Title: Checkmate: This is Reckless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: February 28
5 BLUEBERRY MUFFIN CROWNS
This is another book that I am truly struggling with how to articulate how much I love it, and I do! Every single, tiny, little nuance and facet of this book is simply delectable.
Drew and Courtney, as a couple and independently, are the reason I love this book so hard. Courtney is absolutely everything I love in a heroine. She is independent, adventurous, brimming with life, sweet, caring, fiercely protective of those she loves, and the best friend a person could have. Seriously, could watching Drew with another be anymore agonizing? I love her wit and her humor, and I love that she sticks it to “she, who shall not be named,” every single chance she gets. I just LOVE her. There is not one aspect of her character I didn’t adore, and I dare say I have a girl crush on Miss Courtney.
Just as equally amazing is Drew Fisher. Lord, oh, Lord, Drew Fisher, I wasn’t prepared for you. I wasn’t prepared for his dichotomous nature, with the sweetest words that had me swooning so hard I was a puddle on the floor and the dirtest words that had my blood heating up, flushing my skin, and let’s be honest, the sweet and the dirty gets me every time. He is so much more than a man of words, though, he is a man of action. With each act, look, touch, he shows how much he loves, and his endless dedication to those he cares for only serves to have readers fall more head over heels in love with him. And they will. There is no doubt in my mind that readers will absolutely fall in love with Drew.
This story! This story is just everything. Perfectly paced to allow the readers to connect with Drew and Courtney as friends, and then as more. Readers get to see Drew finally realize what has been in front of him, and we get to see the best relationship unfold– one where they are truly supportive, loving, adoring, and adventurous in all avenues of their life. They are the perfect example of what love should be like when you are in love with your best friend. But let’s talk about what makes a Kennedy Fox book a Kennedy Fox book, and it is that freaking cliffhanger, which always results in a book hangover. I thought I knew what is was going to be. I really thought I figured out the cliffhanger, and it was going to hurt. I knew that. But I was wrong, I was so incredibly wrong. You know what I wasn’t wrong about? How much it freaking hurt anyway. I don’t even know how it is going to play out, and I won’t know until April, but my heart is still breaking, breaking for all the ways this is going to destroy everything that was so good. Here is the thing, though, Kennedy Fox will make it right. They always do, and I,personally, cannot wait to see how Drew and Courtney’s story is going to end.
I truly didn’t think Travis and Viola would be topped. Met? Yes. But topped? No. Drew and Courtney did, though! With their humor, charm, and undeniable chemistry, these two have become a favorite couple of all time. Kennedy Fox absolutely nailed it, and I am team Drewtney all the way.
(Let’s not get crazy, though, I still freaking adore Travis and Viola! They are the King and Queen for crying out loud!)
(And Logan???? YES!!!)
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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!
Other Books By Kennedy Fox
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 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!