#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “This is Effortless” by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017


 My musings…

5 Soulmate CROWNS

It is completely effortless to love the Checkmate series.  Every character, every story line, every word written is entertaining, steamy, romantic, suspenseful, leaving readers sitting on the edge of their seats devouring each delectable word.

Lovers of Drew and Courtney from This is Reckless will only continue to love these two with the second novel in the duet.  Drew is still that man with a heart of gold and determined to protect Courtney at all costs.  He continually puts her happiness over his own, and readers will swoon over the vulnerability he exposes by wearing his heart on his sleeve. Courtney has a more difficult time in this book.  Her confidence in herself is shaken as result of the acts of others in this book, but in true Courtney fashion she won’t go down without fighting, which will only make readers love her more.  Every single time she stood back up, not allowing fear to control, will make readers stand up a cheer for this phenomenal heroine.

Drew and Courtney’s chemistry in This is Effortless also continues to be off the charts, inside and outside of the bedroom.  Readers will love their time together talking and hanging out just as much as they love the dirty and steamy times in the bedroom.

In true Kennedy Fox fashion, This is Effortless will have readers biting their nails in anticipation of how this story will develop.  Will this person get caught? Can Drew and Courtney stay together under the pressure? Will “She Who Shall Not Be Named” finally get what is coming to her?  Will Drew and Courtney get their HEA? These questions are all answered, and these authors expertly weave the romance and progression of their relationship with the suspenseful aspects of the story, making the atrocities committed by another character strengthen their relationship.  Oh, and that ending, that ending will have readers smiling from ear to ear.  It is the sweetest and most well-deserved ending for two of my favorite characters.

Kennedy Fox continues to establish themselves as one of my favorites authors, and with the conclusion of the second duet in the Checkmate series, they are firmly in the automatic one-click author. Their stories always suck me in for their romance, their heat, and their suspense.  I get lost in the world they create, truly providing me with an escape.

ARC receved in exchange for an honest review.


 


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?

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.**

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Teasers:


CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (BOOK 1)
*MUST READ THIS ONE FIRST

Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors 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?

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 cliché, 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.**

Get your copy of This is Reckless today!

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THE CHECKMATE DUET (TRAVIS & VIOLA)

 This is War Synopsis:

Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.

He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.

He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes.

And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable.

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are wasted on such an arrogant man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed.

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.

Checkmate.

This is Love Synopsis:

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Introducing the complete Travis & Viola saga in the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!
Checkmate: This is War & This is Love is an enemies to lovers romance that’ll have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next—but you’ll be begging to play the game with The King.
Game on.
***
Travis King is the worst kind of a$$hole with good looks and enough confidence to last two lifetimes.
Viola Fisher is a goodie two shoes know-it-all who prefers fictional love stories over her own.
The only thing they have in common is their mutual hatred for each other.

She’s had a secret crush on him since she was ten, but Travis has always made it very clear the feelings aren’t mutual. He’s cruel, crass and takes every opportunity to get under Viola’s skin. She’s smart, beautiful, and too good to be true. Hating him is her religion, but needing her is his.

Although Viola loathes his very existence, against her better judgment she let him into her bed. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make Travis want her even more and although she’s succumbed to his manwh*re ways, she’s determined to not let that change a thing.

Too bad he has other plans.

Viola’s always been off-limits, but Travis is determined to keep crossing that line. She can try to push him away, but he always gets what he wants and he’ll do anything to prove he’s done playing games.

Until then, they’ll play by their own rules to see who will win the biggest battle yet—love or hate?

Checkmate.

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

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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox 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 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!

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Happy reading,

3 Comments

  1. You write the most amazing reviews and I honestly couldn’t have written a better one for This is Effirtless if I tried! I really loved this book, but I gave it four stars. I can’t wait for the next duet! ❤️

    • OMG! Thank you so much! I’m excited for Logan and Kayla too, although I am a little more excited to see what they do when they leave the Checkmate world.

  2. Just got This is Reckless while it was on sale, I need to catch up on this series! I absolutely love these covers though! 😍

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