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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  46 reviews
For Frankie Strong, results mean more than sticking to the rules, until she runs heart-first into Evan Spears.

US Marshal Evan Spears commands a federal task force of seasoned agents who track and capture dangerous fugitives around the world. When Evan is forced to take on DEA Agent Frankie Strong, a free spirit with unorthodox methods, she sees nothing but trouble for the
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2019 by Bold Strokes Books
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Lex Kent
3.5 Stars. I thought this was pretty good but I wasn’t blown away. I like reading Powell’s books. They don’t always wow me but I’m always excited when a new book of hers comes out. After decades working in law enforcement, before becoming an author, I know I will usually get a good police procedural or action-romance from Powell. I think the biggest problem for me was I didn’t find this book to be as gripping or exciting as I hoped.

US Marshall Evan Spears is the lead for a taskforce to hunt dow
Federal agents, international chase scenes, sexy lesbians... HELL YEAH! I thought going in that this would be a can't miss for me, but unfortunately, I just wasn't blown away. I enjoy Powell's novels, but this one didn't come close to wow-ing me.

In all fairness, I read this while out of town this past week at my wife's family reunion, so my reading time was fraught with distraction. I usually read in massive chunks, but this book was more of a chapter here, chapter there type of read for me and
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This author is a good one in action novels, with law enforcement characters of all kind. In this case a US Marshal team and one DEA agent get joined to find some fugitive drug dealers. This join is not completely accepted by the leader of the US Marshal team, Evan Spears, a woman with high standards in rule follow. Because the DEA agent, Frankie Strong is used to be in her own, going undercover in her assignments, blending in her sorrounds to be unnoticed. But when Frankie meet Evan all she want ...more
Frankie Strong, DEA undercover agent, is taken on as a liaison by Evan Spears, US Marshal, to assist in the apprehension of some dangerous fugitives. Evan needs the information Frankie has to offer but is hesitant to have to deal with someone who lives by their own set of rules. A recent disaster of an operation has left one of Evan’s team members in a wheelchair.

Frankie and Evan have quite different personalities and there is a lovely dynamic set up between them. I enjoyed their interaction and
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deceit leaves scars.

Evan is in charge of a team of US Marshalls. They recently had a botched mission and now Evan is afraid to do the field work needed to capture the fugitives that got away. And it is personal. Frankie is an undercover agent for the DEA and gets assigned to be a liaison to Evan's team because of her past experience with the fugitives they are looking for. Frankie is an enigma to Evan. All eccentric, outgoing, and constantly changing. A complete contrast to her strict and formal
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc

That’s in exchange of an honest review that I received (via NetGalley) an ARC of « Incognito » from BSB … So, here it is !!

My rating : 2 ⭐️

The story, set both in the US & in Australia, focuses on DEA Agent Frankie Strong, a free spirit with unorthodox methods, and US Marshal Evan Spears who commands a federal task force of seasoned agents who track and capture dangerous fugitives around the world. They met when, after an attempted fugitive apprehension goes really bad and Frank
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have a read a few of VK Powell's books and enjoyed them but sadly I cannot say that about this one.the gist of the story is Evan is team leader and trying to catch three fugitives on the run. A botched up job based on bad decisions leads to an injured agent, a transferred agent, and a new walks Frankie. Frankie, unlike Evan, is an undercover agent who is used to working alone but tired of it. She needs a change so agrees to be the liaison.

The problem I have with this book is reall
Corporate Slave
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A lot of action in this one :) it was quite an entertaining book! Sometimes the action was unrealistic but I still enjoyed it..
what I liked most about the book was the insane chemistry between both MCs. Frankie, one of the MCs was my favorite, she’s hot, sexy and I loved her character. The supporting characters were very entertaining as well ! Evan, the other MC was too boring for me though, and at a certain point I couldn’t understand or believe the reason why Frankie would fall for her (apart
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-published, arc
This is my first time reading a book by Powell and I enjoyed it. DEA agent Frankie Strong has been working undercover for years. She is ready for a change after her last job and is teamed up to work US Marshall Evan Spears on a case that Frankie is familiar with. Frankie and Evan bump heads upon meeting and it mainly is because Frankie is more carefree and walks to the beat of her own drum. Evan is really uptight and I haven't decided if it was because of what happened when trying to catch 3 fug ...more
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
US Marshall Evan Spears has been burned in the past both professionally and personally so when rogue DEA agent Frankie Strong gets assigned to her unit temporarily, she’s on guard. Frankie herself is fighting demons which sets up a powder keg of feelings between them.

