Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Guardian by Kimberly Kincaid

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The Guardian; Intelligence Unit #2 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 9, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Forbidden Romance

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



A slow burning, high suspense, high stakes romance.

Delia’s world revolves around numbers and when she finds a discrepancy at work and then gets assaulted the very next day after pointing them out, the coincidences could seem to unlikely, but it’s no longer just an unlikely coincidence when Delia sees a photo that may link a cold case that Detective Matteo is working on to her open case and this is when things get a whole lot more interesting.

Delia has had a crush on Matteo for years, but Matteo has been oblivious to it for just as long. For a great detective, for matters of the heart he’s a tad slow. It’s only when Delia’s case pushes them together that his blinders come off and his feelings are pushed to the forefront that he realizes how important Delia has become. Willing to put someone first, before his job for the first time in his life, he’s unwilling to lose Delia, even if it means losing the most important case of his life.

The Guardian is full of plot with high stakes where these two normally unlikely romance characters are thrown into high suspense and find out they have even more in common than they every thought.


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.

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