Checkmate: This is War by Kennedy Fox \\ Enemies-to-Lovers Tension at its Highest!

January 27, 2017 // Posted by Lisa in Reviews // 1 Comment

Checkmate: This is War by Kennedy Fox \\ Enemies-to-Lovers Tension at its Highest!Checkmate: This is War
by Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate #1
Release Date: September 18th 2016
Publisher: Self-Published/Indie
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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 a waste on such an egotistical 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 always 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.


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There are some friends that just GET you. When they recommend a book to you, you take that recommendation. You immediately download the book, already assured that you’re going to love it. That’s exactly what happened to me with This is War. A few of my faves over on bookstagram recommended this book to me, so without much thought I one-clicked and started reading. And, man, were they ever right! I was immediately hooked and devoured this baby in just a few days. (Which is actually really quick for me to finish a book.) I have to say though, daaaaaammmmmmmmmnnnnn, that cliffy was TORTURE! I need book two PRONTO!

Travis isn’t your typical bad boy, which is probably why I feel for him so hard. He’s actually a sweetheart stuck in a bad boy’s body, which just so happens to be my guilty pleasure. So, yeah… this book was totally made for me. 😉 Viola, on the other hand, is actually the kind of character I usually hate. The type that’s so angry and unwilling to listen to a single word, that she ends up over-reacting and making the wrong choices. I have to say though, Viola ended up really winning me over too. That girl REFUSED to let anyone insult her or bring her down. So even though she may not have made the best decisions at every step of the way, she really stuck up for herself when it was needed, and never became untrue to herself.

I must also mention how HAWT this story was!! Like, Kindle sizzling and hands sweaty, type of hot. I’m all for a steamy novel, though not when the steam overpowers the story. That was not the case at all with this story. There was the perfect amount of steamy scenes to keep this story interesting, sexy, and ultimately unputdownable!

I have no idea who the two minds are behind Kennedy Fox since they apparently want to remain nameless. But let me just say, I WILL be reading everything this duo decides to write. I hope to find out at some point who’s behind this adore name since I’m super noisy and the suspense is a bit torturous. But regardless, Kennedy Fox is a new auto-buy author for me! Time to download Checkmate: This is Love and see what happens next for these two sexy pals.



About Kennedy Fox

Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors 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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Have you started this series by Kennedy Fox? How do you feel about enemies-to-lovers stories? And most importantly… do you have any idea which two authors are behind this name????



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  • You’ve made me VERY curious about this one! It sounds like a fun romance read 🙂