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THE GUARDIAN by Kimberly Kincaid

Guard against any danger. Especially if it comes from within.
Detective Matteo Garza doesn’t just do the job—he is the job.
He’s learned the hard way that work and pleasure can’t co-exist.
So when his little sister’s best friend accidentally uncovers a money laundering schemeled by one of Remington’s most cold-blooded criminals,Garza vows to keep things strictly business as he keeps her safe.
No matter how much the quirky mathematicianmakes him feel things best left buried.No matter how much she makes him want.
Delia Sutton knows she’s not like most people,just like she knows she needs to forget her ages-old crush on Matteoand focus on survival.
But the closer they get, the bolder she becomes—the more she breaks down his carefully crafted barriers to discover the man beneath.
Danger is closer than either of them could possibly imagineand no one can be trusted.Delia needs a guardian to fight by her side, and Matteo will do anything to protect her.No matter who the enemy is.
The Guardian is a scorching forbidden lovers romantic suspense featuring a grumpy Alpha hero who would walk into fire to save the woman he loves and a smart-is-sexy number-nerd heroine who would save him right back. Equal parts heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance. Complete standalone with no cheating and a full (but hard-fought!) HEA.

The Guardian (Intelligence Unit #2) by Kimberly Kincaid
Series: The Intelligence Unit #2
on March 9, 2021

Genres: 3 Flames: Rated R, Romantic Suspense

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THE GUARDIAN by Kimberly Kincaid

Eileen's Thoughts

Kimberly Kincaid once again burns up the pages with romance and suspense in The Guardian, book two in The Intelligence Unit series.  This story features the intense Detective Matteo Garza, of Remington’s finest, and his sister’s best friend Delia Sutton, a brilliant and quirky mathematician as they try to stay alive while shutting down a major money laundering scheme.


Matteo has learned the hard way, don’t just do the job, be the job; as work and pleasure cannot go hand in hand. It has allowed him to avoid and isolate himself from other people. He has the scowl and grumpy outlook down pat; but if you mess with him or someone he loves, look out, there’s no stopping him. Delia knows she’s different than other people. With an eidetic memory and seeing numbers as color, life is never dull. Making friends and socializing is difficult for her. Her ages-old crush on Matteo, her college roommate’s older brother, hasn’t gotten her anywhere, let alone him noticing her.

When Delia accidently uncovers a money laundering scheme, led by one of Remington’s most cold-blooded criminal, Garza is determine to keep her safe. As these two spend time together, avoiding the bad guys, their attraction grows along with off the charts chemistry neither knew was possible. Focusing on survival, Delia becomes more confident, working to break down the carefully built walls Matteo has built around his heart; despite the magnetism drawing him to her, making him want her more than life itself. Soon it becomes apparent that the danger is too close, making it so no one can be trusted. Matteo will do anything to protect her, being the guardian she needs by her side.


I loved reading this heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance; something Ms. Kincaid is an expert at writing. Her characters were realistic, keeping the story interesting, making me forget the world around me and not letting me go until I turned the last page, wanting more.  Ms. Kincaid kept this reader mesmerized with the need to see how Matteo and Delia would find and capture this bad guy before he hurt anyone else.  I highly recommend this book to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series.



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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.


About Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.

Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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