by Kimberly Kincaid
The Intelligence Unit - Book 7
Publisher: Kimberly Kincaid Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2023
Reviewed by PJ
Kimberly Kincaid ratchets up both the danger and desire in her newest Intelligence Unit romantic suspense novel. Set within her popular Remington, NC world, this one hits the ground running with a breath-stealing bank robbery and never lets up. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough while at the same time, wanting to slow down time and savor every single word, nuance, and emotion.
In real life I wouldn't have the patience for a moody, broody (albeit gorgeous) man but our fictional Roman in the capable hands of Kincaid? Yes, please! I'll take all that and more. I loved the pairing of Roman and Camila. If you've been reading the Intelligence Unit books, you already know Roman's IU adversary is detective Matteo Garza, none other than Camila's uber-protective big brother. Seeing his baby sister fall for the PITA FBI agent is sure to send Matteo spiraling and create all kinds of delicious conflict. Matteo and the rest of Camila's big, boisterous, protective family guarantee plenty of humor to strategically lighten the heavier aspects of the story.
I loved watching Camila begin to acknowledge and own her strength and confidence; watch her learn to stand up for herself and chase her dreams. She and Roman have fiery chemistry but they also have a sweet vulnerability that they only feel free to expose with one another. It opens Roman to the possibilities of a new love after devastating loss. It strengthens Camila, offering her a loving partnership of equal standing. It left me sighing happily for both of them.
The suspense portion of the book is tightly plotted, filled with plenty of twists and turns that heighten the intensity as the characters race to find the villains before Camila pays the ultimate price. It's a well-balanced blend of danger and romance that had me gasping and sighing in equal measure.
Kincaid has written the books in this series in a way that each story stands on its own. You can absolutely enjoy Roman's and Camila's journey without having read the earlier books but I'm willing to bet you'll be so intrigued with the secondary characters (especially Garza and Delia from The Guardian) that you'll want to read their books too.
If romantic suspense is your catnip and you've yet to discover Kimberly Kincaid, I highly recommend diving straight into her Intelligence Unit series. Each book is an action-fueled, steamy, page-turning adventure I never want to put down.