About the Book
The Rookie, an action-packed romantic suspense full of heat from USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid is available now!
Police recruit Xander Matthews wants two things:
to help people
and to keep his dark and dangerous past
in his rear-view, where it belongs.
He never thought he’d see brash, beautiful A.D.A. Tara Kingston
after she tried to prosecute him two years ago.
Yet here she is, smack in the middle of a crime scene
and now they have to work together
to catch a killer.
Tara prides herself on being tough—
after all, she learned the hard way
how fleeting life can be.
But the closer she gets to Xander
the more she wants to open up and let him in.
The more she wants everything.
The stakes are high
and the passion is hot.
But Xander’s secrets run deep
and now, their hearts and their lives
are on the line…
This is the first story in a brand-new, scorching hot romantic suspense series from Kimberly Kincaid. A shorter version of this story will appear in the Danger and Desire anthology from September 15-25, 2020. This is the extended version, containing bonus scenes and added content. It will be 99 cents for preorder and release week only (until October 13, 2020). Release day is October 6, 2020.
The Intelligence Unit series is a spinoff from Station Seventeen and Remington Medical. Xander first appears in DOWN DEEP. All of Kimberly’s romances stand alone.
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This was such a fun, intense, and quick read! The story started off with a bang and just kept going from there! And the romance was just so cute. But what I liked most of all was that these two were equals. The female didn’t get shoved aside just because she now has a “protector,” she was just as involved as all of the others.
I have such a soft spot for precinct stories, but it might be because I’m absolutely obsessed with Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But I just loved the subject of this novella. However, I do wish that there was a bit more . . . steam . . . throughout. Yet on the other-hand it was kind of refreshing to read a romance more focused on the story aspect. Regardless, I still really enjoyed this one!
And lastly, since this is a novella it was a SUPER fast read. Yet the pace never felt rushed, the story fit perfectly into the length of the book and there wasn’t excess information to distract us from the story itself. Plus I find that I always really enjoy novella romances, I feel like they just work!
About the Author
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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Tara took a step toward him, her arms softening at her sides. “You’re a really nice guy, you know that?”
The urge to correct her was strong, but Xander bit it in half and said, “Just doing my job.”
“The standard answer when someone says ‘you’re a nice guy’ is usually ‘thank you’.”
The words carried none of her usual heat, filled instead with curiosity, and hell, Xander would take her ire a million times over the beautiful, wide-open look on her face right now. “Thank you.”
Another step, and now Tara was right in front of him, close enough to touch. “How come you don’t like being called a nice guy?”
His pulse flared, but that shit about old habits was real.
This time, he stepped toward her, cutting the distance between them to inches. “The standard answer when someone says ‘thank you’ is usually ‘you’re welcome’.”
“Oh,” Tara breathed. Her lips parted to release the sound as a sigh, and suddenly, there was nothing in the universe other than him, her, and the red-hot urge to claim her mouth. “You’re welcome, Xander.”
*I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review*