Title: Checkmate: This is Reckless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: February 28
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.**
Review by: Gina
OMG!!! Where do I even begin?!?!?!? Kennedy Fox delivers a scorching hot, hilarious, throw-your-kindle, I-want-more, I-can't-handle-the-drama, absolutely amazing novel!
I loved the first duet, but I have to say this duet might just take over the top spot!. These two characters where spot on. It was hilarious to read with their banter and playfulness toward each other. Then on the opposite end, because of the history and the chemistry between Courtney and Drew this book was off the charts hot! It just made for the perfect combination!
The storyline was great! There was just enough angst to keep me on the edge of my seat. Then the drama with Mia...while it made me extremely frustrated for Courtney, it kept me wanting more! I was always waiting for her to pop up and to see what she would do next. I loved the friends to lovers part of the story. The anticipation of the first kiss between two people who have known each other for so long, kills me every time! It's like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
This book is a MUST READ! It is so amazing. The story is fantastic, the writing is fantastic. Everything is FANTASTIC! I can't wait to see what is in store next for Courtney and Drew!!!
Review by: Tatia
This series just keeps getting better and better. I've been looking forward to Courtney's story since I found out we were getting it. She's a little spitfire. I've always thought it would take a lot of man to be able to handle her. I think Drew is just the man for the job.
She's been pining after him for three years. He only sees her as his best friend and roommate. He has an on again off again girlfriend who knows how to play him. Courtney only wishes he could see what's right in front of him. Literally. Once Drew realizes just how much his girlfriend was controlling him and his emotions, he can finally see clearly. He finally sees what everyone else did all along. But now he's having these dreams. They're anything but innocent. And the star of them is his best friend.
All throughout Viola and Travis' story, I wanted Courtney and Drew to get together as well. I wanted him to see and look at her the way she has him for so long. I honestly thought that he would forever be blinded by the girlfriend that was in the picture. She had a tight hold on him, that's for sure. Once things start to heat up, I couldn't tear myself away from this story. I was eager to see how everything was going to play out. Kennedy Fox writes stories that I can't get enough of. I'm unable to put them down to do the simplest of tasks. Those are the ones that I love. I want to be so absorbed in a story that everything else disappears. Thats simple when the writing is this good. If you've loved the previous books in this series then you'll have to add Checkmate: This is Reckless to the list.
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!
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