There’s a good book in here somewhere but it felt like I couldn’t find it. Instead, it’s an okay story with fragments pieced together to make a patchwork of a narrative. It made it even more disappointing because the trope of an und
Incognito by V.K. Powell is the kind of intrigue/thriller novel that I enjoy. This story has all the elements of a good mystery. You have the main characters as federal agents with U.S Marshal Evan Spears and DEA Agent Frankie Strong. Frankie ends up joining Evan and her team as a liaison to help catch some criminals both agencies had been looking for. Add in an international setting and the help of Interpol when the criminals try to escape. Then top it all off with sizzling chemistry between Ev ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Opposites attract, stiff and quirky. Frankie Strong, unusual, quirky, caring, afraid to show real self, hiding a secret, yet determined to impress. Evan Spears, focused, stiff, protective, hiding a secret, and determined to follow procedure. Independent of each other, Evan and Frankie are very interesting women with the same drive to capture the bad guys. As the story unfolds, the reader learns the secret and it is difficult to not feel for each of them and what they are and have gone through. T ...more
Carolyn McBride
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lots of action in this one, balanced out by a good deal of emotional push-pull between the two main characters. Most of the characters were fleshed out enough to almost see them, except for one. I couldn't really "see" him. As I said before, lots of angst, questions and will-they-won't they. The bad guys had lots of motive, the good guys had their share of frustration. The cover caught my eye right away, and I had to look twice to make sure Melanie Bardot wasn't on the cover! (Go look her up in ...more
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I went into this loving what I was reading. The story line was so different and interesting. The DEA and US Marshalls. Undercover officers. But wow it got tedious fast. I can't be with you...oh I have to be with you. I can't get involved....Oh how can I help myself? It was over the top for me. It sucked quite a bit of enjoyment from the book. I initially felt the chemistry between the MCs, but then it quickly died for me. The book could have easily stood alone without the romance...and honestly ...more
Colleen Corgel
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt, romance, thriller
This was just an okay read for me. I don't read a lot of V.K. Powell because, even though they are romantic suspense, a lot of her writing isn't super intense in regards to the suspense parts. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the interplay between the leads and some of the secondary characters, and the to leads here are a great dynamic, but the case is not super great. There is a lack of urgency even though the good guys are trying to catch fugitives that seem to have gone international. There's a ...more
Jude in the Stars
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While not ground-breaking, this book is exciting and fast-paced and the chemistry between the two main characters is great.

Evan Spears is a by-the-book US Marshall whose last mission ended in disaster, making her more cautious than ever. She’s forced to include to her team DEA agent Frankie Strong, who has been working mostly undercover and unsupervised for the last six years. At first they go head to head, each trying trying to assert her standing. As they start working together, Evan trying t
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evan is a US Marshall. She and her task force track and capture fugitives around the world. Frankie is a DEA Agent who is assigned to Evan's team. Both are strong women in their own ways. Frankie is used to working alone and sees problems for the team and herself.

This one has plenty of action and has you turning page after page. I was hooked from start to finish. I loved the story line. I loved the characters, Evan is my favourite. She is strong and knows what she wants, although not all goes t
Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it
If you’re in the mood for a fast paced romantic intrigue novel with action, romance and humour, this might be one for you.

