Checkmate: This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox • RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW
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
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.
*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.**
I absolutely loved the suspense in this book! It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was just waiting to see what was going to happen next! And let me tell you, it was a complete surprise on how it all went down!
In true KennedyFox fashion, this book was packed full of many laugh out loud moments and many fan yourself it's that hot moments! These two authors know how to write addictive books! I flew through this book in one day! I didn't want to put it down. I really loved the story line! I thought it flowed really well and mixed in the drama and humor really well. I would have liked to have seen a different ending for Mia. I would have preferred her to suffer a little more....LOL.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was full of laughs and full of drama. This the the second book in the duet so This is Reckless should be read first. I thought the author did a great job on setting up the next duet in the series. I can't wait to see how that story goes!
Review by: Tatia
After the way This is Reckless ended, I was anxiously anticipating This is Effortless. Courtney and Drew have a love that can withstand the most stressful situations. Good thing since Drew has a nutcase for an ex. They've come so far in their relationship. This half of their story was anything but effortless though. Turn after turn, they're forced to try anything to feel safe, to get rid of the controlling and psychotic ex-girlfriend, Mia. She's unhinged and will stop at nothing. Nerves are fried, leg is bouncing, I was antsy as hell while reading this story. The angst, the questions, it all made for a story I couldn't put down. KennedyFox does it like no other. If you've read This is Reckless, get ready for the rest of Courtney and Drew's story.
CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (BOOK 1)*MUST READ THIS ONE FIRST
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!