Book Review: Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox


Title & Author: Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Series: A Checkmate Duet Series, #3

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Source: ARC via Author

Description: 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.


I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I’m doing this a bit out of order because I was lucky enough to get a ARC copy of the book. The previous books in this series reviews will be up soon.

First of all WOW. I am so in love with contemporary romance lately. I have no idea who Kennedy Fox is (I know its two amazing writers that’s for sure!) but they are rocking my world!

This book was all sorts of steamy and amazing! Finally we get to see more of Drew and Courtney and I. Love. It. Drew is Viola’s big brother and Courtney is Viola’s best friend. Talk about forbidden crush. I won’t give anything way because obviously they hook up from the premise but so much more goes on then imaginable. I love the atmosphere and tension in the writing, it gives it such a dramatic yet realistic feel. I was worried when reading the first book by Kennedy Fox that things might be… over the top in terms of drama but as the story progressed it all made sense. Courtney is definitely a character I can get behind. She is feisty and funny as hell and that darn smoldering Drew just about did me in. I can’t wait for the next book!

Fans of contemporary romance you will love this I promise!

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