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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#Review Checkmate: This is Effortless by @kennedyfoxbooks

Checkmate: This is Effortless

The Checkmate Duet #4/Drew & Courtney #2
Author: Kennedy Fox
Release Date: April 25, 2017


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Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game? 

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Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat. 
She's the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn't as easy as it sounds. 
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I'm not so sure she'll stay for the ride. 

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I'll prove we're worth the fight, even when the game is far from over. 

Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.** 


REVIEW - 4.5 STARS

Kennedy’s Fox’s newest in the Checkmate Series, This is Reckless, has finally given us Drew and Courtney’s story. I have been waiting to read about them since Viola and Travis’s story. This book does not disappoint- but WARNING: There is an epic cliffhanger that leaves us in suspense until April for the continuation of Drew and Courtney.

Drew, a police officer for the Sacramento PD, and Courtney, best friend to his sister Viola and computer guru for Travis’s company are roommates. Courtney has had is bad for him ever since she met him but figures that being friends and roommates while firmly in the friend zone is better than nothing. It doesn’t help that Drew has an on again, off again crazy bitch girlfriend Mia that is constantly in and out of the picture. One day Drew will see Mia for who she truly is, Courtney just hopes that it is sooner than later.

On the night of Viola and Travis’s wedding, Drew (who is again single) and Courtney get horribly drunk and wake up naked in bed. Courtney doesn’t think that Drew remembers the night before and tries to go on as if nothing happened. When is becomes evident that Drew does in fact remember every detail, the two of them embark on a new and cautious relationship. It doesn’t help that crazy bitch Mia keeps popping her head back in thinking that she and Drew will be together again. 
Courtney loves Drew, but dealing with psycho Mia is a little much to deal with sometimes. It doesn’t matter how many times Drew tells her she’s it and Mia means nothing, the history that is there unnerves her still. Drew is all in with Courtney and loves everything about her.

I really liked how Drew and Courtney got together somewhat early in the story and we didn’t have to get to the very end before they became a couple. It was great to watch Drew finally realize what was standing right in front of him. Courtney waited a long time for Drew to finally notice her, and once he does he’s a goner. They really are perfect for each other.

This was a five star read for me up until the very end. I have a love hate relationship with cliffhangers. I love them because it means that there is going to be more of the story, but I hate them for having to wait to read it. Luckily, the wait is pretty short and we can read their continuation soon. What I disliked was what the cliffhanger was. I loved 99.9% of the story, and it’s probably just me, but I didn’t love what happened right at the end. I know in my gut that everything will work out, but personally it just didn’t do it for me. That being said, everything else in this story was gold and I can’t wait to read what happens!



Check out Book 1 in Drew & Courtney's Duet!



Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the clichΓ©, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.
We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming. 

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**


Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors who share a love of ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘The Holiday’. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! Both authors are from Manhattan living the glamorous bachelorette life, or perhaps they’re just confusing themselves with an episode of Sex and the City. Either way, they’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!

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