Wednesday, September 14, 2016

[Pat's ARC Review]: "Skin Deep"

Skin Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
Publisher: Kimberly Kincaid Romance (September 20, 2016)
Series: Station Seventeen, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Where there’s smoke…

For firefighter Kellan Walker, checking his emotions at the door doesn’t just keep him on the level. It keeps him alive. A gut-wrenching find at the scene of a blaze threatens to blow his ironclad composure, but when the detective assigned to the case is the same woman who put his sister’s life at risk three months ago, all bets for Kellan being calm, cool, or collected are definitely off.

There’s bound to be fire…

Keeping people safe is Isabella Moreno’s number one priority, no matter how tough the case. Working without solid leads and with the gorgeous, broody firefighter who believes she’s responsible for endangering his sister on a previous case isn’t ideal. But someone is hurting women in the here-and-now. Isabella will do whatever it takes to find justice.

As Kellan and Isabella reluctantly team up to catch a criminal, they realize they have more in common than they’d ever imagined. With every move, the stakes grow higher and the passion sizzles hotter, but can they race against the clock and the odds to catch a killer? Or will they lose their hearts—and their lives? 

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Reviews of Kincaid's Previous Novels:

Gimme Some Sugar (#2) -- Kame + Pat
Stirring Up Trouble (#3) -- Kame
Fire Me Up (#4) -- Pat
All Wrapped Up (#5) -- Pat

Outside the Lines (#3) -- Pat
Pushing the Lines -- Pat

Reckless (#1) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

The first in a series that will be a must read for me. We were first introduced to the Walker family in Deep Trouble, a novella written about Kylie Walker and her harrowing escape from a killer. Kellan is her older brother, a former Army sniper, now firefighter.

Kellan knew after returning from two tours in Afghanistan that a nine to five desk job just wasn't going to work. He found being a firefighter the most worthwhile and satisfying job an adrenaline junkie could have. On a routine abandoned house fire a few things were very unusual. The doors had locks similar to Fort Knox. It had a few pieces of sparse furniture, and a box of pictures that survived the fire. Kellan knew as soon as he looked at them they needed the police.

Detective Isabella Moreno is a tough cop, known to go alone into places she shouldn't. Her department is called to investigate the pictures Kellan found, and he is not happy to see her. He felt she was at fault for Kylie nearly being killed.

The pictures were of five woman, either being raped or forced into prostitution with abuse. Isabella has a secret very few people know, but those pictures set her off. She wants an investigation and to find these women immediately. Her superiors don't see it because there is no evidence. She and Kellan find themselves agreeing to do some investigating on their own. Kylie has a hand in convincing Kellan that Isabella had gone above and beyond to protect Kylie, and his anger slowly dies. But there's a lot more than investigating going on. Their attraction flames in a fire Kellan doesn't want to fight.

This story is action packed, suspenseful and very sexy. The characters at Station Seventeen are fun and interesting. I'm anxious for the next in the series.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the author.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :)

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