, and collected. She could feel the former radiating off him. Wanted to close her eyes and sink towards him. Her brain, always under such constant onslaught with the thoughts of others, and particularly the one voice that had been searing through her mind so agonizingly lately, wanted to bask in this man’s ice. Wanted to douse herself in it.
But she couldn’t. Because while she had no doubt this man would be able to organize the hell out of security and unquestionably catch the stalker and freeze him with his ice-beams after leaping tall buildings in a single bound, there was no way he wasn’t going to hamper the creative energy of the set. Energy that Chloe relied on not only to make Day’s End the greatest show on television, but to keep her own sanity.
He was already sucking in her energy and they hadn’t even spoken yet.
Ten seconds later he was standing directly in front of Chloe with his perfect hair and jaw, perfect shirt tucked into his perfectly pressed pants.
“I’m Shane Westman with the Linear Tactical. We’ve been hired for security,” he said, taking off his sunglasses. Chloe wasn’t a bit surprised to find he had perfectly icy blue eyes. “I need to know who’s in charge.”
There was no way this Shane Westman could stay. No possibility Chloe could allow it.
He was too perfect. Too distracting. Too everything.
He may keep them safe from the stalker but who would keep her safe from him?


Award-winning romantic suspense author and 2017 Romance Writers of America RITA finalist Janie Crouch recently relocated from Virginia to an American military base in Stuttgart, Germany with her hubby and four kids. She loves travelling, adventure racing, and movies of all kinds. 



  1. Lovely review! Thank you so much for hosting!

  2. I have read the other two books of this series and loved them, so I can't wait to read this one.