A team of US Marshals, led by Evan Spears, have been hot on the heels of a dangerously smart fugitive when their latest operation goes off the rails in such a way that the fugitive escapes and the team is sidelined due to a serious injury of one of the members and the departure of another. Despite the setbacks, they are determined to get their man – even if it means having to
Pam Holzner
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Finally something decent.
Samantha Luce
VK Powell's real life police experience leads to some exciting police procedural drama. Then there's the scorching chemistry between the leads. The book is fast paced and the characters are easy to identify with.

ARC received in return for a review.
Velvet Lounger
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it

Just finished VK’s latest crime romance and it’s a cracker. Set in the US and Australia, a team of US Marshalls and a semi-feral DEA agent hunt for a crime boss and his sidekicks as they flee from arrest. It’s fast paced, action packed and keeps you glued to the page. The whole team are engaging characters and would definitely work as an ongoing series (pretty please VK?). It’s a classic “will they won't they” romance as the MC’s have a ton of baggage each, some ancient but inescapable, some ver
isa Simonet
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a great read. Ms Powell is an excellent author, she has a wonderful way of describing the scenes and characters. Incognito though, isn't one of her better books. It's a workplace romance with opposites attract mains.
A great chemistry between Evan et Frankie, the two characters.
This is a fast-paced, quick read with an interesting plot.
What to spend pleasantly 4 hours.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-and-lesbian
I like Powell's books a lot, and this was no exception. I liked everything about this book and I will tell you why. The book is about tow strong agents one in the DEA and one a US Marshall. The book details their lives as they have to team up in order to Cath a criminal. Frankie is looking to amend the wrongs of her past, and Evan is looking to make things right with her team after a failed mission. There was so much to love both main characters were excellent. The one thing I did not like was h ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
A story about a US Marshall supervisor who gets a liaison forced on her team in the form of an independent, headstrong former undercover agent of the DEA while her team is chasing 3 fugitive sounds like it is right up my alley. And I liked the book, it just wasn't great. I can't really say what's the matter..the story moves along, there's some trauma in Evan's past that explains her not wanting to form a connection, Frankie has trouble with showing her real self after all that time doing underco ...more
Mama Cass
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
VK Powell is an excellent author, she has a wonderful way of describing the scenes and characters. Incognito though, isn't one of her better books. I felt like the story dragged a bit. There's good meat to it though and is worth the time to read about Frankie and Evan, a U.S. Marshal and a DEA agent, respectively,working together on a case. ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This was another novel that started slowly for me. It slowly ramped up and pulled me in. Frankie’s an undercover DEA agent and Evan is a Marshall. Frankie is assigned to the Marshalls to bring in a man connected to both their agencies’ purviews. Frankie is like a wild child who doesn’t act very professionally, at least according to the Marshalls’ standards. Evan is very much by the book because of a mistake that had a devastating result on her team members, so she wants nothing to do with Franki ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
This book started a tad bit slow for me, but within the first fourth, I started getting really into the story. I don't read a lot of suspense/mystery/cop drama etc. I really enjoyed the tension that built between the two characters as the story progressed. The main characters were likable and the internal issues they dealt with felt believable. I found myself really enjoying the secondary characters as well. They had a lot of personality and really added something to the book as a whole. The ove ...more
Aleana Harris
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

Evan is a US Marshal who in charge of a team of season agents. When the plan to capture fugitives goes wrong leaving one of her teammates injured because she trusted the wrong person who betray her and she carries that guilt to the point that she holds a tight leash on her team although her teammate Aaron doesn't blame her she still feels it was her fault.

When her boss Michael decide to bring o
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fast-paced, quick read with an interesting plot. It's a workplace romance with opposites attract mains, with a little melting the ice queen thrown in. Evan and Frankie had great chemistry, but the secondary characters in this one added a lot to the enjoyment. A great way to spend four hours. ...more
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As a thirty-year law enforcement veteran, VK Powell brings a rare level of authenticity to her novels of romantic intrigue. Her career spanned numerous positions including beat cop, homicide detective, vice/narcotics lieutenant, and assistant chief of police. Now retired, VK infuses her writing with the wealth of experience she gained in police work.

VK is a member of the Romance Writers of America

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