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5 Flaming Stars for THE ROOKIE by Kimberly Kincaid

Police recruit Xander Matthews wants two things: to help people and keep his dark and dangerous past in his rearview, where it belongs. He never thought he’d see brash, beautiful ADA Tara Kingston after she tried to prosecute him two years ago. But their passion burns hotter than ever, and now they must work together to catch a killer before it’s too late.
A Romantic Suspense Standalone

The Rookie (The Intelligence Unit, #1) by Kimberly Kincaid
Series: Intelligence Unit #1
Published by self
Genres: 2 Flames- PG Closed Doors, 3 Flames: Rated R, Romantic Suspense

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THE ROOKIE by Kimberly Kincaid

Eileen's Thoughts

Kimberly Kincaid once again burns up the pages with The Rookie, book one in a new series, The Intelligence Unit series.

The last time we saw Xander Matthews he was assisting the Remington police and Station Seventeen to end an arson and killing spree and stay out of trouble after snitching on an acquaintance. Forward a couple of years and police recruit Xander wants two things: to help people and keep his dark, dangerous past in the past. Working on a case he unexpectedly runs into the beautiful, arrogant, ADA Tara Kingston.

Tara tried to prosecute him in the arson case, but higher powers prevailed. Xander is temporarily moved in the Intelligence Unit to assist on Tara’s latest case and while working together to protect a CI they find an attraction that is off the charts. Their chemistry sizzles and Ms. Kincaid is incredible in her descriptions of the sexy time shared between these two.  As the passion flares hotter and hotter, from attraction to all out sizzle, they need to be careful as they work together to outwit and catch this dangerous killer before it’s too late.


I totally loved reading The Rookie. Ms. Kincaid did a fantastic job creating her characters, making them 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 Xander and Tara would find and capture this guy before he hurt anyone else.  I highly recommend The Rookie 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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