Book & Author Details:
Down Deep by Kimberly Kincaid
Publication date: 18th June 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Ian Gamble has a past he’d rather forget—which is exactly what he’s doing at The Crooked Angel Bar and Grill when the place catches fire. Between his active duty in the Marines and his experience as a firefighter, his instincts get him and hot, headstrong bar manager, Kennedy Matthews, to safety. But those same instincts kick into high gear when the fire is ruled an arson, and he discovers Kennedy’s got secrets of her own.
The only thing that matters more to Kennedy than her bar is her brother. When she finds out he’s in over his head with a dangerous arsonist, she’ll do anything to keep him safe—even if it means teaming up with Gamble, who’s too sharp-eyed and hard-bodied for his own good. With every step, their attraction flares hotter and the risks grow more dangerous. Can Gamble and Kennedy face their fears—and their secrets—to catch a terrifying enemy? Or will they go down in flames?
This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I’m pretty sure, on the strength of this writing, that this won’t be the last.
For me, the standout point (for there were a lot of things to like) was the unexpected responses from both Ian and Kennedy. So often, interactions and reactions are played out by rote – almost to the point of cliché. It is refreshing to see a departure from that. Kennedy’s strength, Ian’s stoic support – both combined to produce a story that was more involving than some books I have read.
My one complaint about this book? The cover. I genuinely don’t think it does the story justice, but that is a subjective opinion.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. 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-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.