R E V I E W ➠ The Guardian by Kimberly Kincaid

(The Intelligence Unit #2)

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 scheme
led 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 mathematician
makes 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 Matteo
and 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 imagine
and 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.

RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2021

NEWish to me author, I have read only one other book by this author and it’s been a while so this will feel very new to me. After reading the blurb I wanted to read this so bad so I was happy to be chosen for a ARC.

This best friends older brother, enemy-to suspense romance was a lot of fun to read. Little predictable but all in all I enjoyed the dynamic and side characters very much. The heroine in this is probably my favorite because she is a geek but so much more smarter than that, quiet but with a back bone and very sweet/spunky. The hero is a very straight forward career only type of male. He is manly, alpha, serious and kind of mean at times but that’s just because he doesn’t contain any humor bones inside him, hehe they are rather dry and crusty for the old man.

Matteo & Delia are two people who you would never think to put together but when they are in the same proximity, it’s sizzling and something about them together, this is where I really enjoyed them both couldn’t pick a favorite really. This is suspenseful, dangerous, twist, turns, you truly will be glued to each page. I am so glad I gave this a chance!